We are lucky enough to be having a working, in the loosest sense, break at a beautiful house in Cornwall http://www.lowermargate.com/
Whilst Christmas time is for most people a happy and joyous time it can be a struggle for people who have lost loved ones. It can be a very lonely time and memories become ever more precious.
We are proud of our website and proud to have an Etsy shop. As part of the Etsy community they provide you with helpful hints on how to get customers to your shop. A recent innovation has been to tell the story of your shop through a series of photographs.
The shops and supermarkets are now starting to fill up with their key looks for Christmas decorating and a strong theme seems to be tartan and checks in beautiful warm shades of red.
This lovely quilt is the first one that Karen made following her first trip to New England. It is full of photographs, which unfortunately fade over time, but the colours of the quilt are lovely muted New England fall colours.
This beautiful cake is made by www.thesweetbaker which is a long way from here in Maine, New England, but what a lovely idea for a quilting friend.
The detail is fantastic and it must have taken hours to model.
With the children breaking up for half term next week we thought we would give you some ideas for Halloween decorating from the capital of Halloween, New England. As you all know Karen is currently there and will no doubt have lots more photographs but here are some from her last trip there.
During the design and construction of our beautiful memory quilts we are asked to incorporate many items that hold special memories for our clients. These may be badges or dogs or special characters that will bring a smile and hold a memory. They are all so important and we always try to incorporate them whenever we can.
This is a beautiful and moving story that was in the news this week.
No doubt a lot of you will have seen the photograph on Facebook of Karen running through Boston Common in New England. She has done so well by completing the Couch to 5k challenge and is now officially a runner.
We have been so privileged to be asked to make 5 quilts for a lovely family who sadly lost their husband/daddy in a tragic accident.
Here at A Little Bit of Nice we love all things New England, a touch of Scandinavian and a sprinkling of French style.
When sourcing products for our shop we need to work with designers who epitomise our style and have a similar colour palette to the fabrics we use in our designs.
We love to ensure that everything we sell reflects our style and brand and is something we would be pleased to have in our own homes. This is why we chose to stock the stunning cards and notelets from Sally Swannell which blend so well with the colours we love to use for our quilts and cushions. They even have quilts and cushions on some of the designs as well as cats and dogs.
At A Little Bit of Nice we love recycling. It is at the core of our business. We take previously worn and loved clothing and all the memories it holds and give it a new purpose. Our memory quilts bring so much joy to our clients and it is so lovely for us to build a picture in our minds of the person who wore the clothes. There is so much history and so many memories in fabrics and patterns, how they are worn and how they enhance the personality of the person wearing them.