• Timing is out!

    This is my sewing machine that has just come back from Deptford Sewing Machines, the case I had to purchase on top of buying the sewing machine over twenty years ago at Chapman Sewing Machine company (my mum bought me the sewing machine), travelling from Southeast to North London is not a funny matter especially in these unusual times of Covid. A few weeks ago I made the trip to Deptford Sewing Company and walked up the high street just with the sewing machine in the case, golly it was hard going and as I have become unfit in Lockdown I had to stop every few yards to rest my…

    Comments Off on Timing is out!
  • “Upcycle your denim jeans into a Boro sewing roll”

    Power Point Yesterday I taught how to take a pair of your jeans, cut one side of the leg and transform into a Boro (Japanese inspired mending) sewing roll. I took mutiple photos of each stage of the creation and created a PowerPoint, in total I had 40 slides. I needed all those slides so the participants could understand what they were doing. As I am teaching a craft base subject, the more slides to show the greater the comprehension and confidence of the participants to complete the project.

  • Bubble

    This was Saturday night’s bubble, watching Downton Abbey, we are in series two and watched episode 6, I seem to be getting confused where we are as it has taken us a long time to watch series 1 and 2, we started watching in January and have recently started meeting fortnightly instead of weekly. I am so thankful for my bubble in meeting up, they have been a life saver for me and has been a highlight to the end of my week going into somebody’s else’s home or they coming to me. This is my living room and over the season of Lockdown the room has turned into my…

  • Blackheath Ladies Fascinator

    Saturday 24th May saw me leading the above workshop, when I was composing my lesson plan, I had on there teacher demonstrates and students watch demonstration, and then work on making the fascinator, then I realised the participants will be making the fascinator along with me. Now that I am teaching online a whole new concept of guiding participants through the stages of making a project is quite different from in person teaching. As I was demonstrating, these lovely ladies followed the stages of making their own Blackheath Ladies Fascinator. I was asked by Rebecca Cole-Coker who is the current chair of Blackheath Embroiderer’s, we used to be Blackheath Embroiderer’s…

  • The Star Fascinator

    The Star Fascinator was created as the client had a wedding to attend and fitted in with the dress that was made for the occasion. Below is the link to Samines shop of other fascinators that can be purchased. https://folksy.com/items/7532090-The-Peacock

  • Pinning to Pinterest

    The website has been up for a week, but this is the first time I have had a real play in composing blog posts. I am studying how to work out saving images from the website to Pinterest, (I know I have a save button, but also uploading images to the web) and also navigating WordPress.

  • Finding my way through blogging with WordPress

    This post was published onto my Facebook page in April, as at that time my website was not up and running. It has been such a long time without my website that I have truly missed blogging and putting thoughts down on paper, but in this case the web. I write in a journal for my personal life, but having this blog is my online journal for Samines. I am having a quiet sad day and still do not want to face this day, but I am in my own way. A friend sent a kid’s video to shake out the silliness, which was quite nice to bop around to…