Today I have another guest post from Karen to share with you! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I love to do hand embroidery, and I have come to love free motion machine embroidery, but there is a limit to what I can use it for. Gone are the days of embroidered tablecloths, anti-macassars and handkerchiefs! I needed something more up-to-date and useful to decorate! I started by making aprons for my great nieces. I wasn’t very interested in making the... Read more →


I can hardly believe I am finally able to share my new pattern with you! I started off only planning to do one small size, perfect for a little girl BUT as is the norm for me, I ended up complicating things and making three sizes....so of course, that took a little (Ok a LOT longer) to get it all sorted BUT YAY! I am done now! It probably took me more time to decide on the name from all... Read more →


Hello everyone! Yes it is coming up to NEW pattern release time again ......and I need HELP in choosing a name! This new pattern comes in THREE sizes included in the one pattern! Two smaller sizes perfect for the little girls in your life PLUS a larger mummy size too! PLUS the large size wouldn't be complete without my quick access exterior phone or key pocket! I wonder why I struggle so much with naming the bags! I definitely find... Read more →


Today Karen has an alternative way (well better way to be honest!) of making the pull strap closure for the Fiona's Freeway, to share with you! Over to you Karen: ------------------------------------------------------------------ When I made my Fiona's Freeway I wasn't happy with my Pull Strap Closure. My stitching looked messy where I had tied the ends off, and it looked rather flat, as you can see below on the left. So I came up with my own more rounded version which... Read more →


Today we have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about Personalising a Gizmo Garage! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A new florist opened up in the next village and once we got talking I was soon making her a couple of cushions for the shop with her logo on. Not long afterwards she asked if I could make her a bag to carry her laptop and paperwork when she visited brides to discuss... Read more →


Hi Everyone.... It's no secret that Cork is very popular right now! My first try of it was on my recent new pattern release, The Fiona's Freeway bag and BOTH my daughters loved the cork so much they stole my sample bags! LOL Anyway....It is still a mystery to many on just how to sew with it so today I have great pleasure in sharing a guest post by Toni from the The Little British Fabric Shop where she sells... Read more →


YAY! I am excited! I've long been wanting to make videos of my sewing patterns but alas, there is never enough time! BUT the good news is that one of our Facebook group admins, Amanda, has offered to do a live video....yes, you read right....a LIVE VIDEO sew along of one of my most popular patterns, The Snazzy Slouch! And its all happening in our Facebook group this Friday afternoon around 6pm Eastern Time (US). The good news is if... Read more →


WOOP! It's time for a new pattern! This one is another Easy Street pattern - Fiona's Freeway: Fiona’s Freeway is a fun smaller bag featuring a unique shaped flap, closing with a magnetic strap and grommets with a pull strap. The front of the bag features a vertical zipper pocket. Inside the roomy middle section is also another a zipper pocket and a slip pocket. Also included is a large flap grommet free version for those of you who don’t... Read more →


Today I have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about choosing patterns! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let’s talk about choosing patterns, and all the things you have to consider before making your choice. I have a considerable number of patterns in my collection, in every available format; books, paper patterns and pdf patterns. Of course, I haven’t actually made all of them, but I have made quite a few. BIG COMPANY OR... Read more →


YAY! Today I am happy to announce my latest design for the Bag of the Month Club for June 2017, the Factotum. The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time to join and get all of this seasons patterns, click here to sign up! The Factotum is the perfect office tote bag! At the front of the bag, under the flap, are pen pockets, slip pockets, a divided middle... Read more →


Hello everyone! Can you believe it is almost June?....JUNE! YIKES! The year is FLYING by! I do hope everyone has been busy sewing up a storm! I know I have! I am just finishing up my contribution to the Bag of the Month Club. Would you like a little sneak peek? I can hardly wait to show it ALL to you BUT....for now it is still a secret....don't you just love secrets? ! OK....so enough rambling from me! Today... Read more →


Today I have a guest blog post to share with you, written by my friend Karen. Karen's been sharing pics of her wonderful work with me for a long time now so I am really loving the fact that she has offered to share some of her ideas and wisdom here with us today! In fact I am BLOWN away by the fact that she is also going to make her guest posts a regular feature too! WOOHOO! As many... Read more →