Sunday, 31 May 2015

Last minute decision!

Well, in my usual style, a wedding on Saturday & Thursday afternoon I decide I need a new dress to wear!
I've been drawn to the Date Night Dress by April Rhodes & those gorgeous flutter sleeves, for some time.   Luckily, we have the perfect fabric in store - a cotton/silk mix in a blue & grey paisley.

A simple rolled hem on my overlocker, turned into a late night trauma, as the thread didn't want to stay on the fabric!!!
During the night, I remembered the packets of water soluble stabiliser in the shop. What a life saver, you just sew over strips of the stabiliser & then rinse it out under a cold tap. 100% miracle, sanity saving product!
I think the photo shows the lovely results!
Luckily, a nude,bias cut slip from another dress fitted under it perfectly & along with my jeans belt - outfit sorted!
A wonderful afternoon/evening was had, followed by a night under canvas & back to the marquee for breakfast! 

Lots of new things

Well, so many new things have arrived this week!  Firstly the new Simplicity pattern book, with a lovely new collection of vintage patterns.
Then, came the Ellen Medlock appliqué/pillow cutout panels & matching floral fabric. Panel £6.50 each, floral fabric £8 per m
Our first patterns from Sew Liberated, £12 each. Can't decide which to make first!
And finally, the long awaited Unicorn fabric, with co-ordinating Toadstools!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Drapey Rayon

A new rayon in store!  This is a wonderfully soft and drapey fabric. It's 142 cms wide & £14.50 per m.  Perfect for these shorts, especially as they take less than 1/2 a metre!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Sunglasses Case Workshop

Come and make a new home for your sunglasses!
Learn to cover zip ends and insert a zip with a lining. Lots of personalisation necessary!

All materials & refreshments inc £35

Friday, 22 May 2015

Latest Cotton Prints

Another fabric delivery!!
Cotton prints this time, from Freespirit fabrics & designed by Tula Pink, Heather Bailey & Dena Designs. All 100% cotton, 112 cms wide & £15.25 per m
Can you spot the Bats in the Belfry?! One of my all time, Tula Pink favorites!

Cotton voiles

These new cotton voiles by Heather Bailey, for Freespirit fabrics are soooo smooth & light. I maybe stroking them for the rest of the day!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

New Jersey

A little taste of the new Jersey fabric, ordered this week.  This is what happens when a rep leaves you a sample piece to play with!!!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Cottons 😍

A beautiful delivery from Art Gallery Fabrics, all Pima cotton prints.

And the most stunning border print from Cloud9 fabrics, 100% organic cotton.

All are up on the website, if you need any more details, pattern repeat etc.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Website update

Just to let you know, our classes & workshops are now listed on our website

Intermediate Crochet

Our next class is Intermediate Crochet, 2-5pm on Tuesday 12th May.

So if you've been getting bored crocheting granny squares, this is for you! 

Learn a variety of techniques, how to read a crochet pattern & make a small project.

All materials, tea & cake included - £30
Held in our shop, by the lovely Kirstie.
01590 642808 to book a place

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Finally finished!

This lovely Sassy Librarian Blouse has been on my dress stand, without buttonholes or buttons, for a few weeks now. So a grey, showery Sunday was perfect timing to finish her off!  She's made up from a Christine Haynes PDF pattern from Craftsy - the online course site and sewn in Birch fabrics organic cotton.  I couldn't decide on buttons, so took the simple option of making covered buttons, in the blouse fabric.

Right one project down, I think the chevron leggings are next in the queue, to be assembled!!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

More Customer Makes!

Firstly, the gorgeous Holly jumpsuit from, an independent pattern company. Made up in our Cloud9 organic cotton, with a contrast sleeve band in Art Gallery Fabrics Cleta range.

Then look what came through the door today!! An elephant cushion cover in our Free Spirit fabric by Jenean Morrison & Cloud9 fabric. Perfect fabric choice 😍