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Meet Pearl

When I was a young girl, I was totally into dressing up, fabulous thrifted outfits and making stuff.
Surprise, surprise!!

So when I turned 12 (my Bat-Mitzvah year), my siblings wanted to get me a special gift.
The thing I wanted more than anything in the world was a mannequin to show off the girly stuff in my room.

So, I got Pearl (so named because of her earliest accessory choices).

Here she is modelling a fabulous selection of necklaces (including my favourite pasta necklace made by Jake) and a bag I just made for my neice who is currently into wearing “olive”.


And here’s the other side of the bag …


and the inside pocket …


complete with a ‘patchandi’ label.

For those of you interested in how I do my labels, check out this great tutorial.

Have a stitchin’ Thursday.

Andi 🙂

PS Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!

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Kinder Quilt

It’s finished …. finally!!!


I don’t know why I left it unfinished for so long!


I’m really looking forward to giving it to the Junior Class tomorrow.


I can’t wait to see them all searching for their own little faces in the balloons.


It will be a gift in honour of Jewish New Year (beginning officially tomorrow night).


Wishing you all a sweet and creative (Jewish) new year.

Shana Tova

Andi 🙂

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Happy father’s day to Dan from your 2 Gingies:


Happy father’s day to Dan’s dad (Please build a holiday house!!!!) :


Happy father’s day to my dad:




A challah cover!!

My siblings and I gathered at my parents place this morning for father’s day.

There were many comments about my mum’s beautiful garden:


And also many comments about Ella’s quirky outfit:


That’s my girl!!!!!

Hope you and yours have had a great day!!

Andi 🙂

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We have finally finished putting together a Big Red Wedding Blog to share with all our guests (and other interested parties).

It has photos, video snippets (these may not interest all of you but you might like to click on the vid of my speech if you would like to hear me sing!!), some of the speeches transcribed, etc.
Many of you have expressed an interest in seeing the wedding snaps so you can also head on over to the wedding blog.
In the meantime, here are a few snaps:
The happy couple!


The hand felted shawl made by Vilte

and my button covered outfit


Thanks to everyone for your many kind wishes of congratulations already received.

We couldn’t be happier.
Love,
Andi xx

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More photos to come when I get them from the photographer.

Andi 🙂

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We are getting married in a couple of weeks. (Not that I’m stressed or anything)


My cousin and her husband (Rabbi Ian) are coming all the way from Leeds (yes, in the UK) to Melbourne to celebrate with us (and to perform the ceremony).

As a token of our huge appreciation, I have decided to give them my ‘Old Red Barn quilt along’ – quilt (nearly finished now) and a matching Challah cover.

Challah is the traditional egg loaf eaten by Jews as part of the Friday night sabbath (Shabbat) meal.

The front has the word “Shabbat” appliqued on it in Hebrew lettering.


A floral quilting pattern…


and a plain cream backing


It measures 16 inches by 21 inches.

I hope they like it.

Andi 🙂

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I’ll try to be brief.

Jake and Ella got their swap partners for the Great Kids Mail Swap.
They are very excited and have written / drawn their letters already.
Here they are ready to be stamped and sent.


Thursday night at Perle 8’s was very fun. Lots of lovely crafters were there, and I got to finish my mystery quilt.

It was inspired by this piece created by the fabulous Malka Dubrawsky.


It will be used as a Matzah cover for our family seder this Passover.

Here is the back with strips of Velcro up each side. (A bit tricky to see the white on white)


And here it is folded (and held together by the Velcro strips), ready to receive the 3 matzahs for the traditional meal.


Then ……..

All day yesterday and today, I attended a machine quilting course at Amitie, run by the fabulous Deborah Louie. I learned SOOOOOOO much!!!


What an amazing teacher!!


What an incredibly talented quilter! (Deb, not me, that is)


I have lots of practicing to do.

But first, I’ll be busy with other tasks this evening.

The tooth fairy is coming to our house for the first time tonight.

There is much excitement!!

I wonder what she will bring.

Sweet dreams and happy stitching.

Andi 🙂

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