Christmas Tree Chocolate Holders

Sarah W from the studio has made these really sweet Christmas Tree Chocolate Holders.  They are really lovely and are the first of three projects that Sarah has made. Sarah says “These little cones were so quick and simple to make and look lovely on the tree filled with treats.  I’ve chosen reds and greens and have picked the Wiltshire Christmas  and matched it with a brighter red.  It only takes two 9′ x 13″ scraps to make four cones but I did use interfacing to give them some structure.  These were a pleasure to make and have added to …

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Liberty Fabric Chain

Laura from the office has made this gorgeous Liberty Fabric Chain.  I’ve been so inspired by all of the sweet Liberty Christmas projects that everyone has brought in.  This is a lovely and easy project if you fancy doing some Christmas crafting. Laura has written a tutorial for the project. “I recalled making paper chains when I was younger and thought that experience could be re-created using beautiful Liberty fabric. This project would be a great one to do with young kids as there is no sewing involved, was super easy to do and the chain grows very quickly once …

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Lovely Liberty Christmas Project

Hils from the studio has been busy making this lovely Liberty Christmas Project.  Her family have decided that this year they would all make their presents to one another.  She really wanted to make something from the Alice Caroline exclusive Strawberry Thief canvas and thought of an oven glove.  Great idea! What you will need: Strawberry Thief canvas – see pattern detail for quantity plus fabric for piping (optional) Heat resistant wadding A sewing machine or thread  An oven glove pattern – Hils used a free pattern from Women’s Weekly There are plenty of oven glove patterns available but Hils …

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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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The Perfect Liberty Gift

I’ve designed the Perfect Liberty Gift.  For those who adore Liberty fabric and also like to keep things neat and tidy, my wash bag and accessories range would make a great gift.  The wash bags and purses are handy and practical but are also beautiful and stylish. The Wiltshire red range has such a Christmas feel about it.  The wash bags and purses would make a great gift for someone who loves to travel.  I love to keep my cables and plugs in my medium purse.  It came in handy when I was in Poland to deliver the Quilt SOS …

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Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees

Julie from the Studio has made these really sweet Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees.  She saw them on Pinterest in multi colours but wanted to make them in more Scandi colours. These are really simple to make. You will need:   A fat quarter of each of the colours you wish to use in your Christmas tree picture hanging  Ribbon and buttons A sewing machine or needle and matching thread Wadding – optional How to make: Step 1:  Cut varying squares of fabric; 10.5 x 10.5″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 7.5″ x 7.5″, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 5″ x 5″ and 3.5″ x …

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Liberty Christmas Wrapping

Liberty Christmas Wrapping

Today’s Christmas idea is Liberty Christmas Wrapping.  I love an eco-friendly idea – especially when it involves Japanese culture and fabric.  Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth that was originally used to carry clothes, gifts and food.  The word means Japanese bath spread and comes from the traditional practice of wrapping a bundle of clothes at the public baths. This Liberty Christmas Wrapping looks so pretty.  It’s a lovely addition to a present for someone who loves to sew. Even a snippet of Liberty attached to a present seems a lovely decadent treat. This present has been wrapped …

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Liberty Christmas Fairy

Claire from the studio has made this really sweet Liberty Christmas fairy.  She saw a similar one on Pinterest and really wanted to make one using the Wiltshire Christmas fabric.  Her’s will decorate the top of her tree. Claire drew a pattern for her body, wings and the heart for the front.  Her dress is a simple circle.  You can draw around a plate for this.  Just pick one that seems the right size for the fairy.  She’s used our exclusive Wiltshire Christmas fabric for the dress. You will need: A scrap of white and red felt for the wings …

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Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

With the dash and rush of Christmas ahead, I’ve decided to give you some sweet festive projects for my Liberty 12 Days of Christmas.  I’ll bring you a new crafting or sewing idea for the first 12 days of December which hopefully will relieve some of the stress that people sometimes feel at this time of year. Over the next 12 days I will have a different project to inspire.  These include a Liberty fabric chain, stocking bunting and a sweet Liberty fairy. Liberty fabric works in so many ways for the craft project of your choice.  For the project today …

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SOS Quilts Arrive in Poland

SOS Quilts Arrive in Poland

Anna and I have just returned from Poland and are delighted to be able to share our story with you.  All 66 wonderful quilts have now been delivered to a child in the Children’s SOS Village of Krasnik, south of Warsaw in Poland.   Tuesday 20th November 2018 We started out from the Alice Caroline studio with 5 huge (and really heavy) bags of quilts which had been vacuum packed in order to fit them into the bag sizes we had.  Getting the bags to the check in desk was quite a task.  Bristol airport now charges for trolleys and …

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