Thursday, 25 March 2010

Time really seems to be flying at the moment! I have just got off the phone to Michelle, she has been with the printers today checking on a new batch of Bugs. They also ran off samples of my newest range...I just finished designing it on Sunday and here's a sneak preview just for my lovely blog followers!

I'd love to know what you think! Also, I don't have a name for the range yet, or the designs within it, I've just been calling it beach huts, pinwheels, bunting, pink spots etc but I don't know whether to call the range seaside or maybe even name it after a British seaside town? Ideas please!

I had a lovely day last Saturday, I joined the Castle Quilters in Farnham for their International Quilt Day. If anyone is local to that area I would highly recommend joining them at one of their evening meetings or popping along to one of their shows as they are hugely welcoming and fantastic company, I wish they were closer as I would definitely become a regular!

Cerys and I still have spaces available for our workshop this Sunday so please contact me if you are interested in spending a lovely day creating your own set of nesting baskets.

Monday, 15 March 2010

spring has sprung

I am really enjoying the lovely weather we are having at the moment, it still feels like a real novelty to be able to go out for a walk!

Another springy thing (boing) that is happening is that I have participated in my first Flickr swap - the 6-12" mini quilt group's Spring Fling. I received my quilt this morning, all the way from Virginia,

I just sent mine off today so I will only post a teaser pic of it in case my lovely swap partner Dena happens to look ;)

My laptop project is now out in Sew Hip, I am pretty pleased with it although, annoyingly they have got my website address wrong again, not sure why that has happened twice now. I also managed to get hold of a copy of Selvedge today with a small feature on us and another small feature in Popular Patchwork.

My current project is working on my new ranges, this, I have to say, is the most fun part!

I am also running 3 workshops over the next few months along with the aforementioned super talented Cerys!

We are doing Reversible Nesting Baskets on the 28th March, Covered Books on the 17th April and Appliqued Woodland Panels on the 15th May. The workshops are £30 each and run from 10-4 at the Old School House in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire.

Here's an example of the nesting baskets for the first workshop