07 January, 2020

Australian Bushfire Fundraising Raffle #1

Australian Bushfires Fundraising Yarn Raffle.
To purchase tickets in this raffle, please click here.

As you are aware, there are major bushfires happening right now.  Australia is burning up from bushfires, the air is thick with smoke, millions of animals are dying and being severely injured, fellow Australians are tragically dying and communities are being destroyed.

I've decided to put a fundraising raffle together of some of my older stock of Yarnotion yarns. I'm hoping to raise $2500 and I will donate all money raised to the CWA NSW branch. I'll be donating the money directly to their Disaster Relief fund. 

Details of the raffle:

You are buying a raffle ticket to win this bundle of yarn, a total of 10 skeins: eight DK & two fingering weights (rrp is $250). There will be 250 tickets available for sale. Please remember, you will NOT receive an actual physical product from this purchase, you will be receiving a virtual raffle ticket into the draw to win this yarn. 

After all the tickets have been sold, I will allocate numbers to every ticket (manually) then I will draw a number using www.random.org The winner will be announced via my blog (CraftyRie.com) and via social media. The winner will be contacted via email from the Etsy purchase listing and I will then arrange for the prize to be mailed to the winner. I will screenshot a copy of the receipt from the donation to the CWA NSW on my blog.

This raffle is only for Australians as to keep postage costs to a minimum.

Thank you for purchasing a ticket in the raffle.


Please share with your friends and lets hope for rain soon.  
Note: if this raffle is a success then I shall put together another couple of bundles and maybe a couple of project bags too.

   
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16 December, 2019

A Hedgie for Joe

Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
I made the cutest toy for Joe's birthday. He absolutely loved it and has named him Hedgie.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
He fits into the palm of your hand and is really soft & snuggly.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
The pattern is from this book and it was really easy to make. The only trouble was sourcing the hedgehog fur and I have enough left over for one more hedgie so if you want it - let me know & we can do a trade!
I originally bought the pattern book direct from the designer (here) but it doesn't appear to be for sale there any more so you can get the book on Amazon USA here or Fishpond Australia here.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.
The yellow cradle was actually supposed to be a sledge but that's not something that we have/use/see here, so I turned it into a cute little cradle instead.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.

The knitted beanie and blanket give it extra cuteness.
Super cute felt hedgehog with beanie made by CraftyRie.


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12 December, 2019

Pin cushion for Joe

A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I just finished sewing this cute little pincushion. I made it for Joe for his upcoming 9th birthday this weekend.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The fabric is all scrappy fabric from my stash, the zip, well, I think I used the wrong size but it still worked out ok.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
It didn't take very long to make, I finished it in a couple of days but I was doing a bit here & there but if you just sat down to make it, you could definitely whip this up in just one day.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The cute little birdie thingy inside the pouch is actually a needle threader & thread cutter. You lift the beak up to thread the needle and the cutter is just there on it's back.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
The pattern is this one. It's a fun, easy to make gift idea and is perfect for scraps.
I'll be making one or two for myself as I think they'll be handy for knitting/crochet stitch markers.
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.
I've also bought myself a second pattern from the designer, this one as I thought I could make ones for the kids next year for their new school year/classes.
I really hope Joe loves it, if not, I'll happily steal it off of him!
A cute zippered pin cushion made from scrap fabric made by CraftyRie.

    
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09 December, 2019

Rip it, rip it real good wall hanging

A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
My newest finish is this super cute wall hanging and seeing as how I often use my seam ripper more than I use my actual sewing machine, I feel it's very apt!
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
Pattern is this one.
Yes, it was fun & easy to make!  You've got to make it for yourself or for as a gift.
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
I had fun doing crappy stitches for the bit that needed ripping, it felt so good to actually be able to stuff up!  ...this wasn't actually part of the patter, I just felt that it fitted well with the them.

I used 99.9% Tula Pink fabric, the only bit I didn't was the binding - that was just something that I found in my stash that suited the colours. Yes, even the backing fabric is a Tula Pink solid!
A fun wall hanging by CraftyRie but should it be turned into a clock?
I have one major question with it, should I turn it into a clock?  That would mean I would need to actually poke a hole right in the middle of the wall hanging so I could attach the clock fittings. I just can't decide if a) it would look good as a clock and b) if I really want to put a hole in the center of all that hard work.
Tell me in the comments below what you think I should do with it - clock it or leave it?

My next project is to make some of these fabric baskets and to also make some notebook covers for the kids for Christmas.


 utilise affiliate links throughout my blog as a way to help me keep crafting. If you click on an aff link, I receive a very small amount from it at NO cost to you. 
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04 December, 2019

Howl

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
It's summer here in Australia but this is me today: I'm wearing my thick raincoat & beanie. Brr, it's super cold, we've had the heater on every day!

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
So I thought it was time that I showed you the hat/cowl combo that I made. I actually finished knitting this last year but didn't have a chance to wear it. This winter, I wore it a lot and I really like the floppy hat and the cowl that I can keep loose or wind around me on those bitter cold days.

What to you get when you knit a cowl into a hat? A Howl!  Knitted by CraftyRie. Yarn is Yarnotion.
Pattern is this one, it was easy to follow and I ended up adding a extra width to my cowl.
Yarn was dyed by me and I dyed lots, so I'll probably end up stocking it in my Etsy store soon.

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29 November, 2019

The Most Gorgeous Advent Calendar

 A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
Ooh, I'm totally in love with my most recent sewing project, this gorgeous Advent Calendar!
Do you like it too?
The kids are super in love with it, even before I put the lollies in it!
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
I asked Joe if he wanted me to embroider his birthday onto the fifteenth but he declined, stating that this was for Christmas not his birthday. His little sister still needs help figuring out when her big bro's birthday is, so we have popped a pompom hair clip (that she made) onto Joe's birthday.

A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
I made it from a kit that I purchased years ago but cannot find any information for it but it's basically just a big square of fabric with lots of little squares for the days and it's been screen printed BUT you could embroider, applique felt dates or if you had one of these nifty machines then you could add even prettier dates onto it.
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
The fabric is what makes it extra special, so if you are wanting that special touch then try some of this gorgeous fabric. For the backing/binding/tabs, I used leftover fabric from this quilt that I made.
A fun quirky vintage style advent calendar made by CraftyRie.
So there's still time to hit your stash & quickly sew one up and also, it would make the perfect gift too.
   
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27 November, 2019

Tubbie tub tub

A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
Cuteness alert!
I just finished this little tub. It's super cute and dinky as I made the smallest size. I plan on using it for bits & bobs next to my crafty space.
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
The pattern is this one... and you should totally get it as it's such a fun and super easy pattern.
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
The pattern doesn't actually have a handle but I had a small offcut that I finished with binding and was going to use as a bookmark until Delaney saw it and said "No Mumma, look you made a handle" .. and yep, she was totally right, it was meant to be a handle, so it now does!
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.
I also quilted the base as I was on a roll with the quilting!
A fun, easy to sew fabric tub by CraftyRie.


   

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So please help me to keep CraftyRie up and running by clicking on my aff links! Many thanks, Rie