Sewing buzz!

This month seems to be shaping up as a really crafty month. I’m not sure if it has something to do with the buzz creates by the bbc programme ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ but my twitter feed is full of crafty loveliness!
I have definitely been inspired by the BBC programme and have enjoyed my Tuesday evenings with a cup of tea and the programme!
This month (so far!) I had signed up to two crafty workshops. The first was the Cath Kidston lampshade event. I had originally signed up to the Liverpool store event however due to work commitments, found myself in Leeds (their store has TWO floors!!!!!) After choosing my fabric (the most Cath Kidston-y, it would be rude not too!) we were shown how to crate the lampshade. It was pretty easy and lots of fun!

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My next craft course was through craft creatives and was tutored by Natalie Bosworth who’s blog can be found Here
The course was a liberty purse workshop. Again it was really enjoyable. Both my Mum and I had a really good time.

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At the moment I don’t have any other crafty courses planned however I do have my eye on some workshops at Lauren from GBSB’s shop ………..
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Charlotte x

April!

March seems to have flown by and we are now into April, it seems to have passed by so quick!
In the past few weeks whilst it had been too frosty to start planting anything on the allotment, we have been giving it a bit of a tidy up, building a new fence around the perimeter and gaining a new shed (which will be our ‘tea making comfort shed’) thanks to our plot neighbour!

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Our ‘before’ shed when we collected it

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Our ‘after’ shed makeover!

At the moment it’s too cold and frosty to plant out so I have been starting off some sweet corn, leeks and marrow on my sewing room window ledge!

I’ve also recently signed up to postcircle, a letter writing group! To find out how it works you can look at Miss Beatrix’s blog Here for all the info on what it is and how to join. I have been sending out my first few letters over the past couple of weeks to the people assigned to my postcircle group and received my first letter today!

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As you can see I also spied a new crafts magazine today called crafty. I’m yet to start ready but it look good from my initial flicking!

My latest started project is a Cath kidston spray clutch bag pattern. I’ve never completed a project using wool before but I am really enjoying it. Here’s my progress so far…

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I’m hoping to finish it so I can at least use it over the summer! ..well when summer arrives anyway!

Charlotte x