Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Free July Calendar

With a new month almost upon us, it's time for your free July Calendar:
July symbolises the eighth birthday of my little business, so this months featured photo is of the very first pattern I released back in 2006, Family Melody.
This pattern means a lot to me. The piano in the photo belonged to my grandparents (that's my Nan in the picture holding my dad) and I spent a lot of time with them when I was growing up; it was my happy place and they truly shaped my life. We would all gather around the piano and Nan or Pop would play for us. They did try to teach me but I proved to be a "one handed player" only :(
I have mentioned my Nan countless times over the years, as she was the one who taught me to stitch and her embroidery was perfect; such an inspiration. She has been gone for almost 20 years now but everyday I think of her and treasure those times I sat with her; watching her stitch, threading her needle and playing in her sewing basket. I opened her sewing basket the other day and it still smells like her and flooded me with such wonderful memories.
This months quote is sweet and simple yet speaks volumes about whats really important in life; all the little things.
I have a few fun things planned for next month to celebrate Threadbare Creations birthday, so stay posted but firstly I have revamped the Family Melody pattern and added it to my shop HERE It's available as a PDF file only for $3 (AU). I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed designing it :)
The July Calendar can be downloaded HERE.
Hope July is a wonderful month for you and your family.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Whats in Issue Four- A Preview

Issue Four of the Threadbare Ezine is all about celebrating August and September and will be covering Children's Book Week, Spring Cleaning, Fathers Day and Football Finals.  I have had too many ideas for projects (which is always a good thing) so I will have to see how many I can accomplish in the time frame :)
Spring Cleaning means a lot of time spent in the laundry, washing etc, so the projects are designed to spruce up your surroundings while you work.
Both of these projects are quick and easy and fun to make :)
There will be four Fathers Day projects and I'm sure they will delight any dad:
These little neck ties, remind me of my dads tie collection when I was growing up or though dad had a bright purple paisley one which he wore most often (and he probably still has it).
If your dads a golfer, like mine, he will love this project. This only takes a couple of hours to complete but I'm sure it will be admired for years to come.
And if hes a lover of Chess, like my husband is, this will be a great gift idea for him. 
We are avid AFL fans so the Grand Final is a big event in our house and usually signifies the first BBQ of the warmer season. The Football Finals section has three projects and will also include templates for Soccer, Rugby and Gridiron for you to adapt the projects, depending on your families preferences.
Children's Book Week is a fun dress up time for the kids and its a great way to encourage them to read. There will be both a girls and boys project plus two little projects which would be great as gifts or for you to make just for yourself :)
So that's a little look inside the next issue. It will be available early July :) 
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