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 :-)