Monday, 1 July 2013

Its all about me!

With only a coule of weeks to go to the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London, it's that time where we tell everyone all about ourselves and link up at the Fat Quarterly Blog!




This is me modelling my newly made Staple Dress which will also be coming to retreat! 

Some of you are going know me quite well through various forms of social media, real life and my online fabric shop Simply Solids. I reckon there are also going to be a bunch of folks who have no idea who the hell I am, so here goes!

I'm a mum of 3 kids, Holly, Max & Hunter! Hunter came to retreat with me last year as he was just a few weeks old. This time there will be no kids - Woop!!


Holly, Max & Hunter with their friend Harland on the right

I bough Simply Solids last September from my lovely real life friend Mandy as she had decided to get a proper job!! I planned on keeping it small and low key, more of a hobby really as I was also a neo-natal nurse. Things haven't quite panned out that way and the shop is going from strength to strength so I quit my nursing job, which to be honest is still scaring me and I'm now broke to boot!

I started sewing back in 2009 and although I don't get as much time to sew as I would really like, I still manage to squeeze in bits here and there. I love making quilts and sewing smaller projects like pouches & cushions.


Scrappy Trip Along

Swoon

Zipped Pouch

Embroidery

Table Runner
At retreat I'm doing Kerry's PJ pants class, Lucie's Improv class & Katy's Triangle City EPP. 

I'm especially looking forward to just hanging out and selfish as it sounds, having some me time away from the responsibilities of 3 children!! 

I cannot wait to chat, laugh, learn some new techniques, sew & of course have a beer or three, meet new sewers, put faces to twitter & blog names and spend some much needed down time with some of my real life best friends.


If you want to connect you can find me here:

Twitter: @sewjustinesew & @SimplySolids
IG: SewJustineSew
Flickr: sewjustinesew

17 sleeps........EEEEEEP!!!!

28 comments:

  1. I'm doing PJ pants class too - so excited. Can't wait to meet you too!

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  2. Guess What?? I'm coming too now!! (no money was my problem too) Yippee!!!
    Looking forward to seeing all my "imaginary friends" in the flesh again.
    Cheers
    Lush x
    Now I just have to get a hair cut & colour, find some decent clothing & shoes, make a name badge, book a hotel etc etc etc No pressure!! LOL

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    1. Yay!! Lush I can't wait to see you!! We're all staying at the Strathmore Grangexx

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  3. Can't wait to see you again Justine! A bit disappointed there is no baby to hold this year! xo

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    1. There will be a baby just not mine!! Scissors & Thread who I roomed with last year is taking her baby James this year!!

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  4. Oh How I wish I had the pennies to come too

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  5. I promise I'm not stalking you, but I'm also doing the improv & PJ pants class!!! Looking forward to seeing you and your staple dress is real life :) x

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  6. Have a good time Justine! Looking forward to seeing what you learn!

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  7. No Hunter!!!

    Ah, you deserve the down time. See you in the Improv class.

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    1. He'd be a liability trust me! he's into everything!!

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  8. It's so lovely to have some 'me-time'. I'm in Lucie's Improv class too, which I'm so excited about. I'm sure Retreat is going to be fabulous. See you there!

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    1. I must admit Lucie's class is the one I'm most eager for as I have no skills in improv!!

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  9. it will be so good to see you again, Justine!!

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  10. Love that Staple dress - I am doing the improv and EPP class with Katy as well :)

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  11. Hi Justine! I'm in the Improv class too. Looking forward to it! :-)

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    1. See you there - make sure you say Hi!

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  12. I am so excited I know I am not going to sleep the next few days. We leave 4 July for a cruise before coming to London! I cannot wait to meet you

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  13. Look forward to seeing you-I am doing Kerry's class to' I think I will need to sit next to you-your dress making skills are clearly amazing!

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  14. Look forward to seeing you at the retreat and some of your Simply Solids goodies to buy :)

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  15. Stunning dress! Can't wait to meet you at retreat!

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  16. I am also looking forward to meeting you for real! you have held my hand so often, buying fabric, that it will be great to see you there!

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  17. I think that the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat sounds like a very interesting learning opportunity. And I love the staple dress as well. Thank you for the link to Simply Solids, there is a large selection. I really like the swoon. I love the embroidery example as well, I love good embroidery work.


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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

 
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