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Gingerbread House Patchwork Blocks

I had so much fun getting into some Christmas spirit testing this new pattern by Nadra of Ellis and Higgs,Β she has just released a whole new collection of Christmas themed blocks perfect for the holiday season. As with all her patterns they come in two sizes a 6″ and 12″ block and are well written…… Continue reading Gingerbread House Patchwork Blocks

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Halloween..

I am trying hard to embrace Halloween but (and I may surprise a few folks here) I actually hate it. I want to lock my door and hide away from everyone! The whole walk past the houses without a pumpkin seems to get ignored where I live and last year we were still getting callers…… Continue reading Halloween..

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Sarah Jane Fabric Swap

I recently took part in a fun swap with fellow fans of fabric designer Sarah Jane. I am often reluctant to take part in swaps, I always worry that I don’t do enough “extras” and if the recipient will like what I have made. It is all very well making something that has been requested…… Continue reading Sarah Jane Fabric Swap

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How I got on with fusible batting

My short answer, never ever, ever again! Let me explain…warning, it’s a long one. You might want to grab a cuppa! I have talked on here before about my fear of quilting. Like a lot of quilters I relish the thrill of a new project, the pulling of crisp new fabrics and sewing together what…… Continue reading How I got on with fusible batting

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Cracking the WIP!

There was a time when I was really good at starting a project and seeing it through to the finish, that was before I discovered Instagram and Pinterest. Imagine that… a life before Instagram! Then things started to change, I was surrounded by inspiration and a constant flurry of Sew-Alongs and Quilt-Alongs that just looked…… Continue reading Cracking the WIP!

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Dorothy’s Journey – Dresden Cushion

Today is my stop on the Dorothy’s Journey Blog Tour for Riley Blake Designs! When I think of the Wizard of Oz apart from friendship and fun songs I think of Dorothy’s desperation to get home, uttering those famous lines “There’s No Place Like Home”. Being a real homebird myself I can really relate to…… Continue reading Dorothy’s Journey – Dresden Cushion

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July Round-Up

You can tell summer is well and truly here because there has not been much sewing getting done. However I haven’t been completely inactive, I try and squeeze some sewing time anywhere I can, even if it’s a just a few minutes while breakfast is being eaten so I do have a couple of little…… Continue reading July Round-Up