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Luna Lapin’s Liberty Cat

Lara’s final super cute make from the Luna Lapin’s friends book by Sarah Peel.  Here’s the cat which Lara has made for herself.  It’s completely gorgeous, as are the fox and rabbit shown in previous blog posts. “I made the cat first.  I chose the lovely felt fabric from a company called Billow Fabrics.  I decided that an old skirt of mine would make a rather lovely pinafore dress.  I lined the dress and ears with Wiltshire C.  I also used the Wiltshire C fabric on her footpads which looks really sweet.  I love the pinafore dress so much that …

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Quilt SOS – The Journey to Hestia

Quilt SOS – The Journey to Hestia.  Last week, we finally managed to personally deliver the Quilt SOS quilts to Hestia in Croydon.  The wonderful Alice Caroline customers and staff have been making beautiful quilts for us to donate to the charity Hestia.  Hestia are based in and around London and run refuges to help women and children.  These women and children have been affected by domestic violence and are now re-building their lives with the support of the charity.  We wanted to be able to give them a special gift this Christmas. We made the journey to Croydon last …

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Luna Lapin’s Liberty Fox

This is the second of Lara’s gorgeous projects – this is Luna Lapin’s Liberty Fox.  I simply love this adorable teddy.  Lara has taken the best from the pattern but has added her own touches for clothing and face design. I asked her about the project. “I bought the book ‘Luna Lapin’s Friends’ on a shopping trip to Evesham Vale.  There’s a cute little craft shop there that I love.  It caught my eye with its cute forest creatures.  I made this ‘Rafferty Fox’ for a new baby in our family.  I thought Rafferty was a fox like name although …

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Rosie Rabbit Liberty Luna Lapin

Lara from the studio has made this gorgeous Rosie Rabbit Liberty Luna Lapin.  It’s from the book Luna Lapin’s Friends by Sarah Peel and the results are really beautiful.  In actual fact, she’s made 3 of the teddies from the book but we thought we would share them over time as they are so lovely. I asked Lara about the make: “The rabbit is based on Luna Lapin but I did make quite a few alterations.  I wanted to make a Little Red Riding Rabbit for my daughter Sophia and used the Wiltshire S fabric to make her dress.  I …

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Beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt

We’ve received the first beautiful Quilt SOS Quilt into the studio for our 2020 project.  It’s a completely stunning quilt which has so much detail within it.  It’s a quilt that is full of fun and interest and therefore perfect for a child.  It has been made by Kathryn Ross and was inspired by her daughters bedroom floor and by Arbury Hall.  The Quilt SOS project is now in its 5th year – later on this year we are taking the quilts to London to be given to the children and their mothers currently seeking refuge in the safe houses …

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Mitsi Mustard Liberty Shirt

Anna JP from the office has made this lovely Mitsi Mustard Liberty shirt for her son.  It uses one of our exclusive fabrics from 2019 in one of the most popular Liberty prints.  The Mitsi mustard design is inspired by Japanese cherry blossom.  As Anna says, it looks rather like the hawthorn ‘may’ flower that we see here in the spring hedgerows. Here’s what Anna had to say about the project.  “Following the success of Isaac’s “Walter+Gilbert” Christmas prezzie shirt, I was interested to see if I would enjoy the sewing process more if I had less of a pattern-matching challenge. …

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Liberty Baby Romper Suit

Kathy from the studio has made this adorable Liberty Baby Romper Suit.  She has used Liberty Tana Lawn in Theo. The fabric choice for this romper suit is perfect.  Theo is a hand-drawn print created by Tamara de Peon and was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The design incorporates colourful creatures running, jumping and hopping around the fabric. I asked Kathy about her Liberty Baby Romper Suit.   What was your inspiration for making it? “The new addition to the Knight family.  We already knew it was going to be a little boy and I …

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Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas

Lara has made these Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas using one of the fabrics from the Christmas Liberty fabric collection.  These are completely adorable and will make a great Christmas present. The fabric Lara has used is called ‘Liberty Christmas Y’ This range of fabrics were designed by Liberty to celebrate the festive season.  It was inspired by the famous Liberty London store.  The wooden panelling at the store has animals carved within it.  This gorgeous fabric shows these cheeky animals ‘helping’ with seasonal preparations. I asked Lara about the sewing project.  “I made my own pattern from an existing pair of …

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Liberty Children’s Pyjamas

Kathy from the office has made these super sweet Liberty Children’s Pyjamas.  She has made them for Albert, her niece’s son using a Simplicity pattern (1574).  I’m completely smitten with these gorgeous PJ’s – in fact I quite fancy making a larger pair for myself! I asked Kathy about making the pyjamas.   “I chose the fabric because its just perfect for jammies for a child. The vibrant red is such a great colour and I loved the animals too.  I chose the buttons to match the lion as they are a similar colour and wanted to bring out the …

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Boys Liberty Shirt

Anna JP from the office has made this lovely Boys Liberty Shirt for her son Isaac.  It is a Walter/ Gilbert shirt for a very special year 6 leaver.  The shirt is made using fabrics from the new AW19 Aesthetic Renaissance collection. Anna talks about the make here: “As I write this (on July 19th) it is my younger son Isaac’s last week at his lovely local primary school, where both my sons have done a lot of their growing up over the past nine years. Among the many milestone-marking events going on this week, Isaac was quite excited about …

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