Friday, November 27, 2009

Pattern Giveaway ! Now clear as mud !

I sensed a little confusion in some of the comments on my last post .Let me see if I can clear things up for you.
Little Party Frocks are for decoration only .
They will not go over any doll head as they are stitched at the top .
They do look gorgeous hanging off drawer handles or dangling from the edge of picture frames .
Yes little girls do love them but I'm a big girl and I have lots of them around .
They are easily tizzied up further or made in Christmas fabric to hang from your tree .
Barbie butted in so you could see how small the Frocks were , not because I invited her .
I sent a stack of these with a friend to sell at the markets , sold out ! Yay !
Included with the pattern is permission to sell some at markets acknowledging moi as the designer.
So now if you're interested in winning my new pattern Little Party Frocks just leave me a comment .
The winner will be drawn next week when the pattern will also be in my shop .
Come on everyone needs a Little Party Frock !

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The party is on and a giveaway too !

The party is on ! I have cupcakes for Joy and caramel slice for Vikki and now you all just need a Little Party Frock . My new pattern Little Party Frock is going to be released at the end of the week and it will be in my shop then . These frocks are so quick and easy to make and are really a lot of fun .
 My daughter had her birthday party last week and I made a heap of these and gave them to the little girls instead of lolly bags , what a hit they were . I know, bad mother using her children for market research .....  Anyway as usual Barbie has been causing problems taking off with all the pretty frocks , they are just her size 7" but the tops are stitched up so they won't go over her head . I'll forgive her afterall she is plastic and can't really understand the term For Decorative Use Only Der !
 If you would like to win a pattern for Little Party Frock just leave a comment , that's it !
 To teach Barbie a lesson while she was mucking around I nicked all her coathangers and one will be included in each pattern .

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm having a party !

I'm having a party ! You're all invited .
No , no , no not you Barbie you're not invited !

Sorry I'll have to tell you about it later when she's not around !

Thursday, November 19, 2009

G, G and G !

G is for gift ! Sarah sent me these gorgeous incubator signs , I love that they are Aussie made , thankyou Sarah .

G is for giveaway win . I love to visit Pauline from Calico Crossroads and it seems I was there at just the right time to enter and win a giveaway , thankyou so much Pauline .
Pauline also has a fantastic online shop that I also spend too much time visiting , it's great !

The final G is for Glimpse 'cause that's all I can show you of my new design . I'm hoping the pattern will be ready next week for a giveaway . I'm sure you're wondering about the fabric choices but don't worry you'll understand next week , trust me girls !

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cut a rug , anyone ?

There has been a bit of chatter recently about buying rugs on line , well I have been to investigate . I came across and have they got rugs !
Huge range but this one is my favourite .

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Attention Ornament Swappers and a few op shop scores!

Hello Ornament Swappers ! If you have signed up for the Christmas Ornament Swap and haven't heard from Robyn or I please let us know as we really don't want anyone missing out on the fun .Can you believe I need to make 17 of these stockings for family members . I'm going to fill them with lollies , hope they like them .

I did really well at the local Vinnies yesterday and picked these up . The fabric is a tablecloth because I really need another beautiful tablecloth , ha ! I can't help myself , I see them and find them too hard to resist . I do use them though ... sometimes .
I'm also still working on my hanging basket Christmas decoration and I hope to have a giveaway soon to celebrate my new pattern release , I'm thrilled with my new design and I think you will love it too ! Best be off then if I want to get anything done .

Friday, November 13, 2009

What to do , what to do .....

What do I do with an ugly hanging basket that never grows anything and always aims itself at unsuspecting peoples heads ?
This week I've sprayed it white and filled it with balls of wool , so pretty . Next week it's going to be a Christmas decoration . Stay tuned .

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you see me now ?

Apparently some have been having a little trouble reading my blog . I did wonder what was going on when I posted about slashing my fingers with the rotary cutter or when I said my sewing machine blew up I was getting comments such " Congratulations Clare " or "Well done " or "What great news Clare " it was because you could not read a word I had written ! I hope you can see me now and thanks for hanging around ! Don't feel bad , none of that really happened so you probably haven't missed too much at all .

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The girls have some news about the Ornament Swap

No not these girls Robyn and I ! Hopefully everyone has been contacted with their partners details . If you have signed up and haven't heard from me let me know . When you have been in contact with your partner just email me so I know everything is ok . If you could also contact me when you send and receive I will mark you off my very official looking list .I have a whole new appreciation for people who organise these swaps and appear to do it so easily . The real reward is hearing from swappers that are so pleased to be involved and are enjoying themselves making for others . Don't forget the last day for mailing is December 1st .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Are ewe the winner ?

It was so hard to decide on a winner for their comment on the "silly sheep " post that I thought it was easier to pick a random number and number 16 was the one chosen . Anita if you would please email me with your address I will send you some very country fat 1/4s. (sorry only one has sheep in it ) Thanks everyone who popped in for a bit of fun . I'm really going from one extreme to the other in this post from dirty lost sheep to bright pink dolls . My doll Penny made the cover of Simply Patchwork and Stitching v 10 no 5 . If only she got paid as much as a real , live cover girl ......

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where are "ewes" going ?

My son called out to me the other day and told me someone was waiting for a lift . We haven't had sheep in our back paddock for ages so I have no idea where these two came from .
I am going to be busy over the next few days emailing people with partner details of The Ornament Swap and finishing off my advent gifts so there won't be a lot of craftiness to show you .
How about a little challenge ? You tell me where these sheep wanted to go .The funniest (because I love a good laugh ) most creative answer will win a very small prize .
Now if you want to cheat and you speak sheep , I asked them and this is what they said.