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September 2009

new spoonflower fabric reveal


Sorry to be boringly familiar with the subject matter but I couldn't resist another attempt at drawing out some of the Christmas imagery whizzing around in my brain at the mo.  I promise I am not a one trick fabric designing pony, I do think of other things besides yuletide sometimes (!).   The above is the design of my new spoonflower fabric, I have some on order and it should be with me in a week or so.  Again I have ordered a little extra than what I shall need myself, I have listed some of the extra in my shop for pre-order.  Fabric will be shipped approx. 10th October. 



all christmas washing lines and snowman tea-cosies (my brain does get a bit funny this time of the year!)



the long night


Last night was good, I was left completely and utterly gob-smackingly surprised with the response to my christmas fabric ( which now has it's very own name..............'Deck your quilt's, it's christmas'!!!  Well it's not but it will be!).  As many of you guessed ALL THE INITIAL FAT QUARTERS ARE NOW SPOKEN FOR, whatever was I thinking ordering one yard!!!!!!!!  I am currently taking reservations for a new order, so please let me know if you are interested!  The cost of a fat quarter will be $10 plus shipping.  For all those who have already reserved I will let you know as soon as I recieve the new batch.  I hope you all working on your idea's on how you are going to be using my little sketchy doodles because for me that is utterly the completest most exiciting-ist  part!!!!  Getting to see what YOU do with it!! As you can see from the above and the below, I have made a start with a couple of blocks for a christmassy lap quilt.  It is definately going to be christmas with a twist as you can probably decipher from my decision to include aliens in to my cocktail of crimble quilt-i-ness!!!  and choppy-uppy patchwork trees with gnomes in lieu of angels, as you do!!!!!(??)!!!!!!!


Last night was also bad, having gone to bed on a high on the wrong side of midnight, we were woken by C just after two with what can only be described as a seal like squawk of restrictive breathing, almost as if she had something stuck in her throat. Very scary.  A dash to the hospital led to the diagnosis of kroup, an inflammation of the voicebox and upper airway.  All in all not serious, now she has been treated she has to stay warm and indoors for the next couple of days.  This means the fat quarters I got all ready and packed last night to send today will have to wait a day or so to be shipped.  I really hope that is OK with all of you, I will let you know when I get them into the post though:) 

Sorry about the lack of pics today(!), now time for a huge tidy-up and a crumpled mummy rest or six!!

christmas came early


Please don't hate me, I know I have used smidges of christmassy stuff in my most recent posts.  I know I am not a fan of stores (yes marks and sparks are at it already) releasing their christmas titbits onto the shelves in September BUT this is crafting, a time ga-zumping pastime of enjoyability and it would be no use starting a quilt Christmas week unless you wanted to start using it at Easter would it??  So this year I have started as far down the productive chain as possibly do-able by creating fabric of my own design through the amazing-ability of Spoonflower.  You may not know this but about oooh 12 years ago I used to be an actual grown up Textile designer.  I worked in New York City for a short time just around the corner from Macy's.  I have also sold designs to the states and Japan as well as designed wrapping paper sold at WH Smith and designs destined to be printed on men's boxer's (???!!!) to British Home Stores.  As I said, this was years ago and I was too young and foolhardy to actually carve out a lasting career out of it at the time having far more important things to do such as hanging out at all hours around Camden and going on cider in the park picnics as you do when you are young.



So I decided to have a go at designing through Spoonflower and decided the fabric style I most wanted but could hardly ever find any decent versions of was Christmas stuff.  So I set to designing something I liked, in colours I wanted that I could fussy cut to my heart's desire and yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!! came up with this!!!  I've already used a robin from this in Sarah's Ten make Two blocks last week and now I am just itching to get creatin' some quilty goodness endevour.  I'm thinking quilts, cushions, tablewear, stockings....................................!!!!!!!!