myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Ethel and Edmund

Meet my 2 new owl friends – Ethel and Edmund! We just took delivery of a range of flannel (available now on our website) from Robert Kaufman and what better project to try them out on than a few more owls for my collection? That’s Ethel above… …and this is Edmund, giving you a cheeky

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

Cedric the Badger

Meet my new woodland friend, Cedric the Badger. Cedric’s had a difficult birth but he’s here now and ready to be stitched. Yes I have a pattern all ready for sale on our website! This was the sneek-peak preview you got a few weeks back when I did a tutorial for the Raised Rose Stitch.

Golden Crochet Time

There’s been a lot of embroidery and a fair bit of quilting on the blog recently, but what about crochet I hear you ask? Do you have some crochet on the go Jo? Of course I do, dear readers, I always have crochet on the go. But this time I thought I’d be a bit

Beauty is You is Here!

Now I promised that my last post, which promoted new fabric on our website, wouldn’t be a regular occurrence. But then this very special fabric line arrived and I just had to share it with you! As soon as I saw ‘Beauty is You’ by Cori Dantini a few months back I just totally fell

Saturday Shopping

I thought I would do an occasional promotional post so I can keep you up to date with all the new fabric we have appearing in our Edinburgh store and on our website. AND give all my loyal followers a little incentive towards some shopping! But first you have to look at all the pretty

Embroidery Pattern launch with FREEBIE!

 You have been asking for these and I have been promising them, and at last I can announce… … that my embroidery patterns are ready to buy!! Thanks to my IT consultant (*cough* husband), who has been working hard on this all week, you can now buy a pdf of any of the designs on

FQ London 2012 Linky post

I am a bit late to the party, but I’m here now!  I am linking up to a wee blog hop for everyone attending the Fat Quaterly Retreat in London this weekend. So if you are not coming, I can only apologise, you must be heartily sick of hearing about it!! I am so excited