22 June 2009

EMOtional Anna & SebBATstian

Hi again ... I've been busy!

Let me introduce you to "EMOtional Anna & SeBATstian". Another of the lovely Melly & Me patterns ($17.75 + postage).

I made this for a good friend who is a musician. Instead of a teardrop, she has a musical note beneath her eye.

She looks difficult to make, but she's not at all. The pattern is great & covers everything you need ... I really enjoyed making her!

The best news is that she is made mainly from homespun fabric, so she is relatively inexpensive to make.

17 June 2009

Fat Quarter Bag

This is my latest finished project ...

It is the "Fat Quarter Bag" designed by Melanie Hurlston & Rosalie Quinlan from Melly & Me.

The handbag was great fun to make. It's made using 4 fat quarters & involves some quilting. I would rate this as an intermediate level project.

The fabrics I've used are from the "City Blooms" range by Kitty Yoshida. They are imported by XLN Fabrics from New York.

The pattern & fabrics may be purchased from Threadneedle Craft. The pattern is $17.75 & "City Blooms" fabric is $25 per metre.

08 June 2009

William Morris

William Morris has influenced crafts-people & fabric designers for more than 100 years. As a textile designer, printer & weaver, his designs integrate nature into art & art into life.

We have books inspired by William Morris, such as "William Morris in Applique" & "William Morris Needlepoint".

Both these books include sections on basic techniques used to finish the selected projects.

"William Morris in Applique" by Michelle Hill

A collection of 6 stunning projects made from over 40
patterns ($49.95 + postage)

"William Morris Needlepoint" by Beth Russell

Revised version of this popular book with 21 designs charted in colour ($89.95 + postage)

01 June 2009

Dumpling Dynasty & Rosie Flo

We have some fantastic new products for kids from Lark.

They include the "Dumpling Dynasty" Sewing Kit & Easy Sew Bunny Kit ($29.95 + postage). These introductory sewing kits for children are extremely popular.

The Bunny Kit contains instructions & all the materials required to stitch a cute felt bunny.

We also have the "Rosie Flo" & "Johnny Joe" colouring book series.

These beautiful colouring books by Roz Streeten feature clothing & costumes & are printed in the UK ($14.95 + postage).

Gift Ideas for Kids from Lark

Dumpling Dynasty Easy Sew Bunny Kit