Thursday, July 31, 2008

Another Giveaway!

Hi everyone!
Just to let you know the lovely May Britt is having a wonderful giveaway, check it out and tell her I sent you. Enjoy!
Now I'm off to the other work for the day. There just never seems to be enough time for anything else at the mo!!!!! Ahhh well, the weekend is near....I'll just have to lock myself in the sewing room for a few hours I think.
Keep well and warm.

cheers Julz

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Hi all,
Lindi at quilty threads is having a winter warmer giveaway, check it out!
Quilty threads and Other things..........: I'm having a giveaway, too!

Sounds like a bit of fun.
How do you keep warm in your part of the world?

cheers Julz

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mailing List Added!

Finally, I have worked out how to get the mailing list's right down the bottom of the page. don't forget, join up in August for a giveaway, pics coming soon! Either join here or on my
TCCT page Simple Stitches.

Now, I had better get stuck into the housework!!!!
cheers Julz

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Yikes! it's Sunday....

Well, it's Sunday! and I don't know where the weekend has gone again! Always busy but don't seem to have anything to show for it!!! know what I mean?

The birdie applique is coming along, :-)

For the month of August, I've been asked to do a free pattern on TCCT, so I've been working on that...boy it's hard to find something that quick and easy to do and what you think others may like...sorry no sneek would give it all away....anyway it will be out when the new addition of the magazine comes out on August don't forget to mark your calenders for that....

Also, I'm going to have a giveaway for August on TCCT and here on the blog....join my mailing list for a prize...I'll pop a pic up of the prize closer to the 15th when it all starts. ?????

YD's birthday is coming up soon, getting all of her pressies ready. That's always fun and exciting for all....

Well that's about it... I had better get back to some actual sewing and stop procastinating!!!about it.

cheers Julz

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Giveaway at...

Hi everyone out there...
had 5 minutes to spare and guess what I've been doing...yeah you got it....blogging!!!
Anyway, found a great giveaway at this blog by Debbie... check it out... truly a very generous lady...

And don't also forget to check out Helen's blog, she has a fab stitching swap coming up.

cheers Julz

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cleaning Day....YUK!!!!!

Hi fellow bloggers....the kids are at school and the housework is done for today (pity about tomorrow and the day after and the day after....well you all know what I mean).

Had 5 minutes to myself before something else crops up, decided let's hit Blogland and see what's happening. Found a great blog called Ric Rac, check her out, fun and fabulous tutorials on a few different things, and very entertaining. Sounds a bit like my place at times.

Now I'm going to hit the bird applique again and see how much more I can get done without interruptions!!!!from the kids or the DH.

cheers Julz.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A little something

Well the weekend is here again!! Yippee!!! Too much work (the paying variety) and definitely not enough stitching!!!!

Finished my little stitchery that will be sent along for Bev's quilt (see post below for details).

And another little snippet of something that's coming soon...just playing with a couple of ideas at the moment and I'll see where they lead...

This is the complete snowman pic from below, aren't they cute!!!! (I think they are anyway)

well that's it for now, back to the birdie applique

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Chocolate Crow Trader New Mag OUT NOW!

The July issue of TCCT is out now!

Check it out, there are some really lovely items available....

and don't forget to order your very own Twiggy Star Bag pattern with $2 going to the Cancer Council as a donation in honour of Bev Miller (see story attached to post below).
that's it for now,
cheers Julz

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Weekend is here!

Great! The weekend is finally here! Time to spend sewing and planning another pattern that I'm working on, will post some pics up soon....

Have just been visiting a few other blogs to see what's what...boy are there some talented people out there!!!! I think my favourite was
Marg Low Designs. Very inspiring...there are just so many to look at!!!!

Just a little peek at one item for TCCT...

well, that's it for now...

cheers Julz

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Quilt for Bev

Pattern sale: $4 per pattern of which $2 goes to cancer research in honour of Bev Miller (see flyer below).

only available in PDF form, please email me to purchase at or through my page on
The Chocolate Crow Trader

Please help to find a cure for this horrible illness that affects so many people!
If you feel that you can help, read on...

thanks Julz


As most of you know I am a member of Australia’s first online craft magazine…………..The Chocolate Crow Trader.

Sadly we at TCCT have had to bid farewell to our founder, affectionately known to all of us girls as our “Mother Duck…. Beverley Miller, who recently lost her long battle with cancer.

We are looking to all of you kind and generous stitchers out there to help us by making a 8 ½” quilt square and are hoping that all of you will get behind this and send your finished 8 ½” block to:

Country Hart, 26 Jeffrey Street, PORT PIRIE, SA 5540.

There the quilt will be pieced together with all the blocks received and will then go onto auction with ALL proceeds donated to the Cancer Council in memory of our dearly beloved Bev, who touched so many lives in the craft world.

Your blocks can be Block, Traditional Quilt Block, Stitchery, Appliqué……anything and the theme for the quilt will be “HOPE”.

A closing date for receipt of the blocks has been set as 30 August 2008. This will allow us plenty of time to get it pieced together and quilted as we are hoping to get it on display at the SA Quilt and Craft Fair in November, so as to raise awareness of our auction.

We look forward to hearing from you all.



Welcome to my new blog!

This is a really big thing for me, I have never attempted anything like this before, so bear with me while I learn....could take a while!

A bit about me: I have been into the quilting/patchwork thing for a few years, and with encouragement from a few close friends, have been designing my own thing for about 18 months. Most of my stuff goes onto a site called The Chocolate Crow Trader. I'm sure that a few girls out there know of it....lots of very talented people around.

I'll show you patterns that I have for sale, plus there will be a mailing list (when I learn how to do it), with monthly prizes, competitions etc., new stuff I'm working on and a few other things as they happen.

So, I hope that you enjoy what I present here and come back often to see what else I have been up to.

cheers Julz.