New*** Kids, Patchwork & Quilting Workshops and After School Sewing Club – all coming soon

The Kids Sewing Workshops being held on Thursdays throughout the holidays are proving to be a brilliant success.  There are some very talented young ladies out there!! (all are now completly booked – sorry) but the good news is we will be holding a workshop during half term on Thursday 31st October – same time (10:00am to 12:30pm) same price (£10) so book early!!20130801_12224520130808_12274320130815_122749

Exciting News **** After School Sewing Club***

The lovely Sarah (from the organisation has enjoyed running the workshops so much she’s offered to run an After School Sewing Club every Thursday starting 31st October for children 10 – 16.  This will be ongoing through to mid December and allow those taking part to learn skills to tackle a bigger patchwork project – if you’re interested call 07931095052 for more details

More Exciting News ****Additional Patchwork and Quilting Workshops***

Some of you will know we currently run evening Patchwork and Quilting Workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, as they are frequently fully booked we are offering the same workshop on Friday mornings – already booking quickly, if you are interested call 07931095052 for more details



Exciting News

I’m thrilled and excited to let you know that Harry and Floss now have a retail shop!!!  We’ve been getting things sorted for the last few weeks and can finally reveal the most beautiful shop ever!!  We’re in the pretty, historic town of Alcester:

4, Market Place, Alcester, B49 5AE – telephone 01789400747 or 07931095052 and you can email on

We have 2 floors of gorgeous wool, fabric, haberdashery and gifts and run several workshops throughout the week

20130601_09211020130601_092037      Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Closed Bank Holidays


  • Tuesday – Knit and Natter 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Tuesday – Patchwork and Quilting 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday – Sewing Bee 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday – Patchwork and Quilting 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday – Make Me Workshops 10:00am to 2:00pm

Places are filling up really quickly on the Saturday Make Me Workshops as each course is limited to 6 people so book early.  You can make various things – appliqued cushions, tea cosies, 3 types of handbags, jointed teddies, vintage style rabbits, rag dolls and her clothes, vintage fabric long stemmed roses – all of which can be made on ANY Saturday – call for more details or to make a booking.  Photos of all the things you can make can be found via the ‘flickr’ link within the website.

If you’d just like to sew with others then join our Wednesday Sewing Bee and bring your current project, use our sewing machines and make beautiful things in inspiring surroundings plus homemade cake is always at the ready!!!




Stop by I’d love to see you soon xx



It’s been a busy ‘making’ month – I’ve used more of the gorgeous ‘Simple Life’ by Tasha Horseley to make this bag



Then…. I used the ‘Marmalade’ bundle to make this quilt…



This was my first go at something on the larger size (although it is only a single bed topper size!) – I hadn’t realised how hard it would be to keep rolling and folding to get through my machine to quilt – I’m glad I waited for my walking foot to arrive, (unusual for me to wait!),  I’m really glad I chose a simple line grid to follow and I admit to being glad when it was finished, but now it is I’m pleased with how it turned out!

I also made 2 baby quilts, my step daughter’s baby is due at the end of April (our 5th grandchild and we can’t wait) and we don’t know what it’ll be so I made 2 variations



You can find a great crochet edge tutorial here  

Lots of lovely ladies made fab things at our workshops – here’s just a few…course work

if you’d like to take part email us at

…….and finally – it may be wintery out there but we’ve had some pretty flowers around the house – hope they make you think of spring xx




Material Matters

I’ve been buying fabric and it’s all the fault of Helen Phillips and her very inspiring blog here.  She has used some fabric in her projects by Tasha Horsley here and that was that I’m hooked – here’s what I’ve bought and made so far



and after sitting and looking and admiring for a while (!!) I made these



When I saw this tutorial here I knew I had to make my Grandson Harry 1 or 2 as he loves to play hospitals and always needs beds!  (He’s 3 and if you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he’ll tell you ‘a surgeon’).  But it didn’t stop there – I bought more!!!




Just lovely!!

I’ll show pictures as I make more lovely things with all my fabric, but I really need to get onto Hannah’s bridesmaid dresses, I’ve suddenly realised that I’ve got to have them ready for first fitting by half term and that’s only a week or so away………….

Patchwork (my first attempt)

I had a go at patchworking this week – I’ve always been put off by the accuracy you need to apply (I’m normally much happier to sew and go!!) but inspired by some gorgeous small remnants of fabric I’d forgotten I had, I thought here goes………..(I daresay my technique is nothing like it should be so you experts out there please excuse me!!!)………………….



I embroidered the plain cream squares with a rose that resembled the rose in the pattern and I’m really rather pleased with it!!   If you’d like to learn from the experts contact Poppy at ‘Material Girls’ in Alcester where they hold a 6 week course xx