Honeybee Cloths - Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy  to sew pre-cuts. Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt, patterns & notions.

Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts - Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt - patterns & notions.

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By Dawn, Jun 19 2015 07:27AM

It's lovely n' bright out there, hope it's nice and sunny where you are too. It's Perfect weather for a picnic! Speaking of which....

Melody Miller's beautiful new collection "Picnic" for Cotton & Steel is due in store very soon.

Fetching to mind a Sunday picnic in the park, it's filled with fresh zesty colours and a retro feel.

In cotton and cotton lawn, it's perfect for making clothes too. The "Sunday Dress" cotton lawn is really soft and drapes beautifully. We can see lots of pretty tops, dresses, totes made from Picnic.


Even the selvedges are sweet, carrying the message - "I sewed something pretty for you!"

If you'd like us to let know when Picnic comes into store, simply email, typing Picnic in the subject line and we'll let you know as soon as it arrives.

Happy summertime x

By Dawn, Aug 3 2014 08:00PM

If you follow us on Twitter then you’ve probably met this little tiger before.

This is Pip.

Or Pippi-cat to give her full title, whose name comes from the heroine of the Pippi Longstocking stories by Astrid Lindgren.

She has stripy little legs, like the long stripy socks Pippi Longstocking wore.

And just like her namesake Pip often gets herself into some interesting pickles - like the time she climbed effortlessly onto the porch roof, only to wonder how she got up there, or more to the point how to get down ! Needless to say step ladders come in very handy sometimes!

So when earlier in the year our rep brought previews of the new Hatbox collection from Cotton and Steel we found it impossible to resist this....

And this, both in lovely lightweight cotton....

And this, which comes in a lovely sturdy Linen / cotton blend - purrfect for bag-making.

Hatbox by Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Designs combines fresh zingy colours, and a modern approach to 1950’s design.

The selvedges tell a story in themselves too, each includes notes, for this print they read - "Day dress - Side Show - California - 1955 - Train Ride" an insight into the inspiration of each print, fetching to mind a mid century, cross country train trip seeing side shows on the way.

Hatbox - Day Dress
Hatbox - Day Dress

Each print combine perfectly with Cotton & Steel Basics geometric prints and solids, to make a versatile collection.

I can see scarves, hair tidies, quilts, clothes for little ones, and not so little ones made from these Cotton & Steel lovelies. Perhaps even a new cat bed for Pippi?

Happy making x

Thank you for popping by our little hive of sewing. Enjoy your visit :)


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We very much look forward to sewing a little happiness together, Dawn xx

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