About Patchwork Palace

This site has been set up by myself (Patchwork Queen) and my daughter (Cupcake Princess) to share with you our projects and our passion  for all things sewing.

I work full time so this is an escape from the boring 9 – 5 to allow me to immerse myself in my real passion…sewing. I spend hours looking through my boxes of fabrics, and relooking at the magazines & patterns I have filling up the shelves. I make all these lovely things but once they’ve been given to their new owner I miss them…sad but true. So I thought it would be good to have somewhere where I can store all my old projects and look back at them. At the same time I can share them with you and see whether other people like what I’m making.

Cupcake Princess is still at primary school but she is also starting out on her sewing life. She has been helping with the fabric selections for the past few years but now she has started making her own projects and is already showing an interest which could see me bankrupted in the future…I can’t buy every mermaid fabric in the UK but I’m sure we’ve looked at most of them!

Hopefully you will enjoy our projects and maybe we’ll give you some ideas for your future projects.



  1. topstitched says:

    What a lovely joint blog. Cupcake Princess reminds me of my middle child, who also loves sewing. She wanted to be a mermaid when she was at primary school too. Sadly she became far too grown up to want to be a mermaid anymore….and replaced it with an ambition to become a unicorn wrangler! She is in high school now and she’ll squirm horribly if she finds out I’ve been typing all this about her!. Happy sewing you two Royal Stitchers – just take care not to prick your fingers in that Patchwork Palace. Even if you manage to avoid falling asleep for 100 years I just don’t know how best to remove those blue blood stains!
    Thanks for sharing your projects with us – wishing you many happy stitches.

    • We have to make the most of the young years…I also have a 15 year old Prince of Rock and I sometimes miss the days when he wanted to play with his mummy!!! I will make the most of the stitching time that I have with Cupcake Princess and pray that she doesn’t turn into a High School princess!! Thanks for looking at our creations.

  2. What a lovely idea and a great site . You and and your princess have done some fabulous projects. My princesses are in their 20s now and I wish I had done this with them ! Only one of my gals is really into all things fabric although the other 3 are artistic. Its good to work on things together. Keep up the great work.

  3. Trail's Crafts says:

    I love your page. It’s really great that you and your daughter work on sewing projects together. My mom started teaching me to sew when I was pretty young, and I’m so glad that she did. She would make stuff for my brother and I, and she would help me on my projects. I hope my daughter shares the love for sewing, but she’s not even a year yet, so time will tell.

    • It’s nice to have a little crafting partner to work with….my fabric box is frequently being searched through to see what fabrics there are. Unfortunately trips to the fabric shop can get expensive when the little partner comes along as there is always something that she thinks we could use for a project!!

  4. I just signed up for a “block of the month” club at our local quilt shop. It’s to make the North Pole quilt. I googled North Pole quilt and it brought me to your flickr account photos. I LOVE the colors you used! I think the one in the book is kind of drab….but your color choices are so cheerful! I also like the beads on the “snow”. I am writing from a place called Lake Arrowhead, in Southern California. Thank you for sharing your photos!

  5. Dear Patchwork Queen,
    Stumbled upon your blog by accident. I love your work and your bags. I hope you do not mind me ‘stealing’ a few great ideas i see here. Keep up the good work and please keep us all inspired


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