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phone covers...

What fun Emma and I have had selecting and then making the digital artwork for these gorgeous phone cases.

Phone cases

 I had to order a few so that I could have fun changing the cover on my phone depending on my mood! Follow the link for phone cases and if you look closely you will see that there are lots of other options for phone types, ipad covers, bags, hoodies and more!  Anyhow clever Emma has worked out how you can also have a matching screen saver....they are the free part!

Screen Savers

Wildlfower Wood background
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Wildflower Wood Animals Background

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The Cat and The Hen Background
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Home Is Background

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Puppy Love Background
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Stitched By Me background

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Have fun.....which one would you choose? I have the 'Puppy Love' one on my phone today and mum has the Cat and the Hen...

Enjoy Lynette

 





Candy Cane Angel Bag

 I love it when I get to see what other pattern designers have made using my fabrics and this gorgeous bag by AnnAka is well...just gorgeous.

Christmas bag

You can see other patterns by this designer here at Lapp-Elisa's but beware the patterns are not in English. In case you havent seen my Candy Cane Angel fabric collection yet here it is.

Candy Cane Angel

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This fabric collection is in a store ner you right now but if you like MrPostman visiting you can buy it from me....Candy Cane Angel fabric collection

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Yoko Saitos Woolwork Book in English...

We have been taking pre-orders for these books for a couple of weeks now and have just been advised that they should be in store any day now (hopefully this week). I cant wait to get my copy and if I remember I will take it to Tokyo with me in January and ask my friend Yoko to sign it for me.Yoko woolwork book

 The book is filled with the sweetest projects, ranging from complicated to fairly simple. I love the little wool braclets that are on the front cover.

Yoko wool book

This looks like Fatcat and Felix waiting to be fed! I just need to change the colour for Felix.

Yoko cat

If you havent ordered your copy yet then follow this link to Pre order your copy today. If you have pre-ordered a copy we will send your book out the day they arrive :) 

Keep your eye on Little Quilt Store as we are also expecting some yummy wool bundles to arrive anyday.

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Workshops with Antique Angel, UK...

I spent two lovely days with ladies at Antique Angel in Gerrards Cross, UK. This is the group from day two, the garden was just outside the workshop room, some ladies were able sat outside to stitch and have their lunch.

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The first day we enjoyed working on the Little House Block Book, I loved the colours Sally from The Patched Pumpkin chose for her sample.

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There was lots of show and tell and I forgot to take photos of everything but here is Jackie's 'My Garden' quilt, she had fun with the bees by very effectively putting their flight trail across all the blocks, you can just see it in this photo.

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These gorgeous table centre pieces were made by Valerie and Maureen, using the shape from my table centre piece in the book 'Stitch It For Christmas' interspersed with their own ideas and using drawings from my quilt pattern In Full Bloom.

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The classroom was a lovely size and everyone was very busy stitching, there were two ladies from Spain and one lady from the Czeck Republic. Thank you Pavala for bringing me a lovely bundle of fabrics and some needle packs for my collection all the way form the Czeck Republic.

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Some people were very organised with the preparations for the 1/4" hexagons that we had to make for the 'Dreaming Tree Journal Cover' thats one of the patterns in my new book 'Stitch It For Spring'.

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We used double sided sticky tape to lightly hold the hexagons in place until they had ben stitched together, this is a great way of keeping things in place especially if your like me and has a cat who likes to help!

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1/4" hexagon progress....slow but addictive!

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A table full of happy ladies, behind them  on the far right is 'show and tell' of the free to use Christmas Wishes quilt. You can find the pattern for it and many others here.

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I had fun with my friends who kindly drove me to and from my hotel to the classroom most days.

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A big thank you to Kylie from Antique Angel for hosting my visit here at Gerrards Cross, we had fun. Hope to see you again next year x

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Forest Friends...

Kate has sent us this lovely picture of the sample that she made for Coast and Country Crafts in the UK. It looks great in Lynette's Wildflower Wood fabrics :) and Kate has added two of Lynette's hand painted buttons.

Forest friends pillow Kate

Coast and Country Crafts have put together some Forest Friends Kits to make this gorgeous pillow.

If you would like to make the framed version of this project you can purchase the frames here

Forest friends framed email

Emma1


Cowslip Workshops...

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Time feels like its standing still at this tranquil place but behind the scenes is a well organised team of lovely people who are here to ensure that your every wish is granted.

The sound of running water soothes the soul and this sweet old water trough greets you as you arrive in the car park, Stephen has cleverly made it so the water circulates so as not to waste precious water.

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I found this old beehive very inspirational..

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Mr Bumble Bee was very busy on the buddleia, although he had to find a space between the butterflies who were also enjoying the flowers.

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This is Winston one of Jo's gorgeous dogs x

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Bunches of flowers decorated tables everywhere, Jo grows them all herself and the smell from the sweet peas was lovely.

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Inside the store was a lovely display of my fabrics, patterns, books and buttons.

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My evening presentation was held at the local school which was brilliant as there was room for everyone.

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I was so happy my godmother Rosemary had travelled from Dorset specially to see me x x

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Barbara brought her stitched blocks from Chateau Hexagon for show and tell.

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Helen joined me for a workshop and broght this lovely covered book for show and tell, the design she has used for the front is from Country Cottage Quilting.

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This was a corner of my classroom, the piece of furniture with all its draws just looked so nice with my quilts. Shame it cant come home with me in my suitcase!

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Lunch was taken in the lovely cafe at Cowslip.

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I choose this amazing blue cheese and broccoli quiche.....it was absolutely delicious

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After lunch it was back to work for the ladies.

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Heather brought A Kittens Tale for show and tell (you can see my original version here), she has combined the non christmas prints from Scandinavian Christmas with some Somertime Friends fabrics with a fantastic result.

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I love how she has given Hugo the dog a three dimensional ear :)

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Today I am in Gerrards Cross for two days of workshops with my evening presentaiton tonight, there are a few places available for this evening so please come and join me. Contact Kylie at Antique Angel to find out more information or visit here to book online.

Hope to see you sometime soon x x

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The show is over....

This was my stand on wednesday as I started to set up the big empty space in the exhibition centre at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

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Here is Teresa who helped me last time I was here three years ago.

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Nicola Forman and her lovely daughter Alice, who cut and folded fabrics (outside the ladies loo) plus they giggled alot!

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Karen from Patchwork Chicks where I was teaching last week stayed and priced some of my goodies for me, thanks Karen x

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The show opened on thursday and we were busy....these ladies arrived within the first 5 mins of the doors opening.

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These two lovely people who are offical stewards for the show were also my 'tea and coffee' angels, they dropped in twice a day to deliver much needed refreshments, thank you both x

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I meet the lovely Juila from Cross Patch, Julia's shop is in Wales but she also attends many of the shows in the UK where she sells my patterns, books and buttons. In fact I think she stocks every pattern and book I have ever done!

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Here I am with my lovely friends/fans, Valerie, Maureen and Cath.

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Stuart Hillard from the 'Great British Sewing Bee' dropped by to say hello, what a lovely happy person.

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The ladies from Sew and So's at Bungay popped in to say hello. I have been told by several customers that they have the most lovely display of  'Lynette Anderson' in the store (please someone send me photos). Thank you x

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Here I am with Rosa the creator of the Apliquick tools and Geeta Khendelwal who had a wonderful display ofquilts at the show to coincide with the launch of her book 'Godharis of Maharastra' which is publsihed by Quiltmania.

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The show was brilliant and I have to thank everyone who visited my booth, it was lovely to meet you and I am sorry not to have a photo of everyone to show here on my blog. I met so many people and signed so many books....thank you I feel honoured and humble. 

We socailised in the evenings, which is always fun.

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The sad part of my show was that my original Badger Cottage Journal sample got lost...I am hoping that it got scooped up with a pile of goodies that someone was buying and that it will come home to me. I use it to sell patterns and its one of my workshop projects and without it I cannot teach that workshop without making a new sample :(

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I do still have the hexagon pencil case so that at least is a bonus. We finished the show exhuasted but happy.

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Have you joined Chateau Hexagon?

We have received a few emails from ladies wanting to know where they can still sign up for the club.

Here are a list of stores that still have places...

Hobbysew Belconnen, Australia

The Rabbits Lair, USA

The Christmas Shoppe, USA

Creative Patches & Sewing, USA

Daisy Cottage Quilting, USA

Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, USA

Hexagons

Here is a little diagram of what Chateau Hexagon looks like so far...still a lot of missing pieces :)

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I wonder what cute button is next?

Emma1


So many to choose from...

Sae has had fun today putting up some different samples in the shop; Lynette has taken quite a few pieces of her work with her to display on her booth in Birmingham. The shop was looking a bit bare so off to the sample cupboard we go!

Quilts on shelf

There are so many to choose from (and this is just one shelf)....

My home or yours and saltbox pillow

Daisy cottage bag

Wildflower wood display

Pendants in shop

The shop is now full of more beautiful displays :)

Emma1