Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thank You, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has shared this year with us all at Patchwork on Central Park.
This year has been great and we expect to keep up the high standard next year.
I am sure you will all join me in saying what a wonderful team of women I have working for me at Patchwork. So a big thank you goes out to them. It would not be the shop it is without them.

We will be closed from tomorrow afternoon at 3pm (24th Dec) and we are re opening at 10am on the 4th of January. I am really looking forward to 10 whole days off, kind of as I intend painting and setting up a studio space..
Gordon will be bring in my new shipment of the Liberty Summer Seasonals on the 4th so if you are around pop in.

So have a safe a joyous Christmas and see you all next year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas at Scarlet Jones

What am I doing up at this hour? I foolishly went to bed after dinner and this is the result!
So instead of laying there wide awake I thought I may as well check out a few blogs and do a post.
Scarlet Jones is full of gorgeous things at the moment, vintage inspired Christmas decorations as well as having heaps of the beautiful Place des Lices bath and products at bargain basement prices. Great for stocking fillers.
I am no longer importing this product so it is all being cleared.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Melbourne Cottages

Flemington is a suburb of Melbourne that retains quite a few Victorian Cottages, here are a few photo's of cute ones that I took yesterday. Unfortunately for Glen Iris (the suburb I live in) the older houses are being bulldozed at a very fast pace and being replaced by a shiny new house.
Such a pity.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Helpful Hints

I borrowed this great book from a close friend and thought it was worth sharing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea's

This scarf is a nice quick last minute gift idea for someone that has everything.
You need 1.75 cm of voile and 25cm of liberty silk.
I used the Anna Maria Horner voile for mine.
You can make two scarves from main fabric but we do have some half lengths of AMH cut at patchwork.
Rip voile in half lengthwise and rip off selvedges.
Rip your silk into 5 pieces selvedge to selvedge.
Join 3 pieces together.
Place silk strip flush onto side edges, sew along edge 1/4" in. (cut off excess when you reach the end of voile.) repeat.
Fold silk piece in half and sew along fold. repeat.
Place another silk strip along the bottom edge of scarf and sew. repeat. (I washed mine as I like that no so new look)
Finished ready to wrap.
The scarf will be in the shop if anyone wants to look at it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Fabrics

For a bit of a change we have just received our New Range of Denyse Schmidt's fabric before it is in stores in the USA.
As usual it is not your average fabric Which is perfect for me. It will be on the net tonight.
p.s. French Espadrille's at Scarlet Jones $45

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Gifts

Just a quick post for a couple of Christmas suggestions. Bakers Twine $10, Liberty Packs, Les Olivades packs and scarf fabric.
The voile is just perfect to make a scarf. You can hem it or just rip it and machine 1/4" from the edge. Wash and tie into a knot to dry. Both ways look great.
Sorry the phot's are a bit fuzzy, I left my camera home so had to use the i phone.