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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Good Bye Career, Hello Life….

What’s sewing got to do with it, you ask? A lot. Let me go into it a bit more…. In my former life as a fashion designer holding a senior position, I was working at a family-run boutique fashion house. I was involved in everything from hiring staff, training them and retaining them, retail sales…

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The Latest Winner of Janome is…..

We’ve Saved the Best til Last.  You’ve all been waiting for this, I know….. the million dollar question is: Who Won??!!      Congratulations, Lisa D. (from QLD)!! You know who you are & your prize is on its way!     Congratulations, Lisa D! And just in case the news wasn’t what you wanted to hear…  …

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My First Sewing Machine

  I celebrated my birthday recently, and it got me thinking about the most memorable present – my very own sewing machine – on my 15th birthday. I first got bitten by the sewing bug in primary school – hand sewing little felt toys. This continued well into high school when hand stitching just wasn’t…

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