Thursday, December 20, 2007

merry christmas

I will be having a Christmas blog break and I will be posting again in the New Year. I wish everybody a Wonderful & Safe Christmas and a hangover free New Year!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

online goodness

Here are a couple of online stores worth a visit!
One Good Bumblebee
Fred Flare
Made It

If you know of any great online stores, I would love to know.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Little Miss Buttons has made a cameo appearance in Frankie magazine this month!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

drum roll please

This morning I placed 32 numbers into my sewing basket to draw the winner of the Sew Your Own giveaway. And the winner is Maud!!!!! Congratulations Maud I will send you a quick email to grab some details.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment for the giveaway, I discovered so many new blogs by reading your comments!! I shall leave you with my Flashback Friday photo Christmas Day, my brother and I looking like mischief as per usual. Not like now, I am an extremely serious person ; )

Thursday, December 13, 2007

friends of the earth

I will have a 'Sew Your Own' stall next to Pip at the Friends of the Earth Perry St Festival this Sunday! I will also have some Lark goodies available!! I just checked TheBom Weather Widget and Sunday is looking like a great day for a festival!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

secret santa

I was invited to take part in a secret santa swap organised by Miss Elf aka Donna from Chookyblue for Christmas this year. I received my secret parcel this week all the way from Norway. Thank you May K for your generous gifts!! Lots of chocolates and sweets and a handmade very cute bag!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I was lucky enough to meet the designer and maker of some very amazing jewellery last week. Her name is Victoria Mason.

today i bought a goat

Not long ago I reminded Frank about my Handmade Christmas pledge and I asked him would he prefer a patchwork vest or a patchwork ipod cover? He never really answered that question... I somehow sensed as a woman does that he was perhaps not so keen on either. So this morning I bought him a goat for Christmas. I know it takes a little creative thinking to see a correlation between something handmade and the goat but buying the goat goes towards projects that are improving the lives of those in some of the world's poorest communities. Ironically, Michi Girl posted about Oxfam Unwrapped today too. If I had researched further I would have discovered you can give the gift of sewing training!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

softies for mirabel

I popped into Meet me at Mikes on Friday and all the beautiful softies made for the Mirabel Foundation were on there way to Santa's bag. I can imagine so many big smiles on Christmas day!!


I've finally bought from 'the black apple' and her prints are absolutely beautiful!!

Friday, December 07, 2007


I would love to giveaway a Sew Your Own kit! If you would like to be in the draw to win this Miss Buttons kit please leave a comment simply with 'i would like to be in the draw'. I will draw the winner next Friday.

secondhand xmas

Now is the best time to pop into your local op shop to find some old school xmas decorations. I found these pieces yesterday.

flashback friday

My flashback contributions until Christmas will be Christmas day photos. Happy Flashback!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


A couple of months ago I arranged a swap with Dees in the Netherlands. We both liked the same things so we thought it would be fun. My parcel arrived recently and yesterday was opening time. It was the best parcel I could of ever imagined. So many cute things and the most special and my favourite of all was the little sleeping deer made by Dees herself!! She is so clever and talented! Thank you Dees for a beautiful swap parcel!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Have you ever seen the work of Fawn Gehweiler! I was lucky enough to find myself a Fawn Gehweiler letterset today, how good is the envelope above. You can visit her blog here.

On a different note Frank told me today that a friend who is expecting a baby boy early next month was told today that they are actually having a baby girl!! Apparently a misreading of the scans. And yes they have bought everything in blue.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007



If you are ever looking to find yourself a Blythe girl, you can find her here. Along with some other cute Japanese toys.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


When I chew gum I choose Extra Professional as opposed to Extra Blue Collar.


I found 20 of these cards at a nearby op shop. I figured I can give one to Frank every year until he is 50. Bargain!