Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lovely Long Weekend + don’t forget the giveaway

t is always lovely to have a long weekend and take some time out. I have had the opportunity to finish piecing my diamonds for my tumbling blocks quilt. Now I am starting to piece them all together into their blocks. If you love paper piecing, have a look ar this beautiful quilt! We have just launched a pie clb to make a quilt like this one.

It has been a huge success. Each month for 1o months participants receive a yummy package featuring rich reproduction fabrics from Judy Rothermal, Moda and Andover plus paper pieces. If you want to join us on this delightful journey, you can join up here.

Also in is the fabulous train set. This is a huge play mat 1.6m x 1.75m and comes with trains, buildings and a carry bag.

Don't forget we have a fabulous giveaway of 6 patterns from Sally Giblin. Just make a purchase of any of her patterns to go in the draw. Each pattern gives you one entry.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Latest Wonderful Designs from Sally

Sally has created eight wonderful patterns released this month. In this post we profile each of her beautiful projects.

Butterfly Kisses

Reminiscent of earlier times of when the world outside was shared through beautiful botanical drawings, three pretty butterflies adorn this cushion. Finished with ric rac or lace this cushion reminds us of elegant times.

Simple Things

Delight in the simple things in life with this sweet wallhanging. Adorned with pretty stitcheries of favourite things, it is a charming reminder to always celebrate life.

Sweet, love & forever

Soft and feminine, this beautiful quilt is decorated with charming embroidery of hearts and flowers. Enjoy embellishing this quilt with suffolk puffs prarie points and ric rac. This is the perfect lounge or bedtopper quilt.

Flower market

Fresh flowers, beautiful aromas & delightful vases - this lovely runner finished with prairie points evokes all the fun of spring at the market.

Pansies for thoughts

A perfect gift for a special friend. This lovely cushion is embroidered with the verse:

Pansies for thoughts so shall it be - my thoughts are for you let yours be for me.

Finshed with pretty ric rac and suffolk puffs.

A Thing of Beauty Bolster

Sally's favourite cushion in this collection. This cushion would look wonderful on a blanket box or the bed. Finished with lace or ric-rac, the cushion is true to its verse:

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

Garden of Friendship

Come enjoy the garden with this cushion. A country style birdhouse with busy bees and dragonflies adorn this cushion which has the timeless verse: In the garden of friendship the flowers bloom forever

Plus don't forget we have six wonderful patterns to give away from the Rivendale collection. Every pattern purchased puts you in the draw!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rolling along the tracks

As we wind down after the holidays, we have been loading all of our wonderful new stock into the shop. We have some lovely new Jelly Rolls that have just come in. Plus we have had a chance to load up some lovely new books. Jelly Roll Quilts has such a beautiful collection of quilts and strip frenzy also has some lovely patterns in it.

Pastels - Moda Marbles Jelly Roll

Citrus Jelly Rolly

Bright Jelly Rolly

Warm Marbles Jelly Rolly

Plus we have had a chance to load up some lovely new books. Jelly Roll Quilts has such a beautiful collection of quilts and strip frenzy also has some lovely patterns in it.Both books also have the yardage requirements for each patterns if you don't want such a busy look to your quilts.

Jelly Roll Quilts

Strip Frenzy

Plus the Salina Yoon! Train has arrived. How cute it this. Thomas with his train obsession will love this!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Summer's Here

Wow if there was any doubt! It has been stinking in Sydney the last couple of days. We have has the choppers flying overhead the last couple of days water bombing the fires in Killara. I heard them yesterday but didn't really think about it as I couldn't see or smell and smoke. It was only after taking to a friend at East Killara that I realised there was a fire. After I has a look on the web I was a little sheepish to realise it was just down the road from my parents-in-law.

Fortunately they had it under control and the roads weren't blocked so I could pick Thomas up at he end of the day.

As well as orders, I have been busy the last couple of catching up on paper work and ordering new stff. We have some very pretty patterns coming in from both Material Possessions and Dragonflies and Daisies.

Judy came over today and we had great fun planning a quilt using the Fresh fabrics from Deb Strain. It will use one charm pack, one honey bun and one Jelly Roll. Here is the charm pack laid out on the floor.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. We hope you had a lovey start to the year and hope it is a happy and safe one full of sewing pleasure!

We have had a busy start to a year - nothing like a sale to kick the year off. We have marked down hundreds of beautiful fabrics and they are selling fast!

Sally Giblin is our designer of the month this month. You can see her latest releases in the picture above. These were released for sale on New Years Day- be the first to see them here!
We have:
Sally has been recently profiled in Patchwork and Stitching, Country Threads and Homespun, so make sure you come back and visit us to find out all about her.

We have a six pack of her patterns to give away this month. Just purchase a pattern of Sally's to go in the draw. Every pattern gives you one entry!