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We Finished Our Renovation!

Its just taken the 9 Years. Honestly, when we moved in I thought five maximum. But then when I think about it, it was a lot of time, planning and of course, finance. We lived with my Mother in Law for six months whilst we had the kitchen and bathrooms done. We forced a move […]

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A New Studio

Guess what…. No I’m not moving..Not yet. I just wanted to show you my newly cladded studio. I absolutely love it. It was starting to look a little bit shabby. It had already been rendered when we moved in to the house. It was a lovely peach colour (!). I painted it, what I thought […]

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Mega Fabric Sale

Head over to eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/somethingfine69) where I am having a HUGE vintage fabric clear out. All my fabrics must go! I have designer Liberty of London, Lucienne Day, Heals of London, all up for grabs.  Also many scraps, vintage dress fabrics and other novelty fabrics available. Fabrics uploaded most days so keep checking back.   […]

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New Classes 2017

For the last couple of summers I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a summer school. So this year I packed the kids off to Tennis Camp and embarked on my first ever Upholstery week long course. The course ran everyday from 7th-11th Aug 9.30am-3.30pm and included a light lunch. I was very lucky […]

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Vintage Fabric Sale #projectcladding

I’m having a HUGE clear out of my vintage fabric, antique fabric, tapestries, craft books and mid century instructional leaflets. Each week I will be adding a few bits to Etsy and eBay I also have SALE in my web shop right now. Come take a look!

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What’s best? Traditional or Modern?

When I was studying upholstery, there was a certain snobbery surrounding the use of traditional techniques in upholstery. In my class, anyway, it was considered the superior method for putting together furniture. These days, with a few years under my belt, I mostly tackle chairs using modern upholstery techniques and my trusty pneumatic stapler, but […]

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Designing your own Pattern

I had a huge clear out of my fabric cupboard recently (again). I am struggling a little to find the time to pop my precious fabric online but I don’t much mind seeing it filled to the brim every time I walk into my studio – just remind me not to buy any more (I […]

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Book Launch and Fair

I really hope you can come to my Book Launch in Meyrick Park, Bournemouth on 2nd August, 2015 from 11am-4pm. I will be joined by my very talented friends for a craft and vintage fair, selling unique gifts, homewares and vintage items. There will be complimentary  tea and coffee, and if you fancy a tipple, the […]

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The Great Upholstery Tweet Up 2015

Back in 2014 I had a dream that I met up with some Upholsterers. Without going in to detail (apparently other people’s dreams are very boring!!), upon waking I decided to tweet them all. To my pleasant surprise they all tweeted what a good idea it would be to meet up and we got set on […]

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