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  1. With Wimbledon kicking off today we are all indugling in some strawberries and cream! In the food and fabric variety! 

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    These polycottons are light and perfect for a sweet little top! Why not line your picnic basket with some and make sure those strawberries look as mouth watering as possible!

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    If you prefer eating your strawberries, rather than wearing them, but still want to be in the Wimbeldon spirit then why not go for one of our funky red and white prints! We are thinking a full tea dress, or circle skirt! Just be careful that people aren't admiring you, rather than watching the Tennis!

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    And we even have all of the Haberdashery bits you could possibly need to complete your crafting! Fancy a glass of bubbly, but worry it's a bit too early (we always have that problem, but Janet is great at insisting that it's always wine o'clock!) then why not cross stitch one! The mouse loft kit is great to stash in your bag and comes with a card to mount it on! Perfect for sending celebrations to everyone!

    If you are in love with it all (join the club) but can't get in to the shop (we know, shocker right?) then just give us a ring and we will happily send it out to you (panic over!) 

    Don't forget, if you are out enjoying all the great sunshine and atmosphere, then send in your pictures and make the rest of us jealous! Or if you are pretending you are there with strawberries and pimms (like us) then send us a picture too! We love to see what you have been up too and what you are crafting so show off to us and the world by emailing us at info@exetersewing.co.uk tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest or use #exetersewing

    Happy tennising everyone!

  2. We love seeing what you crafty bunch get up too. It's a great feeling being involved in your crafting journey and we couldn't have been more excited to see Jackie Gale win the Best and Up and coming artist 2015 by the Fine art Guild!

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    Three years ago we sold Jackie her Bernina 215, she hadn't been a sew-er before but now she can't stop! Using free motion and applique Jackie creates beautiful scenes inspired by Devon and the South West! She uses Vintage maps, twine and fabric in her beautiful pieces! To see more of her work pop over to her website and you can follow her facebook, twitter, and instagram!

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  3. With this recent great weather, we are all inspired to get outside, and what could be better than a picnic! But of course in style!

    The vintage trend is still going strong so we have put together the best of what our haberdashery and fabric cellar to get you inspired to make your picnic look as good as it tastes! 

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    Whenever we think of picnics we instantly think gingham! We have a rainbow of colours in stock, we love the yellow and the green and blue! They would look super sweet as a dress or perfect to line the inside of your picnic basket!

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    No idillic picnic would be complete without a few butterflies fluttering around!

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    The best way to keep your blanket rolled up nice and neat is to tie it up with a bow! These ribbons will do the job perfectly!

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    We are in love with these woodland inspired buttons! Mixed with the classic vintage style ones they really help you hit two trends at once!

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    Why not get not recycle some old blankets for a real vintage feel and update them with these beautiful edgings!

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    And of course, what vintage style would be complete without a bit of lace!

    If you need some more inspiration why not pop over to our Pinterest board! And don't forget to make us green with envy at all of your beautiful makes, and beautiful picnics by sending us pictures! You can email info@exetersewing.co.uk, tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest or use #exetersewing! Happy picnicing everyone!