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Hi welcome to our blog. Davinder and I are married and love all things textiles.We have a passion for pattern and have decided not to only make our products but share a bit about the things we love. We hope you get inspired and please leave comments we love to hear from you. Enjoy!! Davinder and Caroline

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Beautiful Garden Centre

When visiting my Family in the lovely Eden Valley, just on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria a few weeks back, I took Naomi and Caleb to the most beautiful Garden centre, Larch Cottage Nurseries. I remember visiting this place when I was younger with my Mum and have enjoyed many a coffee there, but this time it seemed even more beautiful and the owners have installed many unusual features and creative sculptures and building work.

If You are visiting the Penrith area and your a garden lover you must pay a visit to this place, it is so tranquil and creative it will encourage the most infrequent of gardeners to get there hands dirty and get out there in the sunshine.

Just take a look at my pictures and you'll know what I'm talking about this place is truly amazing....

Read more about them at their website......  http://www.larchcottage.co.uk/





All the little paths and archways are so much fun to explore
Once you have selected your plants from a really unusual range you can go and enjoy a coffee in the Cafe and sit on the balcony and enjoy watching the birds fly over and the sun shine.




Cafe is lovely and the cakes are delicious.

There is a lot to discover here your children will love it.


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sewing workshop

This past Saturday I ran a sewing workshop for the lovely girls at "The sewing Cafe" in Hinckley, Becky and Fay set it up a couple of months back and have created a wonderful little sewing hide away with many exciting workshops and selling beautiful fabrics and great patterns.
Check out their website and all that they are doing http://www.thesewingcafe.co.uk/

I ran a class to create appliqued letters using the machine then hand embroidery to use on a cushion.
I Think the ladies who took the class really enjoyed it and felt like they gained confidence on the sewing machine, plus they got to have a relaxing afternoon making something beautiful.

If Your interested in taking a class contact the girls at the sewing Cafe its a lovely environment to learn.




And there is plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits in supply to keep you going!!!



Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Making a fun tree with the kids.


 Today was a wet Monday afternoon so I decided to get the paints out and create a fabulous tree on the kitchen wall.
I set out to draw a tree on brown package paper, we tacked it to the wall and I drew some brown lines on the paper to make it tree like.
we got the paints out and cut out small birds to decorate. Take a look at how we got on we had so much fun.


 Painted birds using lots of fun bright card
Naomi drawing the lines on leaves with felt pens


adding the leaves to the tree




Caleb adding his bird

Naomi working hard to add butterflies and ladybirds.


we added flower stickers and ladybirds.

cute little birdy

Naomi and Caleb could not wait for Daddy to come home and see what we had created.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Harrogate home and gift trade show

Well at long last I am writing about our show in harrogate a couple of weeks back, it was our first ever Trade show and went really well considering the current climate we are in.
Lots of people stopped by and gave us their details and took our brochure, and we met some really nice people who gave us some brilliant advice.

Doing your first Trade show is always quite a challenge and we had a lot to learn, we were really happy to take some real constructive advice from many potential clients and were really grateful.

Also want to thank the people that placed orders with us we will soon get you on our stockists lists so thank you so much.

I think Davinder wondered what I was up to When I started making this bird house for our display, but he loved it when he saw the finished thing!! just a bit of fun to show off our prints plus you may have noticed there are a lot of birds in our collection so it all ties in really.

We Spent a bit of time putting together press packs and added little bows and vintage button and our lovely sticker on a cute print trimmed luggage tag, inside we images and our postcard along with a cd for magazines to freely use our images to promote us in their publication, lets hope it worked!!

We had quite a few to do !!!!
Our empty stand when we arrived

Davinder putting up our framed cards

The all important bird house in the corner!! no its not for sale!!!


We needed somewhere to hide all our paper work and this Ikea draw worked well since its cheap and cheerful!! we thought we would brighten it up with our prints to hide the horrible plastic sections.


I need to thank my Dad for helping us make these handy stands for our cushions.




Being half way through pregnancy I was glad for the chair!!!

If You are interested in any of our products to sell or purchase please go to our website
http://www.mypoppetpetite.com/
You will also find a link to our online shop.
Happy shopping!!!!