Tilly and The Buttons Blog

20th Jun 2013

Tilly's Miette Skirt

If, like Emma, you enjoy making your own clothes or fancy starting out, then Tilly’s blog is a fantastic resource. Tilly, a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee, provides some really easy to follow tutorials on many aspects of sewing which appeal to both beginners and more experienced sewers. She’s even designed a couple of her own patterns, which are available to buy and download on her blog. Emma had a go at making her ‘Miette’ skirt, and was delighted with the result – she’s even worn it out!


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The Lancashire Hotpots

19th Jun 2013

Heard these guys on the radio while driving and couldn’t help doing a cheeky wee steering-wheel-tap. These guys are guaranteed to make you smile even in a traffic jam – funny lyrics and catchy melodies. Some tasty morsels include ‘The Beer Olympics’ and ‘Chippy Tea’. You’d be forgiven for thinking I’m talking about a greasy spoon, but no, get some hotpot on t’stereo!


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29 ways to stay creative

19th Jun 2013

Creativity – we all like to think we have a streak of it, but it needs cultivation. Motivation. And stimulation (ooer…!). This cute wee infographic dropped into our inboxes at Steps HQ and we thought it was worth a share, in case your creative juices are in need of a wee bit pulping! (Should’ve been 39 ways hehe, will think of another 10 while singing in the shower…)

Courtesy of © Lindsey Lawrence for Daily Infographic 2013.

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Looking to Invest??

28th Mar 2013

Death Star

With interest rates at a low, you might be looking to invest your hard earned money in the future. Hurry, only a couple of days left to invest in your very own Death Star with Kickstarter.

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The Red Tent

28th Mar 2013

The Red Tent Front Cover

The Red Tent a novel by Anita Diamant, tells the story of the life of Dinah, only daughter of the Bible’s Jacob. The book begins with the story of her mother, Leah and her three sisters, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah – all whom become the wives of Jacob. It’s a beautifully written story covering the rituals of womenhood in biblical times. The red tent is the place the women retreat to once a month to menstruate, coinciding with the dark moon. Often traumatic, but also sensual, it covers age old issues – menstruation, sex, childbirth and women’s roles in general as mothers, housekeepers, wives, healers and midwives. It is within the confines of the red tent, that the women share stories, and through laughter and tears, support each other during often difficult and challenging times. A deeply moving work of fiction set in a fascinating time.

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