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Monday, February 28, 2011

OH Wow!! I made the Top 20!! Please VOTE for me!!

OMG!!! I made it to the Top 20 in the Sew Mama Sew, 'Words to Live by' Pillow Contest!!!!  If you loved my pillow and would like to vote for it just go here!!  How exciting is this!!!

Wow wow wow!!! Can you tell I'm excited!!!

Well who would have thought it....?

It seems my rainbow pillow has captured the imagination of quite a few.

I have been amazed to see it popping up all over the place: here; here; here; here; here; here; here; and here. WOW! Oh and here! And here!!!

Feeling pretty humble right now.  Thanks everyone!


I have been making plenty of stuff lately just too busy to post! But I will soon I promise!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Made It Friday Focus: Birdies!

Sorry it's a little late! But here is this week's Friday Focus.  Today I'm focussing on my Birdie design.  This one is on a 'Big Sis' t-shirt in the photo, but there is also the option to have it personalised and have 'Big Sis' at the top and then the child's name under the birdies.  I can obviously make this on a onesie instead with 'Lil Sis' on.  Incidentally if you love the birds and just want a name instead then that can be done also! 

In fact the same goes with any of my designs.  If you like the picture but want different words, maybe you would prefer a fun word instead of a name or vice versa that is possible.  Fancy an image in a different colour that's possible too, just feel free to ask.

Now onto the fab Birdie items I found on Made It.  Wow I was overwhelmed with all the pretty birdie things on Made It and it was really hard to narrow it down to 9!  But here they are!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 8: Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes

Here is my card for week 8 of the Do You Stack Up Challenge blog.

Today the theme is:

I used a frame from one of our sponsors: Black Leaf Studios, to create this card.  The quote is from Unity and the paper and ribbon are Fancy Pants.
I changed the colour of the frame to brown to suit my project and elongated it into a rectangle to suit the shape of the quote.

I coloured each of the statements a different colour with markers before stamping onto the patterned paper, this caused much laughter amongst friends as I huffed and puffed and heavy breathed over the stamped image before stamping to activate/remoisten the ink!


I also decorated the inside a little bit with matching patterned paper.

Our two sponsors today are:


So head on over to DYSU and upload your creation, dead easy today as ANYTHING GOES!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Silver Lining Rainbow Pillow

Seeing as I have now moved to a brand spanking new website, if you would like to read more about how to make one of these Rainbow pillows, please head on over here. Or click the pic!

Blogger's Pillow Party


Happy Mail!

Today I recieved some beautiful bunting in the mail.  Last month I entered quite a few of the Queensland raffles and I was lucky enough to win one! Yay!

Anita from Bake and Sew made this totally cute bunting which is now in my home waiting for it's spot to be decided upon!

Don't you just love getting lovely things in the mail!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Made It Friday Focus - Super Heros!

Todays Made It Friday Focus is the Retro Superhero Design.
 Check out these fun things on Made It!
I know they would love to see you browsing through their stores!

Week 7: Do You Stack Up - Dots

Wow can you believe it is week 7 of the Do You Stack Up challenge blog already! 

Today the challenge is:
Lots of Dots

And our sponsors today are (click the pictures to take a look at their stamps):


I used an image called Hello from A Day for Daisies that you can buy from her Etsy Shop here. So here is my card. I paper pieced her dress so it matched!

Hop on over to DYSU and upload your Spotty Dotty loveliness!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rainbow Dress Transformed

So you may remember the Rainbow Dress from before Christmas.  Well yesterday it was transformed into a Rainbow skirt with matching ruffle t-shirt.



I think it looks altogether more grown up now don't you think?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Selling Cards

I have decided to sell some of the cards I make for challenges.  Many of you who know me, know that I don't normally sell my cards.  I used to but found that I was spending way too much time on them to make it worth it and so now I only really make them for friends and family.  However I am developing a bit of a stack and so decided to sell some!  You will find them here on the blog if you are interested.  There is a button at the top of the page which says 'Cards for Sale'.

There are drop down boxes for the prices.  For each item there will be two prices one for Australia and one for Worldwide.  These prices include postage and packaging.  If you live in Karratha, then the postage element will be refunded to you when I deliver it to you!

So far these are the items that made it for sale:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Made It Friday Focus: Owls

Today's Friday Focus is on the new Owl Design I recently added to the shop.
When I was doing my search on Made It for lovely Owl items it became clear to me very quickly that I might have been a bit late in jumping on the 'Owl' bandwagon! Oh there was so much pretty owl cuteness out there - 25 pages on Made It to be precise!  It made it really hard to narrow it down! So you know that these are my absolute favourites!!

I know these little shops would love you to stop by and take a look at their wares!  Go on, make their day!

Week 6: Do You Stack Up - Ribbon

Hi there, today's card is for this weeks challenge at the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog

The challenge this week is:

The sponsors today are: Kristen Powers Ink and Bugaboo.


I chose to use an image from Bugaboo which just makes me laugh!  It's called One Person to Annoy and you can get it here.

I thought I'd find a spotty paper to match her dress.  Our challenge was to use ribbon.  I decided to make a ribbon flower.  First I sewed a running stitch down the middle of the burgandy ribbon and pulled it to make the little flower.  Then I ran a running stitch down one edge of the grey ribbon and pulled at that to make the main layered flower.  I added the burgandy to the top and secured them to the card with a vintage looking brad from Stampin Up.  I love the pretty delicate nature of the flower teamed with no-nonsense Stella.

This is the inside of the card!

And another close up of the flower.
I can't wait to see what fun ways you come up with to use ribbon in your projects.  Link them up at DYSU!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

VW Camper vans

I made these for a friend.  I have to say that whilst I love them, I certainly won't be adding these to the shop! Oh boy they were fiddly! Lots of little pieces to sew! 

We decided to go for initials instead of names as one of the boys is 8 and we thought he might not be keen on a name on his shirt.

Have a lovely day. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby Taggie Blankie

I keep seeing these lovely taggie blankies around but hadn't made one til yesterday.  Mainly because there is another girl locally who makes wonderful ones to sell at the local markets, and it's always nice to provide something that's not already there right?

Anyway I have friends popping babies out left right and centre at the mo! So baby gifts are being cooked up in my house at the mo.   This one is for one of my oldest friends (not oldest in age you understand!), a girl I went to school with.  Her and her partner are both musicians so when the idea began to take form and I was stood in the fabric shop choosing fabric I was VERY happy to spot these two musical black and white fabrics.  I wanted to go with the black, red and white theme as I remember reading when my daughter was little that it helps with brain/eye development.  She had a little cloth book in these colours and she loved looking at it intently!

As you can see I patchworked the front block.  Seems Lorraine has finally gotten me interested in patchwork.  Still think small projects are the way forward for me though!

I just love the minky fabric on the back it really is so soft!

I can see me making one or two more of these as gifts for friends.

I'm linking this up to:

Katie's Nesting Spot