Thursday, December 23, 2010

O lookie here.....a giveaway on my first full day back on the net!

Hi honey's I'm home! And a new home at that.....I've just (along with the help of some lovely friends.....Raelene, Grant, Yvonne & Phoebie) packed up all my fabric into several (and boy, do I mean plastic tubs, hired a truck, and moved about a 2 hour drive from where I used to live. The internet just got hooked back up today, and look at me having a break from settling in to find y'all a great giveaway....who could resist all that yummy fabric...thanks Retro Mummy for giving me the chance to win it. If you too would like the chance to win it, head on over (by clicking on the photo above....let's see if we can push the comments to over the 600 mark before it's drawn...which is taking place on New Years Eve....don't stress though, there's two names/numbers being drawn....hopefully they'll be you and me! Good luck


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holly Holly Blog Bingo

Just thought I'd spread the word about this, for anyone still reading my blog!  Deadline to enter is Midnight tomorrow, sorry about the rush notice, but I do post about anything I find within time!  Click the above link to head on over and read about how to enter.

Also....whilst I have your attention, I've been a bit quiet with posts lately, because a few weeks ago, I discovered that we're moving's to a nice 5 bedroomed house about a 2 - 2 & 1/2 hour drive away....but if you could see how much 'crap' I've accumulated over the years, you'd know why I haven't been blogging much.  I still have alot left to pack, but some rooms are now done and I can't wait to get unpacked at the other end and start sewing again, I'm already having withdrawal symptoms!

If I don't manage to get packed & unpacked, and the internet sorted out in time, I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and an even happier new year for 2011 and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Accuquilts Black Friday Sale

AccuQuilt’s Black Friday Sale – Lowest Prices Ever!

AccuQuilt is giving its blogger friends a sneak peek of their upcoming Black Friday sale!  As you all know, Black Friday has become a great shopping tradition among Americans everywhere.  However, a majority of consumers now prefer to shop online to escape the dangers of stampede and the hassles of long lines at stores.  If you can’t find the items you want, it’s easy to hop from one store website to the next without being disappointed.  Savvy online shoppers know how to get the most out of Black Friday sales by utilizing blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other websites to get the inside track on tremendous sales.

AccuQuilt is offering the lowest prices ever on some of their most popular items plus special Daily Deals you don’t want to miss!  AccuQuilt’s Black Friday sale begins on Wednesday, November 24th and ends on Cyber Monday, November 29thDon’t miss out – visit starting Wednesday to place your order!

Just click on the link above (just below the picture) to go visit their sale page.

Hugs Naomi

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Talk about skating close to the wind for this's today!

I can't believe I almost missed this GO! giveaway.....I think I've just made it in by the skin of my teeth, or butt, whichever tickles your fancy....if you happen to read this today, then you'll still have time to click on the photo above to enter to win a GO! and three dies.  Good Luck


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Not wanting to bore you with another post so soon, but I wanted to share pics!

It was my friend Taz's birthday on 29th October, and her favourite colour is I based her zippered pouch/wristlet on a tutorial that you can find here. Taz loved it.....and she very kindly supplied me with the photos to share with you all....seens as though I forgot to take pics of it (ssssh don't tell Marilyn though, as I tell her off for not taking pics).

I have been making other things....some owls, some more hexagon keyrings and a patchwork coin purse....but haven't taken pics yet....will do that early this coming week though.


Fixing Vliesofix back to it's backing paper.

Have you ever wanted to do some applique, and when you went to use your had separated from the backing paper? I've been reading some blogs/forums this morning, and found a method to fix it back on! WOO HOO paaaaar-tay!

To read for yourself how to do it, click here.

Once I've used up the vliesofix I have here, I'm going to be getting some of the more expensive one, of which there appears to be 2 brands of, which doesn't come off the backing I'm told!


Today would've been....

my Mums' 87th birthday. I miss her more and more each day, sometimes more than once a day. Everytime I make something, I wish she was still alive so I could ring her and brag about it....she was probably my biggest fan!

Hopefully, she, my Dad and all my other relatives are having a HUGE party for her....coz she did love parties.

I love you Mum

Friday, November 5, 2010

Input.....need input....please!

Hi guys and gals (if you're about my age from England, you'd remember that from tv!),

I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some help.....I'm wanting to know, what you think I should make as 'new' stock for the craft markets? Preferably nothing too fiddly and time consuming, but eye catching is good!

Is there a tutorial you've seen somewhere and thought you'd buy one (if you couldn't be bothered making it yourself that is, or don't have the time to!)....please share the link with me.

For those in the U.S. that may or may not have attended the recent market in Houston....what are the new trends in are owls still playing an important role (as they should *winks*) in designs.....are dots and stripes in or out? You get the picture....just want to try and get in ahead of trends falling down to What colours were on the agenda too?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.....and I look forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Who loves Strawberries????

No, not the edible kind, although they are yummy, but I usual....Inspired quilter is hosting a giveaway of some yummy strawberry fabric, or some pear healthy is that? lol Entries close on November 2nd so don't delay heading on over by clicking on the photo above.


P.S. You still have a day or so to enter, as I just went across to congratulate the winner, and noticed the date now says November 6th!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Awwwww I'm never gonna get there

Sorry but this post won't have any pics, it's mainly just a sook post, and I didn't think a pic of me crying would look interesting

Why am I crying? A while ago, I read on someone's blog (sorry, can't remember whose blog though) that if she got 100 followers, she could sign up with Accuquilts Blog friends programme, and maybe get to host a GO! giveaway.....and win one of her own. So of course, I went and emailed Accuquilt to ask them about whether I, living in Australia, would be eligible as I had 175 followers.

I finally got an email back from them.....and the proverbial carrot has been moved, you now need 300+ my reason for crying is because once I get to (if I ever get there) 300, they'll have raised the carrot up to 500, and so on.

I think I've come to the conclusion that I'll never own that's my excuse for not making another quilt's having to cut out manually with the spoils of a rotary cutter, still, I suppose that's still better than before rotary cutters were invented hey? lol

On a much, much brighter note though, my friend Melissa in Ohio won an Accuquilt GO! in Gene Black's giveaway....WTG Melissa. When I read that she'd won, I did a happy dance for was almost as exciting as if I'd won a GO! myself.

Hugs from a grizzleguts

P.S. After having my grizzle earlier, my bloggy friend Barb, very kindly gave me a head up about Micki's GO! I've been and entered...and if you'd like to win a GO! then head on off over to enter, by clicking here. Thanks for giving me the nod in Micki's direction Barb, and we'll talk turkey about the other thing in a few days hun.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Aren't these cutie pies?

Above is the Little Wallet all closed up.

A short while ago, Vicki won the "Hot Potato" pattern that is doing the rounds. The condition of winning it, is that you get it for a month, then you have to host a giveaway on your blog for the pattern. Well I missed out, and didn't want to chance stalking the pattern to not win it, so I broke down and bought the I love this pattern, they're so easy to make.

Above shows the Little Wallet, opened up....gotta love the blatant show of self promotion, by putting one of my business cards inside hey? lol

Have made more, but haven't taken pics of those yet.....this one has already gone to it's new home...a dental student, Justine M, at the Adelaide Dental Hospital, to say thank you for all the gentleness she's displayed when working on Raelenes' teeth 'n' gums.

If you'd like a chance to win the "hot potato", then any day now, at least I think it's any day now, Joy will be hosting her own click here to go stalk her blog. Good luck


Monday, October 11, 2010

GO! giveaways happening at Alderwood Quilts & Badland Quilts blogs plus a fabric giveaway at Joystudios' blog

Hurry, and I mean you only have another day or so to rush rush rush on over, by clicking the photo above to enter to win some great fabric. Ends 13th October 2010. Good Luck.

Karen over at Badlands Quilts blog, is having a GO! giveaway....woo hoo, another chance for us to win one of these on the photo above to GO! directly to her giveaway post....BUT, don't forget to come back and enter the GO! giveaway at Alderwood Quilts. Karens' GO! giveaway ends on October 13th so hurry on over and get your entry in.

Sue over at Alderwood Quilts is hosting a GO! giveaway, and it's open until Nov 1st. Click on the above pic to go and enter your name in for this fantastic opportunity....and if you win, and by some crazy stroke of insanity, you find you don't end up wanting this nifty cutter....please feel free to send it to me! Sues' GO! giveaway is open to international entries....YAY. Good luck if you enter the GO! giveaway.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Want the chance to win a Bliss Layer Cake?

As part of the Fall Into Fall blog hop giveaway, click on the link above to go enter Crazy Quilt Girls' Blissful (!) giveaway....make sure to tell her you saw it here first. Then once you've entered her giveaway, click on the scarecrow in her sidebar, and go enter all the other blog giveaways that are part of the blog hop. Good luck


Monday, September 27, 2010

Hi honeys', I'm home.....with news of another GO! giveaway!

I had a wonderful time at the retreat. We ate, we talked, we laughed and we even managed to find some time to do some crafting too! What more could a gal want? An Accuquilt Go! would be on my list, that's for sure! And as luck would have it, I just found out about a Go! giveaway that I think I am eligible for.

Millie's Quilting has a giveaway on her blog for a GO! and 3 dies.....whoop whoop.....which 3 would you pick? I have decided on the 2 & 1/2 " strip, the 5" square, and I used to want the Dresden plate die, but think I'll have a change of heart this time, and see if greediness (for an expensive die) is what's prevented the giveaway fairies from taking pity on me thus far! So my third choice is the GO! circle.

Click on the above pic to head on over to Millie's blog and enter the comp for yourself.....I know that whilst I'd be jealous and GO! as green as the GO! with envy if you won, I'd be cheering at the same time, that one of my lovely readers won it. You have until October 2nd to good luck, I'm back off over to her blog now, to complete my entries!


P.S. For those who are able to pick up on sarcasm in it's written form, that comment above about this GO! giveaway being one I'm eligible for, is because I'd been madly entering the GO! giveaway in Accuquilt's Friday Fun, only to find that I'm not eligible to win, as I'm not a legal U.S. Resident......SO, to win my GO! I'm making sure I keep an eye out for blog giveaways, as I believe they are open worldwide.....fingers crossed or I'll be upset again!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'll be AWOL for almost a week!

Why? I hear you say...well that's because it's my annual retreat with Khristina and some of the other gals from her Yahoo Craft group. We'll try not to have TOO much fun, but I'll have lots of pics when I come back.

Until then, stay safe and sew lots.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

And the winner is.........

Obviously the excitement of it being a "mystery" giveaway prize put alot of people off, but I'm sure that the winner will enjoy what I send her....yes, I'm still keeping it a mystery right up until the time that I know it's arrived at it's destination.

Oh, what's that I hear you say? Was it stop waffling Naomi and tell us who won? I thought so, and here I was thinking y'all might be patient with me...just in case you were the winner.

Ok, the winner was between commenter Number 1 and commenter Number 22..hee hee hee. Alrighty, I'll tell you now......I used the trusty random number generator over at and here's a screen capture of whose number the generator drew out the hat for me...well actually not for me, for all you lovely people who entered my giveaway.
Now, if you care to look below, you would see that Kaye only entered an hour or so before I closed off the about sailing close to the wind hey? Just goes to show, that sometimes first and last past the post do get called out!

So, as I'm in a generous mood, I drew 4 more numbers out of the hat, and they were 1, 21, 15 & 4......the four of you will be getting a wee package in the mail also. Congratulations to you all, I wish I could afford to mail out gifts to you all, maybe next time I'll put more prizes into the mix, or make it a bumper prize.....who knows, check back from time to time, and you may just catch hold of my next giveaway.

I've now emailed everyone to let them know they've won now I can publish this and go to


Friday, September 10, 2010

Folded Hexagon Video Tute

If you've been reading my blog lately, you would have seen the hexagon keyring I made, well I now have VERY blurry eyes this morning after sitting up late, scouting You Tube to see if I could find a video that someone had already done on how to make the origami hexagons.....and YAY, I found one. Although it's not in English, it's an easy to follow video. I'll take pics of what to do once you have 2 of them made to turn them into keyrings, although once you've got them made, it's fairly easy to see how I made

Also, for those who were waiting for me to do my 'own' video, I

Please feel free to send me links to your blog if you make any of these.

Also, don't forget, today is your last chance to sign up for my giveaway....not many people have entered, so the odds of one of you winning, are pretty good! Click here to enter, if the comments are closed off, then sorry, you missed out. I'll have another giveaway soon, but for now, good luck to anyone who's entered.


P.S. Apologies for no warning about the dog barking in the background of the I didn't actually have my speakers on at the time I viewed It was only thanks to Aunty Sharon pointing it out and me watching the video again with my speakers on, that I realise how annoying the little yapper So, sorry about that, but if it's too annoying, and you don't speak Spanish/Portuguese anyway....just watch it with no sound...Big Hugs Naomi

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A few things I've made in the last couple of days

A friend of mine....Sandy, mentioned at Marion Markets once, that she wanted her friend Lois to make her one of these.....Lois told her where to go (but in a nice way) as they looked like alot of work. The other day, I found a blog that had instructions on it for making them, so on Monday, I made one.....think this one's a little big, especially if Sandy wanted it for a pin's approximately the size of a soccer Oh well, she's getting it whether it's the right size or not......I've already started a smaller one, but it's also not a Goldilocks one.....the 2nd one is too small, so once I've bought some more stuffing (the 1st one and the tree below have put paid to my stock of stuffing!) and finished the 2nd one off, I'll have a go at one in between the two sizes!

Remember the wee tree I made a few weeks ago? If not, see the post here. It was my entry for a challenge I'm in. Anyway, Raelene decided she'd like to try and make it in a bigger the above pic is what we came up's about 23" from tip to the bottom of the container it sits on...which was an old plastic container I'd gotten with flowers in a while ago...and I just made a black fabric (gotta love Homespun) cover and tied gold ribbon around it. We're going to use it on our table Christmas day....incidentally, the fabric we used for the tree is the same as the Tablerunner (backing fabric, that is) that I made here, not that I showed it in the pic of the Can you believe that the tree took 500gm of stuffing, which is approx 1 lb of stuffing....alot huh?

I saw a tutorial on a site (I won't name it because the person has been known to 'steal' tutorials and claim them as her if you happen to know where this technique originated from, please tell me, so I can link to that instead of where I saw it) for making folded hexagon flowers, and thought they'd be interesting to make. Once I made one, I decided to make a second one and turn them into a keyring. I made this side of the keyring (above pic), and then ironed it flat....but I'm thinking that wasn't such a wise move...see next pic!

This side I didn't iron it flat, and I think it looks way better, don't you? They're a quick and easy gift to make.

What have y'all been making? I've had a quick look around some of my regular blog haunts, but I'm sure you look and don't comment too, but I'd love to hear what you've been up to.


Mug pouch giveaway

Rush on over to Susans' Blog as she's having a giveaway for a mug pouch just like those in the pic above.....giveaway ends on September 10th, so don't delay and go enter today! Either click on the photo to go directly to her giveaway, or where I mentioned her blog to go to her homepage. Good luck.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New BOM starting today

To help celebrate Spring here in Australia, Fiona or Fee as she is known to most, has a wonderful FREE BOM on the first of the month.....this months download is available right now. If you're interested in completing the BOM, she even has a giveaway for one lucky person (will it be you? will it be me? Who knows, but you have to be in it to win I'm going to try and make this up as I think it will be a nice gift and something that I have a month to complete a block before the next one comes between ALL my other want to's! Hope you'll come join us.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Thought I'd try out a Blog Hop just for fun!

I visited Robins blog earlier today, and saw she's having a mini giveaway, to be drawn this Friday (3rd Sept) and I thought it looked like fun, so I had to get in on the act....and tah-dah, I'm If you go to this post, you can enter my giveaway whilst you're here. Thanks for visiting me, I hope you either leave a comment on this post to let me know you dropped by, or you go enter my giveaway.

Also, please consider becoming part of the blog hop.


My August Challenge Item

I signed up for Amanda's Christmas in July challenge, and here's my entry for August. I'm pretty happy with it, and it was relatively quick and easy, once I'd decided on what decorations I was putting on the tree! I kinda like working under pressure, as I only started to make my entry for August this afternoon, but managed to finish it with 1 day, 21 hours to

The decorations are just rose beads and tubular beads, with a hematite star adorning the top.

If you'd like to read a bit more about Amanda's challenge, please click here.

Don't forget to enter my clicking here first though!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Celebrating my DGD's 3rd Birthday

Firstly, Happy Birthday Chubba, Nanny & Auntie Raels love you lots. As I missed my 200th post giveaway opportunity.....I thought I'd find a date this month that represented something to me.....and what better date, than the above little darlings' birthday. (Sorry to disappoint anyone, but the above pictured cutie, is not the prize!)

I know a while back I said I'd have a 'just coz I can' giveaway, and have gone back on my word.....but the just coz I can part, is the actual prize....I'm going to make it a mystery prize.....or even prizes, if I have enough people comment, perhaps I'll throw another 'item' in for every 30 comments.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment saying you'd like to be hoops to jump through, no crocodile infested waters to swim across, just leave a comment, and please, make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win.......I will close the comments off on September 10th and announce the winner on September 11th.

It won't earn you an extra entry, but feel free to promote my giveaway on your blog....remember the more entries, the more prizes I'll be giving It's entirely up to you if you want to or not though, so don't feel pressured...that's not what this giveaway is about.

Good luck and I look forward to reading all your comments.

P.S. A big thank you to my friend in Qld, Diana, for sending me the cute pic of TaShie. Didn't she do a great job? You should see the others that she's done....they're soooo cute.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just made this

I was looking around blogs....well what a surprise that must be to you all hey? lol....and stumbled across a pincushion tutorial here....near the end of the tutorial, I saw coaster mentioned, and thought "I can do that" and VOILA one pizza coaster! I call it that because the segments of the circle, remind me of how a pizza gets cut. What do you think? Should I try and make a matching set? If so, do you think I should follow a colour scheme - 2 or 3 colours.....OR, should I do 6 different colours? Tell me, tell me, tell me...please!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Day out to the Whispering Wall

Maz (my self adopted sister) came to stay at our place for the weekend, and yesterday I took her for a drive out to see the Whispering Wall as she'd never been there. Raelene couldn't come as she is still feeling pretty lousy with the flu.....I'm still trying, or rather my immune system, is still fighting it...fingers crossed I don't catch it.

The Whispering Wall is in fact the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir. Built between 1899 and 1903, the dam was a revolutionary engineering feat for its day and attracted attention from all over the world, even making its way into the pages of the journal Scientific American.

But what draws visitors to the Whispering Wall is its unique acoustic effects: words whispered at one side can be clearly heard at the other, more than 100 metres away. Children in particular love visiting the wall and testing its abilities.

Besides trying out the Whispering Wall, visitors can also learn about the history of the construction of the dam, take in the scenery of the water reserve and enjoy the colours and sounds of the peaceful bush setting. The information in italics is taken from this website

As we headed into Gawler, I noticed a sign at one of the roundabouts, advertising a LIONS club market.....and a slight detour down the next side street, voila, we were at said market (see above pic). It's a nice little market...more plants & Trash 'n' treasure than hand made goodies, but I did manage to score a big bag of poly stuffing that I can use in softies, and a basket I originally bought with the mind of using it on the stall, but Maz liked it so much, I gave it to her. I also bought Maz a sage plant from one of the stall holders.

Maz eating some hot donuts....I've read every page in the diet manual, and apparently if you buy hot donuts and only take photos of others eating them, then yours have no calories.....well I thought it was worth a I paid for it though....had a plus of 1.4kg on the scales this morning when I got on them, but my weight loss/gain yo-yo saga is a completely different story, and one I won't bore you with. (P.S. Maz will probably kill me for putting this photo on the blog, but I how could I resist...especially when there's no photographic evidence that I ate any? lol)

After our stop at the market, and once we'd eaten our yummy hot donuts, we finally made our way through Gawler, and off to the Whispering Wall.

The above three signs show information about the Whispering Wall and reservoir...unfortunately vandals and/or weather have obscured most of the information, but if you followed to above links, you will have been able to read about this ever so interesting landmark here in South Australia.

Anyone who knows Maz will know that she's just a little bit well known for her love of a bubbly called "Whispers" bizarre that of the three information signs, she just 'happened' to pose in front of the one with the word WHISPER on

This was taken from just near the carpark, to show the actual reservoir that the dam holds back.

This pic shows the view from the carpark end of the dam to the right.

This is a location marker that I was standing near, whilst I waited for Marion or Maz, to walk back around.

You may need to click on the above pic to enlarge it, but in case you don't have time, I told Maz to "wave for the camera" which she did...and you can just make her out waving at me.....bear in mind, that I told her this into the wall and it sounded to her like I was just near her....amazing!

If you look closely, you can just make Maz out as she walks around to the other side of the wall to give the acoustics a test. Hint....she's looking over the railing down the dam wall.

This was as Maz was walking back around to me. Notice I was kind and made her do the walk around the top of the dam??? lol

This was taken as we headed back to the car, to go back to Gawler, where we had a very filling lunch at Cafe Nova.

Had a quick trip to Spotlight on the way home, but alas they didn't have what I was after.....should've gone sooner to get the Minky fabric to make my DGD a pillow buddy that I saw on Elizabeth of twelvecraftstillchristmas blog.....I'll find the link for you so you can see what I wanted to make her.

Ah-ha, you can find part 1 of the tutorial here and part 2 of the tutorial here. Isn't it sooooo cute? So, as disappointed as I was to not have made it there in time to get the fabric to make her one of these, I did however get her some cute to hoot owl flanellete fabric to make her some pj's, some pretty brown pink and purple flowery cord fabric to make her a skirt and some folky owl chrissy fabric to make something for me! I'll edit this post a bit later today to add pics of the fabrics I got.


Saturday, August 21, 2010


Jackie, and the fantastic people over at Accuquilt have got together to offer one lucky person the chance to win their own GO! I know I'd love to win it, and I'm sure at least one of you would too. So GO! on over to Jackies' blog to enter. The giveaway ends on August 26th so GO! GO! GO!

GOod luck


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jaybird quilts is having a sponsored giveaway from/by the FQS

OMG how cool would it be to win the above FQ bundle? I know I would be having a "pure"ly joyous time playing with them all. The giveaway is sponsored by the FAT QUARTER SHOP, but hosted by Jaybird Quilts. You have up to 5 chances of winning....this is my last task to get my 5th entry.....good luck, you have a couple more days to enter, as it closes on Thursday 19th August to enter...hurry though, I'd hate you to miss out, that would just be a PURE shame. Just click on the FQ bundle above to be whisked off to Jaybird quilts to enter.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ott Light special offer for Aussie crafters

I'm doing a friend a favour and putting these lights for sale on my blog.....these retail for $130+ and as a special offer, Sandy has agreed to offer them for $65.00 AUD + Postage....or if you're in Adelaide, a pick up/drop off is a possibility. The ones I have here for sale are all grey, however, if you're quick, she may still have a pink and a blue one. If you're interested, please email me to arrange payment/postage.

***Please note, there's only one light left.....hurry so you don't miss out***


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Melissa is hosting a Q.A.T.B swap

Morning peoples, just thought I'd share with you about a swap my DQ (Dag Quad...long story!) pal in USA is hosting. I, yes wittle old me, was the inspiration for the name of the swap, so how could I not go sign up hey? I'm sure it'll be a fun swap....and you get to choose what theme your blocks are. Anyway, I won't prattle on about it here, Melissa explains it very well on her blog, so click here to GO! over and read about it and decide if you too would like to sign up. GO! on, you know you really want Sign ups are until 22nd August 2010.

As I once read it wasn't good blog-etiquette to have a post without pictures, I popped in the gratuitous cute kitty Only to show that I do as I'm told.....some of the time...hee hee hee


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Custom order #1 completed

Above are two Owlie shelf sitters I made for Anita P in NSW.....she saw some others I made when I posted them in Facebook, and wanted one for each of her kiddlies. These will be flying off to their new home during this coming week.

I have another order for two more, one from stock (yay, I don't have to make all of them!) and one custom many greens as I could use, so I've managed to use 5 different ones, and will post a pic of it in this post a bit later today.....gotta go finish sewing it now!

I also have 2 more orders to daughter rang me yesterday and ordered 10 zippered wallets, two of which she'd like asap, and it just so happened I had two made up that she's having and the other 8 are required soon-ish...hee hee hee.

My other customer, Lizzie, plays golf with Raelene, and she needs a quilt block made up for a friends birthday, so guess who gets to make it???? Yeppers, me. I'll take pics and post it when it's done. Am just waiting for a response as to any changes I need to make to the design and then it'll be stitching station to the

Hope y'all are having a great day/night, it's cold, wet and windy here today.....brrrrrrrrrr.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Lovely Little Handmades' Great Giveaway

Hi everyone,

Remember my July Challenge table runner, click here for the reminder if you don't remember it. Well the pattern I used for that, was by Happy Zombie and Monica (of Happy Zombie) has a designed just the cutest range of holiday happy fabric from Lecien, and Kerri from lovely little handmades is VERY generously giving away 1 FQ of each story in the range.....that's not one, not two, not three, but count them....yep, you got it right, TWELVE yumdiddlyscrumptious fat quarters. I'd so love to win them, especially after Monica sent me such a nice email about the runner.

Click on the pic above to head on over to Kerri's blog to enter......entries close tomorrow, so RUSH RUSH RUSH or you'll miss the chance. ***please don't get angry with me for the late heads up, but I only found the giveaway today myself***

Hugs & Good luck if you make it in time

Woo Hoo Khris's F-R-I-E-N-D-S Swap is on again

Khris is hosting her F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap again. As stated in the picture above, you swap 7 gifts starting with each of the letters of the word "friends". I participated last year, and my swap partner was Terri Harlan of Sew Fantastic blog. I'm going to do participate in the swap again this year, as last years' was so much fun. If you want to participate, you need to sign up by 10th August, and have a current sign up, click on the above pic to go to Khris's post about it and sign up there. Deadline for the swap is October 26th....which just so happens to be Khris's ya think she's hoping for heaps of Birthday cards this year? lol It's ok, Khris and I know each other, and I'm sure she'd expect me to think something like that...hee hee hee


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Toddler/Kids hats I just made

For the last couple of nights, I've been doing a bit of's what I've been making....Depending on the age of the child (a much more polite way of putting "depends on how big the childs' head is hey? lol) I'm thinking these hats would fit from about a 6 - 18 month old. There's two girlie ones and two unisex or boy ones. Am about to go pop them up for sale on my Crafty Owl blog if you'd like to buy one or more of them. I can also do custom orders, and tonight I'll be trying out different sizes and colours.

What do you think of them?


Giveaways to share with you

Click on the photo above before July 31st to enter to win some great 1980's charm I thought charm packs were a recent Shows how much I need to get a life hey? Good luck if you decide to enter. Don't forget to open the link in a new window or tab, or come back to my blog so that you can also enter the following giveaway too.

I read about the above giveaway on a friends' blog and thought I'd share the love....well the giveaway anyway! Click on the above photo before Aug 1st to enter to win 6 FQ's (1.5yards) of fabric by designers from Israel. Carmel is hosting the giveaway in honour of 100 don't forget to congratulate her if you go enter. Good luck.