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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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Life, Love & London

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Life, Love & London

I get a lot of time to think when I'm travelling, I mainly think about why I'm doing this and I'm not always entirely sure. My long winded explanation speaks for itself, as it all sounds like more of an excuse than a reason these days. I find myself looking for sympathy and praise for my efforts but also being annoyed at the lack of understanding for it too. I wish I could just say it's because I want to - like Billie Piper said so well in nineteen-ninety-whatnot - but I don't know if I do? If I were...

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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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Liberty of London Vs Handmade | Christmas Robin

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Liberty of London Vs Handmade | Christmas Robin

Me and MrP went shopping a few weeks ago and it was the day of the Christmas light switch on so there was lots going on around London. We were looking for a pub when we fell upon the wonderful Liberty which we of course had to go in. It is so wonderful in there, I could walk around forever dreaming of the things I want. They currently have a Christmas section on floor four and it's magical, the first thing I spotted was a giant robin and I wanted him immediately, but alas he was a wee bit too...

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Tutorial | Felt & Lace Bunting

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Tutorial | Felt & Lace Bunting

Here is a quick bunting tutorial for an evening sat snuggled up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate and a cat or dog curled up at your feet. I am sans pet, but I have knitted throws...  You will need: 3-4 sheets of felt in your desired colour 3+ Metres of lace ribbon Scissors Pins Matching thread & Sewing needle  OR Sewing Machine Ruler and chalk or dressmakers pencil   Voila! Now hang them beauties.

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