Category: daily life

Spreading Holly’s Pombombs around the world

Hi, this week I am very very busy! and yes! I am making #pombombs to be put up and spread awareness about mental illness. I have so many many ideas I can use it to decorate my house! But this time I will be taking some outside and hanging it on the trees! To know…

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John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine Pink

Children’s Sewing Machines for Christmas

I have heard from parents that a few of the children I know are having sewing machines for Christmas and I have been asked which ones I would recommend. Below are a few that I know of although not all are tried and tested. Children are quite capable of learning to sew on an adult…

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my Bernina

I have my Bernina, Artista 185 home again. It had to go away for 6 weeks to be repaired, the mother board had died. It had a full service at the time too. I am just so pleased, I rushed home to give it a go, the sheer bliss of seeing its little computer screen…

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Zipper patent

How the humble zip was born

You might have noticed, if you looked at Google’s home page, that today is the birthday of Gideon Sundbäck, he lived from April 24, 1880 – June 21, 1954. He is well know for his major contribution to the creating of the zip or zipper as it was known back then. Here is a link…

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Square Bear

May I introduce you to square bear. I have some level 2 children sewing this while the lower group catch up. He is so sweet with his little shirt and buttons. I got the instructions from Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan. When the children have finished I will upload pics of their square bears,…

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