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Project Tour: Rhapsody by Sedef Imer for Riley Blake

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I'm so excited to join in all the fun as part of the Rhapsody Project Tour, showcasing some of the stunning prints designed by Sedef Imer, for Riley Blake Designs. It was really difficult to choose which prints to work with from this range, all the colours are so vibrant and beautiful - Inspired by the bright and happy colours of Cinque Terre, Italy. I couldn't pass up the two main prints, in teal and white, and the coordinating ditsy floral prints in aqua and yellow.               I chose the Lenox dress by Little Lizard King for Ellie, she loves...

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LLK Sunshine Pattern Release

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With summer in the USA just about to kick off, we (LLK) just released our summer Sunshine Collection, including two gorgeous swimsuits, Sanibel and Siesta, a darling dress - Delray, and two cute accessories, Coralie & Caspian Doll and Bag!   Sanibel is a gorgeous 2 piece number. I love all the options in this pattern, and Miss E chose to go with the panelled ruched bikini bottoms, and the tie top.   Siesta is a cute full piece swimsuit that I absolutely adore. We chose to add the optional chest ruffle to this piece.  And of course, we had...

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Sewing Room Makeover

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Over the last 6 years or so my sewing room has always been a little bit of a work in progress. By nature, I love to rearrange furniture in our home, always searching for the perfect flow and look! Of course the sewing room has had many many changes, with the addition of new machines, fabric and sewing ''stuff'' there is always the need to keep things organised and tidy. I recently won a fantastic prize package from Cricut - including the gorgeous champagne coloured Cricult Maker. I dedicated a whole area to this section, so there is enough room...

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Lecien Memoire A Paris X LLK Lenox Dress

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I've been working on a super fun project with Lecien Fabrics this month, I'm sewing up some of their wonderful new releases to take with me to Quilt Market in Kansas City Quilt Market in May. When I opened the parcel that arrived from Japan, from Lecien Headquarters, I was in awe at the stunning prints in the box. The first that jumped out at me was the stunning Memoire a Paris prints. If you have never worked with a cotton lawn before, I urge you to run out right now and get your hands on some of this range....

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Albany Dress

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I absolutely love designing new patterns, my latest is the Albany Dress. This was created with Easter in mind, a classic dress with two necklines, squared or curved. It has a gorgeous scooped back, and optional big bow and pretty flutter sleeves! Isn't the bunny and floral fabric just divine? I ordered it from Hawthorne Supply Co, and it (like all prints by Shop Cabin) did NOT disappoint. So cute. The dress is sized in our girls range, 12 months through to 14 years. Find the pattern here!

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