Saturday, 12 November 2011

Brother Sewing Machine Weekend

I've just realised that I haven't mentiond my first Brother Demonstration weekend which will be held from Friday 2nd December until Sunday 4th December and I will be open late on Friday evening until 8pm for anyone who can't get along during the day. 

We will have all the new Laura Ashley sewing machines available for you to have a play with, including the fabulous Innovis Ie. Do come along to see what these machines are capable of and, if you book a time slot prior to the event, you will receive a free gift just for coming. You are welcome just to turn up of course, but if you do book you will guarantee a place on a machine of your choice. 

There is no obligation to buy, and it is an opportunity to have a play so I look forward to seeing you there.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Book Signing - Another First!

December seems to be a month of firsts!

As well as the Brother Sewing Machine event on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, I am delighted to announce...... (drum roll)
Lynda Monk, aka Purple Missus is coming to Craft Arena on Satuday 17th and Sunday 18th December to demonstrate her techniques and sign copies of her fantastic new book, Fabulous Surfaces. I know that Lynda will be bring loads of samples for you to look at, as well as some of her finished pieces, so do come along and I promise you will be truly inspired!

Pass the message on, I'd really like as many people as possible to meet her!


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Books and Baubles

Two books have just arrived:

In Scandinavian Designs in Red and White, there are easy-to-follow instructions and templates for 55 gorgeous items for your home, including pretty painted flowerpots for the garden, a patchwork tablecloth, aprons and napkins for the kitchen, hanging garlands, pennants and table decorations for the living and dining rooms, and beautiful gift ideas for your family and friends that include greetings cards, gift tags and a pretty heart-shaped box.

The best of Quilting Arts gives you exercises to help develop and improve your, machine- and hand-quilting, tips from today’s top award-winning quilters, inspiring profiles of prolific art quilters, a ton of techniques, advice for turning art quilting into a business, and ideas for creating the ideal quilt studio. Whether you are embarking on an art quilt for the first time or are already an advanced quilter, you will treasure the informative and inspiring collection of material culled from the first ten years of Quilting Arts magazine.

Another great kit from Buttonbag has also arrived today. With this kit you can make up to 12 felt baubles for your tree or to decorate your home. The pale blue, purple, red and green colours have a distinctive Scandinavian feel and can be decorated with ribbon and embroidery.

I've just had some good news from Brother which I'm hoping to be able to share with you soon.