Author Archives: Monica Dennis

St Hilary Staycation Continues!

We are still in coronavirus lockdown in Wales – hopefully for not much longer though I have finished a few things in the last couple of weeks. These two little cuties have been sitting on the shelf waiting to be … Continue reading

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In it for the Long Stretch!

Another extension to lockdown so its just a case of carry on sewing I guess! I have made another little bag using up the remailns of the vintage linen square from the last bag I made Then I had the … Continue reading

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Lockdown in St Hilary – Second Stretch!

The lockdown restrictions that were imposed on 23 March 2020 were left in place for another 3 weeks following the recent Government review So, more time to tackle those dreaded UFO’s! I have made binding to finish off a denim … Continue reading

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Lockdown in St Hilary

We are currently living in strange times – locked down at home indefinitely to help curtail the spread of Covid-19! However, whilst there is the danger of cabin fever evolving there are some plus factors. The weather has been amazing … Continue reading

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Recycled Wool Sweater

Whilst storm Ciara causes havoc we have battended down the hatches for a day in by the fire – and no better opportunity that to do a bit of sewing! With so many half finished projects around the sewing room … Continue reading

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Driftwood Boats

Today I have been experimenting with driftwood and fabric scraps to make a driftwood boat for a very special project with the lovely Carol Bartlett from Sew Lovely We are planning an event in beach huts on Barry Island to … Continue reading

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A New Year Begins……..

The festivities over it is time to get on with creating and I have made a start! This is my latest work in progress. I have lots of vintage cloths so I decided that I needed to get on and … Continue reading

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Fabric Christmas Postcard Workshop

I recently ran another fabric Christmas postcard workshop for Carol at Sew Lovely Makery in Barry and what a lovely day it was. Once the outline of how to make them was given there was no stopping those involved! There … Continue reading

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Sew Lovely with Carol Bartlett!

Today, I spent yet another lovely day with the very talented Carol Bartlett to create a stitched picture of Barry Island Beach Huts from a photograph that I took last year. A special picture because it brings back memories of … Continue reading

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Junk Journals

A couple on months ago I was inspired to explore junk journaling and the perfect opportunity arose – to make one for a dear friend’s special birthday! Below are a few of the pages from the journal. The front cover … Continue reading

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