Escapee guild wall hanging sleeve tutorial

In order to complete your Escapee Guild challenge wall hanging, you do whatever what you fancy on the front. Please visit the original blog post which explains all the details if you haven’t heard about it before. Here are a couple of examples from the Spring 2017 challenge.             A […]

Two years in

Cake! Yes, that’s right! I’m celebrating two years of having the studio today. 2 years ago I got the keys for the studio, after what felt like a very long time, loads of work and a tonne and a half of stepping out of my comfort zone and up into that role of studio owner. […]

Jump to the inspiration

I get inspiration on a daily basis. I make sure I get inspired by exposing myself constantly to blogs and Instagram and Facebook posts from sewing/creative/artistic people and companies. That can be great, as I am always exposed to beautiful images and my head is full of ideas of things I would love to make. […]

Jenny Haynes’s sunflowers

On September 10th Jenny Haynes aka Pappersaxsten came to the studio to do a workshop on curved piecing; in particular her sunflower quilt. I’d spotted her version of the quilt on Instagram and loved it and since circles are my ‘thing’ this year, I just couldn’t help myself. Before I knew what I was doing, […]

Give-it-a-go – Teens sewing

Hi. That’s right. You read correctly! I’m being mega brave and letting ‘the teens’ in! Since I’m the mum to a girl who has been one for almost 5 years now, maybe my bravery level has increased. I’ve set up some dates in August to ‘test the waters’. I know that’s big holiday season but […]

Bag lady club

Do you love bags? In other words, have you got a wardrobe full of them; a bag for every occasion and more? Yet never feel like you have enough. I’ve got news for you. You’re a definite bag lady! After showing a photo of that oilcloth globe shopper bag on my Facebook page, I had […]

Screen-printing available on the NHS

Wow! Wouldn’t it be great if the title of this post was actually true?! But alas, I hate to disappoint you but I even doubt private cover will let you go to craft classes as part of their service, although don’t get me started on that political issue, as I truly believe crafting does have […]

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