Thursday, February 13, 2014

Two new release patterns...

You know how it is.
Life gets busy. The blog gets neglected. Yada - yada.

Lots has been happening lately. Our little boy is now 13 months old. He's cute. He's cheeky. He's full of energy. He's determined. He's lots of fun. He is also going to be a big brother sometime in June/ July area. Yep. Already a big brother! We're looking forward with some trepidation to the craziness that is to descend with 2 under 18 months.

Due to requests, I have released two patterns recently. Our first pattern, the Summertime Chevron Quilt, continues to be a popular purchase on our Etsy shop, with many people around the world making their own version. We now have added our little navy and lime Geo Cot Quilt to the mix, and our String of Owls Bunting.
I very much enjoy writing and releasing patterns, and something I'm looking forward to doing more of in the future.

Our eBay shop keeps me rather busy, which is ideal! We have new ranges from Moda constantly arriving at our doorstep, and leaving again soon after to new homes. Our popular ranges lately have been April Showers by Bonnie and Camille, Hello Petal by Aneela Hoey, and Bluebird Park by Kate and Paper Birdie Co. If you've bought some fabric from us, and made a finished item - why not share it? We'd love to see it!

I recently participated in the #greataussiedestash on Instagram. Talk about crazy fun. I was able to destash a lot of fabrics, and of course, bought quite a fair amount too. Incredibly some Heather Ross goodies. I have some wonderful plans for my new purchases. Check us out on Instagram. Our username is missymack. Destashes happen regularly - so if you're keen to grab a bargain, follow our feed.

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?