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Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

I was recently sent some embroidery hoops from Groves Ltd by Milward and as soon as I saw the mini pink one I just knew it would be perfect to show off some of my new Heather Ross Trixie fabric. I mean how could I not, it is very cute! I thought it would be…… Continue reading Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not normally quite so patriotic in fact you have to go back to my Great-Grandmother to find my Irish roots, however I simply could not resist this oh so cute pattern from my favourite cross stitch designers The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I mean how could I not resist?? It has rainbows and kawaii clouds!…… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Square Love Quilt

I have been having great fun testing Lou Orth’s new pattern the Square Love Quilt. This is a perfect pattern for some fussy cutting and highlighting your favourite fabrics. Unusually for me it didn’t actually take me that long to decide on my fabrics. I started by picking what fabric I wanted to feature and…… Continue reading Square Love Quilt

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New Book: Thread Folk

Recently I have been poring over pictures of various types of hand-sewing like embroidery, Sashiko and Punch Needle embroidery (more about that one in another post!) As these searches often do they led me onto Amazon and all the lovely books available on these subjects. I do love a good book, it is nice to…… Continue reading New Book: Thread Folk

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Trixie Fabric

I have fallen in love hard with the new fabric line by Heather Ross called Trixie! I mean what is not to like? You have cute little mice, pretty florals and sweet little strawberries! Just perfect! I am normally quite hesitant to cut into fabric I love, I haven’t dared to cut into my Bluebirds…… Continue reading Trixie Fabric

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Zippered Basket Pouch

Last month I had the opportunity to try  Aneela Hoey’s new pattern the Zippered Basket Pouch. I posted about it on Instagram but realised I never actually shared it on here! I think I may have mentioned before but I love Aneela’s patterns! They are always so well written and well explained. Every time I…… Continue reading Zippered Basket Pouch

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Is it in the family?

Today I want to share with you something very special, and as it is International Women’s Day, I thought it would be a perfect time. I have fond memories of my Grandma H sewing, my sister and I were frequently given dresses handmade by her, she taught me to cross stitch at the age of…… Continue reading Is it in the family?