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Habitat sofa cushions

Jay McCaroll’s Habitat collection is brilliant. The prints are so modern and exciting. When we moved into our new place and acquired our previous landlord’s royal/navy blue¬†sofabed I thought Habitat would be perfect for the sofa cushions. I picked out the fabrics below from the collection – the first three for cushions and the last […]
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Polka-dot “Boden” dress

I made this dress last summer but didn’t actually finish it until recently. The fabric is from John Lewis and we picked the print because it looked like something out of the Mini Boden catalogue but I purchased it before I really started following fabric designers so of course I don’t actually know who designed […]
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Fabric crush: Far Far Away III by Heather Ross

Heather Ross’s fabric collections are absolutely perfect. I only discovered her after she launched Far Far Away II and spotting those sweet fairy tale prints were what started my obsession with fabric. I used many of the prints from that collection in my then five/now six-year-old stepdaughter’s Fairy tale quilt. Back in April Heather unveiled […]
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Rainbow sundress

This sundress was made out of an old curtain from my bedroom when I was a kid! When I was home last Thanksgiving rooting around in my mum’s chest of drawers in the basement for old seventies patterns (which she’d thrown out, for shame!) I came across it and thought I could ‘upcycle’ it into […]
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Fairy tale quilt

Last Autumn, I decided I wanted to make DSD, who was five a the time, a quilt. When I saw Heather Ross’s Far Far Away II I thought it would be absolutely perfect. I was just discovering fabric designers and hadn’t ever really seen fabric like this, both whimsical and modern. I went for girly, […]
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Poppy’s Christmas socks

I made these pretty socks for my grandmother-in-law, Poppy, last Christmas. I wanted to give her something warm, cozy and pretty so I picked this soft sherbert-coloured yarn. I bought it when I was out in San Francisco for work in December after I realised they weren’t going to take my knitting needles away from […]
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