Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blog Giveaway

As promised it's giveaway time!

Leave a comment on this post to be in the running to win this little bunny made from linen and Japanese fabric (fabric courtesy Kimono Reincarnate).

Mention the giveaway on your own blog for two entries (come back and leave a second comment if you blog about it).

Giveaway closes on Sunday night 9pm Brisbane (Australia) time.

International readers are more than welcome :)

Good luck!!

ReREAD Brooch Giveaway

Great little giveaway happening over here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cuddly Cat Custom Order

The Cuddly Cat, basinet and quilt custom order is done and delivered.

Time for a tidy up, back to the bunnies and a giveaway this week I promise.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Creative Space...

My Creative Space..., originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

The bunnies are on hold again while I complete a custom order for a Cuddly Cat in a basinet with a doll quilt by Sunday....eek!

For more creative space pop over to Kirsty's.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can you believe they're glass!

Not only are they glass but they're little beads! Oh so cute. There's also cute little chicks and bunnies just in time for Easter but these are my favourite. Check out Amy's photostream here or pop straight to her site Rigadoon Glass.

Monday, March 23, 2009

gretchenmist giveaway

blog giveaway, originally uploaded by gretchenmist.

I'm reluctant to post this one because I really want to win it but what the heck! Pop on over to gretchenmist for her one year anniversary giveaway.

Sophie Isobel Designs Giveaway

Sophie is celebrating 1 year of blogging by having a giveaway! You can win either an original mixed media collage or a set of three custom designed brooches. Pop over here to enter.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday with Brisbane Brown Owls

Another happy Sunday with like-minded crafty peeps. Read more about the Brisbane Brown Owls Meet here.

Twinkle Star Art

Did you know it was BrisStyle's 1 year anniversary last weekend? You can read more about the celebrations and find information about all the lovely members here.

Lucky for me I was the recipient of a beautiful Twinkle Star Art mermaid print and some cute fairy ACEOs in the BrisStyle gift swap. I must say not only is Amanda a talented artist but she's also very clever. Her prints are customised to suit the little boy or girl receiving them. You can choose from mermaids, rocket boys, sailor kids, princesses, the list goes on. Some prints like Surfer Girl have portrait options where you can choose hair colour, hair style, skin tone, eye colour and have a name printed on. Plus many are designed to coordinate with popular bed linen. Genius!! This is such a special gift idea for the child who has everything.

Twinkle Star Art etsy shop
Twinkle Star Art website
Twinkle Star Art blog

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Shopping List

A bit of garden inspiration this week.

1. Just Thinking - Giclee Print on Wood from an Original Painting by Sascalia
2. Picklesticks Plush from Picklesticks
3. Artemis woodland nymph leaf neckpiece from Textile Style (cricketapollo)
4. courtyard garden, PRINT from gretchenmist

Saturday Shopping List is a meme created by Charlotte, it's heaps of fun and a nice way to promote fellow etsians. Pop over to Fancy Picnic to see more lists or to play along.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Button Charm Bracelet

A little something I whipped up last week but forgot to share. When my nieces come to visit they always insist on leaving with a button from the re-purposed plastic peanut butter jar. They know exactly where to go to pick one out. I'm amazed by their obssession with these little bits of plastic, they act as though they're receiving a gold coin. I'm sure my sister's car is strewn with abandoned buttons by the time they make their long trip home. I came up with the button charm bracelet last week. Now when they visit rather than walking out with a simple button, they can walk out with a new charm sewn onto their bracelet ;)

If you've read this far I know you're killing yourself wondering where those bird buttons come from. Pop over to reREAD to find them.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vote now for an important solar power proposal!

Do you know Molly from Apple Cyder? Well you should, her blog is lovely and her sister needs votes for a worthwhile solar power funding proposal. Here's a little snippet from the proposal:

"A humble off grid home and family of three needs a small solar electric off grid system to provide a safe and clean environment for child development, jumpstart our careers, sustain our family in future years, spark a progressive community based movement in our rapidly developing low income community, and clear the air of our generator noise/air pollution."

Voting takes two seconds, just scroll down to about half way down the page and click on Vote. If you have more than 2 seconds spare, spread the word!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My creative space...

A little more chaotic this week with bushfire bunnies, boy versions of Dream Girl Port-A-Plush, Easter Chicks in progress and trial versions of new products. I'm loving it, I think I work better amidst a bit of chaos.

A big thank you this week to Sophie for awarding me with the Kreativ Blogger award and the lovely Little Chrissy for letting me know I'm fabulous, hehe. I'm running late for work so rather than bestowing these awards on other crafty peeps I would love you to check out the etsy shops of these two lovely ladies who both happen to make beautiful brooches:

What's going on in your creative space? Pop over to Kootoyoo to show it off or, if like me, you just like getting a glimpse of other people's lives ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A bit about bunnies

A bigger bunny update is coming soon including a bit about 25 bushfire bunnies travelling to Victoria and a bunny giveaway just in time for Easter, so stay tuned!

In the meantime this sleepy bunny is waiting for a cuddle in the shop.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Ariel Costume - done

Yep, Aunty Rebecca got her fair share of hugs today :)

Saturday Shopping List

Time for some rhythm and blues...

1. Roland SH-101 blue from pul(sew)idth This just blows me away, not only is the detail amazing but it's teeny tiny at a wee 9cm long!!! Another Brisbane based talent.
2. Pining Away 7 - I Long - 5x5 print from Studio Lyon
3. Snappy iPawd from temporal millionaire At first I thought this was simply a cute little felt iPod but it's actually an accessory for Travel Kitty, check out the image below - fun!!
4. Blue Damask Guitar Strap from Metals and Thread

Saturday Shopping List is a meme created by Charlotte, it's heaps of fun and a nice way to promote fellow etsians. Pop over to Fancy Picnic to see more lists or to play along.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Miss Kitty Giveaway

Did you know BrisStylette Miss Kitty Boo Boo has regular giveaways on her blog? This month you can win these cute little hair clips, so pop over there to enter.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My creative space...

A Christmas day conversation:

Aunty Rebecca: What would you like me to make you for your 4th birthday this year?

Little A: Umm... an Ariel costume.

Aunty Rebecca: uuuuhhhh.... okaaaayyy.....

This is just a very small section of a desk covered in mermaid sketches, sparkly pink, sea green shimmer, tulle, cotton, sequins and pathetic attempts at making quilted sea shells... this morning things are finally looking up ;)

For more creative spaces or to show off yours pop over to Kootoyoo.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BadSkirt Giveaway

Amy from BadSkirt has a new website and shop and is having a store voucher giveaway. Definitely worth popping over to enter this one!

If you missed it last week there's also a really good BadSkirt tutorial for making a mobile like this over at Sew Mama Sew.

Custom Made Easter Chicks

Another item ticked off my sewing list for the week. These two little Easter Chicks were custom made to tie onto little wrists, kind of like a corsage but for Easter ;)

There's another Easter Chick in the shop or you can leave me a comment for a custom order.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chocolate and Steel Giveaway

This lovely little ring could be yours, pop over here for the Chocolate and Steel giveaway.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Eye Spy ... Something that makes me laugh

Joel McHale from The Soup always makes me laugh, this Twilight Mania clip is extra funny.

I have to say, I think David Bowie makes a telephone joke from yesterday's post is equally funny.

For more giggles or to play along pop over to Cindy's. And a big thank you to Anja for this week's theme.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Shopping List

I love old fashioned telephones. My Dad worked for Telstra (formerly Telecom) for I think over 30 years so there were always a few old telephones around the house to play with when we were kids.

Ok ok... to be honest this post is really just a ploy to get you to go check out David Bowie makes a telephone joke so you can kick start your weekend with a giggle ;)

As for the to die for etsy items above, they are from these talented peeps:
1. Wooden Dial Telephone Christmas Decoration from Sniffleco Sure it's a Christmas decoration but I reckon you could hang it anywhere anytime for a bit of retro chic.
2. Telephone Girl Print from none other than The Black Apple
3. Red Vintage Telephone Classic Tote from The Craft Pantry
4. Phone iPhone 3G Case No. 14 (orange) from hine

Saturday Shopping List is a meme created by Charlotte, it's heaps of fun and a nice way to promote fellow etsians. Pop over to Fancy Picnic to see more lists or to play along.

And, if you're in Brisbane and you want to do some 'real time' handmade shopping head to the Young Designers Market at Southbank tomorrow (Sunday).

Friday, March 6, 2009

BrisStyle Giveaway

If you're not already a follower or subscriber of the BrisStyle blog you should be because each month not only will two of the very talented BrisStyle members be interviewed, they'll also be giving stuff away!!!

This month Little Diva Crafts is giving away the cute little girls craft apron pictured above plus a coin/card purse. If that's not enough Bubba Chenille is also giving away a gorgeous pink and brown chenille zip purse. Well, what are you waiting for, hop to it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My creative space...

An easter chick production line and the new issue of MixTape which looks beyond brilliant in full colour, it's amazing how far this little zine has come!

For more creative spaces head over to Kirsty's.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EmBelIsh Giveaway

BrisStyle members Bel and Em have just hit the 100 post mark and they're having a huge giveaway on their blog EmBelIsh. All you have to do is pop over there and leave the ladies a nice comment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Handmade Easter Gifts

This time last year I was busy making three little Easter Chicks for my three little nieces (my niece tally now stands at four).

On the weekend I pulled my design notes out and made one for the shop, so if you're looking for a non-chocolatey easter present for a special little person pop over here for USD or here for AUD or leave me a comment to order one directly.

(Little L with her Easter Chick last year)

**edit: This particular little chick is now sold but there are more in the shop or leave a comment to order one directly.**

PretaPawte Sale: Handmade Cat and Dog Collars

Your littlest loved one will be the talk of the town this month with these chic handmade cat and dog collars from BrisStyle member PretaPawte. For the month of March all collars are reduced by up to 20%, many are under $10USD!!

Pop over to the PretaPawte shop now before the funkiest of the bunch sell out!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Flickr Friend... Kiiss

Like many of us Kelly is obssessed with crafting. Her photostream is loaded with cute little felt creatures, pretty purses, zakka style brooches, papercraft, paper doll bookmarks, beautiful fabric, washi paper, the list goes on... it's a veritable feast for the eyes.
Plus she has an etsy shop for crafty supplies, very exciting!!!