Sunshine and Lemonade

How glorious is this sunshine we are having. I'm not sure what I love most, the warmth on my skin or the warmth coming from everyone's happy smiley faces.  It's amazing what a burst of sunshine can do! Obviously we are all keeping hydrated in the sun aren't we ?? Hello, we are aren't we? Well if you're not into just water let me tempt you with some lemonyliscious refreshing homeade lemonaade.  It's super easy and super tasty! What are we waiting for, let's get started. All you need is 4 Lemons 1 Lime 1/2 cup Sugar (I used Caster Sugar) 1 cup Water (freshly boiled and cold water) 4/5 cups cold water Ice (optional) Place 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Identifying your old Sewing Machine

    If, like me, you seem to accumulate sewing machines you may find this post handy to work out how to use it or at least identify it which helps if you contact a sewing shop to get it repaired. This particular machine, see image below, is what is called a Treadle Hand Crank Singer Machine.   I've decided I want to get it working again as I think it will be great to use in my Kid's Summer Sewing Camps.  It's in great condition from what I can see so I'm hoping it won't take too much to get it working again. So I rang round a few places and put some call outs on Facebook and anyone I spoke to asked [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’re not in you don’t win

  Big shout out to the fabulous Red Earth in Mullingar for a whopping €200 voucher I won in their Valentine's Competition. With my Irish Mammy's words ringing in my ears "if you're not in you don't win" I went for it when I saw the photo booth in their store!         That and the help of my lovely friend Ruth (taking the photos and encouraging me ... okay okay not much of that needed) led me to winning the competition.           So off I went last weekend with my lovely mummy and spent the lot after a delicious breakfast in their eaterie.  What's not to love!? We are loving all we got with the voucher.  These [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring 2016 Workshops

After lots of requests I've decided to trial some one day workshops at the cottage. The feedback I've been getting from people who attended short workshops was that they loved the cottage, and having the use of all my fabrics and buttons and sewing notions and would love to have a full day.  As all us stitchers know you don't find a few hours flying by when you are engrossed in a project. I've decided to start with three workshops and I'm kicking off with one of the most popular - Sewing Machine Basics. sewing basics Do you have a sewing machine but aren't sure how to use it or are you thinking of buying a sewing machine but would like to [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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