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Moneta party quarter finialists annonced!

Moneta party quarter finialists annonced!

WOW! What can I say? That was some party you guys made. I don’t think my fingers stayed still for more than a minute. I was blown away by every single garment and by the support you showed each other during the event. This is exactly why I plan community parties. From having people who have never sewn with jersey breaking out the double needle to more experienced seamstresses designing a hack that I’d never of dreamed was possible makes my heart sing. I particularly enjoyed the gathering of monetas in Dewsbury arranged by the inspiring Hila of Saturday night stitch whom clearly knows how to get a party started. She was joined by 9 ladies wearing monetas making it a proper moneta party fest.

Although you are all winners in my eyes, I have great pleasure in announcing that the 9 semi-finalist who win individual prizes from their sponsors as well as a pair Earnest and wright embroidery scissors.

 

Pilar_bear was voted in by the wonderful Guthrie and Ghani who fell in love with Pilar’s low back ballerina style dress and beautiful photo. Pilar lives in spain with her husband and toddler, and is the founder of Pilarbearpatternshare and also has a #sewingmama collaboration with @katerelton. She wins a £20 fabric voucher to spend at Guthrie and Ghani.

 

Pigeonwishes was chosen by Crafty sew and so for her gorgeous frill hack and party style. Meg is a Vlogger and has her own youtube channel and lives in London. She gets a £10 voucher to spend at Crafty sew and so, which as a self-proclaimed fabric addict won’t be too hard! We want to see a fabric haul vlog meg!

 

Dankajx’s clever roll neck hack caught fabworkmills eye and the flowers obviously sealed the deal.  Danka has a blog where she shares her lovely sewing and knitting, lives in Oxfordshire and enjoys cakes as much as me. She will be getting £20 credit to spend at Fabworksmill online, but a trip to the store up north is well worth it. Maybe she can be persuaded for another Hila party.

 

RosieJaneSews beautiful blue Moneta and pink accessories meant that Minerva crafts couldn’t resist her happy grin and also her sipsmith gin. Jane loves sewing on her new Janome machine and shares her lovely makes on Instagram. She will be getting her hands on a £50 jersey bundle from Minerva crafts and I can’t wait to see what she makes.

 

Amymore10 wowed Sew Essential with her dramatic black leatherette Moneta, which fabric came from Birmingham rag market. Amy has a Vlog channel where shares her beautiful makes with us sewists. She will be getting a pattern of her choice from Sew Essential and I hope she shares it on her vlog for us to see.

 

Cforcer’s blue lace beauty put her in the running when Faberwoods fell in love with her photo and use of fabric. Charlotte lives in the Midlands with her beautiful children, has a sewing blog, runs and also been known to rub shoulders with Rock legends in her spare time. She will receive a goodie box from Faberwoods and I’m super envious of this!

 

lasoffittadeighiri showed up to the party not only in a rocking Moneta but also to provide us with dance music! Girl Charlee could not resist. Manuela is a self-taught seamstress who lives in the woods in Italy with her husband. She is passionate about all things sewing which she shares on her blog. Girl Charlee will be sending her 3m of their fabric so we look forward to seeing it sewn up.

 

Sewvee always shows up to the party in style and for the second year running has made it into the final 9. Victoria lives in Bath (not in the bath) and is figuratively a walking rainbow. Her beautiful wax print dresses can be found on her blog as well as Instagram. Although Sewvee partied with the original party crew she didn’t get any prizes so I am super happy to hand over a £20 store credit from Adam ross for her to make awesome things this year.

 

_ym.sews_ braved the storm in her maxi Moneta hack and the Villiage Haberdashery approved of it’s floaty appearance and use of stripes. Yasmin lives in wales and packs in more sewing in a week than I manage in a month around her career as a doctor. She’s part o the Minerva blogger community and shares her makes there and on Instagram. She get’s to spend £25 at The Villiage Haberdashery!

Few! These lovely talented ladies pictures will now be sent off to Colette HQ who will decide who will be put to the public vote. We hope you will all continue to party and We send out Moneta hugs to you all.

Win tickets to Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade fair

Win tickets to Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade fair

For those of you who watch Location Location Location, you may already know that Kirstie was set the massive challenge of finding me a house with enough…

How to party.

How to party.

 

#monetaparty rules and small print.

#monetaparty rules and small print.

I know it’s boring and you don’t want to have to read rules, but here they are. All rules will be updated throughout the event to reflect…

First meet up of the year with Crafty sew & so

First meet up of the year with Crafty sew & so

  One of my favorite things about sewing is meeting up with other sewists. I am extremely lucky to live in the Midlands where we have Charlotte…

You’re invited to The Triple Stitchers #monetaparty!

You’re invited to The Triple Stitchers #monetaparty!

  It’s official. I am doing it all again. After the amazing response and super excitement I had during 2015 #internationalannaparty (It took about a year for…

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  • Although I missed the Birmingham meet up, today I've had a incredibly crafty day with @craftysooze ❤️. A trip to @fabriclanduk resulted in some rayon swan fabric for no idea what and some lightweight wool knit for a @grainlinestudio driftless (get me actually knowing what I'm sewing with something). A trip to @franklins_group resulted in a very much needed Bernina foot, needles and some silver Cleo buckles. Then a trip to @createescapeuk brought some lovely sewing chat and inspiration, finished off with purchases of the latest sewing magazines for browsing later ❤️❤️❤️❤️.
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  • I don't care what the weatherman says, if the weatherman says it's ☔️ MAKERS GONNA MAKE SPRING CLOTHES ANYWAY!!! Up on my table today, these beauties 💙 Amazingly soft cotton denim + holy grail jersey both from one of my very first resources for fabric @higgsandhiggs. I found them way back in 2006 on eBay and have loved them ever since.
📘🖌💙🎐💎🛢⚓️🚙🎽🐬🐳🐟👕.
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  • My @ercolfurniture transformation is nearly complete ❤️. Sneak peek! .
Fabric: @robertkaufman @suzyultman #suzysminis and grey cotton from @sewcraftyshop.
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#sewingproject  #scdesignteam #sewist #llama #ercolfurniture
  • When you FaceTime your partner to laugh at how much make up you have on, and the camera man catches you 🙈. Today's @thatwendyward + @dressmakerssocial question 'craft' leaves me(pun intended) with only one major love other than sewing. Paper flowers. I absolutely adore making flower crowns + bouquets from paper that will last forever. I'm wearing a quick Christmas crown here, because I'm likely to fall asleep on them during Christmas 😂.
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Dress fabric: @libertylondon from @abakhanfabrics.
Dress pattern: @simplesewpatterns boudoir dress.
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#miymarch17 #memade #sewingcommunity #sewingblogger #simplesewbloggers #simplesewpatterns
  • Mega fat piping calls for special mega fat piping foot on my Bernina. She handled it like the pro she is. Really looking forward to sharing the finished project. I want to upholster all the things!.
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@berninaag foot 12c from @frank_nutt_sewing_machines.
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Fabrics both @sewcraftyshop.
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#sewingcommunity #sewing #scdesignteam #llamas #sewingblogger #suzyultman
  • It's all about the community ❤️ you all probably get sick of hearing it but without you guys I'd be super lost. It's why I love organizing community parties and joining in with your amazing initiatives ❤️ Real life and online, you're the ones that I want!.
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@thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial #miymarch17 #sewingcommunity
  • A little bit of Seam porn before I clear up for the night. ❤️ Really in love with those llamas.
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Fabric: #suzysminis by @robertkaufman. Grey: #sevenberryfabrics yarn died cotton. Both from @sewcraftyshop. #scdesignteam. #sewingblogger #suzyultman #suzysminis @suzyultman
  • I was 'just' admiring this @robertkaufman fabric's selvedge which made me think of @craftysooze whom I'm traveling to see next weekend and @suzymagazine ❤️ This fabric is from @sewcraftyshop and I've nearly finished my llamatastic upholstery project. I've managed to be super fussy on my cutting and pattern drafting meaning I've got about half a meter left of this beautiful fabric... any ideas sewists?.
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@thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial #miymarch17 #sewing #scdesignteam #llama #robertkaufmanfabrics #suzysminis #suzyultman @suzyultman
  • So the #monetaparty may now be officially over but don't be sad. Adam Ross are giving us an after party glow with 20% off their fabrics to make something other than a moneta? 😂 But hurry, it won't last forever! .
Another massive thank you to everyone who partied with us and hope you want to party again in the future 😍 .
@adamrossfabrics #monetaparty #sewingdiscount #sewcialists #sewingcommunity #adamross #dressmakers #sewist #sewing #dressmakersball
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  • Although I missed the Birmingham meet up, today I've had a incredibly crafty day with @craftysooze ❤️. A trip to @fabriclanduk resulted in some rayon swan fabric for no idea what and some lightweight wool knit for a @grainlinestudio driftless (get me actually knowing what I'm sewing with something). A trip to @franklins_group resulted in a very much needed Bernina foot, needles and some silver Cleo buckles. Then a trip to @createescapeuk brought some lovely sewing chat and inspiration, finished off with purchases of the latest sewing magazines for browsing later ❤️❤️❤️❤️.
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@thefoldline @lovesewingmag @sewnowmag @craftnetwork.
#sewingblogger #sewcialists #sewing
  • I don't care what the weatherman says, if the weatherman says it's ☔️ MAKERS GONNA MAKE SPRING CLOTHES ANYWAY!!! Up on my table today, these beauties 💙 Amazingly soft cotton denim + holy grail jersey both from one of my very first resources for fabric @higgsandhiggs. I found them way back in 2006 on eBay and have loved them ever since.
📘🖌💙🎐💎🛢⚓️🚙🎽🐬🐳🐟👕.
.
#higgsandhiggs #sewist #sewing #sewcialist #sewingblogger
  • My @ercolfurniture transformation is nearly complete ❤️. Sneak peek! .
Fabric: @robertkaufman @suzyultman #suzysminis and grey cotton from @sewcraftyshop.
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#sewingproject  #scdesignteam #sewist #llama #ercolfurniture
  • When you FaceTime your partner to laugh at how much make up you have on, and the camera man catches you 🙈. Today's @thatwendyward + @dressmakerssocial question 'craft' leaves me(pun intended) with only one major love other than sewing. Paper flowers. I absolutely adore making flower crowns + bouquets from paper that will last forever. I'm wearing a quick Christmas crown here, because I'm likely to fall asleep on them during Christmas 😂.
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Dress fabric: @libertylondon from @abakhanfabrics.
Dress pattern: @simplesewpatterns boudoir dress.
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#miymarch17 #memade #sewingcommunity #sewingblogger #simplesewbloggers #simplesewpatterns
  • Mega fat piping calls for special mega fat piping foot on my Bernina. She handled it like the pro she is. Really looking forward to sharing the finished project. I want to upholster all the things!.
.
@berninaag foot 12c from @frank_nutt_sewing_machines.
.
Fabrics both @sewcraftyshop.
.
#sewingcommunity #sewing #scdesignteam #llamas #sewingblogger #suzyultman
  • It's all about the community ❤️ you all probably get sick of hearing it but without you guys I'd be super lost. It's why I love organizing community parties and joining in with your amazing initiatives ❤️ Real life and online, you're the ones that I want!.
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@thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial #miymarch17 #sewingcommunity