Escapee guild creative challenge – need some hygge?

Are you an escapee in the making? Do you love sewing because it gives you ‘down time’? Does it let you be an escapee from the daily humdrum? Try this new, real escapee guild challenge to provide some hygge for yourself. This idea was presented to me last week and I loved it straight away. […]

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. […]

Is this my failure?

Last Monday I made a very difficult decision. I pulled out of the North West UK Modern Quilter’s guild. Had I been a failure? Thoughts had been brewing for a while and over the Christmas break, I tried to figure out ways to help the feeling of overwhelm. Running a business on your own is difficult. […]

8 is great – project quilting season 8

Project quilting season 8 is here. The first challenge is ‘8 is great’. And I’ve done it! This post will be linked to the challenge blog post and entered into the competition. It has been a challenge indeed with only a week to complete it. We were told on Sunday what the title was and […]

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. […]

A chemical quilt

This weekend, ‘him indoors’ and I had our 11 years anniversary. My life has totally turned around since meeting him and in a good way. Last year I bought the Anitagoodesign package called ‘Periodic table of quilting and embroidery’, as I wanted to have a quilt which symbolised our special tenth anniversary. Well, time came […]

Be still, I said!

On Friday, everything looked good. I finished sewing the Craftivist banner during hand-stitch Friday, with the hand stitched phrase; ‘be still a while, the energy created is marvellous’. I posted it on Instagram and on Facebook, sharing my happiness with it being finished, although it’s not a complicated intricate project or anything like that. I […]

My creative process

Well this is going to be interesting. I’m meant to be writing a post about my creative process and my sewjo has jacked up and left me recently. That dirty scoundrel has run off with inspiration and motivation and I bet they’re having a complete blast of a good time, without me! Brill! Now what?! […]

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 […]

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