Monday, December 1, 2008


Another pattern has finally emerged - just in time for Christmas!

Christmas Tree Quilt detail

A quick and easy, bright and lovely Christmas quilt that will become a treasured family heirloom. Well, mine will once it comes out of the window at Amitie.

In the window!

Seriously, this quilt took me about a week to make. It is machine appliqued then long arm quilted up to about an inch away from the baubles and then I hand quilted around the baubles to make them pop out. Of course it can be made completely by hand which would be lovely too.

The pattern is currently available from Amitie. If you wish to stock it or have any other questions just send us an email.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Audrey & Maude Reviewed

A big hello to all visitors who have found their way to Audrey & Maude from the magazine Sew Hip.

Sew Hip

Audrey and Maude had some lovely publicity lately, in the form of a pattern review in the new and wonderful UK magazine Sew Hip which is edited by Manda from Tree Fall! I just received mine yesterday in the post - what a lovely magazine full of book and pattern reviews and some very easy patterns for things like baby bloomers and tops. A fantastic magazine with some great projects for the beginner sewer.

And look out for a couple of exclusive patterns from us in the next couple of issues!!

Pattern Review by Sew Hip

We would also like to welcome Mixtape Zine to our list of stockists - if you haven't checked out their website - you should - it is a great little magazine for all of us crafters!

PLEASE NOTE - All of our patterns can be sent worldwide from any of our Australian Stockists - just check out the list on our side bar.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Audrey and Maude go to the Show!

It's been a busy week with a trip up to Sydney for the Stitches and Craft show. And how much fun! We met so many lovely bloggers and got to share our Living Creatively 'Independant Crafters' area with these wonderful and talented girls.

The amazing staff from Living Creatively waved their magic wands and created this lovely space for us to work (play) in.

Independant Crafters area Sydney Stitches and Craft show

Here's all our patterns on display with some very pretty paper flowers Cathy made.

Audrey & Maude at the Show

And of course Poppy and her puppies were there with a bowl of black cats to snack on!

Poppy and her puppies at the Stitches and Craft Show

We were also joined by Justine from Mixtape zine.

Justine and Mixtape mag at Sydney Stitches and Craft show

And lovely Fiona.

DearFii at Sydney Stitches and Craft show

We also briefly caught up with Nikki but she was mobbed by her fans pretty much after arrival and I didn't get a decent photo of her stand.

On Friday night we got to do something that Cathy and I have wanted to do in ages. We had dinner with Belinda and Jade. This photo was taken just for our friend Anna. We so wish you could have joined us Anna! A great night of pasta, gelati and much hilarity! Thanks girls, Cathy and I loved finally meeting you both and really appreciated all your help.


Jade and Belinda

So thanks everyone who came by for a visit during the show, it was fantastic to meet you all. Thanks also to all the other crafty girls who joined us and were heaps of fun.

But the biggest thanks must go to all the wonderful Living Creatively staff who gave us the opportunity to participate. We feel so incredibly lucky to be a part of such a great and amazing craft scene and look forward to doing it all again next year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pink Chalk Studio

So many of you have been asking where you can buy our patterns in the U.S.A., we are very happy to say that our patterns are now available at Pink Chalk Studio - an online store for beautiful fabric and of course, sensational patterns!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sydney Here We Come

Just to let everybody know, there has been a change of plan, Audrey & Maude will now be at the Sydney Stitches & Craft Show at Rosehill Racecourse next Thursday and Friday.

So if you are planning on attending the Show please make sure you come and say hi to us - we will be with the Living Creatively team along with a whole lot of other wonderful crafty types, displaying all our wares!

It's going to be a great few days - we can't wait to meet you.

And we have just added Ballarat Patchwork as a stockist of our patterns. They have a fabulous online shop, which you should all go and checkout.

Until Next Time

Sunday, August 3, 2008

And the winners are..........

Well what a fantastic response to our new patterns and giveaway. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments - Poppy and her Puppies were such a big hit at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair that we have had to do a reprint!

Amitie at Melbourne Craft & Quilt show

And now for the winners....

After much digging about in a big bowl full of names the following four fabulous bloggers were plucked out:

Susan Peterson

So girls, we will email you or leave a comment if we are able to so you can get us your addresses. If we can't then just drop either of us an email when you read this.

It's a very exciting time for Audrey and Maude with many great opportunities being offered to us out of the blue.

We've been asked to join in the fun on the Living Creatively stand at the upcoming Sydney Stitches and Craft show. Cathy and Louise won't be in attendance but our patterns and samples will be. And the very fabulous Fi has kindly agreed to sell our patterns for us on the Saturday and Sunday because she will be there in the flesh selling all her wonderful button bracelets and other super cute stuff. So if you live in Sydney, pop in - there's going to be some fabulous crafty bloggers attending so it's a great time to say hi.

We have a few other surprises up our sleeves but you'll have to wait! And don't worry, there is plenty more cuteness on its way!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wow, has it really been that long since we did our last post!

We have been working hard to bring you some really cute new patterns which we are sure will delight all ages.

First of all here are

Robot Boy and Robot Girl

Coming to you from a galaxy far, far away
Robot Boy and Robot Girl
are a super space team
ready to take you on lots
of exciting adventures
across the universe!

and I know some of you have already met

Poppy & Her Puppies

Poppy is a proud new mum to five playful puppies.
After lots of puppy games they fall fast asleep
on their lovely comfy bed
all warm and cosy snuggled up to their mum
of course!

Our stockists will be updated with these patterns very soon - please feel free to email us if you need any help in locating our patterns.

Giveaway Time

Now it's time for another giveaway - leave a comment before next Friday 2nd August and you will be entered into our 'random' giveaway. We will randomly select four of you and each will receive two of our latest patterns. Go on delurk - don't be shy - we would love to meet you!

Until next time,

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Winners are Grinners!!

Thank you all for the lovely comments, it's a great feeling to know we have such a lot of support out there. And it looks like the little elephants are a huge hit - we'll have to open a flickr link to show off all the new Edward and Eloises that are popping up everywhere.

We're also off to a good start with the addition of the lovely Retro Mummy, Corrie, to our stockist list.

Now to the news you have all been waiting for.

The winners are:

Congratulations to our four winners. Send us an email with your address and we'll get your prize off to you.

We'll be back soon with some new patterns.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The start of something special!

Welcome to Audrey and Maude.

As many of you probably know, we met through our blogs when we were partnered in an
apron swap last year. We had a hugely successful and fun first meeting at Amitie and were eventually both lucky enough to be offered jobs there.

Which means we now see each other every week in the most wonderful inspiring environment. Of course, many of our conversations while working together revolve around fabric, crafting, blogging and our families and it was during one of these discussions we decided we should collaborate.

And so Audrey and Maude was born. Inspired by the number of basic sewing questions put to us and requests for patterns for our work, we recognised a gap in the market for easy patterns that anyone can try.

We aim to provide a range of simple sewing patterns that people can make easily in their own style. The range will include aprons, handbags, children's clothing, decorating accessories, toys and quilts and will include some simple embroidery and applique ideas.

And today we launch our first patterns.

Drum roll please ..................


'Classic Apron Mix' - a simple, easy to follow guide to making a classic half apron. Learn the basics and then make it your own with pockets, frills or just show off your favourite fabric. This pattern has lots of illustrations and includes a cutting guide for all three versions.

classic aprons

'Boy's Own' - a perfect way to add some colour to your special little boy's bedroom. A lovely pattern that includes a simple embroidery pattern and lots of useful hints and tips.


'Edward and Eloise' - who doesn't love an elephant and what's nicer than a handmade one. Make this a new friend for a little (or big) someone in your life.

Our stockists will be listed on the side bar so you'll know where to find our patterns. And for those of you who live in Perth you will be able to get them from Jenny on the Amitie stand EO5 at the Quilt & Craft Show on now at the Perth Convention Centre in Mounts Bay Road. For those of you in Sydney they will be available again from Jenny at the Quilt & Craft Show at Darling Harbour 11th - 15th June.

We hope to have many more fun patterns coming soon and throughout the year and are also planning to run classes for those who would like a bit of extra help.

So, how about a competition to celebrate! Leave a comment and next Wednesday we'll draw four winners who will receive a set of our first patterns.

Keep an eye out here for regular updates and please feel free to give us any feedback or ideas you may have.

Until next time ...................