Sunday, 15 April 2012

a little sewing time

I had a tiny bit of spare time today (about an hour!) & I have been desperate to get my sewing machine out and practise my sewing & cutting techniques. This is what I quickly made...

a felt 'cushion' to put inside my car boot sale bargain 'pot', so that I could keep my beloved scissors & punch 'safely' inside! Yes, I know (my husband rolled his eyes when I showed him it!)

a little felt & fabric needlecase/pincase for myself as I wanted to practise my stitches.

I think my stitches are a little wonky and I should have ironed my needle cases before photographing. Plus, I should have really used Bondaweb for my applique and my cutting out & lining up is a bit iffy in places but I really enjoyed practising & think my results are quite sweet!

My youngest Daughter begged me to make a little needlecase for her too! I quickly, cut & stitched it while she was getting ready for bed as a surprise!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

embroidered ribbon

So... I'm really, really excited about this! I now have this amazing embroidered ribbon in stock at pur-ple.

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and just had to stock it! They are really rather special, and would look gorgeous on so many things, from bag handles, to wrapping around a precious gift, embellishing a handmade card, trimming a cushion, adding to childrens clothing (they are great to cover marks or stains!) to using your last scrap as a pull handle on a zipped bag.

Isn't it just gorgeous!

I also have four other equally delightful designs also in stock at pur-ple available by the meter and I also now offer a small swatch service at just 10p per swatch - to help with your decision making... or you could just have them all!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

swatch / samples

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter breaks...

I am currently working on designing a lovely tri-fold printable wool felt swatch chart... which will be available to download from pur-ple soon.

In the mean time I have just added a new page to pur-ple where you can now order a small sample of bakers twine or wool felt to help with your colour decisions. I will add extra samples soon which will also include polka bias binding and my gorgeous new embroidered ribbon!

I really wanted to add this to pur-ple for you, as I know how hard it can be to find the right colour/texture for your project - and this means hopefully it may help to save you a few pennies too!

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