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sewcraftyfox
Devon, UK
Craft book editor who crafts
Interests: meeting and working with talented designers in the craft industry; sewing and needlework; yoga; reading thrillers and crime fiction; married with cats
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Oooooh - that fabric was just made for cushions - I love that you've kept the cover really simple to let the pattern shine! The 'accent' cushions on my sofa look a bit worse for wear, so think I'll re-cover them. Should only take a couple of hours - it's just picking the fabric takes soooo much longer (but is secretly my fave bit!). Hugs, Jen xxx
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2010 on Sometimes all it takes.... at Gone To Earth
Hey there young lady! Glad you're settling into the new house and enjoying Brighton already. And what about that book, eh?! My copy has already found its way to my sewing machine - I was working off printouts before (making the peek-a-boo book bag), so it feels like a luxury to have the bound copy now. It only seems like yesterday we were proofreading, writing the cover copy etc! Everyone is gonna love it - not long to go now folks, and do swing by to visit Lisa (and maybe even me, you lucky things) at Festival of Quilts! Take care Jen x
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2010 on Where's the flipping kettle? at U-handblog
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Happy Blogday! I should be giving you a birthday prezzie in return for this post alone - gorgeous sewing, fabric and KITTENS! OMG life doesn't get much better!!! OK pulled self together. Congratulation and we'll be seeing you in another year (or 11 months!). Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2010 on Two & 1/12th ... at Don't look now!
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Oh - lovely 'stuff'! Sometimes feels a bit decandent just wondering round looking at things, but having all of these lovely images in your head after spending a blissful hour or two is just sooooo good for you - thanks for sharing - btw I love those little blue teacups. Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2010 on wanderings at SouleMama
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An example of creativity being essential for the soul? Looking around someone's home where they have built a haven or nest is like peeking inside their head - very personal. It's not what you've got, but what it represents for you. I love 'stuff' too - looking at simple bits and pieces I've collected, carefully placed around a room and lived with is very grounding when all else is crazy. The chair sounds amazing, but it'll be so much more than just a chair when you're done with it. Wishing you all the best, Jen x
Brilliant images - taking the pins out at the end must be soooo satisfying! Also it appears that you've sparked a new medical condition 'blocking-board-jealousy' - who knew!? Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2010 on Blocking Tutorial at Posie Gets Cozy
Used to love Paperchase because I thought they were so innovative and cool with their graphics. Now I know how they do it, I'm rather less impressed. Thanks to Jaqueline for her insight (above), and to you for speaking out in such intelligent and measured terms. I hope it works out somehow. In the meantime, I'm off to smash my Paperchase owl mug into the bin :o/ Jen x
There is NOTHING like a deadline to focus the mind - it certainly makes me sit up and take notice! But babies don't really understand deadlines (except their own, where everything is due NOW!!!!), so I guess you have to play it his way - but that's cool - your new line is gonna look brill :o) Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2010 on MIA...... at Valori Wells
Why are buttons so irrisistible - I just can't get enough of them, especially in lovely zingy colours like these? They're (almost) as appealing as diamonds (but don't tell Mr Fox I said that!). Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on 7 days swap at French Knots
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Lush embellishments! At least you know you'll be toting some fab purses when you're out and about on your stroller!!! :o) Jen xxx
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on When I'm Sixty-Four at HELLOmynameisHeather
Great dress and fab colour! I love kinda unexpected fabrics and trims for day, like your sheeny silk, or sparkly sequins, flamboyant ruffles etc. It's fun to balance them with jeans, knits, cottons etc for contrast.Looking forward to seeing what you make next for your wardrobe! Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on Lime Juice Dress (an Anthrocopy) at angry chicken
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Wow - it's like a Red Cross drop for the spirits! Do I spy choccie buttons? If it was me, they would have perished LONG before the fruit+nut bar! BTW found you via your valentine coasters @ sew mama sew. Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on Special at Linaloo
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How funny - I was thinking corsage too - was going to add that to reply before but didn't want to ramble on too long. Anyway - spooky!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2010 on New Carpet Bag making kit is listed. at U-handblog
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Hi Tracy - I've bought the kit (just arrived!) but might substitute the outer fabric for a softer woven tweedy fabric. I think Lisa's kits are fab value for money even if you do use your own fabric - by the time you've factored in the pattern, frame, hardware, interfacings etc you're still onto a winner. What were you thinking of using - I'd love more ideas! Jen x
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2010 on New Carpet Bag making kit is listed. at U-handblog
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I've got mine too - hurrah! Like Caroline I've been keeping an eye out. I so love the idea of that closure - can't wait to try it. Jen xxx
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2010 on New Carpet Bag making kit is listed. at U-handblog
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Raspberry Ripple is just pleat-tastic - I love how your bag pattern combine different fabrics so cleverly. Would look great made up in so many different combos of fabric!
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2010 on Something New at Melly & me
It is a fab job - unfortunatley I'm not working on your new opus, but I did have a nose through the advance spreads just today - very nice!!! I think you're onto a winner there. Actually you may not want me near your work - I just noticed a typo in my previous comment - argh - red pen and slapped wrist for me! Take care, Jen :O)
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2010 on the Quiltmakers.. at Lynette Anderson Designs
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That you speak about the experience with such eloquence, warmth and humour shows that you are re-adjusting beautifully. I think that to successfully combine our different personas (in my case blissfully married Missus combined with obsessed career girl who still eats cereal for dinner like a singleton!), half the battle is knowing that actually you can't always do it all. Do one, do the other, let the edges blur if they need to - if you're genuinly happy and care about those around you, you'll find the right balance.
Hi there. I'm an editor at the book's publishing house. I didn't work on it (I work on all the other craft books!), but watched from across the room as it all came together. It's an amazing book and as a crafter and patchworker myself, I can say that Lynette's quilt is definity one of my favourites - well done!!! Jen x
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2010 on the Quiltmakers.. at Lynette Anderson Designs
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Hi - just found your blog via u-handbag. Gave me pause for thought - beautiful words and pictures in this entry - thank you. I hope 2010 is joyful, creative and always full of love for you. Take care, Jenny
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on remembering at SouleMama
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I adore your idea for the dress - I'd make it a more versatile fit too! Looking forward to seeing what you might do. BTW found you via u-handbag. Just started blogging myself - don't have any wonderful hand drawings to include though!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on sketchbook scans at angry chicken
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Hi - just found your site via u-handbag. Really love your quilting style, the colour choices for patchwork - so cool! I wouldn't put these near food, personally - far to pretty!!!!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on * 9 * at {quilt} while you're ahead
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