07 December, 2010

A girl can never have too many bags...right?!

We have just received our first order of Amy Butler's new book "Style Stitches", 12 easy eays to 26 wonderful bags......and wonderful they are too! We already have plans to make most of them and have fabric for some of the designs with more on order.....we can't wait!

12 different bag patterns and some of the bags are available in 2 or 3 different sizes or with long/short handles.
The book is very competitively priced at only $72.50 so if you would like to order one then feel free to email/phone and we will put one aside for you.

Apologies for the bad camera flash on this picture above, but we have got the fabric for this one already so it will probably be one of our first samples......Leanne can't wait to get started on it :-)

Follow this link for a youtube clip of Amy Butler talking about the new book. And, watch this space for photo's of our favourite versions of bags from the book.

18 November, 2010

Crestwood Bag class

This was the second night of the popular Crestwood bag class. We had a lot of fun as usual, the more the merrier in classes. By the second class the bag was starting to come together and everybody could see them taking shape.

So much concentration :-)

Ta da....finished. Four of the ladies chose to use our kit.

And the other four chose their own fabrics.....one more photo to follow as one person couldn't be at the last class.

Last but not least.....managed to grab this photo of the missing bag in action on a trip to the movies :-)

We are looking forward to more bag classes next year, wonder what the bag of the year will be for us in 2011?

New look and a new leaf :-)

Hello Blogland.....we are back :-)

Ok, we are making a promise to have a new post at least once a week......you read it here, in black and white Lol! We are keen to expand our blog readership as well as our blog list, so if you have a blog then please leave a comment and we would love to add you to our list.

Keep an eye out for a giveaway in the next few weeks to kick start our new regime :-)

Over the next couple of months we will be working on some of next year's class samples....so keep an eye out if you would like a sneak peek of what is coming up in our January newsletter and class list.

We have some great bags planned.......one of them will be the 'Weekender Bag' by Amy Butler - has been on Leanne's 'to do' list for some time so we will be making that in some of her amazing fabrics, can't wait. Fabrics are ordered and now we just need to find a few more hours in the day to get some sewing done.......any ideas???

Catch you next week.....watch this space!

18 May, 2010

Down Under Textiles

We have just received some copies of this new magazine and it looks very interesting. So far it looks like an Australian version of Quilting Arts, lots of details for the different techniques shown, great photos and some fun projects. It will be published twice a year so plenty of time in between issues for you to 'test' some of the items. There is also a very generous competition with a prize of $500 for making an embellished bag, it does require a $30 entry fee for the handles but what a great prize!

Do you remember doing Lino printing? Look at this amazing owl, great fun too!

A lovely circle scarf that looks very interesting and easy.........
.......and don't you just love this bag made from felt 'lollipops'?

A great mag with lots of information and new techniques to try - all for only $10.95! What a bargain :-)

On the Knitting front we are having trouble keeping up with all the yarn that is flying out the door at the moment, the change in the weather has our customers picking up their needles again for the winter. Luckily we have some great yarns to keep them busy:-)

We are both knitting furiously on different (and various!) projects - why make only one thing at a time when you can be working on two....or three.....or four!!! Leanne is working on a baby blanket from Issue 14 of 'The Knitter' magazine and Robyn is busy knitting socks - they are the projects we are admitting to at the moment! Socks are very popular again this winter, we have the new Opal sock yarn colours in stock and have just received the Regia sock yarn designed by Kaffe Fassett - great colours.

Thanks for dropping by, Happy Quilting & Knitting :-)

06 May, 2010

Still Alive & Kicking @ Still Quilting :-)

If you are new to our blog - welcome :-) If you have been hanging around since September 09 for our next post - sorry and thank you :-)

We would like to apologise for how long it has taken us to get back to our blog - please be assured that it will be much more of a priority from now on and we plan to post at least once a week, more if possible!

So, we thought you might like to see our latest Block of the Month - Chicken Buffet.
This quilt is a lot of fun! It depicts a chicken in lots of 'food' guises........ 'Stewed Chicken' is not a difficult one to imagine,

....or 'Chicken Italiano' anyone?

But, can you imagine 'Chicken Divan' or (Leanne's favourite!) 'Chicken a la King'? Call in and have a look and a laugh, or email us and ask for more details. Month 1 $60, Months 2-12 $25, includes all fabric and patterns for the quilt top and the binding.