We love to see the inventive ways our fabrics are used! The Chanel type check has been used on the reverse side, on this chic jacket!
Monday, 31 March 2014
Thursday, 27 March 2014
A couple of beauties have just arrived from Portugal - you can smell the sunshine on them!!
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
A beautiful handmade picnic rug by Miranda & Lou, is For Sale!
100% cotton, backed in a strawberry print (perfect for picnics!) and hand quilted. It's washable, 94 cm x 94 cm and £50!
Call the shop if you want to know more!
Monday, 24 March 2014
Look at our gorgeous new display!
Our talented customer Alison, creates bunting with a difference, using our fabrics and her husband's woodwork skills! She makes to order, with different themes - boats, buckets, beach bags... To name, but a few. Call her to see what she can make for you 07802 383678
At last some new haberdashery!
I've been trying to find lace pins for ages, mine are all bent or mixed in with my normal pins! So, much finer pins for pinning sheer & delicate fabrics.
We now also have sew in hook & loop fastener (Velcro, but a less expensive brand!), denim machine needles, cover button gadgets (to save your thumbs!) and some smaller scissors (for little hands!)
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Friday, 21 March 2014
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
In making the T-shirt, from the Great British Sewing Bee book, I have tried every possible option on my overlocker!! Finally, a 2 thread rolled hem worked and matched what I had in my head - thank goodness for sewing forums online! There are some great sewers who share their experiences on these forums, things which hadn't even occurred to me!
It's good to know, you're not alone getting frustrated 😁
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Wow, it's great to see what our customers do, with the fabrics they've bought from us!
Firstly, here's Sally in her amazing pattern matched shirt, in our latest Joel Dewberry prints!
And next we have the Serendipity Studio Diane Kimono Dress pattern, made by Deborah in our cotton prints!
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Friday, 14 March 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
We've a couple of spaces left on our Covered Button Workshop, this Thursday 13th March. Come and learn a really useful skill, for adding an individual touch to your items!
7.00 - 9.30pm, all materials, tea & cake inc!!
To book a space call 01590 642808
Saturday, 8 March 2014
At last I'm wearing the Colette Patterns Clover trousers! Great fitting pattern, just needed to lengthen the leg a bit. I tested out their online tutorials too - lovely simple instructions for putting in the invisible side zip. I've made them up in our stretch cotton poplin, soooo comfy and a pair of great fitting trousers for under £25!!
Friday, 7 March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Tula Pink is one of my fave fabric designers, so after her lovely Salt range (aquas, octopuses etc) we've gone for her Fox Field range in pink!!! Unfortunately it won't be here til April 😞
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
Many thanks to Kirstie of http://mirandaandlu.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
What a fab job, she's done of making us a quilt sample, to show off our new Cheating Quilt fabric and co-ordinating border fabric. Yep, another pre-printed quilt design, so just need to sew down the lines!