Thursday, October 29, 2009

Off for a few days R & R

Although it's not actually "our" holiday as such, Handmadies has invited us for three nights at Noosa and I cant wait to relax in one of our favourite places in this great land, The other one being Melbourne ofcourse ! mmmm We have all been here before but Micky and fam are making it an annual pilgrimage. It's such a great place to be with kids and adults alike.
When we get back, the following day I'm at Gatton setting up for Christmas in the Country, so I will be absent for a week or so and having withdrawals from you all by then, no doubt.

Dont forget The Handmade Expo is having a great giveaway, please pop over and leave a comment, every different blogger who comments increases the giveaway, so even you you aren't in this area, if you comment it pushes up the prize. So please comment and help whoever wins to win a really really great prize!!

See you in a week when I'm refreshed, then exhausted!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yo Yo's

I have been meaning to post about Yo Yo's since my give away when I had some comments from some lovely peeps not knowing what they were. Here's some pics

These are an inch and a half

And these are tiny, maybe three quarters of an inch.

If you google " How to make a suffolk puff " there are heaps of tutorials.

Blog Christmas Lunch Meetup

Don't forget blogettes about our Christmas get together being held in Laidley (between Ipswich and Toowoomba) on Monday 30th November...

It's bring a plate, a handmade prezzy, your swimmers and a sense of adventure for meeting new people... well, not completely new because we have met you on blogland!

So, please check your diaries and if you are free to come if you could just email or leave a comment on a post and I will get back to you.

Hope to meet you face to face soon.

The Handmade Expo giveaway

The Handmade Expo giveaway is still open for all you blogettes out there who haven't entered yet.

Even if you don't live locally and can't make it to the expo - leave a comment so the $ voucher increases for the peeps that can make.. we would love to giveaway a good amount of $ to spend at either the November or December markets.

The post is here... so go and check it out and leave a comment...

It would be great if you could also blog about the giveaway too!

Christmas in the country at Gatton

Yes this year I have been invited to attend Christmas in the Country, in Gatton as a stallholder to sell my bubbachenille goodies. I have been working madly towards this for a few weeks now as I am led to believe it is a shopping frenzy and one must have mountains of stock !

I have added some supplies into this market too for the crafts person/sewer, so you will be able to purchase vintage chenille fat quarters in lots of different styles, colours and prices, depending on rarity ( as in how rare they are ! ) I will also have some cotton fabric pieces that no longer take my fancy and lots of little packets of vintage buttons.

I will also have a range of gorgeous chenille teddies, There are four different teddies ranging in size and price and all have been wrapped with a singlet included as well some have a burp cloth or bib. A fitting gift for a newborn.

Naturally all my usual items will be in abundance ( hopefully, as you never really know when you have enough for a market ! ) Lots of heat packs large and small and lots of skirts and pants. Included are some christmas pants, skirts, singlets and t shirts. I also have a small range of ladies christmas singlets and t shirts that are embellished with yo yo's.

Do you see the groovy "wireless" mr bubba bought me for the studio ? My next lot of pants in the ever popular size two getting ready for the machine! So much preparation before the finished product! Check out my Flickr page for the finished items.

Any way if you can make it to Gatton on Friday 6th November or Saturday 7th you are sure to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. This market has been held annually for 19 years and has 60 stalls of lovely handmade goodies. Morning and afternoon teas are available as well as light lunches. Starts at 9 am and is open til 7pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

This arrived today Yummo!

When you have to go to the P.O to pick up a parcel, you know it has to be good... Then you get this accross the counter..

With the Aussie dollar the way it is, I've been shopping! 5 times even !! Check this out...

Isn't it delicious ? I wonder if it will replace the other pink one I bought once and couldn't bear to cut up, so it's on the spare bed, or the white one I bought another time that I couldn't cut up and it's on my bed...mmmm what to do ?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Yo YO Winner !

Hey thanks for entering girls, Love a quick giveaway...Dont you ? I wish I could send all a pack of yo yo's ! But I had to put all the names in the proverbial hat ! and drew out Vicki from Tozz's corner... Congrats Vicki and thanks again everyone for entering.

Christmas YO YO Giveaway 2 PM AU EST

It's way too early for a giveaway.. If you'd like to win a package of Christmas Yo Yo's today at 2 pm, Qld time then just leave a comment now and I'll draw a winner this arvo ! Good luck !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

100 followers for The Handmade Expo...Giveaway time !

We have reached the 100th follower... Yeah! Head over to the Handmade Expo Blog now to enter the giveaway... Don't forget to become a follower of the blog as well. Good Luck everyone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We are having a blogging party ! R U Coming ?

Every so often we meet a fellow blogger, someone who follows us or whom we follow! It's so much fun putting a face to a name.

So Liesa, Micky and Miriam have decided to have a little Christmas blogging party ! No not on line in real life! Yay Cake !

If you are in South East Queensland, you are invited to come to Laidley for lunch and a swim and a pressy swap and a meetup so to speak !

It will be on Monday 30th Nov.

All you have to do is bring a plate, bring a pressy to swap, bring your swimmers and your bright happy face!

Please RSVP by the 16th Nov, either by leaving a comment on one of our blogs or by emailing and let us know what you are putting on your plate!

Your children are welcome but no big boys allowed!

A Truely AWESOME Giveaway

OH my goodness, there are 27 fat quarters to giveaway, This is probably THE most generous giveaway I have ever come accross. You go girl ! Here's the link to get there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A winner !

And the winner is...da dah..theresabuttonmissing, yay I will scoot you an email incase you aren't reading right now !
Thanks to everyone who followed all the rules, it was a big one I know and I wont make the next one soooo big, promise !
So if you'd like to have some Christmas Yo Yo's just leave me a comment and next Monday I'll draw a name out of a bowl that photographs well and doesn't have a white interior!

Thanks also to everyone who made it to The Handmade Expo on Saturday, alas we didn't break the record for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. It wasn't for lack of trying thats for sure! We had fun doing it anyway and there maybe another attempt around Christmas time!
There were lots of new stalls and we all started our Christmas shopping, even Mr bubba blew the budget!

Trying to find the most delicious bowl to put all the names in to draw a winner and when I took pics, it nearly blinded me ! ( remember I cant turn my flash off ! )

The delicious bowl came from Lilly Cottage.. It's pink and heart shaped so there couldn't be anything nicer!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last chance!

Yes that's right folks...Last chance for me to remind you of my blogaversry giveaway that I posted on Friday 2nd October. Please head down the page if you'd like to enter. I'm heading off for a couple of days to put the greatest show on the road together, (with a little help from my daughters ofcourse) so I wont be back until I draw the winner on Monday.. Also dont forget Handmadies giveaway too, she's drawing her winner on Monday too !

Also last chance to get one more reminder in about the Handmade Expo tomorrow and the world record attempt at Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. All happening at the Handmade Expo, Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd , Bundamba, 8 am - 2 pm. There are over 100 stalls of all handmade delights from everything to everything and all your faves and lots of newbies too !

If you come please say Hi as we love to put bloggy names to faces, actually this is one of the truely fun parts about blogging dont you think ?

See you tomorrow if you can make it !

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Starting to think about the silly season!

So I finished the navy and pale lemon heat packs, well I ran out of wheat so they are all stitched up ready to be filled at least !

Then I started using these.......

Sorry the photo is a bit bright, ( I couldn't turn my flash off because I couldnt figure out how ! ) Any way I wanted to start on some Christmas things and here's what's happened so far..

Then I did these with Vintage Chenille stars in sizes 1 - 4

They'll be nice for Christmas, not too over the top and wearable after Christmas too!

Dont forget to enter my giveaway ( scroll down a bit ) there are only 4 more sleeps til I draw the winner..

Also Micky has a fab giveaway too at Handmadies, she'd love to have your company over there.

Two sleeps to go til The Handmade Expo...the citement is building !!!!!!!! Hope you can make it !

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whipping up some more Vintage Chenille heat !

For those amongst us who dont know my products all that well I have to tell you that my most popular item is heat packs.

I have a fornightly order from a chemist and I lug them to all my markets..

They have wheat in them and are made from vintage chenille ( ofcourse ! )

I do an applique heart or star on each one also.

Todays finished batch are dusty pink, tomorrows are navy blue and creamy lemon.

I will have a big variety of colours at my stall on Saturday at the Handmade Expo and they are always in stock at Handmade Heaven.

The small are $13 and the large are $18.

Have you entered my giveaway yet ? There's another giveaway over here too that's a good one!

Only 4 big sleeps to go....

Monday, October 12, 2009

That Creative Monster at it again !

When it bites me I have to make things, It will be great to have lots of new things available for The Handmade Expo on Saturday. If you are in South East Queensland on Saturday you are missing out if you dont come to The Handmade Expo.

Not only are there over 100 stalls of handmade deliciousness, but there is a world record attempt at 12.30 for Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The kids will love it and you'll love all the handmade goodies on offer !

Why not start your Christmas shopping ?
Here's what the creative monster has made me do..

I have to get inards shots as sometimes they are just as yummy as the outers !

All this and more and the Handmade expo on Saturday 17th October, 8am - 2 pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba...Be there or be square !

Friday, October 9, 2009

I wonder where this will go ?

Vintage fabric and vintage chenille,......Who will own this ?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The creative monster has been attacking me !

Am I creating just to blog ?
Nope, but seeing as I have a blog I may as well show you what the creative monster has done to me today !


Which when open looks like this ....All vintage chenille and vintage fabric no less ...

Which when open has this inside...All vintage chenille and vintage fabric in this too! Both very nice and big bags too, they'll be going off to The Handmade Expo on 17th October ( if they dont go off to new homes before then ! )

I have also finished off these..

A fresh pile of new bibs with lovely yo yos on them and great funky and shabby fabrics on the back !

Also these....

Little purse notebooks and a pen attatched (not permanently of course ! )

Dont forget to scoll down and enter my blogaversary giveaway, entries have slowed down a bit ! ( good for the peeps who have entered ! )

Chat soon :-) Miriam

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Newspaper Hogettes !

Yay we hit page two !

You Go Girls, keep practising !!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do The Right Thing ( in a small way)

A selection of my version of a green bag... Have you entered my giveaway ?

Any Ideas what to do with these ?

All that was in the vege garden when we arrived here a few weeks ago were these..

They wont help me with knowing what to have for dinner tonight but they look great dont they ? I put the garlic in the laundry in a basket ( outdoor laundry ) and when I walked in a couple of hours later, boy it smelt divine! The tomatoes I'll just munch on every time I walk past them !

This is what I've been doing today, I finished off nine pants and skirts and now I'll have to start on some more bags and some christmas themed goodies for the next Handmade Expo

on Saturday 17th October.

Dont forget to enter my giveaway a couple of posts ago !

Monday, October 5, 2009

Giveaways galore !

P.S Dont forget my giveaway, see below and also Handmade Heaven is having a giveaway too !
Also dont forget the Guiness World record attempt at The Handmade Expo in Ipswich on Saturday 17th October! Heads and shoulders, Knees and Toes, Lets all clap hands together !!! Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba, 8 am - 2 pm !

I won this from Nook

I cant help myself entering a giveaway from Nook. Trouble is last time I entered I won something and this time I won again, I'll let you all have a turn now ! Michelle has another giveaway on NOW so pop over and chance your luck..I did (previously ) and it paid off..see now you know someone who has won a giveaway !

This is the gorgeous bangle I won,

It's made from 100% recycled paper and makes such a statement! Thanks Michelle, I love it !

Friday, October 2, 2009

1 st Blogaversary giveaway

My actual blog 1st anniversary was on the 29th September, so I'm a fraction late but you know what they say ? BLTN.

Thanks to everyone that has been with me on this blogging journey, I didn't even want a blog in the beginning but was talked into it by Liesa of HH fame and also THE fame! Now I talk people into blogging and I am too hooked for my own good!

So here is the promised stash of goodies...

There is the latest Mixtape zine, a new purse tissue pack, ( the prototype ) a gift tag and some yo yos, Lots of co ordinating fabric for scapbooking or applique projects, an aqua vintage chenille fat quarter, a wrist key fob thingy, some bubba chenille coasters and lots of vintage buttons oh and a bottle bag ( put your cold bottle of water in it and it wont drip all over your handbag or car). The green bedspread in the background is not included and is open to the whole wide world !

Sorry but there are rules with this one,

One entry.... Please blog about my blogaversary giveaway..and become a fan on Face book ( thingy on the right handside of blog. dontworry if you arent on facebook ! you'll still get an entry for blogging about my giveaway ) Thanks, leave a comment that you have done that and become a follower if you aren't already.Thanks for that.

Another entry if you blog about The Handmade Expos' up and coming world record attempt on the 17th October and link the blog post to The Handmade Expo to The Handmade Expo. Leave a comment that you have done that...... Thanks for that too :-)

Another entry if you become a follower of The Handmade Expo.. Leave another comment if you do that...Thanks again.

And if you really want another chance become a follower of Handmade Heaven and Handmadies and come back and let me know that you have done that too.

Thanks..Phew I'll be in for it if you all enter in all these different bits !!

Happy Birthday to Liesa and Micky for today too, Just think 29 years ago I was flat on my back ( in hospital ) screaming my lungs out ! (Natural birth girls, 7lb 5oz and 7 lb 3 oz, now you know why I was screaming ! ! ! ! ouch ! ! !

Good luck everyone ...Oh I'll draw this on Monday after the Handmade Expo, so Monday the 19 th October !

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes, lets all clap hands together !

Sorry , cant help myself.....he, he, he!
Before I post about my giveaway I have to remind you to pop The Handmade Expo into your diary for the 17th October and come along and help us try to beat the Guiness World Record for the most amount of participants in Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
While you are there you can also have a fantastic outing shopping about at The Handmade Expo, with over 120 stalls of Handmade lovliness ! You could probably even start your Christmas shopping....

If you love The Handmade Expo, help us out and perhaps blog or face book about the World record attempt ... We'd appreciate it.

Stay tuned for my giveaway, ( currently making new things so you will be the first to own some new creations !) It will thankfully involve vintage chenille...

Back soon !