Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Shopping List

I've spent a fair chunk of time this week trying to find good quality plain linen fabric, I don't quite feel satisfied yet with what I've found online so I'm dedicating this Saturday Shopping List to some gorgeous little items made with linen.

1. Flying over the sea cushion cover from KraKraCraft
2. Linen Flap Bag from Karin Birch :: Sewn
3. Linen Chicks Ring from humble Bea
4. Blue Bird Free to Fly Clutch from Brezomayo Designs

Shopping List Saturday provides an opportunity to promote the wares of fellow etsy sellers. Head on over to Fancy Picnic to sign up.

P.S. What's your favourite online fabric store?

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Finds

Here are some new and nice finds for your weekend:

My Handmade Heart for making me laugh yesterday with her fabric bomb

Fabric Fantastic for cute clutches and beautiful bags

One Pretty Thing who was it that led me to this site? Was it you? I can't remember how I came across it but I love it so thank you!

Hope your Friday was fabulous, I'm off now to frolick with the Flying Arts girls for their new exhibition opening xx

Custom-made Cuddly Cat

Do you want to win a custom-made Cuddly Cat? Your choice of boy or girl and colour. Pop over to Ozebaby for their Victorian Bushfire Appeal auction, there's some lovely items and the bidding starts at only $20! Plus it's for a good cause.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bloom Frilly Dilly Bag

Did you know I won one of these Frilly Dilly bags from Ros? I chose the Winter one on the left which means the Spring one will be auctioned off in support of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Pop over here for more info.

My creative space...

A pile of bushfire bunnies waiting to be turned and clipped, a bit of embroidery for a larger version of this, and some mail to be sorted including a cute little art canvas fridge magnet and a TtV photo from Tracy.

For more creative spaces check out Kootoyoo.

Dream Girl Port-a-Plush

Dream Girl Port-a-Plush, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

Dream Girl is the perfect port-a-plush. A cute little softie you can carry around to keep little ones occupied.

Also suitable for adults :)

She's available in the shop now, more sizes and styles coming soon!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Brisbane Brown Owls

The first Brisbane Brown Owls meet was today, pop over here to read all about the crafting, the food and the chit chat.

Thanks to fellow prefects Abbey, Em and Bel (the creator of these yummy cupcakes!) for helping to organise a great morning.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Loving Black-eyed Suzie

video via CRAFT (if it's not working here)

Saturday Shopping List

Thinking about Nan and Pop who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend in Iluka, memories of sticking our fingers in their big gold fish pond and popping down to watch the trawlers head out to sea.

1. Knitted Fisherman Doll from knitwish
2. Glub Glub Goldfish pincushion... made to order from ReFabulous
3. PDF - Amigurumi Goldfish pattern from Amy Gaines
4. You Make My Heart Swim card from Buzz Buzz Bee

Shopping List Saturday provides an opportunity to promote the wares of fellow etsy sellers. Are you taking part? Head on over to Fancy Picnic to sign up.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New finds

New finds and finds I've been following for a while and wanted to share.

Debbie Hill
heart handmade

Enjoy and happy Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My creative space...

I have a new creative space this week!! I woke the other morning to find the big love had shifted the computer to the dining room and set up our little study as a sewing room!

Lots of cutting fabric for bushfire bunnies, a bit of embroidery and a lovely pack of fabric arrived from the Amitie VIP club. You'll have to excuse the poor photos, the natural light isn't the best in this little nook but I do love having my own space (and not having to pack everything away!)

For more creative spaces or to join in pop over to kootoyoo.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Consider yourself tagged

Did you know that in San Marco's Piazza in Venice those benches around the edges aren't just for tourists to sit on, they're for walking on during the flooding? I didn't know that till my second visit last year when I saw it for myself.

Little Chrissy and Em tagged me last week to select the 6th photo in the 6th folder on my computer and blog it, fun huh? It's nice to take a break and pop down memory lane so I tag you all to play along too. If you do, leave me a comment so I can pop over to your place and check it out.

And, thank you Myra for the Kreativ Blogger award earlier in the month, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post. I'm awarding it to the first 7 people who comment on this post.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Art Fights Fire Fundraiser

"You let the light in" by Beci Orpin

I just bought a ticket for this fundraiser, have you got yours yet? They're only $10 each!! Pop over to Kaotic Kraft Kuties to check it out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Curlin Reed Sullivan

Curlin designs gorgeous whimsical embroideries. Her cute Flowerguy and Flowergirl embroidery kits are now back in stock! The image above shows a completed Flowerguy, nice top hat right?

Curlin's designs are hand silk screened onto an 18 x 18 linen cotton blend and they're very popular so get in quick! While you're there check out her other flowery products, her designs would make lovely gifts for anyone who loves a bit of Spring time frivolity.

Flickr friend... yoborobo

1. The Peepers pose with their egg, 2. Margaret, 3. Biddle, 4. Reginald

Yoborobo critters are so damn cute and there are loads of them available now in the yoborobo shop where they all have their own name and personality.

Yoborobo flickr photostream
Yoborobo shop
Yoborobo website

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday Shopping List (on a Sunday)

These lovely etsy shop owners are donating proceeds from the sale of these items to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

1. Let Us Away 8.5x11 Print from flossy flotsam
2. Denim and Suede Dress from chunky chooky
3. Raspberry Flowing Dots Infant Skirt from Sparkly Green Knickers
4. Resin Horse Brooch (choose your colour) from Hokey

Please also check out the Oz Bushfire Appeal etsy shop which is loaded with lovely products. So far they have raised over $7500 AUD which is fantastic! You can also find more items to help the bushfire appeal by doing a search on etsy using the word 'bushfire'.

And for more shopping lists head over to Fancy Picnic.

Related links:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bushfire Bunnies

I have started a community fundraising page for the Red Cross to encourage more donations no matter how big or small.

For every $20 raised for the Red Cross on my community fundraising page, I will make a bushfire bunny to be donated to the children who lost their toys in the Victorian Bushfires.

Donations are tax deductible and go directly to the Red Cross. My resources and time to make the bushfire bunnies is 100% voluntary.

Please help out by donating and/or spreading the word :)

Bushfire Bunnies Community Fundraising Link

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cuddly Cat helps bushfire appeal

This cuddly girl brought in a $58 AUD donation for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

All proceeds from the edward and lilly shop are currently being donated to the Red Cross for those who have been affected by the bushfires.

edward and lilly total donation to date: $73.00 AUD

Every bit counts

$15 AUD has been donated to the Red Cross thanks to the lovely lady who bought this tree decoration.

All proceeds from the edward and lilly shop are currently being donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Please also check out Handmade Help for more ways to give.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handmade Help: edward and lilly

Until further notice all proceeds from the edward and lilly shop will be donated to the Red Cross for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Handmade Auction for Victoria

Cindy of Bug And Pop is organising a handmade auction with all proceeds going to the Red Cross to help out those whose lives have been devastated by the bushfires in Victoria. If you can help out by donating a handmade item/s head over to this blog post and leave a comment or email Cindy at bdesign_cc at yahoo dot com dot au.

Handmade Help

Words cannot express the sadness of the situation in Victoria. Please head over to Mike's to find out how you can help those who have suffered as a result of the devastating bushfires.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Saturday Shopping List

1. Bird on a Wire Felt Cuff from artdecadence
2. Bird on a wire - A Red Ruby Rose original silk-lined clutch bag from Red Ruby Rose
3. Scrabble Tile Pendant - Cute Owl (midnight) from Home Studio
4. Little Blue Bird Note Cards from Pea Soup

Shopping List Saturday provides an opportunity to promote the wares of fellow etsy sellers. Are you taking part? Head on over to Fancy Picnic to sign up.

New Finds

Three more new (to me) finds:

Little Jane St. for fabulous stationery and lovely images. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you're there!

resurrection fern for beautifully arranged objects, still life incorporating nature and knitting.

Desire to Inspire for daily inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Make-A-Long with Mike's

There's a potentially huge crafty project going on at Mike's this year. Each month has a different theme and you can join in any time you like. February is for felt. "Great!" I said when I found out "I love working with felt". So, here's my felty Valentine Girl Brooch. She was supposed to be inspired by a German folk costume but I couldn't quite pull that off. Big Love says she just looks like a mini-me. Either way, I think she's waiting under that Tower for a Valentine's kiss.

Check out the Make-A-Long with Mike's post and all the February felty fabulousness in the flickr pool. While you're there be sure to leave loads of comments on all those felty creations ;)

My creative space...

My desk was cleaned up last night after finishing off my felt project for Make-A-Long with Mike's (more about that later). It's now full of unpacked mail so here go the thank yous...

Thank you Kirsty for the sweet baby blanket, it's so perfect and I'm sure will be greatly appreciated in its new home;

Thank you girl.ferment for the upholstery fabric samples, there are so many lovely pieces in that huge pile it left me feeling a little overwhelmed. And your handmade paper looks great!

Thank you Lisa for the lovely itti pouch not to mention the cute fabric with it. If you would like your own itti pouch you can get one here.

Next up in my creative space... paperwork :(

To play along and check out other spaces pop over to Kootoyoo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wee Elephant

So, here's the verdict on the Hilary Lang design from Joelle Hoverson's book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. Like other Wee Wonderfuls patterns this is super easy and it doesn't take long although pinning and sewing the curves is a little fiddly. I didn't come across any pattern problems. Having said that I do respond better to images than explanations so I felt the pattern could do with some diagrams. The best and certainly most unique thing about this book is that it's categorised into sections based on how long a project is expected to take. I love that! Very useful for whipping up 'last-minute' gifts.

I should mention the cupcake was made by Elizabeth, you might remember it from this post. Actually, I ate one just like it on the weekend ;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Little Jellygnite Giveaway

Hop, skip and jump over to Ali's blog to enter her super blog giveaway. She's giving away one of her little softies from the new Little Jellygnite shop. I've already picked my fave ;)

And another thing, have you checked out the new MixTape site?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Flickr Friend: Jennifer Ladd

1. Wooden handle purse with Japanese fans, 2. Matryoshka nesting dolls wristlet, 3. Dachshunds in sweaters baby booties, 4. Painters palette clasp clutch purse

The two things I love about Jennifer Ladd's designs are the combination of fabric and that the fabric inside her purses and bags is just as cute as the outside.

Jennifer Ladd photostream
Jennifer Ladd shop (the real eye candy is here!)

BrisStyle Giveaway

Want to win this lavender scented bird? The giveaway is over on the BrisStyle blog. You have until the 25th of February to enter plus if you mention the giveaway on your own blog you get two entries! International readers are welcome to enter.

Hot tip: While you're over there you might also want to subscribe to the blog, there will be regular giveaways from BrisStyle members all year!