Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Liberty of London - Spring Summer 2011 - 'The Story Book Collection'

The latest Libert Art Fabrics have arrived in Balmain and are oh, so close to arriving in Perth.  We have about 100 of the latest collection, created by the Liberty Design Studio in collaboration with up and coming and award winning British illustrators.  They are just divine.  Sarah x

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hexie Love

Happy Valentines Day!  On the day where all things are a flutter of love and romance, I thought I'd share a little hexie love. c & i balmain has just received a shipment or two of Japanese sewing and crafty books to make the heart sing.   Amongst them was this cute little book that contained this gem made in Liberty fabrics.

By this time next week, our shelves should be filled with gorgeous new Liberty seasonals. And as one elderly customer who walked in a few weeks ago and exclaimed 'how very excitment', I think of this coming Liberty shipment and  I'm thinking the same - how very excitment indeed!


Thursday, February 10, 2011


There has been a little bit of talk about Selvedges of all kinds recently at c & i balmain. Amy had a bit of a selvedge thing happening at the beginning of the week, but my week has been all about the new Selvedge magazine that's just out. Loving it. Perfect for the pooch lover!

Featured is the clever artist Peter Clark.

Always such a great magazine - available at both stores.

Images from here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

catching up

Maybe February sounds in the new year for me, as I completely lost January in it's flurry of activity.  I have gratefully accepted a couple of 'days off' and feel quite fresh - as a new year usually makes me feel.  Lots of possibilities... a few may make it to fruition.
The latest class list is out for Mosman Park, and classes are filling well.  I suspect you are as eager to start a new year project as I am.
If you haven't seen the list pop over here 
One of the new classes this term is our smocking class with Janette Medcalfe.

Jody Pearl offers a class for the beginner sewer.  These sessions will have you stitching everything from a bag, simple patchwork quilt, pj's, pants and a drawstring top... so many choices!  Below is a sample for the pants and top.

We are working on our first class offering for Balmain presently, and have had some sparkling talent  offer their teaching services to date.

Lynnie has made a new sample for the shop which is causing a stir as customers enter our doorway.  Taken from the Rowan Magazine no 47 it has that gypsy feel that Lynn captures so well (a past life or two inevitably peek through into Lynn's project choices).

Lynn chose a newer Rowan yarn named Revive for this project and enjoyed the speed in which it crocheted together.  We all love a quick and easy project that looks so good.

Well that's my new year started, maybe we can help you get your new stitching year moving forward with a flourish...