09 Dec 18
Red W Sews

Hi there! Hope all’s well with you? It seems once again to have been some time since I blogged. I’d apologise for that, but I’ve recognised that this blog is a hobby just as much as sewing is and, actually, sometimes I just don’t feel like writing. So today, I do feel like writing and […]

08 Dec 18
Ompele Oma Onnesi

Please find the English version below ↓ Joulu lähestyy, ja on aika suunnata ajatukset joululahjoihin. Tässä omia vinkkejäni lahjaksi ompelijalle ja ompelijalta. Ompeluharrastajalle Lahjakortti kangakauppaan on ompeluharrastajalle lähes aina mieleinen lahja. Verkko-ompelukurssi tarjoaa mahdollisuuden kartuttaa taitoja ilman ajan ja paikan asettamia rajoitteita. Jos verkkokurssit eivät ole tuttu juttu, voit lukea omia kokemuksiani Sew Over It:n mekkokurssista. […]

04 Dec 18

If you’re anything like me after being bitten by the sewing bug, you want to dive right into making useful things. And who doesn’t love a storage box? Of course, you can hit up your nearest Ikea or Target or Walmart or craft store for all kinds of storage boxes you don’t have to make, […]

01 Dec 18
It's Crow Time

preview of Artsite Galleries Collector’s Choice 2018 today my offerings A Starry Necklace Mo Orkiszewski 2018 H24cm x W 20cm vintage electric blue leather over 4mm cotton rope, white linen and blue Gütermann upholstery thread, antique parchment stars stitched with linen & cotton threads stabilized with silk organza, hand carved slice of tagua (aka Palm […]

28 Nov 18

Yes, it’s another Marcy Tilton pattern success!  May I present my version of Vogue 8620. This is a jacket that’s been quite a while in the making. I don’t think that the pattern is in print any more – if you want to sew it, track it down fast on eBay or etsy or similar! […]

28 Nov 18
Sherelle at the Seams

This week’s blog is a bit different to previous weeks; I’m taking a detour from the beginner’s blog as I’ve amazingly been given the opportunity to do a pattern review of Athina Kakou’s Nikki Cardigan. I’m really excited to have been given the chance to do this and I absolutely love the finished garment. Who’s […]

24 Nov 18
City Report - pnr24

Theater als Bühne gegen Gewalt Anlässlich des Internationalen Tages „Keine Gewalt gegen Frauen“ lädt die Gleichstellungsbeauftrage der Stadt Cottbus/Chóśebuz Sabine Hiekel am 29. November 2018 zu der Solo-Theater-Inszenierung „Kassandra“ ein. Das Stück findet im Cottbuser Stadthaus am Erich Kästner Platz 1 statt. Beginn ist 17:00 Uhr. Sabine Hiekel richtet zum diesjährigen Antigewalttag den Blick auf […]

23 Nov 18
with my hands - Dream

Several of my readers have asked about my sewing machine. Which machine I use and what kind of features does it have. What machine would I recommend?

18 Nov 18
"From our little hive to yours"

In winter, when trees have shed their leaves, there’s something kind of wonderful in the big bunches of mistletoe, hugging the tree branches. Mistletoe is fairly common in this corner of the U.K. It’s rich green leaves and bright little berries, welcome colour this time of year. So let’s put on our warm woolly mittens, […]

13 Nov 18

My latest Minerva make I can share with you is a denim skirt, I’ve been trying to pluck up the courage to make a pair of jeans for ages, like a couple of years! I’ve even bought all the necessaries, denim, patterns, top-stitching thread, needles, zips…all I needed was courage!! It had crossed my mind […]

13 Nov 18

Last Christmas, I asked for a sewing machine. Only the last week or so have I worked up the courage to actually use it. So only about 11 months later. That’s less than year; not bad, eh? It’s intimidating. I felt like I would break something. Just threading the darn thing made me feel like […]

11 Nov 18
Dabble Kinda Doday

I just can’t get enough of Merry Moose (663103) part of the Tim Holtz Sizzix 2018 seasonal release. He just has so much spunk and pep in his fancy prance! After having fun with this Etcetera Tag (more pictures on my Instagram account @wendy_baysa) I knew he would be up to some more shenanigans …. […]

09 Nov 18
skalabara quilts

As mentioned in my last post, I have some cat lovers among my friends. What could be a better gift than a cushion cover with a cute kitten face? Using The Kittens pattern by Elizabeth Hartman I have sewed two cushion covers. I have quilted both cushion covers using the walking foot with Gütermann Sulky Cotton […]

09 Nov 18
Serial Bagmakers

You need these frames to finish a Roxy or Rozy wallet and for the Clip2Close closure. The frame is 11,4 or 19cm long, 1 cm wide and 1 cm high. Glue the frame with some Gutermann HT2 fabricglue and use the 8 little screws that come with these frames. Use a screwdriver PH000. We sell […]

09 Nov 18
Serial Bagmakers

Deze sluiting is nodig om een Roxy of Rozy portefeuille af te werken en voor het maken van een Clip2Close. De frame is 11,4 of 19cm lang, 1 cm breed en 1 cm hoog. Bevestig de frame met een beetje Gutermann HT2 textiellijm en met de bijgeleverde 8 schroefjes. Je hebt een precisieschroevendraaier PH000 nodig. […]