Great stripes, gorgeous spots and the cutest pirates and owls! How does one choose which fabric to buy? I couldn't ....... so I've stashed a piece of them all! ;-)
And then the wonderful panel featuring our Emergency Services Vehicles. It's awesome and I feel it helps us celebrate our fantastic Emergency Services who do such a great job! What's not to love about any of these?
We have been been thinking hard about those of you who have huge commitments at work or home during the week. And then you spend Saturday morning rushing around doing the shopping, taxiing children, attending sports events, etc. No time for even the smallest amount of patchwork therapy or to see what's happening at Avonleigh!
So we're adjusting our Saturday Shop hours. We will now be open from 10am - 3pm on a Saturday. For those of you who are booked into Marg Low's Little Treasures classes on a Saturday morning, nothing has changed. Sharon or I will be there at 9,25am to open the classroom for you. We hope this helps create an opportunity to have some 'me' time for many of you
The girls had a great time with Marg Low on the 1st Saturday of the month making this cute bag. We all love the fact that these are virtually a Make & Take session with almost everyone finishing their project during the class.
The only problem then is deciding who the lucky recipient is going to be of these gorgeous bags because you won't want to stop at making one! It's far too much fun choosing the perfect ric-rac, fabric and buttons to do that! :-)
Have you recently bought a new sewing machine? We've noticed two things with the new machines. Firstly, they often don't come with a cover and secondly, the sewing machine is a lot bigger so our old cover doesn't fit it anymore!
So we just had to sit down and design a new cover and here it is! This one fits the Janome MemoryCraft 6600, 7700 and Janome Horizon 8200 and most other machines of a similar size. The pattern is now for sale in the shop for $10. We've retained the size for the smaller machines for anyone who has those and added the pattern for the larger one. A two for one deal! Love it. :-) The patterns will be in the shop from tomorrow.
That's right - you get to choose which quilt or project you'd like to make in this class. You can either do the yummy "Round & Round the Garden' or the delicious 'Garden Party' quilt or any other of Marg's patterns on the following dates:
Dates: Sat, 16 Aug from 9.30am - 12.30pm OR Wed, 27 Aug from 6pm - 9pm
Cost : $30 - which includes the pattern. The pattern normally retails at $16.50 so you are only paying $13.50 for a workshop with Marg Low! That's exceptionally good value for money! The cost of the workshop also includes a bottomless cup of tea/coffee and something sweet to tempt the tastebuds! Gotta keep the blood sugar levels up! ;-)
Please let us know which project you wish to make so that Marg can do a little refresher on the relevant pattern. :-)
Call or email us for more details or pop into see the quilts. They are both in the shop and seeing them may help you decide which one you would like to make. Difficult decision as both quilts are so gorgeous and so are all of Marg's other projects!
Some Marg's latest patterns are the gorgeous Make Merry range. They are the cutest little oranaments made in felt and I think a few of them are going to feature as gifts for my friends and family this year. Sssh! Don't tell! ;-)
Another great thing about them is that they are quick and relatively easy to make - no spending days making a gorgeous present for a special someone! You can make a few of these in a day and, as with most things, the first one will take the longest. :-)
The first three are in store now and we'll be sure to stock new ones as they appear. And we have a great range of felt too - perfect for making these cuties!
to start preparing for Christmas. Well, that is if you want something this gorgeous to be under your Christmas Tree this year. :-)
The Wonder & Joy Tree Skirt is so yummy! Felt shapes are appliqued onto a fabric background in this project and it has that unique Marg Low look that is stunning. And so are the starter kits that Sharon has prepared for it.
The starter kits contain the fabric for the skirt background, the binding/tie and a starter kit of the felt.