Who can resist a good quilt shop? The only problem is choosing materials from the huge choice. This quilt shop is in the lovely town of Lewes in East Sussex, it’s called The Patchwork Dog and Basket and is located in the Needlemakerswhich is full of lovely things, if you visit Lewes be sure to head straight for it.
The Needlemakers once made Broad’s candles and during World War 1 it was a place were surgical needles were manufactured, it is now the ideal place to look for an original gift or a treat for yourself and also boasts a beautiful industrial looking cafe. Click here to read the full article and to leave a comment
I was recently asked to make two quilts made from the clothes of a very lovely, fun looking Gran called Joan, who sadly passed away just before Christmas 2013.
The first quilt was for her daughter Lyn, which was given to her from her daughter Clare as a very special Christmas present. Clare chose hearts as the theme throughout the quilt and almost all the clothes I was given were used, with the small exception of a few jumpers which unfortunately are just too hard to use due to fraying. Click here to read the full article and to leave a comment
Last week I was lying in bed putting in my Waitrose food shopping order (sad I know), Valentine’s day was looming and I knew we were going to see Cara Dillon at the Ashcroft arts centre in the evening, so time would be tight for cooking dinner, what should I cook?
I don’t normally cook, my husband does, but I can. So as I was looking through the Waitrose magazine I noticed a recipe for Sea bream baked with fennel and potato, it looked easy so I decided to put the ingredients in the shopping cart, job done, shopping all sorted. Click here to read the full article and to leave a comment