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For my blog followers!

I know many of you follow our updates on Facebook but I also know that a lot of our followers don’t like Facebook.

So this post is for everyone who’s not had updates this week 🙂 x

This week our new range of craft kits started to arrive. Its was the knitting that started to arrive this week with adorable rabbits and cute dogs/puppies.

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Twilleys

We’ve also had the first of the handmade Christmas decorations arriving ready for Rainbows Hospice and lots more being made  🙂 If you feel that you could help us with this donation please feel free to contact me.

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This week has been a good week for makes too.

Here's are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
Here’s are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting

The Yarn Clinic on the 1st Nov is now on the website and you can reserve your place online to http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/ourshop/prod_3572905-Sues-Yarn-Clinic-1st-Nov-2014.html

What’s in store for next week…..a huge delivery of fabric, some more makes and plenty of fun.

But before I go I would to share with you a lovely page https://www.facebook.com/Lillyandthemouse

This page is filled with handmade toys and gifts but I love the keepsake bears the most. I shall also post this on my links page for future reference.

Thanks for following and I’ll see you very soon. xxxx

Posted in Fabric, in the haberdashery, My Favorite, New Stock, Uncategorized

A new range of fat quarter bundles.

As many of you know my most favourite things in the haberdashery is fabric and threads. So I was so excited when the new fat quarter bundles arrived.

Colourful and gorgeous I think these are my favourite we’ve had in store so far. What do you think?

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Autumn Time

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As many of you know I like to share others fb pages, blogs and websites. I share them on here as well as our link page on the main website http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/links.html

This week I really need to share this site with you – http://www.red-brolly.com/

I visit this site and its blog at least once a week. Tutorials and free patterns to download for embroidery, quilting, sewing projects, paper crafting but also fantastic recipes. They also have an online store filled with sewing patterns, quilt templates and sewing kits. This lady really has it all because she lives in sunny Australia 🙂

Go check out the links page where you can see more of my favourites.

Thanks for reading.

 

xxxxx

 

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Frantic but fun!

Hi guys,

This week’s been a bit hectic. It seems everyone now has started on their christmas makes 🙂  and the christmas lights have been put up over the shop ready for the towns switch on.

So I did all my ordering at the start of the week and all the deliveries turned up all at the same time on Friday morning……Fun Friday turned into frantic Friday.

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obviously dad was over the moon that the wool…

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I’ve decided to give it a go!

After your lovely comments on Facebook I’ve decided to take the city & guilds course in embroidery.

I had a taster module last week to see if it was the right course for me. I had to design a small bag that has 3 or 4 layers of fabric and the theme was circles and lines.

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So that’s my attempt and ……. i passed 🙂

However I have decided that I would like Christmas out of the way first and I  still have a big list of UFP’s to crack on with. So January I’ll knuckle down and take the course.

Thank you again for the lovely comments, it’s really given me a kick up the bum.

Here’s a little embroidery piece I’ve finished in the mean time

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I just love the colours.

But next its to finish a quilt I started weeks ago and the decorations for the hospice.

I’ve got deliveries to unpack now so I’ll catch up with you later.

 

Thanks for reading. xxxxx

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We’re going to need your help. xxx

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Do you know about the Rainbows Hospice?

I’m sure you’ve heard of them and the fantastic work they do.

They offer services and support to children, young people and their families when a child or young person has a life-limiting condition and is expected to not live far into adulthood. They help children and their families who live in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, north…

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Behind the scene’s xxx

Another week gone and another week closer to Christmas 🙂

Time is flying by and this week it’s been all about getting ready for the festive period. Mum has been helping to plan the window display, our reps have been out to show us their Christmas goodies and we also have another Fabric supplier on board . Things are moving at a fast pace but it’s really exciting.

Many of you know I’ve been practicing hand embroidery which you were all very kind and thanks to you all I’ve decided to take a taster course before I apply for the City & Guilds. I think I just needed a push in the right direction which you certainly gave me. I shall keep you informed on my progress…..fingers crossed.

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Also this week my gorgeous hubby has been helping me out again. I decided to make the haberdashery more homely so he set about mounting some of my quilts on the walls…..I like it 🙂

A huge thank you hubby xxx
A huge thank you hubby xxx

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I’ve now added a links page to our website www.simplyneedlecraft.com/links

Here’s my list of people who inspire me. These ladies are all lovely, talented and unique. Go and have a look at their pages and you’ll see exactly what I mean.   My list isn’t finished yet but I’ve made a start.

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and we will catch up with you on Monday.  xxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you think?

Many of you know I love quilting and embroidery (quite old fashioned I know).
So the last few weeks I’ve decided to try an embroidery that I’ve not tried before……crewel. I’ve really fallen in love with it.

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I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. I’ve decided to hang it in the haberdashery next week.

So then I decided, because I’m on a roll that I would try some textile art.

What do you think?

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I really want to do a city & guilds in embroidery but I’ve always talked myself out of it.

Thanks for reading x

Posted in Craft Books, in the haberdashery, New Stock, Six Penny Memories, Uncategorized

Finally…they have arrived.

Well it sure is autumn now isn’t it. But instead of frosty, cold and sunny mornings the rain clouds are hanging over us.

But if your like me, its perfect crafting weather.

Ok so our new patterns have started to arrive but not just any patterns.

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Six Penny Memories.

I first met the ladies who created Six Penny Memories, Kim and Debbie at this years quilting festival in Birmingham. Their makes were absolutely fantastic and we were delighted when Kim asked us to stock their patterns. Known for being guest presenters on the crafting channels, there easy to follow patterns became very popular.

So for the first patterns we have had delivered

 

Stitch some sunshine – pattern measures 15.5 x 15.5 inch

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Hexagons galore – 22inch cushion and a pin cushion – 4.75inch

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Let it snow – Snowman hanger included.

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Six penny memories Florries sampler quilt pattern – 16 inch square.

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Florrie and Betty Birthday Bunting – My Favourite 🙂

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All available instore but if your not local and would like any of the patterns please feel free to contact ami on our about page.

 

Thanks for reading xxxx

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The wait is finally over xxx

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Well it sure is autumn now isn’t it. But instead of frosty, cold and sunny mornings the rain clouds are hanging over us.

But if your like me, its perfect crafting weather.

Ok so our new patterns have started to arrive but not just any patterns.

20141003_113919

Six Penny Memories.

I first met the ladies who created Six Penny Memories, Kim and Debbie at this years quilting festival in Birmingham. Their makes were…

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There’s nothing like a good book in the miserable weather.

I’m a huge fan of craft books. Don’t get me wrong I use the internet often to find inspiration and there’s a big part of me that likes browsing through books picking my projects and then doing it at my own pace.

So this week I’ve decided to top the books up with some really fab books and I’ve picked a few to show you.

 

Crochet & Knitting

Granny Square - Susan Pinner - 20 Crochet projects with a vintage vibe. Cute Crochet World - Suzann Thompson. Learn to Crochet Socks - Darla Sims
Granny Square – Susan Pinner – 20 Crochet projects with a vintage vibe.
Cute Crochet World – Suzann Thompson.
Learn to Crochet Socks – Darla Sims
Knitted socks - Chrissie Day. Natural Crochet Babies & Toddlers - Tina Barrett - Beautiful Patterns. How to crochet - for beginners. Crochet Wild Animals - Vanessa Mooncie.
Knitted socks – Chrissie Day.
Natural Crochet Babies & Toddlers – Tina Barrett – Beautiful Patterns.
How to crochet – for beginners.
Crochet Wild Animals – Vanessa Mooncie.

Felt and Fabric

Big Little Felt Universe - Jeanette Lim
Big Little Felt Universe – Jeanette Lim
Totes & Bags - Sue Marsh
Totes & Bags – Sue Marsh

Needlework

 

Doodle Stitching - Aimee Ray. Work & Play Redwork Through the Day. New Crewel The Motif Collection - Katherine Shaughnessy.
Doodle Stitching – Aimee Ray.
Work & Play Redwork Through the Day.
New Crewel The Motif Collection – Katherine Shaughnessy.

These are a very welcome addition to the haberdashery. I hope you like them too.

 

Thanks for reading, don’t forget to recommend us to you friends and family. 🙂