Thursday, January 28, 2010


The name describes them beautifully.  You'll now find the Hedgerow fabrics are listed on my website along with these ones called Worn and Loved.  I've still got a few from Mollys Meadow to list yet, but they might have to wait until tomorrow.

I'm also still rag rugging along trying to get a stockpile in readiness for upcoming markets.  A big thankyou to my friend Jenny who rescued some of the fabrics I used in this one.  The old sheets were destined to become rags and I'm so glad she thought of me and grabbed them in the nick of time.  I'm not sure that I would sleep too well between  black or purple sheets, but obviously a preference for some.  Maybe I've been missing out on something!  Still, I think I'll stick to my boring white ones that I love.  My favourite rag rugging time is early morning before the rest of the world at my place start to look for breakfast.  I'm noticing though that I'm getting up in the dark now.  The days are certainly becoming shorter.  A good sign indeed if you're like me and really struggle with the heat.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Two big boxes of fabrics arrived this morning, and these are the ones by Hedgerow.  I'll be listing them on the website as I get time.  There's still some to unpack, but no more Hedgerow.  These will all be $12.00m, so I've kept my promise of a good price.  I'm cutting up samples to post out too, so if your name is on my list you'll be getting them in the next week or so.  If you live within Australia, and want to be included in my "free sample" list, just send me an email with your postal address.  I'll show you the other fabrics when I get them unpacked and photographed.  If you want more photos of any of them, let me know and I would love to do send you some. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I've mentioned Chloe in earlier posts.  She's my 12 year old grand daughter.  I made up the original owl pattern for her, and from that first design of mine, she played around with it until she had her wings, eyes and face just right, and Mrs Owl evolved into what we see here.  Chloe fills them with lavender and sells them at a shop in Stanthorpe called Pure heaven.  Justin & Maria from Pure Heaven sell irresistible body care products and make the best coffee you'll ever find.  Absolutely YUM.  Pure Heaven have developed their own range of skin care products and I was recently given some of their soap.  It came housed in this gorgeous little box. It's now minus it's pretty green ribbon, but I love the way their products are not only scrumptious to use, they are presented  beautifully as well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


No pictures today, but I want to tell you that I ordered some new fabrics this morning.  Country - of course.  If you're not on my mail out list of people to whom I send free fabric samples every time I get some new ones, and you'd like to be, just send me an email with your address and I'll pop them in the mail for you too.  That way you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I start raving about new fabrics.  And if there are other fabrics on my website site that you want to see in "real life" don't hesitate to ask for samples of those too.  It's just what I'm happy to do - don't mind at all.
I'm only buying "specials" off the rep these days, and I love passing the savings on, so they will be a really good price. 

Just in case you don't want to spend the time looking up my email address - 

Monday, January 11, 2010


I had an email forwarded on to me today and amongst the other old photos was this one of Miss Thompson's dressmaking class way back in 1925.  If Miss Thompson was around today I would be the first to sign up for her class.  I wonder what they're making.  Don't you just love those shoes.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Some late nights and a few early mornings and I have this rag rug finished.  The stronger colours work well I think.  You'll find it here

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I've had a lovely time helping to paint two young girls bedrooms this week.  They chose their own colours, so we've got one pretty blue room - very girly for Chloe.

And of course Naomi chose a soft pink.  She's a pink girl and she is going to LOVE her new room.  All gorgeous and fresh and oh so pretty.

I can't forget that  I've got a market coming up, so I went all prepared to do some rag rugging in the evening while we watched a movie.  This one is pastels and pretty.  They know I like "nice" movies, so we watched "The Life of Dan".  Chloe made us lunch of pasta salad  followed by her carrot cake.   She's just 12 and more than capable in the kitchen.  My son in law cooked us roast chicken for dinner, so I   enjoyed every moment.  Even the painting is fun when everyone lends a hand.