Friday, 28 March 2014

I've been published!!

April's edition of British Patchwork & Quilting has published my Chanteille Beauty quilt, and I really am very chuffed with myself! This range of fabrics is from John Louden, and they really are beautiful to work with as well as look at!

The fabrics can be found at Doughty's and more on John Louden's gorgeous ranges can be found on their Facebook page.

 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sewing roll ready for my hols

Well, I have to do something with my hands over the summer, probably a lot of hexies as my machine will be in storage :( so I thought I'd better make something to keep all my bits in.

 

I have used those lush floral fabrics I found at work, together with another favourite, John Louden's Linen-look cottons, I do love how the dark grey shows off the florals so well on the outside!

So I have six pockets in all for paper templates, cut pieces of fabric, cottons, needle packs and scissors, a little pincushion (so I'm not sticking pins into relatives/friends' armchairs), a felt pad to hold pins and needles, and then a long pocket for a pencil and the trusty unpicker, looks like I'm all set!

 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Before packing the stash...

I thought I would add a few items to my ever growing pile before it all goes into storage and I don't see if for months :( I found these ditsy prints in Doughty's dress shop, aren't they cute! I've been busy playing with all day, more on that later. I know I should be packing, but... No sewing for a whole month, ahhhh! Mind you, I will be taking some hexies with me, just to keep the hands occupied.

I also treated myself to these gems from The Homemakery, a lovely bundle from Dashwood Studio's Enchanted Forest range. Not sure what I'm going to do with these babies yet, but they might be coming away with me!