Sunday, October 28, 2007

More Postcards/Country Carnival Craft stuff

More postcards!!! What a great month October is!

The first postcard is from Emmy - which was such a lovely surprise. I have made some wonderful friends over cyberspace - and Emmy was one of my first, and still one of my very best cyberspace friends!!!! As with all of Emmy's fibre art, this postcard is just gorgeous. Thanks Emmy!! xx

This postcard is from SuZ! It is adorable!!!! There is a little fairy sitting on the flower - can you see it? SuZ, you are the best. I love it - thankyou.

I copied this idea from Doreen (I asked her first if I could!!!)..... Doreen made her gorgeous needle books from an old jumper she had felted, but I used some woollen fabric which I had made a jumper for Dad - ages ago!!!!! Not as good as Doreen's, but good enough for the school craft stall.......

These are stuffed hearts, made from polar fleece. They're very soft and cuddly. I suppose you could hang them or write on the little tag and give them as a small gift.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Funky Art Journal/Birds of a Feather

Funky Art Journal
I've had Traci Bautista's book "Collage Unleashed" for a while. Got it out for a bit of a read (as you do), and it actually motivated me to open up my paint cupboard. Out came the paints, papers and stamps and off I went. I made numerous painted papers, and what fun I had - and what a creative mess I ended up making...... Then out came my handpainted fabrics to make the fabric collage cover. I added strips of fabric and yarn to the spine. This was such a fun project - I intend to try my hand at a few more of these.......

Birds of a Feather
Coming up in November is our school Country Carnival. I used to be the co-ordinator, but it was just soooooo much work as only a couple of us tended to make ALL the items for the stall. So, no more co-ordinating - but I still make items for it. Here are some cute little birds - hope they sell. If anyone has some good ideas for quick and easy items for school fetes - please let me know!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Help!!!!!!!! I have twelve extra 14 y/0 boys staying here tonight for Jack's birthday........right now they're outside with Phil who is lighting a bonfire. Peace for a short time!!!! But after that who knows???? I don't think there will be much sleep happening tonight. Stay tuned for my next post!!!

Also, I didn't realise, but my last post was number 100!!! I made it!

11 p.m. - Further to above......... The boys are all down the other end of the house watching a DVD, mattresses all over the floor - what a sight!! Boys are sooooo noisy. They don't even look like going to sleep yet. Here they are at the bonfire.........

Friday, October 19, 2007

Birthday Postcards/ATC's/Lovely Doreen

I was so excited when I received Lynda's parcel, with the beautiful fabric book, that I completely forgot to post a pic of this beautifully textured postcard that was also enclosed. Thankyou Lynda!!

Take a look at this beauty! I love Kim's work - she is also one of my favourite textile artists. Kim's work is always stunning - I especially love her art quilts...... Thanks Kim!!
More ATC's. The first one is from Eva - it has Angelina fibres, dyed muslin and some beading. The one below is from a gorgeously textured piece of fabric that Val made, which I had drooled over on her blog. Well, it's even nicer in real life. Thanks Eva and Val!!!!
These ATC's are great!! Very different from my already growing collection, and will make a fantastic addition to my now growing paper ATC collection. The first one is from Marlies, and the one below is from her 12 y/o (I think) student, Eline. I really love them. Thank you!! One of my best cyberspace buddies is Doreen. She is a very talented and generous lady -more than willing to share her vast textile experience. Well, look what I received for my birthday. A beautiful handmade is a gorgeous design which includes a great textured handmade piece as a focal point on the front. But, look at that luscious tassel!! It is gorgeous, with LOTS of yummy ribbons and fibres, a silk flower on the top, and a braided loop. Thankyou Doreen!xx

Friday, October 12, 2007



I have been tagged by Susan to name 7 honest things about myself. Okay, here goes:

1. I have 3 sons and they mean the world to me - I love them sooooo much.......

2. I try so hard to not be late, but am nearly always late!!!! Why, I don't know.......

3. If my kitchen bench is untidy I can change from a calm person to a nightmare of a person in a second. I HATE having an untidy kitchen bench!!!! Anything or anywhere else in the house is okay - but NOT my kitchen bench........

4. I love Johnny Depp - he is my dream man. Nicholas Cage comes second..........

5. I exercise most days - okay I better be honest here - I TRY to exercise most days.......

6. When the weather is warm I am a much nicer person. I hate cold weather.........

7. I hate to do the ironing, and my ironing basket is full of clothes that I've forgotten I even have (that's how long they've been there). I iron only when I really have to......

Okay, now that's enough about me! Okay, I think I will tag:


Your turn now ladies!!!!! Tell all.......

On Saturday night I went to my secondary school reunion - Bendigo High School. You might remember from an older post, where we met after not seeing one another for about 25 years (or more). We now try and meet twice a year, and each time we arrange a dinner more and more people from the past turn up. It's great, and at times very emotional. This last reunion there were about 25 of us - but this photo is of myself with my 3 favourite school friends - still the best of friends even after 25 years apart. It was a great night!!!!

Dianne, Debbie, Julie and Karen (4 buddies from the past - still buddies in the present).........

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Funky Journal - THANKYOU LYNDA!!!!!!!!


What can I say, but thankyou so much!!! A wonderful lime green funky journal from Lynda - am I just the luckiest birthday gal ever!!?? I picked my parcel up from the post office on the way to work, and opened it at work. It was the best surprise package. I had an audience as I opened the package, which comprised of quite a few layers, bubble wrap, tissue paper, cardboard - and there it was - my very own fluffy yarn lime green funky journal. It definitely received lots of ooohs an aaaaahs from my work colleagues. I LOVE IT!!!! The spine is just the fluffiest and I can't help touching it all the time. The cover is embellished dyed cheese cloths, the inside cover is covered with these great clock images, and to top it all off, it has many signatures of beautifully painted and stamped hand made papers and tags with a few surprise charms added in here and there. I really could go on, and on, and on about how much I love it - but I better not. Thanks again Lynda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What a month!!!

October is definitely my month!! Not only is it Spring, but I am receiving some wonderful cards in the mail...... Here are some more birthday postcards from my Fiber Art Friends.

Postcard from Terri.

Postcard from Micki.

Postcard from Elaine.

Postcard from Sue.

Thankyou so much - I love them all!!! They are all so individual and wonderful - and what a way to celebrate my birthday........