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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 55: Happy New Year!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Christmas. I have managed to get a little bit of sewing done over the last three weeks and have started working on this sweet design by … Continue reading

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SAL 54: What next?

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks have flown by and I am posting this just in time. Having finished the first little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney, I have decided to continue the series. Here is the next little … Continue reading

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SAL 53: Yay, Happy Dance!

Hi everyone, another 3 weeks has flown by and the dark nights are setting in! So, I have finally finished my little ballerina mouse embroidery, designed by Jenny McWhinney. The design has been pre-printed on a linen fabric and the … Continue reading

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Can you have too many pincushions?

I wanted a fun, quick little project to fill a couple of hours that could also be given away as a gift. So I decided to make a little (or rather big) deluxe pincushion. The pattern is by Heidi Staples … Continue reading

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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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