Monday, 28 May 2012

I just had to pop this picture on the blog .. This just spells out summer to me - gorgeous hearts and wonderful daisys. 
These fabrics are from our Anne Kelle collection 
(the images below are courtesy of Anne Kelle) 

I have had a look around to see if there are any similar free patterns out there and I came across this beautiful free pattern by shwinandshwin on their blog here  The step by step instructions with photos are amazing-  go and check out their blog it is great with beautiful photography. 


Friday, 18 May 2012

We have a winner

Can I just say how absolutely amazed we both are at the response that we have had to this raffle- people have being so fantastic at putting their hands in their pockets for this amazing cause - I have had so many emails from people sharing their stories of their own children, relatives and friends who have being affected with brain conditions - I personally had never heard of brainwave - but now I know of it I will definitely be trying my best to spread the word of this great cause.

Starting out we were hoping to achieve £50.00 from this raffle that was all but we have doubled it to £100.00 .. which I think is fantastic .. all from word of mouth - and to everyone who mentioned us on blogs .. etc - THANK YOU

Ps to all who asked if I would be making a saddle .. bum protector for the ride ... the answer to that is a big fat "NO".. I am going to make him suffer a little more ... maybe next time ...

The list of the tickets are below and the numbers 

1 - Fiona Pullen 
2- Donna Hicks
3- Donna Hicks 
4 -Donna Hicks
5 -Sarah (aka narcolepticinacupboard)
6 -Sarah (aka narcolepticinacupboard)
7- Sarah (aka narcolepticinacupboard)
8- Sarah (aka narcolepticinacupboard)
9 -Sarah (aka narcolepticinacupboard)
10 - Suezann Murray 
11- Richella Duggan
12 -Richella Duggan
13 - Richella Duggan
14- Jenny Kingcome
15- Ali Burdon
16-Rineke Nanlohij-Sturm 
17- julie williamson
18 - julie williamson
19- julie williamson
20- Larissa Leiser 
21- Joanna Robertson
22- Gabrielle Hewett 
23- Gabrielle Hewett 
24- Gabrielle Hewett 
25- Sarah Lou
26- Mary Emmens
27- Mary Emmens
28- Mary Emmens
29- Mary Emmens
30- Mary Emmens
31- Mary Emmens
32- Mary Emmens
33- Mary Emmens
34- Mary Emmens
35- Mary Emmens
36- Fiona Flossy Knits 
37- Wanda Fish 
38- Wanda Fish
39- Wanda Fish
40- Peter Hartley 
41-Elizabeth Nevey
42 -Miriam Faulkner
43-  a touch of domesticity
44 -Diane McClure 
45- Diane McClure 
46 -Diane McClure 
47-Diane McClure 
48 -Diane McClure 
49 -Tanya Bainbridge
50 -Tanya Bainbridge

We have used the trustee random number generator to  pull the winer 

True Random Number Generator  18Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Julie Williamson is the winner of this gorgeous bundle of fabrics
 Look forward to hearing from you Julie with your contact details  

- thank you again to everyone - who took the time and were 
generous enough to donate 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Fabric raffle for children's charity

My other half .. the sporty.. keep fit nutcase is doing a sponsored cycle from the 25th to 28th May he will be taking part in a cycle challenge starting from London and going via Bruges to Brussels. Over the course of 3 days he  will cover approximately 360km.... (I know he is crackers)... imagine the pain in his backside after that .. I won't hear the end of it....He is doing it for a great charity called Brainwave

The Brainwave Centre Ltd

Charity Registration No. 1073238
Founded in 1982, Brainwave works with families to deliver individual home based therapies that help children with disabilities reach their full potential. This can be anything from walking to recognising numbers and covers a range of conditions including Autism, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.

We thought it might be nice to give him a helping hand with his fundraising as he would love to raise £1,000 for this great cause - all  the  money that  he raises will go directly to the Brainwave charity. 

So we thought that we might have a little raffle for you fabric lovers and with this new delivery of Valorie Wells' cocoon arrive in - we thought that would be a nice prize.

How does it  work ?... I hear you ask -it will run just like a raffle - it will be £2.00 a ticket and each person who buys a ticket will be entered into the  draw for the fabric stack.

How do you buy a ticket ? - The money is collected through a site called just giving. 

Simply click on this link here to be taken to James' spot on just giving and follow the instructions from there payment can be made through paypal or debit/ credit card. 

Please leave your name  on the Just giving site and a comment on  our blog here 

The Prize 16 fat quarters of gorgeous fabric valued at  £48.00 including fabrics from Valorie Wells' cocoon collection, Dena Designs and a couple of other co-ordinating fabrics. 

The raffle will run until Friday the 18th May @ 6pm when a winner will be drawn.
Keep and eye on our blog as the winner will be mentioned here 
 Lots of luck to everyone and thank you very ... very much 

some close ups of the fabrics in the stack

Monday, 7 May 2012

New bits and pieces

I have not published many new fabrics on here for a while ..but I have a mo - so I thought  I would do so 
Enjoy .. Gwen

All of these can be found in the new section of our shop ... here