My turn on the Bittersweet Blog Hop September 9, 2016 06:59
With so many gorgeous fabrics in Sue Daley's new range Bittersweet my mind was in a total spin with ideas for all the wonderful things I could make, from gorgeous little dresses and skirts to some really cute and funky toiletry bags.
As my mother is having a birthday soon and after much debate (in my mind) I decided on The Filigree Double Zip Pouch by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. This pattern makes a great gift and would look perfect in Bittersweet. It also gave me the opportunity to try out one of our other new products Flex Foam.
I was so spoilt for choice with all the gorgeous feature fabrics and coordinating prints, of course then came the next great debate which of the stunning fabrics was I going to choose ... does anyone else have this problem when they see a new range ?
After way too much thinking (as it really doesn't matter because they are all my new favourites !) I decided to choose the following.
The Filigree pouch is a great pattern it comes in three sizes and has so many uses from toiletries to a travelling project bag, with two zipper pockets to separate your supplies.
I am really happy with the results.
And of course because I couldn't make up my mind in the beginning and I have two granddaughters I couldn't resist making these sweet little Olivia Skirts. The full Bittersweet range can be found in the Riley Blake section of the Sew Fab website.
Your local Quilt Show's May 28, 2015 14:41
I was fortunate enough to be invited to showcase my shop at the Leeton Pieces n Patches quilt show on the weekend just gone. The exhibit showed approximately 40 quilts all made by the ladies in this group featuring skill levels from beginners to advanced, all displayed with immense pride.
Wow what a great event it was .. many hours of work has gone into these beautiful quilts, not to mention the preparation for the event itself. Unfortunately I can't show photos of the quilts as most shows don't allow photo taking.
Do you have a local quilt show coming up in your area ? I encourage you to take the time to pop in to have a look at the amazing work that is being done by talented quilters in your area. Ask them about their groups - they offer friendship and a wealth of experience in all areas of quilting and will welcome quilters of all levels.
So the next show for me is the Threads of Friendship (great name) Quilt Show in Deniliquin 3rd till 5th July, maybe I will see you there. If so, make sure you come and say Hi.
and I am still working on my project from my Op Shop finds so stayed tuned
Do something you love everyday
Op Shop Delights April 6, 2015 09:56 1 Comment
I asked myself today - Why would a fabric shop owner buy fabric from an Op Shop?
The answer to this question I thought would make a great first blog topic.
So the answer is why not!!
Sometimes you can find the best vintage fabric pieces or wool pieces just right to add to those wonderful new fabrics you have, or to use in your applique designs.
Take what I bought today, yes I have some great vintage inspired ranges in the shop but nothing beats these two fantastic pieces I picked up for the bargain price of $6 for approx 6 metres of vintage designed fabric. After a little research I think what I have is a product developed post war by an Australian company (Caesar Fabrics Ltd) called Cesarine the “wondercloth”. It is a thick cotton cloth that is advertised as perfect for uniforms, garments and home furnishings that will not crinkle or fade.
So what is it going to be perfect for.. Well I guess you will have to tune into the next blog post to find out.
Life is short - do something creative today