Monday, September 14, 2009

Today is the day!

Well the day is finally here!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our brand new blog Among the Gumtrees!

In a (gum) nut-shell, this it’s what we’re all about:

We are a group of Australian designers who love to share, so we will regularly offer FREE designs for you to use for your personal use. Aren't we nice :)

Among the Gum Trees is the brainchild of Jenny of ELEFANTZ, who has brought together nine established and emerging designers to offer something new and exciting to the world - their own original designs – free of charge!

Free of charge?! Are we mad?! Well, no we’re not insane, but we do affectionately refer to each other as “the nutters”, and we look forward to sharing our designs, our news, and our ‘nutty’ journey with you through the gum trees!

Starting on Monday 5th October and each Monday for the next eight weeks, there will be a FREE Christmas-themed DESIGN for you to download. (feel free to grab this button for your blog).
Then after Christmas, we will be giving away a free design just for you every month! You will get a free pattern from each designer, in turn. So, one free design every month for you to use for your personal use, but thats just from the 'Among the gum trees blog', become a follower of each of our blogs because we regularly give away free patterns, just because we can. :)

So if you want to check out our new blog you will get a quick run down about each of us, and if you click on our pictures you will find a full profile about each of us, so you have lots of reading to do today, you can also check out our blogs by clicking on the buttons on the 'Among the Gum Trees' blog.

As well as the free designs, you will also receive monthly news from our 'Head Nut" Jenny and notification of all new for-sale pattern launches. The only thing we ask of YOU… is to please spread the word! Let’s see how far those gum nuts can fall from the trees!

Because we are a generous bunch of nuts, we are EACH HAVING A GIVEAWAY to celebrate the launch of Among the Gum Trees. And you can enter them all! But because we have become so good at teasing… we will be launching our giveaways tomorrow!!!

So in the meantime please start spreading the word and add our ‘Among the Gum Trees’ and 'Christmas Freebie' button to your side bar of your blog!

Part 2:

Now onto the other exciting news from me today, I am launching my Block of the Month, 'Life's a Hoot'.

My BOM will work much the same as most others in that my designs will go up for free in the first month and then will be available in my etsy shop if you miss any. The difference with my BOM is that I want you to have time to finish your project in time for Christmas, so the first block will only be up until the end of September, with block 2 coming out on the 1st of October.

'Life's a Hoot' is a 4 part BOM and so you will get the last piece of the puzzle on the 1st of December, so if your a quick worker you can be finished in time for christmas. You will have finished a really cute wallhanging with 4 Owl Stitcherys! Here is what 'part 1' looks like..

I can't wait to see what yours looks like!

Just click on the photo to be taked to my site which is home to all my free patterns. There you will find 3 files, Part 1, is your embroidery instructions and some helpful tips for beginners, you'll also find the pattern and your fabric requirements.

I'd love to know what you think, so leave me a message. If you are interested I will also set up a Flicker page for all the 'hootin good projects' hehe.

So was it worth the wait? Grab a coffee because you've got soooo much to see today! Don't forget to come back tommorow for my giveaway!


  1. I am running out of comments...can't wait for all of this to start....

  2. Thank you so much for this cute pattern! My grandmother would have loved this...she loved anything to do with owls. I'll be thinking of her and missing her while I stitch this.

  3. Wow! You guys sure know how to throw a surprise party!! This all looks to be so much fun! You are all so generous already, this is awesome!

  4. oh well done and good luck to you all. I along with many may others will certainly look forward to this!

  5. Oh Paula, all these freebies all at are wonderful!!!! The Christmas fairy will certainly smile on you...and us...and everyone who knows us...and....!!!!!
    Thank you so rock!
    ;o) Wendy B

  6. Congratualtions on this wonderful launch, Paul and also for the wonderful free BOM. The block looks gorgeous. And I love the saying to it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Very special!!!

  7. How generous you all are. I am really looking forward to the next few months. Thank you.

  8. Just a note to thank you and the other designers for starting this new blog to share of some of your designs free to us stitchers.
    I was pleasantly surprised to find that thru 'Atom' I follow each of your blogs.

    Will be dropping by each designer's blog and thanking them.

  9. I am so excited about your new venture, Paula! I did a post and put the button on my sidebar - I wish you all much success! I adore the life's a hoot stitchery - thank you SO much for this!

    And the comment about Jenny being the "head nut" just cracked me up!

  10. What exciting news with your new blog.
    So I really thank you all who want to share free designs.
    I will put up a button on my sidebar

  11. Wow Paula - fantastic!! And where were you last night?? Busy checking up on this fantastic new venture?? What a great idea and how very generous of you all! Great news and well done! Look forward to keeping in the link and will shortly post to my blog about you all! xx

  12. Thanks so much for the lovely owl freebie..I have put a link to you on my freebies blog..hugs Khris

  13. I have done all 3 please count me in. I am looking forward to some great projects.

  14. ohhh..I love it! I am so glad I checked in. I will print this off tonight. We are disconnecting everything tomorrow(we are in the middle of a move)and not sure when I will get reconnected!
    Thank-you so much for sharing ((hugs))
    Jill :-)

  15. I think it is so cute. I love owls and we have some in our woods. I love to hear them hoot. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  16. I love owls too... and want to be part of this joy;))) Maybe I'll find a little time to finish it too... hope so... (I'll put your your button on my blog)

  17. Oh it's SUPER! I love owls, thanks for sharing.

  18. Gorgeous, I love Owls, thank you, i will make it

  19. oh wow, thank you so much for this BOM! I'm certainly going to be making it soon! I love owls!