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Florence  Sometimes I do things other than sew...but not very often. You can find my blog, as well as my English paper piecing patterns at:


I've been working on another version of my #eightdials EPP pattern using a different Matisse painting as the inspiration for each block. There's more info over on my blog about an interesting conversation that inspired me to use paintings as a starting point for choosing fabrics. (link in profile) #eightdials #frombrushtoneedle #englishpaperpiecing #epp #eppeverywhere #matisseepp #matissequilt

My latest EPP pattern, now available through my blog. (This is what became of the fat quarter you sent me @this_malarkey - thank you so much!) #eightdials #englishpaperpiecing #epp #englishpaperpiecingeverywhere #elizabetholwen #atelierbrunette #barij #dspattern

The arrival of this fabric yesterday prompted a late-night sewing session and today my half-made smock top is sitting on my cutting table trying to tempt me to finish it. So far, I'm resisting, although mentally pondering which buttons will be best, as I have other things I'm meant to be doing. (Ps. I spotted that @misformake has already sold out of this - seemingly in about 48 hours? - I have panic-bought a little more from @guthrieghani as I think it may be one of my favourite fabrics ever)! #atelierbrunette #dressmaking #misformake #atelierbrunettemoonstone

Tote bag and (yet to be made) blouse. Both Atelier Brunette from @misformake.
#atelierbrunettefabric #atelierbrunette #misformake

Our gate is currently being swallowed up by clouds of hebe flowers. Hebe are my very favourite plant - between the front and back garden I think we have about twenty (although that doesn't feel nearly enough) - the flowers seem to go on forever and their beautiful evergreen leaves often turn the most amazing shades of red or purple. Wouldn't Hebe be a lovely name for a cat too?

#hebeobsessed #hebeplant #hebe #pink #pinkflowers #evergreen

A handmade bookmark, with a few of my own favourite books, for a friend's birthday gift: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; and the new-to-me Tibits Vegetarian cookbook, Tibits at Home. We ate there (just off Regent St in London) together last weekend and the food was delicious!
#handmadebookmark #libertyprint #tanalawn #libertytanalawn #bookmark #tibitsrestaurants

I went on a spree to try and rectify that my entire fabric stash only contains five small cuts of red fabric (How? Why? Do others sewers have particular colours completely underrepresented in this way? The project I'm currently working on, unusually for me, uses lots of red so it's become glaringly obvious). The situation is barely improved by my shopping, but I do now have these really beautiful fabrics in other colours! Thank you, @celticfusionfabrics for the wonderful packaging (not shown, but my name was hand-stamped, along with a really lovely note 💛)! #fabricstash #fabricrainbow

It took Nell four joyful minutes to eat her tub of apple and strawberry ice-cream - #slowfood for a girl who usually inhales a meal in mere seconds. My husband was buying ice-cream for humans when we spotted that the shop next door sold a dog-friendly version ☀️🍦🐶. #icecreamfordogs #goldenretriever #billyandmargot

Ravaged by fussy-cutting moths.
#fussycutting #englishpaperpiecing #epp #eightdials

It makes me ridiculously happy for my solid fabrics to arrive labelled so I know exactly which colour I need to reorder when I later run out halfway through a project. Thank you for for this unexpected bit of wonderfulness @duckeggthreads! These are all @artgalleryfabrics Pure Elements. I may have to avoid looking at the names when making fabric choices though...I can see myself using Lavender Water purely because of the image (and fragrance) it conjures up in my head, rather than because it actually works well with what I'm making! #horseblinkersrequired #agfpureelements #pureelements #duckeggthreads

After two days without sleep at the weekend, when The Quilter arrived I lay down under a half-finished quilt to read it and promptly fell asleep for the entire day. I don't know what's inside yet, but it's an issue that feels full of peacefulness :) #quiltersguildofthebritishisles #thequiltermagazine

Finally cutting into some beautiful navy broderie anglaise that I bought a few years ago from @dittofabrics. An 18mm rotary cutter made cutting out the curved pieces really easy. I'm pairing the broderie with some navy jersey and have all my fingers crossed (in a way that allows free movement for cutting) that it will work as I'd prefer a slightly more stable jersey for the top I have in mind...but impatience and the need to make something RIGHT NOW win the (Sun)day. #broderieanglaise #dressmaking

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