Sunday 27 December 2015

My Best 9 Instagram Posts of 2015

My 2015 best 9 on Instagram 📷😁 #2015bestnine.

What are your favourite picks from the photos I've posted to my IG account?

Make your own collage here: it picks the 9 images with the most likes from this year's feed.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

PRIMA Magazine - December 2015, Strapless Dress & Skirt

There's until the end of this month to order the December 2015 PRIMA Magazine patterns by phone. 

PRIMA Magazine - December 2015 - Cover

For December 2015, Prima Magazine are offering 2 patterns. There's a strapless dress, and a skirt patterns both come in 2 different lengths. The patterns as usual come in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, December 2015 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, December 2015 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, December 2015 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .

Friday 11 December 2015

Delta OL-1000 Overlocker: PDF Instruction Manual for Download.... "Paying it Forward!"

04 Overlocker - Front
My old 'Delta OL-1000 Overlocker' (Serger)
(More pics here)

Sometimes you just gotta read the manual right ;-)? I was browsing the web (as you do!) and I thought I'd look up my first Overlocker (Serger) model that I bought 2nd hand way back in October 2010. These days I'm totally loving the Brother 1034D that my lovely Hubby bought for me a birthday pressie coming up to 4 years ago - but I was curious to see if many people had my old machine.

My old machine is a Delta OL-1000 Overlocker, and my first taste of using it was at a class that I attended back in 2011 with Karen. I never got to use it too much at the time, and sadly I never got the hang of adjusting the tension to adeptly (I suspect I may be better at that now that I've made upteen T-Shirts on my Brother machine haha!). Less than a year after the class I got my 1034D and it's been happy overlocking all the way ever since :-) yay!

My browsing around brought up a few links where people had picked it up as a second-hand buy, or... where someone was desperate to get a hold of a copy of the instruction manual as their pre-loved machines were missing the user guide.

Well now - this struck a chord with me. And, being the helpful soul that I would like to think that I am, I decided to scan my own copy of the manual and to upload it to the world-wide-web for all and sundry to find. (I.e. my way of paying it forward!)

So, if you've come across my blog whilst searching for a copy of the guide book then your in luck folks! Here are 2 different places where I have uploaded the PDF file (it's around 17MB). I hope that it helps anybody who has been struggling to find a copy to print off. (NB: The pages are sized to A4 - so adjust your printer settings as you feel necessary peops!)

Download a PDF copy of the Instruction Manual for the Delta OL-1000 Overlocker Sewing Machine here:


Google Drive:

Here's an embedded preview from