One year on

I started blogging pretty much exactly 1 year ago today, and oh my how time goes by quickly. I thought I’d write a post to take stock of what I’ve achieved in my little sewing corner of the web.

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I keep a ‘Make library’ spreadsheet where I list everything I make (my longterm memory is shite – we call it Alzheimer light in my family), what pattern I used, where I got the fabric etc… And having reviewed it I’ve realised quite how much I’ve made in the past year Continue reading

Tutorial: detachable wrist pincushion

Who doesn’t need one? Last night I started looking into various online versions of wrist pincushions, and figured that if I add a bit of velcro here and there, I can make one that’s a little bit more versatile.

Here is the result. Basically, you can either use it as is, on your wrist OR remove the actual pin cushion and use it on it’s own. But I’m pretty sure you got that part.

Detachable-pin-cushion-tutorialBecause the sheer brilliance of this little innovation went to my head slightly (obviously this has been done before!), I thought I’d put together a small tutorial on how to make one. So here we go. Continue reading

#Linden swap – the results

Happy belated Valentines day guys! Dan and I usually blow off Valentines day as the consumerist “tradition” that it is, but yesterday we decided to go all out and shared a significant amount of Prosecco and store bought pizza on the sofa watching Horrible Bosses. A very fancy and excellent evening.

I’m just writing to say thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Linden Swap that Carrie and I got going. I can’t take too much credit as Carrie’s the one who took responsibility of the logistics, pairing people up etc. Check out her blog for a round up of some of the Linden makers who took part. Can’t get over what an amazingly versatile pattern this is.

Here’s the one I made for Carrie. I’m glad I contributed something warm considering the crazy snow weather they’ve been having!

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I made jeans! For someone who never thought this day would come, I’m really excited and pleased with the outcome. I would call the result a really wearable muslin. God knows I made lot’s of mistakes, and the fit is a liiiiittle bit mumsy, but I don’t care. I MADE JEANS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

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#LindenSwap

Calling all sewers! Just in case this hasn’t come across you on your Instagram feed, or blog feed via Oh She Dabbles post yesterday, here you go again! Carrie and I have decided to do a Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt surprise swap, where we make and post each other versions of the sweatshirt. Last year, we did a Sew Bossy swap, which was so much fun, so we thought we’d do something similar again.

The #lindenswap is simple – you just pair up with someone (if you can’t find a partner, send Carrie an email), share any fabric preferences, sizing etc, and swap! If you finish by Valentines day, share your make by using the tag #lindenswap on Instagram, and Carrie will do a round-up on her blog of all our pretty makes!

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