Friday, 11 November 2011


If there is anyone who is still kind enough to be looking at this poor neglected blog, thank you!
I have decided that I might manage to be a bit more frequent with Facebook posts so I have set up a phatsheeptextiles Facebook page and it would be lovely if you would pop over there and follow my page.


Monday, 28 March 2011

A Day at Sea Pattern

This is my entry for the Spoonflower & Michael Miller Fabrics Competition. The brief was to design a fabric suitable for a baby boy. There were about 1000 entries which will be whittled down to just 75 which go to a public vote, the top 10 of these then get a chance to design a whole fabric collection, which is then entered into another vote...Phew!
I've seen some of the entries and there are some very talented designers who have entered great designs. So while I have my fingers and toes crossed hoping that I make the top 75, I realise there are a whole lot of other people wishing the same for their entry!

I'll find out if I got through on the 31st so I'll let you know how i got on :)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Recovered Chair

I picked up this chair a few months back and re-covered it with my croft house fabric. For my first attempt at re-upholstery I think it turned out not too bad.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone has enjoyed a relaxing and fun filled festive break.

My Festive holidays have been all about relaxing with family, catching up with friends, eating (far too much) fine food, watching Christmas telly (Christmas would not be complete without Mary Poppins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!) and pottering away at some crafty projects.

We enjoyed a happy family New Years dinner yesterday, and now today its time to think about packing away the decorations for another year.

The family are headed off tommorrow for a small holiday to Glasgow, its over a year since we last had a break, with both of us running the shop it doesn't give much of a chance to get away. We are not opening again until the 10th so we've grabbed this opportunity for a last minute jaunt to our favourite city to enjoy a week of city living.....cinema viewing, deli snacks, science centre and museum visits, cafe lunches, sale shopping and the essential visit to IKEA!

I am not one for long lists of new year resolutions, but I hope the year ahead will include some more time for crafting, blogging, photo taking and most importantly will be filled with laughter, smiles and happiness. I wish all of these things to you all aswell :)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

A little Christmas Gift for everyone

Heres a little festive freebie for all you people who have taken the time to read my blog ramblings over the past year, as always there have not been as many posts as I had intended but I hope they have been of interest to those of you who have checked in.

To print them off please:
  • Click on the gift tags image,which will open up in a new window
  • Save them to wherever you'd like on your computer and print away.
    They were designed to fit onto an A4 sheet of card but print at whatever size you'd like.

I hope to post here again before Christmas but family festivities and organising may get in the way so just incase I don't ...wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Holiday Ornament Swap Decorations Completed

I have spent the past few evenings making my decorations for the 5th Annual Holiday Ornament Swap, they are now all packaged up and ready to go in the mail tommorrow. Its funny to think these little hearts will be decorating trees and houses in all corners of the world they are headed off to ....UK, USA, Europe and Austraila!
I look forward to seeing what lovely ornaments arrive in the mail over the coming weeks and will post some pics of them up here and in the Flickr Group.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Quilt top WIP

I mentioned earlier that I was attending a nightclass to learn how to do patchwork properly. Well the class has now finished and I am well on the way to creating a 9 block sampler quilt. I still have to add borders, do quilting and binding but I'm really hopeful I can get it finished in time for Christmas.....wish me luck!
It is cold and snowy here in Shetland, it makes everything look lovely, but its not so easy to get out and about. Its been a day off Nursery for J and no toddler group for A so I was very glad when the postman arrived with a big box of crafting supplies I ordered from Hobby Craft last week, time to start making some Christmas gifts for the family.....