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January 5, 2020
AGF Giveaway Winner!

A huge thank you to everyone who entered my Art Gallery Fabrics giveaway to celebrate my 9 year blogiversary.     It was so lovely reading about all the favourite projects you have made this year!  What a creative bunch you are!   Over 760 of you entered across Facebook, Instagram and here!  But there […]

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December 30, 2019
Blogiversary Giveaway!

It was my 9 year blogiversary on 20th December!!  A huge thank you to everyone for sticking with me thus far and continuing to read my creative ramblings!   I'm a little late in launching my annual blogiversary giveaway this year, but it was a tad crazy around the 20th (hmmm, I wonder why!)   […]

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December 26, 2019
Juniper Baskets 2, 3, 4

Happy Boxing Day!   I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day with your loved ones, enjoying great food and timely rest and relaxtion.   Now that all my handmade presents have been gifted and opened, I can show you 3 more!   3 more Juniper baskets in fact!   You may remember my first […]

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December 22, 2019
Cork Pouches

I've recently gifted a selection of 'cork pouches'.   I love working with cork!  It goes with just about everything, comes in lots of different colours (including sparkly!) can be rotary cut, pieced, quilted, ironed (medium-cool heat setting) and is 3d friendly!  Did you know it's vegan too (though I don't recommend eating it!).   […]

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December 21, 2019
Two Robin Hoops!

Today I handed over 2 more pressies to my monthly breakfast buddies!     You may remember I ran my Robin Hoop Art workshop last month.  Robins are so iconic at this time of year and I thought these sketchy hoops would make the perfect handmade gifts for my craft-loving friends.     While the […]

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December 19, 2019
Strip Pieced Birthday Quilt

A very good friend of mine had a 'special' birthday this month, and last night I got to hand over the quilt I had made for her.     This is a strip pieced quilt, made in Amy Butler fabrics (mostly Soul Blossoms).     I love this type of piecing, and it's a great […]

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December 17, 2019
Folded Wreath Class Finishes

After classes finished last week I whisked off to England for a fabulous weekend with my girls!     All 3 of my girls currently live in England and it's so precious when we all get to be together.   That's the reason I'm only now getting around to posting about our class project finishes. […]

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December 12, 2019
Secret Santa Gifts

During our last week of classes we have adopted the tradition of 'Secret Santa'.   I love this fun tradition, seeing the variety of handmade and bought gifts, all for under £5!   6 weekly classes means I have 6 Secret Santa presents to either make or buy. This year I'm trying not to buy […]

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December 10, 2019
Tilda Juniper Basket

A special friend of mine had her birthday at the weekend, and this is what I made her.     This is my take on the Juniper Basket, by my uber talented quilty friend, Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade.     Svetlana's patterns are always so well written, and she includes 2 sizes for this cute […]

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December 6, 2019
New Class Project: Jan' 2020

Well it's hard to believe that we only have 1 more week of classes left for 2019!  Where on earth did that year go!!   I can't wait to show you the beautiful wreaths folks have been making as part of our (optional) class project this term.  They're stunning!   But before one term is […]

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December 1, 2019
Robin Hoop Art Workshop Finishes

Yesterday was our Robin Hoop Art Workshop, and what 'sketchy' fun we all had!!     Nine ladies spent a glorious Saturday getting in touch with their artistic side.     They built up their low volume backgrounds, a little matchstick quilting and lacey additions before bondawebbing their scrappy robins and starting the sketching fun! […]

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November 22, 2019
Plaited Wreath Tutorial

A big thank you to everyone for entering my 'Katha on Tweed' giveaway last week.   I announced the winner on Monday via Instagram, and was pleased to deliver the prize to local winner Jaele @a_million_paper_stars!   But don't worry if you missed out this time.  I'll be doing another giveaway at the end of […]

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November 13, 2019
French General Quilt Gift

Hi there, if you are looking for details of my giveaway you can find it here.   Since the summer I've been working on 3 quilts, getting them ready to gift later in the year.   Well the first has been completed and gifted and I can show you it here.       This […]

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November 9, 2019
Kantha on Tweed & Giveaway

If you read my last post, you will know that I've been making gifts for my #Threads Across the Sea quilting friends.   Here's what I made:     I love the organic nature of kantha stitching, an ancient form of Indian embroidery.  Originally used on saris, kantha now makes appearances on apparel, home furnishings […]

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November 8, 2019
Threads Across the Sea 2019

For the past few years, an annual tradition has started among 3 of my long time quilty friends and myself.     2 of us live in N.Ireland and the other 2 in England.  We try to meet up each year to sew, taking it in turns to meet on either side of the Irish […]

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November 3, 2019
Post Retreat Roundup

Sorry it has taken me so long to post about our first Quilting Retreat (last weekend).  I've had some very special visitors this week (which I'll tell you all about soon).   It's hard to believe that a week ago today we were heading home after a wonderful weekend of sewing, eating, fun and games! […]

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October 28, 2019
Soft Toys Finishes

Hi everyone, how are you all?   I have just had my first quilting retreat this past weekend, and what a weekend it was! I'll be writing a post on what we got up too soon!   But before that, last week saw the end of our season of soft toys in class!   Are […]

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October 18, 2019
Folded Double Wreath

We have one week left of our current block of classes before the half term break. Folks have been beavering away on their Soft Toys and Sock Monkeys - can't wait to show you our amazing menagerie! But looking ahead to our final block of classes of 2019, our optional class project will help to […]

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October 4, 2019
Sock Monkeys

This term in class we have been running a soft toys theme.  And in keeping with this theme, this week I have been demo-ing the hugely affectionate Sock Monkey!     This pattern is by Craft Passion and includes 3 sizes - Adult, Toddler & Baby!   You need one pair of socks to make […]

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September 19, 2019
Denim Boro Bag Finishes

Our studio in August looked a little bit like a jeans factory, as many pairs of jeans were massacred in the honourable pursuit of making my Boro Denim Bag pattern.     Repurposing projects are among my favourites, and it was exciting to see the ladies' bags grow in a very organic, non-prescriptive way.   […]

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