Oh the gorgeous Flower Maison from Lecien has arrived. My heart left when I opened the gorgeous parcel. Its a lightweight canvas that will be amazing for bags, garments and all sorts of crafting projects. Its also excellent value at £14 per metre for this kind of quality.
We chose 4 out of the 5 colours – mainly because we found it hard to choose. So you can find a rich navy, a soft pale blue, a lovely mauve-grey and of course a vibrant red that brightens up even the dreariest English rainy days.
Holiday Sugar has started to arrive! Its bright floral and full of fun for all your Christmas and winter makes. I know its early to think about Christmas, but its good to start planning and making about now – how else will your new Christmas Quilt be made in time?! HA!
Lecien fabrics are so soft to the touch, you can feel the beautiful weave of the cloth. We are waiting for the red colourway to appear but I’m sure it wont be long. Let us know quick if you’d like some as we only have limited stock of this collection.
We so thrilled to be stocking Cotton forest, designed by Rosalie Dekker from Ella Blue fabrics. Its a gorgeous weight cotton linen blend with the softest colour pallette suitable for quilts, crafts and garments! There are very few stockists in the UK so we are very thrilled to be one of the first to stock her range here.
You may have seen our cute bunnies and cushion kit in the range on Facebook. Both these are Rosalie’s own pattern and we now have in stock.
We’re also building our partnership with Lewis & Irene as we love the direction they are going in. Home grown British talent managed and designed by the family – truly ‘threaded with love’. If you attend the various fairs and shows, keep a look out for Brenda Bear as a photo with her could win yourself some great Lewis & Irene fabric! We’ve stocked up on their version of the jelly roll called ‘Fabulous 40’s” and their version of charm packs called ‘Charming Packs’. So do check them out as there is very little stock of these in the UK, we are one of the first officially stock them. (NOTE: did you know Moda has copyrighted the terms ‘jelly rolls” and “charm packs”, so when you search for your favourite fabrics check what the fabric company actually calls them otherwise all you’ll find is Moda!)
Keep a look out for Denim Studio from Art Gallery fabrics – many of you will know we’ve been stocking AGF from the start of our business. Their new range Denim Studio is GORGEOUS! Its a wide width fabric so perfect for those with dressmaking skills. The quality is sublime and you really can ‘feel the difference’ as is their motto.
Whats coming up?
Lots of new goodies coming in May! Lecien’s Holiday Sugar will be arriving soon. Its bright and colourful and mixes roses with holiday cheer. Amanda and I can’t wait to get our hands on it and start working with Lecien on their beautiful collections.
There is of course lots of Lewis and Irene coming in “Dove House” and Flo’s Florals (oh wait, that’s a bit of a secret…shhhhh you’re going to LOVE IT!
Happy days friends! Thanks for continuing to support our dream and we look forward to seeing many of you at Malvern Quilt Festival (May) and Sandown Quilt Festival (June).
Amanda & Mel