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

Valentine Heart Mug Rug

Tea and Cake Mug Rug

All individual mug rug patterns are just $2.50 each - check out the Patchsmith's Etsy pattern store for more ideas.

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 is from The Patchsmiths Sampler pattern book 

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.