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Spearmint Sewing Machine

So I finally treated myself to this John Lewis sewing machine I’ve had my eye on for a while. I was trying to make my cat a neck tie (!) with my old machine and I just couldn’t make it work so the next day I went out and bought this! It was only £99 and I had £30 voucher that I hadn’t yet used from Christmas. It’s really great, I’m sewing again!!

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I Got 99 Problems But A Stitch Ain’t One

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Available in my etsy shop Josie Makes

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Josie Makes… Blackwork B

I had been wanting to try Blackwork for a while, so decided to turn it into a gift for my friend Bethany for Christmas.

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I really enjoyed making this, it is along the same lines as cross stitch, but just with backstitch, the repetitive pattern meant that once I had started on the pattern filling I didn’t have to look back at my design again and again, I was stitching this on the train, on my lunch break at work and even at the pub quiz! I used an evenweave fabric, a cream colour with glints of metallic gold!

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Josie Makes featured on So Joey Creates

So Joey Creates

Big thanks to Joey at ‘So Joey’ for blogging an interview with me!

Check it out at So Joey Creates

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Josie Makes… A5 Graph Paper Notebook

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To design cross stitch patterns I use graph paper such as in the photo above. The only form I have found this in is A4 refill pads, and I have been searching for a smaller notebook with this paper with no luck. So I decided to create my own.

Click ‘Continue Reading’ for instructions on how to make it.

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Josie Makes… Internet Cats

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“I am a cat lover and I love to craft!”

I decided I wanted to make these tributes to some amazing internet famous cats! Made using felt shapes stitched together. From left to right – Grumpy Cat, Princess Monster Truck and Lil BUB.

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