Deck the halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la! It feels like it’s been Christmas for months at Plush Towers, our Christmas sales seems to start quite steadily in March for some of you early birds but as I adore Christmas amazingly I’m not sick of it yet. I decided we needed some festive bunting for our next open day so set to work designing some Christmas appliqués and thought it’d be rude not to put together a tutorial.
**Update** I’m delighted that this tutorial was republished in Love Sewing magazine’s November issue. Don’t worry if you missed it, the full tutorial is here but here are the pretty pictures that were published in the magazine
I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to have been nominated for the British Sewing Awards 2013 in the category for Best Sewing Blog! A big thank you to everyone and anyone that voted for lil old me, thank you SO much, it’s very motivating and encouraging.
Our shop was also nominated for 2 categories too – Best Online Retailer and Best Website for Sewing Resources, I’m over the moon!
Voting starts on 12th November and we will be crossing our fingers and letting you know as soon as the voting opens.
I’m slowly going through the wee dress patterns I like in the pattern cabinet for Baby Plush. I need them to be quick and easy as I’m so time poor these days, but I still want to make pretty things for my baby girl. There’s no point having all of these beautiful fabrics surrounding my day if I can’t indulge now is there?! Continue reading “Dress Love: Butterick B5776”
Baby Plush has recently got into drawing in a big way, apart from being irresistibly cute toddling around insisting she put crayon to paper it’s amazing how it can keep her occupied, quiet and still for such a long time and she’s not yet even 2. Always one to jump on any opportunity for 5 minutes of peace and quiet I figured it’d be silly not to make her a crayon roll which I can just pop in my bag when we are out and about and so far it’s a huge hit. Continue reading “Crayon Roll Tutorial”
Lookie! Lookie! Isn’t she beautiful? I can’t believe I’ve managed to snag myself this amazing Singer 201k today at a car boot sale! The price for this beautiful bounty was only £6, whoop! I am especially bowled over as I have been coveting a Singer 201 for ages on eBay. Continue reading “Sewing Machine Love”
If and when you decide to venture into the world of creating a garment to wear for yourself or a Santa suit for your pampered pooch this guide will hopefully answer some basic questions. Many of us have learned how to use patterns and sew from a family member or a close friend, and there are many different techniques and shortcuts that people use to make it easier. If however this is not the case for you, pulling out a pattern to create something special can seem very overwhelming. We hope this will help see you through your first simple steps and will make life a little easier. Continue reading “Beginners Guide To Reading a Dressmaking Pattern”
I had a very rare child free day off yesterday so I decided to do a bit of sewing. I had a brilliant time doing a trolley dash in the morning swiping some prints (which really is *the* best part of this job!) and then I set to work. Very pleased with my day’s work I must say!