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We’re still here…

As I’m writing this there is a very cold wind blowing and it seems winter has arrived. No doubt that will bring more problems in the management of the coronavirus. I’m sure many of you are tired of the restrictions and the impact they have on everyday life. Trying to organise Mum’s 90th birthday party has been very difficult and it has been whittled down to a very small group at home. The Laidley Spring… Continue Reading

Another week in paradise

Weeks are flying by as we all react to these changing circumstances in our own way. Some silly people are cleaning out their cupboards but most of the Apatcheez are taking advantage of the time by finishing off their UFO’s or perhaps starting new projects. Many have been shared on social media. For those that don’t have Facebook or other platforms I thought you might like to have a look at some of the recent… Continue Reading

Spring Fever is Wild

Spring has certainly started off well here in Brissie with blue skies and sunny days. The postman must be feeling it too – because look what arrived today! The aptly-names ‘Spring Fever’ is Jane Sassaman’s latest collection. She is well-known for over-sized leaves and flowers and this range goes all out to boost spirits with its fresh colours and energetic patterns. Did I mention that there is another colourway too –  I have literally just… Continue Reading

‘C’ is for Creativity

Our craft is a very creative pastime. There are many opportunities, from designing a project through to working out the various components and then of course to the final quilting where you can put your own stamp on things. Sometimes your mind takes you exactly where you want to go and you can bring everything together into a unified project. Sometimes your sewjo just isn’t there and you can’t seem to focus.  Or you can… Continue Reading

What’s on your design wall?

After weekends filled with many distractions I did find a few hours to work on my next major project. This one is a tribute to a great artist and also a challenge. Personally I have tried life-like faces (some worked better than others but I learned about value and the importance of it in design) and then went on to see if I could produce recognisable faces that were quite small (again some worked some didn’t)… Continue Reading

New Year new look

Hello and welcome to Apatchy’s 2016. Are you sick of seeing blogs with free printable monthly planners (too late January’s almost gone)? Or advice on how to achieve your goals for this year?  What about ideas for organising your creative craft room (and what else would a craft room be if not creative?)? And then there’s the comprehensive storage ideas to maximise space (which means minimise your cash by buying ‘storage solutions’ to load up… Continue Reading

Holiday Mode

Wednesday is cancelled. Well not the whole day, obviously. As many of you know I am jetting off on Wednesday morning to the other side of the world to help Luvvy celebrate a significant birthday. The world’s-best-right-hand-woman Jan will be ensuring that the Apatcheez continue their classes and will look after the four legged Apatcheez, the house, and, well, just about everything really. BUT she is not available on Wednesday morning and I will be… Continue Reading

Ooh la la I see owls

The French Festival was held this weekend at Southbank in Brisbane and, as a devout Francophile, it was important to be there and be surrounded in all-things-French. From can-can dancers to crepes and an occasional glimpse of Marie Antoinette it was a lovely way to spend a Saturday (apart from the queue for the crepes). Naturally it was essential to bring some joie de vivre home and that came in the form of macarons. Since… Continue Reading

Bridges, Butterflies and Blue Skies

After seeing the ‘My Small World’ Quilt project in Quilt Mania and on the verykerryberry blog thought it would be a good pieced project to do. Generally I prefer appliqué but like to diversify a little. Also I thought it would be an interesting project to show the Apatcheez, especially those doing the beginner sampler quilt. It was rather tricky finding additional copies of the magazine, however, there are now several of us underway (or… Continue Reading

The Week That Was

Late again this week but so much to show you. The Hexie club is well underway and you saw the first two projects last week. This week we were able to see the first project from the sister program – the Appliqué Club – thanks to Sharyn’s efficiency. Sharyn also had time to make another little project with the leftovers and we were all impressed by her interesting label While we’re on the Sharyn Show… Continue Reading

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