Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. We have had a wonderful day. The kids have a lovely day and it was wonderful to catch up with our families. There was of course way too much food (but it's not Christmas unless you have leftovers for days!).

The boys had a lovely time catching with their cousins and plenty of fun all around with the presents.

Anyway it's time for a post Christmas sale so make sure you keep an eye on the website as we have some great bargains!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

6 Days to go

Just six days to go until Christmas. We have had a busy week with our Christmas specials - so much delicous fabric on sale!

We have plenty more coming in. Blackbird Designs latest yardge has just arrived - Old Primrose Inn pretty dusty pinks, aqua blues and lovely maroons are available by the metre. We also have the whole range available as Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs.
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Yardage for Aster Manor has also arrived - three pretty soft florals on the bolt plus Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

11 Days - More Christmas specials

Yummy yummy - reproduction fabrics on special today - 50% off. Charleston, Civil War Classics and more. See them all here.

13 days until Christmas - Robyn Pandolf Specials

Todays Christmas special is Robyn Pandolf fabrics. Flirt is 50% off, Sumptuously Living is 40% off and Somerset Cottage is 30-40% off. If you love Robyn's fabrics make sure you grab some today!

Friday, December 11, 2009

14 bright days until Christmas

Today's Christmas special is for the kids:

Little bear and cottontail 30% off fabrics and 50% off the panel.

The Polar Brigade 30- 40% off and
Monsters in the Closet 25%-40% off.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Countdown Specials

With just a fortnight until Christmas, the little ones are counting the sleeps until Santa comes. Well you can grab some stocking stuffers for yourself or friends with our Christmas Countdown Specials. Every day we will have a new special. Today it is 30% off Glace and Figgy Pudding.

These are strictly while stocks last and for the day only.

Don't forget we also have some great Jelly Roll specials in the specials section.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jelly Roll Explosion

Two more yummy yummy boxes arrived today from Moda. Packed full of Old Primrose Inn fabric and pre-cuts and Aster Manor fabrics.

Yummy yummy yummy. What to do with this?

Well that makes 6 huge boxes that we have to find room for, so time to make some room!

We have marked down a number of our pre-cuts to give us the extra space to pack all this away. Have a look in our specials section an grab a bargain. This is strictly until we have enough space to pack away so don't wait!

As a start we have marked down Glace, Figgy Pudding and Frosted Memories so grab a Christmas pack and start sewing.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yummy yummy pre-cuts and so much more

Well it's been a bit like Christmas these past two days. Here is a photo of the latest lovely bundle to arrive from Moda (and I kept the four boxes for the children to play with!). So what arrived?Well the delicious fabrics and packs for Civil War Homefront by Barbara Brackman. I just loved this range. I had so many problems try to decide what to choose from the yardage.

We also have the pre-cuts for the next French General range - Rural Jardin. Inspired by fabrics of the French countryside, these textiles celebrate the agrarian life. The feature floral sprawls from a harvest cornucopia, complete with hoe and rake.

The Jacobean floral features a delightful song bird in the boughs of the floral vine. The centerpiece toile depicts everyday activities. The fabrics boast a weathered linen textural background as well as Kaari Meng's signature dotted selvage edge.

Also in the box(es) was the lovel Martinque from Three Sisters. These have a lovely sea-side feel to them.

Last Friday Judy ran a Patchwork Bag workshop. Look what Jan and Julie whipped up in the two hour class.

Here are their finished bags. This is the practical bag from Grand Revival. What a perfect Christmas gift!
Our next class with be the Eva Layer Cake quilt class in early January. This is a perfect mother daughter class. Both Eva and Cherish Nature would be great for teen quilts.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Beach House Fabrics and Quiltaid 2010

The beautiful Beach House fabric from Robyn Pandolf has just arrived.

I just love these fabrics. It was all I could do to load them on to the web. I just wanted to sit down and start sewing!

Her ranges are just so lovely, soft and feminine.

There are seven lovely prints in the range in four lovely colourways: cream, green, blue and pink. Two rich large prints:

A medium print of scatter roses and a small roses print in each colour way.

There is also a pretty rose tone-on-tone and a lovely stripe that I think would be just beautiful in a baby's quilt.

Of course there is also the beautiful toile that is often featured in Robyn's ranges. These make such lovely backgrounds.
I could just sew with these fabrics for days. They are just lovely and the fabrics has the most wonderful feel to them. This lovely range has been chosen as the fabrics for the Quiltaid 2010.

Sue Daley and I have started planning the quilt already.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our Latest Projects & A winner

We loved your ideas for our alphabet and animal panels. Thanks for posting them. Frou - we'd love to see your softie book. Please contact us though to shop to send us your snail-mail address.

Judy has been busy making a wonderful collection of quilts. Here is a fun bargello she made from the Citrus Jelly Roll.

Big Boy gave it the seal of approval.
He also took to the quilt she made from the Always in Bloom fabrics.
And here is a quilt top she is working on with some flannels we will be getting in February. Won't it be wonderful to snuggle under!
She has also been playing with the stripper templates by Marti Michell. Here is a table runner she is working on using the Wildflower Serenade II Jelly Roll.

I also finished off my Alliance Quilt. It was dropped off to Country Threads. It will appear in the kids edition in February. I took a photo half way through its creation. When I laid it out on the floor there was a race between Thomas and Big Boy to see who could claim it first. You can see who won!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Looking for Reviewers and Winners

Would you like to have a play with some of our fun fabric (and more)? Up for review this week we have the Sew Easy As 123 Panels. You can just cut them out and applique them on.

It comes with two animal panels and two alphabet panels.

What would you make? So many possibilities for Christmas gifts!

To enter the competition all you have to do is tell us what you would make with it. We ask that the winner posts the making of their project on their blog and let us add your finished project to our blog.

Plus we have winners from our last two competitions - Rose from the Jinny Beyer Giveaway and Fiona from the authentic giveaway. Just click on the logo and send me your snail mail address using the contact us form at the shop.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Packing Away

Well our clearance sale is over. It was a wonderful three days. It is always lovely to see old customers and there were so many new people as well! Bargains all 'round I think. Look at all the bolt centres we have!

I guess we'll just have to get some more fabrics - in fact there is already a backlog to get loaded up as they came in during the sale.

Today was a such a lovely day - the beginning of summer. I had to take these pictures of Cameron before looping off all these curls.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Massive Clearance Sale

The tables groaning with all the wonderful fabrics we have put our for our clearance sale. We have hundred of fabrics $15 and under. It was lovely to see everyone who came by. If you are able to drop by to grab a bargain - please come and visit us - 65 Cambourne Ave, St Ives. We are open from 10-6 tomorrow and 10-3 on Saturday.

Plus don't forget to checkout out two giveaways in the posts below.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Four patch frolic - what fun!

We just got this book in today. It is FULL of scrummy delicious designs by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and MSister Designs. Judy and I poured over it when it came in.

This beautiful book is packed full of ideas of what to make with charm packs and layer cakes.
It has fourteen lovely projects that are easy to make and look so great! What do you think about this stunning one - it's made from America Jane Recess fabric.
After seeing all the beautiful quilts. We had a lovely play with the Me & my Sister pre-cuts for a little while. We have Clementine, Spring Fever and Birdie currently available.
Judy couldn't resist and disappeared with a Spring Fever and a sugar Jelly Roll. I wonder what she will come back with! Which one would you choose?