Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gorgeous new fabrics in store

Today I opened a parcel of new fabrics .... gorgeous, check these out.
This 90cm panel is a digital print, exquisite jungle scene, very rich looking animals.
And a lovely animal print to go with the panel.
Another 90cm panel, this time of an ocean scene, the dolphin and the water look fabulous.
Bohemian Manor II from Jason Yenter, a lovely new range of fabrics to come and check out.
Four new text fabrics arrived in - a black, pale blue, charcoal grey and a navy background. All slightly different but very interesting,
Do come and see these fabrics in store or if you cannot call in I can send you close up pics to show you the details. 
Dianne



Monday, October 23, 2017

Birthday Sale

In October 1987 I added to the bookshop and became a handcrafts and patchwork supplier.
30 years later I am still doing this and loving it.
To celebrate being in business for 30 years we are having a sale for the rest of this week 24th - 28th October 2017, take 30% off all fabric sales (excluding sale fabrics).
As my thank you to all my customers you can get 30% off your fabric.
SALE              SALE
30% OFF FABRIC PURCHASES
We'd love to see ( or hear from) you.
Happy sewing
Dianne

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Craft Classes Sept-Nov 2017

Below are the craft classes we are running from September through to November. If you are interested in attending any please contact me for more details.
Take 1 Block Quilt
Sunday 17 September 10am - 4pm
This quilt uses only one block but it can be put together in so many different ways and then the layouts for the quilt have many options as well. So effective, can be scrap or choose your colourways.
Table Runner
Tuesday 5th Sep & 12 Sept 7-9pm
I will show you how to make the blocks and then complete the table runner over a 2 night class. You can also use this as a skinny wall hanging, or make more blocks and make a bigger quilt.
Ratty Rat - A Jill Maas doll class
Sat 30 Sept/Sun 1 October 9:30am - 4pm $110 + $10 pattern fee
Jill Maas creates the most wonderful and unusual cloth dolls. Ratty Rat is her latest. This lovely character is in his underwear and has a hot water bottle ready for bed.
Jelly Roll Applique Quilt
 
Sunday 29 October 10am - 4pm
Dianne will show you how to make a quick and easy jelly roll quilt background over which you can add any applique patterns you want. I chose to use a large flower but you could use a cat/dog, bird, butterfly etc. I will help you create a quilt unique to you.
Honeycomb Spin with Anna Hicks
Saturday 11 November 9:30am - 4pm
The ever popular hexagon has had a contemporary spin, instead of hand piecing learn an easy glue basting method and spiral machine quilting. Learn to play with colour, how to prepare and apply hexagons, spiral quilting and how to finish them with a hidden facing. Below are 3 different variations.


Hopefully something here interests you - so please contact me regarding coming to the classes.
Dianne


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Unicorn fabric

Just arrived in store is this new Unicorn fabric. A few months ago someone was asking for this, well finally arrived in. Very pink and girly ...

And there is a new NZ fabric as well, lovely hedgehogs...
Dianne

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Shop Hop

The Shop Hop started last Saturday and we have had quite a few ladies through already. Lovely to see everyone.
This weekend (12/13) we will be open both Saturday and Sunday as we have the wonderful Jill Maas in store teaching her lovely Daphne Duck. Whereas we are not normally open on a Sunday, this weekend we will be.
There is a pic of Daphne Duck in the post below.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jill Maas class space available

I have had a couple of people pull out of the Jill Maas class on Daphne Duck, 12/13 August 9:30am - 4pm each day. If you are interested in this class, then please contact me as soon as possible. These spaces usually fill up fast. The class was full but a couple have had to pull out so here is your chance to come along and have some fun making this wonderful character doll - Daphne Duck, of the Pink Cardigan variety.
Isn't she gorgeous

Dianne

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Craft Classes for July/August

Craft classes for this month are as follows - if you are interested please contact me for more info.

Painted Cat - Thursday 13 July 7-9pm
I designed this cat and made it from fabric which I painted after stuffing. If you'd like to learn how, this is the class for you.Still more detail to go on my one.
Nine Patch Floral Quilt - Tuesdays 18 & 25 July & 1 August 7-9pm
I designed this quilt using mainly nine patch blocks and a "brodertie perse" style applique in alternate blocks. See the techniques for making the nine patch and the applique.
The first night will be nine patch, the second applique and the third will be borders (which aren't on my quilt yet)
Midwinter Mystery Quilt Class
Saturday 22 July 2pm - 8pm (includes a meal)
Would you like to make a lovely quilt - sorry as it is a mystery you can't see it yet. It can be Christmas or general, the pattern suits both. Come along and have a fun afternoon and evening in winter time.

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Painted Fabric - Thursday 27 July 7-9pm
Would you like to know how to create your own unique fabric using nature and paint. Dianne will show you how easy it is.
Star Book with Lynette Collis Saturday 29 July 10- 4pm
Lynette is a great teacher who will show you lots of different techniques that you can apply to making this delightful star book. You can add textile related pages as well as the paper/stamp style. Theme it to whatever you want.

Do check the samples for these out in store and let me know if you are interested in attending any of these classes.
Dianne