Wednesday, 22 July 2009



Hello Everyone - and hope all are enjoying the Summer break .. here at the shop we are taking a little break .. and there is nothing like that feeling of hurrying up to get everything ready for your holiday (nothing like the feeling of hurrying up so you can there?) 

I AM AWAY ON HOLIDAY FROM THURSDAY 23RD UNTIL SUNDAY 2ND .. you are free to still order but it will not be dispatched until my return


And Yes we are also a year old this week ... and in celebration of it .. we are having a giveaway ... OOH I love that word - GIVEAWAY... Any purchases made in our shop between Wednesday 22nd July and the 5th August will be entered into a draw .. YEE HHAAA .. the 


one a a half yards of fabric from any of  our  ranges  (excluding Echino)


 3 yards of any of our German or Westfalenstoffe ribbons

The DRaw will be made on the 5th AUGUST ..  



If you have vouchers at home .. don't leave them sitting there- on your desk or in a an email - let me know your voucher numbers and I can send you some free FABRIC


Some new WESTFAENSTOFFE has just arrived - this is so popular with all of our customers 

and just sooo sweet 


Friday, 17 July 2009

sneak preview ..coming soon

I am not going to give much away .. but these great beautiful .. quirky fabrics will be arriving next month.. 100% organic .. reasonably priced .. and very sweet .. sign up to my newsletter to be kept in touch

Time to sketch.. yipee

I love selling fabric .. sourcing it .. especially trying to find that something special - that I think others will love .. but what I really love is sketching .. On my way up to St Albans last week -(to pick up a fab (ebay) mirror from a lovely lady named sally I was working on my new ideas for some atomic fabric sketches .. in the hope that I will be able to print them myself .. Anyway I just thoughtI would pop it on here to spur myself  to keep  going .. here goes ...  illustrator here i come ..........

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Bunny brigade

I feel in love with a bunny patten that was give to me buy a friend, who I hasten to add makes the most beautiful plush penguins that I have ever seen...  and I think I am on a mission to make a miny bunny brigade, I aim to make 20 and I have already made 10 .. (i think ) - I would like to list them on folksy .. to see how they get on .....  
I would love to use some of my new ribbons to  decorate them .. somehow .. stay tuned to see how I fair .. might turn out to be a very small army .

for the little nibbler

A friend of mine had a new baby a while back and I have promised her that I would make her something sweet .. so I thought  these cute letters make out of fab coloured  fabrics would look really sweet hanging over her cot .. one squeeks and the other one ... (not sure but i am sure it will get a lot of chewing.. I hear she is a real nibbler.

Never - never gain

Never again .. never - ever ..I mean a new bathroom .. it must be easier to build a whole new house - in fairness to my plumber I have nearly driven him mad with my 'smallest tile' in the world selection .. that is bound to drive even the nicest.. sainest person - absolutely doo lally .. but apart form that things are good... The shop usually slows down a little this time of year and I usually end up making and making .. but this year there is a house to and so my making seems to have gone  alittle to the wasteside .. and all I really want to do is to sit at me sewing machine ... that seems to be permanently covered with wallpaper swatches ( I don't even have any wallpaper) .. paint samples and yes the dreaded bathroom time. I do however plan on covering this small footstool that I bought of ebay - I have being looking for one to cover for ages and thins appeared I had to go for it -I have taken the legs off .. but when I get them back on - I  think that it will look just fab ......