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A Tiny Break from Sewing: Flowers Everywhere

A few weeks ago I got notice that my application to sell my swarovskii encrusted hairflowers at Hebden Bridge burlesque Festival. So the last few weeks have been a non stop sticking shop. I'll be at the Bazaar on Saturday 2nd May with a huge array of pretty sparkly flowers, so if you're going please… Continue reading A Tiny Break from Sewing: Flowers Everywhere

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Decoupage Jewellery Making with the Ministry of Craft

Last weekend I made my way into town for a decoupage jewellery making class with the Ministry of Craft. This is the first course of theirs that I have taken, I have been aware of them for a while and finding myself at a loose end this weekend as Timbo was away with work, I… Continue reading Decoupage Jewellery Making with the Ministry of Craft

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Crafters Take Note: Lucky Dip Club

This month I received my first Lucky Dip Club box. I’m not new to monthly box subscriptions, I’ve subscribed to a certain beauty box for around two years until recently when it lost its shine and I was overloaded by creams and perfume samples. And fake tan. For me. The quintessential English rose. The lovely… Continue reading Crafters Take Note: Lucky Dip Club

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Hairflowers made and for sale!

If you follow me on Instagram or facebook you may have noticed I’ve been making hair flowers to sell. Today I finally finished taking shots, editing them and setting up my Etsy store. Each high quality hairflower is encrusted with Swarovski and Preciosa crystals in complimentary colours and fixes to your hair with a crocodile… Continue reading Hairflowers made and for sale!

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The National Vintage Awards

This is a little late in coming I know but I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. As you know (If you follow me on Twitter) I didn’t win BUT I was so happy and proud of myself for getting through to the finals alongside… Continue reading The National Vintage Awards

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The National Vintage Awards: I’m a Finalist!

  In all of my excitement, sewing every god given hour and running off to Vegas I think I may have forgotten to post that I am a a finalist in the blog category for the National Vintage Awards. I would like to say an absolutely HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for me… Continue reading The National Vintage Awards: I’m a Finalist!

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Sew-Inspiring: My Nana Turns 90

I do believe I have mentioned my Nana before but I really feel like she deserves to be mentioned a little more. My Nana turned 90 at the weekend and we went up to Sunderland for a gathering at her house to celebrate together, it was quite the turn out, with many of us sitting… Continue reading Sew-Inspiring: My Nana Turns 90

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The Wardrobe Architect: Week 4

This week I feel the real fun started. We took our answers from week 3 and started to pull them together to create silhouettes. I used Polyvore as suggested and pinned my creations onto my core style board on Pinterest. I have to say I'm pretty happy with what I came up with. Having something… Continue reading The Wardrobe Architect: Week 4

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The Wardrobe Architect: Week 3

This week the focus is on shape. Shape of the garment, not the shape of you and how this makes you feel. The main elements being: Ease (tight or loose) Length Neckline Waistline position Sleeve length Fullness We were asked to fill in a worksheet which was in a matrix form listing shapes comparable to… Continue reading The Wardrobe Architect: Week 3