Sunday, August 24, 2008

Almost Monday again...

Hi all,
well the weekend has flashed by again, and NO SEWING!!!!!

YD had a birthday party on Saturday and a sleepover (only one little extra person)...and Sunday's grand plans of sewing ALL day went out the window when DH asks "Can you just hold this light, so I can see what I'm doing?" (playing with the car...well a small leak...needs investigating....)

Yeah, right....3 hours later, still no reason for the leak and Sunday is almost over....time to start on the tea!!!

aww well, there's always next weekend...
cheers Julz

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday YD

Hi all,

today is my YD's birthday!!!
Eleven years old....where does the time go?


Lots of presents to open. Special dinner tonight, her favourite, lasagne, YUM, followed by ice cream cake.

Happy birthday to all bloggers out there celebrating their special day today.

cheers Julz

Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend is Over :(

Well the weekend has disappeared again, and back into another working week....what happened....why do the weekends go so fast?

Anyway, I didn't get the bag done (from the tutorial below), but there is always NEXT weekend!

But I did get the birdie applique finished...
I had to finish it as a wall hanging, cos I stuffed up
the size of the block (next time I make it hopefully
it will be right...)but I think it still looks pretty
good as a WH instead of a table throw as

I even mitred the corners on the stripe fabric!
Did that take a while, cos I hadn't done that
for such a long time....the brain wasn't coping too

And just for something a little different, let me introduce my staffy Jake!

My MD (Diva!) pinched my camera and was
taking snaps of EVERYTHING and ANYTHING
that got in the way...
most got deleted but there were a few funny
photos too.

I think Jake got a little camera shy here!

Take care until next post! It's raining here again!!!! A little sunshine would be really nice, more than a week of rain, drizzle and cold is enough, just one day of sun! then it can do more of the wet stuff, cos we really do need it.

cheers Julz

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bag Tutorial

Hi all,
just having a look through my emails and clicked into a store that shows customers things they have made, anyway found this great looking bag! It is made using a tutorial on Andrea's blog, it looks very quick and easy. Great instructions, so check it out.

I think that's what I might try to do this weekend.

Getting back to Andrea's blog, wow! what a talented lady, her quilts are just gorgeous, especially love the batik one....yum.

cheers Julz

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Chocolate Crow Trader New Mag OUT NOW!

Hi all,

the latest edition of TCCT is out now, check out out!

This week has been cold and wet, some very much needed rain has fallen. That's always welcome, as it means more time inside sewing!!!!.......ooops, except I was working, boo hoo!

Today I will try to make up for that.....the crafty girls group I belong to are headed over here for some sewing, plenty of laughing.......(usually more than sewing)....and lunch. I think soup and hot rolls are on the menu today. Quick and easy.

Don't forget to add yourself to my mailing list, great giveaway to win!
(scroll down to the bottom of the page to add your name/email)

and a peek at one of my items
for this month

isn't she just the cutest spring angel?

Anyway, that's about it, I've got to go get the soup cookin',

cheers Julz.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pay It Forward

Well, I did it. I have signed up for Pay It Forward on Kris's blog.

So now I am calling for three volunteers to receive a gift from me so that I can pay Kris's generosity forward. I know that lots of people have already played this game, but now might be a good time to sign up again! Remember you have 365 days to pay it forward to your three volunteers. Leave a comment here and I will send you a gift sometime in the next 365 days. I make bags, quilts, all sorts of things and I will send something to the first three people to join my PIF!

Just leave a comment on this post, pass it onto a friend, but let's have some fun and gift giving!

Come on, don't be shy!

On the home front, boy!!! has it been cold and wet here. Yesterday we even had snow on the very nearby could see it from the lounge window...couldn't take a pic, it was only a little snow.
It was a wonderful day just sitting inside and sewing...Love it! Lovely and toasty warm by the blazing wood fire....DH even made me a yummy hot chocolate during the afternoon....

Don't forget to add your name to my mailing list, (scroll right down to the bottom of the page) you could win a lovely craft pack just for joining in August (see post below), there needs to be a winner and it could be YOU!

I'm almost finished the birdie applique so will post some pics very soon....
until next time,

cheers Julz.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another Giveaway!

I just love giveaways!!!! Here is another one at Farmyard Crafts, check it out....
Now I'm off to work boring.....need more time for sewing, blogging, sewing, blogging...well you get it....
until next time

And I found a sunset photo that I love, it was taken about 2 years ago off my back verandah....

cheers Julz

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lynette Anderson Designs: Noah's Ark Free Stitchery BOM

Lynette Anderson Designs: Noah's Ark Free Stitchery BOM
I've popped this link on for Lynettes free stitchery, I have been trying to get it onto the sidebar, but it's not liking that . So it will have to stay here until I work it out.

Any way, go check out her stitcheries, they are so cute....I've put them on my TO DO list, that seems to be getting longer and longer as the days go by...I think I need to live to be 150 and still will have things on the list to do!!! Ahhh well, can never say that I'm bored...

Cleaned up the sewing room today, by moving stuff from one side of the room to the other...don't quite know if that's cleaning up or not! Organised chaos I think is a better term. One day I will do it all properly, I just need more time and more boxes, shelves and storage....wouldn't that be lovely.

I've been working on a couple of new ideas, sneek peeks going up soon!

All of my things for TCCT are finished and ready to go,
here is a tiny sneek peek, just to whet your appetite.

For the month of August, I'm having a giveaway.

Join my mailing list (on the bottom of this page, just scroll right down to the bottom!) either here or on my page on TCCT, and you will be in the running for this craft pack. Pic below....

12"rusty angel/heart hanger
vine bundle, 8cm rusty bell, 3 red pip berry sprays, 3 rusty star buttons, 6 mini grape vine wreaths, 36 tiny rusty bells, Christmas Stocking pattern, kit for "Daisy" stitchery, and 3 bonus surprises!!!

Be in it, to win it!

From now until the 14th September.

Ok, that's about it for now.
keep well and warm, or cool as the case may be,

cheers Julz.