A busy few days and a change to the class list.

The shop was very busy for the days we were open over Easter, we're still trying to get all our bolts in a row! But there is no rest for the wicked... The past few days have been spent working on The Circle Game Month 9 mail out. There's lots that goes into getting this organized every month - a couple of days every month to cut, fold, collate, package and stamp.

Sitting and folding the fabrics can talk a lot of time... doesn't help that I am quite particular is how I fold but it's all for good reason! It helps during the next stage...

People have asked me "How do you do it?" and my response is "My iPod". My time upstairs spent laying out the piles is also time spent singing and hip shaking. This months play list was a lot of Mumford and Sons!
To all those waiting for their Circle Game package - On Monday they will be stamped, and then off to the mail box they'll go!
I love hearing from excited customers that they got their package and they love it, I've also been referred to as 'The Fabric Fairy' which put a huge smile on my face. The Circle Game BOM-ers are like a little community. Check out everybody's progress on Flickr: just search for 'The Circle Game BOM" in Flickr Groups. It amazing how the same block can look so different!

We have a new and exciting class here at Amitie.
For more information please visit the class list page on our website or check it out on Jenny's blog HERE.

amitie girl


Lois visited us from Sydney today... and bought some treasures with her.

Amazing fussy cutting, so many beautiful patterns created.
A big part of me was jealous... Tonight will be spent sewing, me thinks.

amitie girl

Liberty of London badges cont...

Hope you all have a safe and happy Easter break.
Enjoy the choccie!

amitie girl

Liberty Badges... YUM!

Thought I'd do something a little different with the delicious Liberty of London prints we stock here at Amitie.

Badges seemed like a good idea.... so I've been busy cutting out circles!

Keep an eye out in store for these lovely little things!

amitie girl

Pretty little paper piecing

Gina and Mitali have been very busy paper piecing.

Proving that even the glue works with curves!

Gorgeous chubby Dresden's.

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Warning: This post contains lots of pictures!

We have a new camera here at Amitie.
I've always wanted a SLR to play with and now thanks to my lovely job I have one.
Meet our Nikon D90

Image taken on my Canon Ixus 105

Now I'm new to this taking photos thing but it's something I've always loved to do. 
My Canon Ixus 105 is a pretty good little point and shoot digital camera and I don't mind it's performance.

and Mum's Casio Exilim isn't bad either considering it's 10 years old (being kind)!

But the new Nikon is just... well... a picture says a thousand words right?

A photo of linen on the Casio Exilim...

and the same linen taken on the new D90. 
I know I probably could have taken a photo of something more exciting but this illustrates the point, right?
It's still early days with this camera but I can't wait to get to know it better, maybe take it out for a coffee... then out at night, maybe somewhere dancing.

Here's a few snaps I've taken around the shop.
My dream machine - The Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0
Liberty 16ths.
Liberty 16ths, Liberty badges, Liberty Packs and Liberty pre cuts... I am Liberty Obsessed.
I've also taken some pics of my Down Under Doll Quilt Swap project...

Fussy cut brights then paper pieced... safe to say I am having fun whether taking photos or sewing!

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I am so tried today... life's been pretty busy.
So many nights last week were spent being wined and dined, so really shouldn't complain about being tired! Left my camera charging at the shop so very few photos were taken... but I managed to capture a few on my phone.

Flowers from my lovely friend Dana on Thursday night.

 Friday was busy here at the shop... the newsletter had to go out (forgive the blank emails guys, a PDF was attached to all but my computer still seems to still be sick from the dirty virus day. The newsletter can be viewed HERE.)
Friday was also spent packing a few tasty treats for the ladies at Bay Quilters Guild.

Scrap bags, pre-cut 30cm and bias binding rolls.

The badge machine came out of hiding to make some Liberty of London badges.

And also some Liberty of London half meter packs had to be put together. These are a great way to build your Liberty stash and are available in store for $25 per pack.

I wasn't able to join Mum on Saturday as I was off to discuss my future (YAY...more about this at a later date) but Sunday we were off together to pay the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild a visit. We took some yummy things for for these ladies too and I was asked to give a quick demonstration on how I paper piece with glue. I was pretty nervous, I guess because I'm no expect but I did my best and the ladies seemed to enjoy it.
I didn't get a chance to take many photos but snapped a few before we left!

Loved the blocks on the ground. Part of a Online Quilting Bee - what a great idea! Might have to do an Amitie one at some stage!

 It'll be early off to bed for my tonight - but not until I do a little bit of sewing. A little picture of what I'm currently working on...

amitie girl

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