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Give The Gift of Sewing

Give the gift that keeps on giving this year – the gift of sewing!!

If you have a crafty type to buy for or you’d like to suggest a present for yourself, what about a MIY Workshop gift voucher?!

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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.

Your friend the sewing machine

Another productive day of sewing skirts with a lovely bunch of people.  It was a birthday present for one of the participants – what a great idea.  The day was full of achievements including getting a long neglected sewing machine up and running.  Sewing machines should be sewing up skirts, not abandoned and lonely in cupboards.  Sewing machines need love too you know.

My favourite quote from today was this:

What did you enjoy most about the day?  “Realising my sewing machine is my friend and saying goodbye to Wonderweb.”

Even the word Wonderweb makes my ears bleed.  Throw it in the bin and get your sewing machine out!!!!

Success in a skirt

Look at these bobby dazzlers.

Impressive what you can do in 6 weeks.  These students:

drafted their own personal skirt blocks, made samples of them to check they fitted (which they did!), learned how to add pleats,  turned a basic skirt into an a-line shape and tulip shape, added pockets, made a waistband, designed their own skirts and made samples of their own skirt designs.

Good job!

Here’s what they thought of it in their own words:

“I have loved it!  Can’t wait until the next course.”

What did you enjoy most about the course?

“All of it!”

“The actual ‘putting it all together’ and seeing that it did fit!”

What did you enjoy least?


If you fancy having a go, I’ll be announcing dates for January courses here next week…..and remember, Made by gift vouchers are available in any amount for any last minute presents you need to get and to add to your own Santa list…..

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.