Saturday, 20 May 2017

Summer Dresses


Hello all and hope you are all well ,time is as always ticking along nicely and family life is as busy as always.Last year i made a few summer dresses that were very popular so over the last month or so i have been busy making more for the summer







They remind me so much of my childhood and are very easy to make and can fit a range of sizes due to the elasticated top half and tie straps so they are ideal for summer and holidays
They come in a very pretty selection of cotton fabrics and are available from my Folksy shop www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace

My new bunting business is also going well and i am always trying to come up with new ideas to try and compete with the already saturated bunting market, here are a few designs i have been making








I really enjoy making buntings too i find it very relaxing , i try not to do custom orders nowadays i much prefer making something how i like and then selling it, i am someone who likes to feel free to do what i like and hate being told what to do or feeling restricted to a certain way so working for myself suits me down to the ground, all my buntings are available from my new shop www.etsy.com/shop/lovesbunting


I do so love working for myself , i love the freedom i have to create at my own pace and it fits in with my children working from home and they are growing up now and needing me less , my son is now 21 and in his final stages of his electrician apprenteship, my eldest daughter finishes her 2 year course at college next week and is hoping to go to university in October ,she has just booked her driving test for next month and then it will be the expense of a car but  that will free me up from lifts here and there and my youngest daughter has a year left at primary school from september and her secondary school is near us so she will be able to get the bus so in a year or so i will have lots more free time to concentrate on my little businesses and move forward with them



Thank you for popping by to see me here i do appreciate it and your lovely comments , my shop links are below if you fancy popping by and treating yourself i would be most grateful
Much love Francine xxxxxx

Monday, 27 February 2017

Bunting love

Hello all , hope your all well, life is ticking on ever so fast isn't it, January and February have flown by and the girls have gone back to school and college today after half term so all was quiet at home
I have been busy lately setting up a little business just for bunting, i have always sold a lot so it seemed a good idea and i do enjoy making it ,there isn't an awful lot of thinking when making it so i find it quite therapeutic , i know there are a lot of people making bunting out there so i want to try and come up with new ideas to keep it fresh



I have really enjoyed making these flower buntings which are very popular and i love that i can make them in such a wide range of colours and fabrics and i think the little crochet flowers really finish them off






I have also been making these battery operated lights made with plastic cups and fabric



These are a lovely idea and very easy to make although very sticky with the glue but worth it and they look very effective
This very pretty bunting has been made with gorgeous vintage lace and decorated with floral bias binding, fabric, ribbons and button trims



I also made some hexagon bunting too which i love

Please do pop by my new shop , i have lots for sale and adding new bits and bobs daily, my shop link is www.etsy.com/shop/lovesbunting
Thank you so much for popping by and for all your lovely comments too 
Much love  Francine xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Pretty things

Hello all, hope your all well,just a short little post today popping in to say hello
 Christmas  seems like ages ago now and i am certainly ready for lots of new adventures this year and spring feels like just around the corner
These are some really gorgeous fabrics i purchased recently, they are so pretty , i am not sure what i 
will make with them as i do not want to cut them up they are so pretty

I have been making some new patchwork and enjoying working with these different shapes

I feel a quilt coming on !!

Just love the colours of all these, they are so pretty and dainty


well thank you for popping by , my shop link is www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace
Much love Francinexxx