Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Swap for Daylesford Craft Experience

We were given a piece of fabric and some embroidery thread to make something crafty to swap at the Daylesford craft experience this weekend. I got some strawberry fabric and some green thread. Of course I left it to the last minute. I decided to make a pin cushion cuff using the following tutorial.

It was quick and fun and I think I'll be making one for myself next.
I put some felt underneath the pin cushion to stop pins poking through.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Creative Space...

This week my creative space ended up being the couch. I felt like doing some hand sewing so I pulled out my baby sock owl kit, from Craft Schmaft. It is such a cute little kit, has everything you need to do the whole project and the instructions are really great. I was nice and cosy snuggled on the couch with my sewing. Now I need to make a momma sock owl to look after the sleepy baby.

More Creative Spaces at 'kootoyoo' here.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Woo Hoo! I'm going to the Daylesford Craft Experience

I booked a seat today for the Daylesford Craft Experience. Yay!!

This year they have guest designers Kristen Doran, Melanie Hurlston (Melly & Me) & Jodie Carleton (Ric raC).

I'm not sure what goes on at these things but I'm looking forward to meeting some new people, learning new things, getting creative, eating yummy food and chilling out!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Creative Space

I've been lurking around the Creative Spaces over at Kirsty's for a while now - probably nearly 2 years. I finally remembered to take some pictures of my craft room this weekend (while it was tidy). So, here is part of my Creative Space - complete with fluffy monsters.

Milly wondering why I'm standing there and not patting her ...

Pixie - Guarder of Threads...

My little mouse house that is so cute it makes me smile whenever I see it... matchbox beds, crocheted rugs, knitted blankets and teeny kettle & cup...

More Creative Spaces here.
Next week I'll take some pics of some projects I'm working on!

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nikki Cat

I've been watching a few blogs from friends who have Blythe dolls. They've been busy building furniture, making clothes and acquiring the cutest miniature accessories. I have been trying to work out what is so appealing and why I have a sudden need to get one too. Should I still be playing with dolls at my age? Then I figured I was doing too much thinking and should ignore the sane part of my brain (yes apparently it's in there somewhere!).
I found the Petworks Odeco (girl) & Nikki (cat) dolls and couldn't resist my own Nikki Cat. Yay!!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Cutting Table

My new cutting table arrived on Friday. It is called 'The Pixie' and I bought it on special, with free delivery, from Horn. It is just the right height and I love the pistachio green top. It is shorter than the normal Horn cutting tables - which is really great because I've tried the other tables and they're too high for me.

Sam & I put it together Friday night and here is My Pixie checking out 'The Pixie'.

Now I just need to shuffle the rest of my sewing room around so that it is comfortable. It doesn't feel quite right at the moment but I can't put my finger on what is wrong.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Woah!!! Time does Fly ...

Wowsers! I can't believe it has been well over a year since I last posted. A LOT has been going on. I made the move to Melbourne and absolutely love it here.
Not much has been happening on the craft front after my big upheaval. Work got in the way last year and I'm determined to get my creative gears cranking again.
I have my own HUGE craft room that is getting lonely. I ordered a cutting table which should arrive next week. Am super excited. I've been wanting a proper cutting table for a very long time. My current plastic trestle table is slightly bowed so that when I'm using the rotary cutter it skips a bit. Very annoying.

I attempted a bit of crochet last year. Here is my first Granny Square!

My dear friend and her daughter are moving to Tasmania next weekend. Here is Miss 4's birthday present from Aunty Bell - a very cute roll-a-long deer and a mini-deer. I will miss her funny comments and smiles but I'll be heading over to visit in a couple of weeks - w00t!

My Christmas present, To Me From Me, was a new bike! One that was a bit easier on my little tail. It is really nice to ride, although the Summer rains haven't allowed me to get out on it much yet.

Lastly, the little monsters are going great. Pixie still dribbles when she purrs and Milly seems to sleep 99% of the day. It would be exhausting carrying around all that fur I suppose.

Pixie forgetting to put her tongue back in ...

Milly having a 'nap attack' ...

Cat Olympics - Synchronised Sleeping

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