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What I made in June 2024

Little book of Liberty

The weather has been all over the place this month. It’s either been too cold or too hot and I haven’t been able to concentrate on one sewing project for more than an evening. I have a stack of projects next to me, all unfinished, but have been enjoying The Great British Sewing Bee and day dreaming about making some clothes. I love the tamarack jacket from Grainline Studio and would love to find a class in London to help me make it.

What I made in June 2024

I spent some time updating my Liberty fabric book. This is just a notebook but holds swatches of all the Liberty fabrics I have! I add a note when I’ve used the fabrics for a project and it’s something lovely to look at, as well as remember all the sewing projects so far.

I added a few blocks to my Liberty Tumbling Blocks cushion. I picked up some Liberty Tana Lawn pieces from Alice Caroline a few weeks ago. The cushion is growing slowly but I’m really enjoying every stitch.

Liberty Kaska fabric

I washed my Liberty Kaska fabric which I picked up in a charity shop. I thought it would make a fun and colourful cushion cover.

My final make this month was a sweet Cotton Clara cross stitch mug of tea kit. We used to have a few pieces of iconic Cornishware so I couldn’t resist a little cross stitch project.

Cotton Clara cross stitch mug of tea kit

I’ve had a few sales in my Etsy shop recently which has been fun. I never spend any time on it but it just ticks away in the background. I would love to know what people make with all those vintage Scrabble tiles they keep buying.

Finally, I bought my ticket for the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally in October. I always book late and the workshops I want to do are booked up. So this year I have booked early and have places on a foundation pieced hearts class, hand quilting for beginners and Stitch, Patch and Play with Jessie Chorley. I’m also looking forward to seeing the textiles on display and buying lots of fabric.

You may be interested in my previous updates for 2024:

What I made in May 2024

What I made in April 2024

What I made in March 2024

What I made in February 2024

What I made in January 2024

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Jaishree
    June 30, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    Your blog post about June 2024 is so inspiring! I love how you keep track of your Liberty fabrics in your notebook—such a wonderful way to remember your projects. The Liberty Tumbling Blocks cushion looks beautiful, and I can’t wait to see the finished piece. Also, the Cotton Clara cross stitch mug of tea kit is adorable. Congrats on your Etsy sales, too!

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    Clark
    July 1, 2024 at 3:22 am

    My favorite hobby too everytime I sat by the window. I knitted. Every rhythmic click of the needles the scarf grew longer, I imagined it wrapping around someone’s neck, warming them on a chilly winter day.

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    Lavanda Michelle
    July 1, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    The struggle with the weather is real! It’s been a rollercoaster this month, making it hard to focus on sewing projects. I’m with you on The Great British Sewing Bee—such inspiration! The Tamarack Jacket sounds amazing; hope you find a great class in London to bring it to life!

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    LisaLisa
    July 1, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    WOW, the Liberty Tumbling Blocks cushion is very impressive. I wish I had the patience with creating these types of projects, I admire your work. Hope you have an amazing time at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally in October.

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    Karen
    July 2, 2024 at 2:16 pm

    omg these are fantastic!!! You’re soooo talented wow. The fabric is insane, I am so impressed.

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