Hurray – I’m putting on another massive Liberty Fabric Sale. I haven’t got room in my studio for the mountains of fabric anymore so you need to take it off my hands please! Join us ONLINE at 9am UK time on Saturday 25th March for a fantastic sale of Liberty fabric remnants.
I have far too much Liberty fabric in my studio so am putting a LOT of it on sale in a grand remnant sale next Saturday. This is the problem when you are completely addicted to Liberty fabric as I am – you acquire far too much of it. Anyway, please do come online to check out the remnants I will have on sale I’m hoping to get as much as possible online for you to see.
I am also doing a fab giveaway if you fancy winning a £20 voucher to spend at the Liberty fabric sale? Check out my Instagramor Facebook feed to have a chance of winning this great giveaway.
Shop the Liberty fabric sale here (but don’t forget you can’t view them until Saturday 25th March at 9am UK time)
I’ve had these in my studio for months but I though they are the perfect mother’s day gift. I love them and really hope you do too.
These lovely Liberty notebooks are a perfect size to pop into your handbag and would make a really lovely present this mother’s day or for someone you love. Giving a beautiful present means so much to our loved ones – it makes them feel really special which is a great thing.
I absolutely love a notebook to jot my ideas and thoughts down. These make great pads for your shopping lists, ideas and websites to write down while you are out and about. I always think I am going to remember important things but never do so, I need a little help along the way.
The notebooks come in a packs of three, each a different beautiful Liberty fabric. The gorgeous florals will brighten any day – I’ve chosen my favourite Liberty fabrics for the notebooks and hope you love them as much as I do. The notebooks are plain inside so that you can use it for drawings or notes and are stitch finished for a lovely high quality finish. there are a selection of fabrics to choose from to suit lots of different tastes.
Buy your perfect Mother’s Day gift of Liberty notebooks here.
The lovely team from the studio at Alice Caroline have all been choosing new Liberty FQ bundles. They are all pretty yummy but I wonder which is your favourite?
We really LOVE choosing new Liberty FQ bundles here – it’s one of the favourite things to do. The ladies are vying to choose a pack that will be loved by you the most. We are wondering which is going to win your heart. Make sure you follow us and let us know which is your favourite on Instagram and Facebook for the chance to win one of these lovely bundles.
Here are some of the reasons why our lovely team have chosen their bundles.
Dawn “My selection really started from my favourites in the Spring / Summer 17 collection (Reef C and Sea Rose C). I love the colour combinations in these fabrics and selected coordinating fabrics to go with them. I had lots to choose from!”
Palmira “I chose my bundle as its colourful, joyful and because I love pinks, oranges and purples together.”
Hilary “I wanted to choose something bright and colourful. I love oranges and wanted to base my pack around them.”
Sara “I really love the blue Felicite and decided to base my bundle around it. I find blues so calming and I though this was a very pretty selection.”
You can see the full choice of new Liberty FQ bundles here.
Oh my word – there are so many gorgeous new Liberty Classics in this new collection which is out NOW….
It’s so exciting in the studio at the moment. These beauties arrived the day after the exclusive Alice Caroline collection which means lots of fabric eye candy to choose from at the moment!
I really love the range of colours and fabrics Liberty have chosen. Simply delicious!
Another very exciting thing has happened in the Alice Caroline studio! We are now making jelly roll packs from these new Classics. I absolutely LOVE a jelly roll – hurrah! These are in lovey rainbow colours.
Shop the gorgeous new Liberty Classics 18 collection here
I am so delighted to let you know about my brand new and exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty collection. I’ve been working on this project for about 6 months and am over the moon to be launching it. Imagine what you can make with this….
I’ve designed this collection in collaboration with the Liberty design team and am very proud of this beautiful new range. I hope it gets you as excited as I am about making a whole range of new and pretty projects.
Working closely with Liberty, I’ve chosen my favourite prints and created a collection of gorgeous new colourways which are now available exclusively here. There are 16 stunning Liberty prints in the ‘Alice Caroline Exclusive Collection’. These include brand new colourways of some of your favourites – Betsy, Mitsi, Margaret Annie, June’s Meadow, Poppy and Daisy as well as some very exciting printed patchworks which have never been seen before.
The two printed patchworks are especially exciting as these are brand new for both Liberty and Alice Caroline. In one of the patchwork prints Katherine and I have revived our favourite purples in this stunning collection of much loved and vintage prints. The other patchwork print brings together the beautiful Alice Caroline exclusive prints in some stunning tones and colours.
This project is an absolute dream come true for me as a designer. It was such an honour to go to London and work directly with the designers of Liberty fabric to develop this new collection. I can’t wait to get sewing with the gorgeous new fabrics. My list of projects and ideas is endless! The collection is something completely new and fresh that you will have never seen before and I hope the prints inspire lots of new sewing projects!
Make sure you send us images of the beautiful things you make with the collection.
Shop the full Exclusive Alice Caroline Liberty Collection here.
I am really excited to announce a brand new collaboration between the studio here and renowned textile artist Jayne Emerson in this lovely Liberty Valentine Hearts Workshop. Come along to the Alice Caroline studio in Gloucestershire on February 10th and take part in what will be a great day of fabric filled fun.
This patchwork technique looks complicated but is incredibly easy once you know how! Bring along your sewing machine for a wonderful morning in the studio. You will choose 5 fabrics to work with and then learn how make these beautiful patchwork cards.
This lovely workshop will be run by renowned textile artist Jayne Emerson – Jayne has been designing textiles for the past twenty years and has sold her designs to a wide range of clients from Chanel to John Lewis. She loves to share her knowledge through workshops where you can learn a variety of textile techniques. Her workshops encourage experimentation and happy accidents – nothing is ever precise and rarely is a way of working considered wrong!
If you don’t own a sewing machine don’t worry, just let us know and you can borrow one of ours. You will leave with at least 5 cards, maybe more!
This will be the first in a series of monthly workshops that will show you how to innovatively use your scraps of fabric through different textile techniques.
Book onto the Liberty Valentine Hearts Workshop here
Also available: Liberty Flowers March 10th 10am – 12 noon
A beautiful workshop making handmade flowers which look so pretty and never fade. This will be the second in a series of monthly workshops that will show you how to innovatively use your scraps of fabric through different textile techniques with Textile designer Jayne Emerson. Book here.
This beautiful Liberty quilt was made by Claire Tripconey for the Alice Caroline Quilt SOS project last year. This lovely quilt is a ‘Rainbow Ombre Quilt’ which means it’s made of gorgeous rainbow colours and tones which graduate from light to dark. I can’t believe that we launched the project nearly a year ago now. It has been a whirlwind of excitement and emotions all at the same time. I was completely overwhelmed with the amount of beautiful Liberty quilts being made by my customers.
I was so overwhelmed by the quilts made by lots of very kind hearted ladies that I have decided to blog them. I will try and give them care and attention just as their makers did. Now that the quilts are with the children in Romania I feel that I can focus on the sheer beauty of the quilts by sharing them with you one at a time – it may take a while!
Some of the detail from this beautiful Liberty quilt. The rainbow colours are so warming to the heart – I do love a good rainbow quilt.
Thank you Claire for making such a beautiful Liberty quilt for the Quilt SOS project.
Claire used one of our Quilt SOS Rainbow packs to make her quilt. If you would like to make an SOS Quilt for the 2017 project than please see our Quilt SOS packs here and learn more about the project here
Anna from the studio has made this really beautiful ‘SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt’ from the gorgeous new spring summer 2017 Liberty collection. We all love it when a new collection arrives on the Alice Caroline doorstep and love thinking up projects to make from the wonderful array of prints.
This collection has a lovely palette of patterns and colours to work with. There is a selection of bright and pale sea colours which make a baby quilt the perfect project. This SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt is for the beautiful Elsie who was born in November. It made a really lovely Christmas present and she’s already snuggled under it during the day.
Eventually, these lovely cot quilts turn into playmats and then make great dolly blankets and tea party table cloths. It’s a present which is an heirloom and will be used for years to come. It may even inspire your loved one to start sewing when they are a little older. A handmade present is one of the best things you can give to a little one.
Fabrics for the SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt
The fabrics for this quilt have been chosen from the new Spring Summer 2017 ‘Castaway’ collection. The island and sea theme is a lovely one to work with and the colours are beautiful.
You can buy the selection of fabrics for the quilt here. We have put the fabrics together for you to make life easy but you could also choose your own selection from the new Castaway collection here.
The pattern for the quilt is a really simple design of 6 x 8 6 inch squares (you will need a total of 48 squares). Make sure you lay them out in the design you would like before you start sewing. The free pattern for this quilt will be available in the summer.
I really hope that this one will be treasured for years and years.
Drift away with the beautiful new Castaway Liberty Collection – spring / summer 2017. I am so excited about this collection – every single print is pretty beyond words. There is something so calming about the sea which makes this a wonderful subject to base the new spring / summer Liberty collection on.
Inspired by the imaginings and solitary musings from a deserted tropical island, CASTAWAY captures the enchanting world of aquatic flora and fauna, vast ocean horizons and a menagerie of tropical delights in a charming collection of island prints.
CASTAWAY captures the enchanting world of aquatic flora and fauna, vast ocean horizons and a menagerie of tropical delights in a charming collection of island prints.
Explore the underwater kingdom of marine corals, swimming paisleys and swirling shoals of fish, discover memories captured on the pages of a journal to the soothing sounds of ocean spray, or wonder at the carnival of glistening constellations and spiralling planets revealed by an endless night sky.
I am really excited about this new collection – it is simply one of the most beautiful collections I have seen. The collection has been inspired by the sea and island living, which, is an endless source of beautiful patterns and designs. This collection is perfect for all kinds of sewers and quilters.
I’ve specially designed some lovely new fat quarter selection packs from the new Castaway Liberty Collection – the fabrics complement so well in this collection.
I hope that you love this collection as much as I do – exciting projects using this collection start on the blog next week. Shop the Castaway Collection here.
I love the look of “mercury” glass, all shiny but pretty and vintage at the same time. I thought some mercury glass tealight holders would be nice on our Christmas table, so I went to buy some but found they a can be quite expensive, especially by the time you’ve bought a few! So I figured I’d have a go at making some myself…….
You Will Need:
Glass beakers, dishes or pots, (I got mine from charity shops (thrift stores)), looking glass (mirror) spray (not Chrome, it’s not shiny enough), an empty spray bottle, vinegar, water and kitchen paper towels.
Prepare your vinegar-water spray: fill spray bottle half full with vinegar then fill remaining half with water, replace spray lid.
Step 1: Following the instructions on the looking glass can, spray your chosen glass item lightly with looking glass spray, using a sweeping motion. You are aiming for a very thin first coat. Allow to dry (a few minutes). Don’t worry if you get dips, move the glass around slowly until dry, it just adds to the vintage look.
NB: Spray the inside of your glass item, i.e. the reverse of the side that will be showing. This is because the painted side will be dull but the reverse side will be shiny, strange but true!
Step 2. Repeat step 1 a few more times until you are happy with the coverage. Now spray with the vinegar-water, it will bead on the surface, wait a few minutes…..
Step 3: Wipe the vinegar away with the paper towel, it will remove the paint, giving a distressed look. Experiment with applying different pressures of to the glass with the towel, I found a dab and slight twist of the towel worked well. Don’t worry if you remove too much as you can just start again with more spray! (The pic below shows the dull inside/sprayed side)
That’s it! Pretty silvered glass containers, they also make great gifts.
An alternative method is to spray the vinegar-water first, before the looking glass spray. With this method the silver blisters and is easier to remove, it gives a more distressed look. Try both methods and see which you prefer.