New Year, New Direction

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019 in my sorely neglected corner of the internet.  I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable festive season filled with all the things you love. I had a quiet Christmas in Cornwall with my husband and it was perfect - apart from Christmas lunch itself!

When I started this blog in 2012 (I can't believe it's been that long!) I posted fairly regularly and continued to do so until last year when I struggled to keep things going on a regular basis.  There were various reasons for this, ranging from my day job suddenly becoming far busier than it ever has been, to struggling to take decent photographs of the garments I made and wanted to share.  I was finding it hard to find interesting things to say about the clothes I was making and feel that there are plenty of other bloggers out there that write far better pattern review posts or tutorials for example than I do!

Aside from that, free motion embroidery is what really makes me happy sewing wise - far more than dressmaking these days - so I've decided I'm going to focus on that here.

I've got a variety of posts planned, right from sharing the basics of free motion embroidery and how I got started, as well as introducing you to some other free motion embroidery artists whose work I admire, and possibly even interviewing some of them.

I've also got a new blog header that I stitched myself and am very happy with.

I hope you'll continue to pop in here to follow me as I experiment with some new ideas and share some of my favourite pieces as I do love to know what you think about what I'm creating. 

If there's anything in particular you'd like me to feature, please let me know!


  1. Congrats on the new blog! Although I will really miss your posts on garment sewing I totally understand your new direction. You are so passionate about free motion embroidery and your work is stunning. I can't wait to see more of it!

  2. I’m glad you’ve found a way to continue creating!!


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