The Liberty London Store at Christmas

The Liberty London Store at Christmas is one of the most magical places to visit.  Anna and I went to London yesterday to the launch of a photography exhibition.  More about that later.  First, we visited Liberty of course to see the Christmas window displays and to take another look in the Christmas department. The outside of the store looks so pretty lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. The Christmas department also looks gorgeous with hundreds and hundreds of baubles to choose from.     The Liberty Christmas windows have so much vibrancy and colour.  It’s always fun to see …

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Sewing Skills in Uganda

  My parents, Christopher and Jane Sturdy, have recently returned from a visit to some young people who are learning new sewing skills in Uganda.  I thought you might be interested in their trip and the story of their visit.  They have belonged to a Worcestershire based charity for over 30 years called FOAG (Farmers Overseas Action Group) that works in Uganda helping farmers and in the sponsorship of the education of poor and disabled children and young adults.     I wanted to find out more about their trip so asked them some questions:   What takes you to …

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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 …

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We LOVE the Liberty Christmas Shop!

We all absolutely LOVE the Liberty Christmas Shop at Alice Caroline – it’s a haven of Christmas inspiration at this wonderfully festive time of the year.  So, I thought I would share a few of the Liberty shop Christmas scenes with you – if this doesn’t get you in the festive spirit then nothing will! It’s a tradition in my house to buy a Liberty bauble or decoration every year – this year I just couldn’t resist buying beautiful clear glass baubles with a little sparkle.  For the children, a ballerina fairy and of course a nutcracker soldier.  The choice …

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Perfect Christmas Present

So, today I have a whole load of perfect Christmas present for you.  My Alice Caroline range of accessories gives a whole load of ideas of things to buy loved ones this Christmas. The Wiltshire Liberty range you can see above is really beautiful and is a very classic Liberty print.  Many of you Liberty lovers will recognise this as a well-known Liberty fabric which makes it a perfect choice this Christmas. I have lots of contemporary patterns in the collection too – you can see the full colours and patterns below. I have been perfecting this range over the …

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Liberty Vintage Cushions – The Suffolk Puff

These simply lovely Liberty Vintage Cushions were made by the lovely Dawn in the studio and the equally lovely Sadie Yeomans from Corner House Crafts.  They are amazing and we all love them here at Alice Caroline.   This beautiful cushion was made by Dawn. I absolutely love a Monday morning in the studio – someone is always bringing a new beautiful item made from Liberty fabric in – we all hover over new items admiringly and talking about how things have been made. This stunning version was made by Sadie. Dawn’s inspiration was from another cushion that appeared in …

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Liberty Christmas Windows

I just had to share the Liberty Christmas windows with you!  I love shopping in London at this time of the year – everything is so inspirational, beautiful and colourful.  My latest visit has really got me in the mood for Christmas and so I thought I’d share some festive cheer with you! Liberty of London does things really well and the Liberty Christmas windows are of no exception!  They are full of vibrancy and wonderful ideas. Check out the cool Ianthe steps in the bottom right hand picture – this wonderful pattern is available as an interiors fabric here I …

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Liberty Kimono Dressing Gown

I’m super excited about sharing this ‘Liberty Kimono Dressing Gown’ sewing project with you!  This is one of my favourite fabrics from the newest Liberty of London autumn / winter collection and so the perfect choice for me to sew with.  I’m also really excited to tell you that it’s been in Simply Sewing magazine – hurray! I’ve used one of  the wonderful new collection fabrics to create this beautiful Kimono style dressing gown which I think you will love.  This gorgeous fabric ‘Peony Pavillion’ has been chosen for Liberty by fashion designer Anna Sui.  Anna’s famous fashion collections take …

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Deliciously Ella Meets Liberty of London

I just had to share this with you!  It’s an amazing cake from ‘Deliciously Ella’ and what better to do with it than place it on a background of lovely Liberty of London fabric.  A kind of Deliciously Ella meets Liberty fabric! Deliciously Ella is such an inspiration to me with so many things that I am into.  I love her gorgeous recipes – this is her ‘Triple Layered Chocolate Cake with thick Frosting and Fresh Raspberries’.  It’s vegan, gluten free happy healthy cake but not as you know it – I really love Deliciously Ella for her healthy alternatives …

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‘Bramble’ the Puppy in Liberty – Super Cute

Check out my friends super cute puppy ‘Bramble’ wrapped in my Liberty scarf.  He looks so adorable that I couldn’t resist sharing him with you.  Which do I love more – puppies or Liberty fabric?  A decision too hard to make. Every dog needs a Liberty scarf as an accessory don’t you think?…. The scarf fabric is Liberty Tana Lawn Small Susanna with fun pom pom edging.  For an easy sew scarf pattern, see my Liberty Loop Scarf Kit