Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I heart Craft Group

Towards the middle of last year I began to notice that a lot of my IRL friends were very crafty too and we came up with the idea that we should really all get together and form a craft group. It started fairly small with myself, Ruth, Anita and Amber but we were quickly joined by Jenny, Steph and Julie and more recently by Jo and Nicole.

It snowballed and what were monthly meetings became fortnightly along with constant emailing and flickr-ing inbetween when inspiration struck or advice was needed.

Craft group for me is sacrosanct and my husband knows better than to book anything in for the nights that 'craft group' is inked onto our calendar in capital letters.

We're now about to embark on our first craft camp...what bliss to have 48 hours of uninterrupted craft and chat time...I can't wait!

I am probably being overly ambitious but my plans are to make an Anna Tunic, Ink and Spindle basket, Oliver and S Ice Cream dress and lots more!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blog Beautifying

My blog has been made beautiful by the wonderful Lisa of Cameron Solutions who also blogs at The Princess and the Monkey. Lisa, who is a creative bod herself, was so lovely to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Doesn't it look pretty? Now I just have to do it justice by actually blogging here on a more regular basis!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New additions

Today we picked up two new additions to our family; Petal and Fox!

Ostensibly for the kids, although MrMoo and I are quite smitten too.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Daily creativity

I'm trying to include a little bit of creativity into my every day life. Today is all about handstitching...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap progress

I naively signed up to the doll quilt swap round 10 over on flickr. Now, there is no way that I would call myself a quilter but it is something I'd like to get better at. I have plans to make quilts for the kids and have made a couple of baby quilts as gifts. I decided that signing up to a swap where I just had to produce a mini quilt was the ideal way to start.

As the swap has progressed I have been constantly amazed with the talent of the group members. I have at times felt overwhelmed by their ability and my corresponding inability! They are such a supportive group though that I do feel my confidence has increased ten-fold as a result of the positive feedback I have recieved along the way.

Here's a little photo story of my progress...






And now I just have the quilting, binding and labelling left and I'll be done!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Me again!

Wow, how time flies! I'm hoping that being able to use my iPhone (how did we manage before these things) will make it easier for me to update my blog. I'll be back with a proper post soon but until then I'll leave you with some pictures of what I've been making!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flickr Scrappy Pincushion Swap Round 2

Well, I signed up to my first swap....the Scrappy Pincushion Swap Round 2 over on Flickr. I had wanted to sign up for round 1 but left it too late and missed the closing date. I'm so excited about being involved this time and really hope my swap partner likes what I make. I haven't finally decided yet but I'm thinking of a minature patchwork with some cute prints or something incorporating mini hexies!