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Oooops Forgot To Blog…..Lots Going On x

Hi everyone,

I apologise for the lack of blogging. Lots going on here so I have plenty to tell you and lots of pics.

Ok let’s start with my little stitchers. They have been busy bees creating festive decorations, Christmas gifts and learning new skills.

Lets start with the decorations


Then on to the gifts…..



My older group have been mastering the skill of free motion embroidery. They are part way through a Christmas gift project but I’ll show you what they have been up to…..


We’ve also had a birthday party here in the sewing studio. It’s was a tote bag themed party…..


They are so talented that I decided to hold an awards evening for them all but with a twist.

Most of them were aware they were coming…..but I had a secret that only me and their mums knew.

We had a guest, the lovely Jade Earley from this years The Great British Sewing Bee. Jade was live via link to all the children, she has signed all the certificates personally and if that wasn’t enough, jade had made them all gifts to say well done. We had an amazing evening of certificates, food and fireworks.

A huge thank you to Jade x


The adults were busy too last week when their challenge was to make a Christmas appliqué cushion. Four lovely ladies joined me in the sewing studio for tea, biscuits and lots of sewing…


It was time for the yarn bombing to start too….told you we’ve been busy. I would like to thank everyone who donated their time and skills on this project. The town looks fab…..


Mum’s also been busy decorating the window for me as our Sue just stood there looking like a turkey 🙂


We’ve had some lovely new fabrics in from Kaufman and Dashwoods….


In between all of that I have managed somehow to fit in some sewing…

Raw Edge appliqué- Tree House
Raw Edge appliqué- Tree House
Victorian style Christmas tree decorations
Victorian style Christmas tree decorations
New quilt on the go
New quilt on the go

Now I know many of you have heard….I’ve tried to tell as many as possible. We are moving in the year and sooner than I thought. We are moving to 66 High Street.

I am closing on Christmas Eve until the 4th January I hoped to be moved in that time. The plan was not to move until February and its difficult to do when I have classes and an open shop. Hopefully everything we be in place for the new year. I’ll keep you updated as we go. My contact details will still be the same.


Thanks for reading and following.

keep warm.



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.


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




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




Let it snow – Snowman hanger included.


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



Florrie and Betty Birthday Bunting – My Favourite 🙂



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