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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Santa’s workshop 2017

Do you feel obliged to make presents, because you can? I do. It means that Christmas costs me far less than it might cost other people, at least in terms … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Simple Sew Sophie Skirts

I won’t be making this pattern again. After 2 re-makes, I have finished a Christmas present just in time for Mother’s Day. The remit was for a summer weight skirt … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Son of Earl FitzWilliam

Meet Junior Earl Fitzwilliam. Wasn’t #SewBrum a great day out? Thanks so much to Charlotte for organising it. I took part in the Merit Badge swap; an interesting way of … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ancient creatures

Meet Earl Fitzwilliam! He’s probably about 35 years old and lives in Leeds. Originally he lived in Sheffield, on top of a cupboard at Sheffield City College, so that he … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silk scarves

Thanks to an idea I got from Twitter, some of my friends are getting silk scarves for Christmas this year. It’s beenĀ a very difficult project. The silk came from my … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer bag with 6″ handles

      It started with the 6″ handles, as prescribed by the pattern and sourced from Minerva Crafts. The amber shade was the only variety of 6″ handle that … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

And now i have a new bag

I bought this pattern years ago with the intention of using it with leftover material. Maybe I did not read everything that I should have read when I bought the … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Padded bag

I’ve been collecting the parts for this relatively simple bag for some time. Here’s a list of the ingredients: Main material from Kathmandu Lining and zip from Birmingham Braid from … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

What my friends had for Christmas

This is most of the ‘collection’, but not quite all of it. There has been so much excitement about my creative abilities, and even more demand. But the underwear world … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment