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Sewing for Beginners: Simple Projects to Get Started With

Sewing for Beginners: Simple Projects to Get Started With

In my Sewing for Beginners series, I’ve already discussed what tools you need, and where to buy fabric. This is all well and good, but what do you actually make when you are a beginner? I’ve said before that I truly believe anyone can learn to sew; some of us will take to it more easily than others, but essentially using a sewing machine is no different to learning how to drive a car, or operate the washing machine. The key to getting the hang of it is picking the right project to start with; something simple enough to complete...

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The 100-Day Project: Challenge Complete!

The 100-Day Project: Challenge Complete!

Back in July, I announced that I’d decided to have a go at my own 100 Day Project, with the intention of creating a piece of original hand-lettering each day. There were a number of reasons for having a go at the project; one of the main ones was that I felt I was starting to lack inspiration for my Instagram feed, and some days I was struggling for ideas of what to post. Secondly, I really wanted to develop my hand-lettering skills, and I liked the idea of being able to do so digitally. Finally, it would be an...

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Sewing for Beginners: Where to Purchase Fabric

Sewing for Beginners: Where to Purchase Fabric

The next instalment of my Sewing for Beginners series is all about buying fabric! Purchasing fabric can be one of the most exciting parts of a sewing project, but also the most stressful! If like me you don’t have many fabric shops nearby, you have two options: travel far and wide, or buy online. Nothing quite beats the excitement of walking into a fabric shop, filled to the brim with gorgeous material just waiting to be made into something beautiful. If you do want to buy in-person, but don’t have any stores close by, I’d really recommend attending a show...

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Behind the Scenes: Nursery Tour

Behind the Scenes: Nursery Tour

Cot: Ikea, Cloud Sleeping Bag: Mama Designs, Guitar Cushion: Made.com It feels like this post is well overdue, as I’ve been talking about the Nursery for ages now. It’s very much been a labour of love, and out of all the rooms in our house, this is probably the one which we have put the most thought into. When I discovered I was pregnant, I tried to avoid looking at anything nursery-related until at least our 12 week scan as I didn’t want to get my hopes up too early. However, when I saw a nursery featured in Homestyle magazine,...

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Creative Chats: Geo Heaven

Creative Chats: Geo Heaven

Photo courtesy of Sarah Empson/Geo Heaven Next up in my series of Creative Chats is Sarah of Geo Heaven, an amazing independent maker that I had the pleasure of meeting at Blogtacular earlier this year. I’ve actually followed Geo Heaven on Instagram for a while, but it’s just not the same as meeting someone in person! Sarah makes the most incredible 3D jewellery as well as some amazing pin badges.   So, read on to find out more about Sarah, how she came up with the idea for her business, and how she runs it alongside a full-time job. So...

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