Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Beach Themed Window

I hope you all enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend. I decided to visit Filey for the day after being inspired by my new Beach themed window display. We went Beach-combing. The beach was beautiful and the weather wasn't too bad either. 

- Beach Themed Window - 

The Little Fabric Store has been given a new lick of paint in 
time for the Summer months ahead.
The Bunting shown only uses 3 Fat Quarters of 'Daysail' fabric.
Shell garlands hang in the window. These are so easy to make, collect some shells & glue onto garden twine smile emoticon

"Hearty Good Wishes" by UK Designer Janet Clare inspired my window. 
I love this collection, it's made me want to experience Beach-combing, 
what ever the weather.
A basket of Suffolk Puffs/Yo Yo's. The start of my Barnacle/Limpet Throw in Janet's other design "Field Guide".
Jam Jars are filled with sand & decorated with shells & twine smile emoticon

- This sweet mini bunting made in "Hearty Good Wishes" 
will be available as a kit very soon. 
You can also make these at the "Sew Now" sewing sessions that take place every Saturday afternoon.
- Book in advance -

"Daysail" is shown in the window alongside Drift Wood, shells & fossils smile emoticon

I found my first fossil at Filey. We had a fantastic time collecting stones & shells.

- Fossils, Stones, Limpet & Mussel Shells -

Filey - Yorkshire - UK

- We ended the day in the garden -

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend

x Helen x 


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Supporting Local Businesses

Last Bank Holiday I took a day in lieu so on Tuesday I had a wander down to Wellowgate in Grimsby. I live around the corner from this thriving community of independent traders and have been wanting to visit their lovely shops for sometime. There's Vintage Shops, Ladies & Men's. Gift Shops, Chalk Paint Shops & much more. Well worth a visit. I bought something from each shop.

- My basket full of goodies - 

A Vintage Skirt from I Luv it I Really Do Vintage 
A Vintage Cravat, a birthday gift from Ladd's 
Another birthday gift, a Guardian Angel from Home is Where the Heart Is
The lovely basket was from Old Fashioned Ruby

I already support shops in Louth and since becoming a business owner I've realised the importance of shopping local, whether it be where you live or work. You're part of these communities and your custom helps make these businesses continue to grow. There's a campaign that Mollie Makes is currently supporting - Just a Card - it highlights the importance of supporting Independent Traders. 

- Thank you for supporting my business - 

Well the sun was out on Sunday, I had a wonderful day in the garden. I've been waiting to enjoy a lazy afternoon and I finally got my wish. I'm addicted to making Suffolk Puffs/ Yo Yo's. I have Jane Brocket's "The Gentle Art of Stitching", such a lovely book, a welcome addition to any bookcase. So with my comfy garden chair and a BBQ going on in the background I sat and enjoyed making Yo Yo's. Heaven. 

- I love my new wicker basket once again filled with goodies -
I also made some Liberty Corsages Brooches which I'll attach to a birthday card

- "The Gentle Art of Stitching" by Jane Brocket - 
The colour combination for my new throw 

- I hope you've managed to enjoy the sunshine when it's out - 


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Dashwood Novelties

Dashwood Studio Novelties have arrived. These cute designs are 100% Cotton and are priced at £3 a Fat Quarter/£12 a metre

- Beep Beep - 

- Cute Cats - 

- Jolly Tortoises -