Monday, June 30, 2008

New Studio

Hi Everyone,

I have some very exciting news. We have just bought an old wooden railway carriage - it will be my new studio! It will be a while before it gets here because of application forms for council and all the preparation work before we transport it here. The carriage is very cute and will match our house. The previous owners have beautifully restored half of it (inside), so there will still be work to do.



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Patchwork Angel on board

Penny from the Patchwork Angel now stocks my patterns. You can find her beautiful shop at Forest Glen, on the Sunshine Coast. The shop is set in a little old church. They have an extensive range of gorgeous fabrics and patterns. Penny and the team have regular classes at the shop. Do call in and say hello next time you are in the area - a 'must see' destination for patchwork lovers.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Groovy Slippers

We are having some gorgeous weather at the moment. Bright sunny days and cool crisp evenings. We have our wood heater on at night now, it makes the house so cosy.

I thought I'd show you my groovy slippers that I made a while ago. They are so comfy. The inspiration for the decoration came from the cotton flannel fabric that I used to line the slippers with - it has a blue background with lime green stars on it. So I decided that I would applique and embroider some stars. I think they turned out great. The pattern is called 'My Favorite Pair' from a Canadian company - their website is lovely.
Happy Stitching,
Sandi B.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Brochures are ready

My new wholesale brochures have been printed and they look great. They feature my first five patterns.

* Theres 'Footy Roo' - for all the footy fans out there. (my sister said that it is hard to find stitcheries for boys, so I designed this one)

* 'Ewe's Fluffy' - I had to have a pattern with a dog on it (we have a border collie dog)

* 'Stamp-A-Roo' - a pattern featuring our own Roo, great to send to an overseas friend.

* 'Sunflower Cow', living in rural Maleny, I had to have a cow.

*'Kookaburra Christmas' - Christmas cheer with a genuine Aussie flavour, a redwork design.

I have been busy this week mailing out the brochures to shops around Australia. So I hope you will find my patterns in your favourite patchwork shop soon! If not, you can always order one from me or ask your shop to order some patterns in for you.

Happy Stitching,

Sandi B.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Welcome to my new Blogsite,

Make a cuppa, grab a bikkie and come over to my place.

This caper all started when I began sewing my own designs. Friends asked me for a pattern. Then when shopping for the fabric for the project, the gals in the shops asked 'whose pattern it was?' then - WHEN can we have your patterns? It all seemed to snowball from then.

Then a wonderful opportunity happened. Meg from Laura May Patchwork & Craft (Maleny) asked me to be her guest at her stall at the QUOTA Quilt Show at Maleny. I said 'yes please'. Embroideroo was launched at the show. We sold lots of patterns. (Whoo - hoo!) Margaret from the 'Gympie Patchwork Factory' bought my patterns to take back to her shop (thank you!)

Meg was again most generous when she asked me to be her guest on her stall at the Mountain Quilters Show at Peachester. We had a ball. (And sold lots of patterns - again ) The Mountain

Quilters really looked after us with seemingly endless cups of [much appreciated] tea and coffee - we were truly spoiled. (not to mention the scrumptious selection of cakes and sandwiches) yummo! I had a great time chatting to all the lovely stallholders and customers. Jodie from Country Beginnings had the stall next to us. Every now and then, there was a waft of cinnamon and vanilla coming from Jodie's stall. Her shop must smell yummy!

I must leave you now with some photos from the Mountain Quilters' Show.

Happy Stitching,

Sandi B.