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The Good Things to Come – Feb. 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020

Hello again everyone!

I am buzzing; buzz, buzz, buzzing with happiness – want to know why? I thought you’d never ask 😊 January 2020 was INCREDIBLE – here are just some of the reasons why (I’ll list them, otherwise we’d be here all day).

Our 25% off Fabric Sale was a success! Along with our Fat Quarter Bundles, expect to see more offers and sales through the rest of year.

I passed my City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting (Skill Stage 3) – 12 months of hard work has been definitely warranted. I’ve learned so much in such a small scale of time (many of the skills and techniques I’ve picked up throughout both Skill Stages 2 and 3 courses will hopefully appear in many of my upcoming designs and handmade gifts).

Speaking of handmade gifts, we tried to move all our handmade gifts over to Etsy – our shop was called ‘SewDropsHandmade’ – however, it didn’t work out for us. So, any new and existing gifts and products will be staying on this website. It’ll be a lot easier to keep everything in one place.

I’ve already completed one of my New Year’s Resolutions from last month’s blog, I have set up a Private Group on Facebook called ‘Sew-Drops Ltd. – Sew and Tell’. I set the group up so that we can all share our sewing makes, sewing ideas, our ‘wants’ in the fabric world and anything else relating to sewing. It was originally going to be called ‘Sew Easy Like Sunday Mornings’, but I had a change of heart. If you’d like to join the group, search for ‘Sew-Drops Ltd. – Sew and Tell’ on Facebook.

Whilst all this has been going on, I’ve even taken some time out to start designing my own patterns for products.

Now that my City & Guilds has come to an end, I have started undertaking the monthly online classes with Quilters’ Question Time (a lovely gift I received from my Mum and Dad last Christmas). Every month I will learn brand new techniques with the wonderful class tutor, Philippa Naylor. I’ve already completed the Precision Piecing class (here’s my block), so now I’m moving on to the Piping and Bias Binding class. Wish me luck x

January was a great month for Sew-Drops, but let me tell you about some of the amazing things to come in February…

Firstly, in last month’s blog I announced that we’d be getting some new fabrics – from Free Spirit Fabrics, we’d be receiving ‘Reverie’ by Shell Rummel and complimenting ‘Essential Solids’ and that we were expecting those to arrive in January, but they haven’t quite arrived just yet. But good news! We now know for certain when these fabrics will appear…

These collections of fabric will be arriving at Sew-Drops in early February! More details about the official launch date to be confirmed.

Also, this month we’ve got Valentine’s Day coming up. I can’t think of a better way to show our LOVE for all-things sewing, can you? 😊 I’m not sure what we’re going to do yet but do expect something special leading up to Valentine’s Day. More details to be announced soon.

At the end of this month I’ll also be preparing the first of our 4 Seasonal Newsletters for 2020 – if you would like to subscribe to our newsletters, you can by going to our Homepage – scroll down until you find the Newsletter section.

Just before I sign off on this month’s blog, I’m going to share with you all some EXCLUSIVE news, regarding some upcoming Lewis & Irene collections for Spring/Summer 2020.

Our next collection which will arrive in late April / early May 2020 is Lewis & Irene’s ‘Thalassophile’ – Someone who loves the sea, coast and the ocean is sure to love this nautical-themed collection. Highlighting the joys of the seaside with its gentle coastal colours and array of underwater creatures!

Also, this year we will be partaking in ‘Christmas in July’ – so in early July 2020 we will be launching Lewis & Irene’s beautifully festive collection ‘Tomten’s Christmas’. This will be Lewis & Irene’s first collaborative collection with illustrator Eva Melhuish. I recently got the chance to see the fabrics for myself and they are as stunning as their digital images. Everything about it, from the Scandinavian Santas (or Tomtens) to the friendly woodland creatures and snowy night skies – it’s perfect for anyone who wants to relive those childhood Christmases once more.

Well that’s all for February’s blog, we’ll have more news and stories in next month’s blog when we celebrate the beginning of Spring – thank you for reading x

Best Wishes,
Rebecca x

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