Hello there! These things are always tricky to write, aren’t they? But I love reading other people’s so figured I should have one of my own!!!


I live in the West of the UK and have always been crafty (!). A lot of my childhood was spent playing around on my Mum’s old Pfaff sewing machine but as I grew up and started work it fell by the wayside.


When the lovely Mr f&f and I got married, I made all the wedding cards and table place cards and it reawakened my crafting side.  A friend taught me to crochet and from then on, I could always be found with knitting needles or a crochet hook in hand. A few years later – after having children – I found myself wanting to try something different and 2011 saw me start my sewing journey with an old sewing machine I’d been given.

I am passionate about quilting and inspired by colours, shapes or ideas that pop into my head. I love coming up with a design and making it a reality, I believe that nothing is impossible (especially if you don’t think about it too much…..I often question myself halfway through a project though!) and love to encourage others to try new things and explore different techniques until they find something that works for them.

Why fabric & flowers?

When I first started my blog, I was mostly knitting and crocheting at the time. ‘Fabric’ worked just as well for quilting cotton as it did for yarn and the ‘flowers’ was for my love of pretty gardens (although this doesn’t quite translate to skill!).

Why ‘Today’s sky’ at the end of each post?

One of the first, long-term projects that I wrote about was a sky blanket: it was a ‘concept’ project where I crochet a row a day based on the colour of the sky, which I noted at the end of each blog post. You can read about my sky blanket here. Also, being based in the UK, we do love a bit of weather chat and now it’s become a habit that I can’t quite shake!!!!

Thanks for popping by, and do get in touch if you have any questions,