Friday, November 27, 2009

Only 28 Days to Christmas!!!

Here is a cute christmas countdown button from *The Graphics Fairy*: Free Christmas Count Down Button. See my sidebar.

My Tinnie Arrived!!!!

This week I received my Tinnie from Cathy at Tinniegirl. I was the very lucky winner of one of her blogtoberfest giveaways!!!

I absolutely love it! Especially this oh so cute fabric with the lovely little children fishing and playing. I'm thinking it would look great stretched on a canvas in my little girls room. The other fabric....well we are moving from Perth Australia to the UK in two weeks and you can never have too many zippered pouches or little bags....just have to find the time to make them. She also included lots of little trimmings and buttons which have got my creative mind working overtime.
Thanks again Tinniegirl...your collection of goodies has inspired me!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cute Free Art Downloads

Here is just one of the cute free downloads I stumbled across today at Feed Your Soul via 74 Lime Lane.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great Graphics


I recently discovered The Graphics Fairy and love all the great free images and craft ideas. Here are my two favourites from recently. Beautiful butterflies and great Antique London Maps.

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!

Wow, check out this giveaway....Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!. I've only managed one quilt so far but this prize has me dreaming up my next. Entries close Midnight Oct 31st EST (US). Thankyou to It's the things that make you go mmmm for putting me onto this.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crochet Flower Market Find

I picked this up at the local Rotary Club Sunday Mart for $2! There was a whole bunch in all different colours. I'm kicking myself for not buying the bunch...for around $10, why didn't I?? Is this crochet?? I've never seen anything like it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 22 - Fading away

Well, my plans to blog everyday of October are fading away.....where do the minutes in my day go.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Faces Everywhere

Faces in places - so silly but can't help smiling at this.

Blogtoberfest Day 18: Icons

Some Aussie icons. Went to the local zoo today and met some very friendly, lazy native animals and our garden is now in bloom so hopefully see some birdy visitors soon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Inkjet Images to Wood

Here is a very cool to transfer inkjet images to wood...via Bloesem Kids. So many possibilities!

Blogtoberfest Day 17: My first quilt

Well, I missed a couple of days of blogtoberfest but between teething and head colds it wasn't high on the priority list. Nevermind..

Here is the first quilt I made. Real one anyway, I did make one when I was a kid out of old jumpers but it was never really finished. I completed this a couple of months ago and I obviously opted for the PINK look for my baby girl.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 14: Boxy Pouch

Here's a great little Boxy Pouch Tutorial. They are quick, easy and super handy. I like the way the zippers come out so neat and tidy without any effort at all. I'll add handle to then next one.

Oh, and check out TinnieGirl's great post - creativity is good for the soul.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 13: Nature's treasure

Sea shells would have to be one of my favourite things ever. They are like little treasures. I have fond memories of collecting them as a child and to this day can't help but walk the beach with by head down and pockets full. My family never went to sandy beaches to swim and laze about. We went to windswept, rugged shores with rockpools and cliffs and came home with lots of treasure. I bought this little shell case in the Phillipines (I think) many years ago and it is now filled with the tiniest little shells I've picked up over time. Just a small part of my collection.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 12: Lots of little crosses

I was cleaning out my craft tubs today and came across a pile of stitching I did years ago. These are the nicer ones. What to do with them? I'm thinking cushions...little scented drawer pillows....maybe framing the seahorse for my daughter's room.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Graphics Fairy: Free Printable - Vintage Bookplates

Loving these bookplates!

The Graphics Fairy: Free Printable - Vintage Bookplates

Blogtoberfest Day 11: Fly birdies fly...

I love to fold these little paper cranes, string them up with some beads and ta da cute mobile and great gift.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 10: Inspired by Petchy

I'm going to dedicate this post to Petchy who has inspired me to both create and to blog. Here is the ipod nano pouch I made from her tutorial and a little baby tunic from her pattern.

Thankyou Petchy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blogtoberfest Day 9: Picking and Painting

I'm going to play along with Blogtoberfest. I'm a little late to start but better late than never! Check it out here.

Lovely day here today. Took the kids walking and picked fluffy grass then spent the arvo painting and generally making a big mess. We chopped the paintings into A4 size pieces, folded the lot in half, punched some holes and tied with ribbon to make a book for my son to draw in and stick pictures. It's a great way to keep the mess of kids artwork under control and create something nice.

Here is the result + one happy kid.

my creative space...

I've been working on a cross stitch for Xmas. I bought 2 of these donkeys ago, one for each kid, and planned to have them done before December comes this year, but it's going to be a push. I seem to only grab a few minutes here and there so it's a slow process. When finished it will have transformed into a cute advent calendar on a calico bag with little pockets on the front for a candy cane each day... not sure what's going to go in the bag yet.

This is my first 'my creative space' but I've been loving Kootoyoo for months and just have to be part of it. See some amazing creative spaces here.

Note to self...must learn to take good photos.

Here goes....

Well, here goes.... my first blog post. I guess I really just want to give myself some direction as to what this is all about. I want this to be positive. Somewhere to celebrate the nice little things in life and to work as motivation toward noticing those nice things in the first place, encouragement to take a moment to enjoy them. Somewhere to keep myself and maybe even others inspired to create. Whether it's simply something beautifully designed, lovingly created or full of sentiment. I've been enjoying so many great blogs out there generously posted by some very talented and inspirational women and am now craving my own little spot. So here it is.

The pic...? Well, spring is here and the sun is shining. A good start!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My new blog

Well, here is my new blog. My creative space.