Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Charming :)

Yesterday myself & friend Franney took a trip to a lovely little quilting shop called Puddleducks in Sevenoaks, Kent.  I think the phrase "small but perfectly formed" is the best way to describe the shop.  It's quite literally wall to wall fabrics, accessories & notions.

I went along with a little cash & was fully prepared to make a purchase.  It took me a while to take it all in as everywhere you looked there were more bolts & ranges of lovely fabrics that were shouting "buy me... buy me".  It wasn't until Franney started showing me the lovely Layer Cakes that I saw something I really liked the look of.  A Moda range called Sophie by Chez Moi.  I quickly sifted through the Charm Packs to see if there was one but alas, no charm pack.  After deciding not to purchase anything Franney asked if they had an Sophie charm packs & after crawling under the table the lady produced not one, not even two but a pack of 10 charm packs.  Franney grabbed one.... I grabbed another one.  I was thinking of getting a nice red to pair with it but then thought the red would be a little too bright/dark & totally detract from the lovely range so instead I plumped for a lovely summery marble yellow.

I look forward to making a quilt with these :)

 For now though, it's on the top of my charm pack pile.... ooops! :)

Happy stitching :)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Busy... Busy... Busy...

Wow... February already... the last week appears to have flown by.  I've been busy sewing & cross stitching & more sewing & oh yeah... more sewing.

Winding Ways block.
This will most likely end as a cushion cover, love the fabrics.

 Some lovely Robert Kaufman fabric that arrived in the post today.
It's a gift from another crafty sewing friend.
It's soooooo lovely, I can't wait to find a project for it :)

 New York Beauty blocks.
More foundation piecing middles for my NYB blocks.

 Lizzie*Kate cross stitch progress picture.

 Crayon Rolls
I started making these 2 weeks ago & they're selling like hot cakes :)
Each one can hold 15 crayons
£6 with crayons & £5 without crayon + P&P

Lots & lots more sewing to be done at the moment, hope to post again soon.

Happy stitching :)