We went to North Wales today, a fun filled trip to the seaside. Only once we actually got there the tide was in and it was pouring with rain. The kids were not best pleased but thankfully there's a great play area in Prestatyn so they were able to do a bit of climbing and swinging until the rain got too much and it all started to get a bit hazardous.

Rather than give up we drove down the road a bit and went to Gronant Dunes, which was really beautiful and the weather very obligingly cleared up :)

The pebble beach was thoroughly enjoyed by us all and we loved looking at all the different colours and patterns of the rocks and pebbles.

Unfortunately the journey home was really long, after an accident somewhere on the motorway, but we played those annoying family car games and made it back without too much chaos!

This week I enjoyed a couple of nice quilty treats...

I got some of this fabric from Patchfinders, I seem to be oddly drawn to brown at the moment! I think it gives brighter colours a nice base and it's such a warm colour, I'm started to think it's underrated. Also this print is just cute.

These gorgeous papers arrived from Sew & Quilt:

I can't wait to sew up this pincushion kit, Jessie stocks the most gorgeous quilting fabric and she has great taste!

I'm thrilled to be able to get papers in the UK and Sew & Quilt have a great range, including new curved shapes:

I also got my copy of Simply Moderne this week. It is the perfect combination of really inspirational quilts, fabulous patterns and genuinely interesting well written articles and interviews. I know that I will be referring back to it and expect to see it influencing my sewing too! You can see more and get your copy here. Congratulations to the wonderfully talented Rachael for the amazing Bubbles quilt cover!

and now I'm going to go and conk out!!

Molli Sparkles