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A Very Modern Tea Room

Last weekend, as previously posted, a few girls and I took a delightful stroll around Clifton Village in pursuit of cake. I loved all the stops along the way, but the final stop at Cordial and Grace blew me away.

I really like tea, I really like cake, and I really like crafting. So its amazing to find somewhere in Bristol that not only does these things, but does them well. As so many of us mentioned, the cakes we tried were amazing -  I could only manage a few of the huge platter that was put together for us, but I would make the trek to Clifton for the peanut butter brownie alone – like a cakey Marathon (er, Snickers…showing my age there)

There’s a good range of teas and coffee available, or if you’re feeling a bit decadent/have something to celebrate/just like fizzy wine, there’s prosecco available too.
Downstairs, there are sewing machines and different fabrics, ribbons, etc for sale. Besides having the sewing machines available to hire by the hour, there’s also various workshops for all skill levels and ages.

I could tell you more about my favourite new find, but its so much easier to show you some photos…

Definitely one to visit if you’re in the Clifton area!

Quick iPhone Case

Its been a while since I’ve used the sewing machine (I was kinda put off since making ~20 meters of bunting for Lou and Naths wedding!) but I thought I should do something with this material which has been lurking around for about 3 years. I’ve put aside the main part of it for a work skirt, but there was more than enough left over to make a little iPhone case.

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I cut the inner felt pocket about an inch larger all around the iPhone.

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The outer fabric (the striped one) was cut larger than the felt – I was going to put some stuffing into the case to give it a bit more protection.

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Sewing up the inner pocket

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Stitching the inner pocket to the outer one. I left the bottom of the inner pocket unstiched so I could turn it inside out.

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The finished item. I ended up not stuffing it, as it seemed that it would be too tight, but the case itself was a little larger than planned – which is fine, cause now I can tuck my headphones inside! If I were to make it again, I would probably make the outer layer larger, and perhaps make the inner layer smaller, to allow for the padding.

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