24 January, 2013
norah added the project Child's animal hat
Trapper, animal hat with a cuddly cream fleece lining. More details on my website. An adaptation of a pattern by www.fleecefun.com
22 January, 2013
norah added the project Fur pill box hat
Dark brown fur Dr Zhivago hat lined with a cosy fleece lining. This hat is my own design and a copy of the ones that Julie Christie wore in the film. This should fit an average size head It is …
17 January, 2013
norah added the project Child's koala bear hat
Trapper koala bear hat with a cuddly cream fleece lining .Dark brown fur ears and pom poms on hand knitted aran wool braids. Black button nose on brown fleece. Circumference approximately 52 centim…
norah added the project Child's fleece trapper hat
Trapper, doggy hat with a dalmatian print bill and ears which can be worn up or down, and cuddly, cream fleece lining. Circumference approximately 52 centimetres. This hat should fit a 3/4 – 6 year…
norah added the project Child's fleece doggy hat
Spotty dalmatian hat lined in pink cuddly fleece with long floppy ears and black woolly
pom poms on hand knitted wool braids. The bill (doggy’s nose) can be worn up or down. Circumference approxi…
14 January, 2013
norah added the project Child's fur trapper with pompoms
Dark brown, long haired fur trapper hat made out of luxury fur fabric with a grey, cotton jersey lining. It has fur pom poms on hand knitted black silky braids.Circumference approximately 60 centim…
norah added the project Fur shaggy grey cowl
Grey shaggy fur cowl 82 × 15 centimetres.(30 × 5.75 inches ) It is lined in comfy purple cotton jersey so it won’t irritate your neck. Please see my website for further details.
Dark brown, long haired luxury fur cowl 125 x 17 cms.(50 x 7 inches ) It is lined in beautiful wine silk – acetate so it won’t irritate your neck. Please see my website for further details.
norah added the project Fur trapper with pom poms
Grey, shaggy fur adult trapper hat with pom poms on hand knitted aran wool cords lined in cream sherpa fleece. Based on Burda Style pattern Fur hat #149. Please see my website for further details.
8 January, 2013
13 August, 2011
norah commented on the technique 'Carrickmacross' lace by machine
This is just brilliant – I do machine embroidery and often mke free standing lace but I have never used this technique. One question – in stage 4 you suggest using free embroidering to attach the l…
22 February, 2011
norah commented on the article Comment to Win a Copy of Wendy Mullin's New Book, "Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets"!
Absolutely love the jackets -just what I need a new Spring jacket to cheer me up as it is very cold here (in London) right now ! My ideal jacket would be a navy reefer, perhaps double breasted wi…
24 August, 2010
norah commented on the article Comment to Win "Little Green Dresses" by Tina Sparkles!
I think I would use oilcloth -the sort used for washable tablecloths. At least I could wear my new dress out in the rain !
5 April, 2010
Absolutely brillliant !! The first decent pattern in ages – everything else seems too fussy and no good if you are anything bigger than a size 12 (UK) I can’t wait to make this .
23 March, 2010
norah commented on the technique Trace a pattern easily without cutting it
I have always traced over the actual pattern with tracing paper but you could use greaseproof paper or butcher’s. and cut that out. That allows me to make any adjustments I need or reuse the patter…
29 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer!
I couldn’t sew anything properly without my iron-I use it constantly for pressing seams.I wish it was portable with a base, not a flex so I could take it any where.
25 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Mood Designer Fabric!
My favourite fabric would have to be silk -unfortunately nowadays silk jersy is just too unforgiving.
24 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win 5 yards of Custom Printed Fabric from Spoonflower
I too adore Amy Butler -unfortunately there are not many places here in London which have a good selection of her fabric. I will just have to save up to go to America.
16 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!
I’d like as other people have mentioned tips and free patterns but most of all I would like advice or how tos on more advanced techniques e.g. pattern drafting and grading . That would prove invalu…
13 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win Sandra Betzina's Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show
My biggest challenge has always been setting in sleeves correctly. I can never get the ease right -it always ends up lumpy so I have to rip them out and start again
11 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win The INSPIRA(R) Needle Guide and Nearly 40 Sewing Machine Needles
I couldn’t live without my dress – making scissors .I have had them for over 30 years and they are as sharp now as the day I bought them.
8 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Certificate from Sawyer Brook Fabrics!
I tend to wear mostly black, grey and red for work -but it gets boring . I’d love the courage to wear something much brighter such as turquoise or shocking pink but I better not as I doubt anybody …
7 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win two books from Nicole Smith: Fashion DIY and DORM DÉCOR
I love to cover old buttons in matching or contrasting fabric and use them as a way to add embellishing to my projects.
6 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win the Antoinette Necklace!
I would love to have been called Hannah -it was my grandmother’s name. She sadly died before I was born but my father told me wonderful stories about her. When I hear the name Hannah it brings bac…
3 December, 2009
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a 500 Colored Pencil subscription by Felissimo
With five hundred colours I think I would draw pictures for my grandaughter as she is just learning to discover and distinguish different shapes and objects. We could have such fun together.
norah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a SINGER® CONFIDENCE™ 7467 Sewing Machine
I have had my basic Brother XL series about 17 years and it has never given me any trouble -I love it. I recently bought a Janome 9200 Overlocker and am slowly learning how to use it . I am also ho…
10 October, 2009
norah commented on the forum topic When to use 3 or 4 threads on overlocker
Thank you very much for your suggestions . I am going to get the Complete serger hand book. . I have also looked on You Tube and they have some quite good videos explaining the basics. But I want t…
8 October, 2009
norah commented on the forum topic When to use 3 or 4 threads on overlocker
I too have just bought a new Janome ovelocker last month so this advice has been brilliant . One question Kate you mention books. I have looked on Amazon but they all seem to be a bit dated though …
15 September, 2009
norah commented on the project Fatina Puff Dress Variation
I agree with everyone -I used to look forward to Mondays /Tuesdays in the UK but not now . This pattern is really just a way for Burda to raise some quick cash. -but I think everybody is now wise …
18 July, 2009
norah posted a message on teatowelkate's wall
Can you please tell me a little more about your club and where you are
Thanks -I would love to join You can post a message here on the site or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. -than…