Friday, March 24, 2017

Every Day

Perched on our avocado tree

The fig trees are a species native to Queensland - ficusmicrocarpahillii

Every day we have the opportunity to choose a positive attitude, to be the change we want to see and to encourage ourselves and others to face the future with faith and hope. There is always something to be grateful for, always some grace and beauty to focus our attention on, always new dreams to dream and work towards. Life is an incredible gift. What I see and capture through my camera reminds me to focus on all that is beautiful, excellent and praiseworthy - and there is never any shortage of those things if I will but take the time to look.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Seasonal Sewing + Etsy Update





As I stitch I like to think of the little stories the fabrics tell. Sometimes they speak of seasons, other times it may be happy tales of the garden. The block directly above was completed on the day of Mr J's wedding - here it is sitting with Master T's groomsman's waistcoat, new shoes and satin tie. I believe my favourite Ice Cream Soda Quilt block is still the one below.

I've really enjoyed sourcing more favourite fabrics and Extra Fine polyester thread in new colours for my Etsy shop. Many of the organic fabrics I stock are exclusive to the Australasian market in regards to their colours or the fabric type. Other fabrics have been purchased directly from the US or are now out of print and very difficult to find. There are a handful of fabrics which are not organic, including a cute Little Red Riding Hood print which is a very fine 75% linen, 25% cotton fabric. I've also introduced flat rate shipping within Australia of $3.50 on all fabric orders. For US fabric orders, I can usually ship a whole metre (39") at the rate quoted for a half metre, depending on the fabric's weight.

With so many beautiful fabrics on hand it's very tempting to think about sewing more than just quilts. The Wee Wander print above would make gorgeous little girls dresses. What would you make with the Little Red Riding Hood fabric?

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