Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas faeries!

Hi!  I’m Faerie Noelle… it’s very nice to meet you!

Faerie noelle 1

Vikki just finished making me and I’m really enjoying some fresh air outside sitting in this old fir tree!  It’s been so cold, wet and rainy in Melbourne for the past few days, so this is my first venture outside!

Faerie noelle 2

I was designed by the wonderful talent that is  Annie Smith of Country Keepsakes.  Vikki loves Annie’s patterns SO much – it won’t be long before I have some more Christmas friends to keep me company as there is a fabulous elf pattern in issue #98 (Vol 12.7) of Australian Homespun magazine – and Vikki plans to make him!! 

I can’t wait!!!!  He is SOOOO cute!  I am planning on getting some mistletoe to hang above his stocking!!!  Ooh – just the thought of it is making my cheeks blush!!! *giggle*

Faerie noelle 3

Brrrr…. it is getting cold again… I’m going to jingle the bells on my skirt, stretch my wings, and fly back indoors with Vikki!

If you’re wondering, Vikki purchased my pattern and fabrics from one of her most favourite patchwork stores, Missy Moo in Croydon, Vic. The staff in there are as sweet as the little flowers that adorn my pretty-prim dress!

Happy flutterings!!! See you again this Christmas! 

Faerie Noelle xo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Angels playing happily… Free BOM part one!

Do you love angels?

How about stitching… do you love that too?

If the answer to both of those questions is a resounding YES… then I have a project that is designed especially for YOU!

Angels playing happily consists of two sweet angel stitchery blocks, three verse blocks, and instructions to create an angelic wall-hanging – complete with wings!

Angels playing button

Please feel free to add my “Angels” button to the sidebar of your blog and link back to this post, so that others may pop on over and join in with the fun!

The first block is of this beary playful angel! While she snuggles in to her soft white cloud, her cute teddy swings about in the sweet fresh air!

Angels playing happily block One photo

To download block 1 click here

The requirements list for this block is included in the download, and I will have a list of requirements available for the complete project in the next couple of weeks. I would advise, however, to purchase (or retrieve from your stash!) one fat quarter of cloud-themed fabric, or other background fabric of your choice. There will be two angel blocks both measuring 10in (25cm) square. But! If you enjoy this project, I might just create a second one, identical to the first but with different angel and verse blocks. We’ll see what you feel like doing at the close of this project, eh?!!

I absolutely LOVE angels! I also love fairies! The thought of them makes me feel so light and free, it fills me with excitement and wonder! Right now as I describe my feelings to you I feel like a little girl bursting at the seams to go outside and play!! Care to join me?!

I also have a free little stitchery design that you can find in my ‘free patterns’ tab at the top of my blog page. The drawing is of a wee baby angel asleep in a cloud, and it has been so popular. I’ve offered it as a freebie for the past couple of years and I’m still amazed at how many times this little drawing gets downloaded. I struck up a new friendship recently with a lovely lady called Diane, and she sent me a photo to share with you of how she used the stitchery in her ‘hanging heart’ project.

Dianes heart

Diane is such a sweetheart! Such a kind and lovely lady, I’m sure glad that I met her!

On a final note, I thought I’d leave you with this photo of two of my little angels… otherwise known as “the girls”!!!

Rose and Kayles July11 pic

Till next time – have a lovely day!!! Vikki xx

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Everyone’s a winner, baby!

I’ve been cooking up a little something for you…  Something very sweet and serenely innocent!  It’s a free project that will span three months, and I shall have the first block ready for you to download early next week.  Here’s a taste for things to come…

Angels playing happily pic

“Angels playing happily…” is my gift to each and every one of you to say thank you for keeping me company and sharing my creative journey!  What prompted my thoughts?  Well, I was choosing a giveaway winner and wished I could gift you all… and thought this would be a good way to do so!

But without further ado, I am also very pleased to announce the winner of my giveaway.  A big thank you to every one who entered!

Congratulations to Barb of Barb’s Creations! 

Barb left comment #111 as chosen by the Random Generator!  I always choose my giveaway winners fairly and am happy to post anywhere in the world to anyone who visits my blog – whether they signed up yesterday or two years ago!  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Barb for a couple of years and can therefore share with you that the prize couldn’t go to a nicer lady!!

Barb – your book and charm pack will be sent as soon as I receive your postal address!!

In the meantime, I have some planning to do and look forward to sharing more with you next week!

Love and hugs! Vikki xx


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Show n’ tell!

Hi there! A warm welcome to those of you who are new to my blog… and a warm welcome to those of you who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for quite some time!

Thank you for the uplifting feedback you’ve given me about both my chat over at Stash Manicure, and the giveaway! I’m still in the process of visiting new blogs and replying to comments… just when you think you know where the borders of the blogosphere lay, there are new doors opened and more creative people to meet! If only we didn’t have to sleep!!!

As promised, the kettle is on, would you like a cuppa?

Teapot blue

I usually drink Earl Grey tea, really weak with milk. But just recently I’ve been introduced to Chai tea with milk and honey… so lovely on a cold winter’s day! What’s your favourite brew?


We’re on the second week of school holidays here in Melbourne and it’s been cold and rainy for the most part. A good excuse to cuddle up indoors with a movie, or have friends over for play dates!

I’m working on a mystery BOM called ‘Christmas Fun’ by Lynette Anderson. Here’s my progress on block Two!

LA block two pic

Needle turn appliqué and itsy-bitsy Ohio Stars blocks!

LA block two softened

Lynette has just posted a pic on her blog of the progress so far. It’s great fun!

Her new fabric line, Scandinavian Christmas, has just hit the stores so I had to dash out and buy some! (Someone really had to twist my arm! *giggle*) LA fabric selvedge

Even the selvedge is adorable!!

I plan to use the fabric for a new Christmas design… or two… or a few! I think this is going to be one of my all-time-favourite fabric lines. Sometimes you can just feel it in your bones, can’t you?

On to some other show and tell… do you remember this birdie pincushion I designed a while back?

Fresh hope bird 4[6]

Well, the pattern is now available to purchase under the Fresh Hope Patterns label.

Bird of hope pincushion pattern cover

I’m so proud to be supporting Fresh Hope! This is what the charity is all about (excerpt from website):

“Fresh Hope is an association which offers a loving and caring family environment through an eighteen month residential program to mothers and their children suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Fresh Hope’s aim is to provide, through education and suitable programs, the opportunity for mothers and their children to find their destiny in life and achieve their goals in a healthy, drug free environment, thus breaking the generational cycle of addiction and abuse for the children and future generations.”

I find it hard to put in to words how I feel when I think about the mothers who are courageous enough to look for and accept help. But most of all I find warmth in knowing that their children will find security in a safe haven alongside the women who matter most in their lives. Children are such a blessing - innocents that deserve the very best that life has to offer – as we all do! It’s so wonderful that there are people out there – like Fresh Hope – who help people to step on to their paths of happiness…

Bit profound for a Tuesday night eh?!! Okay – best head off for now – but I’ll be back on Thursday to draw the winner of my giveaway. Have you entered yet? Head on over – and Good Luck!

Warm wishes! Vikki xo

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A guest spot and a giveaway!

You can find me over here today, chatting a bit about my creative journey!

But first – tell me - were your ears just burning? If yes – that might just be because I’ve been telling everyone how wonderful you are!!!

I’m having a little giveaway and everyone is welcome to enter. All you need to do is sign up to be a follower of my blog, or subscribe to my posts via email or RSS feed – then let me know that you have done so in your blog comment. If you already follow my blog, please join in the fun too! Just leave me a comment – I’m sure I’ll recognise you! Smile

I’m giving away this gorgeous book by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I thought it might give some great ideas for using up that ‘stash’!!

Stash giveaway book

Having said that, I’d also like to add to your stash with this sweet charm pack:


I love this fabric range by Urban Chicks – hope you do too?!

Please leave one comment per person, only – to make it easier for me to use the random generator! The second of any mistake entries will be politely deleted to keep it all fair.

I will draw the winner next week on Thursday 14th July at 8pm Melbourne time.


Good Luck!!!

Back soon with some show & tell! Hugs!! Vikki xo

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty teacups everywhere…

Teacups 2 pic

“We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe.”
Author: Rudyard Kipling

Teacups 1 pic

“Tea is a cup of life.” Author: Unknown

Teacups 3 pic

“Tea is a reminder of many happy times spent heart-to-heart with Mum “ Author: Vikki Collumbine

(Mum’s favourite teacup)

Teacups 5 pic

“Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on!” Author: Billy Connolly

Teacups 4 pic

For more pretty teacups head on over and visit Kris at Tag Along Teddies!!

Now… who’s putting the kettle on?!!!!


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