Saturday, August 11, 2012

When the postman rings or My blogger crush

Ahhh don't we all LOVE when the postman delivers us a parcel, especially when we know that it contains handcrafted goodness?! Mmmm.  I order quite a bit from fellow crafters, I am a regular shopper with "" buying many of my gifts from crafters around the globe. But it doesn't always work out well you know. Once I bought a crocheted cushion and apart from being badly made, it wreaked of cigarette smoke - our dog has this cushion.  Then there were the necklaces crafted from vintage beads - ahem, 1997 vintage and well let's just say the crafter was an excellent photographer than she was a crafter and identifier of vintage wares..Other buys are simply divine like necklaces from Lauren on, so I guess you win some and you lose some,  I just don't get too upset and I chalk it up to experience and know that you have supported a self employed crafter.

Yesterday I got one of those Postie delights delivered to me! It was a parcel beautifully wrapped with a psonal, handwritten note and a nice little extra treat for me!  Lovely!! One thing I do love about buying from many crafters, is the little packaging ways that tell you your purchase is truly appreciated, you are a worthy customer and that the seller is as divine as their wares.  Yesterday I got one of those Postie delights delivered to me! It was a parcel beautifully wrapped with a personal, handwritten note and a nice little extra treat for me!  Lovely!!  My order was from one such caring lovely seller, our very own Queenly crafter, the delightful, the wonderful, the so very clever, kind and gorgeous Cam of Curly Pops.

Many of you might visit her wonderful bright and happy blog often, but have you ever checked out her wares?  Cam is not doing too many markets these days but runs her online shop where you can buy her original and very comedic designs such as the "Edna" glasses case, I love this soooo much I could wet my pants!!!  Cam not only creates amazing pieces : the bags, the cases etc - she actually designs the fabric patterns!!! She surely is Super Pops!

Another wonderful thing about this lovely blogger and her business is that both her blog and her business truly run to the same ethos.  Cam sells a few items such as "You Sew Girl"'s amazing patterns that have everyone screaming delight about, but she only stocks the stuff she KNOWS is ace. Cam promotes other Aussie bloggers with generosity, her support to new crafter and bloggers is endless and is always hosting fun events like sew alongs.

As you can tell, I am probably going to announce my candacy for President of the Super Pops fan club - when I do I may even get to meet her in reality!  OK I did once, years ago, but I went all stupid and mumbled and stumbled off leaving her to ponder what a ding bat I was ( or at least she should of).
So if you haven't met Cam or had the Curly Pops experience get yourself over to visit her blog now!! I think Cam is having a sale too, so lots of lovelies to have at wonder prices!!! Yay!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

One word Meme

Playing along with the lovely Pip with a "One word meme" -   this means you answer the question with only one word answers- hard for a chatterbox! Play along, but go over to Pip's and let her know you are playing, let me know too!

1. Where is your mobile phone? Handbag

2. Your hair? Bun

3. Your mother? Sleeping

4. Your father? Dead

5. Your favourite food? Oysters

6. Your dream last night? Deep

7. Your favourite drink? Water

8. Your dream/goal? Balance

9. What room are you in? Bedroom.

10. Your hobby? Craft

11. Your fear? Dying

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home

13. Where were you last night? Basketball.

14. Something that you aren’t? Mean

15. Muffins? Wholemeal

16. Wish list item? Holiday

17. Where did you grow up? Canberra

18. Last thing you did? Coffee

19. What are you wearing? PJs

20. Your TV? Mounted

21. Your pet? Cavoodle

22. Friends? Quality

23. Your life? Changing

24. Your mood? Even

25. Missing someone? Jo

26. Vehicle? Big

27. Something you’re not wearing?Ballgown

28. Your favorite store? DJ's

29. Your favorite color? Sea

30. When was the last time you laughed? Now

31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

32. Your best friend? Garrett

33. One place that I go to over and over? Kitchen.

34. One person who emails me regularly? Garrett

35. Favorite place to eat? Out

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A bit more Up-cycling

We are currently doing a declutter / makeover on "the cave" aka the rumpus room under the house. 
It was a daggy, cluttered old room that the kids play Xbox in. We recently stripped it out, laid some carpet, bought a new couch from IKEA and bang! Nice spacious area for kidlets to hang out in.

Miss M has confiscated an area to play her Barbies and do her craft, so of course we needed to decorate a crafting area!

We had this old IKEA table from ages ago, knocked about and thrown under the house.

Up Cycle time!

Found some clear plastic, my trusty old staple gun (as an ex window dresser I have never not had one in 25 years!) and some fabric from the stash.  Would you look at that, old IKEA fabric too! 

Cover table. Now here is my tip on covering. Always start in the middle of the edge you are stapling as that allows you to get the fabric stretched adequately and rids the surface of wrinkles, then staple out to one corner and then from the centre to the other corner. 
Oh and use hospital corner style folds and trim away excess.

Voila! A new craft table for Miss M. A few hours later I was told it works very well!
Cost ? $3.25 for the plastic! Yay!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Not much happening here....a new cushion cover in the making maybe.