Rosemary from "Stitch in Time" a wonderful Australian Craft shop in South Australia is exhibiting at the famous Alexandra Palace in North London. I'm telling you this as Rosemary has stocked my products for the past 5 years at her shop and at Quilt shows throughout Australia, but here she is in London taking my patterns with her. eg Thread Bear Bag etc. She will also be displaying work by the very clever Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly and the lovely Sally Miller from Millamac. We wish you all the best Rosemary and would love to join you if we could. Put this on the wish list of things to do and places to visit.
I will be at the Carlton Gardens Quilt and Craft show from this Thursday, with a make and take class and showing new products at the product bar. I love the Carlton Gardens building and its just a mini version of the Alexandra Palace. Sort of anyway.
Picked up the rubbish mail to take to the bin and noticed a whacky new electrical product.
A cup cake maker, what next, I need to go out more. There are things happening in the retail world that I have no knowledge about. It only makes 6 cupcakes and we all know that amount won't even make it to the table.
To celebrate this enlightenment, I have drawn a new cupcake for you to download.
Its a healthy option cupcake with a Strawberry and a Kiwi fruit slice on top. Maybe Strawberry Icing with little fruity chips on top.
Because of my little flyer advertising the launch of the latest Stitchery Booklet called "Crinoline China" I received a very excited phonecall from an embroidery lady saying that she owns the Teaset featured.
Apparently an inherited set from a favourite relative, she was so thrilled to see the "Lavender Crinoline" featured in my booklet.
Often referred to as "Pompadour Crinoline" because of the hairdo. Sitting in her English garden complete with sundial and thatched Cottage in the background.
The embroiderers Hubby was immediately sent to photograph the beautiful collection for us all to admire.
Thanks so much.
Made in England by Lord Nelson
After the phonecall, I visited the Toowoomba Antiques Gallery, Margaret St in Toowoomba and Richard Dowe has 6 trio set available at approx $65 a set, but will do a deal.
So try hunting through the Antique shops to spot the different Crinoline ladies
My stitchery version in " Crinoline China" of the "Lavender Lady" one of 12 completely new Crinolines. available on Website at the end of the month.
Recovering from the 5 day Show at the Rosehill showgrounds,
driving the backway home again through all the wonderful country towns, Antique
Shops , Bookshops, Photographing houses, Thermos of Tea and stitching all the
way. HeavenSome lovely first day customers, Cheryle and Ruth from Cartwright with a Crinoline Bag.
Cheryle has completed the Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines
in just 2 months, now working on the girls from “Cottages and Crinolines” and
wants to start on the new “Antique Sewing Machines’ BOM. Wow I can’t keep ahead
of the girl.
Ruth and our wonderful Mary. Ruth has signed up for the POM
and BOM Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines along with many other dedicated
embroiders at the show.
Such a sweet lady, I want to adopt her, she said so many
lovely compliments, that my work was a wonderful combination of Vintage, Innovative,
Whimsy, Classic, a twist on Country and so so different, a must have in one’s
life. I need Ruth in my life, at least I get to write to her every month and
send herthe cute freebies etc.
Treated myself to 2 sewing related goodies, that I’m sure
you’d like as well. Too late for Mothers Day but I’m sure there are Birthdays
and Christmas. Ist is the “Jane
Austen’s Sewing Box” craft projects and stories from Jane Austen’s Novels by Jennifer
Forest. Beautifully illustrated with direst quotes from the novels and some
handy projects for us sewers, although I won’t be making a muff or a cravat any
“Embroidery was one form of fancy work which could be worked
while in company, demonstrating skill while producing useful gifts for Family
and Friends” a beautiful read with great ideas.I have been eyeing these Sajou scissors for some time. They are
inspired by the French Charles X style, the handles are imitation carved Ivory
and the blades of forged steel, dipped, polished, chromed and hand-mounte. Very
special indeed and they make me smile every time I use them.