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Happy Friday to you!
Do you love sewing boxes! I do... ever so much. My lovely Mum gave me this beauty for my birthday recently! Photo (3)
I thought it might be fun...
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A Coffee In the Garden

Anemarie is a lovely quilting friend from Brazil that I've been able to meet through blogging. In recent years it has become "normal" for us to meet others across the world through social media. But, I still find it particularly special... knowing that a little of my creativity...

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Are there enough words?

I'm not really sure that there are... International Quilt Market is mindboggling to me.
The sheer number of exhibitors, the amount of creativity and imagination under one roof! The sum total of knowledge, different techniques, "quilting wisdom" and design experience... just think of it!
How many seams have been sewn... or quilts have...

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One Day In May ~ Pattern Catalogue

Needlework is one of those things that takes hold of your heart. Designing is like that too. I love to create and play with fabric and thread, and particularly enjoy discovering new ways to use commonly found products.
My aim is to produce a unique range of patterns that combine simple...

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Come, frolic with me!

Have you been participating in this years Fabric Frolic? The Frolic is a fun annual shop hop... an event anticipated and enjoyed by many a passionate quilter/fabric collector/avid stitcher!
The Frolic has been running since January 17th and finishes on the 26th... so just a few days left...

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Giveaway Time & A Feast of Colour!

(Giveaway winners posted at bottom of post.) Each year at Australian Quilt Market, I relish the opportunity to catch up with friends and to see what wonderful new delights they have for us to create with!
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Just an average Friday night… (in Venice!)

Well, here I was thinking I was in for an ordinary Friday evening in Upper Ferntree Gully... dinner and tidying done, babe settled and asleep, me on the couch playing with a spot of designing. Well surprise! Instead I've been delighted to find myself window shopping in and around St Mark's Square, VENICE!!! (I know what...
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The little things…

As the end of the year approaches and the festive season begins, once the organising is done and the days of celebration arrive...
I begin to breathe a little more slowly. The days are all of a sudden less busy and there is more time for the little things...  Soaking in the...

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Joyful Angels…

Remember how exciting it was to open the little windows of an advent calendar? The memories we have from childhood seem to be all the stronger when they are flavoured with a sense of excitement and wonder. One of my recent fascinations is with vintage advent calendars. I found these beautiful examples Read more