Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas time

Well, it's finally December. The busiest time of the year. Has every body got their Christmas shopping done? I am only half way through... And I am supposed to send some pressies to Perth! Oh well, still have a little bit of time, isn't there??? I may be shopping on Christmas eve the way I am going...

So my Christmas gift to all my lovely customers is 10% off all patterns. Also, now is a perfect opportunity to secure tail feather block of the month, as the price will rise to $34.90 incl postage in the new year.

Look out for my ad in the January edition of Homespun! I can't wait till it arrives!

Good luck for the rest of your Christmas preperations...

Crystal x

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

New patterns from Acorn Quilt and Gift Company

Hello my lovely quilting friends!

I have two beautiful new quilt patterns fresh from the States. They are some very cute boys and girls projects by Brenda Riddle from the Acorn Quilt and Gift Company. You can visit her blog here

Betsy's Closet features 9 blocks with some very cute little girl's outfits. I think it will be a great way to use up some of your favorite stash that were waiting for the perfect project. Add your own embellishments to the clothes; buttons, ribbon, ric rac or lace. Why not personalise it with fabric and notions from vintage dresses and finds?

Benji's Pockets will be a great project for your little man. It features some of the best boy appliques of toys and outfits, sure to delight both young and old. Check out the corners! There is the opportunity to add shoelaces, crayons, string and lollipops etc, maybe even something you have found in your little boys pockets?

Visit the store to purchase these patterns today, before they run out!

Crystal x

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Pattern Friday (on Wednesday)

Hello poppets,
I am a bit early with my free pattern, but I just had to post this great pattern I found on the Orange Flower: sketch book blog. It is a beautiful fabric basket you can use for just about anything! It is approximately 7" wide x 9" long x 13" high.

You can find the link to the tutorial and patterns here

Hope you enjoy it!

Crystal x

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Good Morning,

Today we are having a fairly quiet day in Perth. We arrived (late) on Thursday and had one VERY tired two year old girl. Chloe didn't sleep until I stood up to get off the plane... Still recovering.

The reason we are in Perth is to celebrate my Grandma's 90th Birthday. What an achievement! Last week however, she was diagnosed with a tumor in her lung and the dotor said it had spread to her liver. Not a good prognosis, but she is very positive and doesn't want us to be sad. Hard not to, but we will be celebrating her long life with a few laughs, a few tears and lots of love.

Well, I best be off as I stole the computer from my Dad when he got up to go to the bathroom! Haha got to be quick!

Crystal x

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Spring patterns now in store

Oh the joy of a new pattern! The beautiful designers have released new patterns. Two books, A brave lion and Oriental lantern strings. I can't wait to get started on the some new spring projects! Check out the store for the new goodies!

A Stitch In Time by Rosalie Quinlan - Her second book is sure to be as good as her first! lots of sewing projects inspired by days gone by.

Lantern Strings by Melly and Me - Inspired by a holiday in Korea, you can have your own touch of the oriental at home!

A Boys Story by Hatched and Patched - Finally a book dedicated to boys! Perfect for the man in your life, at any age!

Leon by Melly and Me - the newest and bravest addition to the soft toy family!

Well, off to Perth on Thursday to celebrate my Grandma's 90th Birthday! Looking forward to it!

Crystal x

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Pattern Friday - Noah's Ark Stitchery

Usually I do my Friday post in the afternoon, when Chloe has her afternoon nap. Today we went to the zoo, so when we all got home, I had to have a nap too! My mum drummed it in to me 'when the baby sleeps, you sleep'. Does it matter that the baby is now two??

Yes, that is the Telstra Tower in the background.

So, for today's free pattern, I have decided to use Lynette Anderson's Noah's ark stitchery. I have started mine, have gathered the fabrics. Just need to find some time to transfer the design to the fabric and start stitching! You can find the download on Lynette's blog here.

Hope you enjoy!

Crystal x

PS - I have ten more Tail Feather BOM kits left, you will need to get in fast!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Free Pattern Friday - Needle Wallet

It's Friday again! I have found a really cute pattern by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches.

When I saw it last week I just had to make it, so I have attached my version too. You can find the pattern here

After last weeks find, I couldn't help but make my own little pin cushion...

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Fathers Day!

Crystal x

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chloe's Photo Shoot

Chloe recently had a photo shoot with the very lovely Robeccer McLean from Adori Studios in Canberra. We went down to the historical Blundells Cottage, which was super cute with all the old surroundings. So, thank you to Bec, and hope you enjoy the pics!Chloe looking unusually angelic...

Crystal x

Friday, August 28, 2009

Free Pattern Friday - Pin Cushion

Free Pattern Friday
I love a free pattern and have decided to share with you the freebies I have found on my web travels. Pin cushions are really popular at the moment, so I have found a really cute one at the goody-goody site here. Have fun making this little bug!

Happy Friday!
Crystal x

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thought you might all like to see some close ups of the appliques from the quilt as it's a bit hard to see them in the other photo. They are pretty cute, and I enjoyed stitching them

As I am now back on line (thanks to the Mac doctors), I will be able to post more frequently. Going to start a new thread called Free Pattern Friday. I love a freebie and since I shouldn't be the only one with the fun, I have decided to share them with you. So stay tuned - to be published tomorrow!
Till then, 

Crystal x

Monday, July 27, 2009

Finished Teddy Bear Quilt

I finished my teddy bear quilt for my little nephew Oliver.  I missed giving it to him when he was born (3 months early at 1.2kg), then still didn't have it for Christmas, but he did get it.

I got the pattern from an Australian quilting magazine and it did need some modification, as the pattern didn't quite match. I loved making it, and know Oliver enjoys it. Onto the next quilt for the new niece!

Crystal x

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Block of the Months

I love a good block of the month. There is nothing quite as exciting as the little package that arrives every month... I can't wait to start on Tail Feathers - the very beautiful Fig Tree Quilts "Patisserie" fabric range is on it's way from the USA!If you would like to purchase the Tail Feathers block of the month, including fabric, visit the shop to secure your order today.

Crystal x

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shake Ya Tail Feathers!

New Block of the month by Cinderberry Stitches, Tail Feathers. Kits are only $30 +postage, this is a beautiful feathered journey over 10 months. Kits include patterns, instructions, fabric and threads to complete the quilt front and binding. 

I can't wait to start my quilt! Look forward to seeing your versions of these feathered friends too.
Crystal x

Monday, July 6, 2009

New products are arriving this week!

New block of the month: Tail Feathers by Cinderberry Stitches, Melly and Me softy patterns and more! Stay Tuned!