11 December, 2018

Maker Giveaway

It’s a busy time of year for us Makers.
You might be making gifts for family or friends. 

You might be making things for sale. 
You might making things for charity. 
You're busy, you're tired and you probably just want this 'giving season' to end.

03 December, 2018

Planning on making..

It's the busy time a year, a time where I try to squeeze in way to much that I can possibly fit in BUT these are my makey plans.
I just bought this cutest little lapel pin for a Kris Kringle and made this little zipper pouch for it to go in - there was a $20 limit on the Kris Kringle and I'd noticed that my 'person' liked crochet, so hopefully they'll love the pin!

For Joe's upcoming 8th birthday, I have a list of things to make but eep, time is ticking down!  
I'm crocheting an alley cat toy, making the hedgehog from this book and hopefully will have time to make him this 'star' top but if not then hopefully I can squeeze it in for Christmas!  I bought him something different than I'd normally would have but I thought he might like it - have you ever had a Tamagotchi?

For teachers gifts, I'll be making some water bottle covers using this tutorial and will also be making some up for the kids - they'll be handy when we go on our long walks these upcoming school holidays.

Ok, down to Christmas morning.
I'll be making him some boxers using this pattern. If I have time, I'll try to make him a vest as he really liked the one I made Joe a few months ago.
He's always wanted some sort of overalls, so I found these ones which will be good for summer. A pair of these trousers, these cute shorts and maybe this top.
A cute romper, the Daniella skirt but I'll try to make it long as she really, really loves them long and maybe this willow dress.
Kids: I want to make this suitcase and fill it with doll clothes as they both love playing doll dress-ups -- this is a 'if I have the time' project so I'm not counting on it for a major pressie.
Their main present is something that they could each have but they could play together. I hope they can use the bands on the trampoline as well in the car and at home too.

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30 November, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Makers

Stuck for gift ideas for Christmas? I've got some fun suggestions for you … especially the last one on the list!!  
Let's start with a cute Advent Calendar that you can print, get the kids to colour in and then fill with all sorts of goodies. This one is from HFC Supplies.
There is still lots of time to snail mail your Christmas cards and these fun ones are from Able & Game.
Why not wrap those gifts in a re-useable wrapping cloth! This one is from Tabitha Eve Co.

Make & hang this adorable Santa stocking from FTH International.
Decorate your tree & house with cute felt ornaments, make them yourself with this pattern from Noia Land.
Bake some cookies and gift them in this cute Christmas tree box from Cookie Box Store.
Hook a Santa to snuggle up with from this pattern by Storyland Amis.

And if you want to really score points with the best present ever .. then do what I did and get your guitar loving bloke a 'build your own guitar kit'!  I bought one for my hubby for his birthday, it was declared the Best.Gift.Ever. and has been 'playing' with it every night for months!  Grab a kit from here ...you can thank me later!!

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

28 November, 2018

Dr Who Scarf

Ok, I got just a little bit excited to see that the 'new' Dr Who has a scarf!  I'm a big fan of the original Dr Who Scarf but this new one is just as pretty...and much more me!  
So I've done up a rough colour chart of yarns (see above) so I can try to make myself one and if you want to make one too then please feel free to use my draft!
Colours are from here & the colourways are as follows: 

23 November, 2018

All the best sales!

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Don't get overwhelmed by all the sales on at the moment. I've compiled a list of ALL the BEST CRAFTY sales that are on the internet right now!
So go on, admit that you love a bargain, sit down with a hot cup of tea and happy clicking!

I've broken the sales into categories: General, Sewing & Yarnie so scroll on down to find the one the best bargains for you!

AccuQuilt - lots of great deals 
Etsy -  so many great bargains especially in the Craft section
Craftsy  - up to 85% off: classes, supplies, subscriptions
CreativeBug -  $1 mega deal! 
Amazon - amazing discounts in the Art & Craft dept!

Cricut - BOGO on accessories & materials.
Annies Catalog - 20% off 
Beadaholique - 25% off and free gifts!!!
C&T Publishing - 30% off crafty books & site wide

5 out of 4 - 40% off patterns
Bella Sunshine Designs - 40% off 
Black Snail Patterns - 20% off 
Braid Craft - 20% off patterns, kits, fabric etc 
Chezvies - 20% off patterns & fabric 
Connecting Threads - 20% off fabric, patterns etc 
DIBY Club - buy one get one free
Dog Under My Desk - 25% off patterns 
Dollphinwing - 20% off patterns
Dongo Design - 30% off patterns 
Ellie and Mac - 20% off use code: BFCM20
Fabric Garden - 20% off patterns & fabric
Fat Quarter Shop - 20% off fabric, notions & free gifts!
Genycartes Sewing Patterns - 40% off patterns 
Ginger Cake Patterns - 20% off 
Halla Patterns - 40% off patterns use code: BLACKFRIDAY
Hold It Right There - 20% off patterns 
Jennuine Design - 40% off patterns use code: BLACKFRIDAY18
Little Adventures - up to 50% off 
Made By Me Patterns - 25% off 
Max Pattern - 50% off patterns 
Merge Bag designs - 15% off bags
Miss Matabi - 30% off fabric 
Nata Patterns - 40% off 
New Horizon Designs - 50% off patterns, use code: BLACKFRIDAY
Noia Land - 20% off patterns
NordiKatja Patterns - 10% off 
Oh Albatross - 40% off patterns 
Our Lady of Leisure - 50% off 
Pattern4Kids - 20% off                      
Patterns for Pirates - 
Pickle Toes Patterns - 70% off Use code BLACKFRIDAY2018 
Picolly - 25% off patterns 
Rebecca Page Designs - lots of Black Friday bargains!
Ric Rac Sews - 20% off patterns, enamel pins
RLR Creations - 30% off patterns using code: THANKS18
Seamingly Smitten - 40% off patterns 
Seamwork - $20 off!
Shaka Laka - 30% patterns 
Schnipp Schnapp designs - 20% off patterns 
Spencer Ogg Patterns - 10% off 
Swellegant Design - 20% off 
Swoon Sewing Patterns - 30% off using code: blackfriday2018
Sulky - save up to 63% 
The Freckled Pear - 20% off
Wardrobe By Me - 35% off using code: BFCM2018
Whimsy Couture - 40% off 
Winter Wear Designs - 35% off use code: THANKYOU2018

4a Song - 25% off 
Amalou Designs - 15% off 
Ater G Crochet - 15% off 
By Rock n Wool - 20% off 
Crochet Milie - 15% off 
Deramores - up to 30% off yarn, notions etc 
Dot Pebbles Knits - 10% (possibly the cutest patterns ever!)
Knit & Crochet Ever After - 40% off patterns 
Knit Picks - 20% off yarn & patterns 
Little Bear Crochets - 30% off 
Love Knitting - 20-50% off yarn
Mama in a Stitch - 30% off 
Moji Moji Design - 20% off 
Nowa Crochet - 15% off 
Posh Patterns - 20% off
Stitch of Nature - 30% off 
Storyland Amis - 20% off 
Sweet Potato 3 Patterns - 40% off, use code: holiday
Violets & Heather - 20% off 

Craftsy Black Friday / Cyber Monday - Up to 70% Off Kits & Supplies at Craftsy.com 11/21 at 2:00pm MST through 11/26/18.
I 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. So please help me to keep CraftyRie up and running by clicking on my aff links! Many thanks, Rie

22 November, 2018

Unicorn bag

This bag is was a spur of the moment decision to make as I just couldn't resist turning a bag into a unicorn!

12 November, 2018

The pretty little ornament.

This is a super quick project, it took me less than a day to make, well to be truthful, it only took me an hour or so to hook up! It's perfect for an upcoming Christmas Decoration Kris Kringle.

26 October, 2018

The Very Easy Cami Top

Ok, this is a story about a very easy cami top. 

28 September, 2018

Sunshiney Olivia Top

It's just turned spring here in Australia, so I decided to get the feel for new season by making Laney a sunshiney top!

26 September, 2018

It's a Hors-icorn!

What do you get when you sew a horse but your little girl loves unicorns? You turn it into a unicorn whilst sewing! Meet the Hors-icorn!