Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.
2015-06-24_08_01_43_thumb

Mary Athey

Fabric shopping in Belfast!! I need nothing but bought lots

Techniques

0

Projects

160

Views

9294

Sc20130909-192159-1_show
  1. Sign in to add a post

11 September

  • 100_2178a_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 06.24 PMby kisses

    I saw it Mary and was wondering what is that all about? I hope they rectify it quickly

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 06.32 PMby Mary Athey

      I hope so kisses, it really annoyed me. the first feature and this happens x

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 06.03 PMby Trudy McGrath

    It could be a spam as well a virus, I’ll give her the benefit of doubt but it is strange all right!

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 05.34 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I left her a message hope you don’t mind, so sorry to see this, never mind we all know who you are and familiar with your beautiful projects!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 05.48 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks trudy and actually i ’m pleased you left a comment, i just find it weird?? my mum said maybe its a mistake? but how did she get my photo? x

  • Sdc13661_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 04.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Oh, Mary, it’s really unpleasant but how could it be that someone is using your kimono project as their own? I had no idea it’s possible. It’s really shameful of them. You are so friendly to everybody, your projects and attitude are so inspiring for all of us!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 05.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks oksana, if you check down the projects you will see it. its a new member who joined to day called alica rosenbaum, she had posted the main picture under test 1111, i contacted burda and her. I went from being so thrilled at being gefeatured to feeling so angry x

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 04.31 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Are you serious? where did you spot that, is it a Burda user??? shame!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 04.51 PMby Mary Athey

      check down the projects trudy and you will spot it. i was raging . shes a new member and she has my kimono under test 1111?! its so weird as she has no info?? i contacted burda and her. her nanes alica rosenbaum x

  • Nz_dec_2005_021_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 11.17 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    Congratulations Mary on being featured! x

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 02.02 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much i’m so pleased x

  • Image7_large

    Sep 11, 2013, 08.59 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congratulations Mary! You deserved it :-)

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 09.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, i’m so delighted. I screen captured it and sent it to kelsey on holiday with a big yayyyyyyy attached to it lol x

    • Image7_large

      Sep 12, 2013, 04.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s really strange what has happend here! I know it’s easy to save the photos to your computer and then show it as her project.., but it’s really rude!! How can anyone allow themselves to do so??? I hope BurdaStyle react and do something about it really soon!

10 September

  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Sep 10, 2013, 10.36 PMby schnui

    Congratulations on being featured Mary. I often think the young ladies in NY running this web site neglect their mature followers. I have complained before and never had a response so it is great that they have noted your talents. And you probably post more than anyone. Since I have been a member,I have noticed many of the mature followers have simply stopped commenting and most likely not bothered to post anymore. It is a shame as I love to see everyone’s work. The German Burda site covers everyone and you don’t have to be young to get noted. It’s a shame I don’t read German too well. Anyway, keep up the good work and hopefully one day these young things in NY will feature you as member of the month.

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 05.09 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much schnui, i must say i’m delighted at this. I often thought what do i have to do to get a mention here?? i agree with you and it seems that burda does tend to favour the young. There was a programme on here a while back called sewing bee and they had a range of contestants both young and not so young male and female. All where set a couple of challenges every week and one would be knocked out until three where in the finale.my favourite and the lady who won was in her 70’s, her work was exquisite and i was delighted. the second place went to a young woman in her 20’s who was amazing as well but just not in the same class as the winner yet. There where loads of comments saying the younger person shoul’ve won blah blah blah but the designer on the show clarified their judgement by saying the woman that won regardless of age was quite simply the best x

    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 11, 2013, 05.17 AMby Mary Athey

      I did have a look on the german and russian sites, both are fabulous. I do love this site and like you i love seeing what everyones made. i comment on things i love and also on projects that i personally would’nt or could’nt or should’nt wear lol because of the sewers talent. I have noticed a few of my favourites don’t post on here anymore as well x

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Sep 10, 2013, 05.05 PMby rita61

    Congrats on being featured on the main Burda page!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 10, 2013, 05.41 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks rita, i’m actually delighted. Its funny.as i said to.one of my friends to.day that i never get featured and low and behold i did lol.x

9 September

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Sep 9, 2013, 09.56 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Thank you ever so much Mary!!! Will take a look now! xX

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Sep 9, 2013, 09.32 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Hi Mary, would you send me a link to the girl, Shazzeny on ebay, I can’t seem to find her! Thank you so much!

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 9, 2013, 09.51 PMby Mary Athey

      hi trudy, its shazzanfancydressand fabric4u, she puts different fabric on all the time and its so reasonably priced and super quality. I got 1 1/2 metres of a gorgeous brown/crean/caramel fabric from her to.day for £7 p&p free. i wanted it for a playsuit for my hols but i’ve draped it on my dressform and it would make a fab maxi. x

    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 9, 2013, 09.52 PMby Mary Athey

      theres no gap between and & fabric ok x

5 September

  • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

    Sep 5, 2013, 07.13 PMby Mary Athey

    hi trudy, it’s , minervacraftsandfabricsuk. i love jersey and they have 170 in the clearence range alone. good luck x

4 September

  • 2004_toni_large

    Sep 4, 2013, 10.04 AMby ndimi

    I do hope you post pics of your dye efforts. I’ve been admiring the work of Sallie Oh just lately, and dreaming of the days I’ll get a chance to play with something similar. Of course, she dyes silk, so the effects just have to be gorgeous, but I love the idea of the messes one can make! LOL

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Sep 4, 2013, 10.08 AMby Mary Athey

      I must check sally oh out, i’m wondering if this is the woman i was looking at?? theres a sewer on here who dyes silks and its gorgeous x

    • 2004_toni_large

      Sep 5, 2013, 02.59 AMby ndimi

27 July

  • Image7_large

    Jul 27, 2013, 07.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Mary, It’s good to see that you are starting sewing very carfully again! Wish you all the best!

    Love from Norway, Ellen ;)

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 27, 2013, 09.11 PMby Mary Athey

      hello ellen.
      thank you, thats lovely. i’ve been a bit bored being of work so i tried sewing with my hand strapped up. As long as i’m careful i’m fine. i hav’nt banged it once and i’ve made a couple more things which i’ll post in a few days x

26 July

  • _34_large

    Jul 26, 2013, 11.36 PMby liliv-1

    Hi sweet Mary! I just read a comment you made. In case you don’t already know it there is a third version of the twisted dress here but the lady didn’t add the link. You can see it here: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/twisted-maxi-dress There are also many on the russian burdastyle in various colors and bodytypes: http://www.burdastyle.ru/model/2013-burda-2-115 I hope these will help you to decide about your twisted version, I can’t wait to see it!! Kisses!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 27, 2013, 07.51 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks liliv,
      i love looking on the russian site, they’re so stylish. i tend to lose quite a few hours looking at all the beautiful dresses etc they post lol x

17 July

  • Img-20150503-wa0015_large

    Jul 17, 2013, 08.12 PMby vinia789

    Oh no. ..so sorry I pray it gets better soon so u can bless us wit your talent.

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 18, 2013, 07.53 AMby Mary Athey

      aww vinia thats lovely, are’nt we having great westher though.my mum said every negative has a positive and i’m of work in the hottest weather we’ve had in a long time x

  • Nz_dec_2005_021_large

    Jul 17, 2013, 08.09 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Poor you. That is painful. Hope it mends soon x

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 18, 2013, 07.55 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks sleepy dumpling. i have it well strapped up and sitting in the sun instead of working does help lol x

  • Picture_007_large

    Jul 17, 2013, 07.21 AMby Zsuzso

    Ouch! I hope it will heal fast. I have broken my left little toe the first day in Budapest, Not much can be done, It’s getting better now after 3 weeks. Take it easy.

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 17, 2013, 07.28 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks zsuzso, so far i’ve broke a toe my wrist two fingers either side of the new broken one lol. the weathers gorgeous here at the momemt so being of work is not a hardship lol. i just need to fashion and sew a cover for my finger if i can to protect it x

16 July

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Jul 16, 2013, 07.23 PMby rita61

    How painful! (YUP, I broke my 4th finger many years ago) I hope you have sunshine to enjoy? Since you like sewing, you’ll enjoy not working :-) Rest your finger the first couple of days, then it starts to feel better before you know it! :-) { I’ve been a member on here for so long, and I this is the first time I looked into the ‘wall’. Boy, do I feel ignorant!! :-) }

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 16, 2013, 07.42 PMby Mary Athey

      lol rita,
      i broke the two fingers either side of my ring finger a few years ago so i know how to protect it.the weathers lovely so i will enjoy being of x

  • Img_5555_1_large

    Jul 16, 2013, 06.57 PMby frederi

    oooooo, I am so sorry for you! I hope it does not hurt too much now?! Get well soon!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 16, 2013, 07.04 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, the hospital taped it up with a finger either side. its sore but the plus side is i’m of work lol x

  • 100_2178a_large

    Jul 16, 2013, 06.51 PMby kisses

    Oh…Mary sorry to hear. Hope your finger get better soon and it dont hinder you from sewing

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jul 16, 2013, 07.05 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, i’m of work now as well. i’m going to see if i can make a padded holder so i can protect my finger and sew x

14 June

  • 102_1060c_large

    Jun 14, 2013, 10.25 AMby leokadia

    Oh sorry, i must have slept … happy birthday to you! good luck and love and health and money in new age! xx

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 14, 2013, 02.06 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i’d a lovely day filled with laughter family and friends x

  • Photo_on_2-7-13_at_10_36_pm_3_large

    Jun 14, 2013, 04.54 AMby BeeZee

    Wow! Have a great day! I wonder which of your fabulous frocks you’ll wear!

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 14, 2013, 02.08 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you, it was a jeans and t.shirt day, i’ll save my new dresses for the next night out x

    • Photo_on_2-7-13_at_10_36_pm_3_large

      Jun 14, 2013, 03.37 PMby BeeZee

      Sounds like a plan! You will have no shortage of choices my friend!

13 June

  • P1320150_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 11.49 PMby Irina Schwab

    Happy Birthday, top sewing bee!

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 11.51 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks irina xxx

  • Image_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 03.44 PMby metropolitanfrock

    Happy happy birthday Mary! Hope you have a fabulous day!

    1 Reply
  • 1498931_10201030819291842_2538839944468278431_o_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 03.27 PMby velvetribbon

    Happy birthday Mary! All the best and enjoy your day:)))

    1 Reply
  • Dsc00015_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 02.03 PMby pamchar

    Happy birthday Mary! I wish you a beautiful day, full of surprises and happiness! Keep on smiling gorgeous lady! XX

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 05.32 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you xx

  • 05-06-08_1311_copy_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 01.25 PMby zsyzu

    Happy Birthday Mary!

    2 Replies
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 05.31 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you xx

    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 05.31 PMby Mary Athey

      sorry about hitting that stupid inappropriate button x

  • Tumblr_n50qiivr1a1qz7lxdo1_500_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 10.17 AMby Trudy McGrath

    God bless you on Your Birthday Mary! x

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 05.30 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you xx

  • Natalie_large

    Jun 13, 2013, 09.06 AMby Lady Sparks Designs

    May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories, wonderful moments and shining dreams.Happy Birthday Mary (*^,)

    1 Reply
    • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

      Jun 13, 2013, 09.56 AMby Mary Athey

      thats so lovely natalie, thank you so much x