Posted in Christmas, in the haberdashery, New Stock, Uncategorized, Workshop and classes

New Stock, New Workshops and a Fab Time !

Well hello everyone,

I hope you are all well AND warm 🙂

This week I’m going to start with the new stock that has come in this week….

I’ll begin with the gorgeous knitting bags

We also have them in spotty fabric ( but I forgot to take a photo 😦 )

Staying on the knitting theme, we now have huge needles in stock…

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Next is my favourite of this weeks new stock ….

Delicate 10mm lace  – So pretty

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And last but not least – another batch of Guttermann Threads in. Its taking a while to get our stand full…..But we are nearly there. IMG_3226

The Sewing Studio has also been busy this week and on Tuesday eveving  we had one of our bunting workshops.

Again we had a brilliant time 🙂

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Everyone did really well.

Staying with the sewing studio – I’ve now released the dates for January’s workshops. Theres a few new features for next year including Block of the Month that will start in January and continue to December. You don’t need to come to every one, you can pick and choose.

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And also textile art techniques will also be running once a month. Again you don’t need to come to every one, you can pick and choose.

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But all of the dates are here and you can book online or in store.

Still sticking with The Sewing Studio and new for next year …Baby Showers.

In 3 hours you will have lots of fun, be creative, drink lots of tea and Mum to be will leave with her own handmade baby quilt, made by all her guests.

A truly memorable gift to treasure for life. Using basic patchwork techniques, guests will cut out a selection of square and rectangle shapes from our lovely variety of cotton prints suitable for both baby girls and boys. The cot size quilt will soon take shape with everyone sewing panels, cutting boarders and embellishing areas with embroidery, buttons and ribbon. The more experienced sewers will then quilt a design and sew it all together. All materials and equipment  are provided.

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So that brings us on to Sewing Machines.   We are a stockists for Singer and now I’m finally getting round to advertising our machines online. Perfect Christmas presents or if your looking to upgrade have a look Singer Sewing Machines please be aware that not all models have been uploaded, but I promise to get them all online next week.

Thats it if this week. We’ve had another great week meeting new faces and catching up with our regular customers. Please don’t forget the donations for the Rainbows Hospice need to be in by Friday.

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

Ami, Dave, Sylvia & Glyn

Posted in home makes, in the haberdashery, New Stock, rainbows

For my blog followers!

I know many of you follow our updates on Facebook but I also know that a lot of our followers don’t like Facebook.

So this post is for everyone who’s not had updates this week 🙂 x

This week our new range of craft kits started to arrive. Its was the knitting that started to arrive this week with adorable rabbits and cute dogs/puppies.

Twilleys
Twilleys

We’ve also had the first of the handmade Christmas decorations arriving ready for Rainbows Hospice and lots more being made  🙂 If you feel that you could help us with this donation please feel free to contact me.

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This week has been a good week for makes too.

Here's are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
Here’s are lovely Sue with a beautiful baby blanket.
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
One of our many lovely customers made a Peppa pig
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting
I had a go at mini quilt art using free motion quilting

The Yarn Clinic on the 1st Nov is now on the website and you can reserve your place online to http://www.simplyneedlecraft.com/ourshop/prod_3572905-Sues-Yarn-Clinic-1st-Nov-2014.html

What’s in store for next week…..a huge delivery of fabric, some more makes and plenty of fun.

But before I go I would to share with you a lovely page https://www.facebook.com/Lillyandthemouse

This page is filled with handmade toys and gifts but I love the keepsake bears the most. I shall also post this on my links page for future reference.

Thanks for following and I’ll see you very soon. xxxx

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?

Autumn Time
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