Instagram Giveaway!

Just a short little blog from me today!

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram…head over there now…I’m running my first store giveaway! Just head to the post (you can click on the photos below and it should take you there) and follow the steps to enter. There’s a good bundle of sewing goodies up for grabs.

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Corduroy, Cotton Lawn & Florals…Oh My!

So many shop updates!

But to be honest, it wasn’t quite planned like that.  In my organized mind, I had ordered products and arranged for deliveries every couple of weeks so that I could have a little stream of new products arriving for you all.

Working with vendors is completely new to me, so it’s taken me a couple of efforts to get used to delivery times.  Hurricane Sally blew in a couple of weeks ago and really threw a spanner in the works.  Some of our deliveries were delayed and some showed up early…which actually meant that a lot of new products arrived over two days rather than over 6 weeks! No complaints here because everything new is absolutely gorgeous but it’s taken me a minute to get everything listed.  If you want to go straight to all the lovely newness, click below.

First of all, a good stock of fabrics is now on the site; there’s a little bit of something for everyone.  
We got some gorgeous corduroy fabric in.  Its quite lightweight and not too stiff.  I feel like it still holds a little bit of drape all while having a light hand.  This would be perfect for a jacket, skirt, pants and even children clothing.  I’m thinking about making a couple of Poppy & Jazz Willow Pinafores for my daughter with it.  Maybe even a matching one for me too!

I also listed a beautiful collection from designer Marketa Stengl.  Marketa is a popular designer over on Spoonflower, but has recently partnered with a fabric distributor to release a small range of fabrics…these are at a nicer price point too! I just ordered 2 of each type to begin with as I wanted to have a feel at the quality before I ordered more.  There’s a double brushed poly knit fabric and a quilting weight cotton.  I am pleased to report that both are fantastic.  Check the designs out below.

There’s a few other fabrics that have been listed so definitely have a good explore over there.  There is only a few yards of the pink tie dye rib knit jersey left but I do still have plenty of the blue/grey version left.  Theres also a few great cottons from Lewis & Irene, and a small assortment from Monaluna.

In addition to fabric, I have also listed a few patterns from both Sew Over It and their Kid’s range, Poppy & Jazz.  There’s some new notions and a beautiful 30 day embroidery sampler kit too.

Just to finish off, I wanted to thank you for your support!  Your likes, shares, and orders all mean so much to me.  This little shop of mine has been in the pipeline for quite a while and I’m still in a little disbelief that I’ve managed to open it up, and during a pandemic at that!  

Don’t forget, you can still use coupon BLOGLAUNCH10 for 10% off your order until the 31st of October!

Thank you again, and have a great week!

Natalie
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Sunday Sevens 2018 #5

So we are more than half way through the year and I’m only on my fifth Sunday Sevens post!  At least they are still going though…and I keep seeing a few other bloggers do their posts regularly so that’s always nice to see too.

I feel like recently I’ve done more sewing than I have done in a while so I think I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. I’ve got a few future projects lined up that I’m excited to dig into.  I’ve been trying to get things done while Rosie takes her afternoon nap but sometimes she joins me by the sewing table as you will see below.  Here’s a couple of mid project photos.  Both projects will be blogged about soon!

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An Update About Me!

I decided to update my ‘about’ page so thought I would also publish it as a little blog post too. Enjoy!

A little while ago I began blogging about what my life was like after we moved over to Alabama from the UK. The blog mainly consisted of posts about what I was currently making and eating. Over time, Threads & Bobbins has evolved to be a broad Lifestyle blog with my sewing projects at the core.

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I’ve been sewing for a while, dipping in and out of projects whenever time has allowed. Back in school, I completed my Textiles course and did reasonably well. My Grandma had always helped me with projects I had in mind growing up so I feel like sewing has just always been in my life. More recently, I’ve been sewing some of my own clothes…some of which have been great and others not so. But that’s one of the things I love about sewing; it’s a huge learning curve and with every garment I face new challenges.

Here’s To 2018

Happy New Year to everyone!

2017 ended a little differently for us this year as we became parents!  At the end of October I was put on bedrest & given some medication to keep Rosie cooking for a little while longer.  Once I came off the medication, she decided to come 2 weeks early and was born on the 20th November.  She is just so precious and we are absolutely loving every moment with her…even the sleepless nights…sort of!

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Doggy Daycare!

While we were in the UK, Maisy and Buzz stayed at a local doggy daycare! They absolutely LOVE going there and are always so tired when they come home. Every few days the place we take them uploads photos of the dogs playing onto Facebook, which is great, especially when we are in a different country. Here are a few photos from their stay; notice how they gradually get dirtier! 😀 Luckily, they are bathed every week & they had a trim before they came back home. 🙂

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