Archive | May, 2013

My shop is now open on folksy-again!

29 May

I’ve been stitching two random quilts to sell at my folksy shop. I really love folksy, the ethos behind it and of course all the fabulous makers and their products. Sooooo I thought it was high time that I reactivated my folksy shop and rejoined the community. I call these random quilts because of all the fabrics I have stitched into it-the design, I hope, is rather more considered! I had some ‘extra’ sumptuous velvet from my Harris tweed quilts to use and was inspired by the mixture of fabrics on my shelves that were begging to be stitched together. Here are some pics;

PS As I had some fabric leftover from making the quilts I have made some v.useful drawstring bags to house the quilts in when not in use-as if that will ever happen-well I hope not!

To visit my folsky shop go to; http://folksy.com/shops/stitchpics

Cheers Lx

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Make with Mabel

17 May

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Just been sent some more images from last Saturdays launch of; Make with Mabel, the lovely new crafting studio in Knutsford. Well, you can never have enough pics….

The following two images come from Emma Varnam and her website is well worth an look see; www.emmavarnam.co.uk/

 

If you fancy some distraction and crafting inspiration, I would also recommend visiting; www.bakingandmaking.com & www.lynesknits.weebly.com

Tracey and Lynne will be teaching knitting and crochet at Make with Mabel.

You can book onto a Make with Mabel workshop,

by contacting Aunty Mabel’s Seat at; rebecca@auntymabelsseat.com

by visiting Aunty Mabel’s Seat at; 37 King St  Knutsford WA16 6DW

or by ringing Aunty Mabel’s Seat on; 01565 650884

See you soon x

Busy Bee Toyshop Makeover!

14 May

It might have been raining in Manchester on Sunday (plus ca change), but Claire, Lynne and I created a little ray of sunshine in Chorlton by makeovering Busy Bee’s window and titivating the interior!

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Busy Bee is Britain’s first toyshop co-operative and well worth a visit;

on foot at; 517 Wilbraham Rd  Manchester,  M21 0UF (T):0161 881 5838

on line at; www.busybeetoyshop.co.uk

or via tweets at; https://twitter.com/BusyBeeToyshop

See you soon x

Aunty Mabel’s Seat new craft studio is here!

14 May

I’m so excited I have been invited to teach some craft courses at a new craft studio in Knutsford; Aunty Mabel’s Seat. You can follow at;

https://twitter.com/AuntyMabelsSeat

and see gorgeous pics from Rebecca’s interior business at;

http://pinterest.com/auntymabelsseat/aunty-mabel-s-seat-showroom/

My Desk Now (see My Desk Before on this board)  Little French chair with Cole & Son's fab geometric wallpaper   This is Flossie - she's a curvy, sassy flapper girl, who loves dancing at Palm Court and smoking cigarettes from holders (in my imagination of course)  Beautiful rare French chair upholstered in Designers Guild Royal Collection fabrics; we call her The Duchess as she's rather very grand.  Bloke's hunting scene room-set (but the wife got involved and made him have silk curtains)  The design area

On another note, I have just starting a new Patchwork and Quilting series at Beetlefelt studios.

See; http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/

It’s all go…..