I hoped bee-ing (!) on the Great British Sewing Bee would give me some exciting new experiences. Here is the first!
On Saturday I was interviewed live on BBC Radio Tees, to tell listeners in the North East about the GBSB. I was quite nervous but I really enjoyed it!

The programme was podcast onto their site and knowing I was 2 hours and 8 minutes into the programme I was able to listen when I got home ……..and realised I said ‘absolutely’ nine times in 6 minutes! How funny!

The day before I went I had a discussion with my work friends about what to wear! We all laughed hysterically that no one would see me BUT…… then decided Neil might ask me about what handmade clothes I was wearing today.
As it was pouring down with rain I wore one of my trench coats. They are definitely high on my list of beautiful makes.
The Calico Laine Bow

I have also made my Liverpool Lace Trench

and a trench coat for my friend who loves shoes!

This week I am busy sewing a short trench coat for my son’s girlfriend……I bought her the fabric for Christmas and so I am very behind with my sewing. So far it is looking great and I am hoping she will be posing for some photos at the weekend.
I was also in some newspapers this week and my favourite has to be the floating heads shot!!!

Not really a sewing related post today, but I wanted to share some of my great experiences with you.
I am so excited! Hope you will be watching tomorrow at 8pm on BBC2. The children at school keep rushing to tell me I am on ‘series link’ !! I think it is a good thing!
It’s not sewing but I think I can definitely add a……..
Wonky Factor: 3/10 …who goes on local radio and says ‘absolutely’ 9 times in 6 minutes?????
Amanda 🐝