30 January 2011

Sewing Bag

I have been playing with the Tailor Made Fabric range from Cosmo Cricket.  It has all things sewing and it just had to be made into Rosalie Quinlan's  Nellie's Sewing Bag.

What do you think....

What else could a sewing bag be made of? 

There is a little bit of Wordplay from Benartex in there as well as you can see from the inside.

Its a lovely pattern - even though it is a older one that has been out a while I have been looking for just the right fabric.

Well we're off on a little break for a week to laze on the beach with our boys... just before school starts.  Hope you have a great last week of School Hols.

23 January 2011

Daylesford Craft Experience

We have started sending newsletters out and contacting people with respect to the Daylesford Craft Experience.  If you haven't received any information about it you can go here to get some information and the booking form.

 Last year we had a great time at the beautiful Peppers in Hepburn where we were well fed and cared for.  So this year we thought there was no other place to go and therefore on either June 4th or 5th you can come and indulge...

Our talented designers include Melly and  Jodie, who were both there last year and provided so much fun and inspiration that we cheered when they both said yes to come again. 

Our final designer is Kristen Doran who is from NSW and does some amazing hand printing and design.

Kristen Doran
 Unfortunately with all the excitement comes a little sadness... Zoe from Purls Palace, my lovely friend, mentor and partner in last year's Craft Experience is closing her doors on Sunday, February 6 for good ... due to family issues.  If you can drop in prior to then to say goodbye I am sure that she would appreciate it immensely.  I am absolutely sure that Zoe will succeed in anything she undertakes.

I have promised to bring her to the weekend (ie threatened to "kidnap" her) so that she can come and say hello and have some fun.

So I hope you can come and indulge yourself in craft with us in June...

08 January 2011

School Holidays

Happy New Year!!! (slightly belated - there goes the first of the NY promises - blogging more)

I can't believe its 2011.  The end of last year was full of both sadness and happiness for some of our friends and family (some of which is still continuing). However, I am truly glad that we are in a new year and am looking forward to all the adventures that it holds.

Once again we have a schedule of school holiday activities for kids available.  They can be downloaded here.  (The pyjama class has commenced but there are still vacancies for others.)

This year I was also asked to do some classes at Jubilee Lake Caravan Park.  Below is some of the results from the Design a T-Shirt/Library Bag class which was just before New Year.  We had 14 kids of varying ages participating.

These textile textas enable kids to create and wear their own creative styles.  It was lovely to run the class outside under a marquee instead of inside and basically have a lot of fun.