Friday, October 16, 2009

Geelong Show

Tonight we are going to see the fireworks at the Geelong Show.
The girls and I entered some items into the craft section and school age divisions.
We will find out how we went.

We are all excited.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Challenge Completed !!!

Well I made some time today to finish off my doll for the May Craft Challenge from Christy's Craft Challenge.

First I used more parts from the taken apart flower and used them for her hat.
Next, I made her a wand/sceptre using again, parts from the taken apart flower and some of the floral stem wire.

Using more wire I joined the wings together.

Used one of the buttons and a piece of ribbon to make her a "Flower Power" belt.

Then finally taking the paper, an origami instruction book and trial run first, I made a Flower boat/box. Came out pretty good considering I've never made one before.

And here are some photos of The Flower Fairy finished floating in her boat. (figuritively).

I have uploaded my pictures and now the wait to see if I am one of the finalists.
I hope!

This was fun all the same if I win or not.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Challege !!

Well after I dropped DD1 at her party in town and came home, I finally had some time to start my May Challenge from Christy.

After much thinking - I have finally decided on a Flower Fairy.
What better thing to represent Spring and use up all the pretty floral items I received.

I had a spare little doll in a box still so stripped her and used her panties for a pattern to make out of the blue fabric.

I pulled one of the flowers apart to use the petals for the skirt.

I also used the blue fabric to make a little top for her (She is quite modest you know!).

And finally I glued some wire to some leaves for her fairy wings.

Finished the Present !

This morning I checked everything had dried nicely and I could now reassemble the art journal and put some photos in the frame.

Then I tied some ribbons onto the journal for the finishing touch.

Wrap it and DD1 is ready for this afternoon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Birthday Present Nearing Completion

So! I have been working most of the week at these little babies and they are coming along fine.

Just a few finishing up touches and letting things dry.

Tomorrow I can assemble the art journal back together.

When they are finished I have a good idea for the challenge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Birthday Present

DD1 came home with a birthday invitation on Friday for a party next weekend. I had promised to make her friend's pressie, similar to what I made my niece.

I had to go out yesterday to buy the letter, art journal and paper, paint etc.

Today I sanded the photo frame and letter and got them painted first coat.

They are coming along but I hope I finish them in time. Looks like the challenge has to go on the back burner and let some ideas stew in my mind.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Christy's Craft Challenge

I received my packet of craft goodies to participate in this Month's Christy's craft challenge.
I have until the end of May 27th to make and upload a photo using something of each craft item received: fabric,paper, flowers, leaves, buttons and floral wire.

A challenge or what.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More Stitches and Craft Show

I went again to the Stitches and craft show today. I had booked 2 more classes for fun and there was still stalls and areas I had not covered the first day.

My first class was for a messenger birdie by Melly and Me. They are such wonderful ladies. The class was fun and I think all who attended made beautiful birdies. Here is a pic with Melly & Me & Rosie(the other Me).
Please forgive the way I look, I got totally drowned earlier running from the train but at least the bushfires are officially out. See my cute little birdie? I also bought another of their patterns - Black Sheep, White sheep as it was sew cute.

My other class for today was a felt donut softie. I can see I am really loving this art form. I am not sure if I will use it as a pin cushion or not but delicious it is.
This class was by holly of Two Cheese Please. Here I am at her stand with her Giant Icecream cone.
I also bought another of her pattern kits for felted fortune cookies. They look good and hope to make them with the girls during school holidays.

And now for some random shots from the show. One red Robin softies. Amazing.
And stuff that I bought.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stitches and Craft Show

Today I went to the Stitches and Craft show in Melbourne. It was held at the Melbourne showgrounds this year and the building it was held in was huge.
There was so much to see and do.

I participated in 2 workshops today. The first was for a Woodland doll-head brooch by One Red Robin. There were only 2 of us in the class but it was lots of fun and lovely to meet Jhoanna.

Here is my brooch.

The second class was for a sling bag which DD1 has already claimed. It still needs it's opening to be stitched and then ironed. Then just tie the tops in a knot and you are set to go.

I also took some photos of the displays.There was giant knitting, paper Matryshka dolls, sand sculpture - not finished though, and sewn items made entirely from selvedges. Totally amazing.

My OWOH prize

Today I recieved my One World, One Heart prize from Deanna at You've Got Maille.
She has some simply amazing jewelery. Check out her blog and etsy shop.

I have also started a prayer shawl for the bushfire victim relief. I am using 2 strands of Premium marvel. One plain and one printed. It is looking quite good and feels nice and soft and squishy.

I am using size 15 needles and it is nice to knit.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Something new

Today I decided to try something new.
I want to make my niece something nice for her birthday in April but something different.
It had to be purple her favourite color but something that she could use or enjoy.

Here are the first pics.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another hat

I have been a little busy of late but I have been crafting still.
I finished this hat just 2 days after the other.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Well it's the weekend again. Yesterday we went to the Torquay Foreshore Festival. All the proceeds went to the Bushfire appeal. It wasn't great though. Today we just cleaned up No 2's room while No 1 packed for camp.

This afternoon DH's uncle came for dinner with his friend. I finished a spiral hat for No 2 in blues so she can wear it to school.

I started on another spiral hat in plum colors.

Tomorrow is Labour day holiday so the girls will be home again. Need to shop for clothes for No. 1. Then more clearing in No 2's room so I can start shifting my craft boxes in there.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Welcome to my brand new, first ever blog.
I hope to chat about family, life and hobbies and add some fun photos.
Hope you like it.
Leave me some comments too if you like it or what I can change.