Monday, December 5, 2022

Latest Pattern Reviews

EYMM – Jocelyn’s Leggings Review

I was recently asked to make some leggings for a tween girl who didn't fit into the standard size patterns.  With most of the...

Etsy Reports

Kids Pattern Reviews

Brindille and Twig – Crew Neck Sweatshirt Review

Gah it seems like forever since I last updated this blog.  I have been sewing items for my Etsy store and kids, but we've...

Adult Pattern Reviews

Love Notions – Rockford Raglan Review

I've been really struggling lately to find autumn clothes that fit, and so decided it was time to try and make myself some new...

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I sell handmade baby and children's clothes via my Etsy store.

Card Making

Card Making Roundup for 2021

Hey everyone.  It's New Years Eve, and I thought it would be fun (while I'm awake in the middle of the night with my...

Cute Card for Husband’s Birthday

Card making is such a fun and relaxing hobby that I'm pretty much hand making all of the cards I send now.  So, with...

Card Making: My Review of the Heffy Doodle A Little Shellfish Stamp Set

Earlier this year, with some encouragement from one of my crafty friends, I decided to give card making a try.  Within a week I...


Etsy Introduce the Star Seller Programme

Yesterday, 28th July, Etsy sellers from around the world received an email notifying them about the new 'Star Seller Programme'.  According to Etsy, the...

Waves and Wild Announce Mid Year Sale

From Monday 12th July, until Sunday 18th July, pattern brand Waves and Wild will be holding a mid-year sale.  The sale will net you...

Made By Jack’s Mum Rebrands as Waves & Wild

If you're a member of the Made By Jack's Mum Facebook group - or follow the company on Instagram - you'll have seen the...

Tilly and the Buttons Seeking Plus Size Pattern Testers

If you're a member of the sewing community on Twitter, it's likely that you've seen a bit of the backlash that British brand Tilly...

Sewing Tips and Hacks

How Many Outfits Can You Get From One Metre of Fabric?

Many people, when first learning to sew, are shocked by the price of fabric.  This is especially true for those choosing to sew with...