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





I Can Crochet!!

It took me a very long time to get to grips with crochet now I think I’m a bit addicted (!) so I thought I’d show you some of the things I’ve made (you can see more on my Flickr page – if I can you can!!!! so come along to our crochet class on Monday mornings at Material Girls – call 07931095052 or email for more details xx

crochet blog


Exciting New Workshops for 2013

Harryand Floss have lots of new courses for 2013 – all held at the lovely Material Girls shop in Alcester

  • Monday 7th January         Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 10th January     Vintage Fabric Roses
  • Saturday 12th January      Messenger Bag
  • Monday 14th January      Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 17th January     Jointed Teddy
  • Saturday 19th January      Rag Doll
  • Monday 21st January        Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 24th January     Handbag
  • Saturday 26th January      Appliqué Cushion, tea cosy
  • Monday 28th January       Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 31st January      Rag Doll Clothes
  • Saturday 2nd February      Vintage Fabric Roses
  • Monday 4th February        Crochet for beginners                    
  • Thursday 7th February      Messenger Bag
  • Saturday 9th February      Jointed Teddy
  • Monday 11th February      Crochet for beginners                    
  • Thursday 14th February    Rag Doll
  • Saturday 16th February     Handbag
  • Monday 18th February      Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 21st February    Appliqué Cushion, tea cosy
  • Saturday 23rd February    Rag Doll Clothes
  • Monday 25th February     Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 28th February   Vintage Fabric Roses
  • Saturday 2nd March          Messenger Bag
  • Monday 4th March            Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 7th March         Jointed Teddy
  • Saturday 9th March          Rag Doll
  • Monday 11th March          Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 14th March       Handbag
  • Saturday 16th March        Appliqué Cushion, tea cosy
  • Monday 18th March         Crochet for beginners
  • Thursday 21st March        Rag Doll Clothes

Call 07931095052 or email for more details or to make a booking

All materials and equipment are provided