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Snow Days Means Sew Days

As I type, the snow is falling heavily outside, unusual for Cornwall, so I feel inspired to write about all things snow related today. Look below for snow and snowmen fabrics, buttons and patterns to keep you busy. Of course by the time you read this newsletter, the snow will have become muddy slush and ice, making moving around in it a chore, but we can dream of glistening snowflakes and cute snowmen as we sit snuggled by the fire under our beautiful hand made quilts, drinking hot chocolate whilst sewing our little hearts out!

Our big news this week is that finally we have received all the patterns and the first two wool packs of A Day in Happyland. We have been very busy this week with the mammoth job of collating and shipping all 100 pre-orders of both these and accompanying fabrics and threads, so it won't be too much longer until those who pre-ordered will receive everything. Thank you to everyone for all their patience with the lengthy delays. Luckily we received some spare patterns and wool packs, so if you haven't already ordered a copy, now is your chance! In with the patterns were other Hatched & Patched patterns, some of which are shown below.

Also back in stock are more of the beautiful hand painted wooden buttons from The Bee Company in France. We have received box one of our order and the other is on its way, so if you see something out of stock then add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified just as soon as they arrive. This includes the gorgeous festive buttons that Sally used to make her Christmas button bunting.

Not only is this weekend "Small Business Saturday", it's also our birthday weekend!
We celebrate our 15th year as the Coast and Country shop. Sally started the business with a few boxes and bolts in the boot of her car, visiting local sewing groups and fairs, and now we send parcels all over the world and have expanded the shop several times to accommodate the growing business. To celebrate our birthday weekend, Mary has created a birthday project, her gorgeous cheeky gnome. See below for details.
We're also offering a free gift with any purchase over £25 this weekend, so pop "Happy Birthday" in the comments box when you place your order, or say "Happy Birthday" to us tomorrow if you're visiting the shop, to receive your free gift!

As always, we wish you a very lovely week and are looking forward to helping you with all your sewing needs.
Best wishes
Sally & the girls
PS The photo shows how much snow we had on Thursday & the magnificent snowman built by Mary's family!

Hatched & Patched

We were so excited to open these boxes from Australia. Not only did they contain the new BOM A Day in Happyland, but also lots of other popular Hatched & Patched patterns. Above are O Christmas Tree Table Runner, All for Christmas Treat Bag, Peace & Joy wallhanging and All For Christmas Advent calendar.
The second photo shows 12 Days of Christmas Wallhanging, Chloes Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Wallhanging, The Santa, The Tree, the Turkey & Me, The Tree of Christmas Cheer, Christmas Garland Tablerunner,

A Day in Happyland by Anni Downs

We adore this new BOM from Anni Downs and are so relieved to finally have it in the shop. It has been a busy week sorting everyone's orders but all who have ordered have had their parcels dispatched. We knew this would be popular but never expected to sign up over 100 customers to take part. Plus we have others on a waitlist, so the organisation has been a military operation to ensure we have enough of everything. We have more background fabrics arriving for anyone new signing up and are happy to answer any queries regarding this stunning project that uses wool applique on linen. Of course it can be made in fabric too, and is a perfect quilt to use up scraps. We can't wait to see the works in progress for this one.

Wooden Buttons from The Bee Company

A little late for this year but we now have more Advent button packs from France including a new set of present advent buttons. Another new pack is the Christmas Vintage Caravan Perfectly timed though are all the other festive buttons from the Bee Company. 4 Winter Trees, Christmas Garland Boots & Stars, Winter Village Trees available singly or as a set of three, & Christmas Stockings to name but a few!
They make great additions to any project or they can be used to create a simple card, wall hanging or bunting by simply replicating the design on the background of the button pack with applique or stitchery.
Winter Village Houses
Snow Globe Frame, 3 Snowmen Buttons, Advent Buttons, Snowman, Star, Crow and Sign, Snowman, Stars & Noel Sign

More Christmas Pattern Ideas

Look at all these Snow and Snowman inspired patterns.

First, from Bunny Hill Designs, Postcard Cuties, Joy Mini Quilt, Merry Merry Snowdays, Noel,
From Kathy Schmitz - Winter Sampler , Deck the Boughs, Scented Christmas Bowlies, Snowbound Stitchery
Lynette Anderson, despite living in Australia, also has some snowy projects to cosy up with. Christmas Eve Pillow, Santa' Blessings, Snowmen Make Me Smile, Mr Snowman Button.

Kathy Campbell of Heart to Hand uses flannels and wool to create the most beautiful patterns that are perfect for wintry scenes. Snow Birds, Clothesline Snowman,

Moda Wool Scrap Bag

Moda Wool Scrap Bag
Oh My Goodness!

Just look at these gorgeous new 100% wool scrap bags from Moda. Each scrap bag includes over 1/2lb of wool fabric strips, cut into various sized pieces with a maximum size of 5 inch squares. Delicious!

Perfect for crafting and applique on quilts.

Each bag contains a random mixture of pure wool in patterned & solid colours. The bags will be selected at random so it's a lucky dip!!!


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Snowy Fabric

There is still time to make a winter or Christmas Project for this festive season. These fabrics are perfect for winter and not just Christmas.

Blizzard is a rather apt range for us today. I have not seen it snow quite so thickly in a long time. Jolly snowmen bouncing around in greys, reds and greens. Who wouldn't want them to be on show for longer than the Christmas week?
Ombre Flurries available in reds, greens and silver with metallic snowflakes.
Holidays at Home by Deb Strain is adorned with snowflakes, pine cone and Chickadee birds.
Snow Angels from I Believe in Angels Range from Bunny Hill Designs. Dancing snowman from Hollyberry Christmas from Lynette Anderson, Metallic Gold Snowflakes from Christmas Essentials, Snowy Brook sparkly snow drifts, Snow Globes from Winter Village by Riley Blake.

These Merrymaking panels are great for quick Festive makes. Placemats, quilts, sacks, pillowcases, wall hangings..... what will you make from them?

Birthday Gnome

Look at this little beauty enjoying the snow. As cute as a cute thing! This special 15th birthday celebration pack contains the pattern and all the fabrics, trims and toy filler to make your own little friend, and all for just £10, so why not celebrate with us and purchase one. The gnome stands at approximately 6" tall.

NEW BOOK -The Wonderful World of Rose Minuscule Book

The Wonderful World of Rose Minuscule Book
Sew 18 cute and cuddly friends with stylish clothes and accessories to mix and match!

Step into the world of Rose Minuscule and discover the colourful 'Rainbow Club Friends', including Robinson and Oscar the lions, Amelie the rabbit, Theo the bear and Remy the dog. Learn to sew adorable, characterful faces; learn to stuff and sew up body parts; and create a stylish wardrobe for your new friends.

The gorgeous projects are shown step by step, with clear, full instructions, and all the patterns are included at actual size. Each member of the Rainbow Club has their own stylish outfit to sew, knit or crochet, and gorgeous accessories to make, including party hats, scarves, bags, a cape and even a hot air balloon! Some of the projects require small amounts of knitting and crochet  which give the projects a gorgeous textural appeal  but all the techniques you need are clearly photographed and explained.

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