I must be feeling Patriotic

Do you feel you are surrounded by red white and blue at the moment? Well I suppose it depends where you live. In the UK currently, the shops are full to the brim with patriotic goodies. Not only are we hosting the Olympic games this summer but the Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee; so union jacks at the ready folks.

I have been surrounded in my sewing room too and have been filling up my etsy shop. Take a look if you have a moment. thanks, Anita x

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Christmas shop update

I have been at a couple of fairs over the past few months selling my creations. It has been great fun to meet customers and realise that there are people out there with the same style and tastes as my own! I make things I love and hope others do too.

I have just updated my shop with some new items if anyone is looking for christmas stockings.

Or somethings to fill those stockings.

Or there are little gifts to give to teachers or as a gift for a hostess.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your support. x

Catching up with the bees

The Around the World Quilting bee is drawing to a close. This is the last block that I needed to make, so Tanya’s quilt is winging its way to Australia ready for her to make up. I think my quilt still has a way to go, so I will just have to wait to see what all my blocks look like together.

Below is the blocks for Tacha as part of Bee Europa. I liked these blocks, they were time consuming because there was a lot of ironing, but apart from that I think they look quite effective.

Finally Aprils blocks for Bee Europa for Muriel. I loved these blocks from the simplicity of the wonky log cabin block pattern to all the gorgeous fabrics. Brilliant.

Cath Kidston -esque Draught Excluder

A while ago it was a friend’s birthday, and a mutual friend asked me if I could make a dog draught excluder for the birthday girl, just like the one from last years Cath Kidston catalogue.

I agreed of course, but I have never even made a softie so had no idea how to form the head bit. I spent a good few hours staring at the computer looking at how to do it, then just went ahead and had a bash.

I am so pleased with how it turned out. It’s not perfect, but both friends were delighted with my handiwork. Thank goodness!!

Open House

A few weeks ago……

……. I stepped out of my comfort zone of hiding behind a computer and stepped out into the big world and said. “Hi I’m Anita, and I love to sew”

30 of my friends from in and around The Hague were invited round to my house for tea and coffee and to look (and buy) my Heart of Holland items.

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I made a few different things that I don’t sell in my online store, like some doorstops.

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I made some pretty canvas bags, to fold in your handbag for any purchases made when out and about.

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Some fabric drinks coasters, because you can never have enough

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Here is the other end of the table with the rest of the goodies.

DSC01293The day was such a success I have been busy with custom orders ever since. I will definately be having another open house, it was a lot of fun.

Until next time……..