Monday, January 26, 2009

So I promised you news!

Well it's fun news about Cathy and me and Audrey & Maude. After reviewing Cathy's adorable Poppy and her Puppies in Issue 1 of the new UK mag Sew Hip we were asked to provide a couple of exclusive patterns as well.

In Issue 2 you will find Flirty Florence!

Flirty Florence

And in Issue 3 you will find Henrietta the Hippo!

Henrietta the Hippo

I love all her angles!

Henrietta the Hippo

They even put us here!

Audrey and Maude

Which we had a fair old giggle about. And just so you know, that's Cathy on the right!

Now, onto the work in progress pics!

I finally finished the top of Chloe's quilt!

Chloe's quilt


Chloe's quilt

I know it will take another very long time to quilt but at least the design part is finished.

Chloe's quilt

And it looks nice and vintagey which was what I was after. More importantly - she loves it!

And this photo is for Leslie.

My knitting

I am knitting a lovely cardigan that I found via this fabulous girl. Katie is always making lots of lovely knitted stuff and inspired me to get the needles out again. She's not bad at the old quilting either - check out her latest couple of completed projects - gorgeous!!

I love this design and I already had just the right amount of wool in one of my favourite colours ready and waiting.

My Summer knitting

Hopefully it might be done in time for the cold weather.

It's our last week of school holidays and then I can get stuck into all my projects.

I have some work for another more local magazine to get done and my latest Four Seasons quilt swap to complete.

I also have all sorts of new patterns drawn up and hopefully will have some of them ready for the upcoming Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show. Cathy and I will be doing our applique canvas classes for the kids again which will be fun. And this year it has changed venue and is being put together by these fabulous people so I can't wait. Of course there will also be lots of other great crafty bloggers there so if you live anywhere near it's a great opportunity to meet them and all sorts of other fantastic retailers.

This week's weather is expected to be the hottest it has been in 100 years! 40 deg (104f) and above for four days - eeeew. Sounds like hiding inside and sewing weather to me!


Beth said...

Congratulations! I will *have* to get my hands on Issue 3...Henrietta is adorable!

It's hard to imagine heat over 100 degrees for days at a time when we are battling snow and ice. Too bad we can't split the difference and both be in a lovely 60 degrees!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- you guys need to come here and cool off -- that's HOT!

Congrats on your beautiful new patterns -- they're both adorable. Chloe's quilt is gorgeous and I LOVE that sweater you're knitting -- it's going to be fabulous!

Fran said...

Oh, I just bought Sew Hip yesterday especially for the hippo pattern! I want to make it for my cousin's birthday as she loves hippos. I've been following your blog for a while, but didn't make the connection!

Melody said...

How awesome is that? Congratulations...

Andi said...

Congratulations about the Audrey and Maude news (or is it Maude and Audrey ...LOL)
I just LOOOVE Chloe's quilt.
Andi :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt top. The pattern combination is beautiful! You sure inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

Jodie said...

All I can say is Lucky I got that autograph last year.....

Cathy said...

Love Chloe's quilt! It looks so good! Maybe you should teach Chloe how to hand quilt it!!!

Thanks for exposing our faces - I still giggle about how we got those photos! Anyway all I can say is we are such brilliant photographers (magazine worthy!!)

Anonymous said...

That quilt is fabulous!

I'd love some super hot weather right now. We've just moved from Alabama, USA, to Pittsburgh, PA, and winter is yucky!

I really enjoy seeing all of your beautiful handiwork. I show it to my girls, as well. We admire all of it.

Anonymous said...

Chloes quilt is just lovely, looking forward to seeing your finished knitting too - it;s a gorgeous colour. I popped over to Philigry blog and have bookmarked to have a good read -
lisa x

Amanda Jean said...

congrats on being published in the sew hip magazine! that's fantastic!!!

and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt. be-aut-i-ful!!!

Tamara said...

Clever girls! Three features in that magazine, you must be happy with yourselves.

Chloe's quilt is lovely, nice when it turns out how you planned.

Christine said...

Chloe's quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I found the first issue of Sew Hip in a local newsagent at the weekend. Loved it and will be looking out for later issues now.

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations. The magazine features look amazing and you even have great headshots as well!
I have to buy myself a subscription once I move.

Cass said...

Congratulations ans now I will really have to get a subscription. Hope to see you at the Sydney Stitches and Craft again

Philigry said...

oh my, there is so much to smile about here. the magazine article and patterns are so awesome! congrats! you two looks so great. that quilt top is amazing. i love the whole look.
your surface is going to be beautiful! I am so glad you got your needles out again. i can't wait to see this on you. the color is one of my favorites!

a friend to knit with said...

YIPPEE!!!!!!! i LOVE that cardi!
and in that green! it is going to be lovely......especially with that hair of yours! :)

congrats on the patterns!!! the apron is beautiful...and the hippo! what is not to love about that hippo!!!!

Nikki said...

Congratulations! That's great... you fabulously famous gals, you..... well done.

Anonymous said...

That quilt is just divine Louise!!!! I love it! I have a little quilt envy ;]
Congrats on the sew hip thing too - great projects!
I hope you are coping in this heat - blah I am soooo sick of it!! I am just glad this wasn't the first week of school for the poor kiddies.

Twiggy said...

Hi there
I bought a copy of Sew Hip last week and I'm currently making Henrietta for my little boy, she is lovely. I'm quite pleased with myself as I have NEVER used a sewing pattern, which is quite shocking as I'm 39!!! so thanks to you I'm learning new skills :)Keep up the good work your work is lovely.
Twiggy x

Karin said...

Henrietta is ADORABLE! Congratulations on your feature!

Corrie said...

oh I love everything! you clever girl! the quilt is gorgeous and so are the patterns!

well done

Lily Mulholland said...


LOL!!!! Yes you are and deservedly so! Henrietta is gorgeous.

And Chloe's quilt is an absolute stunner. Love it.

Kellie said...

Well done yet again my friend! They are selling Sew Hip at our local newsagent! It was even too hot to sew!!!

Sarah said...

I really love the Hippo and will have to try to get myself a copy of the magazine.

Molly Betsy @ Star Cottage said...

You inspire me. What fabulous creations. ;)

maritessb said...

i have to say i was searching for wedding quilts and i ran into the one you did last year? GORGEOUS. I hope you don't mind I posted it on my blog as an inspiration to do mines.