April 1, 2011

Cotton & Thyme

My SpringTime Bag pattern can now be found in the Taiwanese quarterly quilting book: Cotton Life no.5! This one announces that SPRING has finally arrived with all the daffodil and tulip colours and flower prints galore!

Cotton Life is written in Chinese but includes photos for each step of every project so it very easy to follow. All measurements are in centimetres and includes full-size templates. Each issue includes 28-32 projects including accessories, clothing, housewares, bags, quilts and much more!

I was surprised to see my name on the front cover and I love how they designed my page! Take a sneak peek inside before you purchase a copy from my SHOP.

Here is a closer look at all the details. There is a flowerpot pocket on the front of the bag...

and a little birdie on the back...

and the pattern for the Butterfly Keychain is included!

The bag is also fully reversible if you decide that you want to go plain.

I was out in the sunshine all day yesterday preparing the gardens and planting early veggies. All of my window sills are full of herb, veggie & squash seedlings. Did I mention that "my time (thyme) is up"?!?! Enjoy your SpringTime!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)


Ana Tuyama said...

Congratulations Laurraine!
lovely project! and nice gardens!!!

Ana Paula Cavalari said...

honey, it's great to see their work printed in a quality magazine and recognized. I am a huge fan of his art and I am very happy for you. I wish to see many works published. Always remember you telling me to get on etsy and sell my stuff. I'm still not on etsy, but I am producing and selling quite well. Have you ever been in my blog? Come see it and feel somewhat responsible because he gave me strength and affection.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful Laurraine!!

I can feel spring in my heart even though it is autumn here in Australia!! :-) LOVE your attention to detail sweetie! And I'm SO glad that you are enjoying your thyme! He he... :-)

Hugs!!! Vikki xoxo :-)

Катаринка said...

Такая красота ! Просто с ног сшибает !
Бабачка меня покорила !
Катя из Сибири

Алена said...

Очень-очень красиво!!!! я в восхищении от ваших работ! БРАВО!!! Алена

agnes said...

Hello Laurraine,
this is an enchanting book.
I am pleased darauf.Hoffentlich soon in Germany.

Best regards,

RenaTuśka said...

śliczne, śliczne , śliczne!!!:)
Zakochałam się w twoich pracach i śledzę, śledzę:)Miłego dnia!

May Britt said...

The bag is so cute, and I love the butterfly key chain!!!!!

ancsapancsa said...

Lovely bag! I really like!
Hungarien: Bájos táska! Nagyon tetszik!

Maria said...

This is too lovely.
Congratulations Laurraine!

Laurina said...

This bag is wondeful!
Kisses from Brazil!

Матрёшка said...

Замечательно! У вас суперские работы!

Koroneczka said...

All your work is so beautiful! Great!

Artes da Vovó Mada said...

Tudo muito lindo,amo seu blogger, você esta nos meus favoritos,bj

Ирина said...


Cloé said...

Encantada eu estou com todas estas belezas ! Abraços

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

The bag is so beautiful. You always choose so nice colors!

Cami said...

I am a great fan of your work. This purse is really amazing! Congrats!

Stefy said...

The bag is so cute. I love it.

tatiana said...

esta muy bonito el bolso
en realidad esta precioso

Anne Marie said...

I am so impressed with all the details in your projects Laurraine. Congratulations with the publications!

basiulula said...

Congratulations! The SpringTimeBag is amazing, wonderful, I love it.
Greeting from Poland.

Decomanufaktura Pracownia - biżuteria z sutaszu said...

Cudowne, bardzo mi się podoba :)
Pozdrawiam wiosennie

Sil Metelo said...

Belíssimos trabalhos em patchwork.
Deus abençoe-te sempre
Abraços de Portugal-Brasil

marta said...

Wow! That is a beautiful bag, no wonder you got it in a magazine... and actually it looks so cool in Chinese! :D

I just discovered your blog and I love it!


Dolci Fusa said...

I already got my copy,
your project is gorgeus, as always.
Cannot wait to see the next issues ;)
A question: don't you make single patterns anymore?

Virpi Uhlbäck said...

I am a big fan of yours. I tried to find a copy of this magazine, but did not find it from your shop. Please, help!

titecoco said...

Bonjour. Je suis réguliérement ce que vous faites sur votre blog et j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites. Je voudrai savoir comment faire pour s'abonner au magazine cotton life ou l'on trouve souvent vos modéles. Par avance merci et encore bravo pour toutes les belles choses que vous faites.

Redes said...

Increibles trabajos!! Hermosos!

mamàmaga said...

love verything you create!!! ;)

USINA DO ARTESANATO-by Amanda said...


Nati said...

Admiro tu blog es hermoso, bellos trabajos!!

vive said...

Ton sac est magnifique !

Libélula said...

En alguna parte vi tu morralito y te perdi la pista pero se me quedo muy grabado. Como no tenia ni patrones lo hice al tanteo. Ahora que lo veo, confirmo que esta precioso, lo volvere a hacer aunque no tenga el tutorial porque cotton life no llega a Mexico. Carmen

Carol & Eddy said...

Hullo! I was so excited to find all the 5 issues of Cotton Life at Kinokuniya today. I bought all five and i must say that your projects are lovely and yes, the step by step pictures are perfect. I'm looking forward to more issues of your work!

Linda Coleman said...

I have just found your blog page. Your projects are great, especially the bag and the teacup coin purse.

Maggi Co said...


I've a question. Do you know if is possible to buy this book in some shop in english?? I don't understand chinese!!! and I'm unable to buy in the link you give us.

Thank you so much!!!

my email: taller.maggi.co@gmail.com

tijerasycuchara said...

Me gustan mucho tus trabajos, ¡son chulísimos.
Te felicito

Cristina said...

I would like to buy Cotton Life but I don't find it anywhere. Can you help me?
Thank you

tijerasycuchara said...

Thank you for share your works, they are beautiful
have a good day