Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Giveaway - And the winners are.........

Thanks so much for entering my competition lovely ladies.....I am sorry that I couldn't send you all prizes.

Well, the winners are:

First prize: Sheila C
Second prize: Nettie
Third prize: Sally

Congratulations ladies. Could you please email me the design you would like and your addresses, so I can get your prizes off to you.

Thanks again to all you who entered.


Monday, February 22, 2010

..............last days to my first ever giveaway!

The count down is now on for my first ever Giveaway. It ends soon (Sunday 28th Feb)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to join in the fun just pop here to see what it is all about.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Handmade Heaven Giveaway

Hi everyone

Just wanted to let you know about an exciting giveaway that the Lovely Liesa from Handmade Heaven is having.  


1 x $20 Handmade Heaven store credit....This means that if you are local, you can come in and spend it and if you are interstate, you can go shopping as well....HOW EXCITING...

For all of the details and to enter, pop on over to Liesa's blog and have a go!



From time to time I love to crochet, mind you I am not very good at it and I don't think I have ever completely finished anything I have started. I have a bag that contains my crochet needles, wool and all of my unfinished crochet projects.

Lately Pip from Meet me at Mikes has been posting some tutorials on crocheting granny squares and I am starting to feel inspired. I am now completely inspired after checking out Sarah London's blog. Here are some pics of her super duper work. This is just a very small sample of her absolutely stunning work. I think she is amazing. Here are links to her blog and to more of pics.

 by sarah london textilesethel by sarah london textiles by sarah london textiles


Thursday, February 18, 2010

West End - here I come.........

My Boss got the keys to our new office yesterday. My set will be coming next week when we move into the new office. I am so excited about this as it will get all of my work stuff out of my house. I am sure this has been affecting my creative mojo! Also, I just love the West End (Brisbane). There are going to be so many shops and restaurants for me to bad I will have to combine it with work.

I guess on the down side, I am going to have to commute and that will be a pain in the bum some days. I did read an article on commuting the other day. Can you believe one lady in the US commutes 6.5 hours per day....yes, you read correctly......6.5 hour PER DAY. She must really love where she lives cause I think that is just crazy. I just couldn't do it. Think of all that extra crafting you could achieve in 7 hours per day.

I need to visit IKEA to get some bits and bobs. I really like this set up for my new office.......what do you think?

I like this. It looks nice and simple and clean. Hope my boss likes it too cause he is paying...ha ha.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Oh what a day.....

Yesterday was the pits in the Thomas household. Our air-conditioner in our lounge room died last week. No problem I thought, we now have insulation in the roof and it isn't tooooo hot.

Well blow me down, yesterday was a stinker. 37 degrees out here in Ipswich. I reckon it must have been hotter than that in our little hot box. Ella and I ended up hanging out in my bedroom all afternoon with that air con on. Jas set up our portable air con in the lounge room, but it just couldn't/didn't cope with the high temps. I don't know what they put in our ceiling (not our house - rental) as insulation but it didn't seem to do anything at all. Not to mention, there are no tree or shrubs around our house and we face the west. Oh what bliss.

Well, we all were EXTREMELY happy when the storm hit last night, although Ella was a little frightened by the thunder we ended up convincing her that it was a very good noise. (I can't imagine what it will be like when we get a bad storm do I explain that one to her?)

What a relief when the breezes blew in and the rain cooled the air.

This leads me on to renting a property. I know that this isn't a choice for some people and they need to rent. I have to share that I really don't like renting. Hopefully we won't be renting for too much longer. We are waiting for our little house just south of Newcastle to sell and then we are going out to buy a home. YAY. I can't wait. Every time Jas and I talk about it, Ella pipes up with.......'when we get a bigger house, I am getting a doggy'. So, it looks like we will have a puppy then too. I might buy a pretend one and see if that keeps her occupied for a while.

So I am sending out the good vibes to the little house (below) that her new owner is coming along very soon. I really do love my house and that was always going to be home for us, but our circumstances changed and we had to move away for work. Our new home is here in sunny South East Queensland and I am very happy to be here, but sad that we couldn't stay in our home. Anyway, the time is right to move on so please please please our little house, please sell soon :)

Property photo

Oh by the way, I am ramping up the prizes for my comp. There will be extra bits and pieces in each of the prizes including, fabric, magazines (yes...more magazines), and nice creams, scrubs and those kind of potions. So please spread the word about the comp as it is getting bigger and better.  I will take some pics this week of the prizes when I get a chance so you can see what they are.

Until next time.

Photos courtesy of
1. southeast regional climate centre
2. dirty martin at worldpress
3. mine

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sleepy Time

We are trying to cut out Miss Ella's daytime sleeps, mainly because if she has too big of a sleep during the day, she can easily be up until 11pm at night. This is far too late for a 3 year old, and far far far far far toooooo late for a tired old mum like me.

Anyway, it has been going really well with Miss Ella falling asleep nice and early and sleeping all night. This does lead to her falling asleep in funny places and/or positions.

This one is a really funny one. She fell asleep on the ottoman which is small compared to her so her little legs are squished up. Anyway, you can see the pic. This one really does make me laugh.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Make it perfect - Giveaway

Just thought I would let you know that Toni over at Make It Perfect has released a new pattern. It is so beautiful and I am going to give it a go and try and make it for myself.

Anyway, to celebrate the release of the new pattern, she is having a giveaway. If you want to try and win the pattern, just jump on over to the Make It Perfect blog and enter.

Here is a pic of the design. Isn't it lovely.

C ya later

PS Dont forget i'm having a giveaway as well. So just go over here if you want to play along with mine as well.:)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

My Creative Space

I am a bit slow at getting this on this week.....damn that day job of mine. It gets in the way of my crafty pursuits, bugger that I need it to buy my crafty supplies:) I do love playing along with this as it inspires me to keep on being creative.

At the moment I have my little pink quilt top ready to be basted and quilted so hopefully this will underway over the weekend. I just went to take a picture of this but my camera battery just died. Oh well, it may be finished next week so I will put a pic in then.

Also, I am working on a project that has been in my head for quite a while. I certainly feels good to get it out and happening. The theme of this one is 'blue lotus'. I plan on stitching 9 lotus flowers for the quilt. This is going to be an ongoing project.........

The other thing that is going on here in between my other projects is I am working on another stitchery design called 'home is where the heart is' It is not my usual style, but I like it anyhow. This has been designed, stitched and redesigned so now it is time to start stitching the final version and start the pattern writing. I will list this on Etsy when it is done. I will put a pic up of this when next week.

For many more creative spaces or to play along, just go over to Kirsty's at Kootoyoo.

Happy Crafting :)

PS Don't forget, I have a stitchery giveaway happening at the moment so for entry details go here.