It's Sunday afternoon and I should be writing patterns for a magazine deadline, however I couldn't resist showing you some of the new things going on this week. (of course - yes I also know it is also known as "the perfect stalling tactic")
I have just added a new photo album to the blog from last weekends Christmas in July retreat so you can all take a peek at what we got up to, Gail has more photos on her site too.
if you have been lucky enough to pick up your latest copy of Australian Homespun Vol.9 No.7 you will find this project to stitch in time for Christmas - It's in the weekend workshop section, quick and simple to make & perfect for gift giving.
The range of fabrics come from Moda "Swell"
And if you would like a little more of a close up view this is where the finished project sits while I write to you (with Twelve Red Robins in the background) and a messy work space, I did manage to clear a little space to snap away.
Like I said....a little space, between a new design on the drawing board and the iron. It is not possible for me to be neat and creative at the same time and normally in a 'stitching frenzy' you would have trouble finding the surface of the table....so the the best invention in my studio you ask? - a door to close at the end of the day, for what can't be seen is not really there, right?
Oh yeh, here is the sneek peek (below) I showed you all those months ago, I guess it had you thinking at the time.
This issue also features Emma and Lisa from Buttonberry have you seen their gorgeous site? If you are overseas and wanting to get your hands on a copy of this months issue and your local store doesn't stock Australian Homespun you may like to visit these places
Now I really need to get stuck into pattern writing and finish my deadlines (& stop the stalling tactic) the quicker I do that the sooner a new design can be created....hmmm I wonder what is on the drawing board next?
Till then, Natalie x