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¬†ūüėČ). 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

Lots of amazing goodies to be given away. Feeling lucky?

Panda3Cute panda fabric is not something I would usually be drawn to, but¬†the quality of this fabric lured me in. It’s soft, very warm and super snuggly, and that’s why¬†Darcy claimed it for herself as soon as she laid eyes on it.
She’s far too cool to even consider wearing pandas in the street, she’s 9 after all and 9 year olds don’t wear pandas. At least that’s¬†what she¬†thought.

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NOSH fabric giveaway

STAR Jacquard Black by NOSH (1)I received this amazing fabric from NOSH¬†and immediately felt the need to drape it over my shoulders whilst looking in the mirror and imagining all the lovely things it could become. I know this blog was originally meant to be about what I sew for my 2 daughters¬†but sorry girls, this fabric is mine, all mine, I’m keeping it and you can’t have it. Do I feel guilty? Nope! What I make for myself will last me years, I will appreciate every little handmade detail, I will continue to like stars way past next week, I will not dribble toothpaste down it, I will not wear it during ‘attack time’ with daddy¬†and I will not dump it on the floor before I go to¬†bed (actually I can’t guarantee that one).
_0001_Else made by Needle and TedYou may be wondering why I am wearing a pink cycle helmet. I cycled to the park with my sister for her to take these pictures and we both agreed, hat hair is not a good look. Continue reading

Just being honest

Liv sweatshirt by Pattydoo_1As much as I enjoy making clothes for my girls, I would love to have the time to make some things for myself too. Can you believe I have only ever bought 2 pdf patterns for myself.

I have a Pinterest board overflowing with ideas, inspiration and patterns should I ever find the time to sew for myself.

But alas, it rarely happens. Until¬†along came an email from a German company called Pattydoo, who have just launched their site in English.¬†“Would you like to review one of our patterns?” On closer inspection I find that Pattydoo not only ‘doo’ kids patterns (yawn!) but adults too (hurrah!). An opportunity to make something for myself “Yes please, I’ll do it.”

But Pattydoo were putting themselves at risk when they asked me to review their pattern, because if I think¬†a pattern is a¬†load of old tosh, I will politely tell you. I can only¬†be honest on my blog,¬†so here’s my honest review. Continue reading