Category Archives: Fabric

CHSI2017

CHSI2017

Mild Monday saw me catching the 7.19am train from Wakefield to the NEC, Birmingham. Stuffed full with important looking business people all tap, tap, tapping away on their lap tops, I sat amongst them with my crochet.img_6440
I arrived nice and early and had a quick look around this largest of craft trade fairs, until the allotted time of 10.45am when us craft bloggers were to congregate for our ‘blogger’s breakfast’.
And what a breakfast. We heard that breakfast for 60 had been delivered in lieu of the ordered breakfast for 30!


I sat next to Julie of sumoftheirstories. Previously unacquainted, we had been following each other on instagram. It’s always lovely to add a voice to the blog. Read the rest of this entry

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Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up

Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up

I had been looking forward to the Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up in Dewsbury for ages. Especially as I was unable to attend the last one.

Ali from Thimberlina had organised this very successful event and herded us around Dewsbury for the day.

Of course I wore my new Coco.

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It was definitely weird to meet and chat to ladies you’ve only ever seen on the screen. On a screen people seem only 2D. It was like seeing the stars of our blogging world come to life! It was so good to find out that the ladies were exactly the same as they came across on their blogs.

In all 19 of us met for coffee and chats in a cafe in Dewsbury before venturing out into the latest storm to pass over the British Isles.  Read the rest of this entry

Fab staff at Fabworks

Fab staff at Fabworks

Look what I’ve got! More black and white knit!


I made a quick mercy dash ( listen to me, it’s only fabric!) into the shop during the week. A quick look around left my hopes dashed. I had but minutes to spare but one of the Fabworks ladies came to my rescue.  Read the rest of this entry

Coco

Coco

Yay! So yesterday I actually sat at my machine and started a Coco. Am I the last, in sewing circles, to have made a Coco? There are lots and lots of examples on this on Tilly’s Pinterest board.

Well, to be precise, I have not made a Coco, just started one.

But my first achievement, one I have been putting off for soooo long, was to re thread my overlocker with black thread. A successful task which actually took me minutes. So why had I procrastinated about this for weeks?

This is my material. I had picked it up at Fabworks, Dewsbury, last November.img_2665

And you can see the reverse of it here.  Read the rest of this entry

Testing, testing

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Testing, testing

Just before we went away I had a lovely time pattern testing a mostly hand sewn fabric keepsake box.

When Lynn from her Tialys blog requested pattern testers I was only too happy to oblige. A free insight into making these gorgeous boxes? There was no decision to be made.

So armed with card, fabric and glue I set to work in the garden.


Making up the individual pieces was a lovely project to do in the garden. Read the rest of this entry

ATC received

Look what came through my letter box a couple of days ago!

Amazing fabric ATC

Amazing fabric ATC

It quite puts my latest ATC (artistic trading card for the swap organised by Ali of VeryBerryHandmade) to shame and has given me the impetus to produce something really special next time. Read the rest of this entry

OMG It’s Christmas!

OMG It’s Christmas!

Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year.

So many planned projects will remain just images on my Christmas Pinterest board.

I have, however, made these lovely Christmas baubles!Christmas fabric baubles tutorial

Made up from this gorgeous cotton lawn sent to me by the lovely people of Minerva crafts, along with some medium weight fusible fleece. Read the rest of this entry