Sewing Myself a New Wardrobe – The Kate Dress


Back in February when visiting the Malvern Creative Crafts Show I allowed myself one combined treat of a pattern & fabric from 2 of the stalls – this lovely dress (several months later) is the result! These shows are a great source of inspiration & new ideas, it’s also great to see samples made up, be able to touch the fabrics & talk to the business owners. You do have to give yourself a strict budget though! Continue reading

My Friday Five – is back!

About 12 months ago I  attempted to start a regular blog to spread the word about items, places & events of interest that I have recently discovered. Whilst I have continued to try to do this via twitter I found I just didn’t have the time to do this with the blog. However I am now going to give it another go with ‘My Friday Five’ – maybe not every week but on a regular basis.

‘My Friday Five’ will reflect my interests so expect to see plenty about sewing, Bristol, cafes, food & drink, supporting local & independent businesses and a few random items for good measure! As Bristol is the European Green Capital for 2015 there will be a green tint to it too!

So in no specific order…
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New Year, New Sewing Studio!

Just in case you are wondering what has happened to Café Sewciety (or Cordial & Grace as many of you still remembered us) here is an update.

After 3 generally enjoyable but all-consuming years of running the combined tea room & sewing café in Clifton Village I decided to simplify the business so that I can turn all my attention to providing a friendly & tranquil place to sew. Continue reading