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!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Moda Fabric

Getting any sort of letters or mail in the post box is exciting. 
Surely I'm not the only one who gets a little thrill when something other than a bill is found in the letter box?
Being a visual and tactile sort of girl, I much prefer recieving something by snail mail, rather than email. 

So, of course - receiving fabric in the mail would have to be even more exciting, yes? 
Yes. It is! 

Our latest fun items that comes in the mail is Moda Fabric! Yum, yum!

Here at Missy Mack, we now have a small little collection of Moda Pre Cuts available in our Etsy Shop for purchase. I'm quite a Moda fan, and I love the versatility and fun of Jelly Rolls and Layers Cakes. 

We have a few different ranges available now, and we just had a delivery of the following new Moda ranges - "Happy Go Lucky" by Bonnie and Camille, "Winters Lane" by Kate and Birdie Paper Co., and "Spring House" by Stephanie Ryan.

Instock we also have "Marmalade," by Bonnie and Camille, "Cuzco," by Kate Spain, "Odds and Ends" by Julie Comstock, "Sew Stitchy," by Aneela Hoey, and "La Petite Ecole," by French General.
Prices start from $10 for Charm Packs, and $30 for Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes.

Check out our Etsy shop for more details! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Our precious possum

He finally arrived.
At 42 + 2 weeks, our darling and precious boy arrived, on the 13/1/13.

He is absolutely perfect.
Even at 2am in the morning.
And again at 4am.

Life is brilliant.
Busy, yes.
But brilliant.

Thanks be to God!