Category Archives: Inspiration

Inspiration: Make This Winter Neck Warmer

Winter neck warmer

Winter is most definitely here, and this cold snap has had us digging out scarves, hats and gloves.  This tutorial caught our attention for a lovely neck warmer, a really nice take on a scarf and surprisingly simple to make! We have some lovely flannel in the shop which would work really well for this too.  […]

Customer Creations

  Our Autumn workshops and courses are still going strong and despite maybe a few pin pricks and mutterings under breath, everyone is coming up with some beautiful pieces of work. Our FMQ ladies are honing their skills and our Absolute Beginner’s Patchwork group made some really lovely cushions.  Take a look at our course list below […]

Inspiration – Pear Pin Cushion

  It’s Autumn and the apples and pears are practically being given away at the moment (definitely around where I live anyway).  How about making your own gorgeous pear pin cushion out of felt or fabric?  This autumnal creative was designed and made by Kaaren at The Painted Quilt.  We love it!  Thank you Kaaren […]

Customer Creations – Kids Workshops

  It’s been a busy summer with the Kids Summer Sewing workshops. Here are their other makes – an applique cushion and a Freddie Fish Laundry bag (more used for sweets and as a swimming bag I think!). Don’t they look amazing? They all did brilliantly!

Summer Inspiration – Vintage Apron

The school play beckoned.   Charlie was “Mama Bear”. Mama Bear required an apron.  Obviously. Very necessary to be perfectly styled when you run the Porridge Pot! Instead of sending in one of our kitchen aprons, I decided that Mama Bear should have a proper pinny.  Perfect for all well dressed Mama Bears everywhere. I found […]

Customer Makes: Handbag Tidy

Handbag Tidy

One of our lovely ladies, Gill, has been busy making a couple of these handbag tidies.  They need five FQ’s and a small zip and Gill said that they’re quick and easy to make but oh-so-useful too. Having made her first one, her daughter wanted one too so Gill rustled up her second – this time in […]