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Makower have come up with this delightful new range called ‘Walk in the Park’. The colours are beautiful soft tones of turquoise/grey/orange/yellow. I particularly like the park scenes… The dogs are fun too… And paws and bones…     Not forgetting some cute hearts…     So, what to make up? I wanted to include…

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Makower have a new design out called ‘Stitch in Time’. This is a wonderful set of subtle colours of pink/ turquoise/ grey. If you are of a certain age, these retro designs may bring back some memories of the 50s. These are a taste of this nostalgic time… Remember these irons?… And wooden cotton reels……

Mending

I showed you a couple of my jackets. I recently noticed quite some wear and tear on some of them. Not too strange when you take into account they were made in the early 2000s. It’s mainly the silk parts that are deteriorating, probably from laundering but also from simply wearing. Here you can see…

The great Cabin Adventure

I am getting ridiculously excited.   A long last we plan to turn our garden cabin into my sewing room, mostly because I have outgrown the small bedroom and space in there has shrunk.  Well, I say shrunk, but if truth be known I have had a bit of a spending spree on fabrics lately.   …

Half term on full steam!

A well earned half term flew by, but I ensured I worked my through my project list. I finally got lavender Lane block of the month into one piece. It all went wrong!, that sinking feeling set in several times when I realised I had sewn one section on upside down as seen in the…

Sampler Quilts

Sampler quilts are a great way to learn a lot of different techniques and still end up with something useful rather than a random collection of blocks stuffed in a drawer (or a folder with notes if you are truly organised). Over the years a great many books have been published about making sampler quilts…