Friday, 23 January 2015

Small Prints

I just love these Sevenberry small prints. Currently Priced at £11.00 a metre, £2.75 a Fat Quarter. 

- These will definitely brighten any dreary day in January - 

- A Liberty style Print in Yellows & Pinks - 

- Small Yellow Flowers - 

- Small Pink & Yellow Flowers - 

- A Beautiful Liberty Style Lawn - 
I used this to make a top, it gives a lovely drape to the garment

- Small Blue flowers with Greens & Reds - 


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Home Sweet Home

I kind of like January. The start of a New Year brings new goals and adventure. I know it's dark and dreary but there's something relaxing about it. Evenings become your own and new projects spring to mind. 

I'm working on a Hand Sewn Quilt at the moment, it's actually called Home Sweet Home. I thought it'd be a great Project to have finished for the Spring (fingers crossed there). It focuses on a new type of appliqué I've not tried before. You use a backing fabric and top fabric. Pin them facing each other, stitch around the shape, make a slit in the back and turn it the right way out. It gives you a seamed edge which is then sewn with an invisible stitch. Brilliant results.

This month my Window is focusing on 'Home Sweet Home' and making your house a home over these winter months. My Cottage Bunting was machine sewn. I then appliquéd the cottage fronts using scraps of fabric, vintage lace and ribbons. I loved working on these in the evenings, satisfyingly using bits from my scrap bag.

Whilst helping my sister in law move I'd spotted my nieces old dolls house. It looked like some of the Appliqué Cottages I'd made. Inside was all the furniture. My mind went in to over drive thinking of all the little pillows and quilts I could make from that ever building scrap bag.

I've placed traditional Red Fabrics with Naturals & the lovely 'Field Guide' Collection. This works so well for the Home. I've displayed the Patchwork Quilted Cushions made using these fabrics. You can make your own at the Sew Now Classes.

This beautifully restored Sewing Box was made by Lou at Fox Hollies. It's available for £30.00 

- This Hexagon Bunting was so quick and easy to make 
Get booked on the Sew Now sessions to make yours - 

I really want to focus on making my house a home, unique to me and my family. Something that reflects our personalities and interests. I remember visiting a relatives home. Their bookcases, music collection & pictures that were displayed was true to them. It reflected them as a family something I want to do in my own home. So it's patchwork cushions for the room and bunting in the Hallway. 

- Happy New Year - 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

20% Sale Now On

I hope you're all enjoying the festivities. I received lots of Sewing & Knitting Books for Christmas, yay. I just love flicking through them and planning my new projects. So if you're like me and have a few sewing projects in mind why not pop down and buy some lovely fabrics to make them. There's 20% Sale off everything in Store as we speak. The Sale will continue until Saturday 3rd January 2015. My Opening hours are the following:

Wednesday 31st Dec - 9.30am - 2pm
Thursday 1st Jan - Closed
Normal Hours Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd Jan - 9.30am - 4pm

- Have a Happy New Year - 
x Helen x 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support this year. This is my first Christmas in the Shop and I've had a wonderful time. I'm very excited to see where 2015 takes me and The Little Fabric Store. I'll be adding more exciting Fabric Ranges and expanding on my haberdashery.

I'd like to thank you for being part of my journey. My Sewing Groups have been so rewarding. It's been an amazing experience to see people sewing for the first time and seeing that sewing bug setting in :) One of my ladies said she couldn't sleep at night because she was thinking about all the projects she'd like to make or was already working on. What an exciting journey she's on, one that will be part of her life and who she is.

Have a wonderful Christmas & I look forward to hearing all about your 2015 Projects. 

x Helen x 

- I'll be spending Christmas with my family - 


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Hall Of Fame

I ask all my customer to send through a photo of their finished project. It's a great way to see what people are making with my Fabrics. The photos are numbered and each Month a number is picked. The lucky Winner receives 3 Fat Quarters. Here are the winners of my Hall Of Fame Draw so far.

November Draw - Amy made her Pin cushion at the Sew Now session. It's her first hand sewn project. It's been made using the Sevenberry fabric Collection.
Congratulations - 


October Draw - Denise made her beautiful Baby Quilt using Moda pre cut squares


September Draw - Sam with her Winning Tilly Top which was made using Sevenberry Lawn Fabric. As you can see Sam has made 2 Tops with her Pattern. A hand made Summer Wardrobe.


August Draw - Bronwyn with her winning Bag made using Rebecca Stoner's Prairie Dashwood 

If you're thinking of introducing Sewing into your life in 2015 book on to my 'Sew Now' sessions. It's all hand sewn projects using Felt, Patchwork & Quilting. It's a great way to get started. Click on the new 'Sew Now' Heading at the top of the page to find out more.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Tilly's Sewing Patterns

As you know I stock Tilly & the Buttons Patterns and I'm pleased to introduce the Francoise Dress Pattern to add to this Collection. It has 2 options for the Dress and can be made using Cotton, Linen and a selection of other fabrics. I also have the Mathilde Top & Miette Wrap Skirt, all priced at £12.50 making it a perfect Christmas Gift for Dressmakers.

A great selection of Patterns to create your own Wardrobe in 2015


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Window & Festivities

It's all Festive in The Little Fabric Store. Lights twinkling and lots of scrumptious Fabrics to get your hands on for your Christmas & New Year makes.

I've incorporate local Crafters work into my display. Lou @ Fox Hollies made this beautiful Advent Calendar using some fabrics I have available. 

Four J Creations has made the cute little Elf, available to purchase. Moda Fabrics available from £3.00 a Fat Quarter.

The Christmas Tree has been decorated with all Handmade Decorations made by Michaela at Four J Creations. 

I've used my Quilt as a tree skirt for the Christmas Tree.

Machine Star Children's Patterns are also available making a great Christmas Gift.

Bankswood Designs have made these sweet Reindeer are available to purchase. A selection of Christmas Cards are also in the Shop.

- The Little Fabric Store by Night - 

I have the wonderful Emma aka 'Em Teacup' in the Shop on Saturday. A great opportunity to see Emma's unique Applique Bunting being made and to sign up for her Workshops starting in January. Come along and be part of the Festivities, it's also free parking in Louth to support Small Businesses Day on the 6th December. Hope to see you there - Helen -