Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Little Bit Of Cuteness

Before I announce the winners of Threadbares 3rd birthday giveaway, can I just share this little bit of cuteness??
This is Ben, my parents new 8 week old puppy. A few weeks ago they lost their much loved German Shepherd, Rex which devasted them both (dad the most, he loved that dog!!!). It was very sad, Rex was always great with the grandkids and he took his role of protector of the property very seriously!!!
Poor mum is waiting on a knee replacement (possibly both knees!!) and has trouble walking and this little anklebiter doesnt make it any easier!!! She cant seem to take two steps and hes under her feet lol.

But he is a cutie and has a lot of growing to do and a lot of mischief to get up to, Im sure. He has gorgeous big paws and hes not very coordinated yet but hes a wonderful addition to the family!!
Ok so on to the winners!! Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment....and the two winners of the Family Values BOM kits are:
An email is on its way to both of you for your postal details.
Well Threadbare Creations is 3 years old and theres lots happening in the studio, most of which I cant share just yet but hopefully soon!!! Its been a flurry of creativity, the studios a mess, Im covered in cottons and it looks like takeaway for dinner.......but I wouldnt have it any other way!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Three Years Old

The other day I was sent a renewal for my business registration.......Threadbare Creations is 3 years old!! I really had no idea what to expect when I started and I could never have imagined that I would have done some of the things that I have in that time. I have met some amazing people, taught some wonderful women, shared lots of designs and had incredible support from some many lovely people!
I am very fortunate to live with three gorgeous people who are the source of my inspiration, my motivation and my creativity. Without them I wouldnt have achieved anything!

So I want to celebrate!!! I have, to giveaway, 2 full pattern sets of my first BOM quilt Family Values.

This quilt was actually the first pattern I designed but it didnt get released for a few months due to some layout and quilting problems. It represents the core of Threadbare and also our family. Every stitchery has a direct meaning to Les and I as parents or to all of us as a family unit. You can read more about them here, here, here and here. I often wish I could wrap up every family in this quilt......the world would be a happier place!

So please leave a comment on this post and I will draw 2 winners on the 29th (the actual 3 year anniversary) and remember to leave an email address if you are a no reply commentor.

I have enjoyed the first three years of my little business and look forward to many more.

Monday, July 13, 2009

3 Winners

I have 3 winners for my new pattern "Butterflies and Blooms" Sewing Machine Cover. Thanks to all who entered and for the amazing comments, including the ones regarding Maria. She is a really anti-social cat but loves to snuggle up on my knee at night to supervise what Im working on.

To quickly answer a couple of questions from the comments......NO, Maria was not part of the giveaway (although if I find that she has attacked my curtains again, it could be a possibility lol) and secondly, if you are not a winner and would like the pattern, grab a cuppa and head over to Fiona's beautiful online shop. She has copies and will be happy to help you out!!

Ok so the 3 winners are:
An email is on its way to all of you, for your postal address, so we can get them in the mail.
Last week was busy with some health problems with the older members of the family so I spent as much time as I could stitching on the new BOM:

Had to be a cat in there right?? This project is almost at an end and Ive enjoyed working on it and cant wait to share it and the inspiration behind it with you.

This week Im starting work on a magazine project. I have been brainstorming with a very good friend of mine, who wishes to remain nameless and creditless (dont worry Jules, your secret is safe with me, I wont tell a soul lol) on a summer tablecloth. Im excited about this and cant wait to get it all together!

Hope you have a great week!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Reveal and a Giveaway!!

My studio is part of the garage and at night when the temperatures drop, it gets cold in there. I always cover Princess (my Pffaf) with the hard cover and then throw an old beach towel over it, to prevent the moisture getting in. It was time for a change, a sewing machine cover.

So this is my new design Butterflies and Blooms. The fabrics I used are April Cornells Natures Chorus, which are just beautiful and with some pretty applique, ric rac, old buttons and lace it makes a wonderful addition to the studio.

Defintely a lot prettier than the old beach towel and more practical Im sure.

The top, back and side panels are all pieced and quilted as well. I have 3 copies of this new pattern up for grabs, so if you would like to win one, leave a comment on this blog post and I will draw 3 winners next week. (Please remember to leave an email address if you are a no reply commentor).

Maria kept a close eye on the binding process and she seems to approve, must be the butterflies. She agrees its a cover fit for.....the Princess!!

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