Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Wedding

As promised here are few photos from my Son's Wedding. Brad & Beth got married in Ilam (Staffordshire) not far from Beth's hometown of Matlock (Derbyshire). It's such a beautiful spot in the world, the weather was perfect we couldn't have asked for a better day. Can you tell I'm the proud Mother of the Groom :) My daughter Lauren took all the photos, her photography site is linked. I'm so proud of her too. Anyway here are the photos:

The Bride & Groom
Brad & Beth

Me, my Husband, & Children
Nathan, Brad & Lauren

The proud Parents 

My Mum with my brothers & sister
Naomi, Mark & Jared 

My Dad & Debbie with my brothers & sisters
Naomi, Mark, Jared & Beth

All Girls together
Sister in law Mandy & my niece Chloe

Congratulations to the Happy Couple
love x Mum x


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Flight (Closed 14th & 15th Oct)

Janet Clare's Collection - Flight - Inspired by British Aviation these designs are perfect for boy/men projects & anyone who loves Janet Clare's fabrics.

- Air Show Pattern - 

I'm closed on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October. My son Brad & his soon to be wife Beth are getting married. I'm so excited. I'm back normal hours on Tuesday 18th October, you can also shop online www.thelittlefabricstore.co.uk 

- Helen - 
Mother of the Groom :) 


Friday, 16 September 2016

The Victorian Fayre

The Victorian Fayre was held last Sunday. It was lovely to see people visiting Louth with family & friends, enjoying the day. The Louth Independent Traders organise these events, they're all local business owners who give up their time to organise and run these events. This is how much the independent shops care about Louth, working together to advertise and support each other, it's a great place to have a little fabric store.

- Victorian Helen, I could have been on Downton with this outfit:)
I bought this Vintage Apron at my last craft fair before opening my shop -

- My mum took these photos whilst walking around the stalls - 

If there are any events in your area go along, support them 
and you'll be sure to have a lovely day 


Saturday, 10 September 2016


Here's Moda's Lullaby designed by Kate & Birdie. It's their ..."follow-up to their debut baby collection, Storybook. Whisper sweet lullabies are filled with starry night skies, woodland critters, baby birds and tiny blooms. With perfectly coordinated prints with hand-drawn stitching and herringbone, this collection’s baby-soft palette of peachy pink and aqua blue combine with timeless shades of cream and linen to create a Kate & Birdie signature...." Available as Fat Quarters, lengths of the bolt & 5" Charms (added to the website soon) 

 - Sue's Baby Quilt made using a 5" Charm pack - 

Also the Victorian Faye is on Sunday 11th September 10am - 4pm
A great Family day out, I'll be open for part of the event.


Friday, 2 September 2016

The Handmade Fair

Kirstie's Handmade Fair takes place from 16th-18th September. I have 2 tickets to give away for this amazing event courtesy of John at Lapage Made. To win these tickets visit my Facebook page enter your name below and share my page. A name will be chosen at random on Tuesday 6th September. 

- Helen - 


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

New Shop Hours

Oo it's the Bank Holiday weekend coming up. What are your plans? I'm hoping to be in the garden, weather permitting, spending time with family & having a few creative hours to myself. I've had a lot of home renovations over the summer and things are still upside down. That sewing room is calling though, I really can't wait to have a creative space which I've warned my husband will be an "explosion of Helen"!!!

Due to the August Bank Holiday the Shop will be Closed on Tuesday 30th August and my new Shop hours will start on Wednesday 31st August. I'm opening half an hour earlier in the shop & the website is open all day, everyday. 

The Little Fabric Store
Opening Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 
9am - 3pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
9am - 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Shop on-line at

Summer for me is dressmaking. This Summer I've made two of Janet Clare's Artisan Apron's "wearing your creativity". The first is made in a Linen Denim, it's plain background gave me chance to play.

Janet's Artisan Apron Pattern 
available in store & online

My denim Apron decorated with bias binding, bunting & brooches
Made in a medium (denim linen on order)

This is my linen blend Apron lined with a plain cotton in orchid
Made in a size small (linen blend in store & online)

I've also added to the Compagnie M range in the shop and will be putting these on the website. I made the Lotta Skirt last year and got it out again this summer. This survived the bottom of my rucksack last year when I went interrailing in Europe. The fabric is a Moda and it washes brilliantly and doesn't crease. The design is something unique and has a European style about it. 

The Lotta Skirt shown using the teenage & adult pattern
(also available in age 1-10yrs)
fabric no longer available 

I hope you've all had & still having a fantastic summer. What have you been making this summer. Send in your photos to thelittlefabricstore@gmail.com I'd love to see your makes. Have a great Bank Holiday weekend - Helen - 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hall of Fame Winners

I've always loved seeing the projects people make with fabrics bought from the shop. The Hall of Fame showcases these. The following numbers have been chosen at random on the Hall of Fame page, these are the winners of 2 metres of fabric or 8 fat quarters from the sale section. 

28 - Cereda Kemp

This top made by Cereda is lovely. Using the ever popular WildWood Cloud 9, Cereda has used a plain to compliment the design.


58. Carol Housley

 This beautiful Tea Cosy has been made by Carol Housley. Carol has stitched the  tapestry front and backed it the Chick fabric bought from the shop.


81. Elaine Lorimer

Elaine Lorimer makes this sweet rabbits, aren't they lovely. Elaine used a small Sevenberry print & Moda's Essential Dots.


86. Sue Crossley

Sue Crossley made this gorgeous dress using "More Hearty Good Wishes"


95. Eleisha Kissaine

Eleisha is making her daughter some skirts, 
all the fabrics are from The Little Fabric Store


108 - Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson has made her holiday bag using 
Moda's Bright Sun & Miss Kate fabrics. 

Karen visited the shop with Luke this week to show me her amazing Linen Blend Skirt. Its a Sew Me Something Skirt Pattern made with Moda's Mo Mo Flying Colours Range (some fabrics still available in the shop). Isn't it fab, I love it.

Sharing what we make inspires others and brings us joy.
Thank you for your continued support

- Helen -