Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eeep, Christmas is almost here!

I'd been saying to customers at work this last week about how organised everyone seemed this year in getting ready for Christmas and how early they were all buying their presents. I was getting some weird looks and wasn't quite sure why. Then yesterday I thought I would count down the sleeps until Christmas to see if I could bolster my sales for the day. In counting down it hit me. Holy crap! Now I know why I was getting weird looks, there is now only 26 sleeps people! It's time for me to get moving!

The lovely Car from carrose-creations is once again hosting the Advent-blog-a-long and I for one am in! I know this is a really busy time of year, and maybe blogging the countdown everyday until Christmas seems like a daunting task (though if you miss a day or two no one is going to blame you!) but it's also nice to take that little bit of time everyday to sit down, document your Christmas makings, maybe share a Christmas recipe or two, share some of the crafty presents you've found from other bloggers or crafty websites, or just have a little vent if you like! It's all in good fun! Do you think maybe we could make this as big as blogtoberfest? Let's give it a try! Pop over to Car's blog and let her know you're in, she'd love to have you!

See you back here on the 1st!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

To do on Sunday....

If you're looking for something to do tomorrow (Sunday the 27th Nov) in the Ipswich/Brisbane area, why not head out to Wolston House at Wacol for their annual Christmas fair. There will be a couple of art/craft stalls, trash and treasure (which, incidentally, is where I found this treasure a few years ago), food and entertainment.

It starts at 11am and is open until 4pm. Entry is adults at childrens prices, $4. Tour the grounds and house, stay for a devonshire tea and come and say hi to me and my Mum!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The new love of my life.....


But I think I should be careful....


I think he may be a bit of a player.


(get your own one-of-a-kind doll here)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

my creative space...


Some of the biggest reasons I love this crafty blogging community is for the friendships, the inspiration and the generosity. There is one of these bloggers who fills all of those categories (and many more), Ms CurlyPops. I was on the twitter, admiring her gorgeous range of Go Granny cushions (the grey one in particular) when next thing, in my letterbox was a Go Granny cushion panel, in grey, for me to make my very own! As a "get well soon" present! I truly love that woman!


I thought with such a beautiful panel it really deserved a well made backing, so once again I cheated a little. I bought one of the clearance cushions from work with a lovely black cotton drill backing and well placed zip, unpicked the back from the front and put it all back together again, et voila, my very own Go Granny cushion! And it only took me about 15 minutes and no swearing about zip installation!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Exciting times!


Well, it is all getting very exciting now! Betty's Place is set to open this week and Betty and a few little quilts are currently winging their way to join the party! Be nice to me Melbourne, I've put some of my most favourite chenille in these little baby quilts, some I may never get again!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Meet Betty! You've no idea how good it felt to get back in the bunny making saddle again, it has been a while! It's also been a while since I have sold my wares in a retail space, but that's where Betty is headed, to Betty's Place.


Betty's Place is a fabulous new shop opening up in Melbourne next week, and I will be selling a few things there. I'll be madly finishing up little quilts on the weekend to send down to make sure they're all there for the launch party next Thursday. Hopefully I haven't left it too late, Australia Post have been a little crazy with their posting lately! If I post express Monday, surely it will get there by Thursday?!


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Well, it seems I may have gone and done something I swore black and blue I would never, ever do. Yep. I joined facebook. Still trying to figure out how to actually work the jolly thing, but I am over there, here to be exact, and looking for "likers". Don't keep me waiting too long. I may just cry.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Finally it's finished!

Wow! I can not believe how long it has taken me to finish this custom order! One thing I have learned from putting this huge thing together is that I am just not capable of making something this big anymore.

This is the biggest quilt I have made (a super king size) and it was just so exhausting! Anyway, it's done now and I'm very happy with how it turned out, hopefully the client is even happier!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This is for you CurlyPops

I have a little challenge for you all. I haven't really been that well lately. Lots of just "sucking it up" going on around here. Usually one of the first things to go when I'm not well is my appetite. Which means I have steadily been losing weight and have about 3 kilos to put back on. I know another certain someone has been struggling with the appetite and weight issue also and really needs to keep up her strength right now, even more than I do.


So here is my challenge. I want you all to blog your most wickedly decadent recipes so we can all get nice and fat together! There may in fact be some prizes in it for you too! This might be a good time to dust out those Christmassy type recipes too, kill two birds with one stone.

So what do you say? Help us get fat won't you?


Oh, and I baked these milo and choc chip muffins just for you CurlyPops. Hope you like them!