Monday, November 30, 2009

November Happenings

Well here we are staring into the eyes of Christmas preparations and wondering how on earth it got here so soon.
This past month has been extremely full so I thought I would just give a quick summary of what has been happening in the world of Riches Stitches.

The start of the month saw this package of loveliness make its way into our letterbox
The November Block of the Month project by Melly & Me which I know I am going to love making when I find some spare minutes ( does anyone know where these can be found?)

I also had the joy of purchasing this wonderful book of inspiration by the lovely Rosalie Quinlan.
There are quite a few pages tagged in here already and once again looking for some spare minutes to attempt them.

We held a craft stall at craft a few weeks ago and I had a few items there to sell. One of which was a peg apron. This was such a hit that I have had a few orders for some more, so have been busy making these. It has been such fun filling orders and then hoping that the recipient will love the colour combinations that I chose.
I will be making more of these to sell at our next craft stall which will be held at the Oakden Carols Alive on the 13th December, with a percentage of sales going to this wonderful organisation.

I also attended the Adelaide Craft & Quilt fair and purchased these beautiful Japanese fabrics
I am looking forward to putting them to good use am thinking that they would look good made into bibs and for applique.

Lastly, I found this great downloadable pattern from Melly and Me and I am hooked.
She is so quick and easy to make and the stitchery is really fun to do. I have colour co-ordinated the stitchery with the backing fabric and I must admit that she looks pretty cute. I am almost finished 3 more and will have to show you pictures next time.


Anonymous said...

lots of yummy goodness there.
I love the little doll.have saved the pattern.


Lou's Mum said...

those little softie dolls are so cute!

debbie said...

Hi, I was just looking a Natalie's blog and saw you left a comment about the fairy. What actually was it, looked like it had zips. Are you going to post a picture on your blog?

nattyj said...

Hi - I noticed you made a comment on Cinderberry Stitches blog about the Stitchery of the Month club. I'm intrigued and would love to find out more, can you point me in the right direction & tell me a little more about his?
Many thanks, Natalie