Tuesday, 30 December 2008

What's new from The Rivendale Collection

With lots of new arrival in the coming weeks, I'm so pleased to give you a seek peek at Sally's new patterns and samples. After a fabric exchange with Sally some months back it is exciting to see the results - simply, Beautiful.
Kits and patterns will be available for purchase in the next few days.

Monday, 22 December 2008

The Stockings were Hung

At least mine will be...
I received this very special Christmas Stocking and Gift Bag from my dear friend Pam,
and inside the gift bag was this wonderful wooden quick unpick.
Every time I use it I'll remember the many laughs Pam and I had at dolly club when I used to make her unpick her wobberly seams.
Thanks Pam, I just love it!!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

The last 3 months - Through the Window

It has been 3 months since we opened Homespun and Beautiful in Jimboomba. So I thought I would share our store with you - looking from the outside in.

The last 3 months - Tuesday Girls

Every Tuesday we get together to sit and stitch, mostly we laugh the day away.
Helen and Laurel on their best behaviour.
Teresa and Leona have been hand stitching hexagon quilts.

The last 3 months - Melbourne Cup Lunch

Hi girls, finally got around to posting the some photos of our
Melbourne Cup lunch.
Lin never misses the opportunity to give Helen a hug.
Leona, Teresa and Laurel aka Lush settling in for day.

Helen and her daughter Heather with Denise on the end.

Pam her daughter Amanda and granddaughter Bridie.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Vintage Sewing Cushion

The patterns for the beautiful Vintage Sewing Cushion have arrived.
The cushion has lots of pockets for storing needles, pins, threads, scissors, buttons, tape, bits & bobs, with buttons for holding sewing treasures. I been working on a shop sample which I hope to have finished soon.
Have a beautiful day

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Raggedy Station has a new name

Homespun & Beautiful

It has been an amazing and exciting 8 weeks since we relocated our business back to Jimboomba. Along with the move we decided change our name to Homespun & Beautiful as we felt Raggedy Station really didn't describe or tell the full story of where we are going with our business. More on that later...

We celebrated our opening earlier this month so I thought I would share a couple of pics....
Pam, Amanda & Georgia organised the special touches for our open day, thanks girls!!

Jelly Bean Count (456) was won by Leona who guessed 420 jelly beans.

Helen and Mary catching up.....

Helen and I are off to the Stitcher's Dream Day Out on Sunday, I'm looking forward to some time out. The theme this year is vintage and since we have attented every year we couldn't miss this one.

Might see you there.


Saturday, 26 July 2008

Christmas in July Ornie Swap

Yesterday was Christmas in July and finally I got to open my parcel from Leanne. I was so excited to receive such a gorgeous cushion with a crossed stitched snowman.
Thank you Leanne, I love it!!
Pop over and take a peek at what I made for Sarah.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Sarah's Xmas in July Ornie Swap

I joined Sarah's Xmas in July Ornie Swap, it is a down the line swap and Leanne is making for me while I'm making for Sarah. My parcel from Leanne arrived today but I can't open it until July 25th. Should I take a peek a boo - no no that's naughty, I'll just have to wait till Friday.

I hope Sarah likes what I have made for her. Sarah, I hope you get your parcel in time, I forgot you live is Tassie and it may take longer to get to you.

Sarah's Ornie Swap

Raggedy Station is Relocating

Where has the time gone, it's been 6 weeks since my last post. Jeez, sounds a bit like confession!

I so pleased to announce that we are relocating back to Jimboomba. I found a lovely shop in the "Colonial Village" it is bigger, has room for classes and has a coffee shop right next door. What a great place to leave your husband while you shop.
Our store in Regents Park will close on Friday, July 25th and we will reopen on Monday, August 4th.

Our new address is

Shop 11, "The Colonial Village"
689 Cusack Lane
Jimboomba 4280
I pick the keys up today after work, I thought I would share couple of photos of what the shop looks like now before the move.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Noah's Ark BOM

This is Block 3 "Cows" from Lynette's free BOM called Noah's Ark. As alway, I'm a little behind as Block 4 "Kangaroos" is now available.

Bronwyn Hayes New Book - Little Chicken Feather & Friends

Bronwyn Hayes has done it again!
Her lastest book "Little Chicken Feather & Friends" has arrived. There are over 11 adorable decorating projects to make for your new baby. Including 3 quilts, cushions, bags, flower pots, soft buckets and cot sheet sets with lots more. Simply a beautiful book.
Little Chicken Feather & Friends is now available for $32.50

Customers Pics

Where has the time gone, it's been weeks since my last post.
I've been busy getting ready for end of year which means stocktake and lots of sales. More news on that later.

My customers have also been busy so I thought it would be nice to let you see what they have been making. Laurel has been making for her grandchild, Barbara has been making bears and dollies while Doreen has made a stunning "French Braid" quilt for her bed.




Sunday, 27 April 2008

Loubee Lou

I' ve started having "Get Togethers" on Mondays and Saturday afternoons where you are able to make anything you like. Some of the ladies are learning to make dolls (my cup of tea) so I like to have samples made to inspire them, especially nice to see things made from all the magazines we collect.

I have just finished making Loubee Lou designed by Annie Smith for Homespun No: 53 (Vol 8.10). Hope you like her.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Friendship Bolster

I have been making a few samples from the Rivendale Collection including this Friendship bolster. Nice and easy to make with beautiful results. Sally has released another six patterns - all just as beautiful.

Noah's Ark BOM - Block 2

This is my little block 2 from Lynette's free Noah's Ark BOM. I'm making this with Helen and her friend Lynda. I don't know about anybody else but I seem to spend an awful lot of time going through my scraps looking for the right piece of fabric - all for a tiny 3/4" strip. Must say I'm looking forward to block 3.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Happy Easter

Wishing you a basket full of blessings this Easter!

I thought I would share my lastest addition "Hareloom Easter" from this months issue of Homespun. I just fell in love with her, and she's designed by Gini Simpson - one of my favourite designers. I'm really happy with the results, I like her, even my husband made a comment and that is saying something. If you decide to make her, please share a photo with me.

My site is back online, it seems IP address from Australia were blocked, so I will be working had in the next few days to add new products.

Anyway, Happy Easter Everyone! Now were's that chocolate ........


Monday, 17 March 2008

Not Happy, Jan!

Skinny Sammy and Sarafina

Wouldn't you know it, spent the afternoon preparing images for new fabrics, buttons and patterns to add to my online store only to find out I cannot access my my site for some reason or another. If you have been trying to view my store I apologise. I have emailed Donna to try and work out what the problems is. Hopefully, fingers crossed she will get back to me, asap.
Skinny Sammy and Sarafina will be available for purchase along with other goodies looking for a new home.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Noah's Ark BOM

To celebrate a year of blogging Lynette Anderson has designed a
FREE stitchery BOM called Noak's Ark. The first month, which is the Bunnies is available for download. Helen and I have already stitched our first block, now I have to wait a whole month for the next one. This is fun.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Sewing Keeper in progress
Helen and I have been working on the two doll patterns (Melody and Sewing Keeper)along with 6 other patterns we receive on our first Stitcher's Dream Day Out outing in 2006.
Melody is finished but I have been a little slow in completing the Sewing Keeper.....Helen, I promise to finish her over the weekend.
Melody is quite shabby rather than vintage, I'm really happy with her.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Patterns, Buttons and Fabric

Spent the day changing the shop around to accommodate new arrivals which arrived today - lots of patterns, buttons and fabric which I hope to get online in the next few days.
Patterns and Buttons
The first lot Bronwyn Hayes stitcheries kits sold out the moment I opened the box. The new stock arrived today along with Lynette Anderson buttons and patterns. Lynette's designs are always very popular.

Dreaming of Roses
Beautiful romantic floral fabric designed by Jane Shasky.
Blue and Yellow or Pink and Aqua

Friendship, Birthday's and Shopping

What a wonderful way to celebrate our birthday - we laughed, we shopped, we indulged and than we shopped again.
Teresa and I share the same birthday, so we decided to visit Country on Tamborine which Helen found a few weeks back. I was in Heaven, there was Prim every where I looked.
My Shopping
Don't you just love Tula Mae. Helen found her on her first visit knowing I would just love her. I would have bought everything but I thought I better share and besides Helen's boot wasn't big enough.

Outside Country on Tamborine

Helen, Teresa and Me ( I'm the short little fat one)
We can never keep a straight face

Helen aka Sparrow, Teresa aka Cheeky and Laurel (be careful you might be useful)

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Sweet Sewing

Take a look at this amazing cake I found, just incredible.