October – Monthly Round Up…

October is one of my favourite months.  I love it when the days start to feel chillier and the sun glows that beautiful orange through the trees. It’s been a busy month for me both at Poppy & Primrose and at home.  Here’s here’s what I’ve been up to this month…  

Loving – Autumn walks, our dog walks and our walks to school and back have been so pretty in the sunshine.

Hating – Getting up in the dark, it feels like the middle of the night at 6am!!

Wearing – Cosy jumpers and winter boots, loving oversized knits at the moment.

Sewing – A bit of a variety of orders this months but it’s mainly been pumpkins and blankets.

Dressmaking – Cosy jersey dresses perfect for wearing with tights and boots – hello Coco!

Drinking – Hot chocolate, I’ve never been much of a fan but this year I’m loving it with plenty of marshmallows

Eating – Casserole, it’s slow cooker season, I’ve dusted mine off and it’s in action!

Buying – Sewing patterns and fabric, we’re supposed to be saving but I can’t seem to help myself with all of the lovely Autumn designs there are out there.  A corduroy Tilly & The Buttons Cleo dungaree dress is next on my list!

Watching – Snatch season 2 and This is Us, at opposite ends of the scale but I love them both!

Reading – Jayne Eyre one of my old faves, I read it at college and loved it!

Thinking – About Christmas and all of the things I want to sew, it keeps me awake at night!!

Realising – If you want something done you have to do it!  Sounds silly but it’s true!

Looking forward to November and some serious Christmas planning!  What have been your favourite things about this month?? 

Sally x

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve compiled a blog post of frequently asked questions that I’m often asked before customers decide to buy. I hope these will be helpful but as always if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to message me:

QUILTS & BLANKETS

Q: Can the quilts and blankets be machine washed?

A: Yes, my quilts and blankets are machine washable on a cool 30 degree setting. It’s helpful to use a laundry washbag or a pillow case if you have one as this can help to prevent bobbling. The nature of patchwork is that it will pucker slightly over time the more it is washed but this simply adds to the vintage style of the item.

PLEASE NOTE: The patchwork top may be ironed on a cool setting but felt lettering and dimple minky fleece should never be ironed!

Q: Can I have a quilt or blanket personalised?

A: Yes, for both blankets and quilts I have a listing for both personalised and non-personalised items.

Q: Can I choose my own colour scheme for my quilt or blanket?

A: Absolutely! If you are ordering a ‘made to order’ blanket I am very happy to discuss your fabric choice and colour scheme with you before ordering and work with you to get the best fit for your needs. Please note that on some occasions the price may need to be adjusted accordingly depending on the cost of the fabric you require, this will always be made clear before ordering.

Q: Can I have a ‘ready made’ quilt or blanket personalised?

A: I’m afraid not as my names are stitched in before the quilt is finished but always ask and I may be able to replicate or create a similar item and personalise it for you.

NAME & INITIAL CUSHIONS

Q: Can the pillow cases be machine washed?

A: Unfortunately, due to the nature of the applique, my pillow cases are spot clean only.

Q: Can I request a different colour scheme or shape?

A: Of course, I’ll always try to accommodate your request where possible.

 

PERSONALISED BUNTING

Q: Can I request more end flags?

A: Yes! Just pop me a message to let me know how many extra end flags you would like and I’ll cost them accordingly for you.

Q: Do you make plain fabric bunting?

A: I do, if you would like to order some plain, non-personalised, bunting simply message me and I’ll cost up a custom order for you.

It’s now or never…

You know that saying ‘get out of your own way’ well that’s what I’ve finally realised I have to do if I’m ever going to start writing this blog. 

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of ‘everyone else is doing it, how will I ever get noticed’, ‘what will other people think of me’, ‘I’ll never be as good as her/him/them’.  The list goes on, well my list does anyway.

Well there’s also that other saying ‘You Do You’…. So that’s what I’m hoping this Blog section of my website will be, a little extra bit of creativity where I can write about everything I love.  Sewing, dressmaking, home, mum-life and whatever else takes my fancy.

Thank you so much for being here, I really hope you’ll stick around and join me on this next little stage of my Poppy & Primrose journey.

Lots of love

Sally x