21 Jul 2019

This is the second year that the Moda Bakeshop have hosted their wonderful Quilter's Summer Camp and this year we'r...

27 Jan 2019

I’m blaming Trish. You see, just before Christmas I shared a tutorial for a Dala Horse block on the Moda Bakeshop,...

5 Jan 2019

This seems slightly self-indulgent of me but, two and a half years and seventy-odd posts in, I was interested in fi...

13 Dec 2018

Have you been opening the Moda Bakeshop Advent Calendar this year? My fellow Chefs and I have been rustling up...

1 Aug 2018

It's the final week of our summer sew-along and for those of you looking for the border and finishing instructions,...

26 Jul 2018

Cobweb

The Garden Spider builds her delicate web - often over twelve inches in diameter - every single day and altho...

19 Jul 2018

Wise Owl

Is there anything quite as eerily atmospheric as the call of an owl? But the t’wit t’woo of the Tawny is, i...

11 Jul 2018

The Raven

The subject of Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic poem and revered, often feared, in folklore, the Raven is one of o...

4 Jul 2018

Moonlit Bat

No Gothic garden would be complete without a resident Bat, circling through the darkening trees at dusk...

3 Jul 2018

Never was a workshop so poorly named. It was a gloriously sunny day when I taught a group of lovely friends from my...

28 Jun 2018

Merveille du Jour

When I started drafting a bat block for the Spellbound Sampler - we’ll be meeting him next week -...

21 Jun 2018

Toadstools

Beloved of childrens’ book authors, the Toadstool has long been imagined as the home of various pixies, f...

14 Jun 2018

Moon & Star

Our enchanted garden is lit by a waning crescent moon. Far away from the constant glow of streetlights,...

7 Jun 2018

Pumpkin

A familiar symbol of autumn abundance, the Pumpkin is an essential part of Thanksgiving feasts in Canada and...

30 May 2018

Gothic Gatehouse

When designing the blocks for the Spellbound sampler I pictured an abandoned garden at dusk in late...

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