Monday, September 2, 2013


It's Fathers Day here today, but also the first day of Spring - and it is a gloriously sunny day. The Winter months have been lovely, and I do enjoy the cooler weather. But something in me is craving the sunshine and fresh air! I think I've been cooped up inside too long!

Here is a snapshot of our life lately. It's been busy. But hey, having a baby is busy work!
Jonathan is nearly 8 months old now, and he sits all by himself. He is starting to commando crawl forwards, (and backwards!) and has such a cheeky personality.

- Our owl bunting strings were recently featured in the Herald Sun Newspaper 'Home' Magazine
- We've been kept busy selling Moda fabric online, through our ebay shop, and also Facebook.
- Jonathan has taken well to his solid food, and particularly enjoys pumpkin, sweet potato, yoghurt, blueberries and banana. Not all at the same time, of course!
- We are greatly enjoying decorating and renovating our home. I've just styled my new office area, with an inspiration board, a custom made clock, a gorgeous wooden desk, and other bits and pieces.
- I've been overloaded with orders for custom quilts, owl buntings and nursery accessories. So much so, that I'm going to take a break for custom quilt orders - just for a few months.
- And mostly, we've been enjoying days together as a family. We love outings!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Moda Fabric Giveaway!

We're having a giveaway over on our new Facebook Page
Come along and enter! 
All you have to do is simply 'like' the post on our Facebook wall, and share it with your friends. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A little fabric shop...

We've set up a new Facebook page, purely devoted to the lovely fabrics we sell. It's a simple and easy way to view and purchase the ranges we have, and items are mailed out quickly, within 12-24 hours.

Facebook is a great community, and we hope to you visit our store sometime. We have many ranges in stock from Moda, including Morris Modernized, Bluebird Park, Flats, Sweet Serenade and more. With new fabrics arriving every 1-3 weeks, make sure you bookmark us to keep up to date.

We also can't wait for this super sweet new range from Aneela Hoey to arrive, titled Hello Petal. Seriously. How cute are those cats?!

Happy sewing!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Truly Scrumptious

The delicious new range from Bonnie and Camille, titled 'Scrumptious' is proving to be just as popular as their previously wonderful ranges. With touches of 'Ruby' and hints of 'Marmalade', it's a pretty and sweet range. I'm envisioning it as hexagons - which by the way, are also hugely popular again.

So, due to it's popularity, we have almost sold out of all our pre-order release of Scrumptious in our shop, with only 2 Charm Packs available. If you missed out now, don't fret! I have Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs, along with some yardage, due to arrive when the full range is released - around October area.

If you're making anything with this lovely range at the moment - please share! We'd love to see!

20/6 Edit: Check out Lilabelle Lane's beautiful work with the Scrumptious Range. She is making some gorgeous framed Hexies, which is something on my 'to do' sewing list. Which may be awhile in the making.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Moda Fabrics

We have just received a new shipment of Moda fabrics - including some beautiful new ranges by the ever lovely designers, such as Bonnie and Camille, Kate & Paper Birdie Co., Fig Tree and Co., and Kate Spain.
We are particularly enjoying the sweet little hedgehogs and woodland creatures in Bluebird Park, the yummy colours and prints of Scrumptious, the delicate florals of Honeysweet and the chevron fabrics in Wrens and Friends.

Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes starting from $34 each, and Charm Packs starting at $11.50.
Please have a look at our eBay Shop, or our Etsy Shop for more information.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Owl Bunting Feature

Upon opening up the Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper last week, we were thrilled to find our very own Owl Bunting featured on page 11 of the insert Home magazine. 

The Herald Sun is one of Melbournes largest and most read newspaper and we were delighted to have been invited to feature in it. 

Guess who is now busily sewing owl buntings??

Friday, May 24, 2013


I've been having lots of cuddles and kisses with this special little man.

Life is busy. 
Amazing, but busy! 

Latest news - our eBay shop is finally up and running. 
Please check it out and save us to your favourites!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Road 15 by Sweetwater

We're a little excited at Missy Mack.
We just received a pre order shipment of the awesome new range by Sweetwater, "Road 15."
I've always been a huge Sweetwater fan. I loved 'Authentic', and made a quilt for Simon out of their 'Pure' range, and how cool was 'Noteworthy?' I still have a jelly roll in the Noteworthy range, that I will eventually make something pretty with. Eventually.

So, 'Road 15' is typical in fantastic Sweetwater style. We have little prints of maps and streets, including sweet houses and trees. But there is something else about this range that I think is really cool. A while back when designing this range, Sweetwater asked for some input from their blog readers. They asked for readers address's! Yep, so I added our address, and imagine our shock and delight when (after a few minutes of searching!) Simon found our address! One cannot get any cooler than that!

So, I'm delighted to share my newest favourite range of fabric with you. Whilst I think it's brilliant, it's also a fab range for boys with the great colours of aqua, red, green with bits of black and grey.

'Road 15' can be found in our Etsy shop, along with another new range, 'S'more Love,' by Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket. They can also be found on our eBay page (our eBay shop coming soon!)
Prices start from $34.00 for Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes.
We are also getting some bolts from the Road 15 range, due in around August.

Happy sewing!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chevrons and Circles - Two quilts for two special girls

Mid last year, I had a lovely email from a mum, Katie, who wanted her two young daughters to have a special quilt of their own. And so Katie and I set about on a journey together! Numerous emails and catch ups followed, with chats about colours, styles and sizes.

The brief was two large single bed sized quilts in the same fabrics, but one quilt a chevron inspired, and the second a ruffled circle. Katie, her two lovely daughters and I met up at Patchwork with Gail B to find fabrics, and together we demolished a corner of the store as we chose our fabrics. It was wonderful to meet Katie and her daughters, and to choose the fabrics together. 

The results are two very pretty and very feminine quilts. It was a delight to make these quilts for Katie, and then to be able to deliver them to her personally was wonderful. It's not often you get to see the happy response when someone buys and receives their quilt. 

Thank you Katie for letting my make your quilts! I hope they become treasured and loved heirlooms in your family. 

The details:
A lot of the fabric used are from the following ranges, Coquette by Art Gallery, Summer Loving by Art Gallery and Sophie by Moda, with a handful of 1930's prints and other plains. The quilts have each girls name embroidered on the front bottom right corner of their quilt. They have a Bamboo batting, and were beautifully machine quilted by my friend Clair (just before Christmas too - you champ Clair!!) They both have a simple pink polka dot backing, with personalised labels and a photo for each girl. 

What do you think?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Navy and Lime Love

Remember this quilt a while back?

It sold on Etsy a few months ago to a lovely home in the United States.

But, the quilt hasn't been forgotten. It was pinned by some innocent person on Pinterest, and is now floating around on various baby and nursery boards. A little bit of excitement here, yes!

It's become so popular that it was even used as inspiration for a Scrapbooking Card making challenge.
Christine, from Practical Scrappers, sent me a message to say that my navy and lime quilt was used as inspiration for a card making contest on their blog. You can check out all the amazing cards here. There are some very talented ladies out there!

So, it looks like navy and lime is a winning combination, especially for nurseries. And especially for a boy. It's nice to see a colour combination other than just baby blue.

So, if you're thinking of how to style your nursery - try navy and lime!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A winner...

Thank you for helping me to celebrate the birth of our boy, our engagement anniversary, and my 1 year of having an Etsy shop!

Deborah is the winner of our little giveaway, and she chose to win the Aneela Hoey Jelly Roll. So, what was in the mystery box? Not telling! But don't worry - it wasn't just a dirty old sock. Oh well, it will just have to go back in my stash!

Congratulations Deborah! I'll email you shortly to get your postal address.

I better get back to my little man and his gorgeous smiles!

By the way, the photos are of a little needlecase and present I made for my brother in laws girlfriend for Christmas. She loves knitting and is just starting to get into needlework.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don't miss the giveaway!

One must start a love and appreciation of fabric from an early age.

It seems that Jonathan is quite keen to oblige!

Happy 1 month to my precious lad for tomorrow.

Don't forget and miss out on your chance to enter my celebration giveaway! Check out my previous post for details. Entries close Valentines Day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Celebration Giveaway!

Giveaway closed!
Thanks for your entries, winner announced soon!

We've just had a baby.
My husband, Simon and I got engaged two years ago.
And it's officially one year since I opened my Etsy shop.

I feel like celebrating! Who's with me??

To celebrate these wonderful things I'm having a giveaway.

I started off selling handmade owl bunting in my Etsy shop, followed by patchwork quilts, patterns and nursery accessories. And now of course I have also added Moda Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs.

So I thought a giveaway for a Moda Jelly Roll and a Chevron PDF Patchwork Quilt Pattern might be in order.

The "Sew Stitchy" range by Aneela Hooey is a wonderful celebration of all things sewing related, including hexagons, pins and even a few little birds. It features fresh colours of pink, aqua, grey, lime green, red and white. It's a fun and happy range, and seeing as this is a fun and happy time of my life - I thought it would suit!
I have these Jelly Rolls available in my shop, here.

Now, here is how my giveaway will work.
For you have a choice to make.

Either, you can enter to win the Sew Stitchy Jelly Roll, and a Chevron Quilt PDF Pattern.
Or, you can enter to win the mystery box prize.
What is the mystery box prize? Well, that would defeat the purpose of the mystery, wouldn't it??

But, I have this box, in my sewing room. And in that box could be piles of fabric, or even more jelly rolls, or perhaps a sewing book or pattern? Or all of the above? Or maybe, it might contain an old pair of socks.... or one of Jonathans bibs....
Oh, the intrigue.

So, this is your gamble. You can either play it safe, or try for the mystery box prize. The choice is yours and entirely up to you!

So to enter...

- Leave a comment on this post. Make sure you mention in your comment which prize you would like, either the Jelly Roll and pattern, or the mystery box.
- For an extra entry, share my giveaway on your blog. Make sure you let me know though!
- And for another extra entry, like our page on Facebook. If you are already a 'liked' friend of Missy Mack, you will get an extra entry too. Again, make sure you let me know!

Giveaway is open to Australian residents only (sorry international people - I'll have a giveaway for you guys soon!! I promise!) and will close on the 14th of February (naww! Valentines Day!) at 6pm AEDST.

Good luck, and thanks for sharing in my celebrations!