Friday, 30 August 2013

and so on ...

The sea, the sun,

the sand, the sandcastles,

the digging and digging and digging,

the waking, the walking, the endless feeding and eating,

the drawing, the picking, the sewing,


 the watching, the waiting...

the memories, the summer holidays.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Summer closing

Incase you missed that in my last post: please be aware that I will have my last summer closure next week and will be closed from 24th - 30th August, orders will begin posting again on the 2nd September. My last orders will be posted lunchtime tomorrow. 

So if you want some 'Tule' or 'Koi' by next week - order it today!

Now in stock: Koi

Just arrived: the beautiful 'Koi' collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud 9 Fabrics. The colours and prints are so pretty and I absolutely adore it, even better... there are voiles!

If you would like to order some Koi, please be aware that I will have my last summer closure and will be closed from 24th - 30th August, orders will begin posting again on the 2nd September. My last orders will be posted lunchtime tomorrow.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Win a bundle of 'Tule' by Leah Duncan

I'm so excited to announce that I have 'Tule' by Leah Duncan now in stock in the shop, you can find it here

Images from Art Gallery Fabrics

"Inspired by Nevada's vast landscape, Tule reflects the stark beauty of the desert with folk florals & bold colors, sharing a glimmer of the joy and peace the endlessly beautiful region consistently provides."

 Images from Art Gallery Fabrics

To celebrate, I am giving away a bundle of 8 different fat quarters from the collection. All you have to do is head over to the shop, sign up for the newsletter, have a look at the collection and leave a comment saying which 8 you would choose. 

  Images from Art Gallery Fabrics

Please leave a comment before 8pm BST on the 28th August and I will pick a winner. The competition is open worldwide. Good luck everyone!

And in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful video by Art Gallery fabrics and the free 'Desert Arrows' quilt pattern here.

TULE Fabric Collection by Leah Duncan from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Summer Holidays : : part 1 : :

The beaches of my home town in Poole always seem like a treat after the steep, rocky beaches of Brighton. 

This is my favourite place in the world, the view from Evening Hill at Sandbanks, photographed nearly every day last week, it was hard not to.

I also had fun playing with my new(ish) toy.

Picked up old projects...

and revived even older craft skillz...

Watched in vain for meteors (without any luck)...

Did a bit of rag rolling, inspired by this video...

 did a spot of crabbing...

and back to that view, hope you are having a good August


Sunday, 11 August 2013

Summer sale!

Lots of fresh cuts and further reduced fabrics in the sale section to enjoy while I am away.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

New in: Hand Drawn Garden and Kona Dimensions

In bringing back some of her favorite prints and palettes from past collections Garden Party & Drawing Room, Anna Maria Horner has created the collection 'Hand Drawn Garden'

I have selected a few of my favourite prints for M is for make, this print in particular holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first fabrics I bought online and started me on a journey that ended at M is for make. I made a cushion from it that still adorns our sofa today.

Also new in are Kona Dimensions, like a Kona solid but with a subtle honeycomb print making it a brilliant blender.

Holiday opening hours update

I hope you are all having a lovely summer. Thank you for your patience with my sporadic opening during the school summer hols (which I think I will need a holiday to recover from).

So far it has been an enormously busy and activity filled holiday which is brilliant when trying to shake off the cobwebs of school, but conversely I do feel like we are flying along on a roller-coaster through the holidays.

Still, there has been time to go on actual roller-coasters, buy flowers and cook summer fruit puddings. We have admired London from up high and it's taller inhabitants from down low.

Visited dinosaur bones,

watched bubbles in the park,

and really made the best of the sunniest British Summer I can remember for a while.

But the real reason for this post is to let you know that I will be closed again next week to do a bit more of the above, and all orders placed between 11th and 16th August will be posted from 17th August.

Happy holidays,

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Craft it Up Around the World winner

The randomly chosen winner of 'Craft It Up Around the World' is Cat's Ceramics - well done! Please get in touch with your address!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Just for Fun now in stock!

Just to let you know that the much anticipated 'Just for Fun' has arrived from Birch fabrics, you can find it and some popular re-stocks here.

Monday, 5 August 2013

New shades of grey

I've had loads of new Kona fabrics arriving over the last few weeks, including brand new colours like Wasabi, Valentine and Pewter which are new to Kona this Summer. They are all rather lovely, do let me know if you think there is a colour I am lacking, I don't want to suggest that I order them based on what looks pretty and takes my fancy. But really, that is my highly secretive, advanced buying technique.

Also in are some great new Brussels Washer colours, this rayon/linen blend is extra wide, drapey and perfect for dressmaking. And look, here is it in your favourite yarn dyed shades, denim and black.

There is also in silver and charcoal. If you were thinking it would make a great dress, then you would be right.


These great squared elements blenders are also new in... yes, you could use a few of those in your stash.

There are even some lovely Blythe prints in too, yes that rose print is pretty nice.

Well, I think that's everything, personally I am holding my breath as Koi and Tule are expected this month.

I should also mention that next week (12th - 16th August) I shall be closed again in my attempts to juggle motherhood/school holidays/working. So bear with me till September when all shall return to relative normality.