Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Cowboy Boot Christmas Quilt Close up

Ladder display as part of Xmas decorations

Our farm after bushfires

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful customers and I look forward to another creative year with you in 2013.  Next year the studio will only open on the first Saturday of each month and by appointment/party booking.  This week has been busy with bushfires at our Rathdowney farm and trying to finish my Xmas orders and presents!  The heat over the last weeks has warped my quilting table and the tracks have moved so my quilting machine decided it didn't want to co-operate with my last minute quilting (grrrrrrr)!  I dream of a cold Christmas (not white, just cold!!)  So I blasted the air conditioner on it (and me) and finished the above Cowboy Boot Xmas Quilt and a customer cot quilt, but still have a few pressies to finish.  Xmas/New year is always hectic in our household.  With last minute orders to fill, Xmas shopping, Calf marking,  Hubby's birthday and usually a New Years Eve party, I am all Bah Humbug.  My Favourite day is 2nd January when it is all over (including the NY hangover) and I look forward to a New (and less hectic) Year!!  Best wishes Rob :) 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Quilts

Shari's Raggy Quilt

Backing from same fabric

Shari (my wonderful cardmaker) asked me to make her a large black and tan raggy quilt.  The finished size is 225cm square.  It is the largest raggy quilt I have ever made but will be the last time I make such a large one.  Joining the last of the quilt was murder on my arthritic back.  But I am very happy with the finished result:)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Items in Store this Week

                                                   Fleur Noir Cushion Front  $25 + P&H
Venice Reversible Shopping Tote $40 + P&H

Venice Cushion $25


Reverse of Venice Tote
Just a few new things I have made this week.  I have a few other new cushions but no photos yet.  Will get them on the website this weekend (hopefully).  Sorry for the quality of the Venice Tote photos but the cushions show the fabric clearly. Rob:)

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Handmade Goodies in Store

Fa la la la la Raggy Quilt
Well I am trying to get into Christmas mode but it always comes around way too quick for me!!  This is the first of a few Christmas quilts I have planned for this year.  Fa la la la la is a lovely quilt that could be used all year round.  The colours are very muted, greens, turkey reds and oyster greys.  Now back to making bags for Xmas pressies.  Rob

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Windsor Lane Quilt & Clancey-Rose

I love to receive feedback from my wonderful customers.  It is always lovely to know someone is using your quilts/bags etc.  Clancey-Rose was given my Windsor Lane Cot Quilt by a very special friend and her mum sent me this beautiful photo.  (I have permission from mum to use this photo:) So I had to share it cause it was so sweet!!

New Items in Store

Village Frolic Mug $13

                                                   Burgundy Serandade Mug $13

Forget-me-not Lace Mug $10
Octagonal Juliette Mug $11

Brown Stripe & Cameo Mug $12
Blue Willow Oval Platter $40
Lots of new items arrived yesterday.  Pictures above show the new mug designs and a new Blue Willow Platter.  Great ideas for Christmas presents.  Check website home page for Studio open days and more great gift ideas for Christmas and birthdays 

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Items this week

Black Le Poulet Cushion

Red Le Poulet Cushion

Ruby Toile Quilt

Backing & Binding fabrics

Wellington Toiles by Nancy Gere
Headed to Aratula (Qld) yesterday to drop off some new goodies to the lovely Homespun store on the Cunningham Hwy.  I love the drive from Beaudesert to Boonah (detour to Aratula) then onto Rathdowney (so do a gazillion motorbike riders) the countryside is just beautiful.  Even after no or little rain the rolling hills and mountains are lovely.  So if you go for a country drive head to Aratula to check out Homespun, little cafe next door makes yummy toasted sandwiches (I'm addicted to toasted sandwiches) Antique Store and fruit shop up the road.  Also fruit and veges for sale at farm gates so good to support the local Farmers!!! Take an esky on your drive for your fruit and veges and the wines you buy from the local wineries.  Stop at Rathdowney Pub for proper burgers or steak sandwich (not like maccas rubbish) it is a great country pub usually a few characters at the bar!  Sounding like the local Tourist Info Officer I know, but I love the area and love living in it!  OK back to my homemade wares - photos above of new goodies for sale at Homespun.  They are having a 1st Birthday Market Day on 1st December with handmade stalls, Sausage sizzle etc so if you are out that way check it out!! regards Rob

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Items this Week

Another busy Saturday at the studio.  This week I have made a quilt, bag and cushion cover.  The quilt is again from Holly Holderman's Penelope range but I have made this one in the blue Toujour Eiffel fabric.  The blue is a lovely cornflower blue and looks best with white furnishings.

Backing fabric

This reversible shopping Tote is red and white zig zag on the reverse side. 

French General cotton/linen cushion cover fits size 16 insert.
Prices and sizes on my website regards Rob

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Items in Store

Had a busy morning on Sat at the studio (even after late night with the girls).  I made three bags from the lovely Communique range by Wilmington fabrics.  The fabrics are art themselves so the bags would look lovely in a studio/library/office for storage. I also made a lovely raggy runner from the Curtin Call panel also from Wilmington fabrics.  Will post photos of it after I have washed it.
Communique Reversible Tote

Reverse fabric of Communique Tote

Communique Photography Tote

Communique Telephono Tote
Check out more photos on my website  regards Rob

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Bag in Store

Sorbet Damask Shopping Tote

Large Shopping Totes are great for sleepovers, beach bags, book bags, laptops/ipads for uni, craft bags etc. This one is bright tangerine and candy pink.  The bow is removable if you wish. They can be washed and ironed with your normal cottons. This one is $40 + P&H

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Quilts in Store

Pink Windsor Lane Cot Quilt

Another lovely range from Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics


Letters from Paris Quilt

This is a lovely quilt and sold quickly but I have a few similar fabrics that I will put together ASAP for Christmas gifts.  So keep an eye on the What's New section of my website.  Regards Rob