Friday, June 17, 2011

Flowerpress Brooch Swap - what I made.

I took part in Flowerpress' Brooch Swap this month.  I haven't been lucky enough to receive my brooch yet but am still excitedly anticipating it's arrival soon :)  I did a sneak peak of the brooch I made a few weeks ago.  Figured it was time to show you the whole thing!  It wasn't the most complicated intricate brooch to make, but my swap partner is so bright and positive and I know she has a love for buttons, so I thought it would be fitting to do a rainbow button brooch. 

I hope she likes it and I hope it got to her safely! 


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Celebrations & promotions

I've been busy listing in my Craftumi store again today.  I'm really excited to be on top of things in my neck of the woods.  I haven't been this organised in a while.  I also have a reason to celebrate.  I am up to 90 followers!!  I am super excited about this.  Welcome to my new followers, and thank you for all those who have been sticking around for quite some time now!!  I appreciate you all!

Here's a sneak of what slipped into the store this morning...

So to celebrate my organization and awesome followers, I decided to do a little promotion!  For the remainder of the month of June, if you make any purchase in my Craftumi store, or Madeit store, I will send you an extra thank you gift for your support.  All you need to do is tell me in the notes that you are a follower of my blog (and be a follower of course).  I bet you want to know what the thank you gift is don't you?  Well folks, that part I am going to keep a secret!  You'll just have to wait and find out when you receive your little parcel in the mail!!

Hope everyone is having a delightful day! 


Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend Craft & Listings

I've had a super productive weekend in my craft room which makes me super happy!  It's been refreshing to spend so much time in here.  I sewed a patchwork gypsy skirt for myself some time ago.  I decided yesterday I needed to make myself another!  Now this is a skirt pattern which I drafted myself and have no instructions.  I thought it would be best to practice on a smaller scale first, and I made a child's skirt. 

It turned out well, and I have started selecting the fabrics for my new skirt.  I hope to make a start on it this week.  I am excited that I will be able to overlock/serge all of the edges before sewing it together this time around.  Santa Clause was so kind to me last year :)

Today the sun was shining, for the first time in about a week so I took advantage of it and took some pictures of goodies to go into my Madeit store and Craftumi store outside on the back patio.  I spent the afternoon editing and listing.  Here's a sneak of some of the things that made it in there.

And tonight I have been busy photographing, packaging and I'm just about to start editing to list a bunch of awesome stuff into my Craftumi store.  Die cuts, punchies, and cool stuff like that.  It feels great to have been so productive today!!  

What did you do today?  Anything productive?  Or did you relax and enjoy the sunshine?


Sunday, June 12, 2011

I love getting parcels in the mail...

I got into work on Wednesday last week, and sitting on my desk, was a beautiful parcel.  It was addressed to me.  This can only mean fabulous things.  I look on the back to see who it's from, and instantly know what it is...

It's an awesome gigantor pincushion from Wendy over at The Textured Leaf.  I won a giveaway on her blog a little while back, and she sent me a pincushion as my prize.... except, it went a missing in the post!!!  So she kindly made me another and has sent it over.  Thanks so much Wendy, I love it and already have it in use!

The funny thing is, when I was transferring my pins over to my new pincushion, I started squeezing my old thinner pincushion incase any needles were living inside.  I popped 12 out.  I was starting to run low on needles and was worried they might have been hiding in my carpet, ready to strike at a passerby foot.  But, they were tucked away safely in my pincushion.  Needless to say, I won't be putting any needles on my new pincushion... I would never see them again if they snuck inside!