My friend's neice Lizz came to see me in my booth at Creativ Festival two weekends ago. She bought a great stash of fabric mixing Foxfield by Tula Pink and the always beautiful Stof Uno grey raindrops. (Clever girl to put them together). A couple of days later she sent me these pictures.
The beautiful Merchant & Mills Dress Shirt pattern in tissue format is one of my favourite things. I learned about Merchant & Mills from a creative friend in the UK. They are an independant company situated in Staunton-on-Wye, and although they've only been in business since 2010, their clothing patterns have spread quickly in North America through Pinterest and word of mouth.
Working on a wee crib quilt in these pretty shades of yellow and pink. I know, it's a little on the sweet side but I couldn't resist. I was going to do something very modern next but I found a really good tutorial here for this hourglass pattern. It has been very quick to cut, sew and assemble, at least so far. I am using a combination of old scraps and some new fabric. Now I just have to wait for the batting to get here to finish it.
Hand made presents are the best. And while I am not the greatest seamstress, I love making things for my friends and family. I think most people love getting something that was hand crafted. I made this rather bright hat for my friend Anne's birthday. She was about to leave for a sunshine holiday (what a good idea!) and I thought it would be good to toss in a suitcase.