Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas to all!

Just a quick post to wish everyone out there in blogland a very merry Christmas. We hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas full of good cheer and festive goodies!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Catching up....

...On pretty much everything i'm afraid!I have no other excuse for being absent other than, like a lot of people i have been whirlwind busy with all the usual end of year events - break-up parties, christmas parties, end of year concerts and presentations.

All of these requiring baking, making of costumes, practicing of songs and speeches and sewing of christmas gifts for various special people! All of this amounts to one very neglected blog! School holidays also doesn't help with one 3 year old and one almost 7 year needing entertainment! and we have 8 weeks of it to look forwards to......

So im catching up and sharing some pics from the happenings of the past few weeks...

These went out to all the classmates of Mister.

These gorgeous brooches also arrived in the mail from super talented and lovely lady! just in time for the deer one to be added into Mister's teacher present.....

This dear little softie was finished just in time to be posted down to pip for the mirabel foundation

I also managed to make it up to handmade heaven to gather some remaining Christmas stock for some orders. I am putting the remaining stock including christmas cards, tags and yarn wreaths at 20% off to clear my christmas stock.

Some of these are among those still for sale so head over to see Liesa to snap up a deal!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Creative Space.....

Is getting serious this week. After another week of struggling to find my crafting mo-jo, i am armed - with a strong tea, my christmas list (ARRRG!) and most of all a PLAN.

I have some new clutches cut out and ready to be sewn up for my rather neglected looking shop at the moment!

Im determined to forge ahead with my christmas sewing with some PJ's and matching bunny sets for nieces and family friends. and next on the list is teacher thank you gifts as there is little more than a week until the start of the school holidays......

So im hoping to make a big dent in my to-do list today. That's the plan anyway.....

More creatives spaces here

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space.....

has me half-glancing in the direction of my sewing machine this week after feeling a little flat after the last minute frantic rush of the fete and market sewing.

Im happy to report that the fete was a wonderful success despite it being a SCORCHER of a day! Everyone was exhausted but happy! Ill hopefully have some pics to show soon.

I ordered some delicious new fabric while the US $ was high and it arrived sooner than expected. Nothing like some lovely new fabric to lift the spirits and get the sew-jo going!!

High US $, cheap shipping and big sales are a dangerous combination! Yes, i went a little nuts, so i'll have to put myself on a self-imposed fabric ban until further notice! Well at least i'll have some yummy fabric now to finish off my christmas sewing!

Now, which fabric to start with.......

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Creative Space.....

Wow, where did a week go?! At the moment it feels like the weeks are passing all too quickly.....

Due to rainy weather our school fete was postponed to this weekend which was good because it gave us a little more breathing room to get organised for the craft stall! So this week has been filled up with last minute projects, sorting out items that have been tossed in the fete box months ago. I will post some pics when i get them all sorted

But today my creative space looks like this

I am attending a baby shower on Sunday so today is filled with baby sewing - bibs, burping clothes, zippered pouches, booties, blankets, mobile & maybe a softie as well as embellishing these singlets and onsies. All to put in a nice big gift basket. Hoping to get it all done today - we'll see how THAT goes!

More creative spaces here

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Creative Space.....

In my creative space week i am up to my elbows in chenille that i purchased a little while ago from this lovely lady.

Millie almost didn't make it out of our house for the softie swap, as a certain little miss took a particular liking to her. So i am getting stuck into some christmas sewing with another softie for Miss B on top of the list using this delicious chenille from my stash...

More creative minds here.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas in the Country and a Thank you!

Two big boxes all packed up and heading off to be a part of the Handmade Heaven stall at the Christmas In The Country Market!

You can find wreaths, Christmas cards and tags, clutches, purse gift sets, brooches and hairpins amongst many other goodies from talented handmadies at the stall.

If you are in the Brisbane/Toowoomba area this weekend it is well worth the lovely drive out to gatton for this market of 60 stalls of handmade and country goodness. here are the particulars:

Date: 5th & 6th of November 9am - 4pm

Where: Gatton Shire Hall, North St, Gatton qld

Cost: Adults $6, Children under 12 FREE

* You can also attend opening night on Thursday 4th November, 7pm with limited pre-paid tickets ($22 adult/$8 kids) ph 0439735058 to purchase

Secondly i have to do a shout out and big THANK YOU to the queen of chenille herself, Selina for this wonderful giveaway that i won during blogtoberfest.

Thanks so much, the first chance we get will be making these gorgeous chenillle fairies with little miss!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Softie Swap....

We've come to the exciting end of the swaps i have been involved in and now the goodies have been received i can share....

I'd like to introduce you to Millie.

She loves eating cookies, playing hide and seek and big cuddles

She has travelled all the way to the UK to live with Justine. I hope they love her!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Creative Space.....

is finishing up the last of the clutches to go off to market next weekend....

only 8 days away and im excited for my first market! Though its funny how you never feel like you're quite prepared....

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Knock Knock....

IT has been a little quiet here lately mainly due to the fact that i have been a busy bee preparing stock for the Gatton Christmas market. This week i have been working on a new product especially for the Christmas season. So i have been up to my elbows in yarn, felt and hot glue!

I finally finished this project off and thought i would share a quick sneaky peek of some of these new yarn wreaths...

Pretty up any front door and spread some Christmas cheer...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Delilah Dress Tutorial .... my creative space

So in my last post i mentioned that i have been working on a tutorial to make this party dress

and HERE it is! It did take me a while to figure out how to upload it in PDF so i hope it works, just let me know if it doesn't!

There's is also a link on the side bar --------------------->

I would dearly LOVE some feedback if anyone is willing to give it a go! Im excited!

My creative peeps HERE.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Princess for a Day....

This week little miss turned 3, and my how fast the time flies! You literally blink and they're growing up.

We had a small family party to mark the occasion but what sort of 3rd birthday would it be without a pretty party dress?! So we chose some fabric (PINK of course!) and i set to work .....
I was actually quite please with the outcome considering i had no pattern.

i must have done ok, because she was super excited to have a pretty dress to wear!

Complete with a 'pony cake' (again her choice). Now i am by NO means a cake decorator, i find it kind of frustrating because i can never get the icing right (it brings out my 'mely' side!)

Yet she loved it, though i suspect it wouldn't really matter what it looked like as long as there was ponies on top she was happy! A great day was had by all especially our little princess!

So i have been playing with ideas for some tutorials to put on here and i've decided to start with this dress. i drafted my own pattern and was wondering if anyone would be interested in trying it out. I will put it in a separate post if i have any takers?

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Friday, October 15, 2010

My Creative Space..... a little late

Im a little late with my creative space this week - there's a bit of a nasty bug going around at the moment. But the preparations for the Gatton Christmas in the Country market press on.

so here is a little sneaky peek at a new product i'm working on for the market...

More creative peeps here.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Stocking Love

After a busy busy weekend i have finally manged to finish off the last bits and pieces for the stocking swap. These goodies are heading off to secret partner to spread some Christmas cheer...

I do hope she likes them!

now to get busy with my softie for the softie swap.....

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

My creative space...

Super busy week here, October is one of our busiest and i've been wrestling with our dodgy internet connection all week. ARGGG...

A dear friend of mine is all set to get married this weekend so im helping her out with the order of services cards for the wedding. So this week my creative space looks a little like this...

38 down........ 112 to go.......

On the bright side you know what that means........ HENS NIGHT!
Im gearing up for a LADIES night so i also have managed to put the finishing touches on these these birthday gifts.....

More wonderful creative minds here.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Creative Space.....

is all about market preparations this week. I am in market mode as i prepare for Gatton Christmas in the country market

so these are all cut out and ready to be sewn up....

into these gift sets....

i am also putting the finishing touches on goodies for the stocking swap, stay tuned for the reveal....

more creative minds here.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

goodies and some new projects...

i got busy over the weekend to get organised for the upcoming market and to restock my Handmade Heaven space and fill some orders, so these are off to Liesa today

Two of my girlfriends share a birthday this week so using my new supplies i also set to work on these birthday gifts...

i was quite pleased with how they turned out! im discovering the possibilities of polymer clay!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back into the swing with My Creative Space...

Back to reality with a bit of a bump this week. We had a wonderful 10 days away camping here are a few highlights of the week......

LOTS of skiing and tubing (and finding muscles i haven't used for the while!)

Kayaking and swimming....

Meeting the locals....

No crafting in sight, but i did managed to get through 2 of the 3 books i took (woohoo!)....

and nights toasting marshmallows around the camp fire....

all in all a fabulous week of R & R and quality family time.....

so its been a little hard, trying to get back into the swing of things. I've come back wondering where September has gone? so much to do, so little time! and this rainy weather is not exactly helping my sky high camp washing pile!

So its straight back into it and this is my creative space this week....

i noticed over here that santa has come super early which has given me the kick in the pants i needed to get cracking on goodies for the stocking swap.....

i ordered some supplies before we left for some birthday gifts we have coming up and a few new ideas i have rolling around in my head for the shop. so these are also making an appearance...

Love to know your thoughts

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

off for a short break....

This time tomorrow this will be our view from our front door (ie. tent flap).....

and that will probably be our boat out on the water from dawn till dusk! (yes, Mr JK is THAT person you shake your fist at - the one who fires up the ski boat while all the other campers are still asleep trying to 'make the first ripples on the water!)

and we will be doing a heap of this....

so we're off for 10 days of camping and water skiing and adventures in the great outdoors. I'll be back on the 21st of September. Meanwhile im off to pack some BIG books i can lose myself in and maybe ill sneak in some yarn and a crochet hook........

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Friday, September 3, 2010

5 years ago today.......

I married my best friend - the most wonderful, honest, funny, fiercely loyal and generous man i have ever known. Normally i don't do super personal post but as today is our wedding anniversary i thought it should be marked with a special post.

So, to a wonderfully supportive hubby who puts up with me (and all my crafty mess!) and an even better daddy, i just want to say 'Happy anniversary to Mr JK xo!'

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Space.....

all this talk about stocking swapping has me looking ahead to Christmas. Yes, already!

This year i am participating in the Gatton Christmas in the Country market. It is held on the 5th and 6th of November. So i thought i better get a move on sewing for this!

so my creative space this week looks a little like this...

more wonderfully creative minds here.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Another great swap....

Vanessa over at the Clip Cafe is hosting a fabulous softie swap.

Registration is open until the 21st of September so head over here to join in the fun! 'cos lets face it, who can resist an adorable softie!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Creative Space.....

In my creative space this week i'm working on some some new look goodies to go in the shop and here's a sneaky peak....

up to my elbows in hot glue....

hopefully they will be in the shop soon,

More creative peeps here

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So many of you may know that MADE IT launched on Sunday their sister site to sell craft supplies, Craftumi.

i have opened a little shop with them to sell some assorted craft supplies like vintage sheets, fabrics and other supplies. You can visit me here. These are just some of the vintage sheets for sale in their at the moment..

i am also working hard to stock up my made it store with some new look goodies...

Hope your all having a wonderfully crafty day..

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