Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ready to party ?

As the kids have gone back to school this week I've finally had a chance to play with my dolls. You'd never know it but I have cut down on my swaps this year so when the Handmade Craft Forum girls decided to do a pegdoll swap I jumped in dotty feet and all .
All these colourful party girls have been popping up all around the house the last few days they are so easy to make and really brighten up a dull spot .
Mmmm now I have to decide which one will be going for the swap .......

Monday, July 27, 2009

Polka Dots from a long way away !

I was the lucky one to be partnered with Jill from Apple Avenue Quilts in the Polka Dot Swap .

Look want Jill sent me , a beautiful wall hanging , gorgeous fabric and the cutest buttons and tape measure that I know Lisa would really love .(Cute As Buttons)

What a lovely parcel I am thrilled with everything , thankyou so much Jill .

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Catch it !

I joined up in a Polka Dot Swap that Stacey from Polka Dot Daze organised . My partner was Jill Apple Avenue Quilts and here is part of what I sent her along with dotty fabric and a few other bits and pieces . Thanks for organising the swap Stacey and thanks to Jill for being my partner .

In my mad house here I call my bags "catchits" they're really too pretty and frilly for me to wear out but we have a few around the house hanging on doorknobs and on the end of my bed to catch stuff ! All those fiddly bits end up in these bags that (I can't be bothered) really don't go anywhere else.

My rude family members have another name for my bags and yes we have a cat !

Almost forgot to show you what I won from Stephanie at Loft Creations for her giveaway . Her brand new bag pattern and a pack of the most gorgeous charm squares . I took a photo as soon as I received my parcel and then I couldn't find it on my camera and was too embarrassed to tell you that I got stuck into that charm square pack so quickly before I even posted about it .

Thankyou very much Stephanie your bag pattern is a delight !

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Does a glimpse count as a finish ?

After my little disaster this week I have had some serious catching up to do . My studio looks like a whirlwind has been through it merrily tossing stuff everywhere . All I can show you of my replacement project for missing Daisy is this small glimpse as I don't really want to push my luck any further with the magazine she is going in to . So my question is "Does a glimpse count as a finish ?" I don't like my chances of being able to show too much in July or at least at till the school holidays finish .......

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Here's the story - I received a phone call from the editor of one the craft magazines . "I would really like to publish your doll Daisy in a future edition , is that possible ?" Using my professional , efficient voice I reply" yes I will get everything together and get it off to you today" As I haven't done any work for this magazine before I really wanted to make a good impression so off I went to prepare my parcel .

Three hours later and a totally trashed studio, no Daisy!

She has vanished ! Should I call Missing Persons or the police ?

No , all I could do was call the editor and explain the truth . Don't worry I thought of all the stories in the world , fire , flood , the dog ate her but in the end with a lot of apologies the truth was told . The big shot designer (hah) had stuffed up and lost a project .Thank goodness the editor could see the funny side and has accepted another project from me .Very , very embarrassing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

She's gone to the shop , finally !

Frances Frog has finally made her way to my shop . I had to send her as she was making a bit of a nuisance of herself here jumping around all the time .

If you would like to purchase a copy of my Frances Frog pattern hop over to my shop for all the details .

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Is Frances Frog going to hop over to your place ?

Before I tell you who the winners of my giveaway are let me just thankyou all for your positive comments and support . I haven't been able to get back to everyones blogs so if I have missed you I am sorry but I really do appreciate your encouragement of my new pattern . So without further ado the winner of first prize of the Frances Frog pattern and all the fabric is Bluebird Lyn . 2nd prize of the pattern and magazine was Cute as Buttons .Third prize of a Frances Frog pattern was Donna/Sara Kindred Crafters .

I was really humbled to receive so many entries and so many bloggers that took the time to enter that I thought I would give a few extra patterns away .

One pattern goes to Barb because she was the first to enter . One pattern goes to Anne because she was the last to enter .

If you ladies would please email me with your addresses I will get Frances Frog to hop over to your place very soon .If you are dissapointed you missed out I will have the pattern for Frances Frog in my shop this week . Frances will also be in My Ebay shop .

Wholesale enquiries are welcome .

Thankyou to everyone who entered , blogged about it , followed or just visited .

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The "Royal" 100th Post Giveaway !

Well I did say "royalty" didn't I? Here she is my new softie pattern from the Kennedy Kids range Frances Frog done up in all her Prints Charming finery .
Now would you like to hear about my giveaway ?
There are 3 prizes , yes 3 ! First prize is my new Frances Frog pattern as well as 10 fat quarters of greenish fabric and green DMC thread and a few other green bits . Second prize is my new pattern plus a copy of the brand new Australian Homesewn Magazine .Melissa from One Crafty Mumma is the editor and what a fantastic job she has done !
Third prize is a copy of my new Frances Frog pattern and a few little green bits .
So you're wondering how to win all these goodies ,well here's what you do-
Leave a comment =1 entry
Become a follower =1 entry
Blog about this giveaway =1 entry (feel free to take the top photo if you would like to blog about the giveaway as I'm just not clever enough to make a button , der !)
Come back and tell me you have blogged about the giveaway !
I will draw the winners on Sunday 12th July (I hope)
Thankyou to all who have looked at , commented on or followed my blog , you have made my blogging adventure such great fun!
If you have trouble leaving a comment just email me and I will count you in .

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cooking up a storm .

There's been a bit of cupcake making and not much else going on in The Craftroom . I have just finished my first semester of Visual Arts at Tafe . Now the class is preparing for our "exhibition".
That really is a very difficult word to say with my tongue firmly in my cheek . My major work is to be ready for our big night next week and I haven't even started it ! Suppose I'd better get a move on .
I have been informed by a very reliable source that I can expect royalty for my next post which just so happens to be my 100th post ! No it's not Her Majesty , she'll probably just send a card !