Another sample ready for the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair next month. I love making this scissor keep for the Airline friendly scissors. It's so quick to do and so much fun coordinating the fabrics. This ones a little different with a button in place of the yo-yo. You'll find kits for the Scissor Keep, including the scissors on Stand G29.
It might still be Autumn but last Saturday was very winter like. A Little Treasures class at Avonleigh with hot drinks and yummy slice was just the thing. The girls made Scissors Keeps. I love them all. Sue made the middle two, one for her and the other for her sister and still had time for coffee and cake.
The keep has been designed to hold the blunt tip scissors allowed on air planes.
The pattern, kit and scissors are now available. Just click on the links below and this will take you to my store.
Towards the end of last year I got a little carried away and made a red scrappy quilt and then had to make it again in blue. The thing I loved about making it was how simple the cutting and piecing was after Sarah's Sampler (1855).
I was ecstatic when Brownyn saw the quilt and said it reminded her of berries, hence the name Summer Berries. It saved me an afternoon of agonising over a name.
The red version is featured on the pattern cover, but I will be popping a picture of the blue one inside the pattern. The pattern costs $16 plus postage & handling and is available here:- Summer Berries
Summer Berries is a scrap quilt and requires a large variety of fabrics. I've put together a starter pack that you can add to. The pack contains the pattern and 20 Fat 1/16’s - a Fat 1/6 is approx. 10 inches square. This is roughly one quarter of the top requirements.
Kits including the pattern and felt to make a single decoration are on sale for $18.00 plus P & H.
The All Things Nice pattern includes instructions to make all 9 needle cases. Once you have the pattern it will be difficult to stop at one. Additional kits are available for $4.50 each plus P & H, but you will need to contact me for these.
Today I'm crossing off lots of things on the to do list. Okay so I haven't ticked off the item on top of the list, bookwork, but there are big ticks next to many of the items listed below it. Something I've been meaning to do is show you two new Christmas patterns.
By now many of you will have made Christmas decorations using Theodora Cleave buttons and will know how simple and enjoyable they are to make.
Barb likes to tempt me and every so often an extra button appears with an order. As soon as I saw the blue Deer Friend button I knew I had to use it.
The pattern for Christmas Magic costs $6.00 plus P&H and is available from my on line store. A kit is available for $15.00 plus P&H.
This wall hanging was designed with young children in mind. I know my girls would have loved changing the numbers each day. You could count backwards from 25 - 1 for the number of sleeps or use it as calendar.
Fun and simple to stitch and easy to put together.
Other Christmas kits I've added to my online store are.
Waiting in line at the Post Office the other day I overheard a young girl asking how many days to Christmas. The reply was something like 85 days. That long I thought, no need to start organising myself just yet, there is plenty of time. I guess that would be true if it was 85 sewing days, but as we all know, work and family commitments and other stuff will take a big slice. So maybe I do need to start now and grab a few minutes of stitching here and there. Getting started is always the hardest part.
If you're looking for quick gift ideas Snow Buddies is perfect.