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My Mum Doesn’t Sew

  In fact, she’s not all that handy with most craft either. My Mum is utterly lost around sewing machines. Though there was one thing that she enjoyed: knitting and crocheting. From time to time, she would be so proud of her work that she’d dress my brother and I head to toe in her…

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My Secret Dream – in a Dress

  Do you have a thing that you’ve made, that means something extra special to you? It doesn’t even have to be your best work – rather, a personal favourite? Here’s the story of THE favourite thing I’ve made… After my first attempt at serious sewing, I merrily went down the path of making dresses out of store-bought…

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The Winner of The Chocolate Quilt Kit is…

 Kate. D (from SA)  Congratulations!!You are the winner of a VERY Delicious Prize: “Double Chocolat Quilt Kit”!   Congratulations, Kate!     And I bet you’d all like to see what the Next Prize is… I will tell you about it in a minute.   First.. I have a Surprise for you – no reason,…

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Janome Stirling Review – What Kind of Sewing Machines Are They?

  “I’ve seen this ‘Stirling by Janome’ brand of sewing machine and overlocker around – but cannot find them on Janome Australia’s website. Are they Genuine? The prices seem too good to be true.”   We get this question a lot, especially around Mother’s Day. For good reasons. Let me explain. “Stirling” is Aldi’s own…

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How to Set Up Your Sewing Room – Ideas & Essentials

  Sewing Room Envy? Don’t be. You don’t have to spend a fortune on kitting out your dream sewing room. Because you CAN create a fresh sewing space with a shoestring budget to get yourself started. I’d like to share some tips on setting up a fresh creative space to help you get the most…

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The Oliso Smart Iron is going to….

Elbia. (from WA), Congratulations!! You are the winner of our ever-popular Oliso Smart Iron (lucky you).   I’m so excited for you – just think of the time, effort, and worries you can save by having an iron that’s smart enough to think for you!   Congratulations!! I bet you’d STILL like to see what…

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Apple Slice Recipe (the Famous 5-ingredient one)

  So – here’s our most requested Apple Slice Recipe. Enjoy! This Apple Slice uses only 5 ingredients, it’s really easy to make (and even easier to eat)! Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour 1 cup sugar 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced (1cm) 125g butter or margarine 1 egg Directions Toss apples with self…

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Fabulous Feb Winner is…..

Rebecca B. (from VIC), Congratulations!!   You are the winner of this fabulous Gutermann Thread Album (lucky you).     Congratulations!! And now, who wants to know what YOU might win NEXT?? How about an iron so smart, that it KNOWS when to pop up? You know how Murphy’s Law works – whenever you’re in the middle of something…

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Diana the Mannequin is going home to…

Joanna H (from NSW) – Congratulations!! You are the winner of a Diana Mannequin (in the size of YOUR choice). I’m so excited for you – just think of the wardrobe you can create with your very own dressmaker’s dummy!   And this is what Joanna said about winning…   Wow, thank you so much!…

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Happy New Year! The First Winner of 2017 is…

Christene L from SA – Congratulations!! You are the Lucky Winner of Sew Easy Sewing Machine Trolley!   Now You Can take your sewing on the road – with this purpose-made trolley case designed to take your sewing machine from A to B – safely and effortlessly! Imagine… wheeling your machine along with your other…

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