This last week has been crazy busy! The shop is in full swing, lots of research and future plans/fabric collections to stock, attending a graduate start-up business open day (to hopefully get onto the scheme and have help with my business! eek!), sorting out material for publications I'm going to be featured in soon, and a BOOK I will be in next year! ahhh so excited! and all at the same time, balancing a new part-time job and squeezing some precious sewing time in ;) it's a juggle, but I love it.
During some of my sewing time recently I made this mini doll quilt, if you have hopped over to the Sew and Quilt shop you might recognise it as part of the homepage images :)
The pattern is by Darlene Zimmerman and you can find it for free here! I have grand plans of creating a whole wall of mini quilts, similar to this one I've seen on Pinterest - I just love them :) The fabrics are a mix of 1930s reproduction prints from the shop, and some from my own personal collection.
I'm also happy to announce that I will be attending next year's Fat Quarterly retreat in London! A whole extended weekend of sewing!! I'm so excited! I missed out last year as I couldn't afford it and wasn't able to travel to London but this year I've asked for it as my Christmas present :) and I really didn't want to miss out on all the fun this time round.
Looking forward to meeting bloggers I've been following and admiring for some time, as well as making new friends - that I can actually talk to in 'real-life' about quilting! Yesss! haha. Are you going? If so, please let me know I'd love to say hi!
p.s. the lovely verykerryberry is hosting a giveaway for me - hop over here to enter the competition to win two Mama Said Sew texty printed fat quarters!