Posted in Christmas, Fabric, in the hoop, New Stock, rainbows, sewing studio, Workshop and classes


Hi everyone and happy September.

Its been a rather busy week here so I’ve got lots to blog about.

Firstly our Rainbows Hospice Christmas decoration donations has started again. Last year we called on all of you crafters to help us make Christmas decorations that could be hung up in the hospice or sold on a Christmas craft fair to raise money for the hospice. So this week we received a phone call from Paula (the fund-raiser for the hospice)  to say last year they sold every single one of the handmade decorations that they received from all of you….how fab!

So yet again we need your talents and your time to make even more decorations this year. Your decorations can be made out of anything really. We have already started having donations coming in. Your decorations need to be in by the 30th November.

I want to thank you for all your hard work last year but lets see if we can beat it this year.

Donations have started to arrive :)
Donations have started to arrive 🙂

Whats on in September….

We have two workshops on in September –

First up, the Introduction to Patchwork workshop on the 10th September – Details on the website

and on the 24th September we have Beginners sewing – make a cushion

We also have a half price offer on throughout September regarding hiring our Singer machines.  £2.50 per hour which includes refreshments. Please contact me to book in and check availability.

I have been using our machines in the sewing studio this week and putting them through their paces ….great fun.


ALERT Free pattern time.

You may remember that we had a lovely delivery of the brand new yarn from Robin, Chunky Fleece. Well now Robin have released free patterns especially for this new yarn. Cushions and teddy bear patterns are now free for your to download from their site and we have all shades of cuddle fleece in stock. Enjoy x

ALERT – Free fabric giveaway


We are feeling very generous with this fabric giveaway. If you are on Facebook and you don’t follow us, simply like our page and share our competition post on your wall. When we reach 2000 followers you will be entered into a draw where the prize is 5 Fabric Freedom fat quarters (UK entries only please).

Festive time again – We had another lovely 100% Christmas cotton arrive this week

£6.90 per metre or half metre £3.45
£6.90 per metre or half metre £3.45

And make your own stocking, advert calendar and santa sacks –


Lastly my makes that have been finished off this week.

My Imperial Garden wall hanging which I’m so pleased with and is now hanging in the Haberdashery –


and I managed to squeeze in some quilting time and finish off this lap quilt in the coin design.


Phew so that’s it for this week….


Thankyou to everyone that supports us,  it really is down to you lot that make the haberdashery so popular.

Have a fab weekend and I’ll see you on Monday,


Ami, Dave, Glyn and Sylvia.


Ami Is a Textiles artist based in Swadlincote Derbyshire and the owner of Simply Needlecraft Haberdashery & Sewing Studio and

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