I am pleased to say that my next outing is to the Decorative Living Fair, May 15th in Kent (more details below) and I have made a special quilt top. Hopefully it will have some hand quilting by May.shabby chic limited edition for eridgeThere are just 8 bundles available, £55.00 each, and the finished size is 50” x 70”. I also have a new batch of the “washday blues” quilt, which was very popular at the spring Knit and Stitch show at Olympia. A highlight of that show was being able to jump into a taxi in time for tea in Harrods….highly recommended, in the small balcony overlooking the food hall. 

For anyone living locally, I will also be at the MK Handmade and Vintage Fair on June 1st and 2nd, in Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes.

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Just head for John Lewis and its in the open space right in front of the main entrance to the store. A slightly different event but I will have bundles of fabric, Liberty lawn pieces with a vintage theme and all the bits and pieces.

I will be joined by Sonja of Sew Sonja fame who makes the delightful and exclusive angels using re claimed fabrics and trimmings plus other original wares. 

sonja angelsMy daughter Annabelle will launch her range of vintage cardigans with mismatched buttons and trims at the show, best worn back to front by the way but she is a size 8, lucky girl!

There are plenty of bundles available by mail order, and we do have a huge amount of fabric in the pipeline for the Festival of Quilts , so any individual ideas can easily be achieved, just let me know. No hidden charges for the bespoke service, which includes pictures sent to you for your approval of my selections.

After that the next venture is The Festival of Quilts, two week earlier than usual in August (8th to 11th). There will be some new packs combining different sized pieces, but its still work in progress, so more news next month on this.

The Decorative Living Fair will be held on THURSDAY 16TH MAY, 2013 at Eridge Park on the borders of Kent and Sussex. Tickets are available to buy at http://carolinezoob.co.uk/shop/the-decorative-living-fair-tickets/

This now annual event is held at Eridge Park, a beautiful country estate on the borders of Kent and Sussex and has been run over the past six years by textile designer Caroline Zoob and antiques dealer Henrietta ‘Hetty’ Purbrick. Over the years they have discovered wonderful dealers selling a wide variety of antique, vintage and decorative contemporary goods. As always lots going on but hopefully I will get to meet you at one of these events over the next few months.