Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Valentine Day Connection


English Rose Mug Rug
February is the month of love which is great fun.  

However, there are many people who do not have a romantic connection, such as single parents, newly divorced, widowed or separated or those who choose a life on their own.
Heart Sidebar from my One Block Book

This year, I am suggesting we connect with somebody new by giving a handmade gift to a colleague, relative or neighbour who might not otherwise receive a Valentine treat.  Giving a mug rug is such a great way of doing this.

Ladybird Mug Rug

I have many great designs which are perfect for gifting on Valentine’s Day - not all of them include hearts - such as:

Half-Hearted Mug Rug

Hexden Mug Rug

Use my Mug Rug Alphabet 

Heart Banner Mug Rug

Love Hearts Mug Rug

Russian Doll Mug Rug

Whales Mug Rug

Tea and Cake Mug Rug

All these patterns are just $1.99 from my Craftsy store.  

However, if pennies are in short supply then how about making a small bookmark.  The pattern is a free download, is very quick and easy and you can find it by clicking on the photo below. 
Country Hearts Bookmark FREE Pattern

So join with me today and make a gift of love for somebody who may need some love in their lives right now.  You can always give the gift anonymously by leaving it on a workfriend’s desk or posting it through their door with a little note.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy 2018

London Bus Mug Rug

Rumour has it that blogging has 'missed the bus' but I think there is still a role for blogging within the quilting/patchwork arena.
The Patchsmith's Alphabet pattern has many uses.

Whilst Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are proving more popular, blogging can provide a way to share techniques, tips and skills in more detail.   So I will still be blogging throughout 2018.
Ice Cream Sundae Mug Rug

In fact, I hope to highlight a block a week from my upcoming Patchsmith Sampler Book which is due to be completed later this month and I'll throw in the odd project or two along the way.
The 6" Schoolhouse Block will be included in the Patchsmith Sampler book due out later this month.
However, it is also available with a 12" version as an individual pattern..

Until then, Happy 2018.  I hope it brings your fun, fabric and friends in abundance.

p.s.  If you want a peep at some of the blocks that will be included in The Patchsmith's Sampler Blocks book check out my Instagram feed.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Perfect Pattern Books for Quilting Friends


If you are stuck for a last minute pressie for a quilting friend then look no further that one of my paperback Mug Rug Pattern Books.

There are four books to choose from each containing at least ten mug rug patterns.

One Block Mug Rugs is a great gift for beginner mug rug makers and stitchers:

Hobby and Fun Mug Rugs is perfect for sewing enthusiasts and friends who enjoy making gifts for others:

Animal and Pet Mug Rugs – a Patchsmith classic with a mug rug for every pet owner:

And finally if you prefer to make your own Christmas gifts then you'll be needing Christmas Mug Rugs – patterns for Christmas and all year round:

These books are available from Amazon (just click on the banner links to the side).  You can even have them gift-wrapped and delivered directly almost anywhere around the world.  (If you are in the UK then P&P although gift wrapping will cost a few pennies.)

Perfect presents for perfect friends.

p.s. If you prefer to give a handmade pressie then all these pattern books are available for immediate download from my Craftsy Store.