Archive for April, 2009

Stylish Shopping Bag

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Ok so everyone has seen the environmental bags at the shops that you buy to save you from using the plastic ones? Well yes I have seen some rather funky looking patterns on them from time to time, but the majority of them are the one colour- fairly boring really.

So we thought we would spruce one up to show you how glamorous you could look while walking up and down the aisle of your favourite grocery store


Now I am pretty sure that your milk and bread would stand out a treat with this baby! Carmel whipped this up in no time, and we are sure that you could as well.

A bag like this would only need 40cm of your favourite fabric to glam up an otherwise plain old shopping bag.

How cute is this fabric by the way? Yes ok people I AM partial to the odd cupcake (or 20) LOL. This range is called “Tea in Wonderland” and its $22 per metre and we have some in stock now.

* Dont forget our Sale is on this week too- that means ALL our patchwork fabric from the bolt and batting is 25% off

Pics from the show.. and a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Well Jackie, Carmel and Carol had a wonderful time at the Dubbo Show * waving hi to all our new Dubbo friends*

Here are a few pics from them at the show-


Doesnt our stand lo0k so pretty?? The girls all did a fantastic job, and I am sure that all who met them over the weekend would agree they are 3 of the loveliest ladies you would ever find 🙂


Isnt this picture divine? (Go Jackie with her awesome photography there..) These quilts are so pretty and colourful and the cathedral window setting just sets the mood off..

Ok now yes I did promise a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT.. and you have all been very patient.. 🙂

Next week is our SALE WEEK! So this means that ALL our patchwork fabric  (*only fabric from the bolt) and batting is going to be 25% off.. yes I can hardly believe it myself! So get your skates on and head into our store- we will be open Monday- Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm.

Be sure to hurry as things sell out really quickly!

Well thats about it from me at the moment, but be sure to check back soon as we have lots more fun on the way!

Happy Stitching!

The Team @ Blueberries

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A Special Visit

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Well we were so lucky today.. apart from our usual beautiful customers that came in to visit we had a lovely group of ladies + 1 bus driver 🙂 come in to spend time in our gorgeous store!


48 ladies from Yass and Wagga Wagga came in for a visit- it was so much fun meeting them all. They spent just over an hour with us.. browsed around our shop.. grabbed lots of bargains..and enjoyed the yummy tea and cakes that we had for them.

It was a little bit hectic at times.. though we had a great system going with Sandra and I on the cutting tables and Rach and Tyson were at the front counter- all the ladies commented to us that they loved our store and our service was wonderful too!

All in all a great afternoon was had, and we look forward to seeing all those lovely ladies again soon!

Meanwhile , Jackie and Carmel are at the Dubbo Show this weekend too- so stay tuned for some pictures from them too!

Now before I go- we love to hear from you guys and would be so happy if you leave us some comments to let us know what you think of all the things we have going on around Blueberries at the moment. Just click on the comments link at the end of each post and you can leave your comments there.

Well enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy Stitching!

The Team @ Blueberries

A change is in the air…..

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Ok ladies.. you will no doubt notice that there have been some huge changes going on at Blueberries of late- and this weekend was no exception..

The Easter Bunny didnt bring chocolates to us this year.. he brought us a totally new shop 🙂 🙂 Well not quite like that.. Jackie, Tyson, Carmel, Rachel & Andy worked tirelessly all weekend to re invent this wonderful space!

This is the first part of our changes in store, we needed to clear the space so that our 2nd classroom can begin construction and then we will be adding a cafe also shortly after- are you excited yet?? (we are!!!LOL)

So pop on in and check out this wonderful airy fresh new space that we at Blueberries are so proud to call home!

Below are some pics of the new shop- let us know what you think!

Also if anyone had emailed me through about the bunny bag instructions from last post I havent been ignoring you..LOL.. we are having trouble accessing the email.. so please email and i will make sure you get a copy of the instructions right away!

Happy Stitching!

The Team @ Blueberries


Some Bunny Loves you!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Well we have been busily preparing for the arrival of a certain “bunny” in our house this past few days- I love this time of year!

I popped into the shop this morning and was instantly drawn to some yummy new fabric *grin*.

Needless to say, my mind went into over drive of all the scrummy new projects that I could make- and I just *had* to have some new fabric to take home with me! LOL

I then spent the rest of the afternoon whipping this little number up- I am really happy with it!


How totally cute is this fabric?? It is from “The Riley” collection.. and there is lots of bright and fun colours in this entire range.

  Now I know that this bag is going to be perfect for Easter Eggs tomorrow.. but it will also be a great bag for any special little  person to put some treasured items into 🙂


Couldnt help but take a pic of this gorgeous little number all filled with Easter Treats!


And of course I just HAD to show you a close up of the gorgeous little bunnies in this fabric.. aren’t they just delightful!

This bag was super easy to make and heaps of fun as well.. if you would like a copy of the instructions please email me:

Well thats it from me- I have another little project on the go at the moment 🙂 which needs to be finished-so watch this space for some sneaky peeks really soon!

Happy Stitching!

The Team at Blueberries

Snippets this week

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Can you believe how fast this week has gone? Its mind blowing how quickly time just breeze’s right past you.

Well we have been super busy in the shop this week- lots of new stock arriving for you to play with.. and we have lots more on order which will be arriving soon! ( Did I mention that I have THE best job in the world- I get to play with fabric all the time!!! 🙂 )

We have started our class list for next term so watch your inbox for a copy coming to you soon- there will be a few changes to our schedule but lots of exciting new things to keep you busy..

I am working on a cute little bag at the moment…oh how i love to sew.. sigh.. so watch this space.. we will be giving away a FREE PATTERN soon!  I am hoping to find some time to finish it off  this weekend in between the Easter Bunny arriving  and spending time indulging in all things chocolate of course..LOL

Well thats about it from me…  I will leave you with a couple of pics i snapped of our beautiful shop this week! And please note our Easter trading hours too..

I hope that you have a wonderfully blessed Easter.. leave us a  comment below to tell us what stitching project you will be working on over the long weekend!

Easter Trading Hours

Good Friday- Closed

Easter Saturday- 10am- 1pm

Easter Monday- 10am-1pm

Till next time!

Happy Stitching (and Egg Hunting too..:) )

The Team at Blueberries 



Monica Poole Workshop

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

A group of our lovely ladies have had such a great time this term on Tuesdays with Monica Poole.

We are excited to be running this class again next term, and there are a few spots left so if you would like to join in on the fun drop in and see us in store or email:

A few ladies had brought in their projects that they have been working on- and they are just divine! We are so lucky to be surrounded by such creative people- they are a constant inspiration to me and the team here at  Blueberries.

"Seaspray Quilt" Sewn by Joan Smith

"Seaspray Quilt" Sewn by Joan Smith

Sweet and Sassy Quilt- Sewn by Maureen Hall

Sweet and Sassy Quilt- Sewn by Maureen Hall

And I couldnt resist snapping a couple of pics of the girls working so hard during the class too! 🙂


 Dont forget we will be updating our blog very regularly- so make sure you keep on checking in on whats happening!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Stiching!

The Team at Blueberries

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