Monday, September 17, 2012

If you like Pina Coladas

and getting caught in the rain…

Then you just might want to join the newly-married Melly, the gorgeous Rosalie and the talented Simone for Urban stitches 2013.


urban button


For the first time Urban stitches will also be travelling to Sydney ! Totally  Awesomesauce in my book …it has been far far too long since I caught up with the Sydney crafty folk.  Urban Stitches will be in Melbourne on the 16th and/or 17th March at the Novotel Glen Waverley, and in Sydney on the 23rd and/or 24th March at the Novotel Darling Harbour.  That is two crafty weekends in a row for me (might have to have a preparatory detox and a few early nights before then).

Melly and Rosie have cooked up a "Pyjama, Pizza and Pina Colada" event on the Saturday night, so if you are coming to either Sydney or Melbourne for the weekend you might want to get your name down for that….I have no idea what they have planned, but my mind is racing.

For more info go you can pop over here for a sticky beak. Melly tells me that Urban Stitches sold out in a flash last year so you may want to head on over to Under the Mulberry Tree and get booking.(You can even pay in instalments)

Of course for your dollars you get four fully kitted designs, yep the patterns, the fabrics, the whole kit and caboodle, gorgeous foods and tuition from three great designers. As is my want I usually have to buck the system and offer teenager raising advice, life coaching or marital counselling instead…My stitchery does not stand up under scrutiny in such company , but I will do my best.

( You know, I’m thinking a new underpants embroidery is needed for the occasion.…any suggestion? )


  1. Either something about making love at midnight or having half a brain to go on the underkecks, I reckon.

  2. oooh, how about "I'm not into yoga"

  3. "Thanks, you're very kind, but I would like to leave them on."

  4. A lovely stitchery of a chastity belt with the words 'I'd rather cut my toe nails!'

  5. OMG OMG I am so there ..

    What about the old time classic
    "Not now.. I have a headache" or "Are the kids asleep yet?"

    See you in March.

  6. I can't believe your cruelty. Now that damn song is stuck in my head for all day.

  7. You know, everytime you post about a new crafty adventure I start looking into jobs and the rental market down under....

    "Down Under"... sounds like something totally appropriately inappropriate to go on underwears. :)

  8. I'm there baby! Sunday session in Sydney!!

  9. That song is so Mrs Marsh's chalk. Thanks Jodie!
    I do hope to be there, have to juggle some money stuff.

  10. I have already booked into the Sydney Urban Stitches. Can't wait to meet you all!

  11. you are teaching a class on embroidering underpants.

    aren't you? you must!

  12. Sounds fantastic, i could trip up to the Sydney one or down to the Melbourne one. Decisions!! Love Posie

  13. lol, i suggest a 'sampler' of undies with labels of age brackets that favor such undies. for example:

    for ages 0 to 3 stitch diapers
    for ages 4-9 stitch superhero designs on undies
    for ages 17-25 thongs (ouch)
    for ages 30 to 1st baby bikinis
    for ages 1st baby to last baby comfortable underwear that doesn't creep up the crack!
    for ages 50 to 70 even MORE comfortable undies
    for ages 75 to death: depends(diapers for grown ups)

    that's all i with it, jodie! run with it...hmmm about that life coaching...i need some advice! ;p

  14. Omgosh, this sounds like such a lovely way to spend the weekend. Would love to go along to the Melbourne one but considering I'll be heading back from the Make Poverty History Road Trip it'll have to be another year. Alas, I shall have to craft myself to madness from home.


Hellloooooo !!!!