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    Made By Nomes 2012 Sewing

    I set myself a task last year to make homemade gifts for my friends and family. I think I did a pretty good job of making gifts – now let me think back to some of the wonderful handmade gifts I gave as presents: Party ¾ shorts, Girls dresses, Girls skirt, Boys shorts, Boys waistcoat, Waistcoat, Party shorts, Party trousers, Party pants, Ipad covers and a couple of Tote bags and numerous purses and make up bags. You’ll find more photos on madebynomes.com and www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes My online shop MadeByNomes.Etsy.com had it’s first sale and also finished with 14 items being sold, including 9 pairs of Party Shorts. So what will…

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    Business card, first draft

    I have spent the past few weeks trying to put together some artwork for Business cards and clothing labels. Here are 2 designs – let me know what you think.   Online shop name has now been updated to Made By Nomes – www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes

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    Tribal print is hot this summer

    How exciting, tribal print is making a stir in London this Summer.  See what Marie Claire Magazine has to say. – http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashion/best/25630/10/tribal.html#index=1 And if you would like to purchase some Made By Nomes designs, be sure to check out my Etsy shop or get in contact with me. x www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

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    Garment Labels

    I aspire to have my friends wear handmade clothes with a smile and to sell my garments to make a bit of pocket money. My 1951 singer Sewing machine is definitely up to the job, and has proved a solid worker and mostly reliable – a little temperamental which is understandable, considering her age. Some neat, profession garment labels would ensure the items I make and sell are professional and high quality. Searching the Etsy site, I have found numerous people who print these labels and once I have the design completed, it is on my list to have done this April. Stay tuned and look out for my labels…

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    Potato block printing

    Whilst drinking a few Guiness’s at the pub on St Patrick’s day I was happily thinking all things Irish and that includes potatoes…… Not only have I planned a potato in my garden – one of those potatoes you find at the back of the cupboard which has started sprouting …. I hope to reap my rewards in a few months – 1 potato turns into a potato bush with at least 10 new potatoes. Another use for old and sprouting potatoes is to use them as a block to create a relief in a create a printing block to print onto fabric !! take one potato – cut in…

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    Spring has sprung

    What a perfect day in London to have the day off work and to spend outside in the garden, brainstorming and sketching ideas for spring and summer garment. It’s too nice of a day to be inside sewing! So what do i have planned for spring and summer? Well it’s all about me, and some new clothes – so it’s got to be a pair of fitted hipster African print shorts with zipper and pockets,  Pastel pink sorbetto top with cap sleeves and interesting front detail, and a cute summer day dress !! Time to get back to the garden and prepare the pots for the summer’s vegetable crop!