Saturday, February 10, 2018

Competition time

Time for a giveaway !!!  You will need to go to my Li'l Bloke's Facebook page to enter.

Therefore I have not posted the photos of all of the bundles for your selection. 

More bundles - some have been created from some of my fave fabrics which have been stashed away for some time for little old me-and  I now realise I won’t be able to sew them all !!!!! Some have been taken from kit tubs - kits which I can’t continue to make as some  fabrics in those kits have run out. 
Name your favorite bundle to be in the draw to win one- if you select a bundle less than a metre you will still receive a metre of fabrics. 
In case you can’t read the labels- 
Pam Buda, Brackman & Thompson, Barbara Brackman, Letters Home, Betsy Chutchian- with a little Karen Styles, Kathy Hall, Brannock & Patek, Carol Endres, Judi & Jo-mostly blues, Jo Morton’s Compliments, Judi Rothermel-mixed ranges. 
Two winners will be randomly selected.
Closes Saturday 24th.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fat 1/16th bundles -Jo and Judi

On the right Judi Rothermel  from various ranges.
On the left a mixture of Jo Morton and Judi Rothermel -mostly blues. 
Fat 1/16th bundles comprising one metre  of fabric for $26.40, 

Autumn Warmth Fat 1/16th bundles

Beautiful warm fabrics for you in these
 “Autumn Warmth” bundles. 
Sixteen pieces totalling one metre for $26.40. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Australia Day holiday


The shop will be closed on January 26th for Australia Day. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

R is for Robot

Just received my Robot quilt from the quilter - beautifully quilted by Geoff Coates. 
Looks like I'll be wanting a cool night to stitch down the binding. Then I can say one UFO is finished in 2018 !!!! 
Kits available at Li'l Bloke's - border and binding fabrics may differ to those shown. 
Several options available. 
Made from a pattern by Janelle Wind with some variations 
(4 robots instead of 2).
My pillow is also a variation of Janelle's small cushion. 
Contact Lynnn  03 5443 9195 for details. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Open for 2018 tomorrow !!!

Opening for 2018 on January 2nd. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Vale Rosie Decker

Yesterday I heard the sad news (through Linen and Threads) of the passing of the wonderfully talented designer Rosalie Dekker. The Craft World has  lost one of its shining stars.  Rosie was an amazing talent but also a truly lovely person. Always smiling, even throughout her ongoing  battle. My heartfelt sympathy  to Rosie's  family during this difficult time. She will be sadly missed. RIP Rosalie xx

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas opening hours 2017-18

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. 
Li'l Bloke's will close at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 16th, and reopen and resume normal hours at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 2nd. 
Hours for 2018 as follows:- 
Sunday- closed
Monday by pre arranged appointment
Tues-Friday 10-3
Saturday 10-2

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Buttons from Theodora Cleave.

More gorgeous Christmas buttons from Theodora Cleave. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pre printed Linen

Just an experiment to see if this beautiful design (by Laundry Basket  Quilts)   on printed linen shows up. 
You could appliqué or embroider one as a cushion, use as a centre piece for a quilt or  have 4 (similar to what Edytasitar  of LBQ has done) for a whole quilt.
One panel as shown approx 60cm x 57cm priced @ $7.60.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Gollie Charm

My popular little "Gollie  Charm" quilt (approx 24x26"). Designed and made in 1996. 
In fact mine was so popular it was stolen from my shop. 
The sample shown here was very generously made under the cover of darkness by my friend Jean O'Connor who  surprised me with this  replacement.
 Patterns are $15.40 and kits which include all fabrics, threads and fusible web are now available with red, green or blue borders. Kits $66.00.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Amelia pre fused bear

Amelia Bear is approx 6&1/2" and all ready to press to your background and stitch. 
Faces are painted and just need an ecru French knot in each eye. 
Detail lines are also drawn for added embroidery stitches  to enhance this  little bear. 
Price: $13.50 per bear 

Each bear comes packaged and includes instructions to complete. 

Christmas packs

Even more delicious "in the flesh" are these beautifully rich fabrics. 
Christmas fat 1/16th packs ( 16 fabrics to = 1 metre) $26.40 
or fat 1/8th packs (8 fabrics 25cm x 1/2 width) in darks (mostly reds and greens) or lighter.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bendigo Cup Day holiday

As the majority of retail shops will close for Bendigo Cup Day,  
this Wednesday November 1st, I have decided to follow suit. 
Normal hours will resume Thursday November 2nd.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sue Daley designs

Two new books in. 

Priced at $17.60 each. 

Playing with paper - hearts - 25 pages - covers tools required, epp techniques, fussy cutting, and many individual  heart designs made by various epp shapes. There is also a section on using the epp hearts as  borders, and one on heart blocks. It shows how to use the various shapes to create the designs.  A fabulous jam packed booklet.  

Petite pincushions gives many pincushion designs including instructions and techniques to achieve them. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

163 View St's 17th birthday sale

Whilst I have been a registered business for approx 23 years, designing cloth dolls and matching  quilts, I have been in my current retail shop for  17 years so it's birthday time !!! 
Btw-many people still believe my business name is such because my designs incorporate my naive drawings of dolls, raggedies, bears or Gollies but it's not  so. 
My business name  has been my nickname my whole life. As the youngest of three girls, my Dad called me  Li'l Bloke- it was natural to me  that I used that name as my business name.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AFL public holiday weekend.

Li'l Bloke's will be closed this coming Friday, 29th September for the AFL public holiday. 
The shop will be open for the morning only on Saturday September 30th.
I apologise for any inconvenience. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Raggedy Anne

Raggedy Hearts blanket available as a pattern or kit. 
The raggies are now available as pre fused figures @$15.00 each. Second picture shows a finished stitched raggy. 
With your pre fused figure, all you need to do is press to fuse then blanket stitch, adding extra details in back stitch. The  facial features are completed. Hair needs to be done in e.g stem stitch.