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My handmade wardrobe – bewitched – October 2015

By Julia Claridge | November 7, 2015
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This month I was busy creating a family of Halloween costumes, this time including mummy and daddy!! The theme was The Wizard of Oz, you can read all about how this came about in my kids wardrobe blog post published earlier this week. Anyway, I was to be the wicked witch of the East. For…

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The kids wardrobe – trick or treat! – October 2015

By Julia Claridge | November 2, 2015
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Yes I know another month of dressing up fun and not serious business sewing! I just can’t resist and the kids love it. Last year we went out trick or treating for the first time. Its not something I am particularly passionate about neither is Halloween on the whole. However last year we were invited to…

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My handmade wardrobe – change of season – September 2015

By Julia Claridge | October 3, 2015
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Some big excitement to report this month….I was asked to feature in the ‘We Meet’ article published monthly in Sewing world magazine, of course I was very flattered and agreed! The article is not all about my handmade wardrobe, more an over view of all Bobbins and Buttons sewing activity, inspiration and tips. However I am…

Making memories

The kids wardrobe – Making memories – September 2015

By Julia Claridge | September 29, 2015
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The focus for kids clothing in September has very much been the other main event of the year! Joseph’s 4th birthday party! The usual sewing for business took second place for some of September while, I stitched costumes, back drops and generally created a super hero themed birthday party fit for a 4 year old…


The kids wardrobe – Accessories – August 2015

By Julia Claridge | September 3, 2015
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It has been a busy magazine month this month with lots of projects being printed. Sewing World magazine  printed my fun love heart and star shaped back packs projects. I designed these rucksacks to be just the right size to carry a lunch box and water bottle. Perfect for school starters as well as slightly older…


The kids wardrobe – Princess party – July 2015!

By Julia Claridge | July 28, 2015
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The long awaited Party! From early July last year my daughter had started contemplating the next birthday party and age 5 and 1 day decided it would be a princess party. As the time drew closer (well about January time!!) the subject of the party was the talk of the drive to school, especially the…

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Mums the word! – It’s special to be a sewing mum.

By Julia Claridge | March 26, 2014
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Becoming a mum was really the inspiration and motivation for starting my sewing business. Motherhood also underpins a lot of what I do within the business. I really like what I call the heritage value of sewing. By this I mean the way this skill is passed on through the generations. Certainly that is the…