Well hello and happy Autumn to you :).
I can’t quite work out where this week has gone……time is flying by which means we are close to Christmas now (in a crafting sense). So it was perfect timing to increase our Christmas fabric range. Not only have we got the gorgeous festive prints from Timeless Treasures now we have these yummy ones in stock too.
AND we’ve also had a new range of fabric paints in…… 24 different shades which become permanent after ironing.
It’s that time of year again where Butterick drop the price of their sewing patterns. Patterns are now half price until the 15th October. Over 3000 patterns in stock.
This week was the end of our last quilting course of the year 😦 I just love tutoring these courses. It’s a daunting task to people new to quilting but every single one of my ladies have done me proud. The evenings and day courses have been fun, relaxed and productive so it’s a definite that I will be running courses again next year.
The kids in the sewing bee have been busy (as always). At the moment when have two groups making patchwork bags, a group starting to make a rag doll, two groups making doorstops.
On Saturday we have finished off appliqué cushions and book covers.
The book covers are a great project, it allows to pick you own colour scheme (and is great for using up scraps). Then designing the layout followed by thread choice and the most exciting part……picking and experimenting with stitches.
Our Sue and her lovely ladies from the crochet workshop have been following the Stylecraft crochet along……..the crochet workshops run every Saturday 10-12pm. Beginners very welcome.
Lastly, I’ve been experimenting again with raw edge appliqué …..neither of these are finished but I’d thought I’d share pics to prove I’ve been busy 🙂
That’s all my news for this week, it’s been another busy and vibrant week here. Thanks for following.
see you next week
You would not believe how hectic this week has been……but still fun 🙂
My little sewers have been busy again this week. Patchwork and appliqué has been the challenge……
On Monday and Wednesday I had my new Sewing Bee sessions start for 8-12yrs. Both sessions were brilliant but I have nothing to show you as yet as they are getting to grips on the machines and completing little challenges to help them relax.
Monday evening it was the adults turn and four ladies joined me in the Free Motion Embroidery Introduction Workshop. This is a great session and people are always impressed with the results.
Then it was on to the 2nd evening of the quilting course and yet again I’m so pleased with the results. The ladies worked extremely hard and I can’t wait to see the finished quilts….
The crochet class have been up to their usual antics ….. You can join them every Saturday 10am-12pm
This week we’ve had a delivery of tote bags and still awaiting a delivery of yarns 😦
I’ve had a little bit of time to get some stitching finished….
Thats it for this week I’m off to relax 🙂
Thank you for reading
I hope you all had a great bank holiday weekend. It was nice to get some extra family time in the nice weather. But it was nice to get back to creating and teaching.
Let’s start with the sewing bee…..
my younger stitchers have been tackling patchwork
Whilst my older stitchers finished off their owls
All the children I teach are so enthusiastic and take to every challenge in the most amazing way.
Next it was the start of my last 3 part quilting course of this year 😦 (don’t worry I will be back with new quilting courses next year)
It may be the last quilting course of the year BUT there’s always lots of other workshops happening …..take a look at the workshops for the end of the year Here
I’ve been rather busy this week dying fabrics and making mini art quilts before I start back on my course after the summer break….
And I also found time to change the window display….
All in all a very productive week.
thanks for reading x