Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Post until Feb

This is my last post for this year and probably until Feb as I am sure everyone has better things to do in Summer than look at my blog.
Mum will be spending January with me and I will be filling in at Patchwork quite a bit until everyone else is back from holidays.
This will give me a great opportunity to catch up on all the things I have been planning. So win win.
Thank you all for reading my blog and making the occasional comments. I do get a lot of support in the shop for the blog. It's funny I sometimes think I won't do this any more then someone makes a random comment to me in the shop and it makes me think that yes I do have a few people that actually read this good excuse to keep prattling on.
Well I hope you all have a safe and Happy Christmas and enjoy the Summer holidays.
I will leave you with photo's of a blast from the past when people wrote on paper, sent out Christmas cards and kept record of who sent them back. (thanks to Adrienne for this cute book)
A Christmas wish from Emma, can't remember what year this was from but somewhere in the 80's and lastly a photo of me on Christmas day a long time ago with my present of a bride doll.
Can't believe I have the same hairstyle!
So thanks again for all your support we wouldn't have a shop without customers and thanks to my wonderful staff, who always give such fabulous service and friendship to everyone. Looking forward to a good year next year. See you then.
p.s. don't forget we are closed at 4 tomorrow until the 3rd of January.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Echino New Designs Just Arrived

Being the huge fan of Echino, I am excited that the new range has just landed on our doorstep.
Along with the full range of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and Kaffe's gorgeous ribbons.
I have decided to start the new year with a new quilt from this fabric range and adding in some of the shot cottons, which match perfectly. My sketchbook will be having a bit of a workout on my days off.
Don't forget we will be closed from 4pm on Friday the 23rd December until 10 am on the 3rd of January.

Havest Textile Christmas Market

Well Lara, Emma and Jess from Harvest Textiles certainly know how to put on a good market. So many talented young people in one space with the most gorgeous wares. It was such a well curated Market with so many wonderful products and a huge turnout. I was so glad to be there.
Thanks girls.
Checkout the photo's on their blog.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Havest Textile Market Tomorrow

As mentioned before we will be at Havest Textiles Christmas Market tomorrow, so come down and enjoy the day with us and all the rest of the fabulous stallholders there tomorrow 18th December.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Trading

Christmas is nearly here and I am being asked what our trading hours will be. So here they are.
This week will be our last Sunday opening until February 2012.
We are closing at 5pm next Friday the 23rd and re opening at 10am on the 3rd of January 2012
Hope this helps you plan ahead. (image pinterest)

Thursday, December 15, 2011


The lucky winners of the movie tickets are
Claire Napolitano
Kristine Lempriere
Samantha Petroro
Pat Aaron
and Susan Douglas
Congratulatons and enjoy the movie ladies.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two More Tickets

Quick post to say we have two more tickets to Albert Nobbs from Hopscotch Films.So be quick and send an email to and I will announce the winners tomorrow night.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ticket Giveaway - Albert Nobbs

From director Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child) Albert Nobbs is a witty period drama about the lives of staff at one of Dublin's most luxurious hotels - Morrison's - and the hotel's butler, Albert Nobbs... a woman who disguises herself as a man to survive. 19th Century Ireland: for a woman to be independent and single, she must deceive everyone - by passing as a man. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for some thirty years - ‘he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man in order to escape a life of poverty and loneliness. As Albert Nobbs begins to question the world she has created for herself, and thinks she may have found a soul-mate, she dares to hope that she might one day live a life free of secrets. Glenn Close stars in the title role of Albert, an award-winning role she played on stage more than twenty years ago. Close puts in a remarkable, heart-rending performance as the complex character and pulls off an incredible transformation. Albert Nobbs is a wonderful drama full of humour, pathos and tenderness.

In cinemas December 26th.

We are excited to announce a special ticket giveaway for our Patchwork on Central Park blog regulars! The first 5 people to email us at will win a free double pass thanks to Hopscotch films, valid from January 12 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and ACT.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bakers Twine Pom Pom's

We have large rolls of this bakers twine in the shop or it is also sold by the metre. Found this on Pinterest, sorry it's so small.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ribbon Embroidery Necklaces

Saw these on this gorgeous blog I just found and it reminded me of a past craft I used to teach. Almost makes me want to revive the craft of ribbon embroidery.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Scarlet Jones

Just finished a market with Scarlet Jones and will be bring some of the lovely sarongs over to Patchwork, so many people loved the fabric I thought they would probaly be well sought after to be cut up and add that extra zing to a quilt.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Harvest Christmas Market

We are excited to be a part of Harvest Textiles annual Christmas market on Sunday the 18th of December!
There is a great line up including some of our favorite local creatives such as Stampel, Sunday morning designs and Beci Orpin, plus many more.


There is something about dolls that I still like, found these on Pinterest and loved them.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gift Idea

We have just cut long metres (two metres divided down the length of the fabric) of the beautiful voiles we have in stock in preparation for scarves, you can make one wider scarf or two narrow scarves from these lengths of two metres. They are just perfect for summer and so light and soft.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sophie Digard at Scarlet Jones

Just arrived in Scarlet Jones new Sophie Digard scarves and necklaces. Just in time for Christmas.

Subway Walls

Many people who visit NY do not use the Subway but it is a fabulous way to get around this city. The mosaics and sculptures are also worth looking at. These were some of my favourites.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Cute room, love the quilt. from via pinterest.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


A couple of photo's to inspire from Pinterest and a lovely blog I came across called paris apartment. Enjoy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Market Finds

Came across this wool embroidery yesterday and it reminded me of what my Nana made. I love the bold colours on the black background. I will make it into a cushion for my couch.
Also found this cute cookoo clock. Total spent $11

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Fabrics and Cushions

These are a few of the many new fabrics that arrived while I was away. Also a photo of some of the cushions Effie has made for the shop. They are available for purchase for $75 or you can make them yourself for around $15 (no insert, we do stock great feather and foam inserts if required) Cushions make a great pressie and are quick and easy to make. The Tram roll squares are also available in Black and White or Red and White for $10 each.