Friday, 19 September 2014

Sewing magazine giveaway

OTTOBRE design has kindly given us the opportunity to promote two of their popular sewing magazines and we would like to do that in form of a giveaway.

All you need to do is send us an email with your choice of magazine and you will be entered into the prize draw.

We are giving away a total of three women's autumn/winter 2014 issues and three kid's autumn 2014 issues and the winners will be announced on Sunday, 28th September!


Ottobre design kid's issue 4/2014

Ottobre design women's issue 5/2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

It's all MINE

I have various bags that I use for demonstration purposes for my sewing workshops, but I didn't have one that I actually called "my own" - until today. It is a HUGE shopping bag made from lime green fake leather, lined with wipeable nylon and the base is lined with decovil for more stability.
Guess what I will be taking to Tesco next time? 


Sunday, 14 September 2014

New family member

This is Toffee, a 3 year old Abyssinian guinea pig, absolutely adorable. We picked her up from the cavy rescue today and she and Florence had a first encounter - without any rumblestrutting or fighting. They seem to get on fine, but before they're going in a cage together, we let them have a sniff at each other every night now for the next few days just to be sure they are ok together.



Sunday, 31 August 2014

Wedding photos

It doesn't happen very often these day that we attend a wedding, but I suppose that's down to just getting older, haha, and not having many friends and family that are not married already. Anyway, yesterday was an exception and we spent a lovely day at Paul and Emma's wedding at Forbes of Kingennie. The setting was absolutely beautiful and even the weather was playing along. Here are some impressions:

 










Monday, 25 August 2014

Skirt workshop

That's what Debbie and Kathleen made during the workshop:







Two lovely corduroy skirts, well done ladies!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Ottobre tunics

and another Quintia coat, ready to take to the Flower and Food Festival with me in a couple of weeks.





Friday, 15 August 2014

Some new items

My next craft fair, the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, is only three weeks away so I've started to make some new clothes:

Quintia coat, age 3-4

Hooded boys jacket, age 3-4
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