Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sail Away...

Well this week has disappeared into a blur of cleaning, packing, school runs and shopping, with a wee bit a crafting thrown in for good measure.

This 'nesting' thing seems to be all consuming me at the moment because i just cant stop thinking, planning, sorting and tidying!

However, we are also off for a long weekend on a house boat trip with family so hopefully in 24hrs time this will be my backyard

image via google

I am looking forward some boating, swimming, fishing and R&R as well as some enforced separation from organising the house - as i said, the nesting thing is kind of out of control!
If i send one more bag of toys or clothes to vinnies, i think my kids really will disown me.

So to finish off i just wanted to share (finally!) the finished project from my creative space a few weeks back. This cushion and bunny are (hopefully) receiving lots a warm cuddles and peaceful sleep!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space.....

In my blog hopping this week i came across a series of posts by Megan from Mousehouse, who is tackling one home organisation project per week. Appealing to my nesting instinct perhaps??! I am not naturally a particularly organised person, so this is something i am always working on and i do try to be more organised!

So inspired by the challenge, in this weeks my creative space, i am tackling my fabric storage cupboard....

As sewers im sure we all have one of these corners of your houses that is a creative dumping ground, well this is mine!

I did come across this genius way of storing fabric so it is neat, easily accessible and you are able to see exactly what you have HERE and HERE. (Thanks to Justine for the links!)

So armed with some newly acquired comic boards i am setting to work. One thing at a time right?! Wish me luck.....

More creative spaces HERE.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Creative Space.....Cookie Love

In my creative space this week i am working on some new stock to head up to Handmade Heaven. I am working up the courage to cut into this gorgeousness of Aunty Cookie fabric which i purchased a few weeks ago.

Honestly, who could resist these lovely little characters?!! All with their own little personality....

Also, i still have ONE spot left if you want to join in with my PAY IT FORWARD - be the third to comment HERE!!!!!

Hope your having a wonderfully creative day. More talented crafty peeps HERE.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


So to get myself back into the groove of things i have decided to join in with a PAY IT FORWARD with the Lovely Vanessa from the Clip Cafe.

I would LOVE for some of you to join in so here is how it works:

I promise to send something Handmade to the first 3 people who comment on this post.

To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people *sometime* in 2011.

It is suggested that if you are playing along you give yourself an approximate
*due by* date so the people that signed up aren't waiting terribly long.

I am aiming to give myself approximately 3 months to complete and send my items.....

I would love for you to play along, so get commenting!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Creative Space.....

Its great to be back participating in my creative space for this year.

Today im working on a birthday gift for a friends 2 year old daughter. So my creative space has a little bit of hand-stitching on this pillow.......

and this little guy waiting to be stuffed and then heading off to his new home for lots of cuddles..

More creative spaces HERE.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Has it really been that long since i was here?! I went MIA for a bit there, sorry about that!

The good news is that under Toni's Pink Umbrella, we collectively raised over $99, 000 for the QLD flood relief appeal!!!! What a superb effort!

A big thank you to all those of you who stopped by to support all of the auctions, raffles and crafty peeps that participated and congratulations to KATE who was the winner of my auction! I hope you enjoy your goodies....

Other than that, we were back to school last week with a big grade 2-er!! Really, where does the time go? No tears though, just back to business as usual, and a little one who wishes with all her heart that she was big enough to go to school too!

Though i must admit, if i don't see another piece of contact again for another year, i will be a happy lady!

We also got to put a little face to the growing baby bump at the scan.....

I always think they look a little alien-like in these 3D pictures, but from here on in, baby has been dubbed 'Turtle' after my 3 year old declared "It looks like a turtle, Mum!". The name kind of stuck and since we are yet to know whether it be blue or pink, i guess that's better than 'IT'!

Not much happening on the crafty side, that only thing i have managed to make is a sleeve for my IPAD - and that's in between fighting the kids for it!

But now with Mr. back at school i am hoping to get back into some craftyness! I have some plans brewing for some new products and already i have a few invitation orders to work on so here's a little sneaky peak...

Back soon with a new crafty project which is in the pipeline, which i would love for some of you to join in...

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