Home Is In The North was fab-ul-ous

I really enjoyed showing my sumptuous quilts at Home Is In The North last Saturday at St Peter’s a deconsecrated church where the Halle orchestra practise, which is in Ancoats, central Manchester. The venue, the atmosphere, the visitors and of course the lovely exhibitors all made my day.

A more eloquent appraisal of the day can be found by the wordsmith Matt at his blog for his brand; Northern Letters; http://www.northernletters.co.uk/home-manchester-interior-design/

Here are some pics from the day;


These were all taken by talented Garry from Lomas & Lomas; https://www.facebook.com/garrylomasphotography

My friend Tricia sneaked into a couple of these photos. Can you spot her in blue? Tricia retired last Friday (congrats!) and her creative daughter Stephanie is one half of; https://www.facebook.com/OhBotherDesign

If you couldn’t make it to the inaugral #HIITN, thankfully the amazing Rachael http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/ has already set a date for a festive Home Is In The North on Saturday 15th November. That’s a date for the diary then…

Sneak peak of NEW cotton quilt for Home Is In The North this Saturday

Here’s a sneak peak of my new cotton quilts, ready to launch at the launch of Home Is In the North this Saturday;

I wanted to extend my range of quilts and provide an lighter cotton quilt, ideal to keep any nightime chills at bay, while have the perfect combination of summer patterns; seaside stripes or English rose to brighten up your bed, sofa, deckchair, loveseat, swing or veranda!

Join us then for the launch of Home Is In The North this weekend

Re-defining traditional arts and crafts showcased by a unique collective of independent Northern designer-makers.

Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm. Halle St. Peters, Ancoats, Manchester. £3 Entry.

Click here for tickets.


Home is-in the North; this Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm

Home Is In The North

Home Is…’ A travelling pop-up event that hosts a unique collective of independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands in core UK cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Home Is In The North

Launching at Halle St. Peters on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm, the event  strongly focus on working with new start-ups who are local to the area and are looking for an exciting and innovative way of bringing their designs to a consumer market.

More info at; http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/home-north/

It’s a date for your diary then and I’ll see you there, this Saturday. x


A fortnight ago I was on my way to Selvedge Spring Fair…

Goodness me how time flies and all that.

March was kinda crazy, but in a good way, with my son Joe at JDRF’s Type 1 Parliament (I got to accompany him whoo hoo!), I ran my first half Marathon in Wilmslow (and raised nearly £700 for JDRF whoo hoo too!), and moved house (v.happy, but best not to whoo hoo again though).

At the beginning of April, I headed down to Chelsea Old Town Hall on the Kings Road in London for the Selvedge Spring Fair;


Where to start? I met lots of fab people, got loads of contacts, handed out all of my business cards, received some sound advice and most importantly SOLD a couple of quilts (big whoo hoo! apologies but I just had to add that one in)

Here are the contact details of all the lovely exhibitors who with me were showing and selling their distinctive wares in the folksy room; http://folksy.com/




My folksy shop is; https://beta.folksy.com/shops/stitchpics

And here are the other exhibitors sharing the folksy room;




and a special mention must go to; https://beta.folksy.com/shops/amylawrencedesigns for re-tweeting and favoriting all my tweets throughout Selvedge Spring Fair.

I’ve just checked the date and seen it is the 16th today, so half way through April already. I think this month is being kinda crazy too, but still in a good way 🙂

Don’t forget at the end of the month, I am at Home Is In the North; http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/home-north/

See you there then. x

A sumptuous quilt looking good enough to eat…

A tasty quilt with candy colours, looking good enough to eat. Well perhaps not actually to eat, but I just cannot stop enthusing about my new Harris Tweed and velvet quilts, especially as Jo Bradbury took some more delicious photos for me;

And Jo took my yellow velvet quilt to a wedding show she recently exhibited at; https://www.facebook.com/JoBradburyWeddingPhotographer

I have had such positive responses to my yellow velvet quilt, which we made as a trial quilt this time last year, that it will be no 5  in my current quilt range, being stitched by myself and Frank Fult right now, in time for; http://www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com/events/home-north/ at the end of this month.

And if that isn’t enough, following Selvedge Spring Fair a couple of weekends ago and friendly visitor feedback, I am revising my quilts costs, so check out my folksy shop now; https://beta.folksy.com/shops/stitchpics

Catch up with you soon. Lx