Saturday, April 28, 2012

welcome , farewell and congratulations .

I really hadn't forgotten about drawing a winner from the last post.

I've been a bit preoccupied with normal family life.
Our dear old male cat named Flower in the photo below
had been very sick and died last week .

I adored this cranky old thing and miss him terribly .
I even miss him stealing the cat food and making a mess .
My daughter went to work the other day and just so happened  to
find this little ginger cat that was living in a shed at the back
of one the pubs and was supposedly feral.

I'm beginning to have my doubts that it was really feral as she
is the most laid back kitten and has just fitted in here so easily .
In keeping with the weird cat names here this little girl has been named Wally.
                               We also have another female cat named Stinky Ralph because
well just because she lets off a big stink .

Anyway I had better let you know who won the copy of Zoom
it was Sas , hooray !
would you please contact me at clarebower AT with your details.

If you are disappointed you didn't win you can find my patterns here .

Thanks to everyone else for flying over xx

Monday, April 23, 2012

oops I should have had a giveaway

Silly me it has been a busy few weeks and time has just flown by .
Recently I released my softie pattern for Zoom , had my wedding anniversary
and my 450th blogiversary and didn't even think about a giveaway .
So better late then never ~ this is a giveaway post , hooray !

To win a copy of Zoom you just need to leave a comment on this post .

You don't need to follow this blog , you don't need to live in Australia .

I would really , really love for you to blog , facebook or tweet about this
so much so that I'll give you extra entries .

If you would like more details on Zoom or any
of my other patterns look here in my shop.

I'll draw the winner on Thursday .

Thank you for your interest , this giveaway is now closed .

Thursday, April 19, 2012

yes I was unfaithful

Yes crochet I'm sorry to say I had a fling .

I have no way of knowing how long it will last .

Crochet , you and I have been together for a very long time
 and produced many lovely blankets.

Was our relationship getting a bit stale?

                                                               Has it lost some of its zing?

                                         Maybe we were just spending too much time together.

I admit I was lured by something different .

Something just a little daring for me .

Not forbidden but a bit risky and adventurous.

It was all so new and exciting and I fell under its spell .

I'm sorry now I've done it , I may just do it again .

Monday, April 16, 2012

mothers love

I'm a mother .

I love reading .

I love buttons.

Button bookmarks are a great seller on Mother's Day stalls
and they are so quick and easy to make .

I'll be posting more ideas for school stalls I hope you can use some.

If you are looking for great books check out The Book Depository
I spend waaay too much time shopping there .

Friday, April 13, 2012

happy anniversary to us

I've been married 20 years this week .
funnily enough so has my husband .

I made my wedding dress and never really liked it
but thought it a nice idea to frame the pattern I used .

I forgot about a bouquet and used wildflowers from the neighbours yards
and there is not one photo of my new husband and I together .
Lost my shoes at the reception , found them later.
Also forgot we actually needed to leave the reception .
Forgot to plan a honeymoon day .

But you know what , we are still together and happy and that's all that matters.

This is my 450th blog post so Happy Anniversary to me and my blog too!
It seems like I can stick to some things .

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

recycled solar lights

Yes I have a thing for solar lights
and not just at Christmas , all year .
I've had changing colour ones on stakes for a couple of years and
they get brittle and the plastic cracks and  they snap off their stakes.
But if they still work I can't bear to throw them out so
I worked out how I could recycle them .

All I did was cut some plastic water bottles to the size I wanted
and put some tracing paper around the inside.
Then just the top part of the broken lights  gets fitted to the top of the cut bottle.
As I have been doing a few of them I have recycled the remainder
of the bottle by punching a couple of holes in the lids and shoving
the bottle upside down in pot plants and filling them with
water so the plants get drip watered .

See you can be colourful while you're being green !

Sunday, April 8, 2012

just in case

                                                                   Just in case I send myself

                                                       a little crazy cleaning up The Craftroom

                                                  I will know what all these things are in the jars

                                                             because I made a sign for them .

Thursday, April 5, 2012

not according to plan

I was going to paint a heap of styrofoam eggs and then glitter them up
to have bowls of sparkly goodness around the house for Easter.

I pushed a skewer through them as it made them easier to paint.
There they were sitting up looking happy and pretty as they dried
so I tied a piece of ribbon onto them.

But you know with them all sitting in a jar looking very bright
and me being so very , very lazy ....

I've left them just as they are .

Monday, April 2, 2012

this is your captain speaking

On behalf of  the cabin crew and flight attendants we hope you have enjoyed your flight.

We trust that is was smooth and not too bumpy.

If you were unhappy with our service and feel you could do a better job
you have the option of creating your own airline .

It just so happens that Zoom airlines is available .

Paper pattern for Zoom in my Bigcartel shop .

Thanks for visiting I must fly now x