Giveaway – 5FQs Daisy Janie New Leaf collection

To celebrate that we have reached 600 friends in FB, I am giving away a 5 FQ bundle of the Daisy Janie New Leaf collection. To enter, please “follow the blog” by email, go to the previous post “Behind the scenes” and add a comment indicating which of the items we have been working on…

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Maybe one day you reach a big milestone, for us it was when we reached  600 fans in Facebook. It wasn’t easy. I would like to take some time to summarise all the things we had been working on. If you are running a business like mine, these are some of the “things” you need, maybe…

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Bye 2012, Hello 2013

I didn’t want to start my 2013 without saying goodbye to 2012 and making a little inventory of what has happened, although I am not sure I can say that the last year is completely finished yet. We are still working on getting the new place for The Old School Club, which is driving me crazy at…

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NEW! The Worker Bee box project kits

How many times have you flicked through your favourite magazine and thought “I must make this” oh! “and this” ah! “and this one too!” but then you never have time to buy the right materials or you cannot really find the inspiration to start making anything? The Worker bee box contains a complete set of…

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Christmas workshops

Last year I did my first Christmas fair at the Balham Christmas party. I took my new big stall, all the projects, flyers, my pregnant belly and lots of excitement and I froze my ears off!!! So this year I have decided to stay indoors. I am too Spanish to stay out there for the day.  I am going…

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MAKE SOMETHING QUILTED

The theme for this week’s make along is “something quilted”. The obvious thing would be making a mini-quilt, or a table runner, or placemats or even a quilted tea cosy. But I have decided to do something a bit different. This is one of the courses at The Old School Club (we were the first ones…

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EASY EMBROIDERY FOR SUPER BEGINNERS

Hello!  This week we are making a super cute embroidery design. The beauty about this project is that you can then sew it using the applique technique explained on week 1 on to any other item: cushion covers, scarfs, shirts, coasters, bags, decorations, etc, etc, etc. Please note that the Make Along projects are meant to be simple and made with things…

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MAKE A FRIENDSHIP BRACELET

This is called a friendship bracelet .. it reminds me to those years where best friends used to make little things for each other. They used to wear them all the time until .. well, probably until they were grown up teenagers and not best friends anymore! Anyway, I really hope that whoever you give this…

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MAKE A 2 PIECE BAG WITH INSIDE POCKET

This week’s Make Along project requires a bit more concentration …. and a sewing machine! We are going to make a 2 piece tote bag with an inside pocket. I have used a medium weight cotton, so this bag is not lined. Materials needed: – 2 or 3 fat quarters of medium weight cotton fabric (a FQ is…

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APPLIQUE ON T-SHIRT FOR A LITTLE PERSON

This is our first challenge, it is super easy and super cute. A skull applique. Once you know the technique, you can make hundreds of these on almost every garment. You will learn a little bit about Applique (there are many ways of making and sewing applique) and also how to finish it with a blanket stitch.…

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