About – Contact Us

I have been dabbling on the sewing machine since I was in my teens.  Me mum loves to sew and so I think I must have absorbed some of her love for sewing through the many a weekend I remember her at the sewing machine.   I was sent on three day sewing course in a holiday with a friend when I was twelve.

Since then I have made bits and pieces on the sewing machine, to a few years ago when I started making things for my first child, being a boy I found very little excitement in buying his clothes.  So many of them were blues, greens and ‘army’.  I became inspired by a gift someone gave my son and started making colourful and fun fleece appliquéd hats, scarves and mittens and other pieces of clothing.  I also tried my hand at a few dress up costumes for the boy.

The enjoyment I find out of creating something from pieces of fabric is exhilarating.

Over the past couple of years I have been using oilcloth as a fabric medium to make bags, purses and other small accessories for friends and family.  Since getting involved in blogging myself I have found other very inspiring blogs to help my own creative crafting further.  My mother too has played her part as she is a fibre art quilter and with her as a role model I am slowly venturing into this side of sewing.    I love looking at fabric and the tactile creative process fascinates me.

All work in progress with lots of fun.

Email:  diannajessie@yahoo.com

Skype:  diannajessie

West London

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24 Responses to “About – Contact Us”

  1. Mum July 28, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Diannajessie we are mightily impressed by your imaginative blogsite!

    It will surely bring you many world wide customers and we wish you alles van die beste!

    (We’re proud too!)

    • diannajessie July 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

      Thanks for looking, I am updating all the time so check out the new photo’s…

  2. AGS July 29, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    I love my polka dot bag, can’t wait to see my orders ready.

  3. Ross July 30, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    Wow. I am very impressed. A really well set up blog. The bags also look lovely – Well Done

  4. Meg July 30, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    the oilcloth projects are fabulous…..and i really love the Mexican oilcloth…beautiful vibrant colours.

    • diannajessie July 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

      Thanks, I think the mexican oilcloth is beautiful too. I will make some more wallets after I have finished my bag orders.

  5. Cols July 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Ooooo Dids… soooo good to be in touch n see your creativity!! Wot fun n boi can you send some out to us down south pls… cld u add decent sized makeup bags or lil ones for nasty things to go inside handbags??!?!!? ;0)!!Sending u just the biggest luv n hugs n am planning a trip to your neck of the woods in the not tooo distant future n soooo look forward to a good ol gass with ya!!! Sending you just the best luck with your beautiful bags n bits n hugeset luv n hugs from us!! Cxxx

    • diannajessie July 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

      Yes I can send you some…send me measurements and ideas. I also have a few tricks up my sleeve. Keep on watching this blog for updates. Speak soon

  6. Jax July 31, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Didy, they are great!!! You are brilliant. Great being in touch again. I will definately keep in touch & look into ordering some goodies in the near future.

  7. Amy Cole November 21, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Brilliant blog, You make such beautiful items and Thank you so much for including me in your blog.

    • diannajessie November 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks, and a pleasure, your wedding cake toppers are really original, well done.

  8. Mark Schroenn December 12, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Wow, looks like you are flying now. Such good use of your resources to express creativity. Keep soaring!

    • diannajessie December 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

      Thanks, and I am still having lots of fun:)

  9. Ben March 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    lovely work di,

  10. Ben March 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    my mum’s hot on her quilting, do you do any of that?

  11. Anna Hergert, Artist February 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Love your site with the tutorials. Your love of fabric really comes through as you share that small bits of fabric spark your imagination. I can relate! Keep up the great posts.

  12. Anna Hergert March 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Hello Dianna,
    I am awarding you with the Versatile Blogger Award! Well deserved! The info about how to proceed is on my latest post: http://annahergert.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/another-day-another-award/
    Congratulations! Happy to pass it on to you!

  13. Anna Hergert December 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Hello from Canada! I have been following your blog for nearly a year now – keep the projects, images and instructions coming. I really appreciate regular posts Thank you for sharing! I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. You can visit my blog (where I blogged about it today) if you choose to participate. If not, I understand – please know that you are appreciated! Anna http://annahergert.wordpress.com

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