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‚Äôs 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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Cute Animal Bag Pattern – Cat or Mouse

Alice Caroline showcased this Cute Animal Bag Pattern on the Sewing Quarter last weekend. ¬†It was so popular that I thought you may be interested in being able to buy the pattern for it. ¬†Laura from the office has guest designed this gorgeous bag for me. ¬†Everyone in the office and the studio has fallen in love with this bag. It’s a really clever design so that you can either make a cat or a mouse depending on which you, or your loved one, likes the best. I asked Laura a few questions about designing the bag. ¬†She told me …

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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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Liberty Clothes for Little Ones

These simply gorgeous Liberty Clothes for Little Ones have been made by Sue Shoesmith from the Lewes Sewing Bees. She has used Phoebe¬†and Yellow Mitsi from my new Alice Caroline Exclusive range. ¬†They work together in such a pretty way. ¬†These are such lovely colours for the summer. Sue has added some really sweet and vibrant buttons to the front of the dress which work really well with the reds in the Phoebe. Sue tells me a little more about her sewing past and present. “I learnt to sew from my mother who made all of her own clothes as …

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Beautiful Boy Quilts

Before we took the Quilt SOS quilts off to Lithuania, we took some photographs of these beautiful boy quilts. ¬†This animal quilt is so sweet. ¬†Made by Margaret Lupton, I love the design. ¬†Mr Hedgehog and Mr badger are my favourites. ¬†I absolutely love seeing the amazing quilts arrive at the studio. ¬†We all get very excited when the parcels arrive. The patterns for the animals (except badger) are taken from an Elizabeth Hartman design called Fancy Forrest. We put all of the boy quilts together as we had such a wonderful number of them this year. Many of these …

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Little Land of Rhyme Liberty Collection

I’ve been waiting for this lovely Little Land of Rhyme Liberty collection for a while now and it’s finally arrived in the studio. ¬†I have been desperate to show you the collection for ages and now I can – hurray! ¬†It’s so unbelievably cute. ¬† The inspiration for the collection is old fashioned nursery rhymes such as ‘The House that Jack Built’ or ‘Mary Mary Quite Contrary’. ¬† The designs are brightly flowered fields, friendly farmyard animals, beautiful garden scenes and sweet little details like watering cans. This lovely new Little Land of Rhyme Liberty Collection is a playful set …

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Liberty Collection – Garden of Dreams

The Garden of Dreams Liberty collection is now finally on sale through the website – hurray! ¬† After a long anticipated wait, finally, the official release date for the collection is here. ¬†This means that we can finally sell this stunning collection to you. ¬†Thank you for waiting! I love this Liberty collection so much – it’s a collection of original Liberty designs for childrenswear based on the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson in ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’. Written in 1885, ‚ÄėA Child’s Garden of Verses‚Äô gives a wonderful insight into the minds and lives of children, and this …

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Liberty Quilt SOS Exhibition

They have finally made it – the Quilt SOS quilts are now in a Liberty Quilt SOS Exhibition. I took the quilts to Liberty last week and overnight the fantastic design team in the Liberty store transformed them into this amazing display! ¬†It’s so great to see all of the hard work of the Alice Caroline customers on display at the store. I have LOVED organising this project – it seems fitting for us to make beautiful quilts for those children in Romania. ¬† ¬†The recent earthquake in Romania reminds us again of how fortunate we are in our own …

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Amazing Quilts for Quilt SOS

I am really overwhelmed by the amazing quilts we have received for the Quilt SOS project. I¬†have had such a variety of beautiful and amazing quilts which have been made with love by my customers. Here’s a quilt stack of just some of the amazing quilts! The Quilt SOS project has been one of my favourites projects this year – the idea first came about when I heard about the wonderful charity SOS Children’s Villages. ¬†I have been working with them to come up with a project that would fit with my Alice Caroline ethos. ¬†Ta da – the Quilt …

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Quilt SOS Progress

Here’s our Quilt SOS Progress – how are you getting on with your Quilt SOS quilt projects? ¬† For those of you who don’t know what our new project is – here’s some Quilt SOS Progress news! ¬†We are joining up with the amazing charity SOS Children’s Villages to make quilts for Romanian orphans which have been rehoused in a village with a new ‘mother’ to take care of them. We thought that we would try and inspire you with our works in progress from the Alice Caroline Studio. ¬†A few of us are making a Quilt SOS quilt and …

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