Monday, March 26, 2012


March Madness is what I should call this month's post Ü  As always we've both been busy with our creative as well as family life.  Hope everyone is enjoying the Autumn weather here in Australia and, of course, our northern hemisphere friends will be looking forward to Spring and all the beautiful bulbs popping their heads up through the earth.  Lovely time of year for all of us I feel.

Our exciting news for this month is Cath's project in the current issue of Handmade AND making the front cover as well!  Jan's news is that she has a four page profile plus project in the current issue of Country Threads.  Here's a look at the cover of Handmade  and Country Threads

If you click through on the "next" button under both covers you will find the pages with both of our news.  How exciting is that? 

This month's freebie is Cath's Teddy Banner.  This is the last block and the May posting will have the final instructions for putting it all together along with a cute way to join the little quilts together.

As always, email Cath at for the pattern etc.  We realise that sometimes it may seem a nuisance to email us for patterns etc but we really like the personal contact that this enables us.  Ü

Cath's showcase for this month is a mixture:

Fairy Trio

This lovely wall hanging is 50cm x 84 cm [19.5" x 33"] There are three very cute Teddy Fairies stitcheries and a fourth stitchery that says Bears.... This wall hanging is very easy to put together and is suitable for the beginner patch worker to make.
Hard copy pattern... $12.. includes postage.
E pattern......... $7

Raggedy Shelf Sitter

This Raggedy is very quick and easy to make. Would make a cute addition to your Raggedy Collection.
Hard copy pattern... $12.. includes postage.
E pattern......... $7

Charli Anne

I know I have had her on before... but she is my favourite doll.......
Hard copy pattern... $12.. includes postage.
E pattern......... $7

Pattern on Special

Here I have a set of hang tags to attach to the items you make. There are two cute Raggedy designs on these tags and they come in two different sizes. The set you receive will be clean copies... my name will not be on them.
E pattern only.... $2.50

A sneak Peek at Cath's latest dolls... These little cuties will be a free pattern in the next issue of The Rusty Tin Roof, which is an online free magazine. They are Spring and Summer..... How cute are they........

Jan's showcase is also a mixture....

M'ladys Passion
Originally designed as a BOM but the pattern is now available.  It has been very popular and looks stunning in any range of fabrics.  There are two wooden embellishments that are also available if you choose.  Because of it's complexity the pattern is not available as an ePattern.

Pattern is $50AUD.
Pattern with 2 Embellishments is $65AUD

Take me Shopping
A very roomy bag with extendable sides.  The right shape and size for a day out shopping.  Make it bright and breezy, pale and pretty, fun and funky - depending on your fabric choice; the options are countless!  The stitched panels can be replaced by an extra matching fabric.  Make it in a weekend and enjoy using it for a long time.

Pattern is $14.00 Postage included
Epattern is $7

Second in a set of three cushions making use of the same fabric collection.  (No 1 & 2 in following posts.  The appliqué motif is applied by buttonhole stitch with added embroidery and embellished with the BeJeweller and Swarovski Rhinestones. The ruched binding adds the style!

Pattern is $12.00AUD Postage included
ePattern is $5.00AUD

Jan's special for this post is:

To Stitch ......
A4 size and so useful for carrying your current small project.  Pockets to hold the pattern and the workings and a beaut way to hold your threads with covered buttons.  Scissors and needles are catered for as well.  The cover stitchery is testament to our love of our craft.  A must for every sewer!

ePattern only is $5.00AUD

The freebie for this post is one of Jan's stitcheries.  Made up into a drawstring bag but possible for it to be used in any way at all!

Email Jan on if you would like the pattern.

We hope to have some new and interesting projects for you next month so make sure to come back.  We may even have a nice little surprise for one of our lucky followers who comments! ;)  Until next time, enjoy this time of year no matter where in the world you live.  Perhaps you could email a photo of your Autumn or Spring garden to Jan so we can share next month?  Until then, Happy Stitching from

1 comment:

  1. As always such beautiful projects that you have shown!! Congrats on the publications!! Cant wait to see what you both have to show next month!!