Sewing

Bills or blog?

I had a choice tonight – pay all my Dad’s bills (how can one little old man generate so many?) or blog my jacket. You are obviously thinking that I chose the blog over the bills – but you would be wrong, I have managed both. I have done this by neglecting a report that […]

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Archie, GCC, Sewing

Handmade button

Inspired by the chenille bag I made, I thought I might have a go at chenilling leather to make another button/magnet thing. As this was a proof of concept activity (mixing business and pleasure now!) I used the scrappiest bits of leather I could find – an old bag bought in an opshop, so a […]

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family sewing, GCC, Mark, Sewing, Tom

Sunday Sew-along

Much happiness today because Bridgette spent part of the day with me sewing a dress to take to Europe in two weeks (how many sleeps?). This was a bit of a stashbust. The front of the dress was some fabric that I bought on ebay – a retro print from Donna Wilder, a gorgeous soft […]

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GCC, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Stash or bust?

Soo… I was wondering what constitutes a stash and a stash bust. Is it a stash when it moves into the cupboard (as against being in a bag on the floor, or piled on the chair)? Is it when it is a week old? a month old? a year old?? Hmmm, no definitive answer methinks. […]

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Archie, GCC, Sewing

Not up to much!

It’s been a bit quiet in the sweatshop lately; I’ve been busy at work and on the home front. I did manage to buy Bridgette some lovely fabric in the Spotlight sale, but when I washed it the colours ran into the white. Disaster! I immediately used the Runaway stuff, but that took all the […]

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GCC, glamping, Sewing

Weekend and other stuff.

So… I was checking my messages on the blog and found one from “girlycamping”. When I had a look at her blog I see that last weekend was “International Glamping Weekend” – who knew?? How trendy are we? See For the Girly Girls…., and I love the image of glamping for girls! There is an official […]

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