Saturday, 15 February 2014

And the winner is.....


Congratulations, you've won 2 tickets to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia

I'll email you to get your address

Hope you have a great day


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Great British Sewing Bee returns for Season 2

oh, just a little

On Tuesday 18th February at 8pm I will be found glued to my sofa with a cup of tea and a slice of cake ready to watch the first episode of - The Great British Sewing Bee Season 2

If you didn't watch Season 1 last year you missed out on a treat - 6 competitors cut, hemmed, button-holed and designed their way through a set of challenges which would turn any sewing amateur pale

All commentated expertly by Claudia Winkleman -wouldn't you love that job???? 

Loved it
Loved it
Loved it

Can't wait for Season 2 

2014 Great British Sewing Bee competitors

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Another fabulous #Giveaway

The lovely team at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show have given me another 2 tickets to giveaway

These are 2 one day tickets to attend the event in London Olympia 13th - 16th March. 
You could go with a friend or attend 2 days on your own

I really love these shows, if you haven't been to this show or one of it's sister events in Harrogate, Alexandra Palace or Dublin you are in for a treat! 

I've been going to this show for a couple of years, there are stalls from big retailers and small enterprises; selling fabrics, yarns and accessories, its a crafter's paradise. But, the part of the shows I love the best are the workshops; I sign up for 2 every year, they are an opportunity to learn something new. This year I will be making a table runner in a 2 hour session and learning techniques to make Sumptuous Textiles (the mind boggles!). 

So all you need to do is leave me a comment on this blog post and I will enter you for the competition. 

For an extra chance follow me on Facebook and leave me a comment there. 

Competition closes Midnight Friday 14th February and I will contact the winner by email. 

Good Luck x 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Happy New Year and Quilty Fun Sew Along

Happy New Year

Feels a little odd saying that in February...what are the rules on Happy New Year, do you say it the first time you meet someone after the new year or is February passed the Happy New Year deadline.... 


I hope 2014 is treating well

So....I've been away a while, life got a little crazy in November last year. One of my peers at work was taken suddenly ill and I was asked to babysit their work and team until they came back in January. I must have been doing something right as I was asked to take over their work as well as mine on a permanent basis. Really great opportunity but I went from a cosy team of 5 to a team of 15 with 8 vacancies over night... lets just say I've been busy! 

So not a great deal of crafting has been taking place here

Life has started to calm down a little as work becomes more stable and we all move into a new rhythm, I've even had my cutting mat and sewing machine out this week to continue with the Quilty Fun Sew Along I started last year. 

The sew along is to make a quilt like this ...

The idea is that each week we make a new patch, with guidance from a quilting / blogging pro and support from a quilting book. But, I'm a little behind - I think everyone else is on patch 12, I'm just starting on 6. But hey isn't it the taking part which is important. 

Here are my creations so far

(sorry about this picture quality....light is just horrendous this evening)

I'm learning lots of new techniques which is good fun and my cutting is certainly getting quicker and more strategic - 28 x 1.5" squares were cut this evening in no time! 

That's it from me this evening but just ask you to pop back in a couple of days - I've got 2 tickets to giveaway for the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in London

Thanks for stopping by