Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Japanese Fabrics Arrive!

Yippee, another delivery from Japan!  Definitely worth waiting for.
My favorite designer Naomi Ito, has come up with more gorgeous prints on cotton, jersey & double gauze.

Come and see them in the New Year, if I haven't used them all!!!

Last Day of Shopping!

Our last day open before the Christmas break.  If you're still stuck for a present for the creative person/friend in your life, look no further!
They can be redeemed against anything in the shop, even workshops & classes!
You can use them as part payment, they just don't give change!!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Late Opening!

Sorry, slacking off tomorrow morning, for my best buddie's Christmas Breakfast!
The highlight of my food calendar, so I will be rolling in at 1pm - literally! (Have you seen how much I can eat?!) 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Late Night Shopping

Come and join us for Mulled Wine tomorrow, Friday 5th December!

It's Late Night Shopping & Carols on the Green, in Milford-on-Sea, from 5.30.

We're Open!

Well, we're in the new shop!!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Fitting Out!

Well, the decorating's just about done and the new shelving is in!  

Obviously, our beautiful haberdashery cabinet was given careful, special treatment - Sean and Richard carried her up the street! No car boot for her!  Stock starts moving tomorrow, with some new things!

We will be opening on Wednesday 3rd December, back a day, after a surprise visit from Holland by our eldest (it was worth it!)

See you soon xxx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

New books!

Ready for Christmas shopping, in the new shop next week!  Best get those shelves up!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Gift Certificates

If you're stuck for a present for a sewer or crafty person, here's your answer!  

The Gift Certificates can be used as whole or part payment, for all items in the shop or for workshops and sewing lessons!  Let the recipient decide!!

Friday, 21 November 2014

New shop, new books!

Just placed an order for some new sewing books...
One of my favorite genre, Japanese pattern books!

A really useful book for us overlockers!

Just because of Janet Clare's beautiful ideas!

These are just a taster and there are more on order.  

We will also have Timeless fabrics Gift Vouchers imminently, so you can start your Christmas lists!!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Corsage Kit!

Well, after chasing round the village to find a misdelivered parcel, containing a key element to the kit. They are finally assembled!!!

All you need (except thread & needle), to create a gorgeous 3 felt flower corsage.
Perfect Christmas (there, I've said it!) gift for a creative recipient, £9.50

Gone Fishing...

Back by popular demand!!  The gorgeous Fawn Day cotton prints, from Art Gallery Fabrics Emmy Grace range.

I love the silky feel, of their high thread count cottons.  This unusual fishing design, comes in a cream and soft grey, highlighted by pink and red flowers.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

New shop sign writing!

Well, battling against the elements, but the sign writing is coming on!

Friday, 7 November 2014

New Shop Update!

Well, the electrics are half done, the flooring ordered and the painting has started!!  We will be in before the Village Christmas lights are switched on!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Clearance has started!

Well, the new shop remodelling has begun. Emptying, decorating & refitting, will be keeping us busy during evenings & weekends!  But have no fear, our current shop will still be Open:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 to 5pm!!

Friday, 17 October 2014

New Shop!

Well, the lease is signed & key handed over!  A few weeks of remodelling and we'll be moving in!  It's only two minutes walk up the road, so moving should be easy πŸ˜‰

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Christmas Decoration Workshop

Sorry, but we've had to make a start on those Christmas Decoration Workshop samples!  Here are a couple of the options, to make at the workshop, on Tuesday 9th December, 7 to 9.30pm.  
You should have time to make a few!

The patchwork may become a coaster or a padded decoration...! Who knows?

Got to go, I feel mini felt Christmas bunting coming on!!!  There are more ideas coming...!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Mmmmm, Rayon

New lovely, drapey Rayon, from Free Spirit fabrics. We have three different designs from Heather Bailey's Momentum collection.
145 cm wide & £14.50 per m

New Craft Kits

First of the new craft kits, coming off the production line!!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Early Christmas

Sorry, I know it's a bit early, but we sold out of our first delivery of Christmas fabrics, by the end of September!!

These gorgeous Michael Miller fabrics are all 100% cotton, 112cm wide & £15.00 per m.

Monday, 6 October 2014

New Fabrics!

Firstly, some Autumn weights

And now some Bicycle fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

New Look Pattern Sale!

Wow, the New Look Pattern Sale starts this Saturday 4th October! 
Along with a Pattern Club Loyalty card (free!), they're practically giving them away!!!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Double sided Wool Coating

Fell in love with this, at the Trade Show last weekend!!
Double sided Wool Coating - green and pink. 70% wool & 30% polyester, 154 cm wide and £25.00 per m
I'm off to wrap myself up 😏

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Butterick Sale!

The Butterick Pattern Sale starts tomorrow!! 
40% off Butterick patterns from 24th September to Saturday 25th October. Time to stock up!

Boys Stuff

Well, I didn't come back from the Trade Show empty handed!!  Organic cotton prints for the boys & science geeks. Another of the popular, cheatin' patchwork prints, just wad, back, bind and sew down the print edges - Job done!!  More things on order too!!

Saturday, 20 September 2014


We're off to the Big City tomorrow, to look at more fabric and trims!
Therefore, we will be CLOSED on Monday 22nd September.   
Everyone needs a day off, once a week or so 😏

Friday, 19 September 2014

Workshop Programme

Well, here it is, the new workshop programme!!  
Samples are in the shop and we'll be posting more photos, to show what you'll be creating!
Apologies for mentioning the C word (a bit early for Christmas, but got to plan ahead!)

The Mini Patchwork Quilt 1, 2 & 3 workshops are a series, teaching all the elements of creating a patchwork quilt, but on a small scale.  The 3 workshops cost £50 in total, including all materials.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Zandra Rhodes is Here!

Well, I don't think you're going to miss this afternoon's delivery!!  This is Zandra Rhodes new collection for Free Spirit Fabrics, 100% cotton prints 😎😎

Vintage Feel

I think there's a bit of a vintage feel, to the latest from Free Spirit Fabrics & Tim Holtz (normally known for his paper designs!). These are also available as fat quarters.

Art Gallery Fabrics Delight!

Just popping these beauties on the shelves!! I'm actually cutting a few fat quarters from them first, to replenish our collection. It's a really handy amount, for the odd cushion, bag, appliquΓ©, as well as  for patchwork & quilting!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Another Sample (nearly finished!)

Well, you can make them in whatever size takes your fancy, but my workshop sample is square!  Great for organising sewing bits, jewellery, keys etc etc!!
Workshop Programme will be finished this week - so I keep telling myself!!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Workshop Coming Soon...!

I introduce to you, the Patchwork Wrist Pincushion Workshop!  Putting together the new Workshop Programme this week, so keep and eye out! A very useful make for yourself or for a present 😊

New Pattern Books!!

A lovely new range of Pattern books, with Loyalty Cards too!!!  Off to order an ink stamp next, for those Loyalty Cards!

Monday, 15 September 2014

More Inspiration!

Another inspiring photo of a customer make!  Our Japanese telephone fabric from Melody Miller, put to great use.  Just goes to prove, a lace zip goes with every thing!!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Easy Stretch Hems!

Having trouble hemming stretch fabrics? These Schmetz Stretch Twin Machine Needles, may be what you need!  They give you parallel stitching lines on the right side and a zig zag on the reverse.
Depending on the weight of your fabric, they come in 2 sizes - 2.5 for lighter fabrics (closer rows of stitching) and 4.0 (wider rows of stitching) for heavier weights. £4.50 each 😍

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Closed Thursday 4th September

Apologies, the shop is CLOSED today - Thursday 4th September.
My lovely daughter's 16th birthday to celebrate 😊

Another cushion!

A co-ordinating pair now!  With the addition of a couple of machine embroidered birdies!!  The fabrics are from the Free Spirit Up range, 100 % cotton prints & 112cm wide.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Freespirit fabrics

I thought this would brighten up the window and it has, the sun is breaking through the grey sky!!  

A quick bit of machine patchwork in the gorgeous Free Spirit Up range 😍 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Double Gauze

Well, I've been beaten to it!  A clever customer found something gorgeous, to make up the Japanese Double Gauze in!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fat Quarters

I've had a busy afternoon with my rotary cutter!!  The Fat Quarters were flying off the table, so it was time to replenish!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Vogue Patterns

Well, time to put on the coffee! The new Autumn 2014 Vogue pattern book is here!
Lots of new patterns throughout the categories 😍

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Holiday Week Opening Times

Well, we're off to visit the first born in Holland next week! So I'm leaving you all, in the friendly & capable hands, of 
Kirstie & Sally 😊

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bag Lady!

One of our lovely customers, popped in to show us, what she's been making with our fabrics. Wow!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Polar Opposites?

Possibly the most contrasting fabric delivery, we've had!
100% Cotton Prints, 112cm wide. 
Riley Blake Flamingos £14.50 per m and Michael Miller Mid Century Christmas £15.00 per m

Busy Bees!

More of you have been bringing in your finished projects! So inspiring 😍

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Don't Panic!

If you've seen the shop on Rightmove!
We're moving, just down the road to:
We're just waiting for that elusive last piece of paper to be signed...!  

Monday, 4 August 2014

Fabric Mixes

Today's delivery is a combination of mixes. Linen/cotton, linen/viscose, viscose/silk, cotton/silk...! Along with some Spandex (my fave word at the mo!) mixes and Modal jerseys (apparently the cellulose used to make it, often comes from beech trees! Interesting fact of the day!)

Friday, 1 August 2014

Busy Sewers!

It's so great to see what gorgeous things, you're all making with our fabrics!!!