Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Toytime Circus

Hello again everyone,

Can you believe that it has been a whole week already? Time has flown, I guess that's easy to do when you have a Christmas holiday inbetween. I hope that you enjoyed Christmas and plan for a Happy New Year!

Again, not in any particular order, but here is block 3. It also took me 3 hours to complete from start to finish.

My pictures are a little poor this week, due to a flat battery on my regular camera. But who could wait until it was charged. I just finished the eyes on these blocks and had to get them up for you to see. Did you pick up on that then... blockS! That's right I have another block for you this week...

Block 4

Only 4 more blocks to go and I will be ready to piece the quilt top! This is a fantastic quilt for a first timer, because of it's large easy to applique pieces and also because it only has 7 blocks (plus borders), so it is something that can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time. This is so exciting for me though because this is the fourth BOM program that I have started and looks like it will be the SECOND that I have actually finished. Are you like me and start a new BOM every other week? Well maybe not every week, that might be a bit of an exageration, even for me. But I will admit it is really nice to have a little variety when I sit to sew.

Happy sewing.

Monday, December 27, 2010


This is a little nibble for you!

I will be in the shop tomorrow from 11am-3pm, you can either give me a call or e-mail me Keep checking back for more updates.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Toytime Circus

Hi, I'm Sarah and I am going to be doing the Toytime Circus BOM for Colleen (Mummy) at the Cobar Quilt Shop. She has numerous BOM programs that she runs and you can see what is available here. Traditionally in Block-Of-the-Month (BOM) program you will be sent 1 block per month however we are able to tailor a program to suit you, for example if you require 2 blocks per month we can arrange a payment plan for that too. I will be powering through these BOM's though just to get the shop sample finished, hopefully 1 a week, so that I can start the next one (BOM) of course. *BIG smile*

The Toytime Circus BOM is a Kookaburra cottage pattern that Colleen has precut fabrics into fabric packs to be sent out to our customers each month. It can be purchased from the on-line store here, or by calling the store on (02) 6836 3606.

Now to the fun part...

This is actually Block 5, but who says that everything needs to be done in order?

These penguins are so darn cute!

I have done the applique on my sewing machine, simply because if I had to do it by hand then it would be done in, oh I don't know, maybe 20 years! The eyes I found to be a little small for the applique stitch so I did a small satin stitch to hold them in place. I like to use a thin pellon behind my work for extra stabiliser, but I have also used 'tear away' on other projects. The pellon makes my project much softer and easier to manovour under my machine as apposed to the tear away which is a bit stiffer but a much more economical option that can also very time consuming when it comes time to tear away all the excess. This block took me almost 3 hours to go from fabric pack to finished.

 For the people who would like to join me in this BOM here is a button that you can add to your sidebar to let everyone else know that you are addicted. Here's how:
1. Right click on the image below and "save picture as..", then type in a name for the file. (such as Toytime)
2. Click on the DESIGN tab on your dashboard.
3. Click on the ADD A GADGET
4. Scroll down to PICTURE and click the plus on the right side.
5. In the LINK field type ''
6. In the IMAGE field, select 'from your computer' and then browse. Locate where you have stored the image and select it.
7. Make sure the 'shrink to fit' box is selected and then SAVE.

So come on, join the fun and do a BOM with me!

Monday, December 20, 2010


An update on a couple if sale items.
We only have 1 of these fabric packs left, at this great price.
Regular price $92.... SALE PRICE $55.20

Also, only 1 of these Gutermann Thread packs left.

 200 spools of thread,  regular price $620........SALE PRICE $310.00

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brother Sewing & Embroidery Machines

Would you like one of these under the tree this year?
There are some brilliant machines on special at the moment. I really like the NV900 which is a sewing & embroidery machine, and it's a great price! The 780D embroidery machine is discounted for the first time,  so it's a bargain at $1299. Click on the image below for the full catalogue.

It's time for Christmas presents

This fat quarter pack is the "Carolina Collection" designed by Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics.
The pack has 16 fat quarters.
Of course there has to be a special word in here, so..
Regular price: $92.00
Be quick!

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Chrissy Presents

The bargains just keep on coming!
This time we have a special on these great Ott-Lites.
The RRP price on these is $139.95, although we usually sell them for $129, ($10.95 less than RRP), but we are offering them to you at a discounted price of just $89.95. That's a huge saving! This price is for one week only and will finish on the 20th Dec, so don't miss out.
They come in Pink or Blue.
We also have a couple of the grey ones, which are exactly the same only not the pretty Pink or Blue colour and they are reduced to just $69.95. They also finish Mon 20th Dec.

Chrissy presents

This fantastic THREAD BOX is on it's way and will be here any day now. We only have a couple of them, so if you want one then let  me know asap.
They have 200 spools of thread in 16 different shades. That's a retail price of $620.00 without the tin!
We will  be selling these fabulous packs for approx half of that. Now that's a Christmas present! So get in early and let me know if you would like one

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bird House Special

I have decided to have a special on these little birdhouses'
The regular price is $19.95 but I'm putting them out for $5
I have 8 of them, so be quick! as they will make cute Chrissy presents. If you can't get down here just give me a call on 0268363606 or e-mail me.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Very cute panels

How cute is this!

and this....
 and you just have to love Blue Jean Teddy.....
 still cute.....
 and very cute!
These will all be on the website shortly. If you can't wait that long, then e-mail me here at the shop, so you don't miss out.


I have just finished getting the new Amy Butler fabrics on the website. If you would like to have a look then just click here.

Monday, December 6, 2010


This kit/pack can only be purchased by CQS members. (AT THIS PRICE) To join, and become a CQS member you will need to pay a once off payment of $5. Once you are a member you will be able to purchase the CQS kit of the month at a special discount price (up to 15% off!)
Regular price  $300.00,  less 15% = $255.00 plus registered post $14.00 = $269.00
Click here to go to CQS  and become a member
This is a beautiful Christmas quilt, designed by "Kookaburra Cottage", using a combination of simple blanket stitch applique and stitchery designs.

This fabulous 10 block Pattern and Fabric kit makes up this wonderful fun Christmas quilt. The large applique pieces and simple designs make it the ideal quilt for all skill levels.  Kit includes borders and binding.
Please Note: This is a picture of the quilt that was made by Kookaburra Cottage as a sample.
We have used fabrics from Nancy Halvorsens "I believe in Santa" range.

Remember: It is never too early to start your Christmas projects, or too late for that matter, as then you'll have a head start for next year

Specials Specials Specials

WOW! Do I have some specials for you. We had our Christmas community party on Saturday night and had these great specials on. As some people may have missed it, I have decided to extend it until Saturday the11th Dec. Everything you see in these 2 pics are on special. Check out the

If that wasn't exciting enough, check out these new Amy Butler fabrics, that have just arrived.
These fabrics are now on our website. CLICK HERE

Friday, December 3, 2010


Toy Time Circus by Kookaburra Cottage has just been cut and can be purchased in my STORE
It is also available as a BOM

I am so excited and can't wait until I get to see this quilt all finished.

I have just come home from a Sydney trip, mainly for personal reasons, but I still had to visit at least one fabric warehouse whilst there!
Of course I just had to have some new fabrics for you. I managed to get some wonderful cot panels with co-coordinating fabrics that had just arrived. Very exciting! For all of you that love BOM programs I also have a new program coming that involves piecing rather than appliqué. I saw the quilt finished and it is beautiful. Keep checking back for previews of all things "New".