Photos from Christmas

And this one isn't from Christmas day but....

Fabrics for a new quilt. This one will be fore me BUT not to be cut into until a few projects are finished!

Happy New Year!

amitie girl

Growing up

As another year comes to the end I start to think about the year gone past and also the year ahead.

First to the year gone past.
It's been one hell of a ride. I participated in my first Doll Quilt Swap and discovered my love of photography. I managed to finish (big deal for me) quite a number of projects, including my first ever gifted quilt. We moved the shop to a brand new location that we LOVE and I also got to go on my first ever work related trip.
It's hasn't always been ups unfortunately. Mum broke her shoulder which was probably more emotionally damaging for me than it ever was for her, and I also lost my Grandfather not that long ago.
2011 has been incredibly fun and hard at the same time but I guess that's always the way.
One thing I am realising is the older I get, the quicker time flies.
Now to the year ahead.
With a new year comes new beginnings. Resolutions and promises to yourself and already there's so much on the horizon. It's time to grow up just that little bit more and spread my wings. Yes, early next year I will be leaving the comfort and safety of Mum and Dad's place and living with some friends. It's a pretty exciting time because with a new house comes new DECORATING! I am already in planning mode. We need a quilt or 2 for the living room, and a new one for my room. Maybe some curtains, and colourful cushions too... and I can't forget some lovely fabric covered canvas' for the wall. This is quite a long list of things which is daunting for somebody who never finishes things but maybe that should be my resolution. Finish ALL craft projects before starting the new ones. Easier said than done as I have already picked some delicious fabrics to turn into a cushion for my new bed.

To all who are reading, I wish you a very happy and safe Christmas followed by a bright new year.  I hope Santa is kind, but more so I hope you're surrounded by love and happiness.

I will see you in the new year and can't help but wonder... what is your resolution?

amitie girl

Photos and pictures

I'm still snapping things on my phone for Instagram.
Here's a few from the past month or so.

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Bundles and Bags

New Liberty of London fabric bundle available online. A little bit of rainbow heaven.

Available HERE

Also, we have some fantastic new cherry canvas fabrics which we think will make incredible beach/quilt totes.

Kits coming soon to Amitie Online Store.

Have a fantastic weekend and don't forget about our sale starting on Monday.

In store only!

amitie girl

Yes, we're having a sale.

In store only.

amitie girl

hand made birthday

It's a friend's birthday this weekend and I knew she'd appreciate something hand made. It's been a while since I put my plaiting skills to good use so I thought I might made her a cosmetic pouch for her handbag.

And nothing says "Happy Birthday" and "I love you" more than a card that looks like this.

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A new friend, Colette

Now I've tried my hand at dress making before and it never really stuck. I don't gravitate towards sewing on a machine, I don't find it as peaceful as hand but we've recently come across some new patterns (well new for us) that are pulling me straight back to my machine.

Meet Colette.

These patterns are beautiful. So retro, with fits that look so flattering.

With seperates to dresses, there's so to be something here for everybody.

And I have to say, I am a very big fan of the packaging too!

I cannot wait to sew myself into a new wardrobe.
Come in store and take a look.
Images taken from HERE

Patterns now available online HERE

amitie girl 


Tulip fields.


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Today I went to the Downtown Houston Aquarium.

This is Zulu, an African Grey Parrot.
He was hiding up high, but after clicking my tongue a few times he started to make his way down the wires to investigate.

After closer inspection, he gave me a wolf whistle so I think we're friends.

There were white tigers are the aquarium.
This is Nero - he was lovely. Sat very still for me to take photos. This is one of many... he stole my heart a little!

Aquariums are not photo friendly environments. Thick glass and dark spaces.

I walked back to the hotel in the sunshine.

There seems to be a lot of public art around the streets of Downtown.
Reminds me of Melbourne, in ways.

The only photo of me on this trip... hiding behind my camera.

More to come another day, I need to hit the sack for Festival tomorrow.

amitie girl