Sunday, July 29, 2012

oh flock !

Yes finally I have a flock of flying ducks !
Try saying that 3 times really fast .

There are a few sets left in my shop
but you'd better be quick before they fly out !

I have to admit I love these ducks , love !

Friday, July 27, 2012

blog sponsors call out

Hello there !
I'm just popping in quickly to say hi
and let you know that if you would like to advertise here
well , you can !
When you get a sec just have a read through the details on the
advertising tab at the top here .
If you have any more questions contact me , I'm happy to help .

While I'm here though I'd like to thank my very first sponsor
Nic from Yardage Designs .
Your designs are just beautiful and a little too hard to resist .

See you on Sunday with something new and exciting !

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

jingle wreath

It's not too early to start making Christmas decorations and gifts , is it ?
These ones are quick , easy and gorgeous !

All you need for these are some curtain rings (or small childrens bangles)
ribbon , thin gold cord and the most important thing some jingly bells !

Simply wrap the ribbon around the rings very tightly and secure them .

Decorate them them with the gold cord and bells .
Add some more cord for hanging .

Hang and admire !

What do you think ?
Would you like more easy Christmas decorations or gifts ?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

book giveaway winner

I'm so sorry it took so long to get back here to let you know who the winner is.
It has been a very busy time here in The Craftroom as I'm
working on a few new things and I'm hoping to have them in my shop this week .
Actually I really am quite nervous about branching out and selling
pre made stuff and not just patterns .

Anyway the winner of this fabulous book is ....
Gail from Miss Nance !

Congratulations Gail please send me your details so I
can send this beautiful book to you .

Thanks to all who visited and entered .
 I'll be back in a few days to show you my new things .
Wish me luck x

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

collage couture book giveaway

I've always wanted to do more collages and ones like these are so inspiring.
Have you ever wanted to try these?

This book has all the information to get you going .
128 pages of full colour fun !

It has 22 super pretty projects with easy instructions .

I have one copy to give away to one Australian reader .

All you need to do is leave a comment , so easy !
Please leave some way I can contact you if you win .
I'll be back in a couple of days to let you know the lucky winner .

Sunday, July 15, 2012

the unbucket list

I read Chrissie Swan's column on Sunday as I always do .
I love the way she writes and comes out with things,
it makes me feel like I'm chatting with my sisters.
(yes my whole family is a bit nutty )
                                               Her column this week was about bucket lists .
A lot of bucket lists are very unrealistic so Chrissie
decided to do an unbucket list .
She is so my sort of girl !

                                  Really you can throw just about anything on a bucket list
but an unbucket list is a bit more challenging .
Here's mine ~

I will never ...

1.  have another child , that's it no more.
2.  leave Australia . I have no interest in traveling,
backpackers you may begin stoning me now.
3.  sing at The Opera House just because I can't sing a note
really has nothing to do with this .
4. get involved in an orgy (enough said).
5 . be a perfect mother .
6. be stunningly beautiful .
7. be rich (come on Lotto here's your chance to prove me wrong)
8. get sick of hearing my kids say they love me, ever.
9. have a spotless house (maybe I'd have a
chance at that if the internet was broken forever .)
10. shear a sheep . I've worked in shearing sheds and I love to crochet
but I won't be taking it from their backs .
11. be a great cook . I haven't killed my family yet so that's a good thing.
12. I'm with Chrissie , I will not be jumping out of a damn plane .
13. have a completed bucket or unbucket list .

Do you have a list ?
I'd love for you to share yours so if you do please let me know
and I'll come and visit .

This is not a regrets list but a list of things I am happy to never do .

Oh yes by the way regarding my last post , thanks so much
for your comments , messages and emails I really appreciate it.

Friday, July 13, 2012


All I want to do is hide or maybe just run away .....

without going into detail

some personal stuff has sucked the life out of me

so if you don't see me around it's because I'm hiding ,
so very mature of me I know.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

let's talk about blogging

If you are looking for me tonight between 8pm and 9pm AEST
I will be at The Mummy Tree on facebook .
We are having a little chat about blogging there and everyone
can ask questions , I may not have the answers but I will try .

Are you interested ?
Would you like to pop in ?

You can also find my page here .

Sunday, July 8, 2012


I'm all over the place at the moment .

Trying to make decisions .
Thinking about new directions.

School still has a week until it goes back so I have
been enjoying spending time with my teenagers .
I have enjoyed it and I'm not joking either !

I managed to finish a new pillowcase made from vintage sheets
with a cotton crochet trim , simple you would think .

I undid and redid the trim at least three times because I
wasn't happy with it .

Sometimes things are ok just the way they are .

How are things with you ?
Are you ok ?
Would you like a rest on my pillow?

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Welcome to Nic James from Yardage Design .
When I was thinking of this post I wanted to be very honest about it all
and tell you truthfully which of all her handprinted delights was my favourite.
Well straight away I have failed because I just cannot decide .

You really will just have to decide for yourself .

I do know that when her Retro Spice Canisters teatowel first came out
I snapped one up for my sister's birthday who informed me there
was no way she was drying up with it .
My sister had her teatowel framed and it just looks fantastic !

Of course who wouldn't want to make gorgeous bunting and
take all the credit for it and have most of the work done for you !

Thanks to Nic for being my first sponsor !
You can find Nic's work here .

If you would like to be a sponsor here please click on the advertising tab
at the top of this blog , I'd love to hear from you .

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

1/2 price sale

Hi ! Are you enjoying the school holidays ?

This is just a very quick post to let you know that tonight
(Wednesday 4th July 2012)
I am having a 1/2 price sale on ALL patterns and vintage sewing notions .
As the State of Origin is on tonight the sale will be on at the same time .

1/2 price on everything between 7.30pm and 9.30pm AEST .
Just enter the code FOOTY at checkout .
Shop here .

Thanks for visiting , seeya soon !

Sunday, July 1, 2012

vvrrrmm goes the red car

My car is red .

My car has done a lot of miles .

My car had her annual checkup for rego .

My car really deserved a little pampering so I made
her a steering wheel cover .

I hope this will keep her happy and going strong for another year .

In case you are wondering I left the ugly black grippy cover on the wheel
and just measured around the wheel and the grip width .
I cut a long strip of fabric and joined it to form a tube .
Then I added casing on either side and threaded thin elastic through .
I put it on the steering wheel and tightened the elastic until the cover was snug .

I cannot guarantee that this cover would be legal.

The ugly black grippy cover also prevents the cover slipping .