26 April 2010

At My House 'new products & old favourites'

Greetings all,
Well it was a long emotional weekend, thanks all for your super kind comments about ANZAC Day & my husband, he really appreaciates them too.  I kept myself busy (read: distracted) with prettier things than war zones & am delivering these cute tutus to MissChief Maker tomorrow.  They are layered & filled with sequins, pom poms, jingle bells, beads & buttons, lots of fun . . . i asked my girls to model, only one was interested . . .
If you couldn't tell, SHE wanted to wear the red one but i had plenty of pink on the rack . . .
Gorgeous delivery of Kristen Doran Sampler Boarder prints, oh my, i couldn't wait to get started on making things with these beautiful linens but it took me about 2 hours before i could bring scissors to cloth . . . a made a door snake/ draught stopper first, how nervous was i??
So i made this little bag for Shop Handmade, one of the Shop children left this teddy at my place last week, so this is good way to get him home . . .
the lovely Rosalind from Grace Designs sent these beautiful hair clips & pretty bird card over with her gorgeous husband who was returning my light box (for photography) - thanks Ros, lovely surprise & thinking of you - 9 months pregnant & all. 
Being an Army wife with so many lonely nights is what lead me to quilting in the first place . . . so quilt i will - i made these 4 quilts this weekend.  Using up some of my Babushka farbics for Shop Handmade & i know pink always sells well.
But i'm a blue girl, so i'm starting to dig into my Cath Kidston, Rachel Ashwell & Martha Stewart fabrics to try a blue, green, grey with a hint of red look . . . all 4 of these quilts this weekend were square & i like that - they can go on beds, chairs, throws, play mats, seems to be endless uses for square quilts . . . see, i listen to what my customers say when they handle them "this would be great in the cot, then as a play mat".

That just about rounds up my weekend.  Amazing what you can get done when a child has mild tonsillitis, so all activities like sleepovers were cancelled along with the Moscow Circus, ice skating & attending the ANZAC Day march.  ALL the quilts & Kristen Doran new range will be in Shop Handmade this week, along with me as i learn the ropes & start there behind the counter so the Shop girls can actually run the business!!  Can't wait.  Have lovely weeks everyone, mine will be busier than ever with school resuming tomorrow, new job & working on my submission for Handmade Living.  Phew, love Posie
PS how nice, my 'Getting to Know' profile is up on the Mathilda's Market blog - check it out.

31 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Gorgeous! Love those quilts, I am amazed that you can just whip them up so quickly. I sit & contemplate for months before I attempt anything!...unless it's used furniture, then i'm onto it in a heart beat, can't help myself!

Angel.Pearls said...

What a creative place -like it all!! These Tutus are aborable -I guess all girls would like one 'to be a princess for a day'..Hugs//Eva Sweden

Jen (Melei) said...

Everything is so gorgeous (including model). I would love to be able to quilt but so far not so good, lol. See you in June!

Brenda said...

Did you sleep at all this weekend? The quilts are amazing, I'm sure they'll go quick!
I wish I was Shop Girl at Shop Handmade this week.....soooo jealous.

Lizzie said...

I love your quilts, it's funny isn't it, we follow all these fancy patterns, but go back to basic squares and you fall in love with them again!! Simple and beautiful.
Lizzie
xxx

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely visiting your blog. It is so diverse and emotional.
The quilts are very pretty and bright.

Steph said...

Your quilts are gorgeous!! Haven't quite become friends with my rotary cutter yet so not game enough to try anything quilty just yet. I am very inspired though. The tutus are tu-tu cute :)
Hope all is well and enjoy your week.

Karens Hopes said...

Blimey you are a fast worker......
I love the tutu's some little girls will be very happy.
Karen

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

As usual I am overwhelmed by your efficiency.

So funny that your model wanted to do her own thing while kind of doing yours - I get that a bit.

How exciting you will be working in the shop this week. Hope it is lots of fun. Look forward to hearing how it goes.

Lots happening at your house. Thanks for joining in. Lou.

Jennie said...

You got so much done!!
I looove your quilts, especially the blue, green, grey with a hint of red!

kirsty said...

Hi Posie, Lovely to read about you over at Mathildas Market Blog! Gorgeous photo's of your children.

x

Linda said...

I don't know how you do it all Jen! happy times with the new job. the quilts are beautiful

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

wow - you must be one efficient mummy! I've been reading your little blog for a while and have been inspired, thank you. i LOVE those quilts. Bring back the basic squares!

Off The Peg said...

Wow, you have been busy! Four quilts in one weekend, a bunch of lovely tutus, a sick child and a hubby OS. I don't know how you do it! My hubby got back this weekend and its so nice to have him home. I was thinking of you and your family yesterday. I can imagine how hard it would be to have your man away so often especially with a young famiy, but I know you must be very proud of him and the work he does.

Heidi said...

Those little tutu skirts I could see my Mimi twirling in one of those!!! and the flowers and quilt
LOVE them...Happy Day to you!

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

Beautiful beautiful quilts, sigh... x

Sindy said...

What a busy weekend! I am knee deep in packing boxes which is a great opportunity to declutter - I just have to think about you repeatedly moving a family of 6 (and loads and loads of fabric)around singlehanded, and that is very inspiring...

Gina said...

Love the quilts so much Jennie... Superb. Not so much for the pink myself yet you work the fabrics together so nicely.

I also *love* that Kristen Doran fabric! Where did you get it? I'm going to bide my time until I have a project for it bur ive been waiting for it to emerge...

moose and bird said...

You never cease to amaze me. How do you do it? I absolutley love your little tutu skirts, the red is my favourite! And those quilts, absolutely gorgeous. Love Love Love them. Have a happy day. xo

Sarah said...

Sending much love your way. Oh how distracted you have been, such lovely things in your space. Am particularly loving those tutes - as one who worked for ..ahem...quite a big ballet company for many years- yours are fab!!! x

bee said...

Wow those quilts are SOOO beautiful! i can't believe how quickly you make them :) I'm sure they'll be snapped up really quickly. Such pretty little tutus as well - I'm sure they will be loved and LOVED by the lucky girls who get them.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

You have been busy!! Love your work :)

Kylie said...

A productive weekend over at club Posir by the sounds of things. I had a friend pop that she was going to move into the Handmade store on her facebook the other day - had great delight in saying that I knew you and to say hi if she is in when you are working - she sais that she loved your little quilts (but is after a single bed sized one:)

Love the new little skirts - too cute:)

Sally said...

I'm a blue girl too. Great quilts. Oh my... you overwhelm me with how much you achieve in such a small space of time. What's your secret? Do you eat lots of spinach?

Sally said...

I'm a blue girl too. Great quilts. Oh my... you overwhelm me with how much you achieve in such a small space of time. What's your secret? Do you eat lots of spinach?

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow, that photo with all the tutus belongs in a magazine!!

Rosalind said...

Thanks love xx and my pleasure x

Tania said...

Well those cute tutus get a heck of a thumbs up from this neck of the woods - the two year old was pottering past and had to do a full five minute gawp!

Gilly said...

Oh what a smashing array of goodies!

Corrie said...

just beautiful! heh I didn't know martha stewart did fabrics??? how did I not know that!

all looks beautiful!

corrie:)

victoria said...

Hi there Posie!
Thanks for visiting my blog (awhile ago). I have just been looking through and reading yours. Am loving looking at your creations and fabric selections and reading about the ways ou blanance your life.
My husband is away a lot for work, and also just rejoined the reserves, I am often also alone at night with 4 kids!!