Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pictures from my Stall






My first Stall was a huge success and lots of fun. I met loads of lovely people that gave me all sorts of feedback. My two most favourite customers of the day would have to be 2 little girls I would say about 10 -11 years old who really loved my little Japanese Lucky Owls, but they told me they were going to the Movies later so weren't sure if they would have enough money as they weren't sure how much the movie tickets were. I said I couldn't help them as I never go to the movies but the Japanese Lucky Owls will bring you luck when you give them to someone else. Well that decided them they both bought a baby owl and then turned around and gave them to each other! Love it!!!!!! Girls if you read this you made my day!!! Thanks to all the other lovely lovely people who dropped by especially those lovely mums from St Declans. Also thanks to the company I had on the day, Kathy from Kathys Keepsakes and Jacqueline who does beautiful Jewellery and keyrings, also a huge thanks to Debbie & Milly for coming and helping me out and also to my kids and hubby who were unreal in helping to thread yarn through my tags!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lil Possums first ever Market





So I am venturing out into the world of the Handmade marketplace. I am having a stall tomorrow ( Election Day in Australia) at a Peakhurst South Public School and have been crazy busy making stuff all week!! It has been very rewarding but man I am tired and I have come to realise that I am not the most ordered and organised person around!

To me this week has been a real learning experience as I have made a few mistakes and found simpler ways to do things (usually while sewing the last of a batch of items). Its all good though and I will see how I go tomorrow. Mostly I am looking forward to some feedback on what I have created so that should be interesting.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Online Shop Page Updated

Please check out the Online Shop Page. I haven't got a shopping cart feature as yet so everything will have to be done via the Contact Me form page.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NEW THINGS I'M MAKING








I have been very busy with my little fledgling business lately and its all so exciting. I really wasn't sure if people would like the things make but it seems that they do and that they are actually willing to part with cash to have them. I have been making loads of Peg Bags which must be a good Christmas option. I have also been very busy with my custom order for Magda for a bird mobile for her newest little daughter. I really hope that she likes it.

I am also creating some new items for 2011 including some facinator clips for singlet,hair or bag. My creative brain just wn't slow down but unfortunately my time this year is limited due to my 3 year old wanting some attention too. Next year he starts PreSchool 2 days so I will be dedicating those days to sewing. YIpeeeee.
Merry Xmas to all
Un til Next time
K x

Monday, September 20, 2010

Custom Orders Available


Onesies $22 Postage $3





Lucky Owls $10 Postage $3





Custom Order - Jo

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Finding time to Sew.

I have found an awesome site for those who like sewing and like to sew things like really quickly!

Have a look over here at Prudent Baby. The girls here are so fun and inspiring and I have pulled my finger out and just started making stuff and having lots of fun doing it. And guess what I am actually finishing things too, can't believe it!!!

So heres the things I been doing.





1. My version of the "Pillowcase dress" but really big for Layla. Fabric is Rambler Soiree -Party Dress from Sew,Mama,Sew
2. My version of the "Most Flattering Shirt dress" for me. Fabric from my stash. Instead of putting shirring allthe way around I just did 7 lines of it under the bust line, It looks ok I think. Do You?? ( I really am NOT photogenic)

Yipeee, so proud of my efforts.
Kath (-:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Melbourne Craft Fair and doing the things you love




Some of my Favourite things of late.






Pictures; 1. Hamish & Lawrence, 2 & 3. Tulips at the Botanical Gardens Sydney, 4 & 5. Crochet Baby quilt for Marli, 6. My room in Intercontinental Melbourne 7.Laylas Chocolate Mousse, 8. Outside Meet me at Mikes with Envelope Project in window.


First things first - DRY JULY - I lasted 30 days out of 31 with no alcohol at all (this was the intention we had a do on the 31st). My liver is so happy!
NO SPEND JULY - Umm not so easy especially when you visit a craft fair. Ohh I did buy a bit of stuff about 6.7 kilos to be exact as that is how much my luggage went up at the airport. But I did last until the 23rd July so that was pretty good I think. Plus I have been very good in August so far.

I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR DOING THESE LITTLE GOALS I SET. Hmmm will have to think of some harder ones next time.


After the school holidays I decided I needed time out so took off to Melbourne to take in 2 days of crafting at the Craft and Quilt Fair 2010. I took part in many workshops and quite a few craft circles which were so much fun. My favourites were trying my hand a making a nano felted flower, making "Hamish" the Japanese Lucky Owl and an inspiring heat transfer workshop with | Sharyn Hall which included lots of laughing as well as learning.

The little owls have been keeping me busy and it seems everyone wants me to make them one. They are so quick to whip up and really satisfying once finished oh and you get good luck when you give one to someone.

Which brings me to doing the things you love!
Its so easy to get lost in the day to day and feeling like you never seem to get anywhere, well that's how I have been feeling of late. Crafting is about achieving something for yourself, which pleases really no-one else but you. Hey if others like it too then BONUS but really its about nurturing YOUR creative juices and getting that feeling of satisfaction, like wow I'm clever, look what I can do.

Firstly you might like to spend a bit of time at the beginning of the week doing a plan for the projects you have going or want to achieve this week. 5 mins at the beginning of the craft session may work better for you but just set down a guide of your session.

Maybe it could be like this;
Day 1:
Project 1. Cut pattern for skirt, mark up and pin. Sew up side if time
Project 2. Choose Fabric for Cushions and coordinating buttons/Zip. Cut out pattern if time
Project 3. Choose yarn for next crochet project. Gather all equipment together in craft bag ( I have lots of small craft bags I put my crochet projects in then they are portable) and make a start.

You will be so impressed when you actually achieve whats on your list and then some. I find if you don't have a plan then you get sidetracked and start on other things that you shouldn't. I wonder what works for you? Do tell!

Set aside at least 1/2 an hour a day or make it a larger block of time on a day you can get away with it. You will be surprised what you can actually get done if you sit and FOCUS. Even if you just do one day a week get it out and make a start.

Anyway that's all I have in me today I really need to have a lie down now as I have a splitting headache.
So, Until next time

Kathy

PS.
This is a lovely site to look at;
| MakeGoodBooks

Beautiful Japanese books translated into english. Oh I do want this book, I do.