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Zakka Wool Applique Book Tour

I have had the huge honour and pleasure to be joining the super talented Minki Kim on the tour of her newest book  – Zakka Wool Applique.I love all of Minki’s books, of which this is the 4th, however this one is super special. It features one of my favourite things to do, hand sewing.…… Continue reading Zakka Wool Applique Book Tour

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Stitch and Go Case – Tester Versions

Just over a week ago I released my first pattern and today I would like to share the versions my wonderful testers have made for me. I was blown away when pictures started to come through, it was so exciting to see a pattern that I had designed being made into actual items! Such a…… Continue reading Stitch and Go Case – Tester Versions

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Stitch and Go Case – New Pattern Release!

I’m so excited today to be sharing with you my first pattern – The Stitch and Go Case. As you know I’m a keen cross stitcher, and especially a fan of an SAL (sew-along). I wanted something that held all I needed that I could just grab and take with me. It needed to hold…… Continue reading Stitch and Go Case – New Pattern Release!

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Happy Monday

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I didn’t get around to posting a Friday Favourites  last week so instead I thought I’d do a mini check in today. As is expected with this time year things are getting busier and busier. Christmas aside we have been looking at schools for Mabel (just can’t…… Continue reading Happy Monday

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Friday Favourites #3

Today’s favourites are all about those little details 💗 Taking something from great to extraordinary! Adding little details is one of my favourite things to do and these makers have really inspired me, and I think they will inspire you too! Lisa of Rose Garden Patchwork has created the cutest bag charm ever! It adds an…… Continue reading Friday Favourites #3

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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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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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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?

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My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

With the Stitch and Sew SAL just around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite embroidery supplies. As with anything it makes it a lot easier to learn and to practice if you have the right supplies. Fabric My favourite fabric for embroidery is linen, in particular Essex linen by…… Continue reading My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

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Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)

  I am excited to tell you I am hosting my first SAL (Sew-along), and your are all invited! Theme: Aneela Hoey’s new book Stitch and Sew When: Thursday 1st November – Friday 30th November What’s involved?: The aim of this sew along is to have fun, gain confidence and new skills in embroidery and…… Continue reading Stitch and Sew SAL (Sew-along)