Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Well all Secret Santa presents have been opened, Christmas Day was full of excitement, I love surprises. My partner in Chookyblues SSCS 2011 was Kerstin and what a bundle of goodies she sent.
parliament of owl ornies
zippered pouch, tissue cosy, very cute ring pincushion and sweets
and handmade gift tags.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
My FIS Secret Santa parcel from Kylie of Country Wishes arrived last week but I kept it in the box until our first was allowed to be opened and here's all the lovely wrapped pressies that were inside
Thursday, 8 December 2011
I took part in the Button Floozies Christmas Button Ornament swap and these are the lovelies I received from Cindy
Thank-you Cindy, they're gorgeous!
If you visit Cindy's blog you'll see the two ornaments I made, the little snowman was my first attempt at working with paper clay, he turned out rather cute and I love the micro buttons I used on the "Let it snow" ornament.
Plus there's a Linky party going on over here if you want to see more!
Monday, 5 December 2011
My SSCS parcel arrived today all the way from Kerstin in Germany and inside is this bundle of wrapped goodies
We're only allowed to open the ornament pressie,
and what a surprise to find not one but 3 ornaments....
.....my very own parliament of owls!
Aren't they adorable!!
Thanks also to Chookyblue for once again hosting this swap.
Now roll-on Xmas day so we get to open the rest of our packages!!
Friday, 2 December 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Lilac Lane Livery is hosting a tag book swap. It is a shabby vintage cottage chic theme and you must make a tag book with at least 3 tags plus a package to store them in with a charm closure . How about signing up? The more the merrier. You have until November 28 and post by 31st December. I've already started making mine, it's so much fun being creative and using my stash!
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
It's me here
Lovely School Grounds and View
Pond across the fence
Gardens contained lots of beautiful flowers, including vivid coloured irisis
Farmyard Friends - Alpaca
Cows (The school has it's own dairy)
and Horses frolicking in the paddock.
Cathy, Leanne and Pauline were the other bloggers, the rest were all non-bloggers that stayed for the weekend, was lovely to catch up with them all again. We did a bit of stitching, Leanne even had a couple of finishes.
Some of us spent Saturday at the Tasmanina Craft Fair, it's a huge event and I'd recomment to any craft lover to visit. It was well run with free buses between venues and lots of entertainment. A must would be to take a bucket load of money!
Anyway it's be same place and same time again next year!
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
Helen was tutor for the day and had some lovely projects to share.
I even ran into some friends, Val (no blog)
It was a lovely surprise to see them both there and getting to spend the day stitching and chatting with them.
I also met Edwina, no picture but there's one on Kathy's blog, she's a lovely lady too but then all stitchers are lovely!
Also on display was Esme's finished Quilt Aid, simply gorgeous. The photos don't show this quilt any justice but believe me the Ruby fabrics were perfect for this years them "Whimsy and Wonder"
Check out the Quilt Aid website for more info and designs by the other shops in Australia, UK & the US!
Thursday, 27 October 2011
I've been trying all week to get on to do this blog post, life is a bit hectic at the moment. My workplace is going through a restructure and my manager has decided he's leaving :-( and I've been a taxi service while my son goes back and forth to school and Basketball games.
They won their division, my son is the tall one. At 14 he's nearly reached his Dad's height of 6'5", he passed me inches ago!
So what's been happening on the craft front, well lots of secret squirrel stuff for xmassy swaps so I can't show anything there. I did participate in a Swap run by Button Floozies, we had to alter an altoid tin and fill it with buttons. My swap partner was Mary and this is the tin I received, packed to the brim, full of a fabulous mixture!
Love the bling buttons and those raggedy anne buttons. Thank-you Mary!
I also won this lovely book from Christine at Once Upon a Quilt
and look at this goregous project inside, plus there are some other lovelies too.
Now if you've read this far this is a sneak peak of the tin I've sent Mary as she has not received it yet.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
I think the majority of my blog readers also follow Elefantz but in case you've not heard Jenny is celebrating 1500+ followers with a giveaway. So head on over there by clicking on the picture below, you have until the 20th October to be in the draw!!
Friday, 7 October 2011
Fridays, how many times do you want to hear how much I love Fridays???
Well today is one of those Fabulous Fridays where I popped home during my lunch break to find a big red parcel sitting on my doorstop.
Yiippee it was my FRIENDS Swap gifties from Kymberly!
Kymberly has filled the parcel with the most thoughtful pressies, here's a looksie:
sweets and scissor fob!
ribbons and threads!
companion, I needed a little 1 " ruler!!
fabulous roll of reds and whites! Yummy!
project book, some cuties in here that will be must makes!
and some Mary K samples, lovely!!
Told you it was a generous parcel.
Thank-you Kymberly for being such a fabulous swap partner
and to our lovely host Khris for organising a great swap!
Kymberly has received my parcel so keep an eye out for a post on what I sent.