Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Handmade Envelopes

This afternoon I have been having fun making envelopes.  We use the envelopes in store for packaging of small gifts and also for our gift vouchers.  

I find the making of them very therapeutic.  They don't take any major thinking or skills but the end result is very satisfying.

There are two sizes in store and you can find them here and here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday Stack from Diane

This week's Tuesday stack has been selected by Di.  I have changed things up and am showing the collage first:

Then the stack:

It includes:

Heath Pink/Hot Pink by Alexander Henry
Spot on Pomegranate from Robert Kaufman
Handpicked Leaves part of Jacqueline Savage Mcfee for Camelot
Shine in Peridot by Valori Wells
Hothouse Seeds by Mo Bedell
Mountain Views in Neon by Nani Iro (Love!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday Stack - A Bunch of Flowers

It is winter here now and it has been a wet and nasty day; adding to the gloom is the fact that it is dark by 5 pm, so I needed some cheering up - these fabrics do this for me. 

Included in this stack are:

Flower Sugar Blue by Lecien
Pam Kitty Love by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Drygoods
Posh Paisley Orchid by Michael Miller

Monday, June 9, 2014

Patchwork Please! - A book I need to buy

I often trial books, before I buy them, by taking them out of the library first.  Sometimes books can be a triumph of styling over actual substance.  I recently did this with Patchwork Please! by Ayumi Takahashi and for me this is a book that I need to purchase.  The projects and the styling are great. There are several projects that I want to do.

So far I am obsessed with the envelopes:

With this envelope I used the instructions from Zoe the Zombie Apocalypse doll, with some Miffy fabric I bought in Japan.  The on below uses some Red Cookie fabric which I have had squirrelled away.

There are a number of other projects in this book that I would like to try.

Are there any books that you can recommend?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Birthday Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone for participating in our birthday giveaway.  Comments from Facebook and this blog were pooled together.  Comments were numbered and then the Random Number Generator used to select a winner.  

The lucky winner is number 172, Karyn of Milly Made It who said:

Karyn I have e-mailled you.  Thanks again and happy sewing to everyone.