Monday, July 26, 2010

Ugly Fabric Craft-a-thon

I'm participating in Handmade Cooperative's Ugly Fabric Craft-a-thon. This challenge involves taking a supplied piece of 40 x 80 cm ugly fabric - a vintage floral of reds, blue and white - and turning it into something appealing that's suitable for use with kids. Here's a pic of the fabric - it's actually uglier in person!! Here's a sneak peak of the 3 creations I made to answer this challenge: Read Handmade Cooperative's post tomorrow to see all the creations made by all the participants. I can't wait to see how the other's have interpreted this fabric!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Travels

I post my creations to all corners of our wonderful world. Snail mail is quite a rarity these days. Most of the letters we receive in our letterboxes seem to be bills or advertising. So, I like to have some fun and prettify my envelopes as a happy surprise for my customers! From little thank you comments or a happy doodle. Sometimes I even include a surprise gift inside! Look at these vibrant postage stamps I just bought! They're Australia Post 'Come to the Show' stamps (released March 2010). I'll be using these on my next parcels, wherever in the world they may be heading to. Don't they just make you smile?!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Loving my new threads

Diving into my new threads, here's just a few of the many possibilities in new colour combinations. Aren't they pretty!

I can't wait to further these with embellishments... crystals, beads and ribbons!! My kind of indulgence.

Stop by my online shops at Made It and Etsy to check out my final creations. x

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I customized my facebook fan page profile pic to reflect today!

And how cute is this group of items Etsy has put together for their home page today, I especially love the adooorable baby wearing the 'Luck of the Irish' hat and bow set by sweetpeatoadtots

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Eat Pray Love" here I go...

Well, ever since this book came out in 2006, I've been hearing about it everywhere I go. Many of my friends have read it and recommend it and some have it at the top of their To Read lists as I did.

A visit to Borders with a dear friend recently, she bought the book and was determined to read it and suggest I should too before the movie comes out (August 2010!). I'm a super movie buff you see, but I always must read the book before I see the movie as I just thoroughly enjoy picturing the characters and scenes for myself before Hollywood gets their chance to imprint my mind with their version. I enjoyed Amy Tan's 'The Joy Luck Club' this way, as well as in 2008 Audrey Niffenegger's brilliant briiiiiiiiiliant 'The Time Traveler's Wife' before that movie came out last year.

You see, in my opinion and due to obvious time restrictions, however great a movie can interpret the book, a movie can only capture so much of the original story (perhaps one day, a brilliant book that I love can be made in it's full length via a movie epic, parts 1, 2 and 3 and... you get the picture). So, while I love love movies (thank you film makers everywhere!) I also like to have my cake and eat it too by way of absorbing into a great story told via the good old in your hand smell of paper books (thank you brilliant authors everywhere!).

Ok, back to the book on hand... here I go... chapter 1... "I wish Giovanni would kiss me." I love it already!