Yes and we show you their new designs here. Somehow homewares isn't the first thing that springs to mind with M&S. Many of us still think of it as a knicker emporium or a place to buy delicious food. As their trade figures show they, like many high street retailers have falling sales and appear… Continue reading M&S for Homewares?
25 Projects to make from short lengths of fabric By Susie Johns Photographer Neal Grundy This is one in a series of fat quarter books. Fat quarters are handy pre-cut pieces of fabric 18 x 22ins (46 x 56cm) They are often used for quilted projects. Susie has previously written many different craft books including… Continue reading FAT QUARTER VINTAGE
This post is a quickie and more visual than word inspired. For Autumn /Winter 2019 Anthropologie are getting cosy, the Scandinavian way, with natural woods and welcoming - home warmth. A contrast of textures, weaves and fleeces and velvet are used in abundance. There are some beautiful metallic small home accessories including flickering lights, organic… Continue reading How To Hygge with Anthropologie
Three things inspired this craft project, the sea, gulls and the effective but random looking stitching currently used by many fine art embroiderers. They in turn appear to have been inspired by Asian quilts made out of recycled Sari’s. I embroidered the cushion front in free hand stitches. I wanted to create the curls where… Continue reading Embroider and appliqué a Seagull inspired Cushion
I don't know about you, but I love a bargain. I particularly like to see what goodies the high street stores come up with each season. It feels strange discussing autumn 2018 when we have hardly come out of winter 2017. However if you read this now, you will be well ahead of the interiors… Continue reading Dunelm Autumn Winter 2018 Press show