Friday, July 31, 2009

Something new . . .

So its a new website - still a work in progress, but hopefully something that boost's my little business venture up the ladder a bit. The technical jargon is still all new to me, so I am slowly getting it set up when I get some free moments to myself, lol!
I need to get back to sewing, I have had a few surprise sales today in both my Madeit and ETSY stores, and now need to replenish my stock for my market Sunday!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Getting ready to market

I seem to have been a quiet blogger of late. I have been busy sewing and quilting away in preparation for a few markets coming up between now and Christmas - I can't believe Christmas is so soon! Anyway, I have a market this Sunday coming, plus a big 2 day ag show coming up at the end of August so am busy trying to utilise all the fabric in my stash - to keep hubby happy that I am not over spending on fabric, lol!
Lots more new dresses in the new design
Pretty little skirts
A new play-a-long quilt top finished.
This is a custom order that will be heading to England when complete!
Close up of quilt - perfect boy fabrics! The colours of these traffic jam fabrics are fantastic!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


The DUST Christmas in July BIG SALE WEEKEND is fast approaching and some stores have even jumped the gun and started early with big discounts and offers already happening! I am one of those that already has the sale happening with 15% off storewide plus a free set of fabric hair ties/pins with every order! Click the link over there on the sidebar to see all the participating stores and find out how you can win something for yourself from one of the super talented Aussie's selling on ETSY!
Here's just a peak at some of our super talented Etsy sellers and what they have on offer in store right now!
Rachel from Pink Lizzy Sews has these gorgeous Arty Skirts for Women in store! Just the thing for the upcoming summer months teamed with a singlet and some thongs!

Ange from Angelene makes the most exquisite jewellery and I love this braclet she has in store right now. Just gorgeous!

Franziska over at lyptis has these fantastic dresses in store that just look so comfy to wear on there own or over some leggings or jeans with boots. Sexy!

Carley from Vanilla Pixie makes the most gorgeous little hair clippies for little girls and she has also started her sale already with 30 - 45% off storewide!!! Be quick to grab a bargain!

Melinda at HereWeGoLoopyLou has some fantastic fabric cards in store, these are just gorgeous!

Pop on over to Etsy and grab a bargain this weekend and support all these and more super talented Aussie artists and crafters!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Quilting we will go . . .

I have been busy this week going through my fabric stash wishing I had more, cutting up lots of market projects ready to sew and doing some quilting. I now have 4 quilts on the go.

This is some gorgeous fabric from the 'Oh Cherry Oh' range. I picked out the deep reds and bright blues from a jelly roll I had and am making these into a 'Take-a-long' quilt in a coin quilt design. Finally a boy's quilt! This is going to be a cot size quilt using these fabulous 'Traffic Jam' fabrics.
Some more fabric from the 'Oh Cherry Oh' range - blocks done and sashing all cut out ready to put this top together for another 'Take-a-long' quilt.
And finally this little completed quilt top - another 'Take-a-long' quilt using the 'Sweet' by Urban Chicks fabrics - just gorgeous!
These quilts are all destined for the shop - hopefully in time for the Christmas in July promotion coming up. Stay tuned to find out what special I will be offering on all items in the shop during the promotion!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My first Etsy Treasury!

I got my first Treasury on ETSY today - here's the link.
You have to be quick to view it though, they don't keep them up for long,
I think its only up til Friday.
The ETSY DustTeam Christmas in July promo is happening very soon - less than 2 weeks to go now. Lots of super talented Aussie's selling on ETSY will be offering heaps of great discounts on their products plus there will be HEAPS of giveaways! Check out the link over there ---->>>>

EB RR Block Swap Sneak Peak #2

This is a sneak peak at the second block I have completed for the EB RR Block Swap. Very exciting using eveyone else's fabrics to create the same block. Can't wait for the end at Christmas time when we get all our blocks back in our fabrics of all different block styles.
I think I know whose fabric this is : )

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Etsy Store - new stuff just listed!

Here's just a peak at a few items I have just listed in my ETSY shop. Pop on over for a look, more goodies to be added over the weekend!
We are having a very rainy day here today, so the kids and I are busy crafting inside while hubby is busy shovelling dirt outside : )

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vintage Chenille Giveaway!

My neighbour Leah from Vintage Chenille is having a giveway on her blog. Leah makes the most gorgeous little softies and other goodies from Chenille, you really should check out her shop!
Have a lovely day everyone! I am loving my new bag : )

EB Bag Swap - look what I got! (and what I made)

A big thankyou goes out to my swap partner Lou for this fantastic bag and wallet she made me as part of the EB Bag Swap. I immediatley recognised the pattern and beautiful Amy Butler fabrics - some favourites of mine! Not only is Lou a great sewer, but you really must check out her blog for her amazing photography!
My swap partner that I made a bag for is offline all weekend so will post some pictures now of what I made her as I know she has received it. I chose a pattern by Anna Maria Horner called the 'Multi Tasker Tote'. When I received the pattern and started cutting out my fabric I was worried, because it really is a BIG bag! But my swap partner requested a big bag for EVERYTHING so hopefully she loves it : ) The fabric I got from Spotlight, the outer is a furnishing weight fabric, with the inner 100% cotton. I added lots of extra pockets for the inside including a zippered pocket and key-chain, for a big bag the pattern only offered one pocket on the inside and I decided it definitely needed more.
I also made a matching zippered purse with wrist strap.

I really like this pattern, was a little hard to understand in parts, probably due to lack of sleep on my part, but have had a few requests from friends to make them one as pressies so am definitely going to be making more of these!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


In a few weeks time the ETSY DUST Team (Down Under Street Team) will be hosting a huge promotion. This team features a huge group of Aussie's on ETSY, a great way to buy from some amazingly talented Australian sellers on ETSY! There will be heaps of great promotions from all the stores involved whether it be discounts or free shipping on items in their shops or something else. There will also be LOTS of GIVEAWAYS!!!
If you click on that countdown link just over there ------>>>>
you can check out all the Aussie stores participating in the promo!
Stay tuned : )

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sneak peak - new design

Some recent fabrics purchased - a selection from Amy Butler, some of the new Wildwood range by Erin McNorris and Songbird by Holly Anderson. All destined for beautiful little girls clothes - stayed tuned for new additions in the ETSY shop : )
And a sneak peak at a new design : )
There might be a few of these listed in the shop in the next few days . . .
Hope you are all having a great day! : )

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Giveaway Winners!

Well, I tried to use that random number generator thingy and couldn't work it out so just put everyone's names into a hat (twice for those who had also mentioned my giveaway on their blogs) and the winner picked is;

littleecofootprints said...
What a lovely giveway! I love #2. Congratulations on 100 posts. I've only just found your blog so am looking forward to the next 100.
July 3, 2009 5:38 AM

So finding that my winner had chosen number #2 as her prize I pondered as to what I was now going to do with prize #1 which is already wrapped and ready to post - and decided to draw another winner and hope that they had chosen #1. That winner is;

Louise said...
What a generous giveaway! I would choose #1, you have made some beautiful things there that I would love to own :)
June 25, 2009 1:03 AM

Congrats to you both. I will contact you both shortly to arrange where to post your prizes!
Thankyou everyone for stopping by and visiting - please do come again soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday Weekly Woundup

Or is that Round up? We had a busy weekend outside cleaning up, with the boys doing a spot of lawnmowing to try and keep the winter grass at bay.

I got busy in the kitchen and whipped up one of these salads to take some photos of - sorry can't share the recipe yet - you'll have to wait for a new recipezine due to come out very shortly - stayed tuned for that!

We also had a horrible storm come through that catapulted our trampoline almost through the sliding doors at the back of our house. It was very scary with a huge dust storm turning the sky almost black for a few minutes. I had to get hubby to come home and help me move it out of the way of the doors, some minor damage to the veranda and guttering and a very poor looking trampoline and now sitting outside the doors waiting for hubby to get a chance to assess the damage and see if it is fixable.And a little bit of crafing whipping up some more hair pretties to build up my market stash. I have a market this Sunday and being the school holidays I am hoping it is busy with lots of tourists.