As you probably know by now, I have an embarrassingly large stash and it has grown a bit out of control - so much so that I am currently on a #stashdiet and I'm not allowed to buy anything new until July. I can't even show you a photo of the mess that it is, … Continue reading Cataloguing a stash, or ‘how to shame yourself into not buying more’
As some of you may have seen I recently spent a few days in a small city in Germany called Aachen (or Aix-La-Chapelle, if you're French). Situated less that 5km from the Dutch border and almost as close to the Belgian border, this little medieval city is an interesting and pretty place to spend a … Continue reading Fabric shopping in Aachen
Following on from my recent post about fabric shopping in China, this is just a brief summary of what we picked up on holiday, as promised! My first purchase was this beautiful silk from Beijing. I liked it because it's a slightly more modern take on a traditional floral print. I suspect it is a digital … Continue reading Fabric from China
Day 1: Hi there! I'm Jenny 😀 I've been sewing for about a million years and trained as a costume maker. I like running, cats, travelling and quizzes. Day 2:Wackiest pattern Like many other people, I'm interpreting today's prompt quite loosely as I don't really have any wacky patterns to show you (I have one … Continue reading #bpsewvember Day 1, 2 and 3
#sewphotohop Day 7: Stash busters. As you can probably see I have quite an unruly stash that is in dire need of busting. This isn't even all of it... Stash sale maybe?!
#sewphotohop Day 2: Favourite skill. I think my favourite skill is being able to adjust patterns to fit me. It's taken me a long time to realise that I don't have to put up with badly fitting RTW clothes just because I can get them on. Now I can make clothes to fit all my … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 2: Favourite skill
#sewphotohop Day 1: Hello! I'm Jenny! I sew, blog about it and buy too much fabric! There are worse habits!
I am very pleased to announce that I am now a Cali Fabrics blogger! OK, so I've actually known for ages but I didn't want to share until the new blog team was officially launched on Monday. Some of you might have already seen my mug on the lineup (and I was rumbled a few weeks … Continue reading The secret is OUT! Plus, a competition (yay!)
I won a prize for the first time in my life! Ok, so it was actually before Christmas but this Christmas was quite a difficult one and I've been busy since so this is the first time I've been able to write about it! Simplicity Patterns ran a twitter competition to win the May Martin … Continue reading I won a prize!
I'm baaaaaaack! Well, I've actually been back just over a week but I'm having a bit of a post-January, post-holiday slump so I've really struggled to gather the motivation to sew or blog anything at all. But it's Pancake Day, I have pancakes AND wine so I figured tonight was the time to write about … Continue reading Double Dutch