Friday, May 28, 2010


Sorry I meant headbands , I am the headbanger !
A friend who works in a very touristy shop asked me a while ago if I would be interested in making a few things for her shop .
 Being the yes girl I am I said yes .
I didn't think too much about it again until she turned up the other day with all this Aboriginal fabric .
I made a reversable headband to show her to see if it was something she could use .
She loved it and asked when she could have more of them .
How many ?
A hundred or so to start would be good ! What !
So if you don't see me around for a few days I'll be the one banging my head on the wall .

The last photo is a cropped shot of the most beautiful model ever , my daughter .
Almost forgot , I'll be back on Tuesday , probably with a headache , to release my new pattern !
Yay that will mean a giveaway .
Off to find some panadol .

Monday, May 24, 2010

The trouble with going to meetings is ....

My hands get all fidgety and my mind wanders as I think of all the crafty stuff I could be doing instead of sitting in meetings . This week I knew I had a few to go to and thought I'd really go prepared .
One ball of crochet cotton and a hook and off I went .
I ended up at the end of the week with quite a few crochet flowers all in the one cotton because if I wanted anything fancier my pockets would really have bulged !
I stitched the buttons and flowers to the fabric and stretched it over a small canvas .
Wa la ! A little project done in my " spare " time !

Edited to add Michelle (crochet queen ) from The Royal Sisters kindly sent me the link to this post with lots of different crochet flowers , I hope this helps Crochet Flowers

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's getting really cold but I'm still stripping .

Girls , girls , girls ! What were you thinking ?
I'm talking about my scrappy strip blocks !
Although I am trying to do at least one each time I go near the sewing machine I don't seem to be getting there very quickly .
It also doesn't look like I've even made a dent in the scraps either .
I will just keep on stripping as it is very cold and I need a blanket soon !

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Checking all the boxes .

Vintage .........check
Recycled .............check
Pretty ..............check
Easy to make ..........check
Counts as an OPAM finish ...........check
Useful ..................check
Looks good being modelled by a tree ..........check

My work here is done !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's the differences that make life interesting .

I don't often go down the personal path on my crafty blog but I'm feeling a little sooky because of Mother's Day .
I have two teenagers , one of each and each with very different personalities .
My daughter who hugs and kisses and squashes me with her lovely cuddles .
My son who still does cuddle me but his kiss on my cheek is like a butterfly landing .
My daughter who likes to make everything an event , an excuse for a sparkly party .
My son who is fairly laid back and not one for too much fuss .
When I received my Mother's Day gifts on Sunday I was so touched that so much of themselves went into their gifts .
The glittery , bright necklace was saved for and chosen by my girl .
The little heart shaped rock was found by my son on one of his explorations and stashed away as a special gift for me .
Although this is not a crafty post my children are by far my greatest creations and I love them both so much .
I am such a lucky , loved mother .

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I knew I forgot something !

Some of you may have seen my huge crochet blanket before but as it has just gone back on my bed as the nights are becoming a bit cool , I thought I'd show it again .
I made this not so small treasure over many years , in fact since I was a teenager .
It really is not the most beautiful thing but it is very special to me and it is enormous !
 It hangs down to the floor of my queen size bed and is so cosy .
I also forgot to wish all the mums a Happy Mothers Day and as my mum says I'd sometimes forget my own head if it wasn't screwed on !
Happy Mothers Day Mum xxxx

What was I thinking !

In my last post I asked for opinions on Etsy and Madeit as I had been thinking of venturing into these to sell my patterns , crazy woman !
This has been the first chance I've had since then to do a short post so what chance to I have of maintaining a store let alone stocking it .
I'm really not a slacker it's just that my juggling skills really aren't that good at the moment .
Your comments were appreciated as they came from both buyers and sellers and were so well thought out that
I will add a link to my sidebar so if anyone else is interested they can find your comments easily .
Things have been flat out as usual here this week , yes more juggling , but I did manage to finish another Catchit , just !
The pattern is also nearly finished and as I promised there are two winners ,Steph and Narelle as it so happens both these girls are Aussies and I thought it might be nice if someone from overseas won one as well so I went through and chose another one for Allie.
If you ladies would please email me with your addresses I will post your patterns off to you shortly .
As soon as the patterns are ready I will also be putting them in my shop and in my ebay shop.
Thanks again for your comments , you really do brighten my day !

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Opinions please on Etsy and Madeit because I'm dotty !

I placed a rather large order on Ebay last night for more ribbon and thought I'd better check first how many dotty ribbons I already have ....... mmmm running a bit low , so the order went ahead .
Anyway what I wanted to ask was your opinion on Etsy and Madeit .
I sell my patterns on Ebay and through my blogshop but have been thinking about trying Etsy and Madeit . Are they easy to set up ? Is it easier for overseas buyers to buy from Etsy ? Are the fees high ?
Any advice on either would be most appreciated , thanks so much .

We won't dwell on this (cause most of you already know I really am dotty) but I'm not ready to draw the winner for the Catchit pattern in the post below until the weekend so if you would still like to leave a comment below for a chance to win a pattern , go for it !
Seeing how you're all so patient with me we'll make it a pattern each for 2 winners .