November 12, 2012
A quick slideshow of photos in case you missed our fabulous school fete.
November 5, 2012
This year I took on the somewhat scary task of ‘stall coordinator’ at the school fete.
The idea for a lolly shop first came up a couple of years ago when chatting to my friend Belinda. At the time we both had preschool age and younger children, and so the idea just sat.
Saturday was our first fete. 10 hours of set-up and selling many, many lollies and chocolates later, my very helpful family (and 2 other families) ate dinner together and celebrated a job well done. A successful execution of a little idea.
I wanted to share a few photos of the fun!
Kindy mums, book-club mums, church mums and dads, 9 year old and her buddy Eve and 5 fantastic high schoolers worked hard not just on Saturday but in the weeks leading up to it.
I really want to say thanks to them for their cheeriness and energy while working really, really hard! A big thank you to Sue….. my sidekick for her fabulousness.
It’s a pretty easy business model. If you want to do one for your school or church or organisation, I am happy to talk you through the process.
Just email me.
November 2, 2012
October 30, 2012
Around Christmas time last year I was fortunate enough to win a giveaway on facebook of a bundle of Kristen Doran fabrics. I was so excited, as had for sometime admired this Aussie fabric designer. Kirsten makes beautiful handmade prints and puts simply gorgeous kits together which make you want to make them up RIGHT NOW!
I had great plans for the fabric, but have only realised some of them. This years has been like that! Many plans with only a small proportion of plans materialising. Great and fantastic other things have happened ….. but most of them unplanned….
The Matryoshka Dolls in Red & Pink on White and Gold and Red on white fabric panel was part of my prize, and I decided to use it to make items for the upcoming school Spring Fair.
I think this is what is intended to be made with the panel, but I wanted to share the love around rather than make a larger multi-pieced item which would never get the value on the craft stall….. and I had to make sure I used every last bit!
That said…. if I still had little girls I would have loved this on their beds and for imaginary play and for using with them when they go through the ‘how everyone in the family fits together’ stage.
Here is what we did with them. (yes I had some other crafty mummies helping me again this year)
The tiny ones were made into Christmas decorations and the large Matryoshka Doll prints we made into rice bottomed (so they stand up) padded dolls. I’m so pleased with how they have turned out. What do you think?
I also received some gorgeous fang monster fabric that Kirsten designed with one of her sons… which unfortunately seems no longer in print! I have a plan to make something for my littlest nephew. I will keep you posted.
September 5, 2012
If my mild case of madness wasn’t evidenced before now…. I think this weekends making will confirm it solidly.
I had so much fun making monsters from upcycled chenille bedspreads that a friend gave me, months ago. Thanks Belinda.
They are mostly for the upcoming school fete, and are quite addictive to make. I’m hoping some more chenille bedspreads will be donated (yes that’s a hint if you have any kicking around).
The girls gave suggestions like…. try making them just with a zipper mouth, and how about DS size or as a handbag.
Originally I was trying to come up with things boys might like, as there is always more craft items on the stall for girls and very few for boys.
I’m also trying to only use what I have in my cupboard, or donations from others.
Would you like a tutorial?
Watch this space……
June 16, 2012
In loo of no-one coming forth in the interctive series… How Pinteresting….. I thought I would show you what I have been thinking about. Our upcoming school fete.
It isn’t until November, but the time really flies from now and trying to enlist others to help slows down but also makes much more enjoyable the whole making process.
In my pinterest board fetes and gift ideas I have collected lots of ideas together.
Please go and have a look, then come back (or comment there if you like) telling me which things you would be interested in at a school fete. I would love your feedback…..
…. alternatively give me some more ideas to collate on pinterest.
November 6, 2011
Well yesterday was the big
We are all recovering today….slowly.
God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day! Unlike last year …. there was not a drop of rain to be seen.
I’ve put together a quick slideshow of the day. To give you a feel for it….if you couldn’t make it.
Thanks to all the volunteers and co-ordinators who put in such a massive effort to make this worthwhile…… and all those who come and spend their money for the school.
November 4, 2011