30 April 2010

doily days

oooOOO.....tis a nice surprise to pop on the MadeIt blog.
i'm loving these little doily creations they just seem to sew themselves. i made a couple of tiny coin purses this week using recycled denim jeans, doily pieces and some indian silk wedding sari Y

26 April 2010

vintage cotton reels

today i was playing around with some of my nanas cotton reels. i am thinking of doing a bit of a mini moo buscard montage-y thing with them, i can't decide which is my favorite yet.

23 April 2010

its a doily brooch loving kinda day

I must thank Bec from MadeIt who posted my brooches in this weeks MadeIt Shopping Guide
The last 2 days, my inbox has been flooded with sales and custom orders for these fab lil brooches & now hair clips. It's such a lovely feeling when people love what you make. So today and the next few sees me sitting excitedly at my janome stitching up a storm to get these orders out. I am also desperatley hoping that my mini moo cards are in my post box so that i can label these little beauties with their own tags.
a little note on the Holly Hobbie Puzzle - yep all the pieces were there!

21 April 2010

a Holly Hobbie delight

today i went to an op-shop i havnt been to before! and what a great old fashioned oppy it is! run by the local church this little beauty has an amazing assortment of clothing, kitchenware, kids stuff, pretty much everything in the good old fashioned price of cents. what a find this Holly Hobbie puzzle was! i think the affection we (girls my age) have for her goes back to our own childhoods. i remember having a doona cover. i took it home to nina and explained to her that this is MY puzzle but you can play with it if you are very careful. she is still sitting quietly putting it all to gether for me. oh...and it cost 60 Cents! the box is a little moth eaten, but there are no rips or tears, the pieces are clean and un-bent. i love the saying at the top -
i will let you know if all the pieces are there, i hope so - thought it would look great framed and hung in ninas room.
the op-shop is on Mcleod rd in carrum if you are interested, just next door to aldi 10am - 3.30pm

19 April 2010

Vintage Garden Party Garland

i have just had a bit of a tidy up in my studio and i found this! My nana's vintage sheeting i made into garden party garlands!!! any how..i have listed it on madeit - go have a looksy :) while i keep cleaning, i may even find another one.

18 April 2010

winter dress - a thrifty find

a fabulous find indeed! i stumbled across this fabulous tunic style dress at one of my local thrift stores the other day. i looked at it hanging on the rack and thought...geez that looks rather large & interesting, my curiosity did get the better of me and i had a looksy at the label, size 10 (wow big 10) made in Australia (YAY- how often do you ever come across a garment made in oz) made from italian linen (WOWEEE) and made by Veronika Maine. it is like new so i am wondering how old it is. I loved the fabric straight away, very wintery but the cut got me thinking......so i tried it on. and it fits like a glove!!!!! with the most interesting pin-tucks & folds in the front panels, back & sleeves. i think it just needs a good 6inches of hem removed and i will have a divine winter staple dress i can wear with boots & stockings, belted & perhaps a skivvy underneath.

Y pop on over to sophie's for lots more thrifted lovliness Y

16 April 2010

moose & bird delight

i have been admiring Melindas handi work for a while now, and i desperatley needed a pin cushion - as i missed the pin cushion swap with foxes lane (my own laziness)
so i purchased this adorable one from moose & bird on Madeit. the fabrics are just divine and the packaing was just as special - i didnt want to open it in the attempt to not ruin the fabulous old paper pattern & sweet lil handmade paper flower. Thanks Melinda it is so lovely, i am very happy with my purchase and i willl be back again one day soon for one of those amazing pear cushions!

14 April 2010

paper love

the other week i purchased some gift cards on MadeIt in my efforts to support as many fellow madeit sellers as i can - sharing the love of hand-made is such a good thing. i came across some lil gift cards by One Craftee Mumma, and purchased 2 sets which arrived safely & are just divine. Tamara, the ever so precise paper crafter, then popped me in her give-away -

and I WON!!!

i have never won a give away EVER, give me credit i do enter a few and this one just because i had purchased, so maybe it was my karma. in my parcel of give-away love, Tamara sent me a set of the most adorable mushroom gift cards, 2 packets of paper punched birds & a cute mix of buttons!!!! so excitied. She has an etsy store, madeit store & blog.

go and say hi, she is such a kind hearted soul. Thanks Tamara, you made my week x

11 April 2010

cobber love

i have woken up this morning feeling rather blah.....i still cant shake this cold.
but this has made me smile! :) one happy lil baby loving his new cobber doll. thanks anika for sending the pic, Rhys is just farrrr too cute. xxx

10 April 2010

mad stitches

tomorrow we are heading off to the childrens market in mordialloc to visit Jessi from mad stitches. she makes great kids stuff and has some new jewellery designs i cant wait to see. and the lil singlet dresses look like they might just be my ninas size. if you're around, pop on down to the market. she has a lovely blog aslo.

08 April 2010

paying it forward

the lovely Amy from no'15 was the 1st of my pay it forwards. she has a great blog about fashion. photography, decor & art. go have a looksy.
so that's 1 down & 2 more to go......and yep they should be on their way soon, so if you joined in with my pay it forward, keep an eye on your letter box. Y

05 April 2010

doily love brooches

last night i decided i needed a brooch to wear for today, and i didnt have one that took my fancy, so i whipped one up! and another one and another one and then there were 10!
you can find them in my madeit store here for $12.50 each

03 April 2010

just because

(laughing as stella licks her toes)
today i made nina a new dress for a birthday party on monday. i think it's going to need a wash before then, she just had to wear it & play outside. i also made another cushion, the letter k. this one we will give to kai for his 1st birthday on monday. NONA - remember this fabric? i think you wanted me to make a quilt?!?
oh and a little bit of picniking around with a cammomile t, some strepsils & a box of tissues.

my creative space

a late creative space.........i have been in bed for the last 2 days with the flu (ok, a really bad cold) hence the late post. so on thursday my creative space was at work (mystic turtle) where i spent the day playing around with gaspiete beads, and made a beautiful necklace. i love this crystal, it is an australian stone used by the aboriginals to connect back with their ancestors & the land. the colour is just amazing dont you think? i ummed and ahhed for a while about owning it, but i thought maybe it would be better in the jewellery case to be admired (hopefully) for a while.
i hope everyone is having a restful easter break, its a good time to catch up on all the creatives over here @ kootoyoo
okay, so now looking at my pic, obviously my cold had already set in. can you see what ive done? silly me ! oh well will fix it on tuesday.
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