Just a quick up date. I have finished two projects which will have their outings at the next two events Decorative Living Fair at Eridge May 13/14 and Quilts UK Malvern May 19/22.
I have completed three ranges of pinks, “shabby chic” with a hint of Liberty,
The original “pink and blue” plus a faded but floral pink with touches of other pastels.
The cushion packs have done really, really well. The feedback is great, my customers have loved that a project is well within anyone’s reach and quick. The finished look is just special, plus there is plenty of scope for making it even more individual.
This is another addition to the “textured tana” range, a small cushion, finished size 12″ square (30cm), the envelope contains the ready cut pieces,interfacing, decorative thread, etc etc. For the Decorative Living Fair at Eridge May 13/14 I will also have a small selection of finished cushions for sale, or if you are visiting Olney both cushions and “ready to sew “ envelopes will be at My Little Vintage from Saturday 30th April.
These of course are all available by mail order all you have to do is ask. Pricing, well it will depend on the post and packaging. Please email me to order and quote the P&P!
In a few days time we will be welcoming in 2016! I hope you have enjoyed the festivities and like me are busy preparing resolutions for the New Year.
The development of a new pack of parts (shown above) including thread, buttons and mixed width fabrics sourced from the Liberty and Worn and Washed ranges includes textures, patterns and plains for completing large format projects is well under way.
The interaction with my lovely inspirational customers continues to create new ideas too. Here are two projects which come to mind. A range of oranges for a Halloween challenge and the combining of Liberty and Worn and Washed fabrics together to create instant uniqueness, richness and charm in equal measure; which knows no boundaries.
I loved the following bespoke colour way so much and found that I could recreate it using the available fabrics that are used in my classic worn and washed ranges.
So if you would like to use ‘Earth’ in your next sewing project I now have packs available in both 2m and 4m bundles for immediate despatch!
Finally I can’t help but enjoy the classic worn and washed bundles when they are lifted with the inclusion of new materials, designs and textures sew many fabrics sew little time!
May I wish you a most happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you and your nearest and dearest. I hope to see you at a show or event in the coming year, the details are on the show page right now.
See you soon!
Commission work is so highly personally rewarding work as it sparks many creative ideas.
So don’t be shy about contacting me with your wishes and likes. Today for example I am starting on work for a lady in south Africa who wants “our look” rather than the bright sunshine colours of Africa,
Of course I still supply the biggest collection of Liberty lawn in strips, pieces, and sample pieces, I am collating them into colour way sets, my current favourite is “mistral” teamed with rigorously washed linen and cotton. I will have plenty of hexagons at the shows, in packs of 50 ALL DIFFERENT DESIGNS, with matching paper templates, I have recently acquired a new batch of classic pieces to do this, plus die cut shapes in hearts and leaves.
Keep watching here or on my “facebook” page for more bundles, fabrics, liberty tana lawn collections and all things different,
How about making a quilt top in a day!
A summer workshop is in the diary for June 28th and 29th 2014 to be held in the Olney centre where we have run our workshops before. There are 18 places available for each day and you can be a novice or expert. The cost is £49.50 per person for a day with teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits included. You will need a sewing machine, a small pair of scissors and some thread.
N.B. If you want to do two days then the weekend cost will be £85.00 a saving of £15.
I will have plenty of fabric bundles, wadding and backing to help you get your quilt started. on previous workshops we aim to get the quilts, sewn and basted, ready for hand quilting all going home with my happy guests.
To book your place either give me a call on ++0044 (0)1234 240881 or drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will confirm your reservation or you can request a full prospectus with all the workshop details.
Olney has excellent bed and breakfast rooms available all within 100 yards of the Olney Centre so if you would like to make a week end of it just let me know. Olney has plenty to offer with shops and restaurants, great independents and a few high street names too.
I really look forward to meeting and sewing with you in June!