Bags and Bears;

The second of the courses ran this weekend. One of the students produced this fabulous slouch bag. So proud of you Nicky!IMG_1643The other news is that these two little bears have found their way on to my Etsy shop. They are Beanie Bears, 20 cms tall and filled with little plastic beans. They both have cheeky smiles and are cuddly. They are well prepared for the winter with their warm scarves. Although a teddy, they are not really suitable for under 3 year olds. My problem is that I always grow rather attached to the bears that I make, so I am hoping that there is someone out there that will give them a loving home. IMG_1636 IMG_1635



Bags and Bears

Our first  bag making course, which took place last week, was a resounding success. ‘Reversible Tote Bags’ were the order of the day. Although the participants had very little knowledge of sewing, they were soon  very busy putting together their first accessory.


After 3 hours of concentration, quite a bit of cake and a great deal of fun, they left with some great examples of their hard work. Well done girls!



The next bag making course takes place this Saturday (11th October). There is still one place available for anybody who would like to attend. Please contact me at,,  if you are interested.

And now to bears. I have had many requests as to when I am going to start selling bears on my Etsy shop. Well, for all of you bear lovers out there, I have just cut out the first two beanie bears today. Hopefully, they should be on sale in the next few days. Keep watching this space.