Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Season's Greetings

I'll be taking a short break from tomorrow and will re-open on  Tuesday 5th January.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season.  Thank you to all my customers and friends for your support in 2015.  I'll be back in the new year and will try to be  a bit more diligent with my posting!


Friday, December 18, 2015

potd - Chiyogami

Some new chiyogami  paper  patterns which arrived this week....

Thursday, December 17, 2015

potd - Scissors

These are the same scissors as I use in the shop.  I only have a limited supply - the one's on the left are $65 and the ones on the right are $90.  They're both excellent but the ones on the right are divine! I just had mine sharpened after however many years and they feel  beautiful to use.  If you're in Hobart I recommend the place in Elizabeth Street  (near the corner of Brisbane St) for sharpening.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

potd - Some More....

I've just put out some more obijime cords, kokeshi and furoshiki wrapping cloths....

Monday, December 7, 2015

potd - Books

These books arrived this morning. The colouring-in book is inexpensive ($20) and has some great patterns that you might be able to adapt for embroidery or other textile projects.  'Hello Tokyo'  has 'handmade projects and fun ideas for a cute, Tokyo-inspired lifestyle'. I'm not sure if collage fridge magnets and polka dot tablecloths will make you feel like you're in Tokyo but it can't hurt to try! It would be a lovely crafty Christmas present anyway. :)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

potd - Around the Shop

Around the shop....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

potd - A Few More Furoshiki Designs

A few more furoshiki designs that I'm putting out today...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

potd - Furoshiki

We've got lots of furoshiki wrapping cloths. They're  used and as-new in  varying sizes  and fabrics - much more attractive and eco-friendly than Christmas wrap. I've made up an info sheet with lots of wrapping instructions and am happy to help.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

potd - Quilt Backings

I 've finally got some more of these very useful wide quilt backings. They're Japanese designs but made in India. 280cm wide and  $35/metre. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

potd - More books!

Some new titles that arrived today...

Friday, November 13, 2015

potd - Yukata Fabric

Old (1970's? ) yukata fabric...

Sunday, November 8, 2015

potd - Dance Fans

I've been very busy with the Shop Hop and haven't had time to post my Photo of the Day  - I'll try and be more diligent!  It's going to be a warm day in Hobart today so here are some nice cheery fans that I've got in the shop at the moment. They're actually  quite large fans  for dancing (about 50cm across) but could be very cooling as well...


Monday, November 2, 2015

Shop Hop Specials

The Southern Patchwork  Shop Hop has started and I've got lots of discounted  'Shop Hop Specials' . You don't have to be a Shop Hopper to get the discount price  - but it's not too late to sign up.