We had a lovely day at Stansted House yesterday. Met loads of lovely new people that shared our love of fabrics and enjoyed the beautiful setting. This is just a quick note to say thank you to those that joined us, and give you a peak into our stall for those that missed out!
Join us on Sunday 24th May 2015, 10am – 4pm at Stansted Park http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/
Stansted Park sits on the Hampshire/Sussex border between Chichester and Portsmouth and is set in beautiful grounds overlooking the coast. It offers a great day out for the family.
On our stall we will be selling quilts, cushions, bunting, fabric light shades, lavender bags, hearts and much, much more – all lovingly handmade by us using our own wide range of fabrics and also the vintage fabric and trims we have scoured the vintage fairs for.
Every month we will run a different promotion to show off our fabrics and give you a chance to try something new! Our first promotion will be on the gorgeous Petal and Plume Collection by Bari J. We love this collection because of its silky texture and gorgeous colours. It’s beautiful as quilting fabric or for garments, just have a look at the lovely ‘Look book’ created by AGF to show its versatility!
Dedicated to a childhood memory of Bari’s grandparents, Petal & Plume centres on a majestic and colourful symbol. Painterly strokes create an otherworldly palette of pale violet, iris blue, and twilight tones. Designs seem to leap out from the darkness to illustrate the loving, and graceful world created around the peacock.
Buy any 5 fat quarters from the Petal and Plume Collection in the Month of May and receive a free half metre of Peacock Waltz – white (while stocks last!)
Just enter your order normally on the website and we will manually add the half metre of Peacock Waltz when packaging and while stocks last! Happy Shopping!
Have you heard of Sarah Moore Vintage yet?
Amanda and I have been following her progress since BBC2′s The Great Interior Design Challenge. She was the winning designer on the show using beautiful vintage products to create a colourful and textured home. [check out her beautiful website and shop here].
Well we are lucky enough that she lives not too far from us and when we heard she was opening her barn to the public for a vintage shopping fest, Amanda and I scooted ourselves down there! And we weren’t disappointed!! Loads of gorgeous fabric stacked high and great vintage finds from plates to books to enamelled jugs. I really should have taken more photos.
Both Amanda and I came away with a few vintage finds that we are already washing and putting to good use as we know the summer markets are just around the corner so we need to get making!
Here’s a sneak peak of what we’ve been up to!
Getting ready for your holidays?
We are! There are two cute new fabrics in that ‘shout’ out travel and journeys.
We couldn’t help but pick up a bolt of this retro caravanning print. It has Volkswagens, old caravans, vintage cars, what’s not to love? Its a great cotton that is perfect for all your craft needs from garments to curtains for your caravan. Get it while supplies last!
The second is a beautiful linen cotton blend in soft greys with a hint of pink/mauve. From the great explorers travelling in their flying machines across the globe. We love this 80/20 blend because its great for all sorts of projects. We love the way it looks on the lampshades and works well with our kits!
Check out our shop and pick up your holiday inspired fabrics today!
All the best
Amanda and Mel
Many of you have already spotted the beautiful fabric from Lewis & Irene. Producing beautiful cottons for just over a year now, they’ve made a big impact on both Amanda and myself. We’ve fallen in love with this British family run business. Make a Wish was a big hit at the Duxford Quilt Festival with its beautiful soft colours and plenty of uses for both quilters, crafters and seamstresses. So we’re excited to tell you there will be A LOT of Lewis & Irene at our stalls in time for Christmas. Here’s a sneak peak of what will be coming through!
Tina Givens has been designing fabrics for the apparel and quilt industry for Coats ® (Free Spirit Fabric) for the last 8 years. She injects her signature colour and detailed illustration into each piece. We love her quirky fabric. The original sketches mush be amazing as each print captures that hand-drawn look. So as soon as we saw her new collection – Feather Flock – we jumped at the chance to stock it nearly in its entirety. We loved all the colours so much, we chose them all!
What Tina says about Feather Flock:
Feather Flock is a dreamy collection of novelty prints based on a very sweet memory of my children when they were chatty little toddlers. The collection features Princess Feather, a special nocturnal fairy who loves to flitter in the soft, moon-lit sky. Her best friend is the King Bird, reigning over the special night sky who ensures his flock of tiny birds keep watch over all the children in the land. Inspired by my children’s nursery when they were little people, the room had amazing sky lights over each of their toddler beds. We’d watch the stars come out and on special nights, the crescent moon appeared in full view. The children’s father and I would chat with them about the moon, the King Bird and his merry flock who’d stay watch as they slept in the light of the moon. A sweet memory I will always cherish.
Feeling inspired? See the collection in our shop! There are three colour ways to choose from, from the richest of plums to the freshest of greens.
Hope to see some of your wonderful projects soon!
Mel & Amanda
We have lots to celebrate here at Sugar Bowl Crafts. The website is up and running – many thanks to Rob for pulling it all together, our first big quilt show was successfully completed, and we are meeting loads of new and creative friends! To celebrate, we are giving away 8 fat quarters from the Katy Jones Collection “Priory Square” from Art Gallery Fabrics.
Katy Jones becomes AGF’s first UK designer….Priory Square is Katy Jones’ personal story of her upbringing and life in England. With an edgy palette, a classic crème and navy are set against potent varieties of pinks and emerald blues that jump. A collection layered by scenic surprises and narrated with a British accent.
Art Gallery Fabrics are already known to a lot of garment seamstresses because of the beautiful feel and way it drapes. We chose Art Gallery Fabrics because we think quilters are missing a trick here. Its light, silky and very versatile. Often quilters will lean towards the heavier fabrics, so we want to give you the chance to try a fabric that we believe in and use ourselves.
So here’s what you have to do to enter into the draw:
- Leave a comment here to let us know you have seen the new website. Tell us what you would make with this fantastic bundle, then
- head over to Facebook and like Sugar Bowl Crafts’ page
- and then share the giveaway post.
I will draw the winner 22nd March 6pm GMT.
Special thanks must go to our friends and Hantex UK (distributors of AGF for the UK) for this lovely bundle and helping us get off the ground!
Good luck all and thank you for your support!
Mel and Amanda
We’ll be at the Pagham Village hall Saturday 14 March 2015. We’ll be bringing fabric, quilts, cushions, and home accessories. I love that its Mother’s Day weekend too, so you can treat your mum to a little retail therapy and bring her along or pick up some cute gifts for her. Here’s a little taster of what we will be bringing along:
Hope to see you all there!
Pagham Village Hall, Pagham Road, Bognor Regis
Mel & Amanda x
What a wonderful weekend! We had such a lovely time meeting so many new faces, and a couple of familiar ones. Its hard to say what was the highlight. It never fails to amaze me how many different projects we all come up with. Just when I’ve seen it all, someone creates something so fresh it can’t help but inspire! Amanda and I are both getting ready for our stall this weekend, so I’m keeping this fairly short to highlight what we’ve been up to!
For the lovely lady on Friday who was Harry Potter mad like me. Do check out The Bored Zombie (www.theboredzombie.com) for her Harry Potter inspired embroidery and quilts! And I have to mention the lovely Maryke from www.batiksnbeads.co.uk who was our neighbour and so supporting throughout the weekend. Plus I couldn’t help but purchase some embroidery threads and beads from them!
Thanks again all for the support we loved meeting you all!