Sunday, October 31

Handmade Christmas Pledge Update - Flowers on Madeit - Blogtoberfest Day 31

This week Michelle from Michelle's Art and Photography listed one of her beautiful rose drawings. I was lucky enough to be able to get one of Michelle's beautiful drawings back in May for my grandmother, so I was quick to snap up this one for myself for Christmas.

Isn't it beautiful.

So this weeks Madeit post is all things found using the search word "Flower"

Michelle also has this beautiful trio, I was so tempted by this also.

This is just stunning, I just wish I could wear something like this.

These are on my wish list this Christmas.

I like both this colour and the non-colour flower versions of this print, it would be so hard to pick.

How pretty is this mobile. 

If you would love to read an interview with Michelle from Michelle's Art and Photography check out this Artist's We Love post. 

Saturday, October 30

Decision Made - Blogtoberfest Day 30

From the responses that I got from my post the other day and people that I talked to about the post, everyone likes both ideas. So I will just have to do both, lol.

Starting on the 1st December we will be having "The Twelve Days of Craft"

 Starting on the 13th December we will be having "The Twelve Days of Christmas Around the World". 
I cant believe that tomorrow is the last day of blogtoberfest, I cant believe that I have blogged every day (Well I was late two days but only by about 2 hours). It's been great.

Handmade Christmas Pledge Update - Prints - Blogtoberfest Day 29

I think that a print can be a wonderful present. Over the last couple of years I have been building up my collection of art and often put different prints on my wish lists for Christmas and Birthdays. A lot of my collection is around my desk which I spend so much time at and it brings me such joy and inspiration.

BTW this post is a little longer than normal but I just couldn't make it any shorter, I love them all.

I love the the blue gumboots in this print and the placement of the feet is just so cute.

I fell in love with this print as soon as I saw it, I love the deep blue of the dress and the porcelain skin.

The woven texture of the hair and little bird are so beautiful.

I love the combination of the Pink with the green of this print. It's just so pretty.

I love the light colours and the hand drawn lines of this bird.

What a great idea this print is and I love the retro look.

Dion has already requested this print for Christmas (It's the closest that he will come to camping with me, lol).

This print just makes me smile. How cute. 

If you are thinking of buying someone a print for Christmas but are worried about finding the right frame, I use the Frame Shop you can have custom frames made online. I have nothing to do with the Frame Shop I have just used them a number of times and have always found their service fantastic, postage not expensive and always fast.

And a tip that I learnt a while back, you can have lots of different types of art but if you frame them in the same colour frame (it does not need to be the same size or frame style) they will all tie together. When framing my artwork I chose to frame them in white frames. It also means that I can move it around from room  to room and it always works well with what is already there.

Thursday, October 28

It's getting closer - Blogtoberfest Day 28

I cant believe we only have just over 8 weeks till that  day arrives. I thought that this would be a good time to do a post on advent calendars. For a couple of yours now I have wanted a beautiful handmade one, so this year I have taken the plunge and started making one. While I was doing some research on what type of advent calendar I wanted to make a came across so many beautiful and wonderful tutorials that I just had to share them with you.

I love this idea of getting little crafty goodies every day.
From the Purl Bee 

What a great idea for the non sewers, and for us that want something a little different.
From Sunny Stampin

I love the bright colours of these cones.
From Pickles

How great would these look hanging across the mantle.
From Martha Stewart Crafts

Another one that would look great hanging on the mantle.
From All Sorts

This is a great one for the kids. 
From One Hour Craft

There are just so many out there that are just so great.

Ours advent calendar is going to be a large tree that every day we add a new decoration to every day. I will post some pics once I have got past the designing stage.

Wednesday, October 27

I need your Opinion! - Blogtoberfest Day 27

I'm wanting to a series of posts close to Christmas but my poor little brain is going back and forth between two different ideas. So I'm giving the option up to you the wonderful people that read my little corner of the world.

So here are my idea's,


A series of posts of Christmas around the world. How do other people from other countries celebrate Christmas, including recipes, tradition, crafts etc. 



A series of Craft posts. Tutorials and links to Craft tutorials for yourself and your kids to enjoy over the Chrissy period. Both Christmas and non Christmas themed.
Tell me what you would like to read/see

Tuesday, October 26

Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along Part 5 - Blogtoberfest Day 26

I've been a very slack Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along participant. Once again I haven't made up the last clue.

Clue 5 is now available on the Bernat Blog. It's not to late to join in on the mystery afghan crochet-along, just follow the links to the Bernet blog and begin.

I'm working on a new Christmas decoration, this time Doves. 

Monday, October 25

Giveaway Winner - Blogtoberfest Day 25

And the winner is Moags and Smeet

Congrats Moags and Smeet you have won one of my new Christmas Tree Garlands.

Thanks to everyone who entered.

You too can get one of these garlands, they are now available in my Madeit, Artfire and Etsy Shops.

Sunday, October 24

Handmade Christmas Pledge Update - Some favourites on Madeit - Blogtoberfest Day 24

So this week I have got my act into gear a bit more and ordered a number of presents. This week from Madeit I ordered this notebook from Paddock Press for Dion. 

So this week I've decided to bring you all some of the things I have in my Madeit Favourites.

I love the red and white binding on this doily garland. 

This is so true, I would rather be sewing than just about anything else

I don't normally love the colour mustard but I love it in this lamp. 

I love the bee's on this soap. 

What a great modern Cuckoo Clock. I love the colour. 

So to my Mumma and Son hint hint, lol.

My giveaway is ending tomorrow so get in now before you miss out.

Saturday, October 23

My World - Blogtoberfest Day 23

I just had to share this because it's like soooo true. lol

Handmade Christmas Pledge Update - Doilies - Blogtoberfest Day 22

Lets face it who doesn't love a doily, I'm just a little bit obsessed. Here are some of my favourites.

What beautiful colours, I would love to hang some of these over my desk. So pretty.

I love how the doily stands out against the gray background on this clock.

I'm not one for using coasters but these are just so beautiful.

This hand stitched beetle on this doily is just amazing. 

I have a doily snowflake from Wanna Be that hangs on my desk all year round its so pretty.

For us homebodies home is where the heart truly is. Like Dorothy said "there's no place like home"

Thursday, October 21

New Goodies - Blogtoberfest Day 21

Today I thought that I would share with you all a couple of new goodies that I have listed recently in my shop.   

To add to our Christmas collection, our new Circle Garland.

And some new mini bunting in fantastic new fabric. 

This are all available in my Madeit Shop now. I will be listing some more bunting very shorty.

Don't forget to enter our giveaway, don't miss out.