Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas hours 2015-2016

Wishing all my wonderful customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy 2016. 

Christmas hours are as follows :- 
I will be closing at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday 19th December, 
 and reopening Tuesday January 5th at 10:00 a.m. 
At this stage we have made no plans to go away,
 so should you need to make a pre arranged appointment 
to come to the shop, please call 0424452024 and I will 
accomodate you if I can. 
If I happen to be in the shop doing some  catch up,
 I will put my business card on the front door. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Village Sewing Trio in Wool

Pattern: $11.00
This little pattern includes a needle case, chatelaine and pincushion - appliqued  in lovely wools. 

Hilda the Hoot Pincushion

Kit: $20.90
Kit contains pattern, wools and threads.

Friday, December 4, 2015

French General

New fabrics by French General - Petite Prints Deux
By the metre $24.10
30cm pieces $7.50 or 3 for $20.00
Eight fat  1/16ths $13.20
* fat 1/16ths are 25 cm by 1/4 fabric width. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Simply Red Journal

Finished size approx 6&1/4" x 8&1/4". 
This project combines a little stitchery with a little applique and a little machine ( or hand) piecing. 

Summer Meadow Throw

A simply pieced design with a lovely stitched inner border, Summer Meafow Throw is approx 44"x52". 
Centre piecing can be achieved easily by using a jelly roll. 
Pattern: $17.60

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

True Neutral

True Neutral is a very apt name for this beautifully simple quilt in a fairly monochromatic color scheme.
Size: approx 74"x78"
Lynette's  sample (shown) is a classic bed sized quilt which has been made using a combination of neutral tonal prints, creams, soft greens and greys. 
Pattern: $15.40 

Stitched Farm

Finished size 42" x 48", this design features stitcheries depicting  farm animals and farm life interspersed with simple piecing including the ever popular churn dash block. . 
Pattern : $26.40
Postage and handling not charged within Australua. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Make Merry Birdie

Pattern: $6.60
Kit price to be determined. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Timeless Teddies

Libby Richardson's adorable new quilt for bear lovers.
Patterns and pre printed panels will be released in February. 
More details coming soon. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bendigo Cup Day Closure

Li'l Bloke's will be closed on Wednesday October 28th due to the Bendigo  Public Holiday for the Bendigo Cup. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ho ho ho Merry Christmas

Kerry has produced another amazing quilt which incorporates her style of  painted drawings combined with a lovely pieced border and squares linking the blocks. 

Pattern $24.20 
Kit: price on application 
Size :  46" square 

Fused bears

More fused bears- purchase a set of Maddie bears (A and B) in the same fabrics, or scrappy bears in many fabrics.
Each bear is $12.50 and ready to be fused to your background.  A pair is $25.00. 
All hand drawn, cut and assembled to get you off to a quick start with your project. 

Stitching lines are drawn for textural effects - seams on faces, creases etc in clothing. 
Facial details are drawn ready to embroider or fill in with a micron pigma pen.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Birthday sale

The shop is now 15!!!!

Specials for the rest of October !!!
On sale: 
1. Buy three patterns and get the cheapest free ( no restrictions). 
2. Books 15% off - note that I have tried to get lots of my books on the blog over the last few days. Still heaps more that are not on. Be quick as when sold there may not be more of some titles.  
3. Most  112cm fabrics are $15 per metre but a minimum cut of one metre. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Closed for AFL Grand final

Seeing as the shop was closed  for the AFL eve public holiday, I thought I would close on Grand Final day  as well and make it a long weekend /catch up for myself.
Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pattern sale

More cloth doll/Raggedies patterns for sale. 
As per two other  posts - patterns for $10.00 or 2 for $15.00.
Postage and handling extra.
Ring me on 03 5443 9195 or 0424 452 024
One copy only of these  patterns, so therefore the need to call to make sure patterns are still in stock. 
Tues - Fri:10-3

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christmas fabric bundles

Fat 1/16th bundles of Christmas fabrics in the traditional red and green, with some lights.
Fabrics include stars stripes, Christmas trees etc.
Each  of the sixteen pieces is approx 25x27 cm totalling one metre.
Price $26.40 plus postage. 
Buy any two fat 1/16th packs for $50.00. Go to the categories to look for other bundles. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Pattern sale

Doll patterns- $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00.
Some  from my collection but never been used, therefore only one copy of most. 
Ring the shop on 03 5443 9195
Or Lynn on 0424 452 024
So you won't miss out. 
Postage and handling free within Australia.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spring into Spring fabric pack

Spring into spring with 8 glorious yellows.
Packaged as eight fat 1/16ths- 1/2 metre total.
Price $13.20 plus postage and handling. 

Gathering Baskets

Beautiful Kim Diehl fabrics in the Gathering Baskets range. 
Gift boxes of 7 x fat 1/8ths. 
(I have removed the clear lid and tie to take the photo). 
The fabrics shown are the same in each box but arranged in different order. 
Price: $23.00  plus postage and handling. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

15th of the month birthday sale

Another monthly sale leading up to my15th birthday in October. 
15th August only ( this Saturday). 
Sale items include:- 
Most 112cm fabrics @ $15.00 if you buy a metre or more. 
15% off books
Select any 3 patterns but the cheapest pattern is free. 
Other products  reduced at our discretion. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sewline scissors

New scissors by Sewline. 
These can be used by right or left handed folk. 
Price of smaller one is $40.70, larger ones a little more- can't recall exactly what.  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Harvest Mix

Beautiful autumn toned fabrics by Renee Nanneman priced @ $19.70 per metre. 
Also available as fat 1/16th bundles, but seeing as there are only 11fabrics in this range I have topped them up with some other beautiful autum toned fabrics. 
I have some gorgeous felts to match.

Playhouse gollies stage 3

Playhouse gollies stage 3 is now complete. Sorry for the delay on this - due to a few physical issues that prevented me from doing much ( and sometimes no) stitching.
Bom stages are $58.30 and include everything for the quilt top and binding , including threads buttons and fusible web. 
This stage can also be a stand alone pattern @$16.50 but is not available as a stand alone kit, as, as well as new fabrics being supplied in this stage, you need to rely on fabrics which have been supplied in earlier stages. 
Playhouse gollies is a 5 stage Bom. All stages are priced the same.

Monday, July 13, 2015

60 degree triangles.

60  triangles. This ruler is fabulous for many sizes of triangles. 
Cut a strip e.g. 4 and 1/4" if you are wanting a 4 and 1/4" triangle.
You may cut several layers at one time, ensuring that your strips are level. 
Use scraps or one light fabric and one dark. 
I am sorry to have used varying types of fabric as I got carried away piecing them and then had to cut more from different fabrics to show the steps. 

Below- Top and tail the triangular ruler (as in  the grey fabrics- which I have separated to show the cuts.)  

Below :- I put a dot on the straight grain while the triangles were still basically in their cut position, so my straight grain would be along the length of e.g a border strip.

Below:- If making a strip or border:- Alternate a light and a dark for your strip. See my pic and refer to Lynette's pirate pattern

My triangles (above) are being used for my shop sample of Lynette Anderson's  Pirate Treasure pattern pictured below.

Hint of Print

Hint of print is another beautiful range of fabrics priced @$26.95.
30 cm cuts priced as most fabrics are @$7.50 and 3 x 30cm pieces for $20.00.