Thursday, November 14, 2013


Please note Audrey and Maude patterns are no longer available. Over the past few years Cathy has decided to pursue other exciting opportunities which has seen me move my patterns to a new home. 

You can find several of my older sewing patterns here under my new label Three Dolls along with some fun new designs.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

And finally some winners!

Sorry, life got in the way and several special projects. All are done now though and I have found time to pick some winners. I asked my husband to give me four numbers between 1 and 35 and he came up with the following.

19, 6, 21 and 12.


So that is:

6 - Jo from Sparkly Green Knickers
12 - Turning Japanese
19 - Sarah from Splish Splash Designs
21 - Melissa from Undomestic Mumma

Congratulations girls, please send me your addresses via email and I'll get the patterns in the mail for you!

I'm working on lots of other new patterns and will hopefully have more to share soon!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Patterns!

After a long absence I finally have some new patterns. And of course with all new patterns there is a giveaway!

Here is the Turtle Tower.

Turtle Tower

The pattern includes the original turtle that appeared in Homespun last year plus four new sizes ranging down to a little one that is perfect for a pin cushion. You can even fill these with beans!

And my newest pattern is Parterre, a very modern (for me!) quilt that is perfect for showing off lovely large patterns.


It also comes in two sizes - one for the sofa and one for a queen sized bed!

So if there are any of you still reading that would like to win a pattern, leave a comment and I'll draw a few names out Sunday 16th May.

For those of you who would like to purchase either of these patterns they are currently both available at amitie textiles - be aware that their new website is under development and you can just email them. And if you are interested in stocking them please just send me an email.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Charity Challenge

Do you know it's only 47 days until Christmas today!! I have no idea where this year went.......

Just to add to the huge pile of projects you probably already have underway for Christmas I thought I would bring your attention to the amitie Christmas Charity Challenge.

You can use any materials you like - paper mache, clay, wood, card, origami, knitting, crochet, felt and of course fabric!

For some inspiration try here or here.

Here are some I made for a swap a couple of years ago.

The Girls!

And here are some that were sent to me.

2007 Ornament Swap

2007 Ornament Swap

2007 Ornament Swap

So if you or maybe your kids have a few minutes spare during November, please consider making an ornament to hang on the amitie tree. All the proceeds will go to a really great local charity that helps give less privileged kids a bit of a break. And if you are a local, we'd love you to join us for a drink on the 30th November to see them all get hung on the tree ready for sale.

Good luck with all your other Christmas preparations. I would so love to be organised this year .......

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hogging the Limelight!!

Cathy and I are back from a few weeks rest with our families and are as busy as ever.

So what's happening in the world of Audrey and Maude? Well, we were very fortunate to be invited to do some projects for two great Australian publications, Homespun and Simply Patchwork and Stitching.

Homespun mag

Homespun Mag

Homespun Mag

Homespun Mag

It's very exciting seeing our names in mags like this and we know how popular Homespun is around the world now so it's a wonderful opportunity for us. And as a direct result of this article we can welcome a new stockist - Happy Stitches - from the Netherlands.

Right now you will find us in the latest edition of this magazine.

The Christmas Edition

My project

Patchwork and Stitching Mag

It has some really lovely Christmas projects in it so if you have some sewing time before Christmas grab yourself a copy!!

There are few new Audrey and Maude patterns coming soon, including some more Christmas projects so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Selvedge House - Brisbane

Audrey and Maude patterns are now available through Selvedge House, in Brisbane.

This is a new venture for Ellie and friends, of a 'perfect modern crafting store'. Here you will find lots of hand printed fabrics from your favourite Australian Designers, Ink & Spindle, Kristen Doran, Red Seed Studio and of course patterns from Audrey & Maude. You can head over to their blog Selvedge House, for all the latest information.

We are so excited to be included in this mix of great Australian talent.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sydney Stitches and Craft Show

Which one's Audrey and which one's Maude?

Our stand before opening (sorry forgot to take the sheet off before the shot)

Wow! That was awesome! What a fantastic show the Living Creatively team put on in Sydney this last week.

The crowds were huge and they certainly weren't disappointed with what was on offer.

We were lucky enough to be up in the Incubator area on Level 4 and were neighbours with unbelievably talented and creative people from all over Australia. It was so much fun to finally meet the people behind all those fabulous blogs and labels that we had heard so much about. Our immediate neighbours were the lovelies from Ink & Spindle - thanks girls - we had a great time.

Lara, Teegs and Bianca from Ink & Spindle

Louise and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all who came and said hello on our stand. - it gives us such a warm and fuzzy feel when we actually meet the readers of our blogs - we love it when you delurk!

The gorgeous Anna from Living Creatively (that's her on the left)

Both the tote bag and the fabric picture canvas workshop were certainly a big hit. Thanks to all those that came and did them. You were a great bunch of students and your projects turned out so beautifully. A big big thankyou to Donna and Jade for helping us out - they wouldn't have run so well without you.

A very happy Olivia with her completed canvas.

Simple Reversible Tote Bag Workshop Models

Mum and daughter (Alyson & Rebecca) who did the tote bag workshop.

The only downside of being involved in a Show as good as this one, was having all the beautiful handmade goodies surrounding us. We just couldn't resist them and all our hard earned money was soon spent. You can check out here what I bought from the Show.

Mr and Mrs Banshee with baby Banshee

A huge thank you to Ross, Angela and all the team at Living Creatively - you guys were fantastic and so supportive. Thanks especially to Ross for making the dash to Bunnings for us - we would've been in a pickle otherwise.

We are now both recovering at home now - back to the housework and kids and loads of washing. More photos here.