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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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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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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 colour pallette of variegated cotton and woolen... 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
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Hello everyone... it's been a while! Actually, it's been almost 3 months since I've dropped into the blog, and I must apologise for keeping some of you wondering. I've been taking a bit of a breather to rest and to deal with a few tricky but maneagable pregnancy issues. It's... Continue reading
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To celebrate the recent release of my 2 latest patterns, I'm hosting a giveaway! One of my favourite things to do!! I have 2 of each new pattern to send out. You just never know, one may soon be on it's way to your place! The first pattern up for... Continue reading
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I've been keeping a little stitching secret... don't you just love those? As you already know, I just love the online "Christmas In July" event over at Quilt Fabric Delights. Well guess what! I've been secretly stitching away on a surprise project for "Christmas In July" members. I had some... Continue reading
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Firstly, thank you for all your emails... to check on my health and to pass on gorgeous words of encouragement and well wishes. What a lovely bunch you are! xx I've been taking it a little easier over the last month. Baby and I are both doing wonderfully, but under... Continue reading
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A big thank you to everyone who entered my "faux-doily" pattern giveaway. It was lovely to read everyones' comments, especially from those with a special love for doilies! Now onto the winners... (imagining a little drumroll!) The winners of an "A Doily for Annabelle" pattern are... Michelle Watt and Cate... Continue reading
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This weekend, the Waverley Patchworkers are holding their annual quilt show. Each year they raise funds for the community. Money raised from this year’s show will go to Bestchance Child and Family Care to help buy a new playground. There are an abundance of stunning quilts to behold. It is... Continue reading
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Today we are celebrating, and are beginning to see all things through rose coloured glasses! In happy anticipation, Melissa x Continue reading
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Do you love to stitch? Always looking for smaller projects to make as gifts? Do you love doilies like me? Well this might just be the giveaway for you. I recently released two new faux-doily patterns... the first and second in a series of four. Visit this link for more... Continue reading
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Over the next 3 days, the Spring International Quilt Market is happening in Kansas City. Helen Stubbings, of Hugs 'n Kisses and Pattern Press fame, is launching her beautiful new fabric range, "Life is Beautiful" at market. If you happen to be there, you can find Helen and her gorgeous... Continue reading
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After such a lovely Saturday at Country Hart, we were eager for Sunday to begin. Now, I wish I had more photos of Helen's projects to show you... but if you keep an eye out on her Hugs 'n Kisses blog, I'm sure you will come across them. Helen created... Continue reading