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One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant
Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Introducing "One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant", a new range of dimensional, needlework patterns.
Interests: Embroidery, patchwork, quilting, history and culture of sewing, vintage haberdashery, dimension within needlework design,
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I felt the need to add a little something to one of my "Heartfelt Trio" projects today. After a bit of umming and aaahing, I decided to edge my appliqued heart with Threaded Backstitch... and I thought of you. Who's up for a little tutorial? Threaded Backstitch is such an... Continue reading
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Some designs float around in the mind for a long time before they're stitched. There is planning, consideration, changing of the mind, more planning. Some projects have a very slow beginning. Others seem to just "happen" all of a sudden. The idea seems to come from nowhere in particular... there's... Continue reading
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From far and wide you came... Germany, Canada, The U.K., U.S.A and more. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my Baskets in Bloom giveaway! It was lovely to read your comments and I'm sure Gail will enjoy them too. You are right, Gail is very one... Continue reading
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With thanks to Gail Pan of Gail Pan Designs, I have a gorgeous bundle of her first fabric collection to giveaway to one lucky reader! How exciting... 18 Fat Eighths of Baskets in Bloom to stitch, patch, quilt, share or stash. This earthy yet pretty assortment of dusty tones would... Continue reading
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I feel like I've struck gold!! Look what I found at one of our local preloved book shops. "A Little Bird Told Me" - by Mabel Lucie Atwell, a small book from Dean's Little Poppet Series. Vintage children's books are a particular love of mine... and how very sweet Mabel... Continue reading
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I thought I'd begin my attempt to "restructure" my working life (see yesterday's blog post) by conducting a little experiment. My aim is to return to regular blogging. The goal is to achieve a blog post in 15 minutes while Hannah plays with something stimulating alongside me. Today's sensory activity... Continue reading
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I don't usually share here in a personal way. I hope you don't mind indulging me today... 2014 has put up some challenges I must say. I've found myself struggling to keep up with parenting a little one, all that comes with running a household and dealing with what feels... Continue reading
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Happy Friday to you! Do you love sewing boxes! I do... ever so much. My lovely Mum gave me this beauty for my birthday recently! I thought it might be fun to share some pics of our vintage treaures with each other. As a result, I'm having a little giveaway... Continue reading
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Anemarie is a lovely quilting friend from Brazil that I've been able to meet through blogging. In recent years it has become "normal" for us to meet others across the world through social media. But, I still find it particularly special... knowing that a little of my creativity can become... Continue reading
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I'm not really sure that there are... International Quilt Market is mindboggling to me. The sheer number of exhibitors, the amount of creativity and imagination under one roof! The sum total of knowledge, different techniques, "quilting wisdom" and design experience... just think of it! How many seams have been sewn...... Continue reading
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Have you been participating in this years Fabric Frolic? The Frolic is a fun annual shop hop... an event anticipated and enjoyed by many a passionate quilter/fabric collector/avid stitcher! The Frolic has been running since January 17th and finishes on the 26th... so just a few days left to join... Continue reading
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(Giveaway winners posted at bottom of post.) Each year at Australian Quilt Market, I relish the opportunity to catch up with friends and to see what wonderful new delights they have for us to create with! Meet Katie, of Cottage Garden Threads. Cottage Garden Threads hand dye such an incredible... Continue reading
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Well, here I was thinking I was in for an ordinary Friday evening in Upper Ferntree Gully... dinner and tidying done, babe settled and asleep, me on the couch playing with a spot of designing. Well surprise! Instead I've been delighted to find myself window shopping in and around St... Continue reading
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As the end of the year approaches and the festive season begins, once the organising is done and the days of celebration arrive... I begin to breathe a little more slowly. The days are all of a sudden less busy and there is more time for the little things... Soaking... Continue reading
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Well, its certainly been a while since I've stopped by here... Life has been overflowing with little Hannah, as you can imagine. Can you believe it? She has turned 1 already! Her daily discoveries and new found skills put such a smile on my face. Watching her joy when doing... Continue reading
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Remember how exciting it was to open the little windows of an advent calendar? The memories we have from childhood seem to be all the stronger when they are flavoured with a sense of excitement and wonder. One of my recent fascinations is with vintage advent calendars. I found these... Continue reading
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Hello! (Did you give up on ever seeing another blog post from me?) It has been almost 4 months since I last dropped in. Sometimes, it feels like only a moment ago. Wth a baby in the home, the days seem to disappear as quickly as they begin and are... Continue reading
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This evening I've been thumbing through this 1946 book of nursery rhymes, which I was delighted to find in a local op-shop. I think its wonderful to have it in this condition, framed with tape and thoroughly enjoyed. It has been decorated beautifully throughout too. Splashes of drawing and colouring... Continue reading
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The past 4 months have been filled with all things baby. Hannah is a joy, blossoming in a new way each day... and she couldn't be sweeter. In between "all things baby" I have been positively itching to get back into work. And little by little... there's been designing, dreaming,... Continue reading
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My wish for you this Christmas, is to find joy in the little things... Twinkling lights, the smell of Christmas pine, nostalgic carols, giving to another, a full belly, a fridge filled with leftovers, the memory of Christmases before, and the dreams of Christmases to come. The celebration of new... Continue reading
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Some of you may remember some sneak peeks of this festive wall hanging that I shared back in July. This One Day In May pattern was available as an early release for those participating in Christmas In July at Quilt Fabric Delights. Well, the time has come to make it... Continue reading
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After dropping in on the girls at the "Stitch In" held in Warburton by The Patchwork Teahouse today, I had the itch to stitch this evening... A very small project, mind you. Just a scrap of soft and pretty fabric (from the range "Life is Beautiful" by Helen Stubbings of... Continue reading
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We have been truly blessed... On the 24th of October, our little girl was born. ...a very special addition to our family and little sister to Asher and Lydia. She's a little dot of a babe. at just 2.850 kg / 6lb 5oz. Our first 10 days together have been... Continue reading
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Did you hear? There are strange things happening in Upper Ferntree Gully! ; ) We are experiencing a full eclipse! And such a long eclipse.... in fact it's been weeks... my total eclipse of the toes! : ) Just 3 more sleeps to go. Melissa xx Continue reading
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Isn't it funny, how we sometimes don't notice things until we see them in a new environment! Just after my 15th birthday, I travelled to Germany to spend a year on exchange. The family I lived with had a lovely home with a large semi-landscaped meadow and pond at the... Continue reading