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