The Great British Sewing Bee 2013

The Final Countdown: The Great British Sewing Bee Episode 3

It's hard to believe this is the penultimate episode of this wonderful little series! I am genuinely living in hope that once the winner of the first Great British Sewing Bee is crowned next Tuesday, lovely lovely Claudia tells us with a dazzling grin that series two begins the following week. Last week we said… Continue reading The Final Countdown: The Great British Sewing Bee Episode 3

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The Great British Sewing Bee 2013

Man, I feel like a-sewin’: Episode 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee.

I would apologise for the title, but I'm not one bit sorry - that's the best Shania Twain-related sewing pun you're likely to see all year. Tuesday 9th April brought the second installment of The Great British Sewing Bee and this week, we heard it for the boys - the first challenge (creating a pair… Continue reading Man, I feel like a-sewin’: Episode 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee.

Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

April's Magazine of the Month is Homemaker - a newcomer to the market, this is just the fourth issue of the monthly magazine promising "creative ideas for your home". If you like the look of it, make sure to enter the competition at the end of the post to win issues 4 and 5 of… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

Read of The Month

Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

April's Magazine of the Month is Homemaker - a newcomer to the market, this is just the fourth issue of the monthly magazine promising "creative ideas for your home".If you like the look of it, make sure to enter the competition at the end of the post to win issues 4 and 5 of Homemaker,… Continue reading Magazine of the Month: Homemaker

CULTURE, visiting hours

Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

¬† TO ANY DWELLER IN LEWIS STREET And do you know a man was born in your short street of brick and slate who made his life a simple chart that he might keep inviolate the clear precision of his sight for curve of hill and field and tree that he might set their colours… Continue reading Goodbye Patrick; time for Luke.

CRAFTING

The work-in-progress progresses

I ended my last post (all that time ago...) with a sturdy work table and storage on my shopping list. Tick and tick! My only regret is that they weren't purchased, as I had wanted, from a local retailer, ideally a second hand or charity shop. I did shop around but just couldn't find what… Continue reading The work-in-progress progresses

CRAFTING

Creating space

Well, it's taken me five months and it's still a work in progress, but I'm delighted to announce I am the proud owner of A Sewing And Crafting Room! (it's not quite ready for the lofty title of 'Studio' just yet). Andy and I moved in to our lovely house back in May. His Man… Continue reading Creating space

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about¬†that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival. Anyone who… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival.Anyone who has… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Art house

Yesterday I stumbled across Household Belfast, a fascinating concept for an art festival. It's taking place in Belfast this weekend between Friday and Sunday, with a collective of artists opening up their South Belfast homes to host exhibitions, gigs, talks, screenings, performances and tours. The launch event takes place at 5pm on Friday in Satis… Continue reading Art house