October 26, 2016

Bra Making with Madalynne – Simplicity 8228 and 8229 Bra Making Kits


Our two most recent fairs nearly wiped us out completely of bra making kits. The response we had was so incredible that it’s taken us until this week to be able to re-stock the shop! We’ve got some brand new laces up now though – we’re talking whites, blacks and pastels, all ready to shop….

September 20, 2016

Bestival 2016 Tie-Dye Workshops

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If you follow us on social media you’ll have seen our posts from Bestival two weekends ago. We were at the festival for our second year running tie-dye workshops and maybe even had more fun than last time. This year we were set up in a Tee-Pee (tipi?) which was more in the centre of…

August 26, 2016

Win Tickets to The Handmade Fair


The Handmade Fair is back for it’s third year and for the first time we’ll be there exhibiting! Held in Hampton Court Palace between September 16th-18th, The fair has everything you need for a brill crafty day out. There are over 100 designer makers and craft companies selling in the shopping village, lots of workshops…

August 16, 2016

Cath Kidston Back to School Crafts

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We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to bring you a couple of simple craft projects that are just perfect to while away a Summer holiday afternoon. Cath Kidston have two great new collections out for their Back To School campaign and we came up with these two craft projects that go perfectly with them! They’re…

August 14, 2016

Summer Shirt in the Softest Linen

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There’s nothing quite like a loose, breezy linen shirt on a warm day and we love this cropped style by French pattern company Republique du Chiffon. The Maeva Shirt is loose fitted with a ruffle around the waist – it’s perfect for any light to medium weight linen. We were kindly gifted some linen from…

August 4, 2016

How to Make Bias Binding

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This is the quickest and easiest way we have found to make bias binding. You don’t need any fancy tools or bias binding makers (they’re helpful, but this method using a pin works just as well) and you can make metres of bias binding in no more than 15 minutes. First up, what is bias…

July 18, 2016

Find us on Love Knitting

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We’re taking over a few of the Love Knitting channels today, you’ll be able to find us on their Instagram, their Community feed and on their blogΒ where we’re customising our Mitten Pattern. Β We thought we’d also take this opportunity to try and get as many of you knitters as possible to join us on their…

July 10, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Fabric Shopping in London


As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, we’re both fabric hoarders and love hunting around our favourite London shops for the perfect fabric. Yes, we have too much fabric and did recently impose a rule of ‘use two, buy one’ (which may or may not be going to plan…). Sometimes you do just need to…

July 4, 2016

Behind the Business: Fall For DIY

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We’re back again with one of our favourite new features, Behind the Business. Today we have Fran from Fall For DIY and We Make Collective chatting about her business. Fran is based in Birmingham and her blog is packed full of tutorials. So, over to Fran! Hello! I’m Fran. I live in Birmingham in the…