Archive | June 2014

A bed runner fit for a honeymoon?

Work has begun on a super king size bed runner as part of the scheme of our ‘honeymoon suite’ to welcome a very happy couple to The Barn in July.  Let’s hope they like the floral colour scheme.

LA bed runner

Funny how the sewing takes precedence over the painting and decorating!

handmadebysoo launches the Fenton Knitting Group

Knitters and stitchers of all abilities are warmly invited to join the Fenton Knitting Group.  Residents of West Lindsey and beyond are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 7.30pm from 2 September 2014 onwards.  Please contact us by email: or telephone 01472 717862 to register your interest.

Bring along your knitting or stitching projects to share with like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  While away an hour or so and feel yourself unwind.

The knitting group takes place in Soo’s home in the heart of Fenton.  Soo is a lifelong knitter and happy to help you with your knitting project, teach you new techniques or help you master a new stitch.


Meet the hand knitted pink sheep!

A contribution of just £3 per session is requested to include tea, coffee and delicious home-made cake.

First handmadebysoo makes at The Barn

Following our big move to Lincoln from Kent, we have been very busy unpacking countless boxes.  With just a few remaining and our minds beginning to turn, already, to decorating, it was time to get out the sewing machine and run up a few new cushions for the garden.  The colour scheme was chosen to match our bright red new garden parasol.  All the fabrics are from my remnant stash and include, as ever, vintage upholstery fabric samples, Laura Ashley swatches and, on this occasion, some lovely soft vintage cotton sheets found in a Lincoln charity shop.  Sold as ‘dust sheets’ at just £1 each, I decided they were worthy of a much more crafty use!

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