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29/08/2017
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An Introduction To Die Cutting

  Please note this competition is now closed – thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our winner Julie Taylor! If you enjoy making your own cards, decorations, invitations, gift tags or scrapbooking then die cutting will lend a professional finish to your creations as well as being a real time saver. For those who are new to the term, we have put together a brief guide to the process and equipment required! What Is Die Cutting? Die cutting is the process of using a machine to produce... Read More

22/06/2017
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Win….A Jewellery Stacker

Please note this competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Julie Snook!. Stackers are a fresh, modern way to store your valuables and offer the flexibility to build your own jewellery box to suit your needs. Each stacker provides a different way to store your gems and the soft, leather like outer and brushed velvet inner lining are available in a range of gorgeous complementary shades. The lidded stackers have a popper closure and are a good starting point for most people, with sections designed to hold a few... Read More

06/06/2017

Our Picks….Summer Fabrics

Summer is just around the corner and now’s the perfect time to start sewing your dresses, shirts, skirts and trousers for the season! With this in mind, we’ve picked our favourite fabrics which are perfect for staying comfortable but stylish in warmer weather. First up we have Liberty tana lawn. This Poppy & Daisy design features beautiful shades of blue, green and coral and is made using 100% pure cotton with no chemicals or allergens. A classic print with timeless appeal. Staying with cotton lawn, we love the bold and... Read More

10/01/2017

Focus On….Emma Bridgewater for Sanderson

Emma Bridgewater founded her ceramic business in 1985 after she struggled to find the perfect birthday present for her mum. She saw a gap in the market for pottery that was both beautiful and practical. Over 30 years later and the business is still run by her and her husband. The designs come directly from them, using their everyday family life as inspiration. For example, ‘Egg & Feather’ designed in 2001 is reminiscent of family holidays on the Norfolk coast, watching the nesting seabirds. All of the pottery is still... Read More

08/11/2016

Our Picks….Winter Wools

The colder weather is drawing in and now’s the time to wrap up warm in chunky cardies and jumpers, snuggle into scarves and keep your socks on! We have a wonderful selection of Autumn and Winter knitting yarns in stores and online which are perfect for creating winter garments and accessories for all the family! These are our favourites…. Brushed Fleece by Rowan is a gorgeously soft blend of extra fine Merino wool and baby alpaca. It comes in a range of rustic shades and makes warm but lightweight knits.... Read More

25/10/2016

Our Picks….Autumn & Winter Fragrances.

The colder weather has begun and the days are getting shorter which can only mean one thing – Autumn is here and Winter won’t be far behind. I like to change the fragrance of my home to suit the seasons and find the right scent adds a welcoming touch. I’ve picked our top Autumn and Winter fragrances which will help to give your home a warm and cosy feeling and there is something for everyone – whether you prefer natural woody aromas or rich, fruity scents! Let the scent of... Read More

27/09/2016

Our Picks….Children’s Prints

There is something quite special about children’s fabrics with their exciting  designs and vibrant colours. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting their arrival and are designing their nursery or you are updating their existing bedroom, there are plenty of fabrics to browse through! Children’s fabrics capture that childhood imagination of adventures to far away lands or quirky animals you might find hiding in the depths of the jungle. A child’s bedroom becomes a space they can call their own, to dream and be creative. By using bright, colourful and fun designs you... Read More

13/09/2016

Geometric Prints

Makower have brought out a gorgeous new range of Geometric cotton fabrics and have used these to make the beautiful animal footstools below. The colours and designs co-ordinate beautifully and will give a contemporary and fun feel to any project! We’ve picked our favourite designs from the Geometrics by Inprint range and you will find a link to the tutorials for the elephant, hippo and pig footstools at the bottom of this post. A simple but striking design, Abacus comes in a mix of strong shades which complement each other beautifully. The... Read More

30/08/2016

Celebrating William Morris

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris (1834-1896) is considered to be one of the greatest designers in history and he was an iconic figure from the Arts and Crafts movement. He is best known for his intricate fabric and wallpaper patterns but he also designed embroideries and tapestries. As a designer he revived many traditional arts which had been lost through industrialisation and he mastered the hand making process and studied all of the materials and equipment he... Read More

16/08/2016

Celebrating Liberty Prints

Liberty prints are some of the most recognisable in the world and are loved by all who find them! Their cotton tana lawns have a beautifully soft,silky texture and are suitable for endless projects. Dresses, shirts, skirts, quilting, patchwork – the list goes on and on! Liberty prints have a long and rich history and I have picked my favourite designs below… Michelle is a 1930’s floral design with in gorgeous shades and will add a vintage country feel to your creations. Tessa is a classic paisley print with intricate line detail... Read More