Thursday, 21 October 2010

Dates for your diary...

Made 'n' Thornbury craft market - this Saturday afternoon, 10 - 2.
North Melbourne market - this Sunday, 10-5.  I am DEFINITELY going to make it there THIS time!
Coburg Craft Group - Monday night 7:30pm !

Monday, 18 October 2010

More craft stall sewing

Found these cute ribbons at the Craft Expo the other day, then went to GJ's for some black elastic on the way home - Melinda had a great idea to turn them into hairbands. Made about 16 so far, very quick and easy. Amazing how much better my trusty old Janome sews with a brand new needle!
 Planning on making the rest up today, the JediKid is home today, recovering from feeling off-colour yesterday, so he is watching Dr Who (Aliens of London).
Had a quick meeting at school this morning to organize the Twilight Market - only a month away! One more favour to ask from all my lovely crafting volunteers - I need people to volunteer to man the craft stall on the day, 3:30-7pm.  Plus the badge making stall, and maybe face painting.  If you can talk some other school parents into  helping out  as well, please???

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The latest edition to the craft library

I couldn't resist buying this book at the craft expo last week, I love "Sew what skirts" so I knew this one would be just as good. Lots of sewing tips and hints, pattern making ideas etc. before you get into the actual projects section.
What a craft filled week! Craft expo on Thursday, Sister's Market Saturday, Finders Keepers on Sunday (once we finally found it, I do not know that part of town at all, rather confusing with all the building hoardings up), and then craft group last night!  
I had planned on doing lots of sewing yesterday, but all I managed was to line the little cane suitcase ready for a display in the school office to promote the craft stall at the up-coming twilight market.  And there was a lot of sorting to do, looking at the items made so far and working out how to attach them onto cards for a more professional looking presentation.  I am itching to make a new skirt or two - might have to wait until the weekend!
Moonee Ponds Central school are having their school fete this Sunday too, come along if you can!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Craft Expo excursion

Fellow crafter Melinda and I had a great day out at the CraftExpo yesterday.  The Melbourne Exhibition building is such a beautiful setting, I must admit I did spend some time walking around looking up at the ceiling at the beautifully restored  stencil work!
I found some groovy fabric destined to become a summer skirt-

And some cute rubber stamps!  I have been eying off the little japanese doll stamps for about 2 years, but they were always sooo expensive before! Yesterday they were $6 each!
I remember about 20 years ago when I bought my first "new" rubber stamps (as opposed to the old alphabet and animal ones I had as a child), I had to order them by post from either Adelaide, or Nunnawading! Now there are shops, mail order, parties - and of course, art  & craft shops, Spotlight etc. selling stamps!

I couldn't resist the funny little owls, I especially love the long-legged one!  And yes I know there are some doubles - they will be put aside for a Christmas present for a special crafty little girl (whose mum happens to collect owls!)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Craft Expo!

I'm off to Craft Expo tomorrow, it runs Thursday til Sunday, check out info/program at 
Don't forget that the Sister's Market  is on at the  Brunswick Town Hall this Saturday, and the Finders Keepers Market  at Docklands  makes its Melbourne debut this weekend.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Craft group is NEXT Monday

Hiya all, craft group is next Monday, 11th.  I figured no one would remember or have the energy to go out tonight, what with school starting back this morning AND daylight saving just starting.  It was a bit of a shock to the system getting going this morning.

 The best thing about the school hols is NOT HAVING TO MAKE THE LUNCHBOXES UP.  I so don't miss doing that for 2 weeks! And of course I hadn't looked at them for a fortnight and didn't remember until 11pm last night that Tigerboy's lunchbox was falling apart.  So being a cheapskate (and not having any other option at 11pm) I sat down and roughly sewed it back together (one of those zippered, insulated ones). It should hold for a few more weeks - maybe til the end of the year if I am lucky.