Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Skulls, Pink and Grey - It Must be Good

I have a friend who love anything with skulls on it, as well as pink and grey.  So this one is for you, I had to add a little bit of lime green as well, but it is Tula so that should be ok.

Cool Girl Dots by Greta Lynn for Kanvas
Pink Sugar Skulls by Dan Morris 
Rhino Pink from Echino
Mini Calaveras Black from Alexander Henry
Heath Pink/Hot Pink by Alexander Henry
Mori - Steel an extra wide fabric from Stof

Hope everyone is enjoying their sewing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Far Far Away

I love Heather Ross fabric designs and when Far Far Away 1 was re-released (with some changes) by Windham fabrics I was excited.  This weeks Tuesday stack is based around this range.  I have added a few other prints and plains that I think play well with these fabrics.  Sorry I put two Unicorns in the stack, I could not help myself.

Far Far Away Frog Prince by Heather Ross
Lottie Da Butterfly Orchid by Heather Bailey
Paint Swatch by Carrie Bloomston
Posh Paisley Orchid from Michael Miller

I am thinking about doing another Far Far Away based quilt. I made this one a few years back:

And it ended up on the cover of this magazine:

The quilt is now in Dubai with a lovely girl.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

POp pOP POp - popping in Cuba Street at S'Wonderful

Ginny and Frances at S'Wonderful invited us to come over to their shop in Cuba Street for a pop-up shop within their shop.  Sort of like a play date for retail friends. 

So over the next few weeks you will find some Stitchbird goodies in town at S'Wonderful.  We love all the lovelies at S'Wonderful and often find we have the same taste in fabrics.  For those of you who do not know, S'Wonderful creates beautiful vintage inspired clothing and as well as their physical store they sell on line here (if you want to check it all out) but if you buy don't blame me!   

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday Stack (but it is really Wednesday) - Glow Spring Stack

I wish I was superwoman who could pack everything into the allotted time but it does not always happen.  My yesterday was hijacked with my son's motor scooter being stolen, damaged and dumped.    As a result of that and other life things the Tuesday Stack is appearing on Wednesday (I don't think I can even say it is still Tuesday somewhere in the world).

Have I told you that I like a little yellow and pink together?  I think it looks fresh and fun and a little bit like spring in the garden (minus the weeds).

So from top to bottom:

Pretty Potent Family Unit by Anna Maria Horner (this also looks fantastic as a binding)
Nature Walk Magenta from Sarah Jane Studios
Guinea Flower by Kaffe Fassett
Quarter Moon part of Amy Butler's new Glow range
Geo Wave part of Amy Butler's Glow Range
Peace Flower again part of Amy Butler's Glow range 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Plus 3 Quilt for Mr S

A wee while back Mr S said in a very sad voice that everyone had a quilt except him.  He put together a selection of fabrics and I added a few more and over Anzac weekend I pieced his quilt.  Well finally it is finished.

Mr S and I are originally from Christchurch in Canterbury and red and black are Canterbury's colours.

I used Jeni Baker from In Colour Order's Arithmetic Quilt Pattern.  This quilt is quite big 64 inches by 84 inches.

I thought I would take a photo of the quilt on the outdoor table, but there is a photo bomber in our house.  Ally followed us all outside and thought she would lend her helpful paw.  

I have named this quilt Plus 3, because me and our two children are Mr S's plus 3.  I popped three little pieces of red fabric in the binding to represent each of us.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tootin' our Own Horn - Top Shop Finalist

An extra special package arrived in the mail today:

Inside the box:

Yep we have been selected as a finalist in the Home and Style category for the Wellington region's Top Shop retail awards.

I said to Diane that the mystery shopper must have come in while she was working, she said no, it must have been when I was in the shop.  Mr S immediately said they must have come in on a Saturday when he was working.  He is such a bloke!

These Whittaker' chocolate (my favourites)  also came in the box, they remain unopened - but not for long.

We will not find out who the winner is until 8 October.  I gather judging is based on another mystery shopper experience.  Let's hope they come in on a Saturday again :)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Stack - It's Tilda

Yep the Tilda fabrics are here and I just had to use them in a stack:

I love the softness of the colours:

Annali Dark Grey Dashes from Dashwood Studios
Porcelaine Cup Blue from Tilda
Mini Star Red from Tilda
Stine Grey Green from Tilda
Laura Blue Greyfrom Tilda

We are also stocking some of the Tilda kits and charm packs.  You can find them here.  Love these so there will be more!