Giveaway results

Hello Readers,

Wooden sewing tools
Wooden sewing tools

Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveaway. It was fascinating to go through everyone’s comments on what RTW garment they wished they could clone. It seems shirt dresses and beloved winter coats are high on everyone’s wish list. Yep, I can totally relate to both of those.

Anyway, the random number generator picked: Debra Lee as the winner of the giveaway! Congratulations. You will be receiving the sewing tools and the pattern. I have your email address; I will be in touch to get your postal address. Debra said she would love to find a simple shift dress pattern. Well, now you can have a go at a shirt dress as well!

In other news, we have just accepted an offer on our house, which has been on the market for the last 6 months. It’s still very much early days yet (i.e. I don’t like to count any chickens until contracts have been signed etc), but, sigh, this may have an impact on my sewing. At the minute we are toying with the idea of getting a house built, or perhaps a major renovation project. It’s all still quite uncertain, and certainly the first idea will involve months and months of disruption. Friends, I know that you will all relate to this, but…yikes…I am so used to having my little sewing room to myself and locking myself away in the evenings and sewing…it has been the thing which has kept me sane and exercised my brain since I gave up working….I am not looking forward to the upheaval of moving! Still, it might be nice, someday to have a more spacious sewing room with an inspiring view.

View of Borrowdale in the Lake District, close to where we live. Unfortunately I don't think the view we will end up with will be quite as spectacular as this...
View of Borrowdale in the Lake District, close to where we live. Unfortunately I don’t think the view we will end up with will be quite as spectacular as this…

Until next time…..




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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at

6 thoughts on “Giveaway results

  1. Holding thumbs for you. Having moved countries 8 times in the past 4 years I can certainly sympathise, however, there are rewards too. You get to do BIG clean-outs of things that you thought you needed but dont really. Purging is good. So deep breath & think of a wonderful sewing space 🙂

  2. It might be difficult but also a lot of fun. Your taste mught have changed a little and now you get to decorate an entire house (you might even blog about it like YHL). 😉
    P.S. why did you have to stop working?

  3. I totally understand you about house moves. We accepted an offer on our house recently and had ours accepted elsewhere so I am crossing every bone in my body that the sale goes through. We tried to sell last year, and the chain collapsed at the last minute, which made me so sad. anyway, fingers crossed your sale goes through without incident.

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