Friday, 30 September 2011

Stitching has resumed

I'm so pleased to say my mojo has returned.
Last night I was inspired by a recent pattern purchase from Patchworks Plus (great service by the way!) and got stuck into the applique. I'm loving this little tote bag which is a pattern by Natalie Bird. I also won the Mollie Makes Magazine from Sew Happy House, this is a good read and very inspirational too, thank-you Kathy!
So tonight I'll complete the embroidery and over the weekend I'll assemble the bag.
I hope you have something lovely to stitch this weekend.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

FRIENDS Swap 2011

This week I posted my FRIENDS swap parcel to Kymberly, The Cotton Patch
Here it is all wrapped up and labelled
and here's a little sneaky peak just for Kymberly of the main pressie "N"
My mojo kicked in just in time to work on this project!

Hopefully Australia Post and US Post makes this a swift delivery!
This is the first time I've participated in this swap run by Khris and what fun it was coming up with ideas.
Thanks for letting me join Khris.

Happy Stitching Everybody!

Monday, 26 September 2011

We Have a Winner!

Well after checking everyone's entries and making sure you were followers and also giving an extra entry to those that blogged about the giveaway there is finally a winner. I gave each valid comment a number and a number for the extra entries and using Random Number Generator the number 10 came up and on my spreadsheet the lucky person with No. 10 is:

Lisa from My Little Creative Wonderland.

Congratulations Lisa, please email me your snail mail address and I'll pop the package into the mail.

Thank-you everyone for entering and stay tuned I'm coming upto another blogging milestone soon so another giveaway is on the cards!

Still time to enter TGIF GIVEAWAY!

There's still time to enter my TGIF Giveaway.
Remember to go in the draw you must be a follower and must leave a comment!
Entry closes at 7pm EST.
Good Luck!

Friday, 23 September 2011


I'm celebrating Friday with a Giveaway!
I love Fridays because tomorrow is always the weekend.
So what am I  giving away?
IF you love Aussie designers Lynette Anderson, Marg Low and Theodora Cleave then this is just the prize for you!!

3 fat eights of Lynette's fabrics, a Marg Low pattern and kit that includes a Theodora Cleave button.
To enter you must leave a comment and follow my blog.
I'll even give you an extra entry if you blog about my giveaway.
Good Luck everyone, I'll pick the winner on Monday and in the mean time have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Thrifty Belated Thursday

My latest op-shopping adventure found me a Royal 200 typewriter for the bargain price of $20!

I've been on the look out for one for a long time, perfect for journalling and scrapbooking on those little pieces of paper that just won't go through a printer easily!
Thank-you to the lovely ladies at the Hobart Cat Centre Op Shop in Glenorchy for reducing this little gem from $30 to $20, I'll be back to buy more goodies to make up the difference! 

Oooh and one more mention, Hobart's Frock Up event is on this weekend, it'll be a must see, lots of antique and vintage clothing on sale!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Wish I could show you some stitching....

...but I can't. Stitching hasn't been attractive to my mojo lately so I have been dabbling a little in other creative areas.
I purchased a download by Cloth Paper Scissors and tried my hand at a little bit of watercolouring.
...a pear

....a camelia (don't laugh, it is okay!!)

I also went to an embroidery exhibition recently, hoping to find my stitching mojo but all I got was some vintage lace and a sweet strawberry!

and you can tell when my stitching mojo has well and truly hit rock bottom because I actually do a liitle baking

yummy chocolate chip cookies and they tasted the best when they were still warm! They didn't last very long.

I made it to my stitching room last night and auditioned a few fabrics for a swap, tonight I might do some cutting out so this weekend I can put it altogether.
Hope everyone's stitching mojo is on it's way back and if you see mine please send it home!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Australia Celebrates Sam!

Our latest sporting hero, Sam Stosur wins the US Open!!
I was a little girl when our last female Aussie, Margaret Court won the US Open.

(Photo credit: I'll have to find the link)

I was late for work today as I just had to watch it until the end, there goes my lunch break!
Congratulations Sam!!

Friday, 9 September 2011

I loooovee buttons!

Couldn't resist, have signed up for this....
Want to join in too? Click on the badge to take you to the details

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Mojo is near

I'm still waiting for my mojo to surface, I know it's not far off. 
 I've tidied up my craft room which is usually all I need to get the stitching juices flowing again.
I've signed up for a couple of swaps so I'll dedicate some stitching time this weekend.
So watch this space, next time I'll show a picture!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Mojo Come Home!!!

Where have you gone???? Please come back, I miss you!
I've not done an ounce of stitching or scrapping this week.
I've even become desperate and have started reading Wuthering Heights!!