Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hershey's Kiss-Mas Tree Tutorial

It's that time of the year again when Christmas crafting is on our minds.  This year we have a number of quick and easy crafts to share with you to hopefully help make your Christmas gift giving not only unusual but unique.  .

Here at Let's Get Stitched & More we can be quite time poor as are a lot of our subscribers but that doesn't mean that you can't hand make Christmas gifts.  Here is the first of our quick and easy tutorials.  The Hershey Kiss-Mas Tree.

You will need a 15cm Polystyrene cone (Big W sells them in packs of 3 in their craft section) or alternatively you canmake one from card board.  A packet of Hershey Kisses (Reject Shop has the Candy Cane flavour at the moment for $5 per bag).  Pearls on a string or tinsel, pre-cut glittery stars or snowflakes, Toothpicks, Hot Glue Gun, Glue Sticks.

Starting at the base of the cone glue the kisses onto the bottom working your way all around.

You can leave the little tag on each kiss or snip them off as I have done.

Keep gluing them on all the way around until you reach the top.

Don't worry about the gaps we will cover them soon.

Next make your christmas tree topper by joining together 2 of the pre-cut shapes and placing a toothpick in the middle.

Poke it down through the top.

Next starting at the bottom glue the beginning of some tinsel or string of pearls and wrap it all around the Hersheys all the way to the top like you would tinsel on a Christmas tree.  This will cover all of the gaps.  Pop a dab of glue at the top to secure the end in place once you have covered the tree.

And Voila - You are done !!  So quick and easy but so effective and perfect for a quick gift or as a centrepiece in a gift hamper.

The Hershey Bags at Reject Shop contain approximately 62 Hershey's and approximately 40 are required for each tree.  We hope you have fun making them.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Woodland Deer

In the October pack of patterns Fee has designed a delightful little stitchery called "Woodland Deer".

He looks adorable in his little ribbon covered hoop.  The pattern has lots of step by step instructions as well as instructions on how to make your own iron on transfers from stitchery designs.  This is just so easy and will make tracing stitcheries (especially on dark linens etc) a dream !!

If you do not already subscribe to the magazine (pattern packs) for $8.95 per month you can find the pattern in our CRAFTSY store here for just $5US.

We have lots more to show you from the October issue so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Let's Get Stitched in BRISBANE 2018

Woohoo .... booking forms are now available for download for our annual retreat. You'll have a fabulous time, that we are sure of!! Of course there are limited seats on the bus on Friday so first in best dressed. We'll be staying at the Best Western Diana hotel in South Brisbane.

Click HERE to download the Booking Form with all the info.

Hope we see you there ......

Hugs from

Monday, April 24, 2017

Coming soon in May!!!!!!!

How did you all enjoy your first issue of Let's Get Stitched and More??? Oh we'd love to hear from you - feel free to leave a comment - and you can also share pics of what you've been making in our Let's Get Stitched and More Subscribers lounge on Facebook!
Show and Tell is always the best fun!
As you've probably guessed Issue 2 is well under way and will be in your email inboxes on the 12th. We have lots of exciting things for you next month - Fee has created this gorgeous Hold It All Together bag - we all will need this!! Imagine what you could carry in this .... and the see through pockets mean you can see what's in them at a glance. Perfect to pop in your latest stitching  project -then grab it and go!!
We're sure you'll want to make Joy's Pen Wallet too, what a great way to keep your marking pens organised ... or to take them to class. You could also make this for your make-up brushes, paint brushes or even your sketching pencils .... loads of uses!! 

We're waiting with baited breath to see Dawnie's Tray-mat too, here's a little peek at what she's done so far - don't you just adore the Tilda fabrics - ***sigh*** ......

That's all for now ..... there's so much more to come in the MAY ISSUE!!! If you haven't already subscribed you can click on "The Magazine" tab above and do it there.
Til' next time it's hugs from us ...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Mmmm something smells good!!

So here are a couple more fun projects you can expect to find in Issue 1 ...

Some delicious sweet treats from Fee ... cannot wait to try this one. We can only imagine the delicious aroma from her kitchen the day this was made!! This quick and easy Date Slice is a perfect morning tea treat ... or afternoon tea ... or even just because the coffee's hot!!!!

And here's something for the little ones to make ... Dawn has been working with 2 very special helpers to bring you our very first project to make with your younger ones! Start collecting those pretty buttons and beads to make yours!

So could these be on your "To Do" list?

Til next time - hugs from

Friday, March 24, 2017

More of what's coming in Issue 1!!


We're so excited, we can't wait to share a little more of what's coming to you in issue 1 of our magazine!!

There has been so much stitching and planning going on behind the scenes and we are like a bunch of schoolgirls giggling and waiting for the big day when we can reveal all to you.

We have a sneaky little peek at one of
Dawn's gorgeous projects ..... we do love some stitchery, and aren't the soft pastels pretty too.

Another one from Fee for you to see ... but this time working in felt!! A very festive feel to this Christmas project ... lots of bling and some stitchery too!

You could frame this one like Fee has ... or you could quilt it and bind it and hang it that way.

Which ever way you choose we know you'll enjoy making this one.

So far you've seen Joy's Handbag First Aid Kit ... but that's just one of a set of three Handbag Helpers!!!

Take a look at number 2!! You could use it in your handbag as a glasses or sunglasses case ... or throw it into your sewing box with your marking pens and pencils in it!!

Better still, make 2!!!

Keep an eye out for more blogposts ..... we'll show you more of what's coming up in our very first issue of LET'S GET STITCHED - AND MORE!!!

It's easy to subscribe if you havn't already ... just click on "THE MAGAZINE" in the top toolbar and choose the option you prefer.

'Til next time .... Hugs from


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A sneaky peek!!

We've been busy we three. Coming up with fun and pretty, useful and clever designs for YOU!! There's so much to see in our very first issue, and if you'd like we can whet your appetite ....... just a little bit.

Joy has created something that we know you'll find useful! Something to keep in your handbag with lots of things in it that will always be at your fingertips!

The first of JoyPatch's "Handbag Helpers" is the "Handbag First Aid Kit". Fun and easy to make you can fill it with what you need most - Paracetamol, Band-aids, lens cleaners, antacids, even room to pop an emery board in!

There will be kits available for this too, aren't the fabrics pretty!


A special little something from Fee too!
Have you always wanted to paint your lace and have it match your fabric perfectly? Or even just have some really pretty lace?? Well not only can you do that but you can create this gorgeous little pincushion too. Just enough shabby, and just enough chic.
Fee will show you in our very first live tutorial in April. To watch the tutorial you will need to be a subscriber to our Let's Get Stitched - and More magazine and you can then join our exclusive Let's Get Stitched - and More Subscribers' Lounge page on Facebook.

There's going to be something for everyone in our very first issue, don't miss out - Each monthly edition is just $8.95 for the digital magazine or just $60 Annually for 8 - 10 patterns each month. Great Value! Just click on "The Magazine" page just below our header to get your subscription.

So tell your friends ... come and join us - the adventure is just beginning!!!