Hi.

Hi folks, I thought I’d pop in and say hello. After a supremely busy few weeks there’s been a sudden lull and I don’t know what to do with myself.

late night reindeer

Tidying up my workspace is on the top of my to-do list and I made a start tonight. After a year of non-stop activity it’s become a chaotic mess and I can’t find a thing. Look at those tidy threads and buttons! They will stay tidy for 0.3 seconds but look… TIDY!

tidy up 1

tidy 2

I have a box of drawings and templates to sort out, and there’s ‘that’ thread box to tackle. I think I should just add tinsel, don’t you think it looks like a thread Christmas tree? ;O>

THAT thread

It’s also time to find the boxes of Christmas decorations and get into the spirit of all things tinselly.

xmas quilt 1

Did you see the photo on Facebook of my visitor today? A tiny snake in my drink bottle. He was so small but very aggressive. He was swaying like a cobra about to strike LOL. At least he wasn’t as big as this guy (who was on our verandah a little while ago).

theres a snake in my bootsnake bigly

While I was looking for the photo of the python I found this photo of the projects from the Happy Quilts book. It was taken the day that everything was returned from the publisher. It was such a relief to be done LOL.

happy quiltsNext week I’m going to do a survey to see what you’d like me to tackle next year as well as size preferences etc. Have a bit of a think about it in the meantime, I always appreciate your input. Have a lovely weekend everyone, I’m determined to get to bed before midnight tonight so I’d better log off and finish up for the night. Take care, toni xx


Do you need a quick Christmas project to make? These little reindeer are so easy to put together and look really sweet. The pattern is free (click the “Free Stuff” menu tab at the top of the page).

reindeer decos

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Five Dollar Friday.

Hi y’all, it’s FIVE DOLLAR FRIDAY!

The Frosty’s Christmas, High Noon, Barn Stars, and Mr Fox’s Garden PDF patterns are on special for $5 each (plus applicable local taxes).

The printed patterns are available for $10 each including free shipping worldwide (plus applicable local taxes).

I’ve also put the PDF mug rug patterns on super special this week. They are perfect for quick gifts.

The Santa and Reindeer PDF patterns are $3 each and the Boris and Felix PDF patterns are $1.50 each (plus applicable local taxes).

I’ve bundled the (2) Christmas mug rug patterns and the Boris/Felix mug rug patterns together so I can send them out as printed patterns. You can find them here. Choose either the Christmas or Boris/Felix options.

I’ve got 40 minutes to take up a hem on a velvet evening gown. Help me!!! xx

Look what I did.

I bought and put up a Christmas tree. The lights needs to be fixed and the box of decorations found, but it’s up. A real plastic tree… wonders never cease.

xmas2I can’t decide what quilt to hang on the wall behind it. I put up Santa’s House 2 but I might swap it out for another one. The furniture needs to be moved around so I can’t decide yet.

I popped into Peppermint Stitches this weekend because I needed some fabric for the free Santa sack pattern I’m doing for Therm-O-Web. Except I totally forgot the Christmas fabric and walked out with a sack full of Tilda fabrics instead. Ooops! The free pattern will be available in about two weeks time. Stay tuned!

Otherwise not much is happening on the sewing front. It’s Kel’s last week of high school, hubby has taken a week off work to tile our laundry floor, and I have a chore list as long as my arm to get through. I’ve got to make a date with those Tilda fabrics though :oD


It’s the last day to pick up a copy of this week’s Five Dollar Friday patterns. Santa’s House 2, Reindeer Games, and Flamingo Dance are on special this weekend for $5 for the PDF pattern and $10 (including postage) for the printed patterns. xx

 

 

Five Dollar Friday!

UPDATE: The kids ordered pizza for dinner so I had time to make an Etsy listing for the printed patterns. TEN DOLLAR FRIDAY for printed patterns is here! FREE postage worldwide. Find them here on Etsy – use the drop down menu under the price to select the patterns.


Hiya lovelies, it’s Friday again and these are our Five Dollar Friday PDF patterns for this week.

Santa’s House 2, Reindeer Games, and Flamingo Dance are all Aud $5 each (plus any local taxes payable) until Monday.

If you prefer printed patterns (posted to your mailing address) please scroll to the bottom of the page for details. The three printed patterns are on special for Aud$10 including free postage!


The last of the Henry pins are on special this week too. You can grab a Henry Jones Jr. enamel moose pin for the amazing price of $7.50 which includes FREE shipping worldwide.


It has been another super busy week and I’ve barely had the time to look at the sewing machine much less get anything done. I’ve spent all week, an amazing amount of time actually, putting together sample pattern packs for retailers, posting prizes, and formatting the new patterns to fit six double sided pages.

Why six? I have to keep paper patterns under 50 grams otherwise the postage price almost triples. A pattern that weighs under 50g costs $2.95 to post o/seas, a pattern that weighs 51g+ costs $8!

Frostys-Christmas-Craftsy
Frosty’s Christmas Quilt Pattern

Can you believe Christmas is only six weeks away? Scary stuff isn’t it. I bought a Christmas tree this year. It’s in a box on the lounge room floor. It’s been there for three weeks and the cats think it’s a new piece of furniture LOL. I keep looking at it, willing myself to put it up. Christmas is a time of intense grief and loss for me and I struggle with it. This year I’m determined to turn that around. Little steps…

cawfee

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to those of you who have ‘bought me a coffee’ using the App in the sidebar. I was made aware of the App by another quilter/artist who encouraged me to put it on the freebie page of the website. I don’t make a great deal of money, certainly not a wage at this point, so I’m immensely grateful for your generosity. Thank you.

Well, it’s back to the grindstone for me. There’s dinner to be thought about, coffee to be drunk, and fabric to be cut up into little pieces and put together again. Quilts to be made!

Have a lovely weekend everyone, toni xx


FIVE DOLLAR FRIDAY PRINTED PATTERNS

* Free postage worldwide included in the price. I’m not sure whether this Paypal payment system will allow you to purchase multiple patterns at one time, my apologies if it doesn’t. toni xx

Santa’s House 2 Quilt Pattern

* Free postage worldwide * Approx. size is 60 1/2in x 64 1/2in. * All templates are full size.

A$10.00


Reindeer Games Quilt Pattern

* Free postage worldwide * Approx. size is 47 1/2in x 47 1/2in. * All templates are full size.

A$10.00


Flamingo Dance Quilt Pattern

* Free postage worldwide. * Approx. size is 53 1/2in x 74 1/2in. * All templates are full size.

A$10.00

 

Soft Kitty.

Why is it that when I say I’m taking time off, and I’m really feeling like death today, do I suddenly have the urge to get stuff done? It’s a mystery to me.

I thought I’d do some more re-binding today. Easy hand-work while my butt is expanding on the couch. Spud thought otherwise; I turned my back for two little minutes and there was a cat! LOL

Candy Cane Christmas will have to wait for it’s new wrapping! xx

soft kitty