Exciting times here at Alice Caroline – we just launches our new shop website! I love selling through Etsy, but the business has grown to the point where the Liberty loveliness needs its own space. We have a large range of Liberty fabrics, including both classic and seasonal prints. We have fat quarters, yardage, bundles, scrap packs and kits. Huge thanks to my sister, I think she did a gorgeous job with it – her company Tregate Design does great work designing websites for small businesses. Take a look around www.alicecaroline.com
One of my all time favourite cafes is Peter’s Yard in The Meadows, Edinburgh. Their cardamon buns are just delish! Peter’s Yard is an artisan Swedish Bakery, all breads and buns are made in house, right there (you can watch the baking!). Yum.
Just sorting some lovely Liberty fabrics in my studio!
We had a lovely day out at the National Trust house and grounds of Hinton Ampner in Hampshire. This classic English garden, includes a dell and walled veg garden and house covered in beautiful wysteria. Liberty Fabric: Mirabelle
Lots of lovely Liberty fabric covered mirrors! Available here.
A lovely rainbow hued selection of Liberty fabric bolts!
Having been to Bavaria this summer and seen Schloss Neuschwanstein (the original inspiration for Disney’s castle) and the traditional dress from the region: the Dirndl (the inspiration for Snow White’s and various Disney princesses’s dresses), I decided to make this for my 6 year old. It was such fun to make! I used pattern Simplicity 4764. Modifications: 1. after cutting out the front panel (piece No.1) I added a 4″ wide strip of Liberty Capel (held in place with Coccoina glue stick) then pinned satin ribbon in place (see pic 2 for spacing measurements) and stitched along both edges of ribbon. …
We had a fab time at the Festival of Quilts this year! Thank you to all our lovely customers who visited the stand. See you next year! (or at Alexandra Palace 10th – 13th October 2013) Festival of Quilts, 8-11 August 2013, NEC, Birmingham, UK.
My Mum made this beautiful dress in Tresco fabric for a wedding in Barcelona (Congratulations Gareth and Emily!). With capped sleeves, darts at the front sides and at the back and a long zip in the back it’s a smart, fitted summer dress. She used New Look Pattern 6095 and added a lining. Fabric: Tresco by Liberty of London.
“Reading” German Vogue with a view, Damüls, Austria.