I’ve been so busy writing for other people’s publications that I have, it seems, entirely given up on my own blog…. So a long overdue catch up has got to be in order…
As usual Helen, the lovely editor at Love Sewing, has done such a great job of styling and photographing my work – and it never gets old seeing your name in print. Get hold of a copy so that you can enter the competition to win some of these gorgeous fabrics! And of course (of course!), try out some of the brilliant projects – I am particularly taken with Lauren Guthrie’s gorgeous yoked top – will definitely have a crack at her lovely design (and look out for her book Learn to Sew With Lauren too).
Back to the subject of Ochre & Ocre, and it has been fab working with the owner, Tess, over the last few months. She is a marvel, running her business and family with masses of hard work and dedication – she has been very tolerant of my general flakiness! I’ve put together another tutorial for her for a fussy cut cushion, that you can find on the Ochre & Ocre blog. Here’s a pic of the finished cushion to tempt you over there:
My final deadline (before I have a week’s much needed holiday!) is for 5 projects for an Fat Quarter-themed project book. These are all well underway, and I’ve just finished the prototype for a super-quick-to-sew and hand-tied boho-style quilt.
I used some favourite, saved-up, Anna Maria Horner prints for this, as I had a suspicion I would be keeping it for myself. It was a quick make because it had to be! I will be making the real thing, for the book, using equally awesome prints by Amy Butler.
It’s not exactly a beautifully crafted finish (no time!) but don’t these fabulous prints sing of summer on a lovely day like today! Hope you are having a good one!