Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Back at last!!

Hi everyone, I am sorry I haven't been able to get back into our blog till now as Google in it's wisdom changed a few things on peoples blogs & it has made it IMPOSSIBLE to get in to post anything.

 So YIPPEE they have finally fixed it all , I wasn't the only one to send a complaint!!!! Any way, hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful autumn weather.I absolutely love it.Now I can get back in the garden at some stage, I have a big heap of mulch that needs spreeding. And isn't this rain great, just what our poor gardens need.

 We have some lovely new kits in the store just made up. They are Nine Birds by Emma Jean Jansen & we have kitted them using 2 different ranges.The kits are made up of 9 birds appliqued onto a drunkards path circle. The first range is Florence by Denyse Schmidt. This range is in lovely burnt oranges, brown & grey tones.I am not normally an orange fan but I love this range.can just see this madeup.
 The other choice of fabric is Sparky & Marie by Jot Creates. This selection is in blues, aqua,cream & brown. both kits have our lovely hanky linen in as background & a border.

 Kits retail for $115.00 or patterns for $17.50 I have made up this quilt some time ago & I must say I really enjoyed making it & all my family love the end result.

We  also have a kit for the  littlies called Menagerie
by Judy Newman. This quilt features 16 appliqued squares with a different animal on each that can be done by hand or machine. kits are $95.00 or patterns for $16.95. Both kits are perfect for the winter months to sit in the warmth & hand stitch near the fire or in a corner of a sunny room some where.

We have just sold out of this colour way sorry but are in the process of doing up some more to be released soon.

 My book this time around is called 'Simple start Stunning Finish' by Valori Wells This book mainly uses big print fabric to achieve some stunning results.Valori covers quite a few techniques from straight piecing,simple curve piecing,& paper foundation piecing.She lso shares her skills on blind hem stich, raw edge applique & echo quilting. She draws her inspiration from her surroundings. The book is beautiful, full of great colour photos & easy to follow instructions. As the title suggests it IS a stunning book & we have them for $35.95 each. Ooops forgot to take a picture of this 1 sorry!!

So good to be back, see you all soon, Jen

Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome to the beginning of the new year.

Hi everyone, Hope you all had a great xmas & new year. Hopefully Santa sent a lovely gift your way, maybe a sewing machine, book or sewing box or perhaps some fabric or even a gift voucher. I have my beautiful little family home from Orange & am loving every minute of it, even the 6-6.30am visits into our bed from little Chase. Nothing like a big cuddle first thing in the morning.Also I think he has cottoned to the fact that he just about has nanny wrapped around his finger!!!

 So I have only worked a couple of days since Chrissie, thanks to Susan for helping me out. But there has been a delivery of a rather pretty fabric range from Dear Sella.The range retails for $24.00pm & has 6 bolts of co-ordinating fabric. It has beautiful vivid colours & bold designs. Must say it reminds me very much of 70's fabric & of a pair of hot pants that were teamed with a matching dress in particular that mum made for me when I was about 13. Check out our window as I am going to pop it in for you to see.

 This weeks book review is Sunday Morning Quilts This is a lovely book & puts a new modern twist on using up all those gorgeous scraps that you just can't part with. It walks you through the processes of Sorting Colours, Storage, & Design. It teaches you Quilt Construction from the very beginning to the finishing touches of turning a pieced top into a quilt, including putting your backing & wadding all together, basting, quilting & to finally bind. Obviously lots of you would already know these steps but then there are 16 completed projects for you to make. Beautiful fresh & simple designs that will inspire you to dig out those scraps. Or sit on your verandah on a Sunday Morning with a coffee or tea with this book on you knee & enjoy!!! Retail price $27.95
 Til next blog, Jen

Saturday, December 21, 2013


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Silly Season!

Hi Girls, I decided to call this post the Silly Season not just for the obvious reasons. But also because it IS supposed to be summer! Yeah right.Silly weather!!

 HOWEVER WE DO HAVE SOME NEW BEAUTIFUL SUMMERY FLORAL FABRIC IN THE SHOP! It's called Crazy for Daisies & as you will see it's lovely & bright & fresh. These fabrics are $22.00 per metre & the are 14 bolts for you to choose from. We have done up some kits using this range & Clare's Place pattern called So Sweet. The kit is $110.00 & includes white linen/cotton as the background fabric. Or the pattern alone is $16.95

 For those of you that are having a little edition to your family in the near future, there is a lovely owl cot panel in store along with matching bunting.The panel & the bunting are both $19.80 each & are 90cms x 110cms. Bunting seems to be right in fashion at the moment & you couldn't find an easier way of doing it as every triangle is marked out for you.

 We also have some lovely fabric covered sewing boxes in, these would make great xmas gifts & range in price from $49 to $66.

 Now for something new. As of this post, I am going to review a book or product that you may not have seen before. So this week I have been taking a look at the new Tilda book in that is called Crafting Tilda's Friends. It retails for $17.00. It is jam packed for of lovely soft toys that are very quirky but sweet little creations. Our Cynthia Kingshott has been busily sewing & whipped up a bumble bee & a cheeky little frog.
 But there are all sorts of things from snails to garden angels, cusion covers & placemats. Also there are some wooden houses & some folk art designs & cards included in this book.
Hey , the sun is finally here Yipee!!
Cheers everyone

Monday, October 14, 2013

Special Times

Hi everyone,
my goodness isn't this year flying past. My trip to Orange has been & gone in a blink of an eye!
Just had to sneak this photo in of our beautiful kiddies, loving my cuddles with Zoe & Chase.

And dare I say it, but it is only 10 weeks till Christmas, EEEEEK!!

 I love this time of year & to help make it special for you & yours let
me show you some of the xmas fabrics that we have in store.
Also check out this beautiful traditional advent calender.
We also have a xmas bunting panel & xmas stocking panels.
Our fabrics range from $18 per metre with panels from $9. to $13.20   .
There are traditional xmas prints or a range of Australiana prints featuring kangaroos & koalas.

So there are no excuses not to start on that xmas project right away.
And instead of buying a gift why not make something special , double the enjoyment!

And to help you out with all those little extra colours that you may need to use we now have a large, beautiful range of tone on tones available in whites, creams & every colour of the rainbow at just $22 per metre.

So what are you waiting for , get sewing girls !!! Jen

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sprigtime Sewing

Hi again to all you girls out there sewing,or just thinking about it!
Lovely to see the beginnings of spring on our doorstep. My favourite time of the year! Everything in nature seems to burst with colour & freshness.
 Speaking of which Selina has had a big change around in the shop & everything looks lovely & fresh too. She must have caught the spring bug!!

 More great fabric ranges in for you to choose from.

 If you happen to be hunting for a unisex baby range then we may have just the thing for you. This is a range called Lullaby Baby by Jean Kelly , there are 11 designs & it retails for $22.00 per metre. This is a really sweet design as I hope you will be able to see from the photos.Featuring elephants & a few other jungle friends

. We also have some beautiful new Tilda print fabric in as promised on the last post. And for those of you that have some of the Tilda books we now have the wool felt in stock that will enable you to make jackets & dressing gowns etc. We have it in several pre-cut sizes ready for you in half a dozen different colours. We are running Tilda classes on some wednesdays with Cynthia. So if you are interested just give us a call to pop you on the class list.
 Well that's all for now. I am off to Orange, NSW next week to see my precious grandchildren, daughter & son in law. CAN NOT wait to be with them! Also the bonus is there are 3 quilts shops in Orange too.Yippee! Till next time , Jen

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to the 70s & more.

Hi again girls,
Wellllll, haven't we have some rain over the last few nights.

My god it was a beauty last night, spare a thought for my poor husband who is on call.He got a call out at 11.30 & didn't get back home to 2.30 this morning! Of course came home wet after putting up "water over roads" signs everywhere. Living on a hill does have some advantages, water runs straight off.
So what do you do when waiting for him to return safely home from the thunder & lightning & pouring rain? Well you think about what you are going to put in the next Blog , of course!

So hopefully I can brighten up your world a little today.

Hope these fabrics will do the trick.
They are called "Poppy Modern" & are by Jane Dixon.
They retail for $24.00 per metre.

So pretty with a touch of the 70s sneaking in the design if I'm not wrong.
They say everything old is new again that seems to be very true at the moment, with fashion & our quilting fabrics.

Also  featuring in the red tones is the designs of Barbara Jones
called "Cruzin".
These are also $24.00 per metre.
These are a bit cute, must admit the red one with the bikes is my favourite.
Could just see a little xmas dress made out of this .

And now for something completely different!!
These beautiful  Hibiscus flowers are $22.00 per metre.
These are lovely big prints & would look great as a centre panel or as a
One Block Wonder quilt.

New Tilda stock just in store!!

Haven't seen it myself yet, so will be looking forward to checking it out at work tomorrow!!
Elaine is busily unpacking as I type.

Cheers for now, Jen