Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all managed to enjoy the festive period. I've started the Janet Clare Shipping Forecast Quilt. The pattern is in her "Hearty Good Wishes" Book. I'm really enjoying the appliqué. I've done a little free motion stitching before but I've decided to hand stitch these instead. I wasn't sure about the embroidery colour but I've settled on a beige tone. I'm having a lot of fun with this and as usual Janet's patterns bring a whole new meaning to quilting. It's all about having a go & making it your own. Janet's Quilts also have meaning, they have a story to tell. The bird quilt attracted a lot of attention in the shop & I know this quilt will do the same. These things are all very important for small businesses.

I've also got some fantastic new Moda fabrics in stock (soon to be added to the website). "Darling Little Dickens" are designed by Lydia Nelson. These classic prints in sweet neutrals are perfect for baby boy & girl projects. 

There's also a new section "Maker of the Month". It's an opportunity for people to share their makes. Just send through a photo of anything made in that month using fabrics from The Little Fabric Store. 
Email me at thelittlefabricstore@gmail.com or send a photo via Facebook
A winner will be picked each month and a prize will be given. 

- Happy New Year - 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas 2016

It's that festive time of the year, spending time with family & friends will soon be here. I also look forward to a bit of selfish sewing between Christmas & New Year.  I love those days when you don't even know what time it is as you've been lost in a project. Normally you know about it when people need feeding 😀

The shop is looking lovely with lots of tempting gifts in the window. I also have gift vouchers available. I love decorating the window & my home too. I managed to have a Crafternoon with family the other Sunday. We sat & ate chilli then made some Christmas decorations. It was so nice to get together & be creative. These winter months are the perfect excuse too.

- Here's some photos of the window - 

- Fabrics, Wool Blend Felt & Janet Clare Books available - 

Janet Clare Patterns, Kits, Jelly Rolls & Charms
These House lights are from Not on The High Street aren't they sweet 

- Here's Janet Clare's Christmas Stocking made up. Pattern is available - 

I've got a fab offer on this week, there's 20% off all 5" Charm Packs was £11.50 now £9 each making this a perfect Secret Santa Gift. There's more great offers on Sunday & next week. I'm Open 10-2pm on Sunday 18th Dec for the Winter Christmas Market.

I'm open normal days & hours next week but will be Closed on Saturday 24th December & re-open on Wednesday 4th January. Have a wonderful Christmas, thank you for your support via visiting my shop, on line sales & reading my blog. 

- Merry Christmas - 
x Helen x 

- 2016 was a big year for me, I turned 40 & my son got married. 
I'm looking forward to what 2017 has in store. 
The Janet Clare's Shipping Forecast Quilt :) - 


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Louth Christmas Market - Sunday 27th November

I love Christmas :) there's nothing like visiting your local Christmas Market to get you in the festive mood. This year the Louth Independent Traders have organised the biggest Santa Clause you may have ever seen. The event is on Sunday 27th November 10am - 4pm. 

There's plenty going on during the day, you can also make your own Christmas Bunting in my little shop. It's really easy too :) Everything will be provided. Please ring 01507 201131 or email me to book on (thelittlefabricstore@gmail.com) sessions are 10.30-11.30am & 12.30pm-1.30pm. £4 each. 

I made my Christmas Bunting on Christmas Eve last year. We've had the same Christmas Lights hanging on our chimney breast for years and we couldn't find them anywhere!!! So I made these joyful things :)

- Helen - 


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.