Saturday, May 30, 2009

Looking for something?

The administration of Clare's Craftroom would like to advice the public of a situation that has arisen due to the massive cleanup in the Craftroom . Multiples of sewing tools have surfaced and have been placed in the Lost Property Department .Please check these items carefully as some of these could be yours .
Have you mislaid one of these?
or these?

maybe these?

Well surely they can't all be mine !

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm going to clean up my act !

I paid $18.00 to learn just how disorganised I am . This new magazine is full of inspirational studios that really put mine to shame . There are some really beautiful rooms to be seen and great ideas are shared by a variety of different crafters .

I'd pay more money to see "real" studios where the crafter is going a bit crazy with hair sticking out and muttering as they rummage through piles of bits looking for something .

One studio has an armchair so the crafter can snuggle up and read !! IF I had an armchair it would be covered in stuff and if it wasn't the cat probably wouldn't let me sit on it anyway!

So I am now full of a new determination to get my studio into shape .

Robyn from is also having a big cleanup maybe we can push each other along .

I've started by sorting my ribbon drawer but there I have an ulterior motive as I know the scrapbooking shop that I'll be in on Saturday is having a new ribbon stand put in , so I'm really just making room for the new ribbon I know I'll have to buy !

If you are feeling like a cleanup let Robyn or I know so we can all encourage (commiserate with)each other .
Wish me luck !

Saturday, May 23, 2009

That was my week !

I've had sick kids for most of the week so haven't gotten a lot of crafting done . It was a good chance to catch up with paperwork and a little designing . I did manage a bit of crocheting for my daughters blanket , she's 11 now so it should be a lovely 21st present !

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yes it's got brown bits on it !

I'd been fiddling around making fabric boxes to display my patterns in . I finished this one and showed it to my family , this is the reaction I got - "It's got brown on it Mum " and "Didn't you have your glasses on Mum , you used brown " My family knows well my dislike of brown , I wouldn't wear a brown piece of clothing if it was the last item on earth so it was a bit of a surprise to see me sewing something with the dreaded brown in it .

They could of at least said "Great work Mum even though you used brown "

Friday, May 15, 2009

Button, button, who's got the button?

How is it I can spend , what seems like hours , searching through my hundreds of buttons and still can't find just the right one ?

Maybe because I'm really only playing with them instead of seriously searching !

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sorry , I just don't twitter !

As I'm working on my new designs I tweak and twiddle but I don't twitter .

I use emails a lot and blog but I don't twitter .

My birds here don't twitter either so I'm not alone .

Oh twit! These cute twitters need some more tweaking !

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hurry up and slow down !

It's been one of those weeks where I have been running constantly and getting nowhere .

Life has been very hectic helping with the Mother's Day stall , the kids starting winter sports so training has begun , trying to finish projects , stuff for tech , packing patterns at all hours of the night , trying to keep my home running sort of smoothly, oh yes and I work too !

At least Sunday is Mother's Day and I will sleep in and be waited on all day , won't I ?
It's lovely to have a whinge , no one listens to me here , sniff ....

The nice thing that has happened this week is that my friend Clare from Clare's Crafts gave me these two cute awards . I love them Clare , thankyou very much . (Yes I know you all think I'm loopy and talking to myself but I'm not , I don't think )

I would like to give both of these awards to these bloggers ,

All that whining I almost forgot to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day !

Monday, May 4, 2009

John Bear is going overseas .

I recently received an order for my "John Bear" pattern from the U.S.A.

The lady who ordered it is going to make John for her husband who is going away for work in Dubai .
What a jetsetter ! Go John Bear , have fun !

Friday, May 1, 2009

An award and a glimpse of craftiness .

Rosey from" I can't sew "(and yes she can ) passed on this really cute award to me the other day and now it's my turn to share it around . If you are one of the blogs I follow or if you follow my blog , please take this award . Thankyou very much Rosey .

Now before anyone thinks I'm a fraud and I'm not really crafty here's a glimpse of one of the magazine projects I've been working on . I love these colours so happy !