Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sewing for the spawners

This Christmas I decided to go high-stakes and make presents for the people that spawned me. Now, they’re an appreciative audience, and I’ve already received plaudits for previous crafted gifts that drew heavily on toilet rolls and pritt stick. But … Continue reading

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Santa Claus and the Sewing Handbook

Because this year I was a very good girl (apart from staging my own death for the insurance pay-out – why do you think I won’t show you my face?), Santa saw fit to bring me ‘The Colette Sewing Handbook’! … Continue reading

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The flocked wallpaper skirt

After proudly stitching the hem, and shimmying into it, I christened this item: the ‘Razzle Dazzle skirt’. Then the beau took one look at it and said, “It looks like flocked wallpaper.” With the quick addendum, “not in a bad … Continue reading

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Stripes and galaxies – Using ‘Sew U Home Stretch’

Well it seemed unfair to rave about ‘Sew U Home Stretch’ and not show you some of the things I’ve made with it so far. These are my favourites: a blue and white striped top  and the Galaxy dress. I … Continue reading

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