29 December 2016

Behind the Scenes... Plans and Schemes for 2017

Behind the scenes at Tilly and the Buttons
Behind the scenes at Tilly and the Buttons

In two days time, it'll be the seven year anniversary of when I started this blog - or the "seven year stitch", if you will.

On the one hand, it seems like only yesterday that I opened up Blogspot and started typing, not really expecting anyone other than my mum to read my blog, and certainly never dreaming that a few years later it would be the launchpad of my own business.

On the other hand, it definitely feels like sooooo much hard work to get us where we are now! Seven years of consistently working to create blog posts - and later products - that I thought you'd enjoy. Hard work is worth it when it's something as lovely and rewarding as helping people make their own clothes :)

The last year has been another busy one for us, releasing five patterns, three online workshops, doing lots of events... and working hard on things to come! So what do we have up our homemade sleeves for 2017?

26 December 2016

Ten Favourite Posts of 2016

Tilly and the Buttons
Tilly and the Buttons

With the year drawing to a close, it's time to take a walk down memory lane. Here are the most popular blog posts from the year in case you missed any (not counting finished sewing projects - a round up of those coming soon!). Hope you find something interesting or helpful here... enjoy!

Kick-start your sewing mojo! - Tilly and the Buttons

Kick-Start Your Sewing Mojo

Start your year as you mean to go on, with a thoroughly boosted sew-jo!

22 December 2016

Merry Stitchmas!

Merry Stitchmas from Tilly and the Buttons!

Wishing you a very happy holiday, whatever you're up to. I hope you'll have some time to rest up - and hopefully some sewing time too!

Our team is taking a week off between Christmas and New Year so we can spend some time with our families, eat our body weight in mince pies and cheese (not together... just next to each other) and gear up for an amazing 2017.

We're still taking orders through our online shop - just be aware that if you order a printed pattern or book between 10am GMT on 23 December and 2 January (which is a bank holiday), your order will be posted to you on Tuesday 3 January. Digital patterns and online workshop access are sent out automatically by email, so you can pick those up straight away in your inbox (check your spam folder if you can't see the email). If you email us, we'll get back to you in early January too :)

Thanks so much for supporting us this year. We really appreciate our lovely readers and customers and couldn't do this without you.

Have a good one!

Tilly, Vanessa, Lexy and Joanne

19 December 2016

What we got up to in 2016

Can you believe 2016 is almost over? It's been a tough year in many ways, but there are always good things to be grateful for. In the past year, our team have been busy sewing bees, launching new goodies, getting out and about to shows, and running workshops. If you're into reminiscing posts, here's a look back at what Tilly and the Buttons got up to in 2016...

14 December 2016

Sewing Space Tours... Jen's Seriously Stylish Sewing Space!

Sewing Space Tours - Jen's Stylish Space!

Lexy here to introduce the last Sewing Space Tour of 2016, where someone throws open the door to where the (sewing) magic happens. To round the year out in style, here's Jen to share her organised and extremely stylish sewing space with us...

Hello sewing fans, I’m Jen, aka The Gingerthread Girl – and this is my sewing room! I am found here at any spare minute when I’m not at the day job, usually accompanied by my fluffy cat, Frankenstein. 

9 December 2016

We Need Your Help!

Tilly and the Buttons need you vote!

We're super excited to have been nominated in the British Sewing Awards and the British Craft Awards!

These nominations mean so much to us - and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has already voted! If you can take 2 minutes to vote for us we'd be so grateful - we'd love your help to win.

In the British Sewing Awards 2016 we've been nominated in three categories - 'Best Pattern House', 'Best Sewing Blog' and 'Favourite Sewing Personality'.

The British Craft Awards 2016 have nominated us for 'Sewing Designer of the Year'. Click 'sewing' and then vote in as many categories as you like!

Tilly and the Buttons need you vote!

7 December 2016

Our Christmas Gift Guide!

Sewing Goodies for Christmas!
Everyday Essentials Sewing Pattern Bundle from Tilly and the Buttons £30.00
Set of 10 Handmade Macaron Sewing Weights from Oh Sew Quaint £19.99

The time of goodwill and cheer (not to mention mince pies and the almighty chocolate selection box) is fast approaching. Do you know what you're getting for your nearest and dearest? Here's our roundup of some of the best goodies for the crafty folk in your life - and perhaps a little something for you, too!

Sewing Goodies for Christmas!
Cleo Dungaree Dress Kit from Tilly and the Buttons £39.00

Sewing Goodies for Christmas!
Learn to Sew Jersey Tops Online Workshop from Tilly and the Buttons £45 *