Friday 30 September 2011

Sleep Perchance to Craft !!!

Only one more sleep !!!!!
See you in the morning
girls just going to have fun too !!!
anne xxxxxxxx

ps  Sorry
 the sew room
closed tomorrow .but girls just want to have fun first ...
then ....
join me next Saturday for the launch !!!!
sewing machines at the ready !!!!
edited ... maybe that should read glasses at the ready !

Thursday 29 September 2011

Bags of Fun.....

the first ever workshop at
the sew room

I enjoyed a relaxed evening with Alison and Janette ,
I even made a bag too, we were so laid back .
The workshop will be run again for those who wanted to come,but were working or had prior arrangements.

as promised pics of Tina's fab card and Alison's  amazing shadow box

Thank you both x
Anne x

Wednesday 28 September 2011


Today am off into the shop to enjoy my new workspace
and am slowly getting my stash installed ready to get making !
looking forward to this evenings workshop
the reversible bag,
marking the start of many more fun classes at
the sew rooom

More boxes to unpack too............
from the Buttonbag

Children's sewing and craft kits

fabulous kits for children and great for , dare I mention the
Christmas word !

 more pics later , along with the promised pic of Tina's fab card
and another gitft from the very talented Alison-----
who I must ask again-----
Alison makes the most wonderful things and really needs to share them.

well have a great day everyone and take time to pop to Julia's
for peeks at lots of inspiring workdesks

Anne x

fast approaching ---yay !!!!!

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Am I Keen or What ?......

Setting up early for Saturday ???

Just kidding--pic from last time---
but it wont be long til
look forward to catching up with everyone.
see you all soon
Anne x

Sunday 25 September 2011

Do you Know what it is yet ???

Both Kath and Debz have Sneaky peeks up
Girls Just WanT To Have Fun 2..... 
so this is mine ....

maybe too much information ?????

Well I'm off for an ice cream --- ??????

Will be at Rustiques Tomorrow catching up on all the new stock

Am sooooo looking forward to Saturday !!!!
With all the shop decorating etc ,  feel I've been out of touch with all that's going on in
craft land !!!
Have a Happy Monday
see you all soon
Anne xxx

Friday 23 September 2011


Reversible Sling Sac Bag
 Hamble & Jemima
Wednesday at 6.30 -9.30pm
the sew room
44 main street
forty five pounds
all materials provided
and a cuppa .

fabulous fabric and a must have bag !
let me know if you need a machine
have new singer machines that need running in !!!!
short notice but was awaiting deliveries
so thank you Emma and Beth for the great service.
hope you can join us
Anne x 

Thursday 22 September 2011

First things First ....

Huge Thanks to family and friends for all their help and support .
Today was very special....

Just love this gift  Kath brought ....

Was so good to catch up with both Kath and Debbi today,
seems ages since we've been together and not long now  til GJWTHF !!!
Talking of which another big hug to Tina who travelled down from  Lossiemouth to visit !!!
Pic of her fabulous card tomorrow
Tina is the queen of all things jam and chutney !!!
(beetroot being my fav Tina !!!)
Thanks for popping in Janette, and so great to see you  Emily, been ages !!
Look forward to seeing you soon Alison for a sew in !!!
and hugs to Archie and Max .
Hope the fabric matches well with your chair Heather -- see you soon at the workshop x
Nice to catch up Mike, Catherine and  Jan , after NEOS...

gosh this could go on a bit -----
lots of local support too
and a welcome visit from Mr Postman !!!
So can now toot about the reversible bag workshop on Wednesday now the supplies have arrived !
Starts 6.30 pm
to book
Will post pic tomorrow.

Talking of pics an update on the shop...

My last but very special visitor was cus Moira ,
after a busy day at Rustiques she made a big detour home to call in and treat me to a
refresher tutorial on lampshade making !!!
kits available in both shops .
Remember to check out her paint workshops here

Lookin forward to tomorrow ....
Anne x

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Open all Hours ??????

Not exactly,
 but will have the door open tomorrow despite not having all the stock deliveries !!!
No update photo so you'll have to come see for yourselves !!!
But this little gem is so cute ...pincushion and tape measure ....
great pressie ....

Love to see you if you can pop in
Anne xxx

the sew room
44 main street

and don't forget to visit Julia for

Thursday 15 September 2011

Sew News Headlines .......!!!!


the sew room
opening soon
44 main street

an exciting new retail sewing destination,
where you can create and make in the studio workroom,
 support and inspiration always on hand.
 workshops , sew socials and private tuition.
not forgetting retail therapy.

The view from the opposite direction ........
The Retail Space ......
and the prep so far......

The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind and yes I am opening a shop in Alford.
I hope you will come and share my workspace.
Hope to have the doors open next Thursday, followed by an opening party at the beginning of October,
After Girls Just Want to have Fun .
Am excited to be stocking
Annie Sloan Fabric and Chalk Paint
so  workshops have been launched in conjunction with Moira,
details on the Rustiques blog
All the shop fittings are being chalk painted,
so still lots to do.
Sass and Belle stock arrived today !!!!
Love it.

AND more workshop news to keep you all busy.....
debbi  , THE promarker queen,   has "next step" classses coming up......

Debbi says ........
"The first class will be on Tuesday the 27th September from 10am - 12noon at The Papeterie, will cost £15 and we'll be concentrating on embossing with die-cutting machines.
You should take along a basic kit e.g, trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape/glue and other favourite tools.
To reserve your place please call Charlotte or Rachel the Elf at The Papeterie on 01224 802337
If there is sufficient interest I'll be running the classes fortnightly."
Back soon with more updates
Anne xxx

Wednesday 14 September 2011


Late again !!!
A before pic of my new workspace from the opposite direction..........

An upto date pic in the morning !!!!!
Hope you all had a good
Am off to Julia's to catch up
Anne x

Saturday 10 September 2011

Important reminder---

Today is the fundraising event in aid of Mistletoe for cancer
in memory of Angela
so come out to Alford and lend your support !!!!!
Alford Village Hall

Also in Alford is NEOS
The Heritage Centre
10th-18th September
Sundays 11-4

Textiles by moi
and hosted by

have a great weekend
Anne x

Friday 9 September 2011

Quick Workspace Update..........

Amazing how quickly you can run out of space !!!!!!!!

And the Annie Sloan projects to finish ......

Busy day today ..prep for NEOS and more waxing .
Have a great weekend everyone
Anne x

Wednesday 7 September 2011


Today will see more Annie Sloan , this time waxing to finish the pieces,
will take photos  but meantime....

pictures from Monday and Tuesday at Rustiques....


What's on your workdesk today ?
Pop to Julia's and wander round lots of exciting desks this

Have a great day everyone
Anne x

Monday 5 September 2011

Sew much to do --- so little time ----

This week sees a host of things to do---
NEOS fast approaching ---
and  ????? what else am I up to !!!!

well today and tomorrow at Rustiques--
Moira down in Birmingham getting heads up on all the hot picks for the next season .

I've been doing a lot of Annie Sloan painting---
and working on a new space----

workspace that is --
and chums Kath and Debbie have been  sitting on my news for a little while now,
so promise to give update before  the weekend.
WOYWW will certainly have a new meaning for me after trying to work on the kitchen table all this time !!!!

Also remember Saturday is the fundraiser at
Alford Community Hall
so do go along --
Anne x