Sunday, 30 May 2010

Immortalised In Chocolate!

Check it out - Ohjoh in chocolate! How sweet (excuse the pun) and they were delicious! The guys at the Wise Foundation who organise the Mulgrave Farmers Market celebrated their market's first birthday today. All stall holders received a fabulous lunch afterwards and these great cupcakes to celebrate. How nice they are! Thanks guys!!!
It was a busy and successful market too and the rain held off - thankfully.
Here's Pam (from Greensacks) and I about to devour them.
Now I need a nanna nap (and I look like it too - 5.30am is an early start on a Sunday) ... ah well, a girl can dream can't she.

Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Great Apron Swap 2010 - DONE!!

It's now in the hands of Australia Post as it wings it's way to the UK.
Full pics later on when it gets to its new home.

Hope she likes it ....
I would have put the button on my blog but still getting my head around this techno thingy. Here's a link to Sarah at Red Gingham who organised it - thanks Sarah!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Should be....

Should be sewing
Should be washing
Should be cleaning
Should be eating fruit
Should be collecting kids from kinder!

Instead, I'm reading blogs and scoffing too many of these little delights that came home from Mr Man's trip to Sydney yesterday. Dangerously good.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A great quilt update

It's been a while so thought I might show you where I'm at.

Sooooo many tiny stitches .... although probably not tiny by real quilter's standards - more of large and clumsy type of stitching.

The Roald Dahl/Quentin Blake row has a few less pics than originally intended (I bit off more than I could chew so dropped it down a few). You will need to use your imagination but my no. 1 son loves them (phew!).
The decapitated pheasant is politely waiting for it's head. Should arrive sometime soon.

The back is a mish mash of stitches - we like to use the term "abstract art".
And its very wrinkly - lucky we like that look ... that was the effect I was kind of aiming for ....
SO, if I keep trucking along it may even make it to his bed before the end of winter...maybe...
Hope you're all well and happily creating !

Thursday, 6 May 2010

My Creative Space....

Is not mine at all! Today I cruised around the...

and had a fabulous time checking out everbody's creative spaces.

Dragged my sister (who's a non-crafter, but I'm working on her) and my 3 yr old along for the ride. She was a bit over it by the time we hit the second level but I managed to bribe her through it with an ice-cream at the end (what ever works I say!) - ie the 3 yr old, although I think the sister was close to over it by the end too.
But I LOVED it.
Here's my stash of goodies

Met so many LOVELY people. Even my sister commented how nice craft people are. We decided that was because we're all doing something we love which makes us happy!
The credit card copped a hammering (oops) but as a woman at the bookshop stand said "They're all just Mother's Day gifts for ourselves". Mmmm works for me, so I bought the beautiful Prints Charming book. LOVE IT!
Couldn't go past Kelani without making a purchase. Yes it's a disease/addiction. But I tried to be good and only bought 3 pieces.
Met the hilarious Jodie from RicRac. Yes, she's as funny and entertaining as she is on her blog. Had a lot of fun laughing with Jodie whilst my 3 yr old tried to remove the sandwhich decorations from some other wall (oops) and then tried to escape up the escalators. Jodie, I LOVE the teapot pattern. It's now on the to do list! THANKS!

Met Teegs from Ink and Spindle and shared her excitement about their fairtrade fabrics. Their stuff is beautiful and hopefully this year I'll get to a screen printing class if all goes well.

Also chatted to the lovely Nikki from You Sew Girl (fabulous bags) and fell in love with this fabric panel from Yardage Design.

Saw too many other amazing things, fabrics etc to go on about.
Yep, I've had a lovely day and the best thing is that I bought a 2 day ticket so I can sneak back in at some point and do it all again.
(Hmmm that green wool was divine , I wonder if Mum would knit me a(nother) scarf.......)
Check out lots of other fabulous creative spaces at Kirsty's.
(Oh, and that exhausted panting in the background is just my credit card....don't worry about it, I'm sure it will recover)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Check out my bags!

Mmm sounds almost naughty doesn't it ? ....

Just market day today (Mulgrave Farmers Market) and it was freezing! Lucky the coffee ladies were on hand with a piping hot chocolate at a very early hour this morning.
Next door was Lisa from Pink Heart Designs and I couldn't help myself. Who doesn't love a good bag ? So these two have come home to live at our house.

Lisa doesn't have a web life yet for her label but may one day and when she does I'll pop it on here in case you're interested.
Needless to say any money I made today I spent on bags. Ah well ...
Hope you've all had a great weekend.