Tag Archives: Christmas present

Last Posting Date for MIY Collection Orders


Chop chop! If you’ve had your eye on some MIY Collection goodies this Christmas,  the last posting date in the UK is Monday 21st December…..

If you have a crafter, maker, stitcher to buy for, have a look at my kits, tools and accessories and give them a gift they’ll treasure and keep on using way beyond Christmas!

How about a MIY Workshop gift voucher for Christmas?

Yes it’s that time of year again when we all start running around frantically spending money on things we’re not even sure people want.

Well maybe this could be the answer to your gift giving and Christmas list nightmares!

MIY Workshop gift vouchers are available in any amount and can be used in part or full payment for any class, workshop, one-to-one session, sewing machine hire session, membership, MIY Workshop tools (more on that later!) or MIY Collection sewing patterns.  They’re valid for a whole 6 months from date of purchase.

Ideal for yourself (drop some hints!) or that creative “other” that needs a Christmas present.

Get in touch with Wendy on 01273 693451 or 775951, call into MIY Workshop at 33 North Road, BN1 1YB or email her on post[at]wendyward.co.uk to buy yours.

Christmas Open House

I’ve got some work for sale in a Christmas Open House this year, along.  It’s in Five Ways in Brighton and full details are below.

I’ll be there on Sunday 27th November from 11am – 2.30pm, come and say hello!

Stuck for Christmas presents?

For the past week I’ve had the dreaded lurgy that always seems to get me at this time of year, so have had to endure a bit of enforced quiet downtime.  Watching TV on my laptop in bed curled up with Gypsy dog made it a bit more bearable, but I find it hard to do and annoying that it only ever happens when I’m busy!

Anyway enough of me moaning, although I wasn’t able to teach as I had hardly any voice left, I was able to catch up with a few jobs at home so I’m hoping to upload a flurry of information and news in the next few days.

First up, I’ve already had enquiries and purchases of my gift vouchers this year.  I think they’d make a great present (but I would wouldn’t I?!).  A present that could last a lifetime.

To purchase a voucher or find out more information contact me here.

Sunday Workshop Dates

Four dates for Sunday workshops to plan before Christmas, not so difficult you might think.  Well, I’ve been ummming and ahhhing and talking to students and friends and here’s the end result; an assortment of popular workshops which have run before and some new ones.  I’m sure I won’t please everyone with this selection but hey, there’s always 2012!

Sunday 30th October – Pattern Cutting Workshop

Suitable for beginners and students who have previously drafted skirt or trouser patterns.  At this workshop beginners will draft a skirt block and pattern and make a skirt toile (sample).  Students who have done some pattern cutting before will draft a trouser block and make a trouser toile.  Students who have previously drafted a trouser block with me will draft a one-piece dress block.
•    Class size limited to 4 people.
•    11am to 4pm.
•    £40 payable in advance to confirm your space.

Sunday 20th November – How to use your Sewing Machine Workshop

Another date for this popular workshop.  The day is aimed at beginners to find your way around a sewing machine including; different stitches, changing the tension, the different settings, cleaning, changing needles, changing feet, threads, using different fabrics and of course threading and sewing!
•    Class size limited to 5 people.
•    11am to 3pm.
•    £35 payable in advance to confirm your space.

Sunday 4th December – Sewing with Knits Winter Workshop

A winter version of the workshop I ran for the first time in August.  Sewing with stretchy jersey fabrics can be tricky on a domestic sewing machine, so at this workshop I’ll show you the best ways to cut and sew knitted fabrics.  I’ll provide you with a choice of long sleeved winter patterns specifically designed for jersey fabrics for you to whip up something to wear by the end of the day. All you need to bring is some jersey fabric of your choice and matching thread.  This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners.
•    Class size limited to 5 people.
•    10.30am to 4.30pm.
•    £45 payable in advance to confirm your space.

Sunday 11th December – Make your own Christmas Gifts Workshop

Everyone loves a handmade gift.  At this workshop you will be able to make a choice of gifts and stocking fillers ranging from soft toys to make-up bags and aprons.  I’ll provide all the patterns, you just need to bring the fabric.  Suitable for all levels of ability, but you need to be able to use a sewing machine to get the most out of the day.
•    Class size limited to 5 people.
•    10.30am to 4.30pm.
•    £45 payable in advance to confirm your space.

As always, if you need more info or would like to discuss in more detail, email me at thiswasmadeby[at]gmail.com or give me a ring on 01273 775951.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Christmas shopping

I will have some of my wool pieces alongside lots of other lovely stuff at New England House’s open studios next week.  The studios will be open on Thursday 9th Dec and Friday 10th Dec from 12-8pm.

Bring cash and cheque book as most studios don’t accept cards.

Some studios will even offer you mulled wine and a mince pie…..now that’s got to be better than elbowing your way around town.  Hasn’t it?

More info about New England House and where to find it.

Festive fodder

I have a couple of markets and open studios coming up soon.  The first being Art Junky at the Phoenix Gallery this Sunday (21st Nov).

Perfect opportunity to use up the left over bits of my felted jumpers…..

……….a flock of robins to hang or perch in your Christmas tree………….

……mittens!!  Some embroidered, some plain and some with strings (it’s not just kids who lose their mittens).

And a bit of gentle irony on a Christmas card.

Hope to see you there!

Christmas shopping for the person who has everything

Treat them to a Made by gift voucher.  Or stick one on your own Christmas list!

Available in any amount you want, redeemable against any of my classes.   Contact me for full details.