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An incurable fabric addict.
Interests: Sewing,creating,growing,reading,music
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Hi, This is just to let you know that I've moved my blog over to wordpress. I used to have a wordpress blog a long time ago and now that I have a new, fresh shop over at Gone to Earth I wanted a compatible blog ( in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Gone To Earth
I really love Vilene's G700 interlining. I use it in almost everything I sew these days. Sometimes I combine it with fusible fleece to provide an extra plushnes but not always. It comes in both white and black colourways and is 90cm wide. It is described as giving a medium... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Gone To Earth
Well it's summer or June at least and it's time to make space for all the new and exciting fabric ranges there are about. A few fabrics from Cocoon designed by Valori Wells So, as I don't have a work space with expanding walls I've decided to have a massive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Gone To Earth
Fabric flower with 'zippy' centre Happy January to you all. This week has been the first week back to work for many people and the children are now back at school. Traditionally, this month is a time for setting down resolutions and making plans whether they’re about eating more healthily,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Gone To Earth
I sent out my first shop newsletter on Friday... A snippet from my first newsletter If you'd like to see the whole thing and there's a 10% off voucher included, the link is here; Newsletter link Best wishes, Jx Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Well, would you? I posted this on Facebook yesterday but I didn't want anyone to miss out so here's a little blog post to make sure that everyone gets the opportunity. This is afterall a very busy 'crafting' time of year, so just in case you need to stock up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Art Gallery Fabrics feel wonderful, drape beautifully, are lovely to work with and to wear. (It's all down to the higher than usual thread count.) Poetica is one of their recent collections designed by Pat Bravo. Poetica fabric Collection This is a link to a Poetica video from Art Gallery... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Hi, Well, today is the day we're beginning to delve, learn and experiment with free-motion quilting with the help of the quilting designs in Angela Walters book Angela's new book We have a few folk who are going to stitch along and others who are willing to keep an eye... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Dear Blog, You know how I yearn to be a better quilter. You know how I'd love to confidently set out and create some of the beautiful free motion quilting designs that you see on the web, in books and on other peoples quilts? You probably also know how often... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Gone To Earth
I'm working on a little flower ... well maybe not so little it's approximately 13 centimetres across. A 'posing' flower It's not quite finished... I can see that the button (38mm self cover button) is the right size but it isn't the right fabric. I could use a manufactured button... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Gone To Earth
This is Lily ... Lily - an apres dust bathing bantam errh! No - this is Lily.. Lily - dress sewing pattern (images from Colette patterns.) and this is lily... Lily (images from Colette patterns) Lily is a very pretty sundress and I love the way that the bodice and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Gone To Earth
These are some very pretty cotton sateen, home decor weight fabrics that are currently in the shop. A pretty heap of cotton sateen home decor weight fabrics These are from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms, Joel Dewberry's Heirloom collection and from Philip Jacobs. I love these Peacock Feather prints. They're bright... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at Gone To Earth
My blog made me do this. ( No - really!) I keep being presented with a 'Quick Post option', so this is me trying to see what that means. Always need a practical demo me! The fabric by the way is Power Pop by Jenean Morrisson. I hope you are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Gone To Earth
I've been playing around creating photographs to use for magazine adverts. I never find it easy. Too small a space to say or show all you want to... given how easy I find it to witter on about fabric. So, for me, working out a pictorial essay in an advert... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Gone To Earth
A piece of fabric... ok, maybe one or two pieces of fabric, plus little sewing. Result? A nine patch block and a new addiction. This is a nine patch block that I was working on absolutely ages ago. It's made up of prints from LouLouThi and LouLouthi Needleworks. LouLouThi Needleworks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Vilene Craft Interlining S520 is part of the Vilene Creative product range. It is an equivalent to Peltex 71F. Basically, this interlining is white, fusible on one side and is 30cm wide (although you may find it available in wider widths.) It's been designed with pelmet making in mind but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Stitch in color - charm squares and jelly rolls. I've never made it a secret that I love rich colour which is why I find it difficult to buy the pale and 'interesting' colours for the shop :) You don't really need to know that but it does explain why... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Gone To Earth
Ali over at Very Berry Handmade is hosting an extremely delicious fabric giveaway to kick start January into sewing frenzy of a month ( and hopefully the following 11 months of 2012). (Kate Spain's Terrain fabric - just one possible prize amongst many.) There are many prizes and different ways... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Gone To Earth
I've had a couple of emails about these fabrics asking if they really are corduroy or had I made a mistake when I listed them in the shop. (Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms Corduroy) Well, yes they genuinely are corduroy... lovely soft, tactile needlecord or pin cord if you prefer and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Gone To Earth
This layer cake comprises fabric from Ruby, a new fabric collection designed by Bonnie and Camille. It has 42, 10 inches square pieces of fabric made up of 35 different designs. Some designs are doubled up to give a good balance of colour, print and design scale. Ruby is full... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Gone To Earth
I wanted to share this with you. Look at these lovely charm squares; Rooftop Garden by Moda and Modern Workshop by Liesl Gibson of Oliver and S. Judith over at Rags to Bags is having a giveaway as a celebration for passing a 100 followers. She's really excited and you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Gone To Earth
You are probably very familiar with Bias binding? Made by cutting fabric strips on the fabric bias grain which results in a binding with stretch and flexibility that can be sewn around curves without kinks, rucks and bumpy bits spoiling your sewing. Ready Made bias binding You can of course... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Gone To Earth
Remember this pretty little bundle of Valori Wells gorgeous linen fabrics? Thank you everyone for joining in with this giveaway and I'm sorry if I didn't get to reply to you all. I've entered the numbers into the random number generator and the result is; and that comment was made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Gone To Earth
Jenaveve is a gorgeous fabric line designed by Valori Wells. It's a blended fabric made from 45% cotton and 55% linen and is a massive 54 inches wide. So, you get the benefit of cotton and the delicious texture of linen. Let me introduce you to a few of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Gone To Earth
You have probably already come across the Sorbetto top from Sarai of Colette sewing patterns. (photograph from Colette patterns blog.) What a gorgeous little top for summer and if you follow the link you will find a free pattern to download and print off and use to make your own... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Gone To Earth