News from the Sugar Bowl

The softer side of life

The softer side of life

As the UK was hit with a blast of colder weather, I reached for the softest snuggliest fabric I could find. Two new bolts of Art Gallery Fabrics have arrived and they are the softest flannel ever! Many of you will remember at recent shows I have been encouraging you to hug my bear cushion and the "oooooh" that came from you all I wish I could have recorded. A testament to just how soft this flannel really is. These new too bolts are even softer - they're DOUBLE brushed cotton. I didn't know there was such a thing, but there...

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A touch of vintage

A touch of vintage

New to Sugar Bowl Crafts, Dutch Heritage. A collection of reproduction fabrics lifted with fresh modern colours.

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Thread for Christmas

Thread for Christmas

Aurifil thread sets have been flying out the door this week. I stocked up on some lower priced sets which make good stocking stuffers and of course went big with a couple of larger collections too .  Find softer sets with: Victoria Findley Wolfe - Modern Shirtings 50wt set Aurifil Pastel 50wt set Rich saturated colours with: Dusk to Dawn 50wt Gorgeous mixed colours of 28wt from Sheen Norquay Find the perfect balance set of hand sewing thread. I've selected 3 tones, off white, light grey and a charcoal that covers a huge range of sewing needs. Hand sewing 80wt trio Or why...

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Get the Christmas Look

Get the Christmas Look

Its all about the bolster cushion for me at the moment and with the amazing soft cotton twill there are so many choices.  There is no denying that this beautiful cushion is Christmas. It has the Christmas tree, the reindeer and so many pretty details. I've add a beautiful green for texture and the softest handmade pom poms. It comes together so quickly. You can get the look with: Lewis And Irene : Noel (Lightest grey)  Cotton Twill (Pickle) But if greens not your thing, the silver and mauve colour ways work so good with it too! Cotton twill (Silver) Cotton Twill (Mauve)...

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Get the look - Winter Cushion

Get the look - Winter Cushion

So many of you have been messaging me about my Winter cushion on social media. Thank you for all the love! I've compiled this little blog so that you can find all the materials and make your own version. I've made two versions of this cushion. One as a little scatter cushion and one as a larger pillow. For backing I had a hard time choosing because I loved Mustard (my actual choice in the end) for its lighter glow, Pickle pulled out the green from the leaves and Bamboo had a vintage gold-like quality when I put next to the...

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