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.
Best wishes & Happy Sewing
Sally & the girls
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.
If you have a project with a seaside theme, Sea Breeze has just arrived with sandy yellows, sky & sea blues & bright reds. We’ve put together fat 1/4 & fat 1/8th bundles & it’s also available as fat 1/4s & by the metre, & as previously mentioned there’s bunting kits & panels too!
Why not look ahead to see what workshops we’re running, then give us a call & book. Don’t worry if you can’t bring your sewing machine, you can rent one of ours. We’d love to meet you!
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.
We look forward to seeing and inspiring you
Sally & all the girls
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.
In March we had our third workshop using Moda’s Cake Mix Recipe Pads with 10″ Layer Cakes. They make super quick and accurate quilt blocks, a bit like sewing by numbers!
There are 8 Cake Mix Recipes & each one is a recipe for block parts that makes baking a Layer Cake quilt easier than ever.
Simply take two Moda 10″ Layer Cake squares, a dark one underneath & a light one on top with right sides together, then a recipe page on top. Pin them together & sew on the dotted lines as directed, then cut out on the solid lines. Press open with an iron & tear off the paper. Arrange each piece in your chosen design, (there are layout ideas on each Cake Mix Pad), then sew them together with 1/4″ seam allowance. It’s as simple as that!
There’s also a lovely new Cake Mix Quilt Book giving you lots of ideas & coloured pictures of designs for each of the Cake Mix Recipes available. There are also 4 Cupcake Mix Recipes for the 5″ Charm Packs!
Why not have a go, they’re all available on our website.
We’re thrilled to say that our Kaffe Fassett fabrics have arrived! With a selection across the colours of a rainbow, these beautiful fabrics are sure to lift anyone’s spirits.
We are expecting Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & Charm Squares soon, so watch this space….
Welcome to Our New Website
As you’re welcomed to our new HOME page you can see large sliding photos of our shop and the latest lovely fabrics that are in stock. Most of these photos are “clickable”, taking you to the products. At the top of the page you can select SHOP to go shopping or scroll down the page to select a category you’d like to look at, there’s also a quick glance at “DIARY DATES”. At the bottom each page you can sign up to our e-newsletters & click on our social media links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. DELIVERY DETAILS & LINKS are also found here.
Now the new website is live, we will be working our way through it, improving the quality of the photos as we now have larger photos.
Our new website gives you the opportuntiy to create WISHLISTS by clicking on the little hearts on the top right-hand corner of each product. The Wishlists can be both private or you can select to share your wishlist with friends & family.
At the top of each page is WORKSHOPS. If you click on this you can view our Workshops month-by-month, as a list, or individually. If you look at the month-by-month view, use your mouse to hover over a date with a workshop on, & you’ll see a brief description & a photo pop up. You can click on each date to see more detail & a larger photo. Call the shop if you’d like to book on our lovely workshops 01872-870478.
If you’re reading this, you’ve already found our BLOG! Visit regularly to see what we’re up to.
GIFT VOUCHERS are available to buy on our website that are remeedable both on line & in-store. We can also offer COUPONS for special offers which will also be shown in some of our magazine adverts, so keep an eye out for them!
We hope you enjoy browsing our New Website. We’ve tried not to change too much to keep it easy-to-use, just like our old website was.
Best wishes & Happy Browsing
Sally & the girls