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A special child needs a special present – here’s an idea for a personalised and unusual gift which will be useful for years. This card hanger can string along a wall, or over a door, and because an alphabet is included, you can add any name you want. A video course is now available, showing…

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Do you like to decorate your home for Christmas?  Each year we look for something different to decorate. How about making an unusual project which also has a practical use – it holds Christmas cards! This short video shows how it is used (give it a few seconds to get started – this was one…

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With lockdown easing more and more every week (unless you’re in Leicester) and many taking the opportunity to meet up outside to limit the risk of Covid 19 spreading, the sale of gazebos has reached an all-time high. To make the gazebos slightly more fun to be in when the rain is pelting down, and…

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  Beautiful Fat Quarters  During the recent UKQU Bloggerati retreat we were given a goodie bag and inside there was a lovely fat quarter pack donated by the wonderful Craft Cotton Co. These were in gorgeous purples and mauves with splashes of reds in some. In December my sisters grandchildren have birthdays and last year…

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Day two dawned early and it was chilly outside, but no one at the Bloggerati Retreat was bothered about the weather.   All the workstations were set up and manned from early doors.     The joy of it all was being able to stumble down to a full english breakfast without a worry of who would be…

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Something a little different from me this month, with posts about Christmas makes becoming the norm, I thought it would be nice to show off a Halloween make. I enjoy machine embroidery and I enjoy playing and digitising my own designs as well. I started with a 4 inch square embroidery area machine and soon…

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With Summer sending us tempting samples of Sunshine, I thought I’d share with you all some Simple Bunting to make for your garden, summerhouse, walls, wherever you fancy really. All you need is some surplus fabrics and some string/cord/ribbon to attach them to.  A pair of scissor and sewing machine or needle and thread to…

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APPLIQUÉ The technique of applying one or more fabrics to a background with hand or machine stitching. Always use a thread to match the colour of the shape to be appliquéd. Hand appliqué Also known as needle turn appliqué. The appliqué pattern can be traced onto the background fabric or an overlay method can be…