Category Archives: Handmade

Christmas Jumpers

This week I have been forging ahead with my Christmas gifts and making jumpers for Christmas gifts. The first one is a Schnittchen patterns Catrin which I have made twice before and with which I have really struggled to get the … Continue reading

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Great Granny’s Skirt

When I first met OH way back in 1980 I also met his grandmother Gladys, who, as we became parents became known simply as Great Granny. She was born in 1900 so was elderly even when I first met her … Continue reading

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The Woollen trousers

Eldest daughter has a beloved pair of jeans, bought from a charity shop that are at the end of their life, the original fabric having worn through on the seat and crotch. She asked whether I had the skills to … Continue reading

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The winter coat

So, at the GBSB live show I bought too much fabric but some of it I just couldn’t resist. Take this wool/silk mix from Fabworks Mill with flecks of all my favourite colours. I fell in love with it as soon … Continue reading

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The best laid plans….

I usually have one day a week on which I am able to sew and I guard that day jealously, trying very hard not to let other tasks eat into my ‘me’ time. However over the last month I have … Continue reading

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Patchwork progress…

In February OH and I booked a long weekend in Cornwall for the summer, one of the objectives being for me to stop off for a visit to Truro Fabrics. I saved up for the visit and was pleased to get … Continue reading

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Waffle patterns Dropje vest

I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss this Dropje Vest pattern up ’til now . I love a sleeveless overlayer and this one has pockets AND a hood…AND…AND…It has gorgeous darts around the neckline. I have used a loose weave speckled silk … Continue reading

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