Battle of the Stitches (Round 4): the Cocoon Coat

 

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It’s been a while since the last Battle of the Stitches,
me and Made by Toya starting to get twitches.
But now we’re back and we’re going head to head,
Battle of the cocoon coat without the bloodshed. Continue reading

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Spot the difference

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That’s right, you got it, no Pat Butcher earrings on the left. You wouldn’t catch me wearing earrings like that (…any more 😉). And my right shoulder is down instead of up, I blame my sister, she was directing the shot. I certainly need more practice at this modelling malarky.  Continue reading

Introducing Bonnie & Buttermilk

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Sometimes colour and prints are put together in such a beautiful and inspiring way that even an avid monochrome lover will find them utterly irresistible.

Bonnie & Buttermilk

Bonnie & Buttermilk is a German brand, based in Berlin. Owned by two women, Eike and Katrin who share a passion for bold and colourful vintage inspired prints. They set up shop 5 years ago selling clothing made from their fabric designs. Only recently have they started selling their fabric by the meter/yard. I am honoured to be part of the Bonnie & Buttermilk Blog Tour, which also includes a GIVEAWAY, so read on…

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“If you want your girl to grow up feminine dress her in a feminine colour like blue.”

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When I made a blue Baby Ziggy sweatshirt for a baby girl, I wasn’t trying to be inclusive, I just liked the colour.

And when Santa said ‘Ho! ho! ho!‘, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t trying to be offensive to women. Political correctness has gone a bit mad recently don’t you think. Dennis can no longer be a menace, Spotted Dick became Spotted Richard and don’t even think about employing only reliable and hardworking people, lazy people need jobs too you know.

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Sewing blogger come fashion model

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Hello and happy 2018 to you all. Looking back on my 2017 blog posts, I am surprised to see how little I feature. That wasn’t the plan at all, my intention was to sew one item a month for myself, but I didn’t quite reach that target. I did however sew eight items for myself and I’m pretty pleased with all of them. Continue reading