Saturday, 29 January 2011

Dressmaking Services Sewing Classes

Here is my mum's latest addition to her schedule:

Beginners Sewing Machine Workshops

Never used a sewing machine before? Or just a bit rusty and keen to get back on that pedal? This workshop is for you!!

During the workshop, you will learn how to use a sewing machine and complete a simple textile project as you learn plenty of new skills.  Take your pick from a selection of fabrics to make a pretty cushion cover to take home at the end of your class.

You will learn all of the following:
How to thread a machine
How to change a needle
How to use the presser foot
How to fill and load the bobbin
How to stitch in a straight line
How to adjust stitch length and style
How to stitch a simple hem
How to sew a button hole
Basic sewing techniques such as cutting out, pinning, ironing and sewing on a button
Introduction to over-locking


Material, thread and button included (unless you wish to use your own) and use of equipment.  Why not bring along your own machine if you have one.

Dates and times to suit you.
One to one tuition from a qualified City and Guilds trained tutor (with the patience of a saint).
Cushion can be made in one lesson, or if you want to take your time, further workshops can be arranged.

Contact Diane Roynon at Dressmaking Services for further information. 01495 791088, High Street Abersychan

Love Giveaway Winners

Michelle, Gill and Heart Handmade all get in contact via email with your details.  I have decided to send you each the love notelet cards.  Feeling very generous today :)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Brilliant Blogs

It amazes me how much time I can lose reading other peoples blogs.  I really don't have that much time to begin with.  Just thought I would share a few.

Just a note to anyone setting up a blog.  I know that Blogger is not seen as the best system for blogging, but I find it so much easier to follow blogs on this then any of the other sites.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Products

I made these a few weeks ago.  I will be listing them shortly in my shops but first opportunity goes to my blog readers - email me if you are interested in anything before I list them.   I want to photgraph them better but it is such a miserable day so the light is terrible.

Both these are long style necklaces and are £8.50 each.

Bracelet £4.50 (also available with lilac rose)

Shorter Black Rose Necklace £6.50

This is a bit special.  
Original vintage flower (so unusual and pretty) on a short necklace with light amber glass beads.
Not entirely sure whether I want to sell it yet as it will be totally unique.  I love it.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Mini Giveaway

I have just been experimenting and have come up with these......

Mini Valentine Day, or just love, notelet cards.

They feature a handmade badge, made using offical Cath Kidston paper.  As I have been such a lazy blogger, I decided to do a mini giveaway.  The winner will receive one of each design. 

It will just run for the next couple of days - just leave a comment.  It can be about anything.  Maybe let me know what you will be doing for Valentine's Day.

They can also be found on my eBay.

Happy St Dwynwen's Day

Today is the welsh version of Valentine's Day - St Dwynwen's Day.  Dwynwen is the welsh patron saint of lovers who dedicated her life for our happiness.

It therefore seemed a great day to show you the Valentine Card I am currently selling.  It was a big hit last year so I haven't modified it.  They are currently avaliable to purchase on eBay, Folksy and Etsy - and postage is free!!

In honour of St Dywnwen, make sure you tell someone - "dwi'n dy garu di"