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Back into blog mode due to a lovely story from Daphne of Cowra with a superb version of the Vintage miniature sewing machines Bom pattern. Daphne's 92 year old mother has brilliantly hand stitched each one of the 12 sewing... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Hi Everyone, I'm Valerie from www.PastimesOnline.ca ...a boutique for Quilters. Thanks to Ella and Skysie for inviting me to post on their blog to show off our newest block of the month; Sewing Machines. Yes, by Ella and Skysie. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Ella and Skysie Designs
A beautiful version of killer heels by 'Seriously Crazy' 0428 787 623 the mobile bus quilt shop. Marg brought her finished sample to show me at the Melbourne aqm trade show and it attracted quite a bit of attention for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Finished this gorgeous red and black appliqué and stitchery quilt in time for the Brisbane retail quilt show. Fifisfabricology has the fabric kits complete with the red Eiffel tower fabric which I strategically fussy cut for a long ball gown.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Thankyou for all those heartfelt messages about Bruno the black dog. It meant so much. Our little stray black cat also misses the great clumsy giant. A bad photo I know but here she is sleeping outside his space, something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Thankyou so much, yes he was very loved and we laugh about his funny ways. the little black cat misses him as well. God bless you Ella
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2011 on Bruno at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Had a tough couple of weeks hoping that our big lovable boy would survive a stroke, but finally had to say goodbye. Here he is in his favourite spot riding in the old landcruiser. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Including a kaffe fasset fabric tea related brooch with pom and bom mailouts. Most Quilters know and cherish his wild fabrics, these are a limited edition run and no two are alike. Great to keep or give to a friend.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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This gorgeous Danish Quilting shop is offering my Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines as a Block of the month from the beginning of June. An ideal way to spend the European summer months. Isn't the shop front cute. Tone on tone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Bear Rose Garden by 12 year old Tocoda Pierotti from Western Australia. A beautiful stitched version of Bear Rose Garden by a very clever and hardworking young embroiderer. Imagine what she will be doing in her twenties, international teaching and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Back into the stitching again with a sweet little singing blackbird reminiscent of those vintage storybook illustrations. Great little gift idea for both the young or old at heart. I would like to do a quilt themed with more singing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
The day after Brisbane Craft Expo had a massive garden cleanup. 3 trips with garden scraps another 3 with old beds and monitors etc since my son has turned the promised sewing studio into a gym. One day the lounge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Sorry about dark photo, spotlights on quilts only in this large venue. Killer heels quilt in the background using the wonderful loud fabrics from Fifisfabricology online quilt shop , who just happens to have the site next to me in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
On the way to Sydney craft expo stitching all the way of course. Stretched the legs on this lovely quiet beach at Coffs Harbour. Thermos of tea, gritty sand, polished pebbles and the roar of the surf. Perfect. Shown a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Finally happy with the construction of the thatched cottage. Unpicked the first roof and this version is so easy but effective. Here's the accompanying button pack. 3 garden tubs, 2 garden pots, 2 birds, 2 bunnies, 1 birdhouse especially made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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This month's freebie is a very cute little pre-printed stitchery on seeded homespun of a bear having a bubble bath. Old fashioned taps and cast iron tub with feet, lots of bubbles and a scrubbing brush. All in a simple... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
I've been painting the roses for the vintage rose cushion POM all day while listening to the cyclone yasi reports. This is so scary the weather image is huge. So our prayers and thoughts are with you all. The roses... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
Stitching the next Pom called the sewing stack for the obvious reason that it's stack of 3 vintage sewing machines neatly stacked on top of one another. They are all based on highly collectable full sized and miniature sewing machines.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Just across the road from the Carlton Gardens, and walking on Gertrude St (my grandmother name no less) fancy a Dentist having a stain glass window. A wonderful weathered door A piece of Art - decaying window, ok strange I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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The cutest little ballerina fairy bear with wand, head bow, tutti and ballet shoes. Very quick to stitch. Ideal for the bear collector or your little fairy ballerina. The pre-printed freebie is included with every order made during the month... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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The Knitting & Stitching Show 7th October – 10th October 2010 Thur, Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 5.30pm Sun: 10.00am – 5.00pm Rosemary from "Stitch in Time" a wonderful Australian Craft shop in South Australia is exhibiting at the famous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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The cutest little thatched cottage, rendered walls, circular window frames, central chimney and cottage garden in Colonial knots. This stitchery compliments the buildings and ladies that I have featured as monthly freebies in the past. The pre-printed freebie is included... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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I have completed stitching a Teacher Stitchery (since so many of you have been asking for another one). Teachers make little ones count has a 1920’s style storybook scene with a group of children watching the Teacher demonstrating drawing and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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Finally completed the 3rd in the Cat iron-on series 'Cat's have Staff'. Large well fed cat with collar is being patted on the chaise lounge whilst a shaggy sheep dog is being scolded waiting for its walk. Framed painting behind... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs
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The September freebie is a happy little bear, carrying a woven basket filled with spring flowers in one paw and a single flower in the other. Two strand simple backstitch for the bear, one strand stem stitch basket, one stem... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Ella and Skysie Designs