Friday, 19 January 2018

New year

Hello lovely bloggy friends that's if i still have any still, it's been such a long time and a belated Happy new year, it's flown by since my last post way back in July
I know a lot of people don't blog any more which is such a shame i think but there are so many other sites nowadays like Instagram that people use more like myself but i will always keep my little blog i like the fact i can add whatever pictures and stories  i like, i understand that people just run out of things to say i suppose but i hope you remain with me here and i hope to post more regularly




















Well my little bunting business continues to grow i decided to make it a separate business to my Patchwork and lace one to fully concentrate on buntings for all occasions and nothing else , it is hard to compete as so many people are making buntings so i am always trying to think of new ideas to keep up to date if you fancy a look at my shop the link is www.etsy.com/shop/lovesbunting

My little family above my son is now a qualified Electrician and is also doing a course at college to be an electrical engineer and is working hard ,my eldest daughter is now at York university studying crime and criminal justice and social policies and has just passed her driving test and my youngest is in her last year at primary, i am incredibly proud of them all, the little baby is my neice who is adorable


I  have so many unfinished projects on the go , i'm really trying to sort through them all and get them finished this patchwork star quilt is one i'm trying to get finished at the moment and i live it and will be keeping this one for sure


It's so cold here at the moment , i cannot wait for the warmer weather to come , the winters seem so long and our house is quite a cold one with draughty windows so it always feels cold , roll on summer
well that's all for now, i will leave you with a few homey pictures as always and thank you for popping by to see me and all your lovely comments





 A few recent makes too, if you fancy treating yourself to something pretty and handmade my shop links are
www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace
www.etsy.com/shop/patchworkandlace

Thank you Much love Francine

Friday, 14 July 2017

A little catch up

Hello all and hope your all well, were whizzing through the year again and only  a couple of weeks until the summer holidays from school, i promised myself last year that by August i would make a start on my Christmas lines but that idea seems a bit silly now so we shall see
Patchwork and lace is still ticking over nicely and its still only me but i'm happy with that for now

Just loving these fabrics , always have, they are so pretty and i have never wanted to cut them up but  i decide to make a couple of things with them which i'm rather pleased with





















This cushion is so pretty, i just love the colours so this one is taking pride of place in my little chair i bought at the car boot





My new bunting shop is doing well too and i've had lots of orders which have kept me busy,i have enjoyed making  these rag tie garlands with ribbons, lace and fabric




They are so pretty and look so much better in real life ,i find it hard sometimes to take pictures as they don't always show off things at their true best , these garlands are ideal for weddings gently blowing in the breeze
This boho shabby chic  banner is so pretty too the colours are so delicate with pretty lace and faded florals




Also been making a few quilts ready for the cooler months




And a few homey shots












Love making these very pretty flower buntings too and they seem very popular too



well that's all for now folks, thank you so much for popping by and if you fancy popping by my shops please do it makes me very happy x much love Francine xx

www.etsy.com/shop/patchworkandlace

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 x