12 Things I’ve Learnt About Selling on Etsy

12 Things I’ve Learnt About Selling on Etsy

12 Things I’ve Learnt About Selling on Etsy In September 2010, I was in Sainsbury’s in King’s Lynn when a magazine caught my eye. It was the magazine Craftseller. On a whim I bought it, and although this is a cliche, it changed my life! I’ve always enjoyed making things, and I’ve loved sewing since I […]

Craft Hoarding: 8 Tips to Stop the Stuff From Taking Over

Craft Hoarding: 8 Tips to Stop the Stuff From Taking Over

Craft Hoarding: 8 Tips to Stop the Stuff From Taking Over Whether you have a whole room devoted to sewing, or whether your stuff is stashed behind the bedroom door, lots of us often find ourselves with same problem. We find ourselves craft hoarding and It takes over. The fabric pile becomes a mountain. The […]

19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself

19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself

19 Reasons to Sew It Yourself For those of us who like to make stuff, we know that where we can, it’s often best to sew it yourseIf. But even if you don’t need convincing, how do you explain this to other people? Sometimes sewing things yourself might not seem to make any sense. Fabric can […]

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear?

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear?

Why Are Pattern Sizes Different to Ready to Wear? If you’ve ever made clothes from a pattern, you’ll have probably noticed that pattern sizes don’t seem to correspond very much with clothes that you might buy on the high street. I think probably lots of us have experienced this at some point. We’ve bought a pattern […]

Easy Flower Arrangement

Easy Flower Arrangement

Easy Flower Arrangement I was recently sent a box full of goodies from the Oasis flower foam people. As the end of term is fast approaching, I decided to put it to good use and design an easy flower arrangement for my boys’ teachers and the cub and scout leaders. When I was a teacher, I would […]