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February 20, 2019
CHSI Stitches 2019 ~ I won an award! from Charm About You


Each year I look forward to the CHSI Stitches event - a UK trade show packed with all things fabric, crafts, sewing and quilting. It's a great opportunity to ogle at new launches, discover different products and brands and meet up with - or indeed meet new - people in the industry. Here's a round up of the day (I went on Sunday), the things I loved, new products I spotted and the British Craft Awards evening!
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July 2, 2018
incoming from Charm About You

I've been keeping the post man busy recently and as a result I have lots of lovely fabric bundles to share! Some of these are new collections, there are non cotton fabrics and a few extras I couldn't resist...


This gorgeous bundle is the new Terrestrial collection by Sara Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics. It's totally up my alley, the colours are stunning and the detail in the prints is just beautiful.  The black and white prints in the centre are canvas, so lots of possibilities for bag making etc! 


More new fabric below, Gathered by Bonnie ...

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February 22, 2018
CHSI stitches 2018 from Charm About You


rainbow of cotton prints fabric


At the beginning of the week I attended CHSI stitches - the UK's trade show for the creative craft industry. Clearly I'm not a buyer but I donned my press badge and hit the stands to see all the new fabrics and products that will be coming our way. Wandering is more fun in company and it was a good opportunity to meet up with fabulous Samantha Claridge, who was buying for her shop Sew Crafty (so keep an eye on the 'new in' section!). There were other crafty friends there too so it wasn't all business! Here ...

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December 7, 2017
DIY Christmas cards with Laura Howard, part two from The Village Haberdashery

The super talented Laura Howard has been busy crafting up some really cute Christmas card designs for you all to get creating. We love how many possibilities there are with card, washi tape and stamps! 

This is part two of her inspirational tutorials. You can find part one here. Take it away Laura!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
Today I’m sharing more ideas for making Christmas cards using this gorgeous festive paper pad. The coordinating sheets of paper and card work so well together, and the gold foil details are just fabulous!

DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
DIY Christmas Card Ideas Tape by Laura Howard!
I also used some lovely rubber stamps, washi tape from the same ...

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