My Prairie Dresses – Part 2

I'm finally posting the follow up part to my very popular Prairie Dresses post back in the Summer!  Ok, so it's definitely not Summer anymore but I still thought it would be nice to share what else I made with my Prairie fabrics and hopefully it will inspire you to get your sewing machine out and make something nice for yourself.  As before, I used … [Read more...]

My Prairie Dresses – Part 1

I've been really excited to share this blog post and all the photos with you, ever since I started my sewing marathon last week!  What began as a quiet day set aside to make myself a pretty summer top from my Prairie fabrics very quickly turned into a bit of a sewing binge and before I knew it I'd happily made myself 2 tops, 2 dresses and had the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Dashwood Studio!

It's Dashwood Studio's first Birthday and I thought it would be fun to create a pretty Illustration to celebrate! I've used the motifs and flowers from my one of my Prairie designs.  It's hard to believe that they launched their first ever fabric collection just a year ago!  Since then Dashwood have had 8 signature collections and worked with 6 … [Read more...]

Prairie Dresses

I had such a lovely time the other day when I got together with my gorgeous little niece to finally photograph her in her very own Prairie dresses and I'm really excited to share the pictures with you.  My talented Mum took all the photographs while I chased little Lucie about trying desperately to get her to stand still long enough to have her … [Read more...]

Prairie in the Press!

I thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely press that Prairie has been receiving lately.  Two particular magazines caught my eye recently, starting with the gorgeous Love Patchwork and Quilting. It really is fabric eye candy with lots of sewing projects and previews of new and upcoming fabric collections. … [Read more...]

My Prairie Dresses

Well as promised, here's a blog post all about my first sewing project with my very own Prairie fabrics! I've been seeing all the amazing things that other people have been making with my fabrics and I couldn't wait to get started myself.  I used to sew quite a bit but I've not sewn for a while now and I've never tried dress making before, so I … [Read more...]

Prairie Makes

As promised I thought it would be nice to share all the beautiful things that have been made with my Prairie fabrics already.  The fabric has only been out a few weeks so I can't quite believe how quickly people have got sewing with it!  It's been amazing to see all the wonderful things that have been made that I just had to share them with … [Read more...]

Interview with Pattern Observer!

It's been an amazing few weeks and it just seems to keep getting better!  I was recently invited by the lovely Michelle and Chelsea from Pattern Observer to take part in an interview about my work, how I got started and my new Prairie collection for Dashwood Studio.  Of course I jumped at the chance!  I've followed Michelle's Blog right from the … [Read more...]

Prairie Fabric Spotted on FabricHQ!

I was very excited to spot my Prairie collection of fabrics over on the wonderful FabricHQ website in their 'coming soon' section! It has made it all feel very real now and it was such a good feeling to see my name with all the patterns listed on their gorgeous website.  I highly recommend popping over there and immersing yourself in all the lovely … [Read more...]

Prairie Collection now on Dashwood Studio website

Yes, that's right! I am so excited to see that my Prairie collection is now up on the Dashwood Studio website!  I have to admit I did let out a little squeal when I saw it because until now it's all felt very surreal.  Those of you who follow my blog will know that this is something I've dreamed about since starting my career in Surface Pattern … [Read more...]

Prairie Sketches

Not long now until my Prairie fabric with Dashwood Studio is on the shelves and I just can't wait!  In the meantime I thought you might like to find out more about how I came up with the actual designs.  I love looking in other designer's sketchbooks so I thought it would be fun to share some images from my own sketchbook! Well I say sketchbook but … [Read more...]

Prairie Collection with Dashwood Studio

I can't even begin to tell you all how excited and happy I am about what I'm about to tell you.....I have my first licensed fabric collection coming out with the wonderful Dashwood Studio!  It has been a dream of mine since I began my career in Surface Pattern Design to have my own named collection of fabrics and I am so pleased it is with such a … [Read more...]