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Some exciting And She Made news

February 24, 2018
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Exciting news at And She Made headquarters today. We’ve been named as one of the ‘ones to watch 2018′ in William Gee’s guide to the best sewing blogs to follow in 2018.

Featuring other sewing bloggers and Youtubers such as By Hand London and Sewn, we’re in great company.

Here’s the full article with details of other sewists to keep an eye on (and while you’re at it, feel free to read this round-up of the best indie sewing companies I wrote for the site too)

And not only that, but we’ve also made the cut as one of the top 60 sewing blogs on Feedspot, coming in at number 49. Not too bad, eh?

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger

And She Made William Gee Feedspot sewing blogger

 

I really appreciate those of you who read my blog, even if it sometimes feels as though it’s just my Mum reading. It’s a bit of a labour of love and I just love having a place where I can look back and see what I’ve made over the years.

As ever, you can follow me on the below links. I’d love it if you gave each one a click:

You can follow And She Made on Bloglovin here

Follow my recent makes on Instagram here

Keep up with my personal antics on Instagram here

Like my (somewhat neglected) Facebook page here

And, finally, my personal Twitter feed is here

Thanks for reading!

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A Christmas gift guide: The best of Etsy

December 7, 2017
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Everyone loves a gift guide at Christmas. Whether you’re a dab hand at flicking through the Argos catalogue or simply like to peruse different websites for your gifts, there’s inspiration to be had everywhere. This year, why not consider shopping locally for your presents? While you’re likely to find a more unique present, you’ll also be helping the indie businesses out. It’s worth a shot, right?

And there are some great makers to be found on Etsy. So without further ado, here’s the And She Made round-up of the best the creative website has to offer this Christmas…

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In the quiet mornings

February 1, 2017
Quiet mornings And She Made

I’m at home this week, having some time off and some time to generally unwind after the chaos of recent weeks. It’s in these quiet moments, the time that I wake up before my alarm, that I like to plan….

There is something quite special about getting up so early, with no one around and you can down with your cup of coffee and notebook in hand.

As a freelancer I often find that my most creative moments are in the earliest of mornings or the late, late evenings and, you know what, sometimes it feels great to work that way. It’s a way of working against the grain, the natural order of things or the standard nine to five.

This morning I’m planning things to sew, fabrics to buy, as well as practical career stuff. There are lots of exciting things going on and I like this time of planning in solitude, waiting until the right moment to reveal all.

I hope your mornings are equally as blissful…