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Felicity
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Felicity is about designs, patterns and colours that are full of joy.
Interests: design, family, colour, walks in the woods, flowers, animals
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I can't believe my first baby has graduated and is off to Maine for the Summer (prep cook at a camp) then to college in August... we love you Elian Grace Miller. It doesn't seem but yesterday when we were buttoning up onesies... but none quite like these - made by Cathy Messenger of Union Springs, NY, in the Sketch print from my Botanica Collection. The smocking is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing Cathy. And remember Elle, you're never too old to swing! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Quite an honour to find my Charleston Farmhouse fabrics in the pages of this magnificent mag - the work of designer Marilyn Foreman of Quilt Moments and made, I believe, by Pam of Delray Fabrics. Merci tout le monde! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Here's a view of a lap quilt in my Botanica Collection for Free Spirit. 1. Wrap a mattress on a Miller Tilling youth bed to turn it into a cosy reading nook... 2. Provide a cover for your fave set of wheels... 3. Create a world for your animals and playthings - hours of fun on a wintry day. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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"Tromping through the snow, with a purple plastic sleigh, O'er the fields we go...." And here is my simple happy version - Twirly Tree - on a Capsari Christmas Card - I am so very bad at sending out cards myself, so this one goes out to ALL of you with the very WARMEST of wishes and LOVE - I will try to be a better blogger in 2014 too - your friend - Felicity Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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I have been waiting to post this picture for a year -- this is the first quilt I designed with Charleston Farmhouse which Doodah promptly claimed as his own! After much ado and hard work on the part of many players (thanks Jeanne, Shamsu, Sheila and the team at Rizzy) it is now available at Nordstrom, online and in selected stores. This was the approved sample from Rizzy, hand-quilted in India. Also available are a quilted sham and throw pillow. I would love to share any pictures of the quilt or pillows in use - submissions welcome! Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Here it is again - this time in Sampler from Charleston Farmhouse - see previous post for free pattern.This time it was a sewing project for our amazing Miller Tilling/Felicity intern, Cassandra. She plans on using it to carry books from Brooklyn to the Cooper Union where she resumes studies in September. Come back soon... A Dahlia Leaf bag for a beautiful person - local trainer extraodinaire Chris Brozon from Team Brofit. She liked it enough to want another in Gypsy Music. Thank you Chris - you bring light wherever you go... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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The layout for Amy Smart's "Boho Girl" Quilt (McCall's Quilting magazine May/June 2013) gets the Doodah seal of approval. Elisa has the top all sewn and will be sharing the quilted results with us soon - she was gracious to let the little canine tromp all over her lovely work - THAT's a good neighbour! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Had fun talking to wonderful groups of quilters last week at O'Susannah's in Watkins Glen. This week I'm off to All Tied Up Yarns in Auburn, NY - so looking forward to meeting knitters and anyone else who can make it - thanks to Andrea, Pat and Joyce B - you are the best! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Happy Aprons made by 4H sisters Anna and Emma using fabric from the Kites collection. The whole group with their pin pillows - so touched that you all used Felicity fabric! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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In New York for work a couple of weeks ago, Jeanne and I stopped for refreshment at the one and only Tea and Sympathy. We drank our Yorkshire Gold and watched as this brill London taxi pulled up with Cuthbert at the helm. Perfect. Sean says it takes 2 hours to walk a couple of blocks beacuse everyone wants a cuddle with Cuthbert. A truly nice cup of tea. A cosy corner. And don't forget some baked beans on toast with a bit of grated Cheddar on top. The world could use a little more of this T&S. Lovely Nicky... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Nobody does it better... not James Bond this time but Johnnie Boden, another Brit, and we're talking design. Shoes, clothes, accessories for big and small. These yellow flats for girls are filled with sunshine, and the message "bloom through the gloom" is particularly warming to the soul. I dropped in a swatch of Plumberry in the Ochre colourway - I am seeing a little shift dress running around in the glow of Spring... bring on the bloom! Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Well, we know she sat on a tuffet and what she ate, but where did she keep her hankies and trinkets? In a little bag made from scraps of Charleston Farmhouse by the wonderful Joyce Bennett of course! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Look at that California grass! If we East Coasters get to work we'll have a cloth ready and waiting for the first outdoor repast of the year (unless you are into snow dining). Another wonderful free pattern creation by Melissa Peda. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Litlle chocolates wrapped in pink dots and covered with hand cut paper hearts and Rolos - the Valentines for Mrs. Mahaney's 4th grade class hastily formed into a heart over Charleston Farmhouse's Plumberry in Zinnia colourway. Almost missed the bus but it was worth it. From my heart to all of yours - love and gratitude always. Felicity <3 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Never have I posted twice in a day, but I just received this beautiful picture from Melissa Peda, a pattern designer of 100BillionStars fame. I met some wonderful people at Quilt Market and she was one of them. She is offering this pattern as a free download here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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A child, a box, paints, duct tape and, thankfully, newspaper - way to warm a cold January day with vibrant colour and a new luxury home for Doodah. Complete with peephole... And doorbell - what more could a dog need?! I am once again inspired by the uninhibited creativity of children and the bright, elemental beauty of their art. May this kind of artistry be with us all this and every year. Though we are well into it, Happy 2013 to all - Felicity Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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I have been sewing a lot of late - presents for family and friends. Sometimes accompanied by a mug o' tea - this one is Lowry's and caused me to pause and think of the big L word that moves us all to share and give at this time of year. Next door Elisa has been sewing too - we have been inspired to make pillow cases this year and she has made some fun combinations from several of my Free Spirit collections - thanks for sharing Elisa! We got the idea to fill them with books, popcorn, hot chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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At the Westminster Fibers/Free Spirit booth with my new collection Charleston Farmhouse! WFI did a beautiful job with the vignettes for different designers and I was thrilled with mine. A washing line of little skirts to show the mixing of the patterns from the collection - I'll be including my inspiration for it in the next post... The Free Spirit pattern for a quilt in Charleston Farmhouse. Fabric will be available in stores and online in February/March of 2013. Stay tuned for where to buy... and for lots more sewing ideas. A huge thank you to all who put this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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It's the time of year to appreciate the colours around us... and in our bowls. Golden Butternut Soup... Sun and purple peppers, red onion and garlic for a stew... And a September blue birthday cake with clematis and assorted M & Ms. Hoping that your Autumn is showered with good colours from every angle. Off to Houston and International Quilt Market tomorrow to unveil a new collection - can't wait to share it with you! Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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It's no wonder that I am back to blogging on the first day of school - summer is always so gloriously filled with children and camps, busy days, travel, and work and flexibility... including a bit of Christmas cheer in August - the Caspari Christmas Crackers in my Small Dots pattern had just arrived in the post. Lowry and friend Zoe couldn't resist... 1, 2, 3 PULL! What do we have in here? Queen for a day :0) No waste - the shell becomes a kitten toy. Good tidings, All! Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Learning a lot about cooperation this summer - putting heads, hearts, and hands together to a good end... making cutting boards as a fundraiser for Elle's trip with Peru's Challenge was a family affair - we all helped with some component of the work. And off she went to contribute to the building of a classroom in the rural community of Miskiuno, Cusco. These pictures were taken by the group's photographer Cameron Martindell of Off Yonder. Thank you to Cameron and the amazing group leaders who enabled the trip which blessed so many. Mud bricks had been prepared before the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Ah, it was very hard not to be there for the Jubilee... it's difficult to say why we love all this folderol, but we do, and we do it well. Homemade hats, lush cakes, street parties and pomp... I still have the pencil tin from our street party for the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and will never forget the fun of all ages having a good old time with patriotic food and silly games. Three generations - our friends the Mays - sporting festive crowns. Beautiful! Mini Victoria sponges with proper English strawberries. Little girl with crown. Photos courtesy of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Dear Mama - Thank you for the gift of mothering to me and now to my children - hours spent patiently working on projects or fixing messes... to mothers everywhere, peace and joy, today and ever. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Compare and contrast... Snow and sun within the last couple of weeks - can you see the bleeding hearts in picture one? They were not deterred by the white stuff and are blooming beautifully still. We did lose an ancient lilac and many huge branches but I see new growth coming. That's the way it works, right? I love how the lily of the valley stem echoes the curve of the little jug - nature, not nurture, in this case. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog
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Ever encountered a three-quarter size Jenny Lind bed? You either have to have a custom mattress made for it or go the long way round and make it into a standard size... in this case my dear husband had to take the whole thing apart, cut the frame down to size, and remake all the joints. I got the FUN JOB of painting the new twin bed for Grandma's arrival from England last month! I chose Ben Moore's Habanero Pepper - a colour that is guaranteed to chase away the blues. Now on to designing some bedclothes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Felicity Miller's Blog