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Summer’s coming but are you September ready?

By | 2017-06-27T13:24:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Shop talk|

Sports days...school trips...summer fair. All signs that summer, and the end of school year are coming. Teachers are getting ready to let their hair down(!) and September seems so far away. At the end of July, September with its uniforms, PE kits and book bags seem so far away. Then August comes and goes in [...]

Playing favourites – my favourite kids bag

By | 2017-02-02T11:28:06+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Shop talk|

I was asked recently which is my favourite kids bag. I've got to say that at the moment I love the Best of friends mini bag. I was attracted to the fabric for its vibrant colours and use of sparkle. I love that the fabric depicts real life girls – not just your girly girls [...]

School’s out – PE kit comes home?

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Shop talk|

It's the end of term and that time of year when everything comes home from school. Artwork, models, pencil cases, books you thought were lost and someone else's PE kit, with no pumps. Hang on... wait a minute. How do you end up with someone else's PE kit? Or in my son's case no kit [...]

Choosing fabrics

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Creative, Shop talk|

Choosing fabrics I love choosing fabrics - from colourful, cheery prints to sophisticated and smooth to the touch. Going to the fabric shop or market is a very pleasurable way to spend the day - deciding between them is the hardest part. Fun characters and versatile patterns always work well. Meadow Stitch bags are made [...]

Hidden handmade

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Handmade businesses, Shop talk|

You love handmade. But where can you find local handmade businesses to buy from? Not all artisan businesses have a high street presence. I'd like to bring to you handmade businesses hidden on your doorstep.  They offer unique gifts while supporting your community. Here are some hidden gems I've found around Sefton, Merseyside. Zanacrafts create [...]

Choose to reuse bags

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Shop talk|

England introduced a 5p charge for each new plastic carrier bag in October 2015, following the successful implementation in the rest of the UK. A lot more people are now looking for alternatives to picking up a plastic bag each time they shop and are considering how to reuse bags more and more. [...]

New beginings!

By | 2015-09-22T13:29:54+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Shop talk|

I hope you like my new look website. I thought it was about time that you could find everything you wanted to know about Meadow Stitch in one place - including all my products! Thank you for visiting. Enjoy browsing around,   Clare x