Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of a crafty year

2009 has been my most productive year, craft-wise.

It has also been my first year of blogging which has been wonderful and amazing!!
I am so loving my new crafty bloggy community and want to thank you all for your support and friendship.

Wishing you all a happy new year.
May 2010 bring you happiness, fulfillment and peace! ..... and lots of lovely fabric too!!!

Andi :-)

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Well, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

I had a great time with family. Lots of eating, drinking and gift giving.

One gift that I gave was particularly loved.

My neice Emily is a photographer and was tickled pink by this little Polaroid pendant made by Karen Anderson.

While I was shopping, I couldn't resist a couple of pendants for my self too!

Have you seen Karen's work? It is so gorgeous.

Check out her shop. You'll be glad you did!!

Happy shopping!

Andi :-)

PS All images are taken from Karen's Etsy shop. I hope that is OK Karen!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

An end and a beginning

Yesterday was my last day at work before REALLY starting my new business.

My colleagues were lovely and threw me a morning tea with a lovely card and a gift voucher to the local fabric shop.
Oh they know me SO well!!!

Here's what I bought ....

Some Kaffe and some Jennifer.

I'm a lucky girl.

Merry Christmas to all those celebrating Christmas!!!!

Andi :-)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quilting games

I wanted to make my Jake something quilty for his birthday.
But he already has numerous quilts ...


So I thought I'd make one with a more practical use:


A games board for playing chess, draughts (checkers), etc.

With a mixture of straight line and free motion quilting.

I have made some little bean bags to use as draughts pieces.

But only 6 so far, so 18 left to make!!

The backs of the pieces have pictures of a crown for when a piece is 'kinged'.

And the back of the quilt uses some pieces I had in the stash including part of a gorgeous train panel for my train loving kid!

His birthday is during our family holiday so I want to try and get all the pieces (beanbags) finished before we leave.

Better get cracking!!!

Andi :-)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


... to my sister, the fabulous photographer, I now have some new, high resolution, Patch Andi photos to use in brochures and promos.




These are just a few of the 99 shots she took today.
Isn't she clever!!

Thanks Kendy.

Andi xx

PS If you want to see some more of these great shots, join the Patch Andi group on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My new logo

Like it?

My friend Matt put it together for me.
Thanks so much Matt. I owe you big time!!!

Andi :-)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

And they're off .......

Getting gifts finished up for the end of the year is feeling like a marathon.
Here are today's offerings ....



Getting there!!

Andi :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Can't stop me

These are approx 18 inches x 25 inches each.

Let's hope their new owners like them!!

Andi :-)

Monday, November 30, 2009


I'm embarrassed to say but I won Corrie's 'Most Embarrassing Giveaway'.

(Yes, Pam, I won another one)

If you want to read my embarrassing story, I'm afraid you'll have to trawl through all the comments yourself!! I'm NOT putting it out there twice!

Anyway, what did I win?

This delicious pile of fabric goodness.

Thank you so much Corrie.

Andi :-)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I had the loveliest day yesterday.
Mary and I drove (make that 'ambled') to the Daylesford Makers Market yesterday.

I made my first ever yoyo's so I could join in with Julie and Jodie's blog-meet-up fun.

At the actual market, there were so many lovely stalls and stall holders. I neglected to take any photos but I can show you my loot .....

Some gorgeous music boxes from Kirsty:

Kirsty was so generous .... she insisted I take a freebie: a gorgeous children's writing activity made with the most beautiful details:

Some heavenly, divinely detailed (and completely underpriced) softies from Jodie:

These will all make great end of year presents for some small people I know.

And I actually bought a couple of things for 'moi'.

A gorgeous Curly Pops brooch:

And we also visited Lark around the corner from the market which is such a divine little space.
I absolutely HAD to purchase something, so I bought an Auntie Cookie alphabet panel.

In the course of the day, I managed to meet up (though at times very briefly) with :

Mary, Bec, Holly, Justine, Fi, Nic, Kate, Meg, Kirsty, Jodie, Annie, Julie, Abbe, Allison and Cam.

SUCH a lovely day.

Hope you are having a lovely day too.

Andi :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009


Lovely Ella Bella turned 4 today.

Your rainbow party was rather exhausting (what with the wet weather, road works in the street, masses of kids and their parents in our living room and the late entertainers) but you had a great time.

You had:
  • a fairy and a wizard
  • 2 cakes
  • 3 party dresses
  • 25 small friends
  • many loving grown-ups
  • 80 helium balloons
  • countless presents
  • loads of laughter, birthday wishes and kisses
Happy birthday beautiful gingie girl!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My son the conductor

No .... not that kind of conductor (although he does still adore all things train related).

This kind .....

Our family went to a children's orchestral concert this morning and MY SON got to conduct the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. (Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos so I have none to share).

He conducted with such joy. His father and I both had tears in our eyes. We were proud and chuffed and completely amazed.

(Ella had tears in her eyes too but that was because she wasn't chosen).

The conductor, the members of the orchestra and many members of the audience approached us afterwards to congratulate Jake on being so wonderful.

These are moments to cherish always.

Andi :-)

PS Check out Dan's post about this experience. He's a much better writer than I am!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Catching moments

Catching Jake reading himself a book ...

Catching Ella's nectarine love heart ...

Catching a shared moment at Kinder ....

Have a great weekend.

Andi :-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009