A Belated Announcement – I won!

A Belated Announcement – I won!

  As you may know, I entered the Vintage Section of the Simplicity Sewing Challenge last year. You may not know however, that I won it! 😃 I was very, very surprised! There were so many fabulous entries that I thought my top didn’t stand a chance....
My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

There’s one type of email which always gets me very excited – an email from one of the Big Four pattern companies informing me their new patterns for the coming season have been released.  But the excitement is not for the reason you might think . . . I...
Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

OK, this isn’t really a sewing related post, but I’m hoping you won’t mind a little detour! My Mum bought this hand tatted cardigan from an op shop  (charity shop, thrift shop) in New Zealand and I’m trying to find out a little more about it,...
I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

The time finally arrived when my vintage pattern stash started to take over the house. What started as “I just have to have that vintage sewing pattern and then I’ll be happy” turned into “but I can’t let that lot of 28 vintage patterns...