Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Hello, I'm back! I have been meaning to blog so many times but for some reason me and blogging just couldn't meet up together. But now I'm back and I am going to try and blog more regularly and show all the things I have been up too, and all the lovely fabrics that are arriving here at You me and Mabel.

Firstly I had to share a photo of a beautiful Allium from my garden. We planted the bulbs last year and we have eight of the beauties smiling away in the garden. Can you see the Bumble Bee? When it's not rainy I love sitting outside and watching them. Such busy little bees.

Norman the Gnome is very happy in the garden

Lovely fabrics have been arriving into the You me and Mabel. Confetti by Dashwood Studio was so lovely I decided to make some cushions and a quilt for the lounge.

Confetti Collection
Squares and half square triangles

A little applique

Lots of pins needed to baste the quilt

I did  simple diagonal quilting from corner to corner

This always seems to happen!

Photo bombing!

I was really happy with the way the quilt and six cushions all turned out. The fabrics are available in my shop.

Other lovely fabrics and patterns have arrived including.....

Birdsong by Dashwood Studio

Two cushions for my Dad

I backed the cushions in Robert Kaufman Chambray.

Gorgeous patterns by Two Stitches

Lots of  new bundles have been added 

I love supporting other independent sellers and was lucky enough to snag a beautiful notions pouch by Indigochicken This beautiful pouch has travelled across the pond and I adore it. 

Made by the talented Deborah
I entered a Kal (knitalong) this spring, The shawl was made with lovely Norah George Yarns and its the first time I knit lace work! Stitch markers were my friend and helped me stay on track.

A bucket full of treasured yarn
My lovely friend Lindsey wants to learn crochet so we have been having little teaching sessions. Lindsey is doing really well. I made her a project bag for her birthday and put some yarns in it.

Lindsey had an open weekend to celebrate the opening of her new studio/shop where she sells the most gorgeous candles and other lovely things. I was really delighted to see the quilt I made her for her birthday last year out on show.


Bluebells and Acers

I love this collection of pots and plants
The fragrances are divine

Do you see the owl? Yep another of my makes!
Well I'm off now to walk Mabel, and I promise to blog next week. Thank you reading, happy sewing, knitting and crafting. 

Love Sally