Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Year Special

Hello and Happy New Year (well it is nearly here).
I have received in a selection of fabrics that are a great price - only NZ$15 per metre. Be in quick they will not last at this price. Limited quantities available.


These are my New Year special to you. Hopefully you will find something that suits you here.
Wishing everyone all the best for a Happy New Year and please take care if you are on the roads.
Dianne

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Opening Hours




Over Christmas we will be closed for statutory days and open most of the other days.
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 24th - 26th December
Open Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm
Closed Sunday 31 Dec, Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd January then open normal hours from Wednesday 3rd Jan.
We look forward to seeing you over this holiday period and helping you with your craftwork.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, a safe one for all.
I hope you get done what you want prior to Christmas and that you can relax and enjoy what you want to do after Christmas. I know I will have fun sewing some new quilts and thinking up ideas for new classes. If there is anything in particular you want to learn that is fabric related please let me know.
Dianne

The Latest Fabrics in Store

Greetings - these are some of the latest fabrics in store.
Full Bloom from Northcott Fabrics is $31.80 per metre. A beautiful range of Poppies - featuring blocks, stripes, allover florals and spots. Beautiful warm colours.

Two new digital prints from P&B Textiles, beautiful colours, $37.90 per metre
New William Morris prints, lovely $30.20 per metre
This cute but funky design arrived in store today. A 60cm panel $18.30. A Hatters Tea Party. Quite a fun design, something you could hang in your sewing room. Embellish with lots of sewing related things.
Two new fabrics with metallic gold that look lovely. A large floral and a stripe in bright pastels on black.
And then there are these gorgeous "cork like" effect fabrics called "Uncorked" from Windham Fabrics. Really nice texture and colourings with metallic gold for highlights.All 100% standard cotton fabrics.

If any of these interest you then do call in and see them or contact me for orders or samples.
Dianne






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