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The Makers Retreat. A stylish new way to sew & make!

Love sewing? Then you'll love the newly launched Poppies & Polka Dots 'The Makers Retreat'. A whole day dedicated just to you, your sewing machine, knitting needles or hooks. Sounds like your cup of tea? We've even laid on lunch so that all you need to decide is what to make on the day.

We've included a pop up shop, showcasing all the trinkets and yummy things you love about Poppies & Polka Dots, with lots of items available to buy on the day including new releases.

When is it taking place? The first Makers Retreat will take place on Sunday 19th March 17

Venue: Penn Street Village Hall, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0PX

Allow yourself to get fully immersed in a project of your choice. Perhaps you just don't have enough time during the day or all those small distractions take the fun away. This will be a unique chance to have uninterrupted crafting time and to really get the most out of your skills, tucked away in the gorgeous village hall in Penn Street, close to Amersham. We literally can't wait.

Come and meet us! Say hello, get comfy and indulge in a day dedicated entirely to your craft. You'll be part of our first ever Retreat and it promises to be a truly indulgent day. We've thought of everything from ironing stations through to afternoon tea so that you don't have to. You've earned it.

Places are limited - follow this link to secure your place and let us know what you'll be making on the day! hello@popppiesandpolkadots.co.uk

Make the most of our introductory retreat price of £40 including lunch.

Yours, with sights set on this new Bumblee range for crafting with on the day! x

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The beauty of life is in each precious moment! Stop and smell the roses.

2395dfb3082eec57030e463b11a4f8acSometimes life gets in the way of, well, enjoying life ironically, and as our good friend Ferris Bueller noted, "life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". Sometimes we literally don't stop often enough to just smell the roses. This week sees the start of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and what better reminder to stop and enjoy the beauty in nature and appreciate the every day things that make this life a joy!

We have noticed that people that love to craft often love to bake. And people that love to bake, love to garden. And people that love to garden value the fine fragrance and formations of all things floral, whether manicured or wild. With this in mind, we've pulled together some of our free spirited floral themed fabrics, which are so good you can almost smell them.

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From left to right: The beautiful Sommer, Tulip Tangled by Sarah Jane - because colourful tulips might just be the happiest flower in existence. And the only thing happier than a jug of tulips is a field of vignette tulips with cheeky rabbits peeking up over the blooms!

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One of our favourites for it's pureness and simplicity, an absolute classic: Park Life, Flower field Coral by Cloud 9 in organic cotton.

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Brand new and reminiscent of something vintage, this burst of sunshine happiness has a generous scattering of coral, aqua and lilac blooms that we have fallen head over heals for: Granny's Garden by Sevenberry.

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Cottage chic at it's finest: Retro Flower, Gold by Sevenberry.

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Sprigs and blooms aplenty in this fresh and bold repeat: Vintage Market by Tasha Noel.

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Satisfying in it's geometric floral repetition: Slipper Roses, Rosebud Trellis by Tanya Whelan.

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Another reliable key piece: Cottage chic in blue: Cottage Flower by Sevenberry, blue.

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And in pink for anyone that can't make up their mind: Cottage Flower by Sevenberry, pink.

Sevenberry - Cottage Flower - PinkHappiness personified: Autumn Tree, Celia Slate Blue by Tilda.

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And for anyone attending the actual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we've got just what you need for the free-flying butterfly dome! Butterflies in white by Summer Loft.ring-a-roses-647101-372

Send us your stories whether flower, baking or gardening related, we love to hear from you: hello@poppiesandpolkadots.co.uk

Yours, appreciatively soaking up the small things in life x

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