• A lovely little sewing meet

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    Earlier today I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful bunch of dressmaking enthusiasts, at our very first Cambridge sewing meet. This was organised via the genius of The Foldline website, and we met up at Backstitch near Cambridge.

    As this was our first meet, I thought it would be best to keep it casual, and just meet for a natter over tea and cake – and I have to say it was perfect. It was wonderful to just chat about our sewing, current projects, tips and tricks, and swap experiences of using different patterns and fabrics.

    I even managed to bake a cake for the occasion, which I think went down ok! I was really pleased with how it turned out.

    I had a great time meeting these lovely ladies – not a surprise at all, as I have always found the sewing community to be wonderful folk!

    And thank you to Backstitch for hosting us today. It was a pleasure to come and have a browse through the gorgeous fabrics and make some cheeky purchases 😉

    Great to meet you ladies!

    Jen x

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    My haul from Backstitch

    My haul from Backstitch

  • New website excitement!

  • New website

    Probably the most excited I have been since moving into my new house, is the launch of my shiny new website!

    It’s been a long time in the making – and I’m thrilled with how it looks.

    Now I can’t wait to get sewing and showing you all my latest makes.

    Anyway, have a nosey round the site and make yourselves comfy 😉

    And watch this very space for more craftiness to come!!


  • Happy New Year!

  • So here we are, with 2016 almost upon us! Crazy times.

    In all honesty, I am happy to see the back of 2015.  Not for bad reasons – mainly because I feel totally out of steam with all of the madness of work, having a big birthday (inc party, obvs), Christmastime and managing to move house! Pheeeeeewwwwey.

    Now I feel as though I can get back to normality a little bit… piece by piece.

    I am very lucky to have my very own sewing room in my new home, which still needs sorting out. But it does mean that I should be up and running with my Janome in no time at all.  Can’t wait!

    This is also the 1 year anniversary of starting The Gingerthread Girl blog.  I’ve absolutely loved blogging my makes this year – and raring to get going on projects for 2016 – many ideas! And I have some very exciting changes coming to the blog very soon too.  I really cannot wait to show everyone! So watch this space.

    Anyway, here are a few snaps to roundup my 2015 which I thought you might like to have a nosey at.

    About me

    The Gingerthread Girl was born at the start of 2015

    Such a highlight for me - meeting winner of the last GBSB, Matt Chapple


    One of my favourite makes this year - a Tilly & The Buttons Bettine

    Halloween face paint

    Halloween face

    I had a little 30th birthday - celebrated at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

    Birthday gift - my new Janome

    Birthday gift - my new Janome

    And finally... the new house was finished!

    And finally... the new house was finished!

    Here’s to a very fun and special 2016 everyone!

    Jen x