Posted in children's sewing bee, Crochet, Fabric, in the haberdashery, My Favorite, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

It’s been a fab week…….take a look!

Hi everyone,

These weeks are flying by so quickly and it’s now week two of the Summer holidays here. I had a day off on Wednesday to spend some quality time with my little man which prepared me for the HUGE fabric order arriving. Yes we had our delivery from Timeless Treasures and I’m so pleased with the fabric……..

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I love them all but my favourite has to be the snow scene with the trees.

So the three part quilting course came to an end this week with gorgeous results. Our quilting courses are very popular and I’ve added the dates for the rest of the year to our website Here.

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I love everyday in the haberdashery but my favourite day is Saturday where I spend all my time in the Sewing Studio. It’s a full day of seeing people and children get creative….this Saturday was no exception.

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But I have summer school to look forward to over the next two weeks as I have my stitchers and some new children joining us. Plans are that my older group will be quilting and my younger stitchers will be making a pillow pal.

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I’ve been finishing off and framing my latest piece of textile art……using complimentary colours, mixed media and free machine stitching….

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That’s it for this week, please note I’m closed on Thursday due to being at the quilting festival at the NEC.

Thanks for reading.

Ami xxxx

Posted in Christmas, Crochet, Fabric, My Favorite, New Stock, sewing studio, Workshop and classes

Its all cracking off here


Hi everyone…….another late blog 🙂

Its been all go here !

Lets have a run down with lasts weeks shenanigans –

The week started off with my Mother itching to get festive, which meant it was Christmas window dressing time.  She’s done a fantastic job ……..

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On Wednesday we had a meeting with a new fabric supplier. I’m pleased to say we are now official stockists of Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella fabrics. However our first order isn’t arriving in England until January/February time…….Boohoo. BUT the fabrics we have ordered will blow you away I promise 🙂

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Thursday evening, the Sewing Studio was alive with learning and laughter. Our Christmas Applique Cushion was full of creativity, everyone made gorgeous cushions to take home with them. This is without a doubt my favourite part of my job.

Chistmas Applique
Christmas Applique

As we speak I’m working on next years workshops. I’ll let you know ASAP but it looks like its going to be a fab year in the studio.

So on to Saturday – the workshop open day was amazing. we had crochet & knitting,  patchwork and free motion, Christmas decorations and lots of tea and cake…….and I mean lots of cake.

Heres a few pics of things that were made…..

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Next up is our Sue who’s yet again been making gorgeous things, however this time its mermaid’s tails.

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Also this week gift vouchers are back in store and online, perfect Christmas presents….

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So that’s it for last week.

Thankyou for all your kind words on the window display, for your support whether it be online and in store and I’ll see you soon.

Ami, Dave, Sylvia & Glyn

 

 

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