Thursday, 16 September 2010

Blooming Butterflies At Craft Retreat!

Do you remember last month when I said I had finished the sample for a project I'm teaching at a craft retreat in November? Well ... even if you CAN'T remember, I DID tell you ... so there! Hmmm ... this is like a conversation with my Beloved Geek Boy! Tee! Hee! Hee! But back on track ... This will be the fourth year I've headed 45 minutes north of Toowoomba to Lake Perseverance to take part in the Creative Craft Retreat and the third time I will be teaching a class ... if anyone books into it! :0)

Janelle is chief organiser of the retreat and she has just posted the information brochure and sign up form on the Creative Craft Retreat blog, so now I can show you what I will be teaching ... if anyone books into my class! :0) Ready ...

TA! DA! Introducing "Blooming Butterflies". Yep - more of my yummy "Aviary" stash was used to make this pretty bag. :0) This is a fairly large tote bag with a quilted base, 'quilt-as-you-go' strip piecing, a drawstring closure, nice wide strap and an inside pocket for your mobile phone, keys etc. It's 'gussied up' with some blanket-stitch appliqué featuring some cheerful yellow daisies in bloom and some brightly coloured butterflies fluttering around. This is the project I will TEACH at the retreat, but the pattern will also include instructions for ...

A covered journal/sketch pad to match, which also has a blooming daisy and a flutterby. These are quick, simple projects that are pretty, practical and make great gift ideas.

The Creative Craft Retreat is on the weekend of November 5-7 (arriving Friday night and heading off after lunch Sunday) so if you'd like to come along and join in the fun (and there is ALWAYS plenty of fun, chatting and laughter happening!!) then pop across to the Creative Craft Retreat blog and download the registration form. You've got until October 8 to register ... If you want to come play too! :0)

And for you gals who live too far away to come and play (though I'm not sure that living in Norway or Sweden is a good enough excuse for missing out! Tee! Hee! Hee!) but have fallen in love with my newest design, NEVER FEAR! I'll be releasing "Blooming Butterflies" as a pattern packet after the retreat is over, so stay tuned. :0)

Right now, though ... I'm off to play in the sewing room to do a bit more on Tiffy's quilt. The clock is ticking and starting to alarm me somewhat - EEK! :0) November isn't that far away!! Hope you're having a fabulous week! Til next time ...



Maria said...

Oh Kris if I only lived 45mins away I would love to came to the retreat and attend your class.
Have fun

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Wish I could come - but I'll just have to wait for the big release!
Lovely bag!

julia said...

Hi Kris,
I'm with the others - if I lived only 45 mins not 45 hrs away from yours, I'd definitely come!
Hugs, julia

Janelle said...

Hi Kris
Thanks for the giving the retreat a great plug! I'll be very surprised if you don't get any takers for your lovely bag. It looks like fun. It's a petty everyone can't see all our wonderful crafty things in real life... cameras never capture things like our eyes do! See you soon - November will be here way too quickly!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

I have to wait for the release too. I'd comeif I was closer.
Gorgeous patterns :)

Mistea said...

Spring is certainly in the air at your house! Lovely projects to brighten up everyday.

Joy said...

Ooooh lovely Kris ... I think I might still have a bit of yummy Aviary left in my stash too :o). Your new designs are just gawjus!!!
Joy :o)

Kerryanne English said...

Oh Kris... you worry too much. Of course you'll have students lining up to take your workshop. The tote is so pretty and a great size too.
Hope you have a weekend full of stitching.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
I'm sure your class will be overflowing~ with that great bag and journal cover.
Have a great weekend,

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