Wednesday, September 29, 2010

class list and Kaffe lecture

today the latest class listing was emailed out to those of you on our list, and an invitation to purchase tickets for the Kaffe Fassett lecture on March 2nd, 2011.

I enjoyed such a lecture by Kaffe two visits to Perth ago, and became an even greater devotee as a result.   Kaffe's books are an inspiration, but he has a wonderful presence when speaking, and I found myself so much more engaged by listening to his descriptions of the elements that trigger his imagination and ever changing works, and enjoying the musings of such a creative man.  All of this accompanied by a spectacular slide show, and Brandon will be along side for some light entertainment.  Of course the lecture content changes for each tour presentation.  Bliss.

To access our class list follow this link.

To purchase a ticket follow through to here.

And how about this:

Lauren Price is staff member Suzie's 18 year old daughter.  Lauren has come up with this and a couple of variations to use on our promotional material for the upcoming tour.  I am so delighted with her work, just a little direction on my part and off she flew.  My thoughts are that this young lady is a very bright star. My favourite colouring of this image is that which we chose for the front of the lecture tickets.  When you receive your ticket you will see what I mean.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

and the beat goes on...

home again from a lovely time in Paris.  Lynn and I gently explored and ate our way through the various byways of the city.  The perfect millefeuille was one of our desires, and boy when they are good, they are soooo good. Over the next few months products sourced at the trade shows will be introduced into the shop and samples inspired by our travels will emerge.

Over our time away we managed to keep our hands busy - in Lynn's case a knitted pair of socks were achieved for hubby, and in my case the joining of many, many tiny Liberty hexagons...

I am finding the glue then stitch together method is working very well.  We have a Sewline glue stick available in the shop along with many different sized hexagon cut papers if you would like to have a go also.  Not quite sure where this is going in terms of a finished project, but sure am liking the process.  Any ideas gratefully accepted.

Just finishing with these gems...

found on the doors of two adjoining little shops on the Ile de St Louis (with Berthillon icecream in hand).  I present the first image hot having much clue as to the content.  Maybe a translation is in order.  I do hope it is as enchanting as the image.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

hip hip hooray

hip hip hooray.. Rowan yarns are back with refreshed lower pricing, and their renowned masterful colour palette.

We are adding to our colour range in the Pure Wool DK, Kidsilk Haze and have now stocks of Felted Tweed Aran and a new addition to the Rowan range named Lima, which is 84% baby alpaca, 8% merino and 8% nylon and aran weight.  Soft, soft, soft.

The latest Rowan magazine is very special and at the great price of $35.00.

and this is the picture of the year as I see it.

isn't she beautiful?

hip, hip, hooray to Leah and Emily as they welcome a new member to their family, young Lexie.  She has been visiting this week and has us all besotted.

and of course the obligatory puppy nappy bag...

but no mishaps inside thankfully.  Barbara is deep in concentration in the background...sock knitting.

hip, hip, hooray... off to Paris tomorrow

We haven't been able to wipe the smirk off Lynnie's face for weeks now. 

Well that's it for a bit until we come back from Paris and our quest to find many, many new goodies to tempt you with.

The shop is open as usual in the capable hands of Anthea, Jane, Kim and Suzie.

au revoir mes amis