Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

I have just only begun to reorganise our website.  A lot is to be done with updated stock and inventory.  THIS JOB is going to be HUGE!
Do you ever have a job that is just so overwhelming that you just want to cry? I mean is it this job or is the 4 cups of coffee I have had today, OR is it all the chocolate I have eaten?
Who knows but this is my lot for this week.
This is a mammoth effort and I have no idea how long this will take or how many hours it is going to require.
Starting our stock levels from scratch and just rebuilding seems to be the only way to go.....
that means, unrolling and measuring every bolt of fabric.....
I am not a computer geek, I do not pretend to understand computers, all I know is at times, well a lot of the time there are not what I would call USER FRIENDLY!!!!
I am praying that there are some elves out there with time on their hands this week to help me......surely surely surely :)
So with another coffee in one hand, a bunch of chocolate in a bowl on the side, here I go with my cutting board as my measure, and scanner armed we are off to REDO this website once and for all!!!!!
Mrs C xx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Inspiration under my nose

I have been having a lovely time getting more of our sample of Berries and Bluebirds done.  It is just a great way to spend some quite time.  I am finding needle turn is getting easier and easier the more I do it.  Hmmmmm, I do remember a piano teacher telling me that many years ago....
Speaking of pianos, how cool is this?  I am not sure I have shown it before but it is what is left from an old piano.  I really want to take out the middle and hang it on my wall - well that was the plan for the shop.  But now as we are going 'online' Im not sure it would fit in our home.... I hope I can find a good home for it before Thursday...
And what about these birds? A lovely lady in Adelaide gave me a box with a gorgeous china tea cup in it, this was the box......I just love them and Im thinking they will be incorporated somewhere soon.....
and, last but not least, is this fantastic stovetop kettle.....HOW AWESOME is this? If only I could find one in the shape of a Christmas Tree......
so As this blog post is titled, Inspiration under my nose, everywhere I look this week I have been seeing the most fantastic things in the most obscure places.
I think it is definately time for this designer in the closet to finally COME OUT!
Can't wait to chat again real soon,
Mrs C xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Skating Sue Swap

I was recently in a 'mini quilt swap' and we had to make a mini quilt with this paper pieced 'skating sue' on it.
HERE IS WHAT my swap buddy Billie, went me....
HOW COOL IS THIS? and it even has (what I like to call) CHRISTMAS TREES on it :)
I love this and now I cant wait to get my new sewing area all decked out so I can put in in pride of place.
Mrs C xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Fun in Adelaide

I was very fortunate this past weekend to have attend a quilt retreat in Adelaide.
I got to catch up with my cousin,
eat yummy food,
get gifties.....
meet lovely women that all share a passion for craft, food and yummy wine,
make a lovely stitchery that was designed by Fee,

I cant wait to finish this as it will be a gorgeous project bag, thanks FEE love your work!
and search out places for more retreats.....

oh and there was this surprise waiting for me at the airport when I got home yesterday afternoon, well hello Manu!!!!!....
so all in all it was a great weekend and I dont know how I am going to top it next year....maybe Pete Evans? or Curtis Stone? he he he he

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

where one door closes another door opens

We announced yesterday that we will be closing the shop front doors to the Christmas Beetle on Thursday 21st March and we will be going online.
So where one door closes another door opens and by closing our shop front doors it just make way for us to create more, design more and get back to what it is that we love to do.....C.R.E.A.T.E.....
If you are in Albury, we are having 50% off everything in the store till we close the call in and say hi..
Be blessed, there is always a plan.
Mrs C xxx