Thursday, 30 January 2014

Off on a Jolly!

Just to let you know, I'm off on a jolly! I'm leaving the shop in the capable hands of my best buddies Sally & Sarah.  So pop  in and see them and keep them busy!! Back, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on Monday! X

Rag Rug Workshop

Here's the industrious Rag Ruggers at the Workshop!! Great fun, chat & cake!

Customer Make!

We love it when a customer shows us, what they've created, with our fabrics and patterns!  So here is Marilyn, in the Anna Dress, (pattern from By Hand London - we stock!) and made up in the gorgeous 1920's Splendor from Art Gallery Fabrics (another of my favorites - you can never have too many humming birds!! )

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Workshop Samples!!!

We've been busy making samples...
Fun with a Glue Gun options , rose hair clips and magnetic decorated pegs! So you and your fridge can look wonderful !!

Felt Flower Corsage, a bunch of flowers brooch - Perfect for that spring jacket!

And finally, a Beach Hut Key Fob - so your keys will feel like summer, all year long!
Come and join us, for evenings of creativity, tea, cake and lots of fun!! Xxx

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Squeezed out

Less than a metre on the bolt = time to play!!
After an email from a customer in USA, with the perfect top pattern (possible to sew at airports!). I scoured EBay for this out of print pattern and it arrived this week from Storm Lake, Iowa. With a bit of pattern tracing and fabric jiggling..,

Workshop leftover

What to do with a leftover sample bird, from the Embroidered Birds Workshop?
Add key chain and hey presto - a feathered friend key fob!!

Friday, 24 January 2014

Bondaweb life saver!

What would we do without the miracle product - Bondaweb!! Usual last minute badge sewing for Scout camp tonight!!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Appliqué Portrait Sample

Cracking on with the workshop samples!
Come and put a loved one on fabric!!!
Thursday 24th April Appliqué Portrait Workshop, bring a photo/picture or use a random person (as I've done!)

Monday, 20 January 2014


Pom Pom making with a gadget is addictive!!!
Workshop for making a Pom Pom garland on Thur 13th Feb £25, price includes gadget, tea & cake!!

Fabric Flowers

Little flowers for trimming - 50p each

Friday, 17 January 2014

Customer Makes

I just love it when people come in to share, what they've made, with our fabrics.  But when they're actually wearing it...! It makes those long days at Trade shows all worth while :)
That's our denim fabric and check bias binding, put to fantastic use!  (A New Look pattern incase you're wondering!)

Bias making!

For some unknown reason, I've never used one of these gizmos before - what have I been missing!! So, so easy :)

Last Night's Workshop...

Beautiful Birdies created at last night's workshop. Fun filled evening and what topics of conversation we covered...!!!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Cover Button Sample

Sooo cute!  I could carry on for days, making different designs, but more workshop samples to crack on with!
Covered Button Workshop - 
Thursday 13th March 7.00 - 9.00pm
£25 inc. all materials, tea & cake
Booking essential - 01590 642808

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sewing Competition Prizes!

A very kind friend sent me this link to Sewing mag competitions 

All free to enter and you can exclude yourself from future contact!!  Good Luck!!!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Pom Pom Garlands

Can't wait for the Pom Pom workshop - I think they're the new bunting!  Not only do you go home with a lovely garland, you get a Pom Pom gadget too!! So you can continue to fill your world with Pom poms!

New Feet!

I have purchased 2 new feet for the shop machine and given it a new lease of life!
Freemotion embroidery - my handwriting is far neater with a machine than a pen! And
Concealed zipper - a miracle product!

Both for use, when hiring the machine and on workshops!

Covered Button Workshop

Cute little 3" hoops for embroidering those covered buttons!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Baker's Twine

There is something very appealing about red & white baker's twine, maybe it's the many uses or the fact it's 100% cotton. Any way I've bought some for the workshops and the shop - 10p a metre shouldn't break the bank!

Speaking of 100% cotton, we also have a large piece of natural cotton wadding, unwashed & unbleached, which I am going to cut into a metre width. So after a little maths (American, so it came in inches!), it'll be £8.25/m (or however much you want - no minimum here!)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Mixed delivery!

Bit of a mixture - hessian, white cotton poplin, Gutermann textile glue, metal cover buttons & olive wood toggles!!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Long time coming...

I've only had my Janome machine for 16 years and just discovered I can drop the feed dogs and buy a free embroidery foot for it!!!  Oh well, it's got a new lease of life and I've also bought a concealed zipper foot.  So, when they arrive, you can rent the shop machine and give them a try!

Workshop Samples

Embroidered Birds - Thursday 16th Jan

Rag Rugging - Thursday 30th January

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Workshop Dates 2014

Workshop Dates 2014


Thurs 16th January – Embroidered Birds

Thurs 30th January – Rag Rugging

Thurs 13th February – Pom Pom Garland

Thurs 27th February – Felt Flower Corsage

Thurs 13th March – Covered Buttons

Thurs 27th March – Fun with a Glue Gun

Thurs 10th April – Beach Hut Key Fob

Thurs 24th April – Appliqué Portrait

Thurs 8th May – Patchwork Cushion Block


7.00pm to 9.30pm

£25 inc tea/cake & materials

Booking essential!!

01590 642808