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Painted fabric banner

23 July 2015 /

Fabric banners are everywhere – they pop up in my Instagram feed all the time and I’ve wanted to have a go at making one for ages.

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Craft organisation

12 July 2015 /

A little while back, I wrote a little post about us starting to declutter and generally get things organised at home.

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Sewing machine bag

06 June 2015 /

A little while back I made a cover for my sewing machine (click here to see that post) and it has been brilliant for keeping my machine super clean! But because I don’t have a craft room, I have to move it around. A lot. It would be helpful to do this without having to…

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Simplicity blogger challenge

28 May 2015 /

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on my dress for the Simplicity blogger challenge – and (with only a couple of days to spare) I have finished. Phew! When I heard about the challenge I knew I’d have to give it a go, and had an idea of what I wanted to do…

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Geometric painted roll-up blinds

02 May 2015 /

When we planned our new kitchen, we knew that it would be a lovely light, bright space. Now that we’re well in to spring and the days are sunnier and longer, we’re really feeling the benefit of this! We knew that we’d have to get some blinds for the windows, and found one for the front one…

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Fabric covered exercise books

01 May 2015 /

It’s National Stationery Week this week, and I thought I’d make a little project to celebrate (as a bonus post for today – yay!). These fabric covered exercise books take no time at all to make and are great for fabric stash busting! I’ve used mini notebook-sized ones here, but any size notebook with a…

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Vintage sewing treasures

24 April 2015 /

Tom’s Nanna recently passed on a box of vintage sewing treasures to me, and I had to let you see them! I was so excited to discover what was inside… I love anything vintage but especially sewing things. They always make me wonder who used them and where they came from. I don’t actually know…

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Filofax inserts

20 April 2015 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1429462831161{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]About a year ago, I decided to have a revamp of my Filofax inserts and wrote a little tutorial for my other crafty project, Less Grafting More Crafting. I fancied having a change with the inserts recently and thought it would be good to freshen everything up (including the tutorial), which was…

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Liberty patchwork drawstring bag

07 April 2015 /

I love love love Liberty fabric, and wanted to use my charm pack to make something that I could use all the time. I’ve been doing a lot of hand stitching recently and decided that it would be useful to have something to keep a project all together, so my Liberty patchwork drawstring bag is just perfect!…

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Another patchwork baby quilt

18 March 2015 /

I have recently made another patchwork baby quilt for one of our dear friends who has just had her first baby. This baby is a miracle really, especially after she was told in 2013 that she would never be able to have children – it was the most wonderful news when she told us! I obviously…

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Foldaway shopping bag tutorial

13 March 2015 /

A little while back, I saw a tweet from the Craft Cotton Co. asking for sewing bloggers who would be interested in working with them to create some free sewing tutorials for their new blog. I obviously jumped at the chance! I had a think about potential projects and decided to make a foldaway shopping…

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Fabric stash inventory

27 February 2015 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1425052949469{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]This project and post was inspired by one of my lovely blog readers, Jennie! We met last summer at Harrogate station (on our way home from the Great Northern Quilt Show) and we have been in touch since then via my blog and social media. One of Jennie’s resolutions this year is…

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Felt brooches

20 February 2015 /

In case you missed my post, I have been featured in issue 47 of Craftseller magazine as their Blogger of the Month – yay! I am super excited about this (as if you hadn’t guessed!), especially as I was asked to design a copyright-free tutorial for their website. The design that appears there is a…

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My first solo magazine feature

13 February 2015 /

I’m super excited that I can now tell you about one of my top-secret projects that I was working on a couple of months ago – I have been featured as ‘Blogger of the Month’ in this month’s Craftseller magazine! Hooray! This is SO exciting for me as it’s my first solo magazine feature, so…

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Fabric drawer inserts

28 January 2015 /

Ok, so there’s still time to get a few things organised in January for the year ahead (well, just about!), and one thing that I’m never very organised with is my drawers. They are kind of like Monica’s closet on Friends, in that I generally just shove stuff in them but I’m then appalled by…

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DIY iPhone cover

19 January 2015 /

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6 and this gave me a good excuse to get out my sewing stuff and design a cover for it! I bought a plastic one too but I really don’t want to scratch the screen or anything, so a fabric case/pouch is perfect for protecting it whilst it’s in…

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Sewing machine review: Janome Sewist 525S

12 January 2015 /

I bought my Janome 525S last year and have been so happy with it. I have wanted to review it for you for a long time, and now that I have tried and tested quite a lot of the functions I feel like I’m in a much better position to do it! I was hoping to get…

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Fabric covered magazine files

09 January 2015 /

It’s that time of year where I like to get organised for the year, although it is a little more tricky this year given that our house is completely upside down with the building work! But I’m trying to sort things out where I can, and decided that I needed a little bit more storage…

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A handmade Christmas

30 December 2014 /

Christmas is a pretty busy time for crafters, and this year has been no exception for me – it’s definitely a handmade Christmas in our house!

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Christmas bauble garland

19 December 2014 /

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and although we’re not having a tree this year (on account of our fridge freezer and washing machine camping out in our living room) we have put up a couple of things to try and bit a little bit festive! I had my eye on these gorgeous…

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Felt Christmas wreath

23 November 2014 /

Christmas crafting is in full swing of many of us now, which means that I can’t actually share most of the things I’m working on with you at the moment! However, I was recently invited to take part in a competition to design a Christmas wreath as part of the Direct Blinds ‘Deck Your Doors’…

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Tweed waistcoat

09 November 2014 /

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=”” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1471180435886{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]It has been a long time since I made a waistcoat – the last time was over a year and a half ago when I was making our wedding waistcoats, and I made 6 in total! It seemed like a long enough period of time to be…

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Owl pumpkin | Hello! Hooray!

Owl pumpkin

28 October 2014 /

Halloween is just a couple of days away, but if you haven’t got your pumpkin sorted yet, don’t worry! I spotted this really cool owl pumpkin template on the Hobbycraft blog and knew that I would have to give it a go. I usually go for super smiley pumpkins and thought this would be something…

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Colouricious stamps small square blocks | Hello! Hooray!

Colouricious stamps

27 October 2014 /

When I visited The Great Northern Quilt Show earlier this year, there were so many amazing stalls – it really was like Christmas had come early! One of my favourites by far was Colouricious, and they had the most beautiful hand carved wooden stamps. I bought a few Colouricious stamps (and it took a while…

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