Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hello Miss Fox!

As soon as I spotted this pattern I knew I had to sew it up. It’s Simplicity 1477 designed by Molly Goodall from Little Goodall and not only is there a fox option, you can make a raccoon jacket too! Raccoons are not currently my best friends after we had some gobble our chocolate croissants and a loaf of bread left in a cool bag on our doorstep by the milkman a few weeks ago (I know raccoons need to eat, but come on, chocolate croissants?!?! Unforgivable!) Besides, Tegenn is learning ‘What does the fox say?’ in music class, with sign language to go along with it, so the fox jacket was just meant to be.Fox 1

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Indulgent sewing – Celestial Pullover

This week I’ve been indulging myself and allowing time to sew some extra projects – just because. I decided to make a start with the Celestial Pullover by Figgys. You may remember that I took part in the Figgy’s Heavenly Collection Pattern tour a while back. This pullover pattern is part of that very same collection but I hadn’t had a chance to sew it up until now.

I used sweatshirt fabric with very little stretch, so I opted for this round neckline finished with bias tape, instead of the cowl that the pattern calls for.Tegs1 Collage

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A day trip!

These days, I don’t find myself getting out of my sewing room very often but last week I had a real treat and got to visit Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day fame. I have my parents staying with me on vacation from England, and regular readers will know that my mum is an avid quilter. When I met Eleanor at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup a few weeks ago, she invited me to bring my mum down to her store in San Marcos CA where she would be recording a live webinar for her mystery quilt series.

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