I've been adding a few new things to the shop recently, so I thought I'd share them with you.
There are buttons....
... star centred buttons in different colours and sizes.
And fish eye buttons, again in different sizes and colours....
and some Akoya shell buttons, which are beautifully shiny.
There are also cover buttons in 18mm, 29mm and 38mm, made from either nylon or metal. If you've never covered a self-cover button before there's a tutorial here. If you're covering the metal cover buttons you may just find one of these handy though. Now, you can create your own perfectly matching buttons using your favourite fabrics.
There's a new pattern from Amy Butler - the Honey Bun Pouf, which just might add a lovely touch to a room and perhaps some extra seating.
These examples have been made using Amy Butler's home decor fabric which has, as you might expect a denser weave than the medium quilt weight fabrics. They come on 54inch (approximately 137cm) wide bolts, so a fat quarter of these fabrics results in a 50cm by approximately 68.5cm wide piece of fabric.
Knowing that a lot of folk who sew, also wield both hooks and sharp pointy sticks but probably not at the same time (Health and Safety you know!), and I include myself in that, I've added Amy Butler's organic aran and double knitting weight yarns to the shop.
Both the double knitting and the aran yarns are a 50/50 blend of organic cotton and organic wool, giving a wonderful drape and adorable softness. It feels gorgeous and the colours are beautiful! Amy has also designed some lovely knitting patterns to accompany her yarns.
The garments range from romantic to retro with flowing, soft fitted shapes and subtle textural details taken from natural elements.
The home projects are whimsical and warm.... colourful afghans, floral patterned pillows and cosy poufs all mix together to perfectly adorn your home.
If these designs don't get you itching to get started, then because the yarns are either aran or double knitting weight you may use to knit up other favourite designs. So, knit yourself something snuggly and warm.
If you've made it this far, well done. I now need to go and add a few ribbons, ric-rac and some rather nice cotton bias binding to the shop. I'm hoping that these sections will grow, but here's a preview of where I'm starting from.
There are gingham ribbons in two widths ...