With spring just around the corner - next week (!) its just about time to think about making up some Christmas projects! Not too early, as from October onwards life gets so busy with functions and catching up with friends. We are starting to get patterns in for small projects including table runners, small gift bags, decorations for the tree, beautiful embroidered cloths and cross stitches. Yes we have a great supply of cross stitches - all types of designs, both large and small - maybe a good idea for over the Christmas break?
We have started receiving our orders placed at the recent gift fair - I found some different products this year, a lot designed and produced in Australia, which is always a good thing. We have scented blocks that will keep your fabric smelling beautiful - Boronia being my favourite. Small notepads with Australian wildflowers - printed from paintings by Australian artist Meryl Bell.
We are building up our supply of Sashiko, small designs at the moment but larger projects on the way. Have you seen Sashiko stitched in the variegated thread instead of the traditional white? It gives a totally different look!
Also new is the Quilter's Journal - a must for every quilter! Keep detailed notes about the quilts you are making, this is a fantastic Christmas gift idea.
We are waiting for a new delivery of the Diamond Dotz - a great stocking stuffer for little people - both girls and boys!
Good luck with keeping the weeds at bay over the coming weeks! and hope you fit in some stitching too!!