After a longer than anticipated break, I'm back. Last year, I took some much needed time away from my blog and my business, and after a longer than anticipated break, I'm back. Running my business with all that entails together with the stress of looking after my senior Dobermann, Juno, meant I was reaching burn out. Going to the studio for any length of time on a regular … [Read more...] about Combining my Passions, Sew in Love
In the second part of my series about inserting zips into your projects, we'll be looking at how to create semi-concealed zips. What are semi-concealed zips? A semi-concealed zip refers to the way the zip is inserted into the project. With this method the teeth of the zip will not be visible from the right side of the fabric although the stitching will. You may decide to … [Read more...] about Semi-concealed Zips – How to Insert Zips, Part 2
This week on the blog I'm looking at how to insert invisible zips. Zips are a fantastic invention, thank you Mr Whitcomb L. Judson (1893), but the nemesis of many a sewer! They have the reputation for being difficult to use. However, if you take your time and follow a few basic guidelines they are really quite straightforward. Types of Zip Zips themselves come in a number … [Read more...] about Invisible Zips – How to Insert Zips, Part 1
As you settle down with your loved ones to enjoy the Christmas celebrations this year, I wonder if you've ever thought about why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? It's easy to get caught up in the here and now, the hustle and bustle of present wrapping and food shopping, without ever thinking about the rituals and traditions that make up many family … [Read more...] about Christmas celebrations
Secrets to Successful Sewing. Sewing is a skill that we have to learn and not something we are born with. Sometimes people refuse to learn anything new because they may feel vulnerable, but that's how we grow. Staying inside our comfort zones is safe but it also means that we never experience anything new. Read on to discover my 5 secrets to being successful, not just at … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Successful Sewing.