For the apron,  cut one piece of cup cake fabric measuring 19” deep and 30” wide, and a piece of plain lining measuring the same. My waist tie measures 3” x 72”, I joined three strips together. Use a plate as a template to cut the bottom two corners into curves. Sew ric… Read more »

Heather Woods [I don’t think she’d mind me saying she’s 75…] made this bag for her cousin in San Francisco. Enjoy your holiday Heather, and your cousin will love the bag! I think I’ve spotted a Betsy Owl bag in the background…

            This this is my set in studio one at Create and Craft, the set dressers made a locket job of making it look beachy and summery! Three shows done, one to go today then two more tomorrow and Wednesday. Hope we have enough stock!

This weekend see’s the launch of my third project CD Rom…..Summer. From Sunday at 1pm you can join me on Create and Craft TV for live demonstrations and inspiration. My live hours will be: Sunday 24th May 1pm Monday 25th May 10am, 2pm and 6pm Tuesday 26th May 12pm and 6pm Wednesday 27th May 11am… Read more »

A tastier for my next Summer project CD launching at the end of May this free download gives you a step by step guide on how to make this curved tote bag.   Click here to access: SummerDownload

This is your favourite video on You Tube, my zipped tote bag. Look at how Alfie is having a sulk because I’m holding the cat. Syd isn’t too happy either!  

This pretty little pot of hessian flowers would make a lovely gift, why not make a few in different colours?

I havn’t done any smocking for a while and it’s such a relaxing craft, this is one of the easiest designs to get you started, the video below will guide you through the technique on gingham fabric. Enjoy!    

I’ve had a couple of questions about the walkaway dress video tutorial, so here it is…        

Blind hem foot, walking foot, button foot, overedge foot…in this video I’ll explain what a few of the extra feet you get with your sewing machine are used for. Let me know if you have any sewing machine feet that are baffling you!        

If invisible/concealed zips leave you feeling a little bewildered, take a look at this video where I’ll try to simplify it for you!