Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Years

To all my wonderful followers,  friends, supporters and shoppers

THANKYOU very much for supporting me throughout this year - hope to keep giving you wonderful fabric and ideas throughout the New Year.

Stay safe and keep stitching

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas and enjoy your break - Nays Place closed now till Jan 10th

Thank you all for your support throughout the Year

My husband and I are talking about how I can expand my 'shed' aka Nays Place  - its exciting that he can see how much I love this and what it means to me. 

In the meantime just letting you know that I am closed now re-opening on Sunday 10th January 2016 from 2 -6pm. 
The online store is open and I will post orders received until Dec 30th then not until Jan 11th 2016 - 

Christmas for us generally means travelling we're 70km from aunties and uncles, 100kms away from my brother 175 from my parents 220km from Nigel's mum and brother and 800-2509km away from his brothers and sisters. Last year for the first time in 8 years we stayed home all day it's was lovely - the kids still got up extra early but we didn't have to rush anything. They played with their toys ALL DAY - they didn't have to quickly pack them away as we had to get ready to leave.  This year hubby is working so we have breakfast and hopefully dinner at home - lunch we are travelling to my brothers new house christening it with a family occasion - so excited for them. This is their first house they have owned and they designed and built it and it's glorious. 

its summer here and that means swimming lessons. We will be away with the kids in South Australias southern flinders region looking forward  to catching up with a girlfriend and her kids. 

I have just received my first order from XLN which supplies Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Tim Holzt to name a few.  A little bit excited as well as Moda fabrics and Two Green Zebra - loving the Ann Kelle remix fabrics.  Also have received notification that Anni Downes bookis on its way - still have 1 available.

I'm  sorry I dont always update this blog as often as I should.  Instagram and Facebook are a bit more instant....

I will leave you with some eye candy as I say thank you and wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Years

Keep stitching

Monday, 30 November 2015

Among the Flowers by Gail Pan

Getting excited Among the Flowers Gail Pans  2nd fabric range is arriving soon.

To celebrate I am putting together some special bundles 1/2 metre and fat quarter bundles plus P&H fixed to $13 and $8 as a special I will throw in the panel that coordinates available for pre-order.

There are 16 coordinating fabrics plus the panel 1/2 meter bundles will be $160.00 and fat quarter bundles are $80.00 - the panel for free.  Yardage will be $20  per metre.

These are not on the online store and will be Facebook, instore and blog specials only.

PLEASE message me and I will arrange invoice for payment, grab credit card details or or give bank details for direct deposits.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

A Beautiful Day

Sitting with a coffee watching the fish, the chook scratching, the birds chirping and the kids having a water balloon fight in our yard

Nays Place opening today from 2pm - 6pm - 3 more Sunday's before I have a break for two weeks. 

The last Sunday trading for this year is Dec 20th opening up again Jan 10th. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A week off from the 'day job' and so much fun to be had.....

Back to there such a place?
Last week was spent on holidays from the other job and I spent most of the week helping my mum sew, we stayed indoors to escape the heat, opened Nays Place for Wednesday and Thursday whilst I was home and met some lovely new people who came to visit and shop during these days whilst I was open.
My adventures with mum.  Let me tell you that my mum taught me to sew - I remember I must have been about 7 or 8 and we were living in Bordertown.  I can remember cutting up squares (well they kind off looked like squares) in Mission Brown, Burnt Orange and Lime Green (guess what era I was born in) sewed them together to kind of make a 'patchwork' cushion and carried this with me for a while.  In fact I still have the lime green sewing box and scissors my grandparents bought for me.  Yes you know the ones I mean - the plastic Birch this but Lime Green..
Anyway digressing - my mum has always sewn - clothes etc you name it, she knits, crochets everything but she has never ever made a quilt.  I still have a dress she made for me for my mini deb ball when I was 6.  Here's the dress and me wearing it.... 40 years later the dress is still going strong.
Then and Now....
Firstly curtains that she has had the fabric for 4 years and finally decided that it must be done - think I have convinced her to buy them readymade next time...Fabric was striped and patterned and guess what the pattern didn't match anywhere!!!!!
Then; and only once the curtains were finished; could we start with her FIRST EVER QUILT.
 Mum and I have a similar love for cats and she has been collected cat fabric for some years.
Well we finally started on a quilt which will showcase her fabrics (that and the fact that dad has said no more fabric buying until you start using what you have - think we have all probably heard that before). So after a day and a 1/2 - pattern sorted, blocks cut and 2 rows complete and of course it's big enough to go over a double bed. Booked in another day after Christmas to try and finish it - happy to say her sewing area at home is getting set up and revamped so she can sew sew sew to her heart's content when able.
Another great aspect to come out of my week off is that I got to meet two new fabric reps. Please to say that in the new year I will be stocking Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler and Tula Pink fabrics as well as other designers from XLN. I also meet up with the Two Green Zebra's rep and have ordered some gorgeous fabrics, Anne Kelle, Japanese Prints, Flannels, Christmas fabrics for delivery next July - that was really really weird and confirmed that the Gail Pan Range I ordered will hopefully be here very very soon. Was promised November but there is only 6 days left so not hoping.
What a great day spending 5 hours ordering fabrics - WOW - can't wait.
Then on Saturday I went to a clearing sale for a local who isn't very well and had a canvas and leather goods home business.  He was selling all of his stock and industrial sewing machines - thought since my husband has a lot of old vehicles and is looking at new seats, new canvas covers etc that I might be able to pick up an industrial machine.  What I hadn't counted on was the 4 gentleman from canvas business who had the same idea.  Whilst I didn't walk away with an industrial sewing machine I did walk away with two others - domestic machines - one apparently not working but hubby spent some time with it today gave it a good clean WD40 and polish and it runs really well. 

Slowly gathering machines for when Nays Place becomes more of a reality than a day a week business for me.  My idea is to have sewing machines set up for people to come in and hire for their own purposes or to sit n sew items for charity.
Still planning - the more I think, talk to others and dream the closer the reality becomes..
One Day.
Keep sewing

Thursday, 29 October 2015

More new Arrivals - it's like Christmas every day

As it starts to get hotter and the kids start counting down to Christmas 8 weeks according to them - that's right 8 weeks TOMORROW

I start thinking about all the plans and task lists I have made during the year - what I have achieved and crossed off and what's still outstanding......

And the main one finish QUILTS - I have a week off in November and that is exactly what I intend to do finish quilts - this includes my 2nd every quilt that all it needs is the binding (I just have to find where I've put it) and the families Christmas Presents from 2 years ago where I presented everyone with their quilt top and then took it back 2 days later.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that does this ;)

On the other hand Nays Place is bursting at the seams with fabric arriving weekly and I'm loving it. 

Le Marais by French General 

Prairie by Corey Yoder

Bloom by DashWood Studios

Plus more wide backs 

The bottom two are white but I'm not sure how to photograph them to make it easier to show the print - I'm going to try my hand at dying some of these. 

All new arrivals are still only $18 per metre the wide backs are $22 per metre but please be warned this will go up on 2016 to $20 per metre and $24 respectfully - as the new arrivals are costing me more to buy in courtesy of the Aussie Dollar dropping. 

I also am receiving new patterns from Gail Pan and One Day in May by Melissa Grant some fantastic Australian Designers. They have some lovely patterns.

In December I will be having a Christmas themed sales with kits patterns and fabric and some of the new arrivals will be included. 

Stay tuned,

Keep stitching,


Sunday, 25 October 2015

New Arrivals and Bella Solids

Loving the new arrivals

Mon Ami by Basic Grey -$18 per metre

And adding more solids to my Rainbow Wall - reminds me of summer and Gelati

I now stock 39 different Bella Solid colours and there are lots more on order

The air conditioner is on and I think I am in the best spot today at Nays Place

Another hot day - the air conditioner is on and the sale continues

It's a total fire ban today as we are forecast for 36 degrees.
So glad Nays Place has heating and cooling - 
Happy to remind you that the $10 per metre sale continues as I really need to make room for the new season arrivals this will end next weekend Nov 1st. 
And you should see the new stock arriving it's yummy
These are just some of the fabrics I have out for $10 per metre - end of bolts, last seasons fabrics

Some new arrivals 

Had fun driving home last night where I had to do a sudden stop as a friendly echidna run across the road in front of me - he off course went and hid I off course grabbed my camera

Have fun and keep stitching