A trip to the Teahouse…

Today I took a little roadtrip to Warburton… the rolling hills and forests were a beautiful rich green in the morning drizzle. And the glimpses of the Yarra River from the road were just gorgeous… but rolling hill and river gazing will have to wait for another day.

Instead, my good friend Libby Richardson (of Artsmart Craft Cottage) and I spent the day gazing at other gorgeous things located in Warburton.

The Patchwork Teahouse1 

Beautiful fabrics, a huge abundance of trims, threads, notions and scones with jam and cream!! All found in a beautiful shop called The Patchwork Teahouse.

 The Patchwork Teahouse3
The Patchwork Teahouse2 
Libby and I had a wonderful day here…

We arrived for morning tea (which was an indulgent serving of warm scones. YUM!) and planned to just stay for a quick chat. But leave we could not… We met some lovely ladies, who had come from far and wide to shop. They were just lovely to talk with. Then we were caught up browsing through the huge array of patterns and quilting "must haves". Ooooh and the fabric and threads were too gorgeous to leave behind. I'll show you "the additions to my stash" tomorrow.

Before we knew it, we were dining on a scrumptious late lunch and didn't leave until 3 o'clock! Now that's what I call a good visit to a patchwork store!!

If you're in the Warburton area sometime, do drop in for a cuppa and a browse. You'll find many treasures and very friendly faces…

The Patchwork Teahouse4 
Marilyn will also be stocking my patterns very soon, so you'll find her over in my Pattern Stockists list on the left.

You can find The Patchwork Teahouse here and at…

3305 Warburton Hwy Warburton Vic 3799

Phone: 03 5966 2400

Would you like to get a first glimpse at one of Libby Richardson's new designs? (also available at The Patchwork Teahouse) Just about to be released,      "Polly and Friends" is perfect for the little girl in your life.

Polly and Friends by Libby Richardson of Artsmart Craft Cottage 
 These little girls remind me so much of the Sarah Kay swapcards I collected as a little girl… oh how I loved to flick through my cards, sorting and dreaming of the ones I still "needed".

Polly and Friends closeup by Libby Richardson of Artsmart Craft Cottage 
 
Did you notice their hair? (click on the photo for a closer look) These sweeties have REAL PLAITS!! Can you believe it? As an optional extra, there are full colour stitchery panels available for "Polly and Friends". 
So, no tracing or handpainting required if you like a shortcut or two. You can just pick up your needle and get stitching. The colours of these prints are so soft and pretty… hard to pass up. If you would like to paint, Libby often teaches fabric painting in various locations, including The Patchwork Teahouse.
Libby Richardson of Artsmart Craft Cottage 
I hope your day was filled with friends, scones and fabric too.
Until next time…
Melissa  x
PS. Did you enter my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY yet? See the previous post for your chance to win one of my Waterlily Dreaming patterns.

PSS. I would like to thank all of you who have left comments in recent days. Your encouragment and kind words mean more than I can say 🙂

1 Response

  1. what a delightful place! A quilter’s fairyland. ~karen

  2. 2jubilee

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