Two reasons for choosing handbags this week!

firstly, you need to get yours out, take out your purse and go shopping because look what I’ve made for you!


Yes, your favourite NPNT designs on printed greeting cards. There are 6 designs in each pack, blank on the insides for your personalised messages. They are square (150mm x 15omm) cards and great for a Stitchers gift, Chrissy present, to write a heartfelt message when sending a gift, blog swaps etc etc… you can never have too many gift cards on hand.


To fulfil every need I have also made two different notepad designs. The notepads are A5 in size (about half a Letter size) and have 50 sheets. I am always looking for a nice piece of paper to add a note to when sending a gift, or for teachers notes or even my shopping list…. These are a great size, not too big, not too small….

And the second reason is after being inspired by this famous woman of the moment at Quilt Market in Melbourne over the weekend.


you just want to make handbags out of all her yummy fresh fabrics.. She has a free pattern for The Nigella Yoga bag here

or you can purchase many others here

or even buy them made for you here

After Miss M met Amy in Melbourne she may even have her own bag patterns or even fabrics one day as she was so inspired and enthused by her and Amy was just delightful as was David her husband.

There are more pics of market here and here if you’d like to join in the fun we had.

So, get out those handbags ladies, turn on some charm, put on the heels and go shopping!

hugs for today, Helen

Published in: on November 19, 2008 at 3:43 pm  Comments (1)  




A little late this week I am sorry. Well with only 43 days until Christmas and then the end of the year of 2008 there are not many blocks left to list here. So this week ‘bedtime’ it is – why did I choose this one…. well no reason really except that I have not seen a lot of my bed this week with only two days until I leave for market.

I do like my bed and find it very difficult to get out of it in the mornings. I must say I do get spoilt with breakfast in bed at least once on the weekend depending on parenting (or should I say taxi’ing ) duties. And I love lying in and reading the paper or a good book!

So not much to add here, I hope you are all stitching along nicely – I do visit various blogs and see your progress often so feel free to share here also.

must keep preparing.hugs to all


Published in: on November 12, 2008 at 11:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Where to buy the patterns

You can purchase the Nice People NIce Things box of patterns from the Hugs’n Kisses website here¬†or visit the stores page to find a local supplier.

Additional Iron on transfer packs which include transfers for all 108 designs are also available with purchase of the pattern to save you tracing. They will transfer 3-4 times and can be used for many many projects – or of course you may wish to make 4 quilts…

Published in: on November 7, 2008 at 9:21 am  Comments (2)  



It is Spring here in Hobart at the bottom of the world. I think my favourite season in my garden….. Tilly and I have been busy planting a new vegetable garden which she checks for me every day and pulls a few weeds. She has planted and tends to her petunias and a little hothouse of rocket…. all very educational for her and the look of wonderment on her face as things grow is very exciting for me.. it never ceases to amaze me how you can actually see them soaking up new things and constantly learning..

anyway, some pictures from my garden this week.iris

pink columbine

seduction rose

blue columbine



Some great inspiration for new colourque projects and fun. Have you seen my inktense tutorial here?

hugs for today, take time to smell the roses wont you?


Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 9:20 am  Comments (4)