myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Garden Shed Wallhanging

Click here for your FREE Pattern/Tutorial I had such a lovely time playing with my new Cori Dantini line ‘The Sweet Life’ by Blend Fabrics, and here is the result! I love Cori’s illustrations and when I saw these garden themed ladies for some reason I wanted to put each of them in their own

The Sweet Life Begins

Look at this lovely bundle of yummy gorgeousness! This is Cori Dantini’s new line of fabric and I am a very lucky girl to be getting to play with this before it even hits the stores! A few weeks back I got a really nice email from Cori herself saying she had seen this cushion

Small Projects and Special Offers!

Things are slowing down a bit for me as we get close to Easter and I get a break from classes. So I have been having a little crafting fun with some small makes that I can get done in a few hours.  Like this patchwork and embroidery frame purse, which came straight out of

Notting Hill GIVEAWAY!!

We’ve had lots of new fabrics delivered to the shop and amongst them is the new Joel Dewberry range. I am so excited about ‘Notting Hill’ that I’ve decided to have a GIVEAWAY!! We took delivery of it last week but due to a visit to the big Trade Fair in Birmingham we’ve only just

Giant January Fabric and Wool Sale!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. I’m officially back to work tomorrow, but I was in the shop on Monday getting ready for a really big January SALE! As well as loads of half price homeware and gift items at our Edinburgh Store, we have 40% off selected

Floral Dresden Plate Cushion

A few months ago I had my first go at the Dresden Plate block when I made this cushion for a session in one of my evening class blocks. It proved really popular and so I decided to make it a full day workshop for 2013, with the idea that you could complete the whole

Travellin’ Pic Stitch Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in my first blog hop! Katy and Laura are now both on their way to the Sewing Summit in Salt lake City from opposite ends of the world. They are also planning a ‘Thelma and Louise style’ Road Trip (at least I hope that’s the style they are planning!) and

Liberty Lifestyle Fabric GIVEAWAY!

It’s finally here!! I have had to be very patient but yesterday a big box of Liberty Lifestyle fabric arrived at our shop!! And to celebrate I am giving away that huge bundle of 11 fat quarters above!! I did order more but even Liberty don’t have that many at the moment so I am

Patchwork Christmas Stocking

It’s time to start planning my Christmas Classes at my Bearpaw Craft Studio. Well actually, that time was a few weeks back, as this class went up on the website today! I made this, very generous, Christmas Stocking on Monday out of the gorgeous new Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric that came in last week. I

Beauty is You cushion

Here’s a little comfort stitching project I have been working on recently.  You will probably remember how excited I was by Cori Dantini’s Beauty Is You fabric line. I was desperate to do something with it, so taking one of our FQ bundles I embarked on a little EPP. I’ve recently started teaching my classes