Posted in Fabric, I Made That Campaign, in the haberdashery, Uncategorized, Workshop and classes

Hi everyone,

Its been another great week here in the Haberdashery & Sewing Studio. So let’s crack on with this weeks gossip.

Monday…..well what can I say. We had a meeting with Stof Fabrics. The company rep turned up with hundreds and hundreds of samples of their range. Absolutely gorgeous designs and the quality of the cottons are outstanding.

I’m happy to say we are now officially Stof stockists and our first delivery is arriving mid May…..So excited.

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Carrying on with the fabric theme. I actually managed to get time to play with some of our fabrics from Dear Stella.I warn you now this concept is cute, unique and extremely addictive.

Wee Garden – Dear Stella Fabrics.

So the idea is, you have both fabrics. One comes full of outfits, shoes, hats, glasses….everything you could think of. The second is printed with the garden scene filled with adorable animals that need dressing up. So you pick your outfits, cut them out and dress your animals. Whether it by hand stitch, machine appliqué, free motion  or simply glue.

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These fabrics are available on our website (our new look website). …..

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Next topic of conversation is the beautiful on 100% cotton from Stylecraft and patterns.

We have this is six different colours…amazing quality.

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The Sewing Studio has been busy again this week…..

The lampshade workshop was first up on Monday evening –

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Followed by the new workshop – Thread painting on Thursday evening.

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All of our workshops and courses are available to book online….Click here for further info

Its time for our ‘I made the’ Campaign.

This week I want to introduce you to a very talented lady ….Helen. I’ve known Helen from opening the Haberdashery (so 2 1/2yrs). In that time I’ve seen many of Helen’s creations. However like many of us life sometimes gets in the way and sewing is put on the back burner. But I’m chuffed to bits now…Helen has found her love for sewing again recently and now say I’m seeing her beautiful and stunning creations again 🙂  Can’t wait to see what you do next Helen…..Get sewing 🙂

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So that’s been our week in a nut shell.  We are closed on Bank holiday Monday next week so I’ll see you on Tuesday.

I want to thank everyone that take time out to  read our blog posts. And to everyone that follows us on FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram. Social media can be a mind field so seeing all of you is very reassuring…. Thank you.

Have a fab weekend.

Ami

xxxx

Posted in children's sewing bee, Crochet, Workshop and classes

Amazing What You Can Do With Socks!

Hi everyone,

It’s  been a very colourful week here in the Haberdashery. The sun has been shining ( a little bit ) …….

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Opening up to a sunny scene

 

The colour then spread to our new window display courtesy of my Mum

Thanks Mum, you've done a wonderful display x
Thanks Mum, you’ve done a wonderful display x

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Next up in the colour chart are the sample book covers made up for our next Textile Art Techniques workshop ….

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We have so many great workshops running throughout May …..fancy one ? book via the website.

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http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com

 

So whats been made this week. I finished a blanket and cushion pattern by Sytlecraft and using Stylecraft Aran. I love the colours….reminds me of a garden.

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But wait to see what our Sewing Bee students have been up to..

1st group - 8-12yrs
1st group – 8-12yrs – Draw String bags
2nd group 8 -12years - pj bags
2nd group 8 -12years – pj bags

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Sock Teddies made by the 12-16yr group
Sock Teddies made by the 12-16yr group

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As you can see, a very colourful and creative week had here in Derbyshire.

 

Thats our news for the week….Make sure you follow our blog so you don’t miss any gossip.

Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.

 

Ami

xxxx

Put your feet up, have a cup of tea and catch up on the Haberdashery News


Well hello everyone,

It seems only five minutes since I was typing the last blog post….. 🙂

This weeks been rather quiet but only because since Tuesday I haven’t really be able to hear hardly anything so I’ve asked all my customers to shout at me ……rather embarrassing.

But the haberdashery & sewing studio has been busy and I have lots to show you.

First up ….. Its been manic in the Sewing Studio.

The Sewing Bee – it’s an absolute pleasure to spend time crafting with such a fab bunch of children.

My first group of the day spent the time on our machines completing different practice exercises including lines, corners, mazes, curves, stars and hearts then on the playing with the decorative stitches.

My second group who have already stitched the practise tests last week put their new skills to the test and made pin cushions.

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great straight line sewing plus corners older

My older girls have tackled zips this time…

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In the week we’ve had more creative workshops including are beautiful bunting workshop….

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And then an evening of hand embroidery…

Ladies learnt various stitches and used a great range of threads including stranded threads, crewel yarn, perles, vicose ribbon, boucle and linen thread.

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I’ve also been using the Sewing Studio this week. It’s a great space to work, so bright and inspiring. Anyway my attempt at pj bottoms…

Not bad for a first attempt
Not bad for a first attempt

I’ve also spent some much-needed time on my coursework and the topic at the moment ……tonal shades.

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So whats new this week. Well we’ve had a lovely delivery from our friends at Stylecraft. We’ve had glorious shades of dk, chunky and xl chunky as well as patterns for all ages.

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So that’s it for this weeks catchup, we’ve another fun packed week in store again next week.

Thank you for all you support whether in store or online, we really appreciate it.

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

 

Ami x

Posted in children's sewing bee, Crochet, Customers, I Made That Campaign, Workshop and classes

A Very Creative Week :)

Hi everyone,

Its been a short week but still packed full of fun and creations.

I had an extra long weekend to spend with the family and my little man and also gave me some crochet time 🙂

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And first day back and straight back to creativity when a lovely customer came in with a gorgeous elephant that she had made. Now the picture does not show how big he is…… 400g of Stylecraft Super Chunky Special XL.

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How cute is he…..Sadly he’s going off to his new home now 😦

Later this week we also had some fab lampshades made in Sewing Studio which are also off to new homes. As always everyone with a completed project and very proud of themselves…….rightly so.

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Come and join us on our next Lampshade Workshop and pick the fabrics you want from our Fabric Snug.

I’ve also had a present from one of my customers (yes this proves I have the best job in the world). Look what I’ve got 🙂

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Thank you Kim xxxx

Kim has been featured on our blog recently in our  ‘ I made that’ campaign.

Staying on that subject …..

‘I Made That’ Campaign

This weeks nomination is one amazing lady who some of you will probably know from visiting the Haberdashery….My Mum.

My Mum is absolutely insane about chickens so when she said she was thinking of making a chicken doorstop I wasn’t sure what to think.

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I just love it. Proud of you Mum

So what I have I been up to……

I have started to make the memory canvasses for the shop and sewing studio. I’ve managed one but still have about three more to make so far. These are photo’s of whats been made in our workshops and sewing bee and its a great reminder of what people have achieved here.

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I’ve also been planning April’s Sewing bee plans….

So for our younger groups we are starting using the sewing machines and making pin cushions, drawstring bags, rag dolls.

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For our older ones we will focus on accessories including hand bands, bows, brooches, key rings and starting hand embroidery.

Cant Wait!!!!!

Anyway thanks for joining us again on our weekly trip down memory lane.

Thank you following, reading & supporting us. Keeping sharing us and you can follow us on

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/simplyneedlecraft

Twitter – @sneedlecraft

Would be great to see you there.

Have a great weekend…See you next week x

Ami