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February 20, 2019
CHSI Stitches 2019 ~ I won an award! from Charm About You


Each year I look forward to the CHSI Stitches event - a UK trade show packed with all things fabric, crafts, sewing and quilting. It's a great opportunity to ogle at new launches, discover different products and brands and meet up with - or indeed meet new - people in the industry. Here's a round up of the day (I went on Sunday), the things I loved, new products I spotted and the British Craft Awards evening!
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January 15, 2019
start off stashing from Charm About You

Today I'm sharing a monthly sewing themed treat and my new favourite custom thread organiser!

How brilliant are these stickers?!

sewing stickers, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

Part of the latest Signs of the Sewdiac subscription box from Sew Crafty, which has now ended but you can still snap up some of the goodies from the range in Samantha's Etsy shop. I'm not a knitter but still appreciate the design of this month's box 'The Knitting'.

The knitting, signs of the sewdiac designed by Samantha Claridge

And although I will probably pass the pin on to my knitting mum, these two products made me do a happy dance...
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April 9, 2018
a treat for hard-sewing hands {haul} from Charm About You


Sharing some happy mail delights I've received recently. Grab a cuppa, I have a lot to show you! 
I'm working hard on secret makes so no finishes just yet but it always nice to nosy at people's recommendations and fabric stash additions. And just to be clear none of this is sponsored or affiliated, one item was a gift and the rest I bought myself.

I have been doing a lot of hand sewing; like the demo of the lovely Hexie Kisses pattern by Jen Kingwell (above), embroidery, working on my own epp and hand piecing projects ...

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January 8, 2018
Signs of the Sewdiac from Charm About You

the thimble graphic print

I am incredibly fortunate to have worked with and met some wonderful creatives, many of whom have become true friends. One such talent is Samantha Claridge, owner of Sew Crafty. Sammy has incredible taste, her designs are always so beautiful and she inspires me with every make and photo - her new instagram feed showcases this perfectly!

When Sammy told me she was releasing a new line of products with a subscription box club I got very excited. And then when she kindly sent me January's box I squealed, gasped and left her a rambling voicemail through tears of joy ...

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