What a brilliant day I had helping a holidaymaker find her sewing mojo. The lovely holidaymaker had done some basic sewing in the past but really wanted to get back to it. She booked in at The ThreadShed during a week stay nearby. I was very impressed as truly her sewing was sooooo damn neat and tidy. She picked bright and beautiful bunny fabric too and honestly when finished her skirt looked completely fabulous and fitted her beautifully.
I just love to see the finished items leave The ThreadShed and truly the half circle skirt was simply FAB-U-LOUS ❤️
I had such a good time I need to do more really soon … who would like to book in with me?
I’ve just spent a glorious couple of days walking a teeny bit of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal path with my Bestie and my God-Daughter! On their last night in glorious South West Wales we took a glass of wine into The ThreadShed and created some pretty cool T-shirts. Their design choices were penguins galore for my God-Daughter and a little tribute to 1970s band Sweet for my glam rock loving Bestie! I absolutely love sharing my gorgeous pink ThreadShed with my customers but sharing it with important people was pretty special! (In fact it was a bit of a Blockbuster!!!😄❤️)
I facilitate quite a few ‘arty farty’ workshops at The ThreadShed Fresh East – Sew Your Own Cushion Cover, Design Your Own T-shirt (which is the most popular), Design Your Own Mug and Design Your Own Pin Badges, but my favourite is Sew Your Own Skirt. This workshop lasts up to 6 hours and costs £50 per person. This includes all you need for your skirt (fabric, thread, zip and button) and so is an absolute bargain!
This week I spent some happy hours with a gorgeous, happy mum and daughter duo, who described themselves as complete and utter novices. Mum had used a sewing machine at school but not since, and Daughter not at all.
They were happy with the fabric choices on offer, soon mastered their sewing machines, and finished their skirts in around 5 1/4 hours! I was really impressed by how they both did and there really was some beautiful sewing!
Wearing something beautiful you have made yourself is a great feeling … why not book in with someone special to you and enjoy some sewing fun in the cute pink ThreadShed too?
It was a whole series of Record Breakers this week …
1) The youngest participant in a session = just 2 years old
2) The most participants in one session – a grandma, an auntie and two adorable children = 4 ‘arty farty’ participants
3) The most sessions on one day = 3
4) The most visitors/participants in one day = 8
5) The first time that Monty Don, of Gardeners World fame, has appeared on a T-shirt leaving The ThreadShed Fresh East
A great day – I loved it all and I really hope that there will be more record Breakers to come – after all “dedication, dedication, dedication is what you need.”
I blinkin’ love weddings I really do! I’m so happy to have found the perfect dress to wear to a wedding I’m going to this week and I am excited to wear it for the first time. However it’s the little finishing touches that I have such fun with and so I made this teeny little fascinator hair slide to exactly match my fabulous new (to me) true vintage dress. I think that the fascinator is a proper feather in my cap don’t you?
So… it’s my birthday today and I always get very excited for my birthday gift off The Husband. He is so blinkin’ creative and always surprises me with something extraordinary and very unique that he has made me.
This year was no exception as I received this beautiful present created with the pyrography iron that I bought him for his birthday.
This stunning guitar is going to look absolutely spectacular as an original piece of art hanging on my living room wall but do you know I may even learn to strum a few chords in honour of the fact that this is the first time ever EVER EVER that my portrait has been burnt into a guitar … now how cool is that? ❤️
I recently acquired two men’s V-neck pullovers, one in grey and one in green. Now, given The Husband is more likely to flick a V than pick a V, I wasn’t quite sure what todo with them both. After a bit of a ponder, I got out the scissors and with a slice up the middle, a crop of the sleeves and a slash of the waist, a quick overlock on the sewing machine a few rows of crochet and a bit of creative knitting, these totally cute little cardies were created.
A proper transformation huh? Which is your favourite … the cherries or the daisies?