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the aunts quilt

The amitie girl and I are busy packaging month 1 of The Aunts Quilt block of the month today.
This quilt is beautiful with soft colours and beautiful folk art imagery. It has such a lovely retro feel to it! There are still places left in the program so if you'd like to join call the shop.
It's $40 per month including postage and handling for 12 months ($45 AUD for our international followers).

we're in and open

Yes, we're finally into our new shop. It's been an interesting week with not much going to plan but after a few long days we're here and we love it. It feels like home already.
I could explain the move blow by blow but we don't have all day so I thought I'd share the photos we managed to capture (although, we did forget to take a photo when every bolt of fabric was piled in the middle of the shop at 7pm Tuesday night... Have I mentioned we opened at 9.30am Wednesday)!

Now...  the grand reveal...

So come in and visit our new store.
It's at 103A Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale


local crafter

I've always loved supporting local crafty types. So many of the girls making it big now I can say "I taught her", and it really makes my heart sing. This is a little different, as I've never taught anybody how to make a hat but I am still equally as impressed!
Nat is a friend of my daughter's and she's embarked on her own small business.

She's started making the most beautiful fascinators, and with the racing season just around the corner I thought I would spread the word about her beautiful creations.

All of Nat's creations are one of a kind. She likes to meet with her clients or see photos of the outfit before she starts her design process making sure your head wear truly compliments your style and is 100% unique.
If you're interesting in seeing more of Nat's work or would like to get in touch with her please click HERE

Hope you enjoy the sunshine this weekend.


Not only is my quilt featured in the latest edition of Quilters Companion, but it's on the front cover too!

What a lovely surprise.

getaway and catching up

I have been a busy bee these past few weeks. Juggling a move with a broken shoulder has been a little bit of a nightmare but we're getting there... slowly but surely we're getting there.

I was lucky enough to be treated by one of my Daughters, Abby. She took me away to Daylesford. I think it was an attempt to cheer me up as it was very soon after my fall. We had a lovely night away where we ate beautiful food, drank some lovely wine and got pampered.

Can you tell the desserts were a real favourite of mine?
The weeks since my getaway have been a bit of a whirlwind. I do remember to take photos of things around me but I have been struggling to find the time to blog about them.
 Clare from my Thursday class has finished her Parterre and doesn't it look great?

Lucy's girlfriend Kath came along to Jodie's Donkey class and was the only person to finish hers in the day.

Jodie will be back October 1st to teach another class. This time it's her gorgeous Elephant pattern. Pl…


We've got HEAPS of great specials going on. We MUST clear stock before we move so please come in and check it out!

new era

Yes, the winds of change are blowing around the team here because we've decided to move!

This is so exciting for me. A chance to spring clean and re-arrange. A fresh start in a new building (but don't panic, it's not too far away)!

I need your help though - we have SO much stock and I don't feel like moving all of it especially with a broken shoulder so I have decided to keep the $16.50 per meter special going! Yes that's right, FABRIC IS STILL $16.50 PER METER (excludes Liberty of London, Linen and Organic Cotton).