Posts by Saskia Struthers

Party Favour Jars

Don’t you love an excuse to make up some party favours?  Well my daughter Annelies is turning 8 next week and she is having a sleepover in the chicken shed with some friends (no chickens!). It was named the chicken shed as we were doing it up for the chickens but it turned out too…

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Quilting, Open Toe Embroidery Foot and Easter Wreaths!

Easter week is upon us already and I haven’t even made my Easter runner yet. Four days left, better get cracking (sorry couldn’t resist that one!). The holidays are always an opportunity to get some sewing and crafting done with my own children, and ensures that I test run everything that I try with my…

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Dotty Bobbin and her Bambinos!

Things have been a bit chaotic these last few weeks, my sewing classes have taken off, especially my evening and weekend classes. This week I will focus my blog on some of the children I teach. So up first in the photos is Niamh and Jodie. This was their second ever sewing lesson and from…

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Upcycling skirt from old jeans

Hello and after a mad few weeks I am back. Things have really taken off with the business and my idea of growing the business slowly have kind of taken a back seat! Hey at least I love my job! I wanted to do a separate blog to show you how easy it is to…

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1st March 2014

Rosie, one of my loyal Wednesday morning students is creating a beautiful quilted blanket for her mother. She is blessed with two sets of twins and here are the beginnings of four of her squares to go on her quilt, each taken from the actual hand print of one of her children. Once she has…

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Another week with Dotty Bobbin

The last week has been all about applique. It all started with a bunny….                The template for this bunny is available on my Pinterest Dotty Bobbin page, where you will find loads more free templates for other designs, including the alphabet. Annelies will be demonstrating in her next…

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15th January 2014

This week things have been moving along at a fast pace with the website. We are ready to go live in a week or so, and Stuart from SVS Web Design is busy pulling together all the items for my shop and putting the finishing touches to the site. I hope you all enjoy it!…

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9th January 2014

9th January 2014 This week my Wednesday morning class has been busy. Aileen finished her gorgeous handbag, as seen in the pictures. It is beautifully lined and should wash nicely. A washable handbag! Complete with lined pockets. Sharon is quilting making two sleeping bag covers with lots of applique for her twins, and Marina finished…

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26th November 2013

Well, exciting times, Christmas is around the corner, we are busy making all sorts of things for the Christmas school fair to sell, from stockings, lunch bags, Christmas trees and fairies. I am busy embroidering handmade stockings for gifts for all my doggy friends in nice doggy fabric of course! I have almost finished a…

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