Thursday, July 21, 2011
I've dreamed, I've worried, I've prepared, I've imagined, I've cleaned and now I've packed.
Tomorrow we leave for a month overseas, and I am going to have a rad time. Rad, I tell you. It feels funny to be stepping away from work and sewing and everything. I will be taking a little holiday from blogging too, but please stick with me. I will be back soon, all fresh and inspired and crafty and writing lots of interesting things. With photos of legoland.
See you soon
Monday, July 18, 2011
Before I close my shops, I thought I'd have a bit of a yay! going on holiday sale! For 48 hrs (until 10pm Wednesday 21st July EST) everything in my online stores is available with a 40% discount! That's, like, heaps!
For purchases in my etsy store, use coupon code YAYSALE2011 For purchases in my madeit or bluecaravan stores, mark payment as 'bank deposit' and I will send you a paypal invoice for the discounted amount. Be sure to check out each store for different colours and fabrics and cute options!
And an extra Yay! The winner of the Kids Crafternoon Book is Angela! Please email me your address, and I'll have the book sent to you lickety-split.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
(yes blogger, please do turn random photos sideways. that's much more interesting.)
:: grrantlers for a new stockist. these ones look like really old ladies, I think.
:: making instruments for something really exciting. Yes.
:: patchwork tablecloths at the local quilt show on the weekend
:: I now have a collection of spoons. Because I needed another collection. (see the one with the wren? that's my favourite.)
:: cupcakes at a friends daughters birthday party
:: I bought a polaroid camera. it was cheap-as-chips, so I had to, really.
:: I made a passport cover, and a travel paint set from a vintage first aid kit, and a travel journal
I have been finishing orders, making piles of things to pack (5 sleeps to go!), breathing deeply, and not blogging much. Not blogging much gives me a bit of the guilts. Do you get that too?
Friday, July 8, 2011
I have started a new list. You know I like lists. Time has a way of flying by when you're not paying attention, don't you find? This list is a list of things to do within 1001 days. They are things I've always wanted to do, or to try, or to do again. I've popped the list on a page in the tabs up there, and I'll cross them out as I go. My list is also here, where you can make your own list, or browse other peoples lists.
Do you have a to-do list for life? A bucket list? New Years Resolution list? A before-I'm-this-age-list?
(Meanwhile I am loving these listography books)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A while back, I made some cushions for a book project and yesterday in the mail came the book! (Reason #128 I love my mailman)
Compiled by Kathreen from Whipup, Kids Crafternoon: Sewing is full of simple sewing projects for kids from crafters around the world; and there is my pocket cushion project, on page 94! Sewing is the first of four great titles in Kathreen's Kids' Crafternoon series. Papercraft, Felting and Beading are due for release in November 2011. Yay!
I have a copy of Kids Crafternoon: Sewing to give away (thanks to the lovely folk at Hardie Grant).
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post by 10pm Tuesday 12th July.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Compass Necklace; I'd rather be camping Papercut Postcard; Vintage Camping book, English, 1963; Everything........ (vintage shirt); Backyard Camping - An Original Vintage Photograph; Free Papercraft printable July 2011 Calendar via poppytalk; Felt Camp Fire; Antique Oil Lantern; a cute boy I found here. I would very much like to take him camping; 1950's antique thermos; Houndstooth baby bindana; 1oo% Authentic Bigfoot Hair; Vintage Canvas Backpack; Camp Journal via poppytalk.
Gee I like camping. I haven't been camping in years, I don't think. I would like to go in Spring, I think. I might plan it now, and then it might happen.
Where is nice to go camping in Queensland?
see the full (etsy only) treasury here
Saturday, July 2, 2011
:: fresh flowers make me happy. they just do
:: mum, grandma and auntie (me) walking the kids to school
:: this little guy fell and broke his arm (photo taken a few days before. I'm not sure if it's the early morning or a possible aversion for cameras but that face while sipping his babycinno speaks volumes, don't you think?)
:: early morning drive to the Handmade Expo markets
:: sniffle supplies
:: duck noodle soup. the search continues
:: making bearded folk men. Will I ever tire of them? I think not
:: my twin sister moved into our lovely house, hooray!
Friday, July 1, 2011
(make and do; my all time favourite)
Like some sewing or crafty or design ideas? Maybe look at pretty pictures? Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some nice crafty places to visit and stock up.
:: Craftbits (looads of projects, rated by users with a gallery too)
:: The Making Spot (tutorials. Lots and lots of tutorials)
:: Dollar Store Crafts (swell projects to make from dollar store & recycled things)
:: Craftster (so many projects, so very many, and crafting/DIY/eco forums)
:: Craftzine (tutorials, ideas, recipes, DIY, patterns, forums):: Craftsy (tutorials, online classes)
I've left out blogs for now. As you know that may end up a very long list indeed.
Do you have any favourite crafty websites to share?
Please pop a link in the comments!
I've been making some more dolls from calico and vintage fabrics. They are fun to make and to hold, but I'm just.not.sure. about those faces. Do they look too surprised? Just innocent? Do they need a nose?
What do you think?
*update* thanks for your lovely comments! I decided to alter the eyebrows a wee bit, and am much happier. I have named them Agnes, Abigail, Anne and Ada, and they are in my etsy, madeit and bluecaravan stores now x