Friday Faves!

Hey lovely quilters, happy Friday to you all! How has your week been? Mine has flown by again, leaving me wishing everything would slow down a little. I’m dreaming of beach holidays, warm sunshine, sandy feet, and icy cold pina coladas!

To celebrate Summer in the Northern Hemisphere our Friday Favourites are the Fishy Fishy Fishy, Little Mermaids, Spring Fling, and Denim & Daisies patterns. We’ve also taken 20% off our Little Mermaid pins.

You can find the patterns and pins in our Etsy store and our independent web-store. The Denim & Daisies quilt pattern is a foundation pieced pattern.

I’m devastated to report that my brain still isn’t functioning as it should. Trauma’s a b*tch. The desire to work is there, I’m designing like crazy and have several dozen projects in the queue, but I can’t untangle my brain enough to convert them to fabric. The weirdest part is I have total clarity when it comes to writing the patterns and doing the math. Go figure.

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I’m getting help for my brain tangle, I’ll be back to being me soon I hope. In the meantime a huge sincere thanks to everyone for your kindness.

Take care everyone and have a fantastic weekend, toni xx

Hey lovelies, it’s $4 Fun Friday

Hiya lovelies, it’s $4 Fun Friday.

The Wild West, My Family dolls, A Mermaid’s Tale, Mr Fox’s Garden, Little Mermaid Pins, and The Rabbits at Hyde Park are all on special in our Etsy store this weekend.

$4 for the PDF patterns, $11.50 including postage for the printed patterns, and $15 plus postage for the two Little Mermaid Pins. These a great stocking stuffers!

Our latest free pattern “Scrappy Bears” is available for download from our Freebies page. Did you know we have a whole page dedicated to freebies? Pop on over and have a look, there’s a great selection to choose from. Simply click on the photos to download the files.Screen Shot 2018-06-22 at 11.18.42 pmI’m still muddling along and feeling a bit out of sorts. I’m not feeling particularly creative which always feeds my anxiety and leads to a lot of frustration. I know everyone is a little over snowmen right now, but I’ve been playing with these guys this week. They were in my scrap bin and I thought I’d resurrect them. Never fear the cows are still on my worktable ha ha!

snowmanOkay I have to go and change the sheets on the beds before the weather turns gloomy and wet again. Then think of dinner. Then maybe, maybe I’ll get to do some sewing ha ha! Enjoy your weekend everyone, toni xx

Mermaid Tales + Five Dollar Fridays

I’m bored with being sick and I needed something to do while I was Netflix-ing and letting the antibiotics kick in. Mermaid Tales needed rebinding, so Ms Janome and I did some sneaky sewing. No-one was home to stop me, the fun police were at work and school LOL. It really only took half an hour to do I promise. I’m not good at doing nothing, it drives me crazy.

 

 

The mermaid dolls are from the Happy Quilts book, are easy to make, and match this quilt perfectly. I always link you to Amazon, but I’ve been told that Amazon are charging Australian customers anything up to $50 for the book plus postage. You can find Happy Quilts here at Book Depository for around Aud$26 with free postage.

Five Dollar Friday is back and A Mermaid’s Tale is on special in our Etsy store for $5 (plus applicable taxes) until Monday (my time – AEST).

You can buy the pattern directly from me, if you prefer, by using the buy now buttons below. I will email the PDF pattern to you, so please keep in mind differences in time zones. Thanks.

I’ve put the PRINTED pattern on sale too for Aud$12 including postage. I love how WordPress now allows me to put a simple shop on here now!

Dinner is ready and all joking aside I’m tired and I’m wheezing, so it’s time to call it quits for the night. Take care, toni xx

 

Day 10 – A very fishy Xmas

Hi and welcome to Day 10 of our Christmas in July promotion.

Today’s super-special is the Mermaid’s Tale quilt pattern, which is on special for $4 only. Pop on over to Etsy to grab your copy!

 

Fishy Fishy Fishy is also on sale here! 

I’ve left the Northern Exposure and Patchwork Elephants patterns, plus the Henry the Moose enamel pin, at their special price for the weekend.

I have (3) copies of each of the Mermaid’s Tale and Fishy Fishy Fishy quilt patterns to giveaway today. Simply fill out your details below to enter, please remember to let me know where you are from.

Congratulations to Vicki, Carolyn, and Thia who have each won a copy of the Patchwork Elephants quilt pattern, and to Kelly who won the copy of the Happy Quilts book.

I hope you have a lovely weekend everyone, toni xx

Henry is not a Mermaid.

He’s a nerdy Moose and he’s in our Etsy store tonight. Henry the Moose is a hard enamel pin.

– Approx. length – 3 cm (1 inch) and width – 2.5cm
– Metal + enamel pin – Gunmetal metal detailing.
– Smooth shiny surface.
– Glitter antlers and suspenders.
– Henry has a butterfly clasp.

A Mermaid’s Tale is in our Etsy store tonight too for the special introductory price (PDF) of $5. I’m sorry about the terrible photograph, it’s much nicer in real life. I’ll take more photos when the plumbers and electricians have finished in the house.
Remember the hot water system blow-out? Well it’s caused some major issues, and we are replacing the plumbing and some wiring throughout the whole house. The disruption and mess is huge and I think I may actually faint at the bill :oP
The house is almost 60 years old, so it had to be done eventually. The catastrophic failure just happened sooner than we had hoped LOL.
Have a great weekend everyone, toni xx

Ps. The free dollhouse quilt will be available this weekend too.

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Paper Mermaids…

I’m almost done with the mermaids. They remind of a string of paper dolls, bright, fun, colourful. I’ll have the quilt done tonight and the pattern ready sometime mid-week.

mermaid quilt newWe’re still without hot water. Strangely hubby and I are enjoying the austerity of bathing from a bucket of water. It’s startling how little water you need to get really clean. The main pain in the toosh is boiling the water on the stove first.

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I’m taking it one day at a time. My stress levels are such that I can’t turn off my fight or flight response. It’s a bit scary but we’re working on it. I’d love to move out of suburbia, maybe to a cottage in the country. Maybe have some cows and ducks and geese, dogs and cats, and no scary neighbours LOL.

mermaidsHave a great week everyone, mid-week for the mermaids and the free doll house quilt pattern. xx

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Just keep swimming…

with the mermaids.

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That title could apply to us too. Our hot water system dumped 315 litres of hot water all over the laundry floor yesterday… eeeek! $3000 later…

mmaid hairHenry has finally arrived! All orders and prizes will be sent out tomorrow. Henry will be in the Etsy store this weekend. Hopefully the mermaid pattern will be too, but no promises. xx

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