Thursday, September 13, 2012

Urban Stitches 2013 !!

Planning is underway!!! Yes March next year is the month to mark down in your diaries.
I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the very talented Rosalie Quinlan of Rosalie Quinlan Designs, Melanie Dekker from Melly and Me and Jodie Carlton of Ric Rac at Urban Stitches 2013!!!
What is "Urban Stitches" you may ask... well imagine 2 days of sewing bliss all in the lovely surroundings of the Novotel in Glen Waverley here in Melbourne 16th and 17th March or for all the lovely people of Sydney, we will be there too at the Novotel Darling Harbour on the 23rd and 24th of March

In 2013 you will recieive fully kitted designs and tuition from Rosalie Quinlan of "Rosalie Quinlan Designs", Melanie Dekker of "Melly and Me", Jodie Carleton of "Ric Rac" and me Simone Gooding of "May Blossom"... too much fun!
Now make sure you get your bookings in early to avoid disappointment as this year's Urban Stitches sold out in a matter of only a few weeks.  If you click on the "Urban Stitches 2013" link on the right side bar you will be taken to the information flyer and registration form.  Or why not register immediately to secure your spot?! You can do this immediately at the"Under the Mulberry Tree" website here.
We truly hope you can join us in 2013... it is going to be wonderful xxx

Until next time


Simone xx  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

LOVE Ballarat!

Had an absolutely glorious day with Jodie Carleton yesterday in Ballarat! Thank you Jodie for your generosity and warm welcome... we HAVE to do it again soon xx... Ballarat put on the best Winter weather possible..Thankyou xx... We Spent some time at Ballarat Patchwork .. have a look at all these yummy things to add to my stash.. 

I am going to use the gorgeous plastic covered fabric (not sure of the official name for it) to cover the seats of 4 gorgeous vintage chairs I recently purchased.. more on those later :)
While there we saw the amazing Natalie Lymer weaving her magic xx and then on to The Crafty Squirrel a shop I have been longing to visit.. can you believe how enchanting these little pins are! they are so simple and just stunning.. 

lovely to meet you Morgan!... 

On the way home I stopped off in Ballan to visit the lovely ladies at Mill Rose Quilting and added more to my stash!!!.. 

Wow their shop is simply stunning and so light... wonderful for stitching.LOVE Ballarat xx

Until next time



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Little Robin Red Vest

I have had this little guy in mind for quite some time now... I am absolutely and completely in love with Robins.
I would just love to see one in his own little world...flitting and hopping about in the snow, red breast blazing... I would be captivated!

One of the most amazing and wondrous things about them, is their eggs are the most beautiful favourite colour!!

Well to say the least it is a love affair!
So here is my little tribute to this incredible bird..'Little Robin Red Vest' made from linen and fabric with the most precious little felt vest to keep him warm on those snowy days...

Pattern available soon from my lovely distributors Creative Abundance...ask for him by name at your favourite quilting and stitchery store.

I think he will adorn my Christmas table this year!!

Until next time


Simone x

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Creative Cards

It is with much excitement that I show you all these new designs... three in all (at the moment anyway).
Creative Abundance the company who distribute all my patterns asked all it's designers if they were interested in putting together a design or two that would be small enough to go inside a greeting card!
I just jumped at the chance... all my designs tend to be on the diminutive side anyway so I was keen to be involved.

So here they are... Snorkel, Percy and Mr Mushie.. all complete with instructions, requirements and patterns pieces inside....Wow!

Be sure to check at your favourite quilting and stitchery store for all the 'Creative Cards'

Until next time


Simone x

Friday, April 20, 2012

It has been a while!

It has been such a long while since I was here... almost exactly one year!
Well there is a really good reason... about this time last year I found out I was expecting a baby! An absolute bomb shell. This little darling would be our 4th and although very welcome it did come with a shock.
It also came with lots of very sick days!! which is why I basically shut up shop for the rest of the year and just focused on our family.

Well on 12th december 2011 we welcomed our son Alfie Daniel Gooding into the world, what an absolute joy he is... 4 months on we are really loving having him in our lives.

So here I am back in business and have released quite a few new things this year already... have a little look below... having a baby can be quite inspiring!

Until next time
Simone xx