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Mini Meet Up in Happy Valley

Since accidentally discovering The Fabbadashery in Halifax  (photos and post HERE) I’ve thought it would be a lovely place to have a mini meet up for the Yorkshire Spoolettes. So, the date is Wednesday 4th May – the day before the first episode of this year’s GBSB!!! Are you as excited as me!!! I keep wondering if I’ll ‘know’ any of the contestants.  I’ve got a bit of a feeling that there might be a certain lady who doesn’t live too far from me who might be in it, but it’s only a hunch and I’ve no evidence, and I’m not saying who! Anyway, back to the meet up! Chrissy has kindly offered tea, coffee and bikkies (which auto correct keep trying to change to bikinis!!) and afterwards I’ll arrange for us to have lunch somewhere – venue dependant on numbers., but there’s plenty to choose from. The sewing/teaching room which opens up from the shop won’t be in use so there is somewhere for us to sit,  natter,  bring a bit of hand sewing …

All in a day’s work!

I don’t talk about my time at work much, what with patient confidentiality and all that.  And also nothing much happens that I think would be worth sharing.   But, and it’s a BIG but,  I’ve had a great day today and I just can’t wait to tell you! Yesterday a pattern arrived in the post so I thought I’d take it to work with me in the hope I’d be able to muster up some enthusiasm to trace off the pieces for the top in my lunch break. Lunch ate & pieces traces off, including fathoming out a sway back adjustment, in 45 minutes.  I decided to do the sway back adj before sewing a muslin as everything I’ve ever made has always needed one, but I’ve never thought to do it before the first fit. And then it happened.  I got a call to a patient at the Fabberdashery in Halifax. “The What” I thought.  Never heard of it, but I was soon on my way. Once the patient was safely on her way to hospital I had …

Sharing the Liberty Love

This morning over my first cup of coffee at work I was checking my emails and saw one from Liberty and immediately clicked the link to view their new Iniqlo Collection – everyday clothes made with their scrumptious fabric that we all regularly drool over.   I hardly ever buy clothes – either the qualities naff or it’s too expensive, so unless it’s a bargain or I really couldn’t make it myself I don’t buy it.  Within  5 minutes of browsing the new Liberty collection I had 6 things in my basket!! What does that tell you?!?!  The prices are so reasonable I honestly think they must have priced all the garments wrong!  I couldn’t really justify buying everything in my basket, so removed the linen shirt, the jeggings, the shirt dress and the tunic and just bought these 2 garments…..    A hoodies for £19.90    And a maxi dress with bra support for £29.90 Like we’ve all said hundreds of times “I couldn’t make it for that”!  I once bought 2m of this …

Dewsbury Makes Linky Party!

On the 6th February the Yorkshire Spoolette’s gathered in Dewsbury for their 2nd meet up.  We had a great day and came away with bags full to brimming with scrumptious fabric. Once the shops closed we hit Weatherspoon and it was then that I set a challenge for everyone to make something in the next month with something bought on the day.   So here we are!  A linky party of all the gorgeous garments made, and Amanda’s dishcloth! If you didn’t join us but have made something with fabric bought from Dewsbury please add your link.   Links can be from blog posts, instagram or just photos.   It’s easy to do, so link away!! The link will be open until 7th April – another month to get sewing and share with us your fab makes! If anyone knows why you can’t view the pictures without clicking the link please let me know as it’s driving me crazy trying to fix it!!

The Yorkshire Spoolette’s 2nd Meet-Up

Well, I needn’t have worried! All those restless nights were worth it! I even dreamt one night that I couldn’t even blog about today because I forgot to go! It wasn’t just me who was a bit nervous.  I mean, we hear it all the time on the news.  The dangers of meeting strangers online that might not be who you think they are!!  Gosh, if our kids had known what we’d  been up to today!! So at 10:30am I met with a lovely bunch of ladies, who did not feel like strangers at all, and we didn’t stop talking or shopping until 4pm tonight! We gathered together at Kenny’s Bistro – a newly opened cafe that’s done out lovely and very reasonable – 85p for a toasted currant tea cake!!  More money to be spent on fabric!! The staff were lovely and didn’t mind us rearranging the table and chairs so we could all gather round. We had a little fabric and pattern swap whilst I worked out some of the milages how far those on …

The Yorkshire Spoolettes – Who’s Going & Something For Those Who Can’t

It’s only 9 sleeps until the Yorkshire Spoolettes meet up in Dewsbury.  Thankyou to all of you who said you can make it. There’s a great bunch of ladies going but unfortunately due to distance there’s a whole lot of you who can’t. That got me thinking, and I contacted Fabworks to see if they would like to sponsor a competition on my blog for those who can’t go, and they said YES!!! So, here’s out it will work. I’m going to let you know who’s going to the meet up.  You need to work out (or guess!!) the total  mileage travelled to Dewsbury by all who attended on the day.  The mileage will be worked out from each persons home to Fabworks.   I’ll list who is going.  Then you can look them up and come to some sort of figure of how far you think everyone has travelled.  On the day of the meet up I will ask each one how far they’ve travelled and work out the total mileage.   To give you a …

Calling All Yorkshire Spoolettes! 

I’m feeling a bit nervous writing this post.  Arranging a meet-up is a lot like arranging your own birthday party and hoping someone other than your mother and your best mate turn up!  Then there’s the venue and the food to worry about.  And what shall I wear???     But when I really think about it, there’s nothing to fear.  I’m just feeling a bit nervous. I’m praying it doesn’t snow and that no one’s child-care arrangements fall through.  If they do, bring the kiddos – I’ll do my Nanny McFee bit whilst you shop!  For those who can’t make it, Fabworks are now online so there’s still lots of bargains to be had!! Lots of Scuba I’ve noticed!  The staff there are all proper seamstresses too, so they’re  really helpful if you contact them and need help with your fabric choices.    So here’s our itinary. It’s the other way round to last time because Fabworks close early at 2pm on a Saturday and it would be a bit daft if you didn’t get …

A Competition Ladies!!! 

I’ve just stumbled across a competition whilst making tea.  Well, I should’ve been  making the tea but like most of you I am easily distracted, I’m still at the deciding stage!  CroftMill are running a competition for those of us who are making a party or posh frock! Click here to find out more! And what’s even better is it doesn’t matter whether or not you bought the fabric from them!  SEWCHET……you need to enter your posh frock! I bet it looks amazing!  I think I might enter my Colette Wren!   More good news!! Hubby just rung to say he’s on his way home, I’ve suggested going to the local……2 meals for a tenner! Off we go…..!  See ya & good luck 🍀🍀🍀 PS they’ve not asked me to spread the word and I won’t be a judge or anything, I’m just sharing the sewing love! ❤️