Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Finished

Well here it is all finished...

Now I am in the process of making a couple of these shawls and I am about to attempt a special "Nappy Cake" for my sisters baby shower. Will definitely post pictures of that when it is done.

Until next time :o)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blowing Off The Cobwebs

Yes, it has been a while. I just can't seem to get into a regular pattern with my blogging and before I know it once again months have gone by.
I have been thoroughly enjoying my SFI app on my iPad and love how I can pick it up and read it wherever I am . It has some great quick dinner ideas and is fantastic for a busy mum like myself who realises at 2.30 in the afternoon while sitting at work "goodness, what am I going to do for dinner tonight?". Speaking about my iPad, I have realised that it has become one of those gadgets that I can't get by without, it is sooo useful. I took it away with me to craft camp last weekend and had loaded my craft project instructions onto it as well as all my scraplifts for card making. The only downside was that when I got there I realised that it only had 20% battery time left and I had forgotten to pack my charger. Fortunately, I found someone who had an iPhone and had brought there charger with them and they were happy to lend it to me so it could charge overnight. My iPad was then happy for the rest of the weekend with constant use. You've got to love how Apple have made there devices with the ability to share chargers, it sure helped me out of a sticky situation.
Yes, once again Craft Camp has come and gone. I managed to have quite a productive weekend.
I made these accordion style card holders....
(tutorial found here).

This lovely Stationery Box including A6 size cards, note cards, gift tags and sticky note holder......
(tutorial found here).
Matching birthday card.......

and two other birthday cards........

I did actually have a list of birthday cards to make but ran out of time (and appropriate paper).

Lastly I made these gorgeous little booties for my sister who is expecting her first baby in August.

The pattern for these is called "Newborn Baby Converse Booties"and was found on Ravelry. I couldn't believe how quick they were to make and will probably make a couple more pairs in a bit bigger size for him as he grows. The black back stitching actually looks a lot straighter in real life.

Next time I post I should have finished the "Wooleater" blanket and will show a photo. I really do enjoy crochet and have been teaching the "Wooleater" blanket at my Friday Craft group and I think the ladies have been having a lot of fun learning how to make it. It really is a challenging pattern to do, especially for those who have not done crochet before or not picked up a hook in a while.
I am now in the process of deciding on the next crochet project and am leaning towards either this pattern or this pattern. I am going to purchase some "Red Heart Supersaver" yarn by Coats & Clark as I love the vibrant colours and it is real value as the balls are 200g. Where do you purchase your yarn from? I have found it quite difficult to get yarn at an affordable price in a large range of colours. The best place I have found so far is Yarn Over (formerly American Yarns).

Until next time :o)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Super Food Ideas for iPad

Making the most of iPad technology, Super Food Ideas has been redesigned as a unique interactive experience for cooks of all levels. 

You'll find exclusive how-to videos for those 'tricky bits' of cooking, while each month food editor Kim Coverdale takes you through making the cover recipe. Hands-on features include the 'Cook Mode' button, letting you expand each step of the recipe as you go, and making cooking with the iPad super-easy. 

You can also bookmark your favourite recipes, search the recipe index to quickly find what you need, and of course everything from the print version is also on iPad each month. 

I just bought this app for my iPad tonight. It is excellent and is sure to be used in our home a lot. I love how it has three different ways to view the recipes as well as having video instructions.
Until next time :o)

Friday, March 25, 2011


I was invited to join Pinterest and finally my application was accepted so I can now start pinning my findings there. This site really is very handy because it means that you can find things that you may have found anywhere on the world wide web and view them anytime from any computer. For me, who uses a few different computers during the day, will be finding this very usefull.
I haven't got very much on my pin board as yet, but I can assure you that that will change.

On another note, I have been very creative myself over the last couple of days, and have put together this little family of Owls.

I created a template then shrank it a couple of times to get the different sizes.
I love how the baby looks like it is sleeping.
 I will be making some more of these in the near future and some may make it into my shop.

Until next time :o)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Love Long Weekends

I don't know about you, but I love myself a long weekend. I think it would be nice if we could have one every week, but then I guess they would probably loose their novelty and specialness.

1. I love the Friday night of the long weekend. You know that feeling that you have three glorious days stretched ahead of you to do with what you like.

2. I love the Saturday of the long weekend. Knowing that "tomorrow" isn't the last day of the weekend.

3. I love the Sunday night of the long weekend. Knowing that you get to have another sleep in tomorrow.

4. I love the Monday morning of the long weekend. No Mondayitis and being able to have a lazy morning drinking coffee's and reading blogs. Love, love, love it.

5. I hate the Monday night of the long weekend. Knowing that it is all over and having to wait another 4 weeks or so for another one.

Oh well at least the next long weekend that we here in South Australia have to look forward to is our Easter Weekend with 5 days of doing what we want. The down side to this is that it is actually two long weekends merged into one. Easter and Anzac Day. I guess we take what we can get though right?

Until next time :o)

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Shop is now Stocked

Have just finished adding the rest of my items to my Made It store.

(these are just a few of the items in my store)

Please come and check them out. If there is something there that you would like in a different colour/style, just contact me and let me know, as I will make to order.

until next time :o)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's Up and Running

Just a very quick post to let you know that I have taken the plunge and have officially opened my "made it" store.
I am planning on uploading more items over the next few days. It is quite time consuming as I am still learning.

Until next time :0)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Newest Hooky Project

I am currently turning this.......
into this.........
it is call the "Wooleater Blanket" and I found it through Thornberry's blog. I decided to do mine using the colours of the rainbow and white in between. I have already done one round of each colour and now am about to repeat them but I am going to do double rounds from now which I think gives more of a scallop look. Not sure yet how big it will be, will just have to wait and see or until I get sick of it.

I also had fun a couple of weeks ago making up some of these "Box Pouches".....
the tutorial came from here and I found it very simple and easy to follow, especially the part where you insert the zip. If I make some more (which I am planning to do some time soon) I think I would make them just a bit longer so that they can be used as pencil cases. They are currently just a tad short to fit a normal sized pen/pencil into.
I am currently thinking of opening up a shop on and putting some of my other crafty items in there. I am just a little scared to take that first plunge as I am worried that no one would want to buy my stuff. Guess I won't know until I try it. Will post on here when it finally happens.

Until next time :o)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year - 2011

A new year has begun and after having an extended break from blogging I feel refreshed and ready to get going once again with a fresh new look.

Well what have I been up to in the last 6 months?

I finished up the Ripple Blanket a few months ago. I decided that it was big enough for now and if I want to make it any bigger at a later date, I can just add more rows.

Just before Christmas I won a full fat quarter set of the "Sweet Broderie" fabrics from the lovely Rosalie Quinlan.

That is 35 delicious fat quarters. I am thinking that I would love to make a quilt with them but am not quite sure yet.

My lovely sister-in-law gave me this pack of assorted buttons for Christmas and they go perfectly with the fabric.

I have also been having fun making a variety of cards and scrapping notebook covers.

I sold these at our Craft stall at Carols Alive. Will definitely be doing more of these in the future as they are lots of fun.

Well until next time