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Having read all your wonderful entries for my ‘Win a Book’ comp I have chosen Julie and Karen to be the winners as both their comments sounded just like something I have done (and still do!). Karen started a Fairy Cross stitch project for her daughters nursery, apparently her daughter is now 26 and it still isn’t finished! and Julie made an applique cushion which she then proceeded to sew up the wrong way round so all her hard work was hidden inside… this is something I do on a pretty regular basis.

Lots of you seem to enjoy crochet and knitting, these are two things I really can’t get my head around, but since working on Hook, Line & Crochet (a new title in the Simple Makes series out August) I have picked up the basics and can just about double crochet now. Abs’ crochet poncho sounds like a very ‘fashion forward’ piece and Lesley 1202 even had a crochet pattern published in Inside Crochet. Suan Watts has just picked up her knitting needles after 30 years and has knitted a coat for her grandson and good luck to MissMelvis who has just learnt to knit (there’s a Simple Makes knitting book out in 2014 which is going to have some lovely projects in!)

There’s been embroidery with a broken wrist (Hannah Whitling), Sarah’s Dairy Free Birthday Cake experimentations, an amazing sounding Escape Proof Ferret House (ooh Hannah Whitling again!), Sian Hallewell’s Tooth Fairy Teds sound super cute and I really want to see Jayne B’s Boy George Doll complete with dreds.

There seems to be more disasters than achievements But like Tammy Tudor and Harders 59 say: There are no mistakes, just new innovations and you can get away with a lot if you just style it out!

As a little thank you to you all for entering I will be posting a project from one of the books on Friday.

P.S. Julie and Karen  email me your addresses and if you’d like Little Sew and Sew or Felt Sew Good and i’ll get the books out to you quick smart