Friday, January 30, 2009

Back to school - for me !

Well I did it ! I have enrolled in a Visual Arts course at TAFE . I have wanted to do this course for so long but it was always too far away .Now for the first time they are holding the course in my town !

One slight problem is TAFE requires 10 students to start a class and as this is a small town it might be a problem .

When the call comes I'll be ready . I have my funky computer bag and my brand new pencil roll for my watercolours .

Dick and Jane will be coming to school with me again after over 30 years not being a student .

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here Puss Puss

I know you all think I've just been swanning around accepting awards , hosting giveaways and being a cover girl but I have been working , really I have !

It has been so hot lately that I've done a bit on a new stitchery and stocking up on my scrappy cats for the local craft store . I think I must have a thing for cats lately as another project I am planning has cats too .

Keep cool as a cat in this heat ......

Friday, January 23, 2009

Check out Chester !

There I was minding my own business browsing the craft magazines in the papershop and look who I found , my boy Chester !

Express Publications have put together a collection of 50 previously published projects .

Chester was published last year in Handmade and this year he made the cover ! Yay Chester!

I didn't really need this book as I probably have all the projects from the magazines but when your boy makes the cover you pay up !

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another very special award .

I received another award from a special friend of mine Kylie

I didn't tell everyone about it straight away as it would have run into my 50th post and then my giveaway would have gone wonky .

Anyway it is a very important award and Kylie gave them to a group of us and it was great to be selected with the other ladies .

Really not too sure who I will pass them on to but when I know I'll let you know .

The inscription below is what this award stands for , thankyou Kylie .

This blog invests and believes in Proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships.
These blogs are exceedingly charming
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends .
They are not interested in prize for self- aggrandizement!
Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut ,even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

Monday, January 19, 2009

And the winner is ....

The winner of the pink giveaway is Kate-

Congratulations Kate please contact me via email with your address so I can send your pink stuff to you .

Whew what a learning curve this giveaway was ! I never ever expected 61 responses and so when the first comments came in I visited those blogs and thanked them for entering . Once I started doing that I had to do it for everyone then so I got to visit some amazing blogs that otherwise I may not have known about .If I missed anyone I am sorry and I will get to you .

Thankyou everyone for your lovely comments and thankyou to the bloggers that found me and

decided to follow me .

The draw was done this morning (yes I did include people who left comments after the draw had closed ) and I could have drawn the names out of a pink plastic bowl but then you wouldn't have been able to my pretty green glass bowl .

For those of you who missed out I will be having a giveaway very soon of my new stitchery pattern so look out for it .

Friday, January 16, 2009

50th Post Giveaway !

I promised a giveaway on my 50th post and here it is -pink isn't it?

All you need to do enter is leave a comment on this post = 1 entry . Blog about it and add a link =2 entries . Simple .

This way I win too as hopefully bloggers who have visited here and haven't left a comment now will and then I get to visit them .

So you want to know what you might win for my 50th post. What about 50cm pale pink homespun . Pink paper and envelope set , 50cm pink ric rac , 50cm gingham ribbon , 50cm heart ribbon and a fat 1/4 of pink blender .Ha you thought I was going to say another 50cm .

This very pink picture will stay up for approx 50 hours so this makes it roughly Sunday night about 11.00 pm Australian time .

Good luck .
This giveaway is now closed . Sorry if you missed out . After I do a few things in the morning I will announce the winner . YAY ! Thankyou to everyone that entered come back soon for the next giveaway , my new stitchery pattern . Good luck , hope you win !

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It never rains it pours , lucky me !

Can you believe 2 awards in 2 days! I had been sulking quietly that I had never received an award and now I have TWO !

Not only that but now I have won a giveaway , can blogging get any better?

The lovely Priscilla from Casa Bella Chic gave me the award . Have a look at her stuff, talk about a great imagination !

Janelle from Janellybelly was hosting the giveaway . Janelles blog is fantastic and I love to visit her .

So the hard part is passing on my wonderful award to 5 clever crafters here goes -

Now for some more good news , this is my 49th post and I did promise a giveaway on my 50th .
Come back for a visit very soon , leave a comment and you too could be a winner !
Thanks everyone see you soon .

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My very first award .

Surprise I got an award . My very first one ! I 'm really very excited about this and just had to show it off .

Treann from sent this award to me and the conditions are that I list 5 addictions and pass on this award to 5 other fabulous bloggers . Both lists could go on forever but I will narrow it down .

Addictions - 2.crafting 4. cricket 5.reading (these are in no particular order)

Now the really hard part choosing only 5 worthy bloggers .

Thanks Treann .

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Quick somebody call C.S.I.

Settle down I'm joking .

My dolls sold really well over Christmas and now I need to restock .

After taking the kids for a swim at the pool I sat and watched the cricket and stuffed things .

This is the temperature here (in the shade)at 10.30 in the morning .

Not that I really need an excuse for watching cricket and getting stuffed .

Sunday, January 4, 2009

One down , lots to go .

The Craft Forum gave members a challenge to design an item by a selected theme and colour .

Some of the members have been extremely creative and screenprinted fabric and one clever lady designed a doll complete with family history .

My picture was of gingerbread and my colour was pink .

Now I would like to make the most of this and count this as Challenge -Complete .

As you can see from my sidebar I have joined Kris and Mays " Project a Month "

So my little stitchery is doing double duty as - 1. Project Completed .

If you feel like you need a little extra motivation to get through all those projects that have multiplied over Christmas join up for the "Project a Month "

(for more info just click on the logo)