Snuggly Slipper Boots!

Hi all!

Happy Bank holiday to you all, I’ve been cursed with a tummy bug so I’m feeling rather naff!

On the flip side, I’ve got My printer working again thanks to Mr K sorting it out and bringing it back to life! So of course I’ve had a back log of pdf patterns to print off and 1st on my list and a part of my #makenine2018 is Tilly and The Buttons free pattern and tutorial to make your Slipper Boots.

I don’t know about you but I’m a bugger for going through slippers and they are my favourite footwear, if I could I would wear them to work ūüėā

My fleece and jersey was from B and M Fabrics in Leeds and I bought half a metre of each and it worked out just under ¬£7, don’t mind that as it’s sometimes more to buy slippers from the high street!

I already have the cotton wadding, thread and Sock Stop in my stash so no need to be hunting down any extras!

The pdf itself is only 8 pages and I soon pieced and taped it together and got onto cutting out my pieces.

Tilly’s instructions as always are very clear and I whipped these up quickly but I did start them Saturday afternoon and finished Sunday morning as I wasn’t feeling too good so if I had my ‘A’ game on its be a few hours.

To add some grip to these as I do have wooden flooring in my house, I added Sock-stop to my soles and if course I don’t do normal, I drew on hearts lol.

Now this had to dry for a minimum of 12 hours…. nooooo! This was hard as I wanted to wear them straight away!

But here they are and of course I won’t be taking them off at all today!! So what have you been up to this Easter weekend?

Happy sewing!



Rose Pin Cushion by Michelle Patterns – A Cute Sewing Assistant!


My Sewing Mojo has gone a little awol so if you do see it please tell it to get it’s ass back home!

So I decided to make myself a cute little companion whilst I’m sewing, plus it breaks up the norm of making clothes for a change!

I received the Rose Pin Cushion Pattern many moons ago from the lovely Michelle of Michelle Patterns and for some reason I haven’t tackled it till now! Bad Sally! But i think I’ve done it justice though!

This pattern is a great stash buster as it doesn’t require a lot of fabric at all. So I raided my Stash and found these beauties of cotton that i purchased from B and M Fabrics in Leeds earlier on in the year. Who can say no to Swallows, Bows and Polka Dots, very retro!

Now if you don’t have any batting you can use fleece instead but that is a separate piece you need to print here as it isn’t included in the original pdf but no worries, you now know where to find it ūüôā I had plenty of Batting as i bought loads when i made the kids their Advent Calendar last year and with the intention of making my own handbag but just never got round to that either!!

You really do have to refrain from overfilling the Petals as it’s all too easy to say “I need more” but it really doesn’t as it puffed out underneath. So please listen to Michelle’s instructions!

You can see this coming to life really quickly and it is a very satisfying sew as it is really pretty, I love the rose and leave details! A very cleaver pattern indeed and it doesn’t take you ages either, i completed mine in an afternoon even when i confused myself with making the strap, i had a total blonde moment I sewn the band the wrong way round and it didn’t turn out to the right side, doh!!

So here it is, sitting so pretty on my wrist with and without pins, I can’t seem to take it off even when I’m not Sewing! Hahaha!

 A big thank you to Michelle at Michelle Patterns on letting me have this fantastic pattern to review, i can see myself making these for a few sewing buddies for Christmas!

Click here to grab your copy of this ever so cute sewing buddy!

Happy Stitching!

Sal xx

Sew Up North Sponser Update – Sewing World Magazine!

Hello!!! Well Sew Up North s happening this week!!! Ekkkk!! I’m not sure if i’m nervous or excited!!! Becca and I have put a lot of hard work into this and i just want it all to go as smoothly as possible as we never expected 120 people to sign up as we only had 60 last year! Continue reading “Sew Up North Sponser Update – Sewing World Magazine!”

Sew Up North Sponser Update – Simplicity Newlook…. Oh Yes!!

Hello one and all!

We are on the final countdown to Sew Up North!! Only 6 more Sleeps!!!! Arrgghhhh!!!

Well Becca and I had a meet up today to finalise our plans for Saturday to make sure we have covered everything and of course filling the Goody Bags!!!

Here is moi showcasing a small selection of goodies that will be handed out to our attendees!

Now for some of you that may not know I’m a Simplicity Sewing Blogger, I made a Tutorial for them back in November of last year on their 8228 bra and panties Pattern by Maddie Flanigan. So if you haven’t dared to try…. I’m still trying to convince Becca though! My tutorial will show you how easy it can be and some little hints and tips to make it easier to work with Lace ūüôā

I’ve also got a couple of Simplicity Review Projects that are nearly ready to be published so watch this space.


Simplicity has kindly donated all these of patterns for our Goody bags!!! Look at them all!!! I can tell you it’s hard not to be excited when you see over 120 Patterns!!

So a very big thank you to Simplicity for kindly donating a vast array of patterns! Also this year is Simplicity’s 90th Birthday too so watch out for exciting news from them!

Not forgetting…..Attendees you will soon be receiving an email with the final details for Sew Up North, so keep an eye on your inbox!!

Sal xx

Sew Up North Update Sponser – School of Sew!

Hi there!

Becca¬†and I are now on major countdown to Sew Up North (a week on Saturday, if you didn’t already know). ¬†It’s amazing how much organising this is taking behind the scenes, but hopefully it will all be worth it and result in a fabulous day for all of us.

We’re now in a position where all the tickets have been allocated. ¬†We’ve had to limit the numbers to the final venue size; the Belgrave tell us we can have 120 so that’s what we’ve capped it at. ¬†For those registered, Becca will be sending out an email probably early next week with final details for the day and the info you’ve all agreed to share about each other, so you can check who’s going before hand or get back in touch with new people afterwards. Yay!

However, the proximity of the day doesn’t mean we’ve run out of sponsors yet! Yeah….we still have a few up our sleeves….some very big names!

I’ve mentioned before how much I like supporting local businesses. ¬†Today’s Sponsor is another such small, locally run business. ¬†Becca had met them on an open day at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley a couple of weekends ago (and if you see something going on there, She would recommend a visit, even just the buildings are fab!)

School of Sew have recently opened their doors there, running all kinds of sewing classes, from regular weekly slots to kids’ parties to workshops to hen do’s… Becca is currently looking for any excuse to go and spend time in their gorgeous studio space; old mill buildings do tend to mean lovely big windows and lots of light, to which they’ve added some rather fab looking cutting tables and workbenches… sewing heaven!

How all this began, Becca was actually chatting to them about the children’s party element but when they connected me with Sew Up North and the charity raffle, She was instantly handed a raffle prize to help out! My Gift of the Gab is rubbing off on her!

The prize is a pair of beautiful little tins, packed with sewing goodies like threads, pins, snip scissors, needles, pin cushion… everything you need for a little portable kit really!

Thank you so much for being Fab, Jo and Nicola!

Right, off back to sorting out goody bags, sponsor Emails, maps…. wish us luck!

Sal x

Sew Up North Update – Fabulous Fabbadashery!

Hi all!

The big day is creeping up on us swiftly now and yet Sally and I have still not come to the end of our list of fabulously generous sponsors; how amazing is the sewing community? Continue reading “Sew Up North Update – Fabulous Fabbadashery!”

Sew Up North Update! – B and M Fabrics!

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe we are officially into June now! That means that Sew Up North is on the 24th of this month!! Yay!!

Now we have decided to cap tickets/goody bags to 120 people as the Belgrave Music Hall will nicely seat 120 of us without feeling cramped and can you imagine 120 goody bags to make up too with all these generous freebies and flyers we have received that we are putting together out of our own pockets. So you best be quick to get a ticket and RSVP now before it’s too late!

Now next on our list of appreciation of our sponsors is the ever so fantastic B and M Fabrics!!

Whenever i go to Leeds, I do have to make a stop at B and M Fabrics!! It’d be rude not too!!

They have such an array of Fabrics its amazing and the prices are fantastic! Especially if you’re a true Yorkshire lass and don’t like to part with monies or have to comment “how much?!”. Hahaha!

There have 2 sites within the Kirkgate Market, On the outside of the Market itself, a Bricks and Mortar Shop and then a stall inside:

They have kindly donated a £20 Gift Voucher to the Raffle Prize Pot!! Also for attendees on the day, you can save 10% off your purchase of £15 or more!!!! That is seriously dangerously for Becca and myself as no doubt we will be filling our boots then and in preparation of the day writing our Sewing Fabric List ready for the day!

I was only there on last Saturday and i was good and only bought these few things!! The Leaf print is for the Serena Skirt from Simply Sewing Magazine and the Duck Egg and Swallow Print Fabric is for the Deer and Doe Datura Blouse ūüôā

See i can be resist when i want too!! Hahaha!

Thank you B & M Fabrics, you are awesome!!

Sal x

Sew Up North Update – Sewisfaction!

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Sew Up North sponsor update. ¬†If you haven’t heard about Sew Up North, head over to¬†Facebook¬†for all the details of the free event in Leeds on June 24th.

When Becca and I started publicising Sew Up North on Instagram, Sheona contacted Becca.  She has just launched her wonderful sewing business,selling glorious fabrics and haberdashery online and also offering in person tuition.

Becca succumbed on launch day to three glorious fabrics; the first, the Atelier Brunette rayon, which was used for her Deer and Doe Hoya, which is totally fab!

Anyway, Sheona offered to be doubly generous.  She has provided us both with a discount code for goodie bags (15% off, valid for a month fro the event) AND with a £30 raffle prize.  Say what?!!

Believe me when I say I am REALLY saving up for raffle tickets at this point! And of course, it’s all for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is a fabulous cause.

So, if that tempts you to join us and you haven’t signed up yet, please let us know you’re coming so we know how many goody bags to make up. ¬†Over 90 people have signed up so far, so even if you’re thinking of attending alone, there will be lots of people to talk to, and Sewists really are the friendliest people I’ve ever met!

Sheona, thank you so much, you are awesome!

See you in June?

Sal x

Sew Up North Update РBeyond Measure 

Good Evening peeps!

Another day, another Sew Up North update.  I don’t know about you but I’m feeling slightly stunned at how generous people have been with raffle prizes and goody bag discounts. It’s wonderful that people can be so kind and hopefully means we can raise lots of money for the  Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Today’s kind sponsor is Grace of online store Beyond Measure.  If you haven’t had a look at her site yet, I’d highly recommend a browse.  There is a wonderful range of more unusual, high end habberdashery and supplies.  My personal favourites are the leather ruler bracelet (WANT!), the japanese hand sewing needles and the wooden pin cushions, but you would be spoilt for choice.

Continue reading “Sew Up North Update – Beyond Measure¬†“

Sew Up North Update – Girl Charlee

Hi Everyone!

The list just goes on with the number of lovely sponsors that we have for the Raffle!

Well it’s for a pretty damn good cause The Yorkshire Air Ambulance. They save lives across Yorkshire, one day it could be yours. They need to raise ¬£12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s helicopters maintained and in the air. The donations received go directly into the life saving service provided. However, as an independent Charity they rely on the generosity of those who support the service to continue to save lives across Yorkshire.

The lovely mark from Girl Charlee has kindly donated a fantastic Raffle Prize of 2m of any jersey of the winner’s choice!!

If you haven’t bought any fabric from Girl Charlee…..Well why haven’t you?! Its fantastic quality! I’ve had quite a bit from them in the past and its fab for making your own lingerie too like in my tutorial for them making a Bralet and Knickers!

So if you haven’t come across before well why not join us and get yourselves some raffle tickets on the day to be in with a chance!