Saturday, January 22, 2011


Balmain calico & ivy has opened and continues to be visited by many.  Thank you so much for such positive support.

Sarah and I visited the flower market on Monday to collect some fresh flowers.  So many bustling, happy vegemites at such an early hour (5.30 am)... and such a colour explosion!

and into the shop they went...

 (Liberty betsy made into the fun bubble dress by Oliver & S patterns)

We have released the sale of tickets for Kaffe Fassett's workshop over here in Western Australia this week.

Tuesday March 1st - 9.30am - 4.30am

This will be a day of colour and pattern experimentation with guidance.  Kaffe and Brandon both entertain and inform, and all participants leave with colour placement achieved for an eye catching quilt.  We have chosen the Bordered Diamonds quilt from Kaffe's book Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts as the subject quilt, and still have a few places available for the day.
The cost of the workshop is $300.00 which includes a light lunch.

Please call into the shop or phone on 9383 3794 to book or for more information.

A word of thanks...

The above images are of some special pieces we have acquired to furnish calico & ivy balmain. 

Ken Wallis owns an amazing emporium named Seasonal Concepts in redfern, nsw. 

During our establishment of the balmain shop,  Ken has offered valuable advice and assistance, and just so much neighbourly friendship.

I encourage you to visit this stunning shop to experience their collection of vintage Australiana and exciting and unique flowers and greenery. 

The mannequin and stand (we use for books and patterns) below are a couple of other treasures we sourced at Seasonal Concepts...


  1. Exactly what Sydney needed - great range :)

  2. Congratulations, Girls - have lots of success and fun!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. Looks great! Can't wait to visit and check out your fabric range.

  4. Welcome to Sydney! Hope all is going swimmingly for you and you have lots of thrilled customers. Love the Oliver + S dress!

  5. Hi there
    I recently visited your Balmain Store and met Sarah who let me take some photos for my blog. If you'd like to see the post you can find it here.