Posts Tagged ‘Moda’

A walk in the woods is here!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

You might have seen it announced in our Facebook page, you might have even got a notification direct to your email account if you previously asked us to do so… but if you haven’t read it in either of those places, now you know: Aneela Hoey’s sweetest ever collection, A walk in the Woods, is in stock and we love it!

We have fabric on the bolt and also charm packs and layer cakes.† If you don’t know where to start or what to do with it, I will strongly suggest to get at least a charm pack, for under £10 you can’t go wrong and you get 42 squares of prettiness!

I am going to do that, and maybe a bit of the mushrooms or the blue birds … I have no idea what I am going to do with them but I know I won’t make the same mistake that I did with her first collection, the fabric sold so quickly that I never had a chance to keep something for my owm stash and the same happened worldwide so I couldn’t even re-stock it.† Oh well, you live and learn ;)

A stitch in color

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

We have just received A stitch in Color charm packs and jelly rolls by Malka Dubrawsky and Sassy jelly rolls by Sandy Gervais both from Moda.

Both lines are very different from each other, which makes it harder to find a favourite.† In the mean time I leave you with a link of what to do with 2 of the A stitch in color charm packs, Wonky Baby quilt.

 

Wonky Baby Free Quilt Tutorial

The pattern is free and it was created by the creative minds of Piece n Quilt.† The great thing about this pattern is that it doesn’t have to be for a baby, it would look good in any child’s room :)

Sunday Stash #18

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Hiya!† How is your weekend going?† Today’s Sunday Stash is Dots Dots Dots by Liz Scott, this yummy fabric is part of the Sugar Pop! collection and there are only 2 fabrics left, their sweets colours were very popular and I am sure you will like this one too.

 

Sweet pastel dots by Liz Scott

 

Little patterns likes this are useful to line bags or it could also be use for binding a quilt too, and of course it can be use in any patchwork projects that you might have in mind!

Sale price will last until Wednesday 26th October ;)

Little bags

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I havenít done much sewing lately and I am not very happy about it.† I donít have my sewing machine with me and it is driving me crazy!† Not only that, I have been hanging around sewing machines shops which is very dangerousÖ at least it is for my pocket.

Not only the doggies and children are extremely sweet, but I love the twist on changing dots for squares.

To keep me away from temptation, I thought of going through the pictures of things that I made before my good friend got packed away.† I made these bags for a local charity with Sherbet Pips fabrics.† I will tell you more about the charity soon, I am sure you will like it.† But for now, I will concentrate on these lovely fabrics which have been a best seller since they arrived and now that the winter is coming they are becoming even more popular.† Those scarves and the children on the scooters are going to be in many Christmas stockings, you will see.

-Lizzet xo

On finishing projects

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Two of the many reasons that encouraged me to start up a fabric shop was that I hoped to spend a great part of my day among colourful and modern fabric; and also I had the naive thought that I was going to have a lot of spare time to sew.† The first part was true, the second one not so.† Partly this is my fault because I could be a touch more organised and partly because all of you have kept me busy cutting and packing fabric for you to sew.

Do not be offended, I am not complaining, quite the opposite actually; which this leads to one of the most gratifying aspects of my job,† seeing your finished things.† Even when I have done nothing, I am very proud when you share a photo of something that you made in our Flickr group and in Facebook, or even in Twitter.

So this is my time to show off a bit, and show you what I have done during the weekend.

I used Four Petals in Jelly from Just Wing It collection as the main fabric.

This clutch is very simple and very practical.† For the exterior fabric I used Four Petals in Jelly by Momo and for the lining I went for the more subtle pattern of Stripe in Jam also by Momo.

It is easy and quick to make, I could have finished it the same day that I started it, but I got side tracked with other things that I want to make for next week.† So the key for me is to stay focused, no distractions, no “what if I use this same fabric for this other bag?”, or “what if I make it larger and add some embroidery?”.

I am seriously thinking on writing a list with everything that I want to make, and start ticking boxes every time I finish something and not add more things unless half of the things on the list are finished.† Easier said than done, but I am going to give it a try.† Maybe this way I will get more things finished.

Do you have a “system” to keep on top of your projects?† Do projects move from the Wish List to the Done List? It would be very interesting to hear from you :)

Stripe in Jam by Momo make a perfect lining.