Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Wishes


Merry Christmas
May you all have a wonderful Festive Season and a healthy, safe New Year.
Thank you for your support this year.  It has been lovely to hear from you and to be able to share with you my special treasures. I look forward to many exciting stitching adventures with you next year.
We will be closed 21st December until January 10th.

Laraine

Monday, November 30, 2015

Gift Ideas


Stuck for a thoughtful gift giving idea?  Here are a few treasures to inspire you from my many Web pages of beauty. There are Sajou scissors and thread winders from Paris, mother of pearl thread winders and needlekeeps plus many more useful accessories to add charm to a work basket.
Happy Christmas stitching,
Laraine

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Scissors Reduced for Christmas


Scissors for Christmas
Scissors make the perfect gift for anyone who has everything as you can't have too many pairs.  These beautiful scissors have been reduced to half price so it's a great chance buy for yourself or a friend.    Now -  $6.50 and $7.50

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Kit Golen Queenie


Meet Golden Queenie my new bird ornament for Christmas.  Collect my bird ornaments and start a handmade tradition for your family.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cotton Velveteen Sale

Soft, snug, Spring pastel cotton velveteen fabrics for embroidered soft toys, baby quilts, bags and crazy patchwork. These are from my archives and are in limited stock. Made in the USA for Moda, they were $27.50 a metre now $15.00


Sunday, August 30, 2015

September Spring Sale

Reminder - Don't forget our Open Day
Open Day  - Saturday – September 5th
  10.00am. to 1.00pm.
    Anglican Church
      Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
Surfers Paradise

 
Lots of new goodies have been add to Sale Pages


All Online sales over $50.00 before postage will receive a free gift plus 10% discount when you use this code - Laz10 at the Checkout - until the end of September.


The discount is on all stock including already reduced items.


 
  
Beautiful quality French and Mokuba ribbons greatly reduced and not being replaced when all are sold. Make the most of these prices while they last!  On Sale


Stunning Jacquard and grosgrain ribbons plus sequined and beaded motifs all reduced  - not being replaced. On Sale
Look for bargains all through the website.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Open Day September


On Open Day, I will be holding a Huge Spring Sale with a $1.00 table and all stock at reduced prices.  Come and check out the gorgeous Dupion Silks, Purse Frames, Ribbons, Threads and Trims that are all on Sale!

Open Day  - Saturday – September 5th
  10.00am. to 1.00pm.
   Anglican Church
   Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
   Surfers Paradise
  Cash Only on the day!


All Online sales over $50.00 before postage will receive 10% discount when you use this code - Laz10 at the Checkout - until the end of September.
The discount is on all stock including already reduced items.
Every category on the Website has lots of savings!
Browse through and grab some great bargains while they last!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sparkly Treasures



French Renaissance ribbon is a ruffled ribbon with a gold edge.  5cm. is all you need to make these pretty little flowers.  Add them to crazy patchwork, ribbon embroidery and collage. Combine them with diamantes, beads and sequins for a rich, elegant effect.  Don't forget the Ombre ribbons too - they work the same way!

Felted Wool, Silk Velvet and felt for Applique.

Take your favourite applique pattern and use felted wool instead of patchwork fabrics.  No seam allowances needed and  no turning under of edges as the wool doesn't fray!  Embellish the outlines with beautiful hand dyed silk threads in basic embroidery stitches and seed beads for great effects.  Be as creative as you like there is no limit to the ideas you will discover.
Look in Hand Dyed Fabrics


Monday, July 13, 2015

Ribbon Inspirations


The Lavender Trifles kits are bedecked with a pleated Mokuba ribbon that makes the design unique.  It was the starting point for my inspiration.  Mixed with silk velvet and sparkly buttons - yum!
This is what I love about the Mokuba ribbons, not only do you get great quality like no other but they are such a pleasure to use and make your work very special.
 


These gorgeous French jacquard ribbons can be found  in the ON SALE pages



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mokuba Ribbons and French Braids


 Mokuba and French Ribbons
I have just spent the day adding more beautiful Mokuba ribbons to the Website. Vintage style grosgrain ribbons in sizes 4mm. to 9mm. and Luminous (shot) rayon ribbons for flowers, leaves and crazy patchwork. I found some quality shaded French wire edged ribbons too. The French wire edge ribbon is hard to come by these days as most now come from Asia. These wonderful ribbons are great for roses and pansies. Use with or without the wire.
There are many more Mokuba ribbons and trims in the ON SALE pages too!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hand Dyed Lace

Just finished dying the lace for Open Day plus I've added a few more Dupion Silks to the Sale.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Embroiderers Guild - Southport 40Years!

This should be a real treat so try and make a visit.

Rummage Sale

On Open Day, I will be holding a rummage sale with a $1.00 table and many reduced prices on heaps of stock. I desperately need to make space for exciting new projects, collaborations and possibilities. Come and check out the gorgeous Dupion Silks that are reduced.

Open Day  - Saturday – June 27th

  10.00am. to 1.00pm.

    Anglican Church

      Salerno St., Isle Of Capri


Surfers Paradise
 

All Online sales over $50.00 before postage will receive a free gift plus 10%
discount
when you use this code - LAZ15 at the Checkout - until the end of June.

The discount is on all stock including already reduced items.

Grab some great bargains while they last!
 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open Day June



   Open Day  - Saturday – June 27th

  10.00am. to 1.00pm.
    Anglican Church
      Salerno St., Isle Of Capri
   Surfers Paradise
  
There will be kits, scissors, needles, hoops, sparkly buttons, felted wool, silk velvet and ribbons, lace, threads, silk organza, Mokuba ribbons, Shimmer tape, metallic cords, braids, books, charts and Sajou accessories. 
I try to bring a different sample of goods each Open day so if there is something in particular that you are looking for please Email me so that it can be included.
Lots of sale items and a $1.00 table.  Come and see what dollar bargains await you!


Cash Only on the day
 
Mark the date on your calendar

 
Saturday - June - 27th

 
Tell your friends - everyone is welcome!
Laraine

All Internet sales over $50.00 before postage will also receive a free gift plus 10% discount when you use this code - LAZ15 at the Checkout until the end of June.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gelato and Shimmer Tape

This month I am focusing on the Gelato and Shimmer tapes that you may not have noticed in the thread list.  They are some of my favourite creative yarns.  I have used them as backgrounds and texture in which to nestle beads, sequins and dimensional flowers. I have filled them with waste threads or cords to fatten them for purse handles or foundations for jewelry.
You could even include them in modern gold work and stumpwork or thread them into a large Chenille needle and use in the same manner as traditional ribbon work. They would be suitable for teaching your children and grandchildren to embroider when you combine them with basic stitches. There's no limit to the ideas they can be used for.

 
Gelato is a knitted hollow tube of rayon thread that can be filled with cords or threads for ruching, couching to add great dimension to your creative textiles. Hand Dyed in America. Sold in a 15mtr. skein.

Colour Streams hand dyed Shimmer Tape is a hollow metallic rayon tube/tape. Fabulous metallic specialty yarn for inserting cord to stiffen the tape then ruche tape along the cord for great effects. 5mt. length.

Watch my Blog Post  for a Shimmer Tape Tutorial to make a felt needlecase. 


Friday, April 3, 2015

Sale - Purse Frames

Bag and purse frames permanently reduced to great prices.
Beautiful antique finished filigree purse frames that are ideal for all styles of embroidery or patchwork. They are easy to attach to your work by stitching through the holes along the edge. These stitches can be beaded for exquisite detail inside and out.
Check out Thread , Ribbon, Velvet and Felt pages for many more great reductions.
Happy Easter Stitching,
Laraine

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Kits - Lavender Trifles





 Something new - Lavender Trifles - soo soft and gorgeous you have to stroke them. Made from hand dyed silk velvet, crinkle chiffon and bedecked with rare pleated Mokuba ribbon, chiffon flowers and sparkly button centres. They're filled with lavender to fragrance your home.  
Now available!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Buttons Reduced

Rare vintage glass buttons from West Germany, some clear and some with gold foil backs.  Lots of different shapes and sizes to add sparkle to your work.  
3 pr card.
See them at the Open Day 7th March


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

March 7th Open day


  Open Day  - Saturday – March 7th
                                 10.00am. to 1.00pm.
Anglican Church
    Salerno St., Isle Of Capri 
Surfers Paradise

This is the first Open Day for the year so please come and explore the bounty of beautiful wares from my store.  It will be a great opportunity to shop for your New Year projects.  There will be kits, scissors, needles, hoops, sparkly buttons, felted wool, silk ribbons, threads, velvet, organza, Shimmer tape, metallic cords, braids, books and all accessories.
   Lots of sale items plus lots of free give - aways for sales over $50.00

Cash Only on the day
Mark the date on your calendar
Saturday March 7th
Tell your friends - everyone is welcome!
Laraine
All internet sales over $50.00 before postage will also receive a free gift!