Friday, 29 November 2013

Felt flower brooch

Playing with felt, wire and my Sizzix today! Lots of possibilities...!
Could make a workshop for this if anyone is interested?!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Buff the cold slayer!

Made myself a reversible buff, to keep out the cold. 30 cms of a stripe and a plain cotton jersey, will make 2 buffs costing under £3 each!!

Another finished garment!

Well, I finally finished my wool mix jersey top - hand sewing the hems slowed me down!! Still, it is fabulously cosy! Apologies for my selfie, how do people get their whole body in? Do they have really long arms?!

New Goodies!

Lots of lovely gift ideas for Christmas!!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Open shop!

Thanks to our great Google photographer John Carratt, you can now have a look around the shop, without having to leave home!!  But we'd love to see you!!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Heart Wreath Workshop

What beautiful results, from last night's workshop!!

Thank you ladies, for a lovely evening of sewing, chat & cake xxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Gutterman Fabrics

Last week, I had a lovely surprise visit from Tina, the Gutermann rep - she's lovely!  Not only did she give me glitzy thread samples, but she had Gutermann fabric samples!!!
After much deliberation and coffee, I managed to choose a few and low and behold, they arrived today!!
A gorgeous purple collection

and some spring greens!
They are 140 cm wide and £15.60/m and waiting for you!!

Day Off!

 Well, I was woken by my alarm at 7am on my day off, to spend the next 2 hours driving to a fabric warehouse!!  One of my suppliers, opened their warehouse and design office, for a bit of shop and chat.  Very interesting it was too and the shopping wasn't bad either!
So we now have some lovely bright cotton needlecords and matching jerseys

and a lovely green wool with some co-ordinating cotton prints.
There are also 4 gorgeous liquid satins (really -  they live up to their name!) in silver, gilt, pale pink & green. Perfect for evening wear or lining garments.  A couple of stretch gabadines, couple of summer beach & swimmer prints and stripy jerseys on their way.  I couldn't quite fit it all in my little car!!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

New window display

Our new window display is of laces and flower tulle, sorry had to take it from inside, as it was pouring down outside!  The sun does not always shine at the sea side :(

The fabulous drape dress, I cannot take the glory for.  My 15 year old daughter is much better at dressing the window, I just pin things together and suspend bits from the ceiling.
With much direction!
I have been putting some ready made gifts together for the big C, next month!

Lined pouch £6.00

Cute pin cushions £4.00

Large lined pouch in french fabric £8.00

Mouse pin cushion £4.00
I have also made a few C stockings, but it's too early to show you those!!

Colette Patterns

Here are the new Colette patterns, all £12.50, just awaiting the Laurel one. 
They are so lovely, little books with a pocket for the pattern at the back.  They have links to tutorials on their website and little hints & tips.  Also they donate some proceeds to animal welfare, so it ticks all the boxes!
I just have to decide which one to try out first, now I've finished my denim skirt!
This was a pattern from Grainline studio, to download,
It was really cheap to make.
 A grand total of denim 0.75m @ £7.00/m, short zip £1.50 and a nice brass button 20p = £6.95!!
Now I have to purchase some woolly tights to wear with it, until it's flip flop weather again!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Autumn is here!

I have finally donned a pair of tights, a sure sign the season has changed! 
Another sign is the contents of today's fabric delivery!
The wool/viscose jersey in gunmetal is today's favourite, especially as it's wonderfully soft and 170 cm wide!! Not sure how I'm going to display it, as it's central tube is somewhat floppy.
There are a couple of polyester jerseys in the photo, a couple of stretch cottons (black & red), a jacquard that I feel could be used either side out, a stretch duchess satin in mink - the epitome of glamour and a couple of interesting linings.  Oh and not forgetting Zhivago (it really is the fabric name!), the cut black fabric at 45 degrees to the rest of the fabrics! 
The best thing is to come and see them and run your fingers through Zhivago!!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Workshop Dates

Here's the gorgeous creation you can make at our next workshop!!
You can embroider a padded hanging heart or continue sewing and end up with the heart garland!!
Thursday 14th November & Thursday 21st November
6.30 - 9pm
£25 per evening, including all materials, instruction, cake & beverage
To book your place: call 01590 642808

Friday, 1 November 2013

New Patterns

Colette Patterns

Just to let you know, I've just placed an order for 11 different Colette patterns!!
Have a sneek preview at their lovely website
The patterns should be here within a fortnight, I'll keep you posted!
Can't wait - that's only 13 sleeps!!!!