Ooo la la were off for our first time exhibiting at this show Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in the region of Alsace, France held over the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th September. I am really excited to be going as I have heard lots of nice things about this event.
The grand plan is to take the full compliment of worn and washed large and small bundles in the most popular colourways as well as the Kim Porter Fabrics Liberty Tana Lawn pieces.
Of course the scarf, cushion kits which feature many rare prints in various colours all matched beautifully will be there too!
The new Fairy Lights from worn and washed will make it’s first European outing having had it’s well received launch at The Festival of Quilts a few weeks back.
People have already contacted me to say they are coming, some from Denmark and Holland so I look forward to meeting them and of course everyone else who makes the journey to visit this world famous show in an area steeped in patchwork history.
The Spring Quilt Festival Duxford Cambridge – March 3 4 5
Sewing for Pleasure NEC Birmingham – March 17 18 19
Patchwork and Quiltdagen Rijswijk , Holland – April 7 8 9
I also have a new colour range of tana lawn pieces in pretty pinks lilacs and mauves, as scarves, cushions and sets of just the pieces.
Book a cottage by the sea, organise delivery of a weeks worth of food and drink and sew, sew, sew to your hearts content.
Here is the first project done and dusted, clever girls!
Have a lovely Sewliday ladies!
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!