Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Fame at last! :)

Well maybe not fame but was very excited to look at my e-mails this morning and find this in my in box http://www.sofst.org/pdf/newsletter.pdf Some of you will know that as well as setting up http://www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk/fabric.html I am also doing a City and Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting with SST and they have chosen my blog for this news letter Whoop whoop.  Have a look as there is an intresting piece on Fabric Stabilizers.  Also details for the C and G Bursary scheme but you need to be quick on this as it has a closing date of 30th September 2013 at 5pm.
Now then last weeks delivery brought these lovely fabrics

Both from The Bella Range by Amanda Murphy for Blend take a look here http://www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk/fabric/bella.html

As well as this very pink Candy Pink Kona Solid
My daughter and I thought we would give one of the free patterns a go the doggy from Bustle and sew mentioned in the last blog get the pattern here http://www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk/pdf-patterns/patchwork-dog.htm

Prep done

Charlotte deciding where the hexies should go

All done ready to stitch

Charlotte very Happy with Emma

Emma a little different as Charlie wonted to play with a few different stitches on the sewing machine
Sew thats it for me this week, wonder what the next seven days will hold....

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The lull before the storm I hope!

Good morning a calmer post today for www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk!  I think we have irond out all the funny little bits on the web site and hopefully you will/have enjoyed looking and having a play with the design wall, please let me know what you think.
Well today I am waiting for a delievery of precuts and the last two fabrics from the Bella range from Blend plus a Candy pink Kona ohh I do like delieverys!
Artisan Batiks-Asian Legacy

Hexie cut Dark Palette

Hexie cut Dusty Palette
I have a top tip for you which I picked up from the Farmers Wife quilt facebook page.  Have your books sprial bound so they stay open when you are following instructions!  I had these two done at Staples and it cost me £9.14 for the both.  They do have to cut the spine off so don't take books whose text etc. is too close to the spine, but I think it is a brilliant idea.  I wonder if they could do magazines putting a few together at once mmm got me thinking now (always a dangerous thing)
Sprial bound at staples
Have you noticed at www.Patchworkdreamer.co.uk that we have a free patterns section?  This one has caused a stir from  www.BustleandSew.com  you really could use up scrapes and make a whole pack of these, thinking Christmas (whoops sorry bad language at this time of the year)

I rather like this one from Englandstreet.blogspot.co.

 I may have to use one of the Robert Kaufman Batik roll ups on this and a Kona solid for the background umm not white though, love looking at and choosing fabrics.  Ah now taking of which a rep came yesterday with a suitcase full of lovelyness (how these men don't get mugged for their suitcases I don't  know) I have ordered some lovely fabrics for the end of this year into the new year but that is for another day.....  Have fun with your sewing and let me know what you think of the site and of course if you make any of the projects (particularly the little dog) post a picture on our Facebook page as I would love to see them.
PS do You Tweet? Come and say Hello https://twitter.com/PatchworkDream

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

We are Live!

Patchworkdreamer.co.uk is live!
Come and check us out we have lots to look at.

Come and play on our design wall look for this logo

Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Are we nearly there yet? YES very nearly.

Patchwork Dreamer is starting to have sleepless nights, the "on button" is so close to being pressed on the web site!
I have been very busy putting things like this on the site.
 Anyone who follows our Face Book page will know I got a bit over excited about this fabric range, it is stunning,  Batiks by Michael Miller.
Then there has been the very boring but necessary Meta stuff (lots of mindless typing with no colour in sight)
So I broke it up by adding these!

Lots of stock has arrived since my last blog includding a few pieces of pre-cuts from Michael Miller I love this batik roll-up.
 Actually I love all the fabrics, just hope others do to, enough to buy.......
Now who is thinking about Christmas?  How about a little Christmas wall hanging?  Take a look

Well that's it for me today, let me know what you think and watch this space for the launch.