Archive for May, 2012

Jubilee Dress – fit for a queen (or princess!)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In this next instalment of Jubilee projects, we’ve made this super cool Crown Dress and London Tote Bag, you’d really feel like royalty wearing this ensemble!  The dress was made using Simplicity pattern 5704.  The London collection can be found here.

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‘they’re changing guard at buckingham palace…’

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

I have one very happy boy, modelling his new Jubilee shirt, he can’t wait for the Jubilee Tea Party!  We made the shirt using London Buildings and Simplicity pattern 4760.  Watch this space for more Jubilee projects over the next few days.

P.S I love this poem by A.A Milne, it really reminds me of sometime in my childhood, thought you might like the rest of the lyrics:

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
“A soldier’s life is terrible hard,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
“One of the sergeants looks after their socks,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
“Well, God take care of him, all the same,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They’ve great big parties inside the grounds.
“I wouldn’t be King for a hundred pounds,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn’t the King’s.
“He’s much too busy a-signing things,”
Says Alice.

They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
“Do you think the King knows all about me?”
“Sure to, dear, but it’s time for tea,”
Says Alice.

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Fabric Rehab in Ideal Home Magazine

Friday, May 4th, 2012

We’re very excited to have had a feature in Ideal Home magazine this month (June issue on sale now), it gives you an insight into home life, you’ll see from the photos that Fabric Rehab is a big part of my life, it’s hard for me not to use all the fabric as soon as its in the shop – restrain  is not easy!  If you’d like to see the fabrics we used for this quilt, take a look here.

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