Saturday, December 28, 2013

Isabella finds a new home

It was with some sadness, that today I sold my original Isabella doll.  Sad partly because as my favorite girl gollie, she was going to go to my 7 month old grand daughter in the next year or so. Sad because the sample sells my patterns and kits. Sad also, because of all the samples I have given away or had stolen from the shop, I have never completed a replacement for any of them.
On the other hand, I know she s going to a home where she will be loved, and where she can sit with my "Strollin' Gollies" pillow ( which was also sold to the same couple. This pillow is shown below).




Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Closure - re-posted


Christmas Closure: I will be closing at the end of trade on Sat Dec 14th, and will  reopen  Tuesday January 7th  from 10 a.m.
I will be available by appointment at times  - this means a pre arranged appointment, as I may not be in Bendigo at the time you arrive at the shop so can't necessarily be there in 5 mins.
For an appointment please ring my mobile number : 0424 452 024

Thistledown Rabbits

Approx 9 and 1/2" tall, these rbbits are snuggly warm in their felt jackets, hoods and scarves.
Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal  only.

Tiptoes

Tiptoes is a gorgeous little wool felt mouse measuring 6&1/2", with paper basket and felt strawberry.
Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Yuri and Sasha

This pattern features a wool felt snowman with his trusty husky companion.
 Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

The Sewing Lesson

This quilt is a small wall quilt or lap quilt approx 40  x 45". It incudes applique, simple stitchery and machine piecing to combine to make this lovely sewing themed quilt.
Pattern: $19.80 
Kit: yet to be priced.  
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Josh's Jungle

This quilt is a small wall quilt approx 35 x 41" and features cheeky appliqued animals and a row of pockets for secret treasures. It could also be personalised with the lucky one's name.
Pattern: $19.80 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal  only.


Gridlock

This quilt comes in two different sizes: 41" square and 57 x 73"
Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top and binding.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
 Overseas: credit card and only.

Bears in the Woods

This charming  quilt is a small wall quilt approx 30 x 46" and features beautiful embroidered bears wih easy machine pieced blocks.  
Pattern: $19.70 
Kit: yet to be priced.  
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Warm Winter Sewing Pocket

Another "must make" for me as this sewing pocket oozes texture and warmth. Just have to bind it now !
 Pattern: $14.30 
Kit: $42.95
Kit will be all inclusive. My wool colors differ from  those shown. Pic coming soon !
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Sleepy Owl Sewing Helper

Such a useful project that should appeal to all ages with the ever poplar owl being featured.
Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: ready soon, and will include all necessary rquirements with the exception of the filling.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.



Tiny Tim Pincushion

This delightful "easy to make" pincushion is resented on a "creative card" and therefore the brilliant price of:
Pattern: $5.50 
Kit: ready soon. 
Kit will be all inclusive with the exception of filling.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Hubert Radish

Hubert Radish is ever so cute, with his little twirly tail protruding from his dungarees.
Pattern: $16.50 
Kit: yet to be priced.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card and paypal only.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas Hours 2013-2014



Christmas Closure: I will be closing at the end of trade on Sat Dec 14th, and will  reopen  Tuesday January 7th  from 10 a.m.
I will be available by appointment at times  - this means a pre arranged appointment, as I may not be in Bendigo at the time you arrive at the shop so can't necessarily be there in 5 mins.
For an appointment please ring my mobile number : 0424 452 024

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Bendigo Cup Day

The shop will be closed  (as almost all Bendigo shops will be)
for the Bendigo Cup this coming Wednesday October 30th.
I apologise for any inconvenience.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Playtime quilt

This quilt is approx 70" x 83".
Playrooms are filled with dreams,  and imagination runs wild. Toys scattered all over the floor means little minds are at play.
BOM Pattern: $110.00 
Beautifully presented pattern with colored instructions over the 9 patterns.

Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card or paypal only.

Alphabet Quilt

The Alphabet quilt is approx 82" x 90"".  
The alphabet quilt includes 9 patterns of colorful images and classic toys.Each patterm can be made alone into a pillow or small quilt or the whole thing.
The patterns contain beautiful colored images within the instructions.
BOM Pattern: $110.00
 Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card or paypal only.

Christmas Treat Ornaments

This pattern contains a number of small Christmas ornaments.
Pattern: $13.20
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card or paypal only.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shop Closed Sat 28th September.

I wish to announce that the shop will be closed this coming Saturday ( Sept 28th) for personal family reasons.
I apologise to anyone who may have travelled  to the shop and found it closed.
Normal hours will resume from Tuesday, October 1st.

Please look out for many birthday specials during October - the shop will be 13 in October.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday 13th September Sale - one day only for 13th birthday


A little reminder for you:-
Li’l Bloke’s shop is 13 this year  !!!!
And this Friday 13th is the one day sale for September !!!
and, as there is no 13th month in our calendar, I am having specials on the 13th of each month   (providing the 13th is a shop day). There will be heaps of things at $13.00 and also 13% discount off other products. The specials will change each month.
* These specials will only be available for payment on that day and will be available to mail order customers as well as customers through the door.     
Specials will be on “in-stock” items only.
* Some special include:
1. End of half bolts $13.00 per metre 
2. 13% off all kits with the exception of BOMs and mystery quilts
3. BOM pattern sets by other designers -will be reduced by $13.00 if they have 5 or more stages.- Some of these are in limited supply so you will have to be quick !!!
I have shown the normal price per pattern set in this listing, so take $13.00 off.  This is a great opportunity to buy these patterns:  Some of these include:-
Hey Diddle Diddle by little Green Cottage – normally $126.00 for the pattern set,
Salt Box Farm by Birdhouse  
In My Garden by Hatched and Patched
Animal Crackers by Bronwyn Hayes $120.00- a fantastic circus quilt with superb figures (as only Bronwyn can draw)to appliqué,
It’s a Dolly’s Life by Rosalie Quinlan $125.00 a ten part doll’s house to appliqué, 
H & F Wagtime by Lynette Anderson $98.00,
Stitched by Me  by Lynette Anderson $110.00 includes the special buttons,
A Kitten’s Take by Lynette Anderson $110,
Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson $77.00,
In Full Bloom by Lynette Anderson $66.00,
Dolly and Me by Kookaburra Cottage $66.00 – a delightful bear appliqué with 3 dimensional  bears and raggies to play with. Fantastic value !
4. Half price pattern sets:
Prim Babies  by Angels in Disguise Normally $70.00  ( 12 blocks of Raggedies to embroider),
Bears & Daisies by Angels in Disguise $60.00 – a 6 part bear appliqué quilt.
5. Patterns up to $16.50 value ( no matter who the designer) @ $13.00
6. Most 112 cm fabrics  @ $13.00 per metre min 1 metre (does not include  textured fabrics, or fabrics which have come in the past couple of months)  
7. Most other quilting and patchwork supplies are discounted by 13%.
Payment methods:
1. Visiting the shop in person 
2. Ringing and having the amount charged to your credit card
3. Cheque or money order
4. Paypal- allow time for me to create an invoice for you and payment to be made. You will have to act quickly for this option !
4. Direct debit to my bank account: Bank details are BSB: 704 -191 Account No: 22810 Name: L.Hyland- again quick action- if paying by this method you will need to notify me by email with a copy of your transaction. 
* Overseas orders are credit card and paypal only.

Civil War Fabrics

The third ten Civil War and reproduction fabrics to be shown.
Some of these are in limited supply so be quick !!!

I am pricing all of these at the uniform price of $18.00 per metre with a 25 cm minimum cut per piece. 
Postage and Handling to be added.

Payment by:-  cheque or money order, paypal, bank transfer or credit card,- please contact the shop with credit dertails if using this option.
Overseas:-  credit card or paypal  only.
For those wishing to pay via paypal, please email for an invoice to be created.

M4219-113T.jpg (9961 bytes)  21.  Judy Rothermel

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Civil War and reproduction fabrics 11-20

The second 10 Civil War and reproduction fabrics to be shown.
Some of these are in limited supply so be quick !!!

I am pricing all of these at the uniform price of $18.00 per metre with a 25 cm minimum cut per piece. 
Postage and Handling to be added.

Payment by:-  cheque or money order, paypal, bank transfer or credit card,- please contact the shop with credit dertails if using this option.
Overseas:-  credit card or paypal  only.
For those wishing to pay via paypal, please email for an invoice to be created.

M-D892-121T.bmp (188056 bytes) 11. Judy Rothermel

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Civil War and reproduction fabrics

The first 10 Civil War and reproduction fabrics to be shown.
Some of these are in limited supply so be quick !!!

I am pricing all of these at the uniform price of $18.00 per metre with a 25 cm minimum cut per piece. 
Postage and Handling to be added.

Payment by:-  cheque or money order, paypal, bank transfer or credit card,- please contact the shop with credit dertails if using this option.
Overseas:-  credit card or paypal  only.
For those wishing to pay via paypal, please email for an invoice to be created.

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1. Judy Rothermel.



2.  Brackman and Thompson         M-57930.jpg (22784 bytes)



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3. Rocky Mountain


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4. Rocky Mountain






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Thursday, August 8, 2013

13th Birthday sale

Tuesday the 13th August is the next day for the one day only  13th birthday specials ! 
Check out the various specials which remain  the same as for July 13th. 
See the post " birthday sale for July"  details. 
Many fabrics @ $13.00 and most other products @ 13% discount  just to name a few ! 
Normal hours of Tues to Fri  10-4 and Sat 10-2 will resume next week on the 13th. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Life's ups and downs



This week I had hoped to put lots of things on my blog which didn’t get posted relating to my July newsletter.
Unfortunately the past week has been turned upside down with our youngest (3&1/2 year old) grandson being diagnosed with Wilms tumor . He should end up being Ok but only after a period of chemotherapy, (which started yesterday), surgery to remove a kidney and whatever is ascertained as necessary after that. I hope you will understand that if I have not met all my mail-order postings,  that I will do them asap when I return to the shop.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

RIP Mary Ellen Hopkins.



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RIP Mary Ellen Hopkins.
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Author of many quilting books, and creator of many inspirational quilting methods, and a much loved tutor world-wide. Her legacy lives on with many quilters being very much influenced by her designs and teaching methods.  Some of her books included: It’s Ok if you Sit on My Quilt, Connecting Up, Baker’s Dozen Doubled.
I met Mary Ellen down at Arawata at Julie Wallace’s Quilters’ Barn, some years ago when we were both tutors there. Naturally I was overawed to be in the same company. An amazing and fun-loving lady. I am sure Julie wouldn’t mind me sharing the fact that the photo she sent me yesterday had Mary Ellen wearing a teeshirt that said:-

“The YEARS have been kind to me,
it’s the WEEKENDS that have done me in”

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 13th sale


Li’l Bloke’s shop is 13 this year  !!!! The 13th sale for July is on this Saturday !!!
and, as there is no 13th month in our calendar, I am having specials on the 13th of each month   (providing the 13th is a shop day). There will be heaps of things at $13.00 and also 13% discount off other products. The specials will change each month.
* These specials will only be available for payment on that day and will be available to mail order customers as well as customers through the door.
Specials will be on in-stock items only.
* Some special include:
End of half bolts $13.00 per metre 
13% off all kits with the exception of BOMs and mystery quilts
BOM pattern sets by other designers will be reduced by $13.00- * these must be sets, not one pattern.

Patterns up to $16.50 value @ $13.00
Most 112 cm fabrics  @ $13.00 per metre (does not include  textured fabrics, or fabrics which have come in this month) min 1 metre
Spots shown on blog @ $13.00 per metre min 50cm
Most other quilting and patchwork supplies are discounted by 13%.


Pay by :
1. visiting the shop in person 
2. ringing and having the amount charged to your credit card
3. Cheque or money order
4. Paypal- allow time for me to create an invoice for you and payment to be made.
4. direct debit to my bank account: Bank details are BSB: 704 -191 Account No: 22810 Name: L.Hyland
if paying by this method you will need to notify me by email with a copy of your transaction. 

* Overseas orders are credit card and paypal only.

Monday, June 24, 2013

quilt labels

Just one idea for a quilt label. This one is for a special boy.

Using the ink jet printable sheets for
1. printing out the photo of the recipient (at the age he is to receive his quilt)
2. The text also printed out on the ink jet printable sheets.

Double sided fusible cotton wadding

Just arrived !!!! Double sided fusible cotton wadding !

Hoping to try this out over the next week.
$25.95 per metre...I think 2.5 metres wide.

Petaloo

Petaloo textured elements for your card making or scrap booking.

Price: $4.70 per set.
The colors shown are Amber and Teal.

Update: 2/7/ 2013:- More colors on order !!!



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Playhouse Bears Mystery Stage 2

There are 2 blocks in Stage 2 of this mystery.
There will be more done to Gil and his train within the next stage.
Kit: $58.30 per stage. 

Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, binding, threads, fusible web and buttons.
Postage and Handling included within Australia.
Overseas: credit card or paypal only.

Grace plays with her tiny teds:- Tina and Tim in the bears' playhouse.

Gil plays with his train, but someone is going to join him soon !!!!