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,

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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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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Great Stocking Swap 2010

Come and join to fun of the Great Stocking Swap 2010!

Selina is organising this fun swap for Christmas, so head over HERE to join in the fun!
Registration is open until 27th August so spread some Christmas cheer and head on over to register your interest!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space.....

in my creative space this week is more crafts for our school fete being held in October. My sew jo continues to evade me (my poor sewing machine is looking a little forlorn in the corner :(

so this week its paper crafting. My paper scraps drawer is OVERFLOWING so i though i might raid it and see what i could come up with to use some up ....

i always get these magnetic list makers as promo materials from our local real estate and the other day i was looking it and thought 'why not make one that is actually nice to look at?", they are handy for shopping lists, messages,notes, anything really. So this is what i came up with

They are super simple and quick to make with just basic supplies...

i was thinking of putting up a tutorial for these - would anyone be interested??

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space..... All about Dad

With fathers day fast approaching i am working away at some fathers day cards to get out in time for September 5th for all those wonderful dads out there....

In my creative space today i am loving my Craft Robo die cutting machine, which is my best ever Flea Market Find! I picked it up at a craft car boot sale about 18 months ago.

Normally i am a bit wary buying electronics second hand but this one hasn't missed a beat and i use it constantly. The software can take virtually any image trace it and cut it out on paper, cardstock or vinyl - no expensive cartridges that only have a limited number of pictures/shapes.

so this is my work in progress, ill be posting some in the shop later today (which is looking sadly empty ATM - but im working on it!)

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Chenille love....

well the fete sewing continues and i just thought id post the end result of last week's my creative space.

the pattern called for chenille all over but decided to use a mix of cotton fabric and chenille just to use some different colours (and my supply of chenille is limited!) and also just trial to pattern. It was straight forward enough though i did have to get out the seam ripper when i realised that i forgot to leave an opening to stuff the arms..... whoops.

So id like you to meet ....


and Paige

How cute are there little faces?!
these ladies are headed off to the school fete craft stall that i've been madly sewing for .....

but i think im hooked!

i even managed to pick up a big scrap bag on ebay from this lovely lady who has the most incredible chenille collection. Thanks Selina!

hopefully there will be some more cute little faces popping up on here soon.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


apologies for the disappearing act, time seems to be getting away from me at the moment!

it seems my run of a cold-less winter is over - lots of sniffles and coughing here at the moment so my sewjo seems to be evading me...

but i did manage to complete this project for Mr JK......

now my hubby is a very practical man and is a typically get in - get what you need- get out type of shopper. Totally opposite to me who could spend hours browsing aisles (particularly in a craft shop) hence the reason he will usually opt to stay home with the kids when im headed out to the craft shop.

So no one was more surprised than me, when he came home from work one afternoon with the bulging spotlight bag filled with fabric. Even more surprised when he told me he had a 'dress-up' function to go to and asked me to make him and a good friend (whom he was going with) a costume each! Despite the fact that this was thursday, and the function was on saturday, he handing me this bulging bag full of fabric and this.......

- image via google

Yes, that right they wanted to go as Barney and Fred Flinstone! They had taken themselves off to spotlight to buy some material for me to make them some costumes. Apparently the ladies who served them thought it was hilarious to see two guys (wearing glue splattered work clothes no doubt) pouring over racks and racks of material to find the right sort of material! and told them that they made a great pair for Fred and Barney!

so i set to work with only this picture as a reference....
and this was the result

i was pretty pleased with the end result! I tried to tell them that i didn't think Fred and Barney wore boardies (that hung down at the bottom) underneath though i don't think i had them convinced....

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