Author: Lyn Butler

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It’s feeling Autumnal and that means it’s a good time to start the Christmas makes. This is a fun make, and you can get the kiddies involved too…. These little mice have been popular and if you fill them with some cloves and pop on a warm radiator you will get a wonderful Christmas aroma…pattern…

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As our beautiful summer comes to an end, my thoughts turned to chilly nights and cozying up by the fire. Some one posted a beautiful panel on UKQU Facebook, and thinking this would make a quick quilt I quickly researched where to purchase and was lucky to find one. As you can see it unsurprisingly…

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I was very happy to be given the opportunity to review some Gutermann threads which eventually arrived in a neat pack of 10 premium quality cotton in some lovely colours. I was working on a rainbow theme project at the time of arrival so perfect timing to use them.The different colours were perfect to sample…

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We’ve had our Ercol dining room table and chairs for over 50 years and thought it needed a ‘service’. I left school at 15 ( yep I’m that old!) and went straight into work at Ercol Furniture in the accounts department. Six years later I was still working there when I got married. It was…

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A few months ago I decided to join the UKQU Mini Swap 2019, this was my 3rd mini swap. Not only is this great fun with all the ‘stalking’ but it pushes you into making something very special for your swappee. After joining we are eventually put into groups headed by a swap Mamma who…

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Last year my friend bought me some Cloggies for my birthday and I loved them. When I opened them and tried them on, I was very surprised to find how comfy and roomy they were…but hang on…one was roomier than the other! We soon realised that my lovely friend had picked up two different sizes.…

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Many years ago I organised a sew day for our W.I. group. I arranged a room in our local pub and organised a pub lunch. About 15 ladies turned up and we had great fun making these lovely boxes…and of course enjoyed the delicious  lunch. Everyone finished their gorgeous boxes to take home that day.…

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A few years ago I had the opportunity to have some curtain fabric sample books. I managed,with some difficulty, to remove all the sticky back, and stored them, colourways, in a few boxes and there they stayed for a few years. My daughter was getting rid of a tub chair and asked me if I…

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Many, many years ago hubby bought me a lovely sewing box. Overtime it began to look a bit tired and dare I say, a little dated. I had an idea, so checked to see if I could remove the tapestry fabric easily. Yes, no problem. Next, it needed a lick of Annie Sloan paint. We…

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We had an odd dining room chair, so I gave it a lick of chalk paint and covered it in new fabric… Over time it got a bit grubby and Hubby didn’t need it anymore in his ‘play room’ so I gave it a new lease of life with a patched block for my sewing…

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A while back this lovely home crafted fairisle waistcoat took my eye in a local charity shop…do you see cats or swans? I took it home, but it didn’t suit, so it hung in the wardrobe…until now. I decided to make something from it…I removed the buttons and stitched the edges together. I then cut…

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Quilts for Care Leavers needed some Morsbags to pop their quilts in to be gifted. So when I saw this huge pair of curtains in the local charity shop for £4, I couldn’t resist. I quickly checked on group info for size needed and did a quick reckie…yep..enough for eight bags. So after a quick…