Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I love mail...

A van pulled up yesterday and a man gave me a box in exchange for a signature.
The box had come all the way from the United States to Australia.
From Lois to me.
I couldn't wait to have a little look inside...
If you had seen me removing the contents from the box phrases like 'kid in a candy shop' may well have been mention... I was blown away... Can you see fabric, buttons, lace, ribbon, bag handles, Gutterman thread, embroidery floss, beads, peg people and more fabric?! And I was the third place winner in Lois's Sew Mama Sew giveaway! Thanks Lois. I love it!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eye Spy... Something I made for a little person.

Jack Wabbit... With thanks always to the meme masterminding Cindy at Bug and Pop,
and to Mary-Jane at Sweet Emmelie for mastering this weeks theme.

Sunday Stash...

Nicole's Sunday Stash last week inspired this stash addition...
A fat quarter of Wood grain fabric by Joel Dewberry.
More Joel Dewberry and stash love at Tamara's.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I love mail...

Yesterday our mail box was waiting with a wonderful collection of this and that...
Like a surprise envelope full of doilies, lace, ribbon and a 'BELL' packet of "Needles for house hold repairs" from the lovely and generous Claire.
Thanks Claire!
A new piece of fabric that will have its photograph taken and be introduced on the next Sunday Stash post...
And a dry, readable copy of 'Frankie' magazine. Yay!
We made a trip to this sad looking op-shop drop off box yesterday to fill it's tummy with picture frames, magazines and clothes...

On closer inspection, it may not be as sad as it first looked...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Creative Space...

The sky is grey, overcast and only a small amount of light is making it through the clouds...
(Thus the blurry photographs.)
An op shopped jar to become a terrarium.
Hexagons to become a quilt.
Op shopped yarn to become a part of my yarn stash. (Lovely wool silk and alpaca yarns for $1 each.) A little boy who... wants to grab the camera.
This is my creative space and a heartful of happiness.
More creative spaces over here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The good, the bad and the ugly...

At night.
When the baby is asleep and dinner has been eaten.
I have time to sit down and pick up needle and thread. Hooking is not currently an option as I am in need of another ball of cotton.
So yesterday it had stopped raining and a trip to Spotlight for supplies was absolutely necessary.
As was trip into a not so local op-shop.
Seriously, absolutely necessary. I'm telling you.
I bagged this bargain. Possibly because Cohen started crying when we got to the counter and the lady was keen to be rid of us. She took one look at my crafty pile and said "$5 love". Bargain right?
Wool, sewing book, two brand new Australian tea towels and another one of these... Then to Spotlight. And guess what. They did not have more of the cotton I had previously brought. Your surprised, right?
What's a girl to do? I didn't have any choice. I had to buy these five balls of cotton and these five balls of pure wool for $2 each. I see another scarf in my future... And of course these buttons for 0.80c. They were calling out my name while I was in line at the check out. I was in a good mood. I hadn't gotten the intended cotton, but I had grabbed some bargains. I got home and the first edition of my Frankie magazine subscription was waiting for me. Yay... but... what... I opened it up. The plastic envelope it had been in had a few tears in it... I tried to look through the magazine...
Good mood vanished.
Magazine all but unreadable. $8.50 worth of soggy stuck together, tearing paper. The ink running and staining my hands.
What's a girl to do?
Probably no more magazine subscriptions for me.
Edit: PS. Did you know that if you subscribe to a magazine and it gets damaged in the post they will send you another one? I called to cancel my subscription and explained why and now they are sending me another copy. Fingers crossed it makes it! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Eye Spy... a sign.

There is a flickr group for nearly everything.
I am laughing at this one.
A visit to Cindy will reveal all.
Thanks go to Jenaveve for this weeks Eye Spy theme.


Sunday Stash...

More 1930's reproduction fabrics. Aunt Grace 15th Anniversary from the collection of Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Textiles.
For hexagon quilt in progress...
The lovely Tamara is dreaming of beautiful fabric here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Give away...

It never fails to amaze me how generous the craftsters in blog land are. Don't you agree?
If you want to win your pick of beautiful crochet scarves, you had better visit my friend Robin as she celebrates 100 posts.
She has a lovely blog about life, the universe and everything...
plus her gorgeous little boy, AKA "Fritz".

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I love mail...

When you sign for a parcel and it looks like this you would usually have cause for concern...
But the contents were so well packed that nothing got hurt...Inside?
This little plate from Love Grows By Giving...
Thank you both!

Give away...

Remember when I won this give away...
You could win this super cute needle case by popping over to Selina's Vintage and entering this giveaway...
...and so that you have a chance of win, given my luck lately, I am not entering.
Aren't I nice?

My Creative Space...

I promised myself,
NO more new projects...
I must finish the ones I have started.
And I have been good... Honest, I have. So you may be stuck seeing hexagons, ripples, yo-yos and quilt pics for the next several My Creative Spaces...
This weeks creative space is brought to you by Kirsty, and the colour blue.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I love Op-Shopping...

and craft shops.
Patterns, craft books, ribbon, doilies, owls and a bird.
Do you see the crochet doilies, embroidery hoops, crochet hangers and fabric below? Aren't they great? These goodies was kindly donated to me by the lovely Claire.
Thank you Claire, it was a real treat! I love them!
And sneaking in a pic of babies clothes and sneaky toes...
More goodies to show you soon...

Monday, June 15, 2009

I love art...

First Edition: Art in Book Form
Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery
Queensland, Australia.
Sunday, 14 th June 2009.
Currently a beautiful exhibition of artists books is showing Crows Nest Gallery...
which features the work of my lovely, talented sister...
Fiona Bell, 'The Beat Generation', 150 x 14cm
concertina artist book
ink, acrylic, pen pencil, collage
The exhibition continues until the 28 th June, 2009...

Eye Spy... My perfect invention.

Me perfect invention would allow you to retain sleep credits for future use.
Egon Schiele (1890-1918), 'Sleeping Figure With Blanket,'
So any sleep over the eight hour requirement would go into a sleep bank to be withdrawn when needed.



What ever the cause of lack of sleep may be...

Cindy is the inventor of this weeks meme and theme...

Sunday Stash...

(On a Monday again...)
1930's reproduction fabrics.
Aunt Grace 15th Anniversary from the collection of Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Textiles.
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