We are all experiencing huge changes to our everyday lives due to this awful virus. I am able to continue sewing while self-isolating. I am so lucky to be in this position and can even get fabric delivered as usual. I have suspended my Etsy shop for the time being, but will have lots of…


Bye to Folksy

I think I have given Folksy enough time to produce some sales but after all this time the figure is 1. I shall close this shop and concentrate on my Etsy Shop which is going from strength to strength. It’ll be easier for me in the long run but I’m sad that a British selling…


Custom Order Customers

Forgive me but I feel the need to let off steam. I am always delighted when a customer contacts me with a request for a custom order. I may be naive and too trusting but I usually undertake the job without asking for a deposit. I assume that if the order backfires I will always…


Folksy shop

You may see from previous posts that I started a Folksy shop back in 2017 which had no success at all.  I have learnt a lot since then and my Etsy store is very successful. I am going to give Folksy another go and have decided to put a mixture of items on for sale…


New machine update

I can’t tell you how excited I am about my new Juki TL-2200QVP sewing machine. It cuts through layers like butter and how did I ever manage to sew without a knee lift for all these years? I have the means now to make the leather bags I have always wanted to attempt. Coming soon…



New Skill I was asked recently by a friend if I could re-upholster a box cushion stool. Never one to say no (and let’s be honest there is always a You Tube video to help) I embarked on the task.   Thrilled by the result, she asked if I could do the same with a…


Folksy v Etsy

It’s been an interesting 6 months or so since I first opened a shop on the British Folksy site. I was really wishing it would be a success and that I would have as much business as from Etsy, but sadly this not happened. I cannot quite put my finger on why sales did not take…

News | Washbag


I have been given some beautiful fabrics which really need making into gorgeous bags. This particular silk fabric has become a washbag with a waterproof interior and is currently on sale in my Etsy shop.