Friday, July 24, 2009

F-R-I-E-N-D-S Swap - Look what I got!

Just recently I participated in a Friends swap, hosted by Khris. My partner was Terri from Sew-Fantastic and let me tell you I was sooooo nervous about having such an awesome partner...mind you, my package still hasn't arrived at her end yet. Anyhoo.....I got to open my package the other day and check out what was in there...first, ontop of the package was a gorgeous handmade owl card....which you can see in the following pic.

In the pic over to the right, you can see what a great choice in colour Terri made with the wrapping....and I love how she also incorporated one of her favourite which is the colour of the letters indicating which present was what.

And in this last pic, you can see all my gorgeous goodies, which I just love love love to bits.....sorry but I don't do the "I heart this" thing....what's wrong with saying you love it anyways.....Call me old fashioned, but that's me! Wasn't I just I'm back to worrying that Terri, in all her awesomeness won't like what I've sent her....ok, I'm off to chew the remaining portion of my fingernails off whilst worrying!

F = Fabric (A bit hard to see in the pic sorry, but it's gorgeous)

R = Recipe card box and owl fridge magnets (hoot hoot)

I = Icecream sundae pincushion (purple round object on right side of pic, just below the magnets)

E = Exclusive Lip Balms/Glosses (Was I right Terri??)

N = Notebook - with owl fabric - how cool is that?

D = Dishcloth....with an appliqued owl on she's just showing off....with how clever she is, I still haven't appliqued anything!

S = Square chocolate mint and stationary...check out the purple dots on the paper under the pile of 's' I Spoilt or what!

Thank you sooooo much Terri.....I'm so nervous about your package now......I don't think mine is anywhere near your greatness.


Blankets, blankets and a couple of poncho's!

Raelene and I have been busy.....well, a while back we were anyway......and this was the outcome....a plethera of blankets....all different sizes and a couple of poncho's. All these items are for sale...and have their prices and an item number underneath them. If you wish to buy any of these items....please email me at with the item number and your postal address, so that I can give you a quote on postage.

Item # 1 ~ $14.00 (2 thicknesses of yarn used at the same time) + P&H

Item # 2 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #3 ~ $12.00 +P&H

Item #4 ~ $12.00 +P&H

Item #5 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #6 ~ $14.00 + P&H (Great for little boys)

Item #7 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #8 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #9 ~ $12.00 + P&H

Item #10 ~ $25.00 + P&H

Item #11 ~ $30.00 + P&H

Item #12 ~ $12.00 + P&H

Item #14 ~ $18.00 + P&H

Item #15 ~ $10.00 + P&H

Item #16 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #17 ~ $15.00 + P&H

Item #18 ~ $12.00 + P&H

Item #19 ~ $30.00 + P&H

Item #20 ~ $40.00 + P&H (Over 60" square)

Item #21 ~ $18.00 (small adult size)

Item #22 ~ $14.00 (to suit med child)

Item #23 ~ $25.00 (Great masculine knee rug)


Monday, July 20, 2009

Pay It Forward participants still needed!

Hi everyone,

I'm still in need for two more people to sign up/participate in my pay it forward. I'd really like to get it all squared up asap as the markets that Khris and I are doing are starting to get a bit more frequent and spare time for 'fun' crafting is getting scarce....coz she's a real whip cracker about me sewing for the stall! lol

Please click here to get directed to the original post about my Pay It Forward and please consider signing up for's fun and you get to surprise someone with what you send them.


Woo hoo, thanks to Melissa and Sharon, all spots are now filled (5.21pm on 21st July 2009)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A whinge and almost time for a giveaway

Ok, I'm hoping to get a bit of feedback Khris's C-R-A-F-T group (see links in sidebar somewhere!) we've all been commenting on how much postage is costing us for all the's insipid (I'll have just done my Auntie Suzie proud using her favourite word!) how much they charge us to mail our swaps isn't it?

I can understand them charging more for snail mail letters, because the postal services lose big time since the internet and emailing has become so prevalent.....but, and I mean BUT by the same token, auction sites, blogs and groups have increased the amount of parcel posts being done.....recently Khris sent a parcel to Italy that weighed under 1.5kg (around 3lb's in the old money!) and it cost $52....heck she could've sent so much more in her package if the postage was't so high, and I know Khris, she wouldn't have skimped on the swap in the first place.....but I bet there's alot of future swaps that people will sit out of because the postage kills the fun of the swap.

Maybe we should all pick a day, and we should all boycott mailing anything on that day.....and get everyone we know to try and not (unless extremely necessary as is employers getting crabby) mail stuff off that day either...and see what difference we can make.

In Khris's group, we also do birthday squishies, of which there's about 15 or so of us who mail off at least one squishie a month...some months are more, but that's at least 12 a any swaps we do, and swaps we join in elsewhere on the net.....and any cash we could be spending on feeding our craft addiction goes to the postal companies in our respective what do you say? You up for joining in on the boycott? Please feel free to link to this post on your blog and lets see how many people we can get to join in on the boycott.

Ok with all that whinging out the way, I noticed when I signed in to do this post, that I'm only about 12 posts away from my 50th I'm announcing that for my 50th post, I'll organise a surprise give away....and might even start getting things together for it soon.....I'll add stuff for x amount of followers, and x amount of comments.......and then will use or an independant person to draw a name out as keep that in mind if you come read the above part of the post. Once we've decided on a date for the boycott.....I can tell you in advance, that if that date coincides with my 50th post giveaway, mailing of it will be delayed for a day! lol Wouldn't help if I try and organise a postage boycott and then go and break it would it? lol


Giveaways I've just entered

Hi everyone, Haven't been feeling the best of late. Have had a small "womans" procedure done, that I don't believe has worked and that zapped a wee bit of zest out of me....but I'm slowly feeling better, and what better a way to help me feel better, than to find a few giveaways to enter and blog about so you can enter them too.

The first one is a frog theme giveaway and you can whizz off to that one by clicking on the photo above.

The next giveaway is really something to PURR about....Sewmeow has a wonderful cat themed enter the giveaway, click on the link that's hidden behind the word PURR and good luck.

Barb's playing Santa and is hosting a Christmas In July giveaway on her blog, which you can get to by clicking here

I'll do another post soon, but for now, the above giveaways should keep you busy.