Monday, June 27, 2011

not drowning , waving

Well sometimes it feels like I'm drowning .

Just when blogger started playing nice
my computer decided to curl up it's
little keys and die !

So while we are waiting for my computer
I can show you a little of my tidier Craftroom.

the fabrics I am using on a new tutorial
just for you !

 a little look at my new bag design
that I can't write the pattern for because
I don't have my computer .

See I'm not really drowning ,
still smiling
and waving hello to you all !


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

have a seat

On second thoughts maybe you shouldn't sit here
as you'll cover up the only craftiness
I've managed lately .

You know how it is family , house , work , it all
takes time and craftiness just for the pleasure
of it somehow just needs to be crammed
in between somewhere .
This is why I decided to cover this old chair
as the vegetables were cooking last night .

Ooh you may be thinking that must look
lovely in Clare's shabby chic designer bedroom
that of course must be immaculate .

Well I hate to disappoint you but my bedroom
is an absolute disaster and this beautiful chair
is just a spare kitchen chair for.....
the cats !

Friday, June 17, 2011

who's cool ?

I thought about doing a post with Perky Penguin
sliding around in the snow ,
throwing snowballs and having fun .

Then I decided Perky didn't need all that
as he is just so cool !

Well maybe he's not that cool !

Pattern for Perky Penguin in my shop now
and that really is cool .

Saturday, June 11, 2011

oh deer

Deer oh deer ...

oh deer you thought I'd forgotten you !

Never fear my dear I am here
with the winner of the book in the post below .
The winner is .....
Thanks everyone for all your great answers
I love to receive input !
I'll try not to be away for so long this time
I'm just waiting for my new logo
and then I can send my new pattern to
the printers and that means more winners
and another little pattern giveaway !
If you're looking for me you can find me
at my facebook page most days
so please come for a chat .

Monday, June 6, 2011

a quickie giveaway

I really don't know where the time goes
but suddenly I am finding deadlines looming .
I'm going to be head down for the rest
of the week finishing a few things and
then pattern writing so I thought I'd pop
in for a quickie giveaway so you don't
think I've dropped off my perch .

If you would like this book just leave a comment
on this post , open to all !
Just do me a favour please though and pop
over to my little shop and tell me
what other patterns you would like to see in there .

I'll be back in a few days to let you know
who wins this great book
and hopefully I'll show you this scarf all finished too !

This giveaway is now closed .
Thanks for your interest .

Thursday, June 2, 2011

tacky ! yep that's me !

There's was a party atmosphere at my house
the other day with my teenagers .
The reason was that Mums tacky lamp
had finally broken and had to go !

If you know teenagers you can just picture
the eye rolling when I needed to use my lamp
and to make it just a little more interesting I
would always say "hello pretty birdies"
as I turned it on .
This was guaranteed
that I would get an eye roll and sometimes
the bonus prize for me was the big huff
as they left the room sooooo embarrassed of their mother !

Well I fixed those kids of mine .
I cut the cord off and took out the light fitting
so I still have my tacky but very pretty little birdies .