September 3, 2010
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August 27, 2010
I know this feels a little “anti books” at the end of book week and all, but I wanted to celebrate book week in a very harrysdesk kind of way. And what better way, than to upcycle your books. That way you can keep them forever!
Oh… and you can also read them …. the books I mean…. over and over and over again.
Tomorrow I will do a DIY post on upcycling books so you can have a go yourself.
See you tomorrow.
July 23, 2010
July 20, 2010
July 17, 2010
She gingerly handed me this sketch of what she wanted….
….along with two ties she wanted included in the final purse….
Steph carefully listed the items she wanted to carry in her bag…. and since setting me with this formidable task, another friend has been added to the collection.
I finished her bag just before the holidays, but wanted her to have it before I showed everyone else…hope you didn’t mind!
Steph came back to Sydney on Monday for the Great Knit -In. I left the finished bag on the book shelf and waited. It didn’t take long for her to notice it…. “ooohh nice!” she crooned….. and then “Oh Oh OH that’s MINE! That’s MY bag!”
Her hands and fingers were twitching at her chest eager to hold it. “Can I touch it? (Squeals and hand clapping)”
“Yes Steph….. it’s yours!” I said calmly.
It’s a very fun bag. It’s a very Steph bag. I know she will enjoy it….. and now I can share it with you too.
June 29, 2010
I am looking for 5 guinea pigs to test my first ever tutorial!
The upcycled tie owl tutorial is written but as yet untested.
Paula* from the central coast is in, but I need 4 more willing participants.
Leave a comment below and email me your address, and the first four will receive a hard copy of instructions in the post very soon.
It’s free, and I would really like someone to test it with a school age child, if possible.
Previous sewing experience isn’t necessary.
I want constructive feedback (and photos of the finished products, if possible) before I tweak it and unleash it to the general public for sale.
*thanks Paula for encouraging me to actual do what I had been putting off for months.
June 14, 2010
You can check out her gorgeous greenness here.
I have been sporting my new ‘Over It’ broach (and sometimes sharing it with the girls) that Steph gave me for my birthday, back in May.
June 7, 2010
Some new owls are now available and will appear shortly in my shop. But…. why wait?
If you want to adopt one before they are offered to the world, let me know.
They are a small $12 and postage is free. Contact me!
May 31, 2010
They are the 5 extra winners from the bag give away!
I was so overwhelmed by the number of people that took the time to enter the bag giveaway, that I thought I would give 5 extra give aways of owl badges to say thank you.
Thank You for reading my ramblings and for giving me really helpful feedback in your comments. The only way I get better at what I do, is listen to feedback. This is true in all areas of life, not just my tie creations, but everything!
* 23: Christine …34: Caroline E… 45: Theresa… 41: Heather…. 22: Nicole.
Congratulations girls. I will email convo with you regarding colours and addresses.
May 30, 2010
You have only hours to make an entry in the blogoversary bag give away. Don’t miss out!
I have compiled a list of entries because I wanted to be sure everyone was entered the correct number of times! If I haven’t got you listed and you think you should be, let me know. If you are not listed and you want to be, there is still time!
- Stephanie: Facebook
- Stephanie : blogged at Moobear
- Stephanie: tweet
- Ali: Facebook
- Ali: blogged at Something this foggy day
- Liz Cameron
- Liz Cameron (fb)
- Michelle (fb)
- Sophie: blogged at storms dressed as stars
- Thora: Facebook
- Laura: Facebook
- Laura: blogged at Lily & Me
- Nicole: Facebook
- Nicole: blogged at 168hours
- Simone R
- Simone.R: blogged at another something
- Jo C
- Jenny K
- Jenny K: Facebook
- Cathy McKay
- Cathy McKay: Facebook
- Cathy McKay: blogged at the Best Book co-op
- Caroline E
- Caroline E: Facebook
- Caroline E: an extra because she wrote her comment as a poem. That certainly took some thought.
- Lou Blencowe
- Lou Blencowe: Facebook
- charissa forrest
- Heather: Facebook
- Heather: blogged at epiphany
- Kath: Facebook
- Kath: blogged at listening space
- Theresa: Facebook
- Theresa: blogged at all my days all my hours
- Susan Ravenhall
- Susan Ravenhall: Facebook
- Leah Egiziano
- bec c