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About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....

SAL 52: Making mousy progress!

Another three weeks have flown by and I have a little bit of progress to show you! Last time we came together my little embroidery looked like this…. But now it looks like this….. As you can see I have … Continue reading

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Ribbon work pouch

I sew enjoyed the last two ribbon work projects designed by Tanya Haines of ‘The Common Thread’ that I decided to try and incorporate one of the designs onto the topper for a WIP pouch. I drew out the design … Continue reading

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SAL 51 – Whoops!

Hi everyone, sorry I missed the last postings – things were a little crazy as school reopened and everything else took a back seat. I have made a little progress on my little mouse ballerina embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney. … Continue reading

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Birthday treats

My birthday was a little while ago – in fact it falls on National Embroidery Day, which I always think is very apt for me! I have recently joined a small group of ladies on IG who take part in … Continue reading

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A return to ribbon work….

Following on from the spring needle roll case designed by Tanya Haines of ‘The Common Thread’, I decided to try another ribbon work project. This time I chose the Step into Spring’ ribbon 🎀 work needle case. It looked so pretty … Continue reading

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Ribbon work….

I just love the start of a new project – it is filled with so much promise. My latest project was the Spring Needle Roll designed by Tanya Haines of ‘The Common Thread’. It is a ribbon work project, something … Continue reading

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SAL 50: ballet shoes

I have had more time to sew in the last few weeks, as it is the school holidays, Yay! That said, I have been carrying on with other projects as well as my SAL project. But here is where I … Continue reading

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Swap happy

I love to take part in swaps and usually do a couple each year. My favourites are at Christmas and are hosted by Tracy from https://www.instagram.com/madaboutbags/ But this year I am taking part in a birthday swap hosted by Jenny … Continue reading

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Posing pouch….

I just love sewing swaps as the people you send to really appreciate the time and work put in to each gift. Here is a WIP pouch that I made for a swap recently. I found a heart block for … Continue reading

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SAL 49: Making a start…

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks has flown by and the summer holidays are here! So, I have finally made a start on my little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney. The design has been pre-printed on a linen fabric … Continue reading

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