We’ve had great weather this week, & being lucky enough to live near the sea, I had an early morning swim before work twice this week, which is a lovely way to start a summer’s day. Needless to say that during July & August, the beach doesn’t stay this empty for long!
There’s some lovely summer magazines to look through too, including Inspirations which has just arrived, Homespun, Quilter’s Companion & Simply Vintage.
We are continuing to offer appointments if you’d like to visit our shop, on Tuesdays and Thursdays (please call or email to book), but you can also order on line and can either Click & Collect if you’re near us Monday to Saturday 10 – 4pm, or we’re posting out daily.
We hope you’re all safe and well & able to meet up with friends and family now, & are enjoying some time to sew.
Bold, vibrant and summery, this week I am braving the Kaffe Prints! I absolutely love this print – Primulas Periwinkle – I have been debating for ages what to make out of it, I’ve finally decided that I’m going to make an ankle length Fielder Dress designed by Merchant and Mills complete with jersey ribbed trim!
Alice’s Favourite – The Strand Coat, Tweed & Indigo Collection
As we’re in self-isolation let’s make the most of some sewing time! It’s time to do all the projects I’ve been dreaming of and haven’t had time to get going. I’m really excited to get started on the Strand Coat – don’t be fooled by the awful front cover it’s actually a really stylish Coat! I’m using the beautiful tweeds we have in the shop and lining with a fabric from the indigo range!
Simply Rouge is a lovely pattern book by Joanne Stephenson and Jackie Nicholls from House on The Hill with so many beautiful designs to create and stitch. We have made up some amazing fabric packs to go with this book with a selection of red and cream fabrics and some linen and embroidery threads to match.
I have thoroughly enjoyed making up some of the designs into hearts and cushions adding a little sprinkle of lavender in some of the hearts. You can allow your imagination to run wild by adding lace flourishes or buttons and ribbon to enhance the designs and test out your hand embroidery skills.
This would make a lovely gift for a sewing friend or someone who is starting out on their crafting journey or even to stock up on your stash of rustic design fabrics.
‘Hi my name is Mandy Pryor and I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Coast and Country family last year. I love the designer Anni Downs work and her Hatched and Patched range of fabrics and patterns. I have just finished a really lovely wall hanging called ‘ A Merry Christmas Wall hanging’ using the Hatched & Patched Christmas fabrics Winter Wonderland . This was such a fun project to do, the central applique and embroidery panel would make a lovely picture all on its own. The cute little random applique penguins really finish this off and give it a fun factor. We have the pattern for sale online and in the shop and we have also made up a superb fabric kit to enable you to complete the front and binding with the embroidery threads included. If you don’t have enough wall space for a wall hanging, but love this pattern, it would make a lovely festive lap quilt to cuddle up with!
Just got to finish off my ‘Gardners Journal’ quilt now so that I can be ready for the new, much awaited ‘The Making of a Peaceful Day’ pattern book to go with the new ‘Tealicious’ range of fabrics which we also have online and in the shop. Happy ? Sewing everyone love Mandy.’
We were all ready for a fabulous stitching day with Janet Clare, at Coast & Country Crafts & Quilts. The tables were laidened with our participants goodie bags & all of Janet’s lovely quilts, wall hangings and pictures were laid out ready to give our ladies inspiration and lots of ideas, based on Janet’s new nautical range Ebb & Flow.
As our Stitching Day with Janet Clare got underway, everyone’s creative juices were flowing! Lots of gulls, seaside cottages, whales, boats & more! Everyone’s work was totally individual & gorgeous.
Janet was on hand to draw for people as well as to give them ideas.
We had a fabulous lunch, thank you to The Olive Grove, followed by a show and tell, and then back to our sewing. Well done to everyone for creating such beautiful work & thank you Janet for a really fabulous day!
I can’t believe we’re midway through September already! The children are all back at school, but we’re still seeing lots of visitors here in Cornwall enjoying the end of the summer in our lovely county. This weekend was so gorgeous, my sister, niece and I all swam in the sea (without wetsuits!!!)
At this time of year when my children were younger & were just back at school, I’d always begin my Christmas projects, whether it was for Craft Fairs or Christmas presents, so as you can imagine, in the shop we’ve been very busy getting lots of Christmas kits together using all the lovely new Christmas fabrics.
We’ve had deliveries in each week, including a big order of the Japanese made Tulip needles, some fun fabrics, as well as new patterns.
Our Autumn and Christmas workshops are just beginning, so have a browse through to see what you’d like to sign up for.
Our annual Sew Saturday Event is on Saturday 5th October, offering “Make & Take” sessions with Mary, Discounts & Special Offers, & Charity Raffle. It’s always a fun day & we hope you’ll be able to join us!
We hope you enjoy browsing & find something you like as your new Autumn or Christmas projects.
Are you planning a trip to Cornwall this year? We all feel very lucky living in this beautiful county.
This stunning photograph was taken looking out to Godrevy Lighthouse this morning.
Whether it’s a sewing weekend with friends, a trip with the family, or a break for some r&r, if you’re a stitcher, why not pop in & see us & stock up on some beautiful fabrics, buttons, or one of our kits. Perhaps one of Mary’s Poldark kits of a Cornish Tin Mine, or our new Sea Breeze bunting kits.
We’re having a Pre-Cut Party on Monday 3rd September with discounts off all pre-cuts including: Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Dessert Rolls, Charm Packs & Mini Charms, as well as Jelly Roll Books & Moda’s Cake Mix & Cupcake Mix pads & Recipe Book ~ there’s four new Cake Mix Recipes 9, 10, 11 & 12.
There’s a free pattern with every pre-cut purchased too (one per person).
On our website from now until midnight on Monday, you can get 10% off these items with discount code PRE-CUT PARTY 2018.
In Store on Monday 3rd September, there are further discounts: Buy one pre-cut & get 10% off, buy two & get 15% off, buy 3 or more & get 20% off.
There’ll be samples on show, made from pre-cuts too.
Christmas in July is in full swing with so many of you coming to see & buy our lovely Christmas fabrics, patterns, panels, buttons & books for 2018. If you haven’t already been, pop down & have a look. There’s lots of lovely samples of our Christmas workshop projects on display.