Thursday, 28 January 2016

Blend Fabrics

I didn't get chance to post last week. I'm glad to say it's due to the Shop being so busy. I think we've all got the creative bug this month. My Sale is still on and will continue in the first week of February. Plenty of time to be inspired and get yourself a bargain.

Well I've settled into January. There's no cut backs for me this month, it's total hibernation time. I'm surrounded by Patchwork & Wool and maybe a sneaky Damson Gin too :) I don't know how it happens but my projects seem to spread around the living room, my poor suffering family. I doesn't help with the announcement from my youngest son "this house is getting way to girly". Sorry about that.

So I know Christmas seems so long ago but did you manage to get any projects started/finished. I must admit I did get some time to make & ponder new projects. I finished my Poncho, knitted a new hat (whilst watching Puss in Boots on Boxing Day), started on a new Poncho, finished a Patchwork cushion & started on our new "Sew Now" block of the month quilt. I'm very excited about this new project. It'll be a combination of Patchwork (EEP) and Appliqué. We'll also be quilting as we go. It's all very exciting. You can make this at the "Sew Now" sessions held at the Shop. 

- This is a Bergere Pattern. 
I bought the Wool from A Good Yarn -

This pattern was in Mollie Makes (issue 60) it's designed by Elen Angharad 
My eldest son bought the Wool & Needles 
for me for Christmas from Love Knitting

I had the front of my second patchwork cushion finished about 4 months ago. I finally got round to putting on the back!
I'm so pleased with the result of my UFO (un-finished objects). 
A matching pair of handmade cushions. 
(You can make your own at my sewing sessions)

This is the first quilt as you go square. A different block is made for each month. - Make this at the Sewing sessions -

There's also some lovely new fabrics for 2016. 

I've added Blend Fabrics - Faraway Forest - 

"a whimsical woodland collection by Lizzie Mackay.  Charming critters, dainty flora, scenic views and her signature parade of animals set in a palette of soft, earth tone colours create the perfect canvas for your next sewing project".

I hope you've all enjoyed some creative time over these winter months. 
- Helen - 


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Happy New Year

"Happy New Year", I hope you all had a great time. I'm really excited about 2016 at The Little Fabric Store, I've had lots of time to think of new projects for the year ahead. I hope you have too. 

There's a SALE on, it'll last all January. With over 30% OFF selected fabrics & 35% OFF selected dress patterns. Selected Fat Quarters £2 each. Giving you the perfect opportunity to start making & creating this year - Helen - Ps. There's double loyalty card points for all of January -

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Have yourself a Merry "Little" Christmas

The countdown is on, that festive time of the year is fast approaching. I'm so looking forward to spending time with family & slowing down. There'll be a bit of sewing here & knitting there, heaven. Here's what I'm hoping to do over Christmas (see I said hoping).

I've made a start on the 1st of the Moda Frivols - Kindred - Hello Darling - 
It's made up of Album blocks. I'm piecing on the machine but these small construction pieces could be hand sewn

I've not had chance to work on something like this for a while, these Frivol kits are the perfect excuse to make a beautiful quilt. 
Frivols no.3 & 4 are still available 

I've made the Janet Clare Artisan Apron, now all I need is to have a little fun to embellish and adorn this wonderful garment.
Lace, flowers, appliqué buttons. Also some tiny bunting using scrap fabrics I think. Embroidery thread at the ready :)

Speaking of Bunting I'm seriously addicted to these easy bunting flags. Using a diamond template simply cut out your fabrics to the size of the diamond. Fold over the garden twine to make a triangle, then use a running stitch to secure to the twine. I still have some to make, a perfect sewing project whilst watching Christmas movies :)

Now for some knitting. I'm making this poncho using Bergere Wool. I just love the colour. It's made up of two pieces, I've finished one and working like mad to finish this in time for Christmas. I started knitting about 4 years ago and have numerous hats & cowls/scarves. I'm venturing into larger projects now. The fun never ends :)

A lovely customer of mine has been helping me knit in the round. 
I'm working on my first pair of socks. 
This bamboo blend is variegated, doesn't it look fab. 

Appliqué projects & block of the month will be researched for next years "Sew Now" sessions. These begin again on the wk commencing 5th Jan. We'll also start on our first Community Project - Project 2016 - 

For now, have a wonderful Christmas & New Year. Thanks for all your support & loyalty it's meant I've enjoyed another Christmas here at The Little Fabric Store, here's to many more - Merry Christmas - Love x Helen x 

- Opening Hours - 

The Shop will close at 4pm on Wednesday 23rd December & re-open on Tuesday 5th January (see opening times below).


Friday, 11 December 2015

Christmas Gifts

There's plenty of gift ideas at The Little Fabric Store. I have a lay-by scheme, you can put aside what you'd like and send your loved one in to purchase ensuring you get exactly what you'd like this Christmas. 

- A New Moda Collection "Mon Ami" designed by BasicGrey. Available by the metre & 5" Charm packs -

Janet Clare's Artisan Apron made in Denim Linen & embellished with Abigail Noble: Fine Art and Stitchery Hare Brooch. Brooch & Janet's Pattern are available to purchase from the Shop -

Janet Clare Pattern & Books along side other gift ideas. Fabric Bundles, Kits & Fabrics -

- Moda's Frivolous (aren't these lovely). These Quilt Kits come in a sweet tin with different freebies in each one -

- These will look great in any sewing room, so will the finished quilts - 

- Fabrics available -

 - Crafters love to have fabrics ready for January projects - 


Friday, 4 December 2015

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this weekend (5th Dec). It's a great opportunity to support the local high street's independent shops.

There's 15% off all Fabrics at The Little Fabric Store. This offer applies to all. A great opportunity to get that perfect gifts for crafters, we can never have enough fabric, lovely 
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Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas at The Little Fabric Store

Christmas has arrived at The Little Fabric Store, yay. I've finished the Dashwood Advent Calendar, I love it. You can make this by hand or on the machine. If I had a little extra time I'd have embellish the design with added sparkle & sequins and embroidered the numbers. 

 I machine stitched the pockets & hand quilted around the Christmas Tree, Baubles & Reindeer's. I added pink ribbon tags to highlight the pink pockets.
 It's only £7.20 a panel to create your own. It's such a lovely project to work on over the Festive Season.

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 You'll find the perfect gift ideas for Crafter's this Christmas 

Beautifully crafted handmade cards, decorations & brooches made by the talented Abigail Abigail Noble: Fine Art and Stitchery 
& talented Clair - Clair Bears  
Handmade Decorations available to buy. The perfect addition to your tree.

- New Fabric Lines & the Collectable Frivol's no.3 which arrived this week -

Janet Clare Artisan Apron, Books & Fabrics available - 
(Books & Apron are the same price as Amazon)
- Pre Cut Primer Book not sold on Amazon, is only issued at Craft Shops -

- Heart Kits - Cards & Brooches -
- A Selection of Decorative Buttons for Applique, great stocking filler's - 

Machine Stars Children's Patterns Age 7+ -
- Button Bag Felt & Cross Stitch Kits, perfect Stocking Fillers -
- Moda Pre Cuts, Jelly Rolls & 5" Charms -

Gift Vouchers are available & gorgeous fabric bundles. 
It's the perfect place to find a present 
- Helen -


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Advent & Cards

Dashwood Studio's "Winter Wonderland" Advent Calendar panel is now in stock. Designed by Bethan Janine this print is available on the bolt. Priced at £7.20 per advent panel, it's a great way to make you're very own Advent Calendar for the family. 

Instructions are printed on the bolt. Why not click on this link to look at Dashwood's Advent Calendars made up. It's a great project in the run up to Christmas. I'm looking forward to making one for the Christmas window.

I'm supporting the Scouts again this year by selling Scout Stamps. They're now available at The Little Fabric Store. Stamps cost 25p each which is a big saving on a normal stamp cost. A list of the areas are shown on the poster. The Grimsby Scouts group will be distributing the cards. Please note the Shop is open 9.30am - 4pm Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat & 9.30am-2pm on Thursday's) 
- Helen -