Why make your own clothes?

Learning to make your own clothes creates total freedom from struggling to find something that fits properly. It takes time and perseverance, but once you get there you can make any outfit. If you can imagine it, you can wear it.

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Butterflies of hope

Making a spectacular charity banner with a heap of donated fabric, eighty-eight creative children and a lot of love for a very special girl.

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A fresh start for 2019

After the Christmas festivities are over, I always get an overwhelming urge to have a clear out, a (premature) spring clean. This year was no different and I finally tackled my sewing space.

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Sewing workshops

In January this year I started running a series of sewing workshops at a lovely local venue Workshop & Play in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. They were so much fun.

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2017: Sewing, chronic pain and more sewing

Last January I wrote a blog post just after I'd had diagnostic surgery, where my local hospital failed to find the endometriosis that has been the suspected cause of the pain I'd been experiencing. That was a pretty bleak time.

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Homemade Christmas magic

For the last few weeks I've been busy sewing up some very festive makes for the small people in my life. Working with some beautiful fabrics and notions from Minerva Crafts, I'm so pleased with how they've turned out.

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A business adventure

I haven't blogged for a while, but it’s been a busy summer for me on the sewing front. At the beginning of the year I had this idea to digitise the children's wear sewing patterns I've designed and open a little Etsy shop selling the digital patterns.

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