Thursday, September 19, 2013

Custom Santa Sacks

 Did you know that it's less than 100 days until Christmas???

Front One
Rear One

The last couple of years I've designed and made Custom Santa Sacks at the very last minute, but this year I thought I'd be more organised, and start taking orders now, so that I can have the fabric printed in plenty of time.

 Front Two
Rear Two

There are two different design colourways to choose from and each one is personalised with the name of your choice.

The Santa Sack is a strong cotton/linen blend, fully lined with a drawstring, and measures approximately 43cm wide x 65cm long.

This is an example of one of last years Santa Sacks.

If you're interested, I've added a listing to the shop!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Conversations With Creative Women - Volume 2

I've been keeping todays news under wraps for quite a long time now! Tess McCabe from Creative Womens Circle has just released Converstations With Creative Women - Volume 2 for pre-order.

And the reason why I've been keeping it under wraps? Well, I was lucky enough to be chosen to design one of the Title Pages inside the book for one of the interviewees!

I can't tell you who I designed for just yet, but I'll let you in on the secret as soon as I can...

In the meantime, there's a special offer available for pre-orders (I hope you noticed those lovely fabric designs under the book).

When you order a copy, you'll receive your choice of fabric panels designed by Catherine Campbell (top), Emily Green (middle) or Lara Cameron (bottom) printed by Frankie and Swiss right here in Melbourne!

The book was even featured on the Design Files yesterday

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Coat for All Seasons

Just a very quick update thismorning to let you know about the latest You Sew Girl patterns that have been added to the shop!

The All Seasons Coat is supercute, functional and trans-seasonal depending on the type of fabric you choose.

It suits sizes 4 - 8

The Tween Seasons Coat is the same super cute style but in a larger size to suit sizes 8 - 14

Their both available right now in the shop!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crafty HiJinx

I'm very excited about Crafty HiJinx this Sunday!

I'm having a little market stall with all of my crafty bits and bobs, so I've been snapping a few iPhone photos while I've been packing and labelling this week.

Still a few more things to go.... see you there!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Hottie Challenge 2013 - Final Fundraising Total

Great, fantastic, fabulous news... would you like to know the final fundraising total for 2013???

Through the sale of Hottie Kits, sale of Hotties during the exhibition and on Facebook, and the very important People's Choice Money Box donations, the total amount raised was.....

......drumroll please


Of course, a huge thankyou must go to Prue and Robyn at Open Drawer once again, for all of their hard work in organising and putting on the exhibition, and donating the gallery space for the duration. It's a huge job and it went off without a hitch!

Another massive thankyou to everyone who purchased a kit, made a hottie, spread the word, visited the exhibition, made a money box donation, or bought a Hottie to take home. It blows me away that the crafty community can be so generous with their time, talents, and wallets!

And on a final note, just so you know how important it is to raise funds for lung rejection research. I had my six month bronchoscopy a few weeks ago, and it showed signs of A1 rejection (the mildest and most common type). Luckily the docs at the Alfred are brilliant, and were straight onto it. They made some changes to my medications, and I had a repeat bronch a little over a week ago, and thank goodness, the rejection is gone again. When it comes to transplant, rejection is the scariest word, so I just want to say thankyou.... and thankyou..... and thankyou x

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Crafty Weekend

Sometimes a crafty weekend is all you need!
Friday night dinner was yummy porterhouse steak and potato bake. I usually make it with lots of cream and tasty cheese, but this version I used chicken stock instead (a bit more healthier).

B-Fab visited the Zumbo Pop-Up shop at the Cullen Hotel on Friday, and arrived with these - top is Milo, bottom is Pina Colada. O.M.G.

A bit of Friday night crafting (and a typical shaky blurry photo from me - damn anti-rejection meds)!

It's so lovely to have a houseguest that makes hot milo and serves up dessert while I'm sewing!

On Saturday, we picked up Michelle and headed to Geelong to visit Jennifer at A Piece Of Cloth.
We spent over two hours here - it's completely amazing. So many beautiful vintage quilt tops and vintage fabrics, and Jennifer is an absolute font of knowledge about them - everything from age, fabric type, the types of dyes used..... and so on!

Most definitely worth a road trip for anyone who loves fabric.

Next stop was lunch - we celebrated International Bacon day in style!

.... and then headed across the road to visit Joy (with jazz hands of course)

Just around the corner was this sweet little shop named Frank & Dollys - lots of lovely things and great service (unlike another handmade shop we visited later in the day - we were being watched as if we were going to shoplift and didn't even get a hello when we walked in. NO money was spent there)!

Hope everyone had a lovely fathers day!