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FREE John Lewis Sewing Machine with Mollie Makes

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FREE John Lewis Sewing Machine with Mollie Makes

If you're looking to buy a sewing machine I can highly recommend the John Lewis sewing machine, its a great starter machine or an upgrade from the JL mini. As deals go this is amazing, you just have to subscribe to Mollie Makes (Other magazines available) for a year (£69.87) and you get the JL sewing machine worth £99 for FREE. I subscribe to MM already and love it, the magazine is great for creatives and inspiring creatives alike and you always get a quality free craft kit with it every month. If you are still not sure let me...

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Nostalgic Sewing Drawer Tour

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Nostalgic Sewing Drawer Tour

Today my Mum and I decided to sort through her sewing drawer, it's like a treasure trove of memories from my childhood. Patterns, boxes with sewing machine finery, vintage tools handed down from my Nanna Martin and my very first sewing project that my Mum still has. A pin cushion. So I went for pink material cut on an angle and pencil writing 'for my mummy' The sewing drawer full and disorganised  A cute Christmas tin for pins & needles Sewing machine box for an old machine, all the feet and some bobbins. I'm wondering if they'd fit my new...

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Headband and Accessories Holder | Commission

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Headband and Accessories Holder | Commission

I was recently asked to do a commission, I was shown an example from Pinterest and I said I could do it, only I'd be doing something better that wasn't glue gunning fabric to a kitchen roll. Now thats fine if you want to make that yourself and use it, but people are selling them like that, it's kitchen roll!So I designed something for the first time, now I've made things from my head before (not literally) but this was a sketched out, mathematical design. It needed a little tweak during production but all in all, I was pretty impressed with the...

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Cath Kidston Travel Sewing Kit

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Cath Kidston Travel Sewing Kit

Sewing Kit Tour   A hard case covered in the heart rose oil cloth material, perfect for traveling as it's pretty and you can pop it right in your handbag. It has a press stud clip for the opening which is nice and sturdy. Inside, a thing of polka dot beauty. Safety pins, needles, embroidery scissors, a thimble, a stitch picker (Natterer), a thread plait and a tape measure. I love this thread plait, keeps the cottons nice and neat. There is plenty of space for tucking a few extras inside for  the sewing traveller. Perfect for me on my journeys each week up and down the...

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Handmade Christmas 2013

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Handmade Christmas 2013

So during the run up to Christmas I made lots of handmade gifts for the people I love and I couldn't show them so as not to ruin the surprises. Here is a brief round up of each one! GIFTS Handmade Bag with contrasting fabrics for Charlotte my Bessie.   Baby Booties for Florence and Matilda the newbies.   Travel Changing Matt for my cousin Rach, for use with the twinnies! Hand Knitted Snoods for Cousin Nicola and Friend Carole. There is a third which I discovered someone wouldn't like so I have a spare. A beautiful stocking for a...

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