Monday, February 28, 2011

Random Class Info

Dahlias from Sunday Market

This term we have started reintroducing classes to the shop. Whereas in the past there seemed to be less interest, the joys of coming to class is being re discovered.
At the shop we have a great room upstairs that has a wonderful outlook to Central Park opposite and has large stable tables and comfortable chairs. Over this week I will describe a few of the classes on offer.
Starting with our Hand Sampler Quilt by Kate. every second Monday night 7.30 - 10pm

Kate's class is always filled with a lot of laughter as you are introduced to the joy of hand patchwork. Kate starts with the simple blocks and works up to more intricate blocks. All the while creating something that is not only useful but your own individual creation.

I find the busiest people enjoy patchwork the most, as it shuts down your mind, so as you only concentrate on the patchwork and not the work you left behind in the office or home.
Definitely cheap therapy, as after everyone settles in a few weeks, all kind of topics get discussed.
Classes are so diverse that all opinions are given an airing.
While all this is going on Kate imparts her wonderful knowledge of the intricacy of patchwork,
when the basic class is finished you can come back for more advanced quilts and instruction on Hand Quilting and binding in the alternative weeks.
You can join a one off class also to learn had quilting and binding also. Ring or email for more information or to book in, or just drop in to the shop for a show and tell session about the classes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New in Scarlet Jones

Just a quick post to show the divine Matta Scarves and Vintage Quilts that have just arrived in Scarlet Jones
95 Auburn Road
Hawthorn East 3123
phone 98824995 for info.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Liberty Seasonals Huge Shipment Just Arrived

OMG this is the biggest shipment of seasonals I have ever had, and looking at them I can see why I had to have so many. Be quick as they will fly off the shelf.
This is a range that was designed by well known illustrators so will be very collectable.
The little book with the illustrations in it is available at the shop for purchase for $10.
Forgot to say that these fabrics will form the next two Liberty Club mail outs. I am off to Sydney in the morning so I will not be posting again until Monday.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Kate's Sampler Quilt by Hand
Sampler quiltt and Effie's Alice Baby Quilt
Carolyn's Machine Strippy
Kathy's gorgeous blue and white Machine Sampler.
Effie's A Line Skirt (learn an easy way to put a zip in.)
Kate Sunday Afternoon Quilt.
Angie's Magnificent Liberty Circles by hand.
Anyone who has been to classes knows that you do not only get tuition in a patchwork class.
Classes are a place where all your problems great and small are discussed and sometimes solved.
Often with a lot of laughter thrown in.
Our class list is now on our website ( a couple are still to come waiting for descriptions) just go to newsletter.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paris Photo's

Find of the day! Macaroon and Chocolate shop on Rue St Paul.
Dogs welcome everywhere in Paris.

Fresh produce market at Bastille, there in the morning, gone in the afternoon.
Paris Gift Fair display
Aesop Installation at Merci

Merci is a wonderful shop with simple stylish displays, and very covetable merchandise, a must see if you ever are in Paris.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New York Display

This is such a cute display and wonderful detail at Lion Brand Yarn in New York, loved the penguins.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Coney Island Art

Yes that is snow!

Paintings on Glass Bricks at the Railway Station

Spent the last day in NYC riding the Subway with our 7 day visitors pass, we decided to stay on the E train which went all the way to Coney Island (about 45mins) It was all I expected from seeing it in many movies. This mural is opposite the train station and is by Os Gemeos.
The detail is just wonderful.