Did you know I stitch one of a kind bespoke quilt commissions?

I have been keeping myself busy to avoid the Winter blues. I’m now looking onward to Spring and in the meantime keeping myself distracted by stitching…a wedding dress quilt commission. One off quilt commissions are always welcome. If you wish me to make you a quilt from cherished old clothes, or from your own special stash of fabric, I can work with you to design a quilt to the size&style that fits you&your home. I can also stitch a quilt (-floor cushion-tent-laptop cover-you decide) as a special gift to celebrate a significant event, or I can make a personalised quilt just for you or for a loved one.

Visit my commissions page for ideas and get in touch with me to discuss your quilt commission further.

Onward…

Be my Valentine

For a truly unique gift this 14th Feb, invest in a distinctly British quilt or blanket on Valentines Day to cosy up with the special person in your life

My quilts, cushions & more are all distinctly British, hand made and truly unique originals so make perfect Valentine gifts. A cosy quilt or blanket is ideal to have at hand to combat any Spring chills. Lisa’s full collection of quilts, cushions and more for your home, including bespoke commissions can be viewed online at shop.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk. See my full collection here

All orders include free P&P in GB

AND if you wish a bit more background on why 14th February is THE romantic day here is A brief history of Valentine’s Day cards from the BBC History magazine

Lagom?

Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts).

A couple of weeks ago whilst exhibiting at Top Drawer I had the next stand to Madeleine, a charming swede who lives on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, as you do and as well as working in a local weaving mill produces covetable knitwear via Verisimilitude. During the three days of the show we had more than a few interesting discussions including one on

Spring hygge

which I blogged about last spring and Madeleine also introduced me to the swedish word Lagom…’just the right amount’

I don’t know if we have all reached peak hygge now. Personally I don’t think you can never have enough cosiness for your home, which is why I make distinctly British quilts, cushions and more… However, I am drawn to the appeal of Lagom since it also reflects my own wish to make quality goods made to last, as well as create designs that are just right for the modern home. Take a look…

 

 

Folkore Fabric is now available

Following a successful & busy show at Top Drawer last week, I’m pleased to offer my multi functional Folklore fabrics inspired by traditional universal patterns on my shop website.

My hearts sampler design would make a charming Valentine’s gift for a loved one on 14th February…

 

Chinese New Year is also nearly here. It’s the Year of the Rooster! Kung hei fat choi from Manchester!

 

Here are a Few of my Favourite Things…

Tempted?

 

Onward to 2017

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to 2017, I am launching my NEW Folklore fabric at the trade show Top Drawer this month. Here’s a sneak peek;

My Folklore collection is inspired by traditional universal patterns. The cotton fabric lengths are woven with care for you in Lancashire to the highest British weaving standard, for you to use in your home; as a cosy throw, for a decorative tablecloth, or as a beach wrap, you decide, as these cloths are multifunctional. See the visual story of Folkore on my Pinterest page

tds17-craft

Onward to 2017x