31 May 2012

New changes in my store!

Hello THL friends!

I have made some changes and had really good "shake up" in my store The Homespun Loft!

I am very pleased because these changes have been on the cards for some time and as with everything in life it is finding the appropriate time to do it.

As many of you may know I normally sell my fabrics in HALF YARD increments, I have felt for a while that I would like to offer FAT QUARTERS as a minimum cut instead.

I have had enough feedback from kind customers to know that this would be a popular move!  For many sewing projects a fat quarter is enough and I would love to be able to offer my customers greater choice of fabrics for their money.

If you need more than a fat quarter,simply purchase the amount you would like and your fabric will be sent in one length as follows
1 Fat Quarter (1/4 yard) measures 18" x 22" (46cm x 56cm)
2 Fat Quarters (1/2 yard) measure 18" x 44" (46cm x 112cm)
4 Fat Quarters (1 yard) measure 36" x 44" (92cm x 112cm)
6 Fat Quarters (1 1/2 yards) measure 54" x 44" (138cm x 112cm)

I am looking forward to seeing how these changes work out and would welcome any comments or feedback :0)

Please watch this space as I will be doing a FAT QUARTER GIVEAWAY soon!!

Thanks so much
Hugs, Charlotte xx

21 May 2012

My trip to Windsor Castle to see Her Majesty The Queen!!

Last Saturday was a very exciting day!  We had tickets for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster in the grounds of Windsor Castle.  The Parade and Muster was the first time all three services had visited The Queen for a dedicated event.   2500 Armed Forces and over 3000 family, friends and veterans gathered in Home Park (Private) Windsor Castle
My lovely parents came too and we had a wonderful day together

The Royal Marines

 The Drumhead Ceremony

 Her Majesty making her speech

Amazing flypast began
 A Lancaster and four Spitfires of The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
 Celebrating 60 years on the throne
 Two Hercules C130 aircraft
 One VC10 flanked by two Tornado GR4's

 The Red Arrows

Queens's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard 
 The Queen's car!

 Windsor Castle
 Me, my daughter, husband and my parents

 Our programme and tickets
 It was lovely to take part in such a historic event, a real one off and a day to remember
Thank you for looking my friends :0)
 hugs, Charlotte xx

14 May 2012

April showers did bring May flowers!

Hello lovely blog friends,
Well after the coldest, wettest April in memory it was pure delight to have some warm sunshine this weekend.  I love my garden in May, it brings out the prettiest flowers, Wisteria, Clematis and a Lilac tree in full bloom.  I wandered around and took some snaps to share with you

looking out of the kitchen window 

Every May I go to a Bluebell wood two minutes up the lane from my house, I love going there for little bit of peace, I grabbed my camera this time and hope you don't mind going for a little walk with me :0)

 The view looking down over my village

 I know I have gone a bit mad with the photos, if you have got to the end and are reading this...thank you and well done! :0)    
I'll see you soon and thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Charlotte xx