Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Crafting!

It's officially less than a month to Christmas. Let the countdown begin :) The Christmas Tree is up... a little early yes... but I needed an activity to keep the kids busy and entertained before they drove me up the wall. My poor DH has been working most weekends all weekend.

Introducing Yuri - an Ooshka Babushka Boy.

It's been some time since I made something that wasn't a quilt... I intend to give one of these as a Christmas gift. Yuri's not quite perfect but gave me an opportunity to perfect my efforts... Fortunately the boys loved him all the same. He's currently capeless but I am hoping to add that to him this week.

I plan to use some AJ fabric to make an Alexy for someone little and special. Just waiting on more face panels to arrive :)

You can order an Ooshka Boy here. There are girl Ooshkas too! So sweet!

I also have been making buttons, magnets and badges with my new i-top. Actually I bought the i-top MONTHS ago but it only made it out of the packaging last week. I also made a wee FMF coaster and a wee green log cabin pin cushion.

Here's a sneaky peek of something delightful winging it's way to someone...

And here's a pic of my Mystery Giveaway that Michelle won at the start of the month...

I was given some needles like those above in the pic and they are the best! So much so I've bought a few to add to Christmas pressies for crafty friends! Thanks Georgia for putting me on to them to begin with.

I've got a few more things I am hoping to make in time for Christmas too! How are you going with your Christmas projects and shopping?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Little Help Needed From My Friends in the USA

Dear Friends in the USA,

I was hoping to order the boys some clothes from Osh Kosh online... but they do not ship internationally. I was wondering if you might be willing for me to ship the goods to you, and then ship them to me for which I'd paypal you the shipping money and a little extra to thank you for your time?

Please leave me a comment if you'd be able to help and thanking you in advance,



This time last week I was sipping cocktails by the pool at the Warwick Resort in Fiji. The DH and I finally zipped away on our very overdue honeymoon. Thankfully it was well worth the wait. We had a wonderful time.

Here's a quick few pic's...

View of the pool from our room

The Warwick Resort

The DH, me and a Fiji sunset

Now that we're home, the house hunting continues. We missed out on a house this week :( but fortunately there seems to be plenty on the market. Hopefully we'll find a place soon. No sewing to update you with I am afraid... but hoping to finish up a quilt top over the weekend.

I'll only be giving 2 handmade gifts this Christmas but both will be larger quilts so that's my excuse! Only a couple more Christmas presents to buy and we are all done! Woohoo! How are you going? Are you organised?

Destash Update


Bliss Layer Cake US$30 or NZ$38 SOLD

The following goodies are still available...

22 FQ of DS Quilts Collection incl. prints released only at Joann's and Spotlight

US$66 or NZ$84 + shipping

Punctuation Jelly Roll NZ$38 or US$30 + shipping

Figgy Pudding Jelly Roll US$30 or NZ$38 + shipping

Figgy Pudding Honey Bun US$17 or NZ$21 + shipping

Terrain Jelly Roll - US$35 or NZ$44 + shipping

Happy to combine postage. Postage is from New Zealand. Please leave me a comment if you are interested.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

You've got to be quick around here :)

Just a quick update: Thanks so much for all the lovely anniversary wishes. It really means a lot. Mostly because my DH has been working all weekend down in the South Island and we didn't get to celebrate together. Thankfully we have our honeymoon coming up this week! Whooopee!!

Secondly, I have drawn a winner, and Mr Random Generator selected (drumroll please)...

That's a 12 if you can't read it! Which is Michelle! Well done Michelle! I am so pleased you won! I'll be in contact shortly.

But for those of you who missed out, there will be another giveaway coming soon I promise :)

Destash Sale & Mystery Giveaway! (Giveaway Now Closed)

This year I've bought quite a lot of fabric... A little too much in fact. So much so I thought I better have a little stock take and a little destash. Not to make room for new fabric but to feel a little less overwhelmed by the amount of fabric I've got to work with. (And hopefully soon we'll be buying our first home - so a little less fabric to move would be good too :) ).

If you're interested in any of the fabric, please leave me a comment  - also, please note that shipping is from New Zealand :) I'll include some extra special treats too!

22 FQ of DS Quilts Collection incl. prints released only at Joann's and Spotlight 
US$66 or NZ$84 + shipping

12 FQ of Habitat - US$30 of NZ $38 + shipping SOLD

Bliss and Hushabye Charm Packs - US$8 or NZ$10 each + shipping SOLD

Punctuation Jelly Roll - US$30 or NZ$38 + shipping

Figgy Pudding Jelly Roll US$30 or NZ$38
Figgy Pudding Honey Bun US$17 or NZ$21

Terrain Jelly Roll - US$35 or NZ$44

Sherbet Pips Layer Cake - US$35 or NZ$44 SOLD

And finally, a year ago today I married my best friend, so to celebrate I am hosting a mystery giveaway. Please leave a comment to enter and trust me, it will be a delicious quilty treat!
 Winner will be drawn tonight - Sunday 6th November!

***Edit: Please note that the giveaway closed on Sunday 6th November at 9.50pm***