Monday, May 23, 2011

Lots of stitching and a giveaway

Last Saturday I took my beautiful Mum in to work and we had a brilliant day finishing off some quilts we were making for the shop. This is one of them, Designed by Zan Taylor this is the Alpha Beezy Quilt lots of applique but this is a really great fun and pretty easy quilt to make!
 I've been telling you about the kids school holiday workshops that we are holding in July, well this is one of the projects that the 7 - 10 year olds will be making. Its a little pincushion that is also a bracelet. The kids can take the pincushion part off if they like and can just wear the bracelet.
 They will also be making this needlebook, they will learn to gather ribbon to make a flower, they'll be sewing on a button, they'll do some hand stitching and will even have a go on a machine! Should be a fun day!
 These are both of the kids projects, perfect for beginners too, they give you a taste of lots of different styles of stitching, we'll be putting kits together soon.
Valerie at My Patch (my work) is having a giveaway on her facebook page. If you'd like to win 4 Fat Quarters of my favourite range, Sunkissed by Moda, (the fabrics I used in the cushion in the picture) head over to the My Patch facebook page and click 'like'. When we get to 65 likers Val will do the draw.
Don't forget to tell her I sent you :)

Hugs Paula

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A sneek peak and the kids workshop project

I have been working away and have almost finished my next pattern, YEAH!!!

So I thought I'd give you a little sneek peak.
Huge Thanks goes out to Nan (my mum) for doing the amazing embroidery!! She is so incredibly talented!

I've also been working on the kids workshop projects, this is what the 11 and ups will be working on.
I made this gorgeous little cushion with the amazing Sweetwater range from Moda. I am so addicted to this range and I think I really need to make a quilt for my bed with this range, it is just so stunning.
Anyway if you or your kids are interested in joining in a workshop on the school holidays give Val a call at the shop on 02 4455 4087.
Hugs Paula

PS. I'm looking for some test sewers of my next pattern. If you have young kids (0 - 2) could you please email me or leave a comment on this post with the age and gender of your kids and I will get back to you soon with the details.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My first Workshop!

I'm so excited and also totally terrified at the prospect of hosting my first workshop!

On June the 2nd in conjunction with My Patch Fabrics in Milton NSW we will be having a Softie workshop where you can choose any of my patterns and we will take you through the construction and more than likely finish the project of your choice.

I'll be giving you hints and tips to create successful softies, not just my patterns but others as well, you can even make a Sit Me Up Donut if you like, so if your interested please give Valerie a call and book in on 02 4455 4087 or email her, the cost is $40 plus pattern and materials. There is limited spots, so please book early :)

Another exciting piece of news is I will also be hosting a school holiday program for kids! I'll be working with the kids in two serperate workshop sessions. The first with younger kids 7 - 10 year olds and the second with 11 and ups using their machines. I'll be posting pictures in the next few days of the projects we will be making. The cost is $25 and includes requirements.

We have stacks more workshops going on at the moment too, Sheena Chapman is hosting a Kaleidoscope workshop on May 21, just email Valerie and she will send you a workshop programme. Or join the My Patch Facebook page for regular updates.

Hugs Paula

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Babys 5th Birthday Hello Kitty Cake.

One of my gorgeous baby girls celebrated her 5th birthday today, She just adores Hello Kitty, so I had a bit of a google search and found a cake that I liked, I changed it a bit and this is what happened.
 Emma adored the Fairy bread :) 
 Chloe and her 15 friends yes 15, had an awesome day! 

The cake didn't last long though, isn't it always the way, you spend hours and hours decorating and in minutes its gone.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mummys out there, I hope you had a more relaxing day than I did :)
Hugs Paula

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sewing and spending :)

It's been a long while since I last posted, but it's because I have been extremely busy. What has kept me the most busy is my new job at Val's shop in Milton NSW, called My Patch Fabrics, (also on Facebook) I absolutely loooove that I can grab a pattern and some fabric and just get sewing with no designing decision pressure!
One of my favourite patterns at the moment is from 'One Red Robin', the Baby Chibi dolls are just too cute!! I've been wanting to make them since the day the shop opened and I finally got to them this week, what do you think?
 I love the little lady bug buttons in the shop so I added one to the flower on my girl Chibi.
What else is going on, well my Mum who I told you about a few weeks ago is now selling Baby Gap clothes on Ebay as well as the hand embroidered t-shirts. This embroidered Owl shirt is one of my favourites!! The stitching is very very well done, what you expect from Baby Gap and at just $12.50 its a bargain! Luckily I get mates rates :)
 My sister also has an ebay shop with stacks of Baby Gap Pyjamas and clothes, she has also just gotten in some wall stichers, We had a birthday in my house yesterday and my 2nd born was very pleased with 2 gorgeous pairs of pj's and some gorgeous heart stickers for her bedroom!
The love bird jammies are my favourite!
Jack looks sooo cute in this outfit! It has a really nice weight to it, with the shirt over the top of the suit (they are attatched), just beautiful quality and they look adorable with jeans!
This outfit though is my absolute favourite!!! My little supermodel looks so rediculously gorgeous in this Carter's outfit! I'll try and get a picture of her in it, just adorable!
Anyway, back to the sewing room for me, I have so many projects on the go, I just need to finish one and I'll be happy :) wishful thinking I think hehe.We are working on some new patterns for kids sewing classes at the shop, got to get to them early ;)

Hugs Paula