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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The sun is shining....

Yay! The sun is shining and the sky is blue! (Did I just borrow that line from Bob Marley?). I'm in a great mood and feeling uber creative today. It could be one of those days where I draw a lot of wierd and wonderful design ideas!!!! Do you have these type of days!???

I'm buzzing for another reason too ..... Yep in just a few short days I will be pounding , okay relaxing and enjoying, the streets of the LA textile district again. Covering some 90 blocks there are around 200 retailers and wholesalers of fabrics and notions! This place is heaven I tell you! Getting off the DASH bus by Maple is almost overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! Riots of colour, textures and fabric types hit you in one fell swop. 
Oh and guess what the prices are so fab!
As you might guess I'm travelling light so I can travel full on the way back! 
The District is the hub of textiles and fashion on the West Coast and you will see the guys from the film industry there buying up stuff to use in the movies. 
If you are ever in LA you just have to take a day to visit. Don't forget to wear super comfy shoes, take a bottle of water, use cash and haggle! 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Hi! I'm taking a survey!

OMG! Two posts in one day!
Listen, I need your help, I only ask the most knowledgeable, helpful and amazing people for help and YOUR opinion is wanted!
I am currently carrying out extensive research to finely tune the Ruby Summer Sewing School classes and courses and I really want your thoughts.
Please spare just a couple of minutes to complete it. I will love you forever, honest! xxxxx
Fab drawing taken from 

OMG what a year!

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last wrote- I can only apologise! 
I've not been lazy, ( honest guv!). Restructuring Ruby Summer, creating courses for the 2014 launch of Ruby's Sewing School, designing a new baby range AND planning my first novel has kept me super busy! 
I am sooooo excited that Ruby's Sewing School is finally going to launch this year! I've had lots of interest in it and am currently hunting out perfect locations to host the school! Wow! 
What sewing skills do you want to learn this year?
Do you fancy a sewing hen party or corporate event? Let me know, I'd love to know exactly what YOU want. 
By the way I help run a craft club at a sheltered housing unit in Balham. Here is one of their creations from this weeks session. I thinks it's gorgeous. Xxxxx