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2015 sewing goals – with a linky party giveaway

(you may copy the image above and link to this page if you want!) Here are my top 5 things I want to achieve in my sewing next year… 1) Enter three items in the Quilt and Stitch Village Competition One of them will be the Bear quilt (big reveal Christmas Day, a peek above) but […]

How I aim to work the EU VAT thing plus free spreadsheet

I know some people are a bit confused by the mixed messages yet again being sent out by the EU and HMRC. I thought I’d share how I’m going to work it in the short term, as I’m sure in the long term it can’t sustain itself. I’ve had a think as I’m not going to […]

Francoise – part 1

May I introduce you to my new (almost finished) Francoise dress? The pattern is Francoise by Tilly and the Buttons, and I submitted it 10 minutes before the deadline for the competition last night. I am exhausted and I need to adjust the back. I also need an invisible zip foot and to redo the […]

Gigglish Allsorts

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the kids TV programme from the 90s. A bit of housekeeping. There’s three projects on the list to complete before Christmas and as of last night, that list is now two. I finished off this Sew Together bag so now I have two for gifting. My remaining […]

The one where Kerry accidentally buys two sewing machines

Background: Last weekend at the EMMQG meeting I intended to make a couple of stockings for the charity collection thing we were going to contribute to. Anyway I popped out Smelly, the smaller of my machines (Smokey being the Husqvarna), a machine that literally smells after a while of being used that was from either […]

Sew Mama Sew giveaway day

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** I was debating whether or not to participate this year, but since I plan to enter all the other giveaways out there, it’s only fair I offer something of my own. This prize consists of 10 fat eighths (ish?) of what I believe to be Liberty lawn. I recently acquired them in a […]

Better to give than to receive?

Not if you’re me, I got the best mini in the #IGminiswap, suckerrrrs! I’m dead chuffed with this, it was genuinely my favourite in #flossysgroup, if not overall (though I do have a hypothetical ‘highly commended’ list). I went back and looked at my contribution to the WIP images posted and I was pretty rubbish […]

I get to start something new!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this picture a few weekends ago… Well the design has been commissioned and the plan is a quilt that is 84″ square from 16 of these “Card Trick Reloaded” blocks. It’s going to be largely solids, but I have a nice new blade and I’ve […]

What thread for quilting?

For about the first year I was quilting, I was a bit unsure about thread choices when it came to actual free motion quilting. It was actually the scariest thing to figure out because I didn’t want to ruin my brand new quilt top. If I had multiple colours in a quilt, which was the […]

Brain taxation

I’m sure you’ve heard already, but there’s a bit of a problem come 1st January when it comes to our little businesses, VAT and selling digital patterns and other products within the EU. If this comes as a surprise, here is a very good blog article explaining it in layman’s terms. My main personal concerns […]