The lovely Lauren Laverne (of Channel 4 and BBC6 Music fame) tweeted about the dress charity last month, called me brilliant and got us lots of new followers and interest. We love Lauren! Its the second time she has tweeted about the charity. I'm just annoyed that I can get the tweet to embed so I can show off even more!!
'Dress A Girl' was featured in Craft Seller Magazine this month. There is a lovely photo of me and my friend Debi from the dress making workshop at Cordial & Grace in Bristol.
and Sewing World magazine did a little feature on my blog and want to do a big feature on the dresses in a few months time.
I've also been filmed for the BBC News 'School Report' project. Students at Redland High School for Girls in Bristol made lots of dresses and are in India as we speak distributing them. The BBC helped them to make a short film about the project and they interviewed me for it. You can see the film here. Not sure why I am talking like Kate Middleton but I was clearly doing my best BBC voice! It was so lovely meeting the girls and seeing all the dresses they had made. I am hoping that they will share their experiences of their trip on my bog when they return.
I taught my cousin how to sew! We are off to The Makery in Bath soon to learn how to make piped cushions! You might see us on the Great British Sewing Bee yet. (NO way!!). Isn't it fab to see a proper sewing programme on TV? Look at that concentration!
15 vintage sewing machines are off to Uganda with the 'Hope for Life Katanga' charity soon. This is such a lovely story and you can read more about it here and here.
AND (takes a deep breath!) I am about to open my own little online fabric shop!! I still can't quite believe it but I have taken the plunge and we launch on Saturday 13 April which is also my birthday! Watch this space for the launch of www.sewscrumptious.co.uk.