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More Crimbo Gifts



Muriel, not my mother in law the other Muriel, came in the shop today. Muriel is a very good friend of the shop and has made these wonderful Christmas bits and bobs. The fabric really sets off the duck doorstep as it has a feathered effect and just look at the eyes…they are courtesy of my Grandma’s button box; I love it when Grandma’s buttons get used because it means that she is still with us. Awwwww.

And as if that isn’t enough look at the oh so cute snowmen…Merry Christmas everyone. You can send me your pics of Christmas bits and bobs if you like, so that I can show them off for you and share ideas with other people in our community.




quilted stockings


I love this blog post as it is such a simple idea and such a simple pattern to share. Thanks Sam for giving us all inspiration 🙂

fixed on the unseen

I got the inspiration to take on this project from Pinterest (duh).


I learned to sew when I was about 15, and it’d been since that time that I’d sewn anything.  But I decided to whip out the ole sewing machine and give it a try.

First, I had to go to Joann’s and get a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler.  If you download their app they have a 50% off coupon, so it ended up being $30 instead of $60 for everything.


I got my fabrics from Hobby Lobby.  They came in a little bundle of 5, so I got 2.  The stockings would probably have been cuter if I’d selected each fabric myself, but this saved time and money.  I also got some thin batting and fabric for the stocking cuffs and liner.

Next I cut out all my squares at 2.5 x 2.5.  54 per side, 108 in all.  And…

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Oh no! We’re already thinking about Christmas


Denise Christmas 2013
I can’t believe that I am talking about Christmas when it isn’t even June yet!! I also can’t believe that Michaela’s Christmas wallhanging class is filling up so quickly that I have now booked Denise to do another one. We are going to run this one as a mini quilt course over three sessions. On Monday October 28th the first session you show you how to applique, the second session, Monday 11th November, is on foundation piecing and the final session, Monday October 25th, is layering your quilt and free machining meaning that this quilt will be ready to hang up for Christmas; so go on treat yourself to a mini quilt course for Christmas.