Friday, 21 February 2014

So much to write about, not sure where to begin!

We've had a busy couple of weeks here at HQ... let's start with Sunday's trip to Craft Hobby and Stitch at the NEC.  Yes - good place to start.....

We had an amazing time and did our usual kids-in-sweetshop act which it IS hard not to do in our defence!  Highlights of the day included heading over to see our pals from one of our favourite wholesalers where we drooled over the new collection Quill by Valori Wells (coming soon at HQ!)

... and met up with David of Dashwood Studios where we had a sneak preview of what they've got coming up in the next few months (watch this space!) We also ordered some more of their lovely current ranges which are on our website now!  There's Annali ...
...Wildwood ...
... and the ever popular Dino!
We also ordered some fabrics specifically for dressmaking!

as well as some gorgeous new cotton linen blends from Kokka, Japan.

... and we simply LOVE these gorgeous zips ... now which colours to order?

We also FINALLY got to meet up with some people we've been wanting to get together with for an age, such as lovely Fiona from the Sewing Directory, Tilly, Lauren and Stewart from the original series of The Great British Sewing Bee (watch this space for Tilly's new paper patterns!)
...and Katy Jones, author of the awesome patchwork and quilting blog, I'm a Ginger Monkey who gave me this beauty to encourage me to actually make more stuff instead of just stroking the fabric! 
So here are the fruits of my labour - one more applique block complete - thanks, Katy : )
More on this and Katy's new book coming soon.
Also I'll be updating you on our latest workshop and new stuff we've got coming up here at Fabric HQ.  Sunshine here today - let's hope it lasts over the weekend!


  1. Ooh, I love the last 2 fabrics you've got in the "dressmaking" ones. They are gorgeous.