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Fabric Houses

I was in Bath this weekend for my friend Helen’s Hen do. It was a crafty affair with a jewellery making session at The Makery followed by a little shopping. First in the patchwork shop I picked up a half meter piece of this great house fabric. It’s going to become either a bag, a [...]

Look what came in the post…

…from France yesterday. It’s the Robe Reglisse dress pattern from Deer And Doe. I’ve never used one of their patterns before but the design is similar to a lot of the dresses I wear so if it works out it’ll get a lot of use. It’s been quite a while since I’ve sewn anything. Like [...]

How I squished Jabba the Hutt under my sewing machine…

…and he only clogged the feed dogs once! If you own Bonnie Burton’s “Star Wars Craft Book” then you’ll be familiar with the Jabba the Hutt Body Pillow. A few months ago I showed the book to my boyfriend and he loved the Jabba pattern so I said I’d make it for him for Christmas. [...]

Eleven Years Ago Today…

I blogged for the very first time. It’s still rather strange to think of old Space Craft is. Scifiville is even older, I bought the domain back in June 2000.   So I’ve made some new aquistions   I picked this up in my local Aldi for about £2.50 I think.   It contains this [...]

How much sewing could you do in 30 minutes?

The first post of 2013 and I’m looking ahead to taking part in Cake Pattern’s Tiramisu 30 Minutes Sewalong. It starts tomorrow     I seem to start a lot of dress patterns and then become busy or distracted by something else but the sewalong is perfect as setting aside thirty minutes a day for [...]

Shhhhhh – Secret Knitting!

Yes, I’ve lost my mind and succumbed to the terrible fate of Christmas knitting. Life would have been so much easier if I’d just started it in August. I was going to try and take a sneaky, non revealing photograph of some of the knitting but it didn’t come out very well so we’ll have [...]

New Blog – Lucky Cats

I went to a craft supplies fair on Saturday with my friends Karen and Hannah. Sadly there were no stalls selling yarn but plenty were selling beads and I found a couple with fabric. The red is what feels like a poly cotton mix. It was £3 a meter and I picked up 3m for [...]

Don’t Forget Your Glass Slippers…

I went to the V&A on Saturday to see the gorgeous Ballgowns:British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition. It was fabulous! They had dresses from every decade so there was a great deal of variety. Some were incredibly elegant and some would have been right up Lady Gaga’s street! Photography wasn’t allowed inside the exhibition but it was allowed [...]

Making Monday – Earrings and The Spice Boys

The weather has been far too hot for much making but I’ve made some progress on my Lotus Tunic dress   That’s the front view and it looks a bit strange because I’ve had to fold the middle panel a little to take the picture.  I still have to cut, sew and attach the lining. Then [...]

Making Monday – Acquisitions

My Lotus tunic is still in progress. The darts are done and the zip is in so that’s the back of the tunic finished. I intended to sew the front during the Olympics Closing Ceremony but found myself watching rather than sewing. I did join one of the side fronts but I don’t think I’ve sewn the [...]