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Archive | February, 2013

A morphing blog post – be warned!

Half term is over and Will was back at school today and I thought I’d share this non-sewing musing with you. “I never thought I’d look forward to school term times as much as I do, holidays are hard work” Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers all need looking after and constant entertaining which as we know is […]

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Half term

6 year olds need entertaining. So there is a lot of this…. photography and Lego and not a lot of this… abandoned sewing machine happening this week. ps. please excuse the crumpled sheet on Will’s bed. I admit I don’t iron them – there’re not usually seen! Sarah x

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A book review: The Stitch BIBLE

Today I bring you a book review with an abundance of photos. When I took Rachel’s Handstitched Class last summer, I realised I needed to refresh my basic hand-sewing/embroidery skills…how may times had I done chain stitch when I was younger and I cannot for the life of me remember how to now? Enter, The Stitch BIBLE by Kate […]

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Great block names..

…The Sound Wave and Magnum!  The Sound Wave Magnum My Skill Builder January blocks are done, Alyssa’s instructions were brilliant.  I’m so glad I starched all of my fabric, starching is still new to me but I’ve already got into the starching groove. Also, I’m so pleased I went to the trouble of ‘perfecting’ my scant 1/4″ seam (many […]

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A spanner in the works…

…after Tuesday’s post about my ‘starching’ escapade, I had grand plans for the rest of the week, but fate has intervened.  William has been off school with what the mums at the school gate are affectionately calling THE PLAGUE, yep there is a virus going round. And because he is a child that needs constant […]

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