Monday, July 30, 2012

Popping Down to the Studio

Twice in one day,
have I ever done that before ??
Not sure :)
this one is to tell you that
my little ''pop up'' studio will be ''popping down''
a little sooner
that originally planned.
I have to turn the room back into a guest bedroom
sooner rather than later
and there are a few other things on the go
that mean
I don't have quite the same amount of time
to open the studio.
... but ...
I will still be doing my blogs and facebook,
will still be doing the giveaways,
and will still be selling online
through The Stitchery website.
... So ...
this is the final week,
and I'll only be open on Saturday.
Can't do Wednesday, Thursday or Friday :(
Final day is Saturday 4th August
from 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
... And ...
it would be rude not to have a Final Day Sale!!
Motivated purely by selfishness -
the more I can sell on Saturday,
the less I have to cart back upstairs:)
If you visit the Studio on Saturday
you'll find sale priced
ribbon and lace,
and other bits and bobs.
All 30% off!!
For those who can't make it in,
 you can shop online
for the same sale prices,
which only seems fair:)
I haven't physically marked all the prices down
on my website,
but I will adjust them at this end
before processing the transaction.
For those of you that know me,
you will also know that I like ''real'' sale prices,
so I'm pretty sure you will be happy with them:)
There are a few exclusions
(Theodora Cleave buttons and booklets,
 linens and interfacing,
some of the Makers Studio finished items
and the quilts and tops),
but in general most other things
 will be discounted.
And free postage on orders over $50.00 :)
If you're not sure about something,
just email or call me
and I'll do my best to get back to you with an answer
as soon as possible.
Some ''stuff'' is in very limited quantities,
so it will definitely be a matter of first come,
first served.

before I go,
just to let you know
that I have just received
beautiful big bundle
Theodora Cleave buttons.
As always,
they are divine.

if you're in the neighbourhood,
maybe I'll see you on Saturday.
Have a great week :)

Winner is...

Did the draw on Friday night,
for the Little Red Giveaway.
The winner is...
Brenda R :)
(who left a comment on Facebook)
Let me know your address,
and I'll pop your
Little Red parcel
in the post :)
Thanks so much to everyone who entered,
it seems that red is a very popular colour:)
What shall the next colour be,
I wonder...
Have a great Monday :)
See you soon,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Little Red Giveway:)

Meant to do this yesterday,
but I forgot!!
I made up this cute little bundle of
red and white
a fat quarter of each,
a gorgeous Crab-apple Hill quilt pattern,
''Winter Sampler'',
and the icing on the cake,
one of Barb's fabulous hearts:)
You want it??
Leave a comment here,
or over on my facebook page,
who knows,
it could be your name
that the child
pulls out of the hat.
(he is open to bribes:))
(just kidding:))

Have a fabulous Friday :)
See you

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Treats:)

I have two little booklets
to show you.
Barb has designed them -
one is full of the most divine
little stitcheries
and the other has gorgeous
button story designs.
''When a Bird Sings''
This beautiful little booklet is absolutely
packed with stitchery designs.
It's a pocket book style,
15 pages,
with two and three designs on each.
The sweetest little stitcheries,
so simple to stitch in an evening.
I've started some myself...
you can see them over here.
Barb's signed each of the copies I've got,
so if you'd like a ''special'' edition :)
jump on over to the website.

The second booklet
is a Button Story Stitchery Book ...

...9 pages of designs using Barb's beautiful buttons.
Lots of ideas
to spark your creativity
in both of Barb's books.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous:)

Back later with a new giveaway:)
See you

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quilts for sale

It's time for a big cleanout!!
For far too long, now,
I've been storing quilt tops,
thinking that one day I would get round
to finishing them.
Reality check ....
this is just not going to happen,
even if I live to be 100!!!
thought I would flip them onto TradeMe
to see if I could sell them,
and then I thought,
why not try my website first!!
Now I know that all you girls make your own quilts,
so it's a bit like coals to Newcastle,
but I thought,
maybe you know someone who doesn't,
who might like one partly done,
or a finished one, even.
over the next few days
I'll be popping them onto my website
where they will stay for a couple of weeks
to see if there are any takers.
So far I've got 4 tops on,
but there will be finished quilts to come.
Some of the website pics are not so crash hot,
so here's a taste of what's over there...
...this one goes way back to my Geraldine days,
big, bold colours!

...can't remember if I did this one at Geraldine,
or Dunedin,
but it was made to sample
a range of batiks...

...this was a class sample,
from my time here in Dunedin ...

...and this one was also a class sample...

I love this angel quilt,
and I remember the class was so much fun,
it is wasted
in the upstairs cupboards.

There will be more appearing
over the next few days,
so check in every so often.
See you

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Giveaway Winner:)

Jake's just done it!
Drawn the winner, that is,
Barbara of Timaru,
(who left a facebook comment)
will be getting a wee package in the mail
in a couple of days.
Thanks to all who left a comment,
it was great fun reading them.
I'll be back soon,
to do it all again:)
See you

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Today I've been making
some cute little button bags,
'cos I figured there had to be a much prettier way
to sell my buttons,
than in a plain old,
plastic bag!
The buttons arrived at the studio,
in very ordinary plastic bags,
so the first thing I did,
was to fix that ...
'cos you can't see how lovely they are
when they are scrunched up
very ordinary
plastic bags:)
I raided my shelves,
where I keep the old jam jars,
now they look much better :)

That's when I got to thinking about a prettier way
to sell them:)
So I made little bags ...
and I think they do look much nicer
than very ordinary plastic bags :)

Buttons come a very close second
to lace,
for my favourite things.

It's been fun reading
what makes you go weak at the knees :)
Still plenty of time to leave a comment and tell me,
if you haven't done that yet.
See you later