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    Sewing With Scuba Fabric – My Coco Dress

    I chose pretty gingham Sewing with Scuba fabric. I love trying out new fabrics and especially fabrics that have different characteristics and qualities. So, when I chose this pretty gingham Scuba from Minerva I was so looking forward to working with it. Never having sewn with it before I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I only knew that it was…

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    Ida Blouse – Lady McElroy – Queen of Heaven

    My Beautiful ‘Queen of Heaven’ – Ida Blouse So, I am into my second year into my handmade wardrobe journey and I am loving every second of dressmaking.  I am so enjoying working with different fabrics and trying out new patterns. And Lady McElroy from Felicity Fabrics is no exception! I am an old-fashioned girl at heart and love the…

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    Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart

    Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart When you first start out in this wonderful hobby of crochet you may not realise that there is a U.K terminology and U.S terminology when it comes to the crochet stitches. It may seem strange because the stitches are exactly the same but have different names. I mean as if learning crochet wasn’t enough, you have…

  • WOW Fabrics – Blogger Network

    I was so thrilled to be invited to join the new blogger network for WOW Fabrics. I was personally recommended to join the WOW Fabrics blogger network team and did not hesitate to accept. I am also an affiliate member which means I earn a small commission if you choose to buy any of their fabrics! WOW Fabrics are based…

  • Pretty Buttons and Happy Memories

    I loved playing with my Nana’s old button tin Pretty buttons and happy memories. These are one and the same for me. I have always loved buttons since I was a child. I remember fondly playing with my Nana’s old button tin when I used to visit her and my grandad. Its the first thing I did after I said…

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    Sew A Raggy Fabric Brooch Tutorial

    In this easy step by step sewing tutorial, I show you how to sew a raggy fabric brooch. Make this pretty shabby chic vintage style fabric raggy brooch using your leftover scraps. My latest creation, it really is quite simple to make and you can use all your scraps of fabric or even upcycle your old clothes or even use…

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    Sew A Patch Pocket Tutorial

    In this easy step by step tutorial I show you how to use up all your scrap fabrics and recycle them into pretty fabric that you can then make into other projects. I will be making a patch pocket in this tutorial but the process is the same for other size projects …. it really is quite simple to do…

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    How To Block Your Crochet Tutorial

    In this easy step by step tutorial I show you how to block your crochet projects so that they have the perfect finished result. I have two trusted methods, by steam and by water. I always think it’s best to block your crochet work as it gives it that professional result ….. it really is quite simple to do and…

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    Crochet Hook Types – Metal, Wood, Plastic or Bamboo?

    When I first started to learn to crochet many years ago I didn’t know there was a choice of crochet hook types to choose from. I just assumed there was only the metal type. Purely because my hooks that I had were handed down to me from my Nana and they were the metal type. I happily used these hooks…

  • The Betty Blouse – Easy Sewing Pattern Review

    What is the Betty Blouse you may ask? The Betty Blouse Sewing Pattern is a fabulous blouse sewing pattern by Simply Sewing Magazine. Ideal for beginner dressmakers and also just a lovely easy sewing project. It was published in The Simply Sewing Magazine, Issue 19, 2016 which included 2 free patterns, The Olivia Dress and The Betty Blouse. I received…