Friday, July 29, 2016

Winter break

I am off to have a short winter break next weekend, so the shop will be closed from Tuesday August 9th and re opening Saturday  August 20th. 
Wendy will be happy to meet you on Saturday 20th, then I will be back on Tuesday 23rd. 
Please spread the word -hopefully to prevent people traveling unnecessarily. 


Meeting old customers

It's lovely to finally meet up face to face with customers you've dealt with from afar for some time, and yesterday it was a pleasure to meet Melleney and Gloria from Cambridge New Zealand. Pleased I could be of further service to you both. Wonder if we'll meet again either here or there ???

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Parking a nightmare

Parking outside Li'l Bloke's is not for the faint hearted.
A building is going up two doors away  and work will continue until the end of February.
With Marilyn on at the Art gallery( which finishes  this Sunday 10th July) most,  if not all of the parks opposite are taken for the entire  3 hour limit.
We have had some issues ( hopefully now past)  with workmen's  cars/trucks also taking up the remaining two parks outside mine and the neighbouring shops.

Li'l Lisette

Pattern: $16.50 
38cm (15") cloth doll. 
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50
53cm (21") cloth doll
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50
61 cm (24") 
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50
23" (59 cm) cloth doll.
Painted face available $16.50


Pattern: $16.50
62cm. (24") 
Painted face available $16.50 

Baby Bea

Pattern: $16.50 
30cm (12") raggies 

Beatrix and Baby Bea

66 cm(26") and 30 cm(12") cloth dolls. 
Painted face pack available 


Pattern: $16.50
23"(58 cm) cloth doll. 
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50 
Hannah is a 56cm(22") pretty country cloth doll. 
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50
46cm((18") cloth doll with her own little patchwork quilt easily made from strip piecing. 
Painted face available $16.50 


Pattern: $16.50
A 54cm(21") cloth doll. 
Painted face $16.50 

Franny and Pocket Little

Pattern: $17.60
Franny 46cm (18") a cloth daggy who has a special friend (12cm/4.5") who lives in her smock pocket. 
Painted faces  available. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Simple Christmas Tidings

This book will well and truly get you ready for Christmas with many beautiful projects to adorn your home as well as some sumptuous Christmas recipes. 
Stockings, tree skirt, table topper, wall hanging, holiday door hangers, candle mat, Christmas baubles, pillow and two lap quilts. 
Price $52.60 plus postage. 

Stitches From The Garden

What a stunning book. 
Book $48.30 plus postage. 
For those who love their stitcheries/embroideries, this is the book for you. 
So beautifully presented with many types of projects including cushions, needle cases, purses/bags, journal, and table runner.  

Scraps Made Simple

Price : $48.60 plus postage
Fifteen  varied designs from some of your favourite Moda designers. As well as the quilt design, designers give their tips on using scraps, storing  and cutting them. 
The designs are suitable for various types of scraps, as well as charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls.
Full color photographs are included with the instructions.  
Projects to suit all levels of quilt makers. 

Jo's Little Favorites

A fabulous book  by Jo Morton. Back in stock !!! Earlier ones sold out before I could get them on my blog !
Priced at $48.30 plus postage. 
Jo has indeed given us many beautiful little timeless quilts to  make to  decorate your home,  along with fabulous tips and very clear instructions which include  full color photos of method and finished quilts. 
Quilts include doll quilts and traditional small quilts including Double X, Log Cabin, Baskets and Nine Patch to name a few. 
Ideal to make  from scraps in your chosen color pallette, or especially from fabrics in Jo Morton's various ranges.