Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome to our New Store at 25 Kilbirnie Plaza (just a 20 second walk from our old shop)


With a lot of help from Mr S (husband of the year), Midget and (the not so Midget) Son, plus sewing friends Anne, Adrianne and Vicki, we are all moved and sort of settled into our new shop.  Rather than Tuesday Stack I thought I would share some photos of some of the space.  And there is lots of space - if I was still of cartwheel age and ability, I could do cartwheels in the shop.  (While I am posting this at home I realise I have not included any photos of the front of the shop - I think it is a symptom of the sleep deprivation that has been happening here).


There are still messy bits!



Part of the new classroom/workroom space - still needing a wee tidy up!


Beautiful flowers from one of our lovely customers, thank you Terry.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Scotties


Got to love these scotties.


I particularly like the one wearing the wee jumper with a snow flake on it.  It reminds me of the scene in Bridget Jones' Diary when Colin Firth wears the hideous reindeer jumper.

The fabrics from top to bottom are:

Sketch Dot - Red by Timeless Treasures
Dove in Black an organic cotton by Copenhagen Print Factory
Bespoke Scotties from Michael Miller
Copenhagen Mini Flower in Red by the Copenhagen Print Factory
Scottie Toss by Michael Miller
Swim Team Fish by Dinara Mirtalipova
Astrid Blix Aqua by Erin McMorris

and I will leave you with Colin Firth...preferred him as Mr Darcy, but he is still cute in his Christmas jumper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Cotton and Steel Has Arrived


At last it is here....Cotton and Steel.  Plus I added another just for the fun of it.

From the top:

Love Letters from Moda
Moonlit Tangram by Rashida Coleman
Netorious Orange from Cotton and Steel
August Hide and Seek by Sarah Watts
Mustang Star Mustard by Melody Miller
August Monarch by Sarah Watts

If you wish to have a look at the other Cotton and Steel fabric I have set up a new collection in store for the Cotton and Steel fabric.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Only Different Materials


This is the stack of material for this week - a pile of old gib board.  The demo work has begun in the new shop that we will be moving into in November.  It is a 30 second (if that) walk from where we are now and is over double the size of our existing shop space - so that will mean a good excuse to buy more fabric and an opportunity to have our own classroom/workroom space.

From having three separate rooms there is now one large open space.


So instead of sewing I have been talking with builders and electricians and though Clyde and Nick are lovely, I think I prefer sewing....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Stack - a Wing and a Feather


The craziness of the school holidays and WOW has come to an end and normal Tuesday stacking has resumed.  Whilst I love the excitement of new things I must admit to enjoying the regular routines, I find them less tiring and a little comforting (I am sounding like an old fuddy duddy).

This week's stack was inspired by the new Sakura Origami Cranes fabric and the feathers (which I love).

From the top:

Little Monsters Zig Zag from Makower
Kona Zucchini
Moon Shine Dear Me from Ms Tula Pink
Technicolor Navy Leaf by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller
Feathers Olive
Sakura Origami Cranes from Makower
Paint Staggered Stripe Coral from Carrie Bloomston


I hope you are having a good week.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Stack is on Holiday


and Tuesday Spread is on!  Midget and I are home alone and this was our idea of the perfect night in. Followed by Kapiti ice creams.  You will just have to imagine how wonderful they were because there are no photos.  I hope your Tuesday was as good.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday Stack - Softly


One of the biggest quilting dilemmas for baby quilts seems to be what to do when you do not whether the baby is going to a boy or girl.  I have called this stack Softly because I can see it being made for a newborn baby - boy or girl.  The colours are soft and lower volume.

Beautiful Floral Blue from Riley Blake
Littlest Heartfelt Snow from Art Gallery Fabrics
Littlest Tenderness Grey from Art Gallery Fabrics
Littlest Furry Tales Minty from Art Gallery Fabrics
Honey Meadow Bees from Lewis and Irene

Soft Toy Pattern is Love Somebunny from Ric Rac and she just wanted to be in on the photo!