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My new job

I’m thrilled to be working with Samantha on promoting the Patterns to Print website! For the next few months as I get ready to depart this isle, I’ll be working on social media, blogging, newsletters and public relations, increasing awareness of the site and how great it is…. Patterns to Print is a growing marketplace […]

Chipping off the blocks

I’ve made lots more log cabin blocks since I last showed my Scraptastic Tuesday progress (yes OK you may have seen my FAL post and that includes these from a greater distance). All of these in fact… I can make two in a morning before work on a good day, so that has been helpful. […]

Sunday Stashing

I’ve been destashing more than I’ve been buying- that’s progress right? Some recent purchases… More bears… Top two are from New Forest Fabrics from the Lewis and Irene Big Bear Little Bear collection. the bottom one is from Hello Friend by Abi Hall and was from Simply Solids. Some more Lewis and Irene from New […]

Q4- Goals for the last quarter in 2015’s Finish Along

Oh wow it’s the last quarter people! I only actually finished one thing last quarter (from the list anyway), but the threat of moving to Canada is getting ever closer so I need to make more of an effort because I want to start with a blank slate- and a new machine. Come Q1 of […]

Shine Bright: Preview Part V

Remember when I used to post progress on this quilt?! It’s been three months since my last update- oops. I’m happier with how this is going now, some of the measurements are hard and I actually had to recut a lot of the last round, even though it was dead simple piecing. I think I’m […]

Another carpet bag

I’ve made another Companion Carpet bag! I’m not sure which I am going to keep of my three yet! This is the big one- 12″ frame. It’s not lopsided like it looks in this photo Once again, the awesome pattern can be found HERE!

Just YouTube stuff, y’know?

Well this arrived in the post today…. Which¬†meant I might have done a few of these… Admittedly in the privacy of my office, not in the Eaton Centre… Normal sewing posts will resume soon. I’ve been working on something I shouldn’t really share yet but hopefully the emergency headlining foam has arrived today to finish […]

Getting my shop on

  I’ve made a bigger effort lately to actually sell some patterns of mine. The English Country Garden BOM is now available as a full set of instructions for the top and all blocks together and the individual blocks are now offline. It’s a whopping 85 pages and at the moment it’s a bargain at […]

A finish! Chandelier Quilt

It seems I’m in quilting mode! Here is my latest finish: Chandelier. The back is half of an eBay beige checked Next duvet cover, the quilting glorified straight line quilting because of tension issues yet again, and the design is for Popular Patchwork magazine- soon! I cannot stress just how useful it is to have […]

My Companion Carpet Bags

I’ve completed my first two Companion Carpet Bags as part of the sew along. It’s the first time needing a screwdriver when sewing (for undoing the screws on the hinge) and the first time using headlining foam as a stabiliser. I liked both of these things! Here’s the first one which has some Cotton & […]