The pattern Sew Organised was released at the show.
I feel so more organised now I can see what's in my project pouches. I'm hoping it will keep me focused! The drawstring container looks so cute. I plan to make a few and have them on a shelf filled with those items I never seem to be able to find in the cupboard like my quilting clips.
It starts with a flying visit to Fifi's Fabricology. I'll be packing a suitcase with Christmas samples and other goodies and heading there on September 5th. It’s a chance to come see and handle my samples, ask questions, pick up tips and spend an afternoon stitching with me. You can check out all the details here or contact the shop.
Some of the samples making their way into the suitcase!
Pocket of Happiness is one of the new designs I released at my Christmas Somethings workshop last weekend. This project made me happy, hence the name. I'm already planning the gifts I'll be popping in the pocket this Christmas.
Put it in your diary now and make sure to come. It is always so much nicer to see the samples up close than on a screen.
April its Melbourne for the
Australasian Quilt Convention
11 - 14 April
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens
With so much to plan there has been little room for Christmas stitching or anything else Christmas related. I did manage to decorate the corner in my family room this afternoon, spurred on by the thought of writing this post.
I guess you can tell I'm going with a tree theme.
I will be taking a break over the Christmas & New Year period.
The shows, classes and pop-up shop are finished for the year and that means I can start my Christmas decorating. It's sad but true all my beautiful samples spend most of the year tucked away in boxes or a suitcase travelling from one event to the next. Now I can have some fun with them.
The trees I bought at Factory and Field, Cohuna are a lovely addition. With the sun beating down outside, they make me think of cool breezes!
Last Saturday I went to the Appliqué Day at Skellywag, Barnawartha. This is always a fun day.
My dilemma is what to sew, will I work on something for myself or samples for my business. This time I felt like I could do both.
I've been steadily stitching away at the Tree Ornaments. I made one for each of the girls attending Christmas in July and they looked so lovely hanging on the twig tree I needed a set for myself. I’ve made over thirty now, so that tells you a few things 1) they’re addictive, 2) easy and 3) fun to make.
Apart from the sewing, the pattern has been written and it’s now at the printers. So if you’re looking for that last minute gift to make the Tree Ornament could be just the thing.
You know what these sewing days are like, lots of chit chat, laughing, eating and oohing and aahing over all the fabulous stuff others are making, so you’re never sure how much sewing will be done. Just in case I finished the trees and was sitting twiddling my thumbs I threw in a quilt to bind. I did that ‘will I or won't I take it’ and nearly left it at home. So pleased I didn’t, as I sewed down two sides and kept going Saturday night. Finished!
I enjoy having some creative fun with the back of a quilt.
my shop is open this Saturday 10 November & next Wednesday 14 November
at Mirambeena Community Centre, Martha Mews, Lavington
from 10 am to 3.30 pm.
You're welcome to bring along your sewing and sit and stitch.
I've been designing quilts and other sewn items for decorating and use around the home, since 2003. I especially love making quick things and gifting them to family and friends. My favourite techniques include needle turn and felt appliqué, stitching, hand and machine piecing. I live on the Victorian/NSW border, Australia.