So What Does Happen At A Photoshoot?
And Life Returns To Normal...

Okay, The One With The Lamp Wins!

I was so thrilled that you all placed your vote on my last blog entry for the photo you preferred to see on 'Merry and Bright'. I have listened (and boy does hubby think he's clever!) and the 'photo with the lamp' will be appearing on the front cover!

So while we (Melinda and I) were doing a photoshoot for 'Merry and Bright' we also did one for 'Tis The Season', the sister pattern:

Jul 09 Merry and Tis099

I was so inspired by 'Merry and Bright' I just kept going really! I felt it needed a lovely linen Christmas apron to coordinate:

 Jul 09 Merry and Tis083

And a set of serviettes:

Jul 09 Merry and Tis074

And a tablecloth:

Jul 09 Merry and Tis079

We had so much fun setting up for the photos and playing around with Melinda's Grandma's Sewing Dummy:

Jul 09 Merry and Tis063

I hope you like the photo for the pattern cover that I've selected, I think it has that 'home for Christmas' feel:

Jul 09 Merry and Tis065

Until next time,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you are after Hanky Linen (I used the 137cm wide one) you can get it here: at Ballarat Patchwork. They stock the full range, everything from White to Black with green, red and aqua inbetween!



Love the tablecloth and the serviettes and the apron to match... perfect! just another of your designs on my wishlist...


I love your new pattern! Beautiful!


Hi Leanne,
I'm supposed to be preparing a power point for parents of struggling readers - but am finding blog land so much more fun!! LOVE the latest pattern Absolutely a classic. Am needing one of those!!

Kris Meares (Tag Along Teddies)

Hey Leanne! Aaahh yes, photo shoots for covers can be fun AND frustrating! I often find myself completely rearranging a room just to get the angle or a particular piece of furniture in the shot ... it find it takes ages to tidy up after mysefl!! :0) Oh ... we also have husband/wife discussions about photos - glad to see we're not alone! Great new designs - as always, Leanne! Bear Hugs! KRIS


I love the apron but would hate to see it after a little time in the kitchen with me LOL.

Lisa R

Love your new patterns...they are most definitely on my to do list...Christmassy but not too much...definitely anytime use!!
Have a great weekend


You definitely have the 'home for Christmas' feel in this photo - well done!


What wonderful designs, so classic yet with such a modern feel. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday at Xmas in the Hills.

Patricia Newton

Leanne,look so beautiful apron that I like this one...

Joanne Murray

Hi Leanne - just catching up on your blog - your beautiful work feels just like 'home for xmas'. Can you tell us about the fabrics that you shose for Merry and bright - the lounge quilt.


Gorgeous pattern once more!

Carrie P.

These past two entries are just beautiful. I just love your work.


i L*O*V*E* the apron! perfect for serving the holiday dinner. ;0

Maree @ Farmyard Crafts

Oh, you've got me smiling this morning!! I was excited by seeing how something simple (Tis The Seasons) could look so effective... and then I scrolled down to that you've done three things for that pattern! Do they just 'happen'? Or do you plan to do three or four different items for each pattern? They are beautiful!


Yay for the ladies, this set up is perfect and simply beautiful! Sorry Leanne, we girls should have all stuck together, hope hubby doesn't give too much cheek over the other was better though.


oooooh! aaaaaaaah! yummy! thank you, they're lovely, can't wait for the pattern release!


Beautiful photo for your new pattern cover but the projects are so elegant.


Catching up on your blog .. and wow .. you have done so many wonderful new patterns... and had a good laugh too.. about the photo with the lamp too... I bet hubby is pretty pleased with himself now...:o))...


Beautiful Leanne.


Hi Leanne,
the last photo looks absolutly like the 'home for Christmas' feel!
Have a great time!

Meredith Treloar

Oh so beautiful and classic!!


Lovely Leanne of course I will have to have one of those.

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