Sunday, October 30, 2011

who could these be for?

.....and the lucky lady is Shez!
These are the parcels that I have sent for the Christmas
themed Tilda swap. They should be getting to you real
soon Shez, hope you like them!

Don't worry it's not as scary a package as it looks :o)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!
Peta  xoxox

Friday, October 28, 2011

just for fun

I actually made this doll about 2 weeks ago,
but never got around to blogging her.
I combined 2 Tilda patterns to make this one,
she started as ine of the angel dolls,
but kind of changed to one of the other dolls,
the patterns were simular. I can't even remember
which ones I used, as I do have most of
Tone Finnanger's books :o)

I used cailco,which I stained with tea for her skin
and embroidery thread for her hair. Everything else
came from my sewing stash.
So have to make some more of these!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting!

Peta xoxo

Meet Gertie

Hi everyone
Well I just had to have a go at one of the gorgeous
kits that Lisa sent me for my birthday
This one is called "Gertie Goat"
and she is from one of the many patterns/kits from

I have to say that I am really happy with my first attempt :o)
my daughter has taken a liking too, but I think that's
partly because she is purple...her favourite colour!

Thanks again Lisa, she was so much fun to make,
might have to make Millie Monkey next
or Katie Kitten, hmmmm, which one...

also linking this up with Our Creative Spaces
well that's it from me for now anyway
thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

scissor swap recieved

Hi everyone
I recently participated in a scissor keeper swap
I have since sent my gift, which can be seen if you scroll
a little futher down :o)
My partner was Karri and this is the gift that she sent to me...

The scissor keeper opens to hold the scissors
inside. Karri also made a matching scissor fob
and added some hand painted wooden buttons

and wow, check out the awesome christmas
stitchery, will definately get some use out of that
with christmas less than 9 weeks away :o)

Thanks so much Karri, I really love these gifts
and thanks so much to Sandi for organising the swap too.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm 40 uurrgghhhhh!

Ok, so it was my 40th birthday last week
(still cringing at the sound of that!)
but on the plus side, I did get really spoilt,
I might have to turn 40 again next year LMAO

What did I get? this......

yep, a new computer :o) (I'm still doing the happy dance hehe)
hubby wanted to get me a laptop, but I'm not biggest fan of laptops,
I know I am crazy, I can hear you all from here, but I like a good
desktop computer!
Anyway, just have to share this story with you all...
Hubby went off to JB Hifi on the way home from work and he
found a nice little computer that was on sale for $490, I think
it was an Acer, so he came home with it, got my daughter
to help him set it up and what do you know, the darn thing
wouldn't boot up. He tried for a bit (he does know what
he's doing lol) and then rang the store. The Sales guy tells
him to ring E-machines (the manufacturer), you can imagine
hubby's reaction...quite colourful indeed!
He asks to talk to the manager, who then says bring it
in and we'll have a look at it (lucky it was thursday night),
anyway, so hubby insists we all go in!
The manager and a few other guys come and look,
expecting it to be some silly thing that hubby didn't do.
Hubby says "You bloody ruined my Mrs' birthday!!"
They realise the computer was not worrking correctly
and they don't have anymore of that model in stock!
That'd be right haha, anyway they look at hubby, who
is by no means a small fellow and quickly offer him a
free upgrade (Yay me!) so I ended up with this HP Compaq
which was on sale for $700. I'm happy!

What else did I get? well, my niece LISA LEE who alot of you
may know, has a fantastic blog My Little Creative Wonderland
sent me this awesome gift...

3 full kits from  Bit of Whimsy Dolls
- Gertie Goat
- Millie Monkey
- Katie Kitten
all with fabric, patterns and everything needed to make
all three dolls. Lisa is absolutely addicted to these
dolls, I think she should almost have shares in the
company, with the amount she has brought...they are
so darn cute though!!!  I also got some extra fabrics
too as seen in the photo.
Thanks so much Lisa, I LOVE them all!

Oh and from family I also scored a $200 gift card
for Spotlight, (that's already got a bit of a beating lol)
a pretty photo frame and 40th glass

and some yummy alcohol :o)
(well, had to have some comfort in turning 40 hehe)
Cheers everyone, I had a great birthday!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tilda monthly make

Do  you love Tilda/Tone Finnanger,  then why not join in

Each month Cat will choose a Tilda item to make
(from one of the many Tone Finnanger books available)
and the idea is to follow along and blog your creation
each month, linking back to Cat's blog

More info can be found HERE

November's Make theme is "Birds"
(I will be back then to show off some birds that I will make)
they can be any Tone Finnanger inspired birds

some ideas can be found in these books...
Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle  Birds page 36
Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle  Angel Geese page 48
Tildas Studio   Cockatoo page 69
Sew Sunny Homestyle  Royal Hens page 63
Sew Sunny Homestyle  Puffin page 98

sounds like alot of fun and great inspiration to
get some gorgeous Tilda projects happening!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxox

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scissor keeper swap

Hi everyone
I recently joined a scissor keeper swap over at
Cookies and cream and I been partnered up with Karri
who lives in Narromine NSW.
I have never made a scissor keeper before, so I thought
I'd have a go. I have also made a matching needle case
and added a tassle scissor fob.

Inside I have added a selection of needles, pins, some
threads, snaps and hooks.

there is a tutorial for the needle case HERE
and the scissor keeper HERE (I have just co-ordinated
the scissor one to match the needle one)

Hope you like them Karri and can get some use out of them :o)

Thanks to Sandy for organising this swap too!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting

Peta xoxo

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friends swap

Hi everyone
just thought I'd pop back in to quickly show the gifts that
I sent to Marina in the F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap

F = Fabric, with christmas coming, I thought I'd send
3 fat quarters of christmas fabric.

R =  Ribbons and red snakes

I = Inspiration, A craft/sewing book

E = Embroidery threads. I was going to chose 5 skeins
but thought a nice selection on a floss card
might be a nice gift as I know that Marina
likes hand embroidery :o)

N = Needles, and a handmade needle case.

D = Decorations for her christmas tree
2 handmade reindeers and
2 handmade plum puddings

S = Small handmade button bag with some buttons

I hope you like your gifts Marina :o)
and thanks so much to Khris for organising this wonderful
swap, it was alot of fun!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo