Thursday, 31 July 2014

"SEW NOW" Sessions in Progress

The new "SEW NOW" sessions went really well last week. The ladies were making the Fabric Flower Brooches or Quilt as you Go English Paper Piecing Flowers. 

- The Morning Group - 
Amanda, Sam, Lucy & my Mum, Irene. Amanda made Hexagon Flowers whilst the others made Brooches. 

- Sam with her finished Brooch using the Prairie Collection by Rebecca Stoner. Sam's also modelling her customised Denim Jacket - 

- My Mum, Irene with her finished Brooch. I've passed on the Sewing Bug, she wants to make a Dress next - 

- Lucy with her Brooch & also modelling the Skirt she made using the Folklore Collection for Moda. I just love it - 

- The Afternoon Session all made the Hexagon Flowers -
Sisters, Jules & Cynthia & Lynne with her granddaughter Danielle.

I had such a fantastic time with everyone, it was great getting together, sewing & chatting, sharing ideas. I can't wait for this Saturday.

If you'd like to come along to one of the sessions please get in touch to book your place. They're on every Saturday. You can book for one week or several, it's flexible to fit around work/family life. We'll be making Fabric Covered Books/Photo Albums in the next couple of weeks. 
Hope to see you soon - Helen - 

Oh yes, here's a Photo of me in my Finished Top made using the Shift Dress Pattern from "Sew Over It". I loved making it, the instructions are so easy to follow and this Pattern has 3 different Designs all in Dress, Tunic & Top options. I will definitely be making more of these. You can buy the Pattern from my Shop.

Friday, 25 July 2014

A Little Change Around

I've had a Little Change around in readiness for my "SEW NOW" sessions starting on Saturday. I have one place left for the 10.30am session. Please contact me if you'd like to come along.

The Table has been moved to create a Sewing Space 

The Mettler Thread unit, a great selection of colours & weights available

It'd be great to meet you in my little Shop 
- Have a lovely weekend - 


Monday, 21 July 2014

'SEW NOW' Sessions

My "SEW NOW" Sessions start on Saturday. I'm so excited to meet & get to know my Customers whilst Sewing. How great is that going to be. The Sessions are 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm. There are 6 places available per Session. It's £3.00 with Drink & Biscuits included. We'll be making my "Quilt as you Go Hexagon Flowers" as seen in my Window Display & Fabric Flowers which you can use to Decorate Baskets, Plant Pots & make into Brooches. 

- English Paper Piecing is used to make the Flowers -

- These Fabric Flowers & Suffolk Puffs (Yo, Yo's) can be used as Decoration or made into a Brooch -  

- Information about the Classes - 

Get in touch to book a place. Hope to see you soon - Helen - 

Ps. I will be adding information on how to make my Quilted Flowers on my "HOW TO" section coming soon.

Tim and Beck Wee Ones Flannels

These Soft Fleecy Flannels are now in Stock. Designed by Tim and Beck for Moda, they're 100% Premium Cotton. So Soft to the touch and in a Soft Colour Palette. They work wonderfully with the Story Book Collection by Kate & Birdie. Great to use as backing for a Baby Quilt. I can't wait to make my next Baby Quilt.

- There are Two Designs available priced at £13.50 a metre - 

- The Coral Pink & Brown Dots work really well with Kate & Birdies Story Book Collection - 

- This is the Blue Heart with Lattice Green Design - 

- The Little Boy Collection, what a great Quilt this would make - 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Summer Sale

My Two Day Summer Sale starts tomorrow (Friday 18th July). It will take place on the Friday & Saturday. Selected Fat Quarters will be £2.00 each with Off Cuts ranging from £1.50 - 50p. There will also be metre cuts of Antique Lace. So why not grab a bargain, it'd be great to see you in New Street, Louth.

Louth's Monthly Craft Market is also taking place on Saturday in the main outside Market Place. The Indoor Market Hall off New Street also has a lot to offer with Antique Stalls, Coffee Shops & Bargain Buys. Serendipity is also one place to visit, they stock Annie Sloan Paints.

- There will be a selection of Baby Jane - Moda - Fat Quarters available -

- Winters Lane - Moda - 
The Celtic Knot is available in Fat Quarters & I have Off Cuts in a few of the other Designs - 

- A Range of Moda Christmas Fabrics are also available -

I also have a Promotional Offer which is valid with the Voucher which is in the Louth Leader Newspaper. Throughout August if you spend £10.00 in the Shop you will receive a pack of Clover Needles. (Voucher must be exchanged for the Needles. This Offer is only valid with the Voucher). 

So grab yourself a copy of the Louth Leader and you will be given a FREE pack of Needles when you spend £10.00 or over. 

I hope to see you over the Weekend  - Helen - 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Louth in Bloom

My New Window Display is to celebrate "Louth in Bloom". The Judges will be walking along New Street on the 17th July. I thought it would be a great opportunity to create a Bright Summer Feel to the Window. 

I used English Paper Piercing to Create the Flowers. I've also Quilted these and made them reversible. It has Bright Bold Prints one side & Soft Floral's on the other. They can also be hand sewn together to create a Quilt. 

You can make these at my "SEW NOW" Sessions taking place next Saturday (more info to follow). 

For my followers who aren't local I'll be showing a step by step guide on my "HOW TO" section very soon.

Colourful Mini Pom Pom's & Hand Felted Flower Fairies are hung on Pussy Willow Branches. 
Lemon Tree Creations make these Whimsical Fairies, I just love them.

The Lovely Little Blue Birds are made by CRK Crafts, by the very talented Clair.

I used Appliqué to make the Quilted Sign. It's a great way to use up scraps of Fabric. 

We'll also be making one of these in the Classes held at the Shop.

Bundles of Fabrics are in the Garden Basket. These are great for Projects as they're already arranged in Complimentary Colours. 

Em Teacup kindly lent me her Paper Flowers. Emma & Michaela of Four J Creation both have their Craft Items Stocked in the Shop. 
They have their own unique style and made to the highest quality.

- So let's Celebrate Summer, "Louth in Bloom" here we come - 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Love Where You Live

I live in a Town called Great Grimsby in Lincolnshire UK. Great Grimsby was once one of the Largest Fishing Port in the World. It has many Beautiful Parks in the Town. I've walked around "People's Park" for 15 years taking my Children to School. My youngest Son starts his new Senior School in September. I have very Happy Memories of Where I Live.

My Garden is filled with Roses, Lavender & Foxgloves

- Peoples Park -

The Gazebo overlooking the Pond taken through the Rose Garden

This Old Conker Tree brings much fun to Children Young & Old in the Autumn 

An Old Hidden Path covered in Daisies 

The Bandstand were Events are held throughout the Summer 

 In the distance is the Bowling House with it's Green & Croquet Lawn

The Open Grassed area showing all the different coloured Trees 


Now what has this to do with Crafting & Sewing you say. I'm a big believer in Creating your own World and in it, the People and Places you Love. Being Positive & Happy and surrounding yourself with all the Beauty of Summer makes me want to be Creative. Summer Bunting, Garden Cushions, Quilted Play Mat Games are some of the things I'd like to make.

I've spoken to a lot of Ladies in the Shop and most are in the Garden this time of year, weather permitting. Some of them have even confessed they've enjoyed a Rainy Day to finish a much loved Project. England is so Green in the Summer, hence we have a few thundery showers but who cares if we can get the best out of Crafting and a Beautiful Garden too :) 

So, Do You Love Where You Live? I Know I Do - Helen - 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Extended Draw

I'm extending the closing date for the Draw. It will now finish on the 31st July. Keep sending those photos through for the Hall Of Fame 
and you could be the lucky winner of a Craft Book & 3 Fat Quarters. Just send a photo in of your Crafting Project which includes Fabric from The Little Fabric Store.

The Craft Book by Ros Badger & 3 Fat Quarters


Here are few of the Photos Entered. You can see more on the Hall Of Fame Page

Cereda Kemp has made this Amazing Top using Annali - Designed by Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood Studio. It definitely inspires you to start making your own Clothes

Lesley Pringle has made this amazing Quilt using Moda American Fabrics, the Daisy Design is from Pot Luck & the Red Design is from The Winters Lane Collection.

To see the rules for the Draw please click on this link 


Thursday, 3 July 2014


Just arrived in Store is the Wonderful - Folklore - Designed by Lily Ashbury for Moda. With it's Bright Bold Oranges & Greens, this Collection is a must. Priced at £12.00 a metre and £3.00 a Fat Quarter. You can contact me to arrange Payment via PayPal & Delivery if you're not able to visit my Shop in Louth.

A Bundle containing 5 Fat Quarters available for £14.00