Night Owl Quilters hold the Biggest Morning Tea

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Steph has been busily organising donations for the Biggest Morning Tea hosted by the Night Owl Quilters. The annual event raises thousands of dollars for the cancer research appeal. We have recently lost a sweet friend to bone cancer, so this year’s appeal will have very special meaning for us at the shop. Steph has . . . Read More »

Drop a Mother’s Day Hint

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Not long now till Mother’s Day. Those loved ones of yours may need some gentle prodding in the ideas department so they can demonstrate just how much they appreciate you. Don’t be shy in dropping hefty hints like these… 1. Appreciation shown in the form of a new BERNINA sewing machine is worth quite a . . . Read More »

Eye Candy

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We just love it when our favourite delivery man arrives – it’s almost like Christmas. Amongst other more practical items (like books and sewing tools) he recently unloaded some very fine eye candy in the form of fabric, fabric and more Moda fabric! Cop an eyeful of these…

While Steph’s away the girls will play

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This is what happens when Steph leaves the shop to do a curtain hanging job! Raewyn, Cheryl and Sharon got into the whole Royal Wedding vibe and created their version of Kate’s dress with some curtain lace, tuile and ribbon. Not bad? Check it out yourself in the window at Steph’s. Make sure you come . . . Read More »

We (heart) Raewyn

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Raewyn is one of the newer team members at Steph’s. She’s really quite talented you know! Here she is stitching away on a Prints Charming embroidery. Raewyn really knows her stuff when it comes to colour and design as her background is in Fine Arts – painting to be precise.  We feel fortunate to have . . . Read More »

Final call for Marg Lowe Workshop

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This special event is coming up so fast, we’re making a final call so you don’t miss out. It all starts with a show’n’tell by Marg Low and Barb Smith. Having these two creative talents in the same room will be quite an event and it’s FREE! The Friday and Saturday workshops are all hands . . . Read More »

good golly Miss Molly!

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This is Molly. She attended our Silk Ribbon Needlecase workshop last week during her school holidays. Molly managed to ‘outstitch’ the six other regular sewers in the workshop. Not only was she the first to finish, she also did an outstanding job of her needlcase. Talk about keeping us on our toes (or fingertips?) Bernie . . . Read More »

My true love gave to me…

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Gently mention to your true love that Steph’s is the place to shop for your Christmas present. Depending on budget we can tailor-make a small gift pack or wrap a big, red bow around a new Bernina sewing machine for that someone really special. We also have gift certificates and ready-made kits for all ability . . . Read More »

Who is Theodora Cleave?

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Make sure you come along to Barb Smith’s trunk show to find out who is Theodora Cleave. She’ll also tell you about her beautiful hand painted wood buttons and French inspired decorations. Barbara Smith in on tour at the moment with her “Trunk Show” and will be appearing at Steph’s on Saturday 27th November 10am . . . Read More »

Well who’s a smarty girl then?

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We are of course. Just check out the sample we made up of this new kit, “Smarty Girl Book Bag” by Heather Bailey. All smarty girls will love it as big, thick books (the type that smarty girls read) fit in it perfectly. Make it out of durable fabrics like a denim or even a . . . Read More »

Sale carries on…

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Our sale was a huge success with plenty of bargains for everyone. “Darn!”(pardon the pun), I hear you say, “I missed it.” Well, worry not fellow textile lovers, there are still dollars to be saved. Steph has bundled up a bunch of fabric and made a carry-on-sale corner. There are many fabrics with 50% off . . . Read More »

HUGE SALE – Sept 30 to Oct 2

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This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, look out! Make sure you turn up early this Thursday 30th September when our sale starts. It only goes for 3 days – until closing time Saturday 2nd October. Expect huge savings. All fabrics are at least 25% off. There will also be a RED HOT SPECIALS . . . Read More »

Fairie Noelle – an umm…Christmas kit

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I don’t mind admitting it……I can’t quite figure out how to turn Noelle’s photo the right way up, but who cares! She’s a fun fairie/angel to make and will fit right into the Christmas party scene at your house. Check out the Kits page for more info. Hmmm. Sideways again.

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