11 November 2009


"Make!" is a great new book by Cath Kidston from the UK ($34.95 + postage).

Inside there are 48 fantastic projects to make & masses of tips & further ideas.

Cath shows you how to update an old cardie, bring new life to a boring bag & introduce her personal touch throughout your home.

All the techniques you will need to complete the projects are explained in the book.

So you can get started straight away, tucked inside the front cover are:
  • a blank Cath Kidston tote bag
  • a Cath Kidston pencil
  • a skein of embroidery thread
  • a colour chart of threads used in the projects

10 November 2009

Learn to Sew for Kids

Here are photos of some very accomplished young ladies who have just finished making handbags in our recent after-school "learn to sew" workshops.

The workshops were held over a 4 week period during the beginning of the school term.

We will soon begin another after-school workshop series where we will make "Rudy the Reindeer", a cute soft toy from Melly & Me, just in time for Christmas.

We will also begin a machine sewing class for adults on Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks, commencing 3 December, where we will make the Bella handbag by Moonshine Designs.

05 November 2009

Maisy Mouse

We've just received a great new range of "Maisy Mouse" fabrics designed by Lucy Cousins for Andover Fabrics.

The range includes a fabulous picture-book panel & alphabet design that would be ideal for a sewn fabric book for young ones.

The fabrics from this range are $26.00 per metre (plus postage).

Maisy Mouse panel

Alphabet panel

Maisy Mouse design on white background

Stars - Red & Yellow

Wave - Blue

Flower - Red