Monday, January 24, 2011

Interesting Fact

Someone passed on this information to me today, and I just had to share it .....

This year we experience four unusual dates:
1/1/11,    11/1/11,    1/11/11,    11/11/11

Now for the interesting bit!
Take the last two digits of the year you were born, ADD the age that you will be this year and it will equal 111 .....

Try it out, it is bizarre


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Flood Sewing Kits - Completed

I have been busy, I have just posted 10 sewing kits to the Gum Tree Designers for their "New Beginnings" Flood Relief Appeal.

They hold a lot of little treasures that will help the craft person restart their sewing.

AND of course I forgot to take a photo of the contents - oh well, will be a lovely surprise for someone!

I am glad that I could participate in this appeal to help someone that has suffered the heartbreak that these floods have caused.

Until next time

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dolly Peg Angels

Half a dozen angels made with dolly pegs.  The arms are thick jute tied in a knot and I have used a gel stain on their heads to grunge them up.  I am happy with the results, although I should have hung them up for the photos, rather than just leave them laying on the table.

Now I had better get started on some items for the Flood Relief kits ...

Have a great day

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Finishes

The little reindeer ornaments are finished.  They turned out really well, and I think they look sweet?

I will have to make some more of these ...

My sister has been busy making some more Breast Cancer Drain Bags for our local hospitals .. check out the fantastic fabrics she has used! Nice and bright and cheery.

I have also recruited her to assist in the "Among The Gum Trees" Queensland flood appeal kits.  My shop will be supporting the cause with donations of embroidery scissors, embroidery needles, embroidery thread, can you help?  Check out their site for further information. Anything that you can do, will be a great help!

I have also finished some dolly peg angels - will upload the photo soon.  I am enjoying my time crafting when there is no pressure to complete the item for a deadline or a workshop ...

To everyone in Queensland and northern NSW battling with these terrible floods, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Please stay safe


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We Need Your Help !!!

The Gum Tree Designers are asking for your help in assisting the hundreds of crafters that have been devastated by the floods in Queensland.

Click here to read the full story of how they are organising the collection of a 'New Beginnings' sewing kit for those who need to start over with their craft.

Please help - just imagine if you had to start allover again?  Every little bit helps ...

With my heartfelt thanks

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I Have Been Busy

Now that the holidays are over, I have had time to play in my craft studio. 
Here is a little look at what I have been making :

1. Breast Cancer Drain Bags

2. Little Wood Signs

3. Baby Jesus Ornaments

4. Santa Hat Ornies

5.  Cut out and ready to sew!  What do you think these will be?  Hopefully I will get a chance to finish them off this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Getting Ready

What do you shop for with Christmas/Birthday money?  I have to admit I usually purchase some craft item, either a new tool, piece of fabric or in most cases a new pattern or book.

I have been shopping?  The book depository had a book that I have seen mentioned on numerous blogs - Fa La La La Felt by Amanda Carestio.  It features 45 handmade holiday decorations ... this is what I meant when I said I was "Getting Ready".  Christmas is only just finished and I am already thinking about next Christmas.  How cute is this photo on the cover, it is on my list of projects to do.

Now, you cannot go shopping, and just buy one book can you?  So of course, I ordered a second one ...

With free shipping, I still have some  money to spare ....

I love looking back through all my patterns and craft books, for inspiration and ideas. 

For all those people (myself included) who had to go back to work today, I hope it was not too stressful.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cleaning Poem

This cute poem arrived in my Inbox this morning - it certainly describes me to a tee....

Cleaning Poem

I asked the Lord to tell me

Why my house is such a mess

He asked if I'd been 'computering',

And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my butt,

And tidy up the house.

And so I started cleaning up...

The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.

That really did the trick...

I was just admiring my good work.

I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops - I found

A real absorbing site

That I got SO way into it -

I was into it all night.

So nothing's changed except my mouse.

It's as shiny as the sun.

I guess my house will stay a mess.....

While I sit here on my bum.

Have a fun day