20 August, 2014

Taa daa

I'd like a pat on the back please, I've actually finished my 4ply wrap!  Yay for me!!
Also, a question for you.... do you 'car craft'?
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17 August, 2014

Make these super cool Cake Decorations!

You should make these super cute, super fun chocolate letters. I promise that they are really easy, really quick to make & taste yum too!
I used them recently on my mother's 70th Birthday cake & they were a hit with the Grandparents right down to the toddler!

12 August, 2014

Today, yesterday & tomorrow

Hey there!  It's winter over here & brrr, it's cold! So I've been tucked up inside going a little crafty crazy!  I've been making, buying, browsing, dreaming, drawing, baking, a little housework and a lot of mothering!

11 August, 2014

Taa daa!

Yay! I actually managed to finish something within a week of starting it, without a pattern & with no actual idea of what it was going to look like!

06 August, 2014

Project bag ideas: patterns & tutorials & cheating!

Are you participating in The Project Bag Swap?  If not, you still have plenty of time to join in or perhaps you just want a new project bag without joining the swap, then this blog post is for you!

balls 'n' squares

Searching my stash looking for inspiring colours to make a bag for the swap. Are you joining in with the swap? You can knit, sew or crochet a project bag & then, you get happy mail! Yes, a parcel in the post just for you, come on & join in!  ...but first, tell me...

05 August, 2014

A pointy hooky?

I had this idea of making adding crochet to a tote bag for a project bag... instead of crocheting the piece of crochet onto the tote bag, I decided to take that rounded end of the hook and....

04 August, 2014

Brightening your day

Gradations of Woodland and Garden - 60 Color Yarn Design Set
I'm sitting here, in wintery Tasmania listening to the sound of rain, watching my baby girl trying to pull apart the toddlers colouring books, sipping tea....and perusing the internet. All of a sudden an explosion of colour happens and I am suckered right in, so I thought I'd share the bright happy yarny loving piccies with you!

30 July, 2014

Some things about now..

Hello!  It's winter here in Australia and here in Tasmania it is really windy - there was an even a mini tornado which is not a normal thing for us down here!  Do you have crazy weather like that?
What have you been doing to keep busy? I am on the last bit of my Raceway Wrap, just knitting the binding, yay!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Lasagne

This is the easier ever way to make a lasagne - nothing is cooked on the stove, nothing baked in the oven, it's all done in the slow cooker on your benchtop AND there is only the one thing to wash - just the slow cooker dish! Too easy!

29 July, 2014

Button overload...

So, I wanted some buttons but couldn't be bothered going into town with a toddler & baby in tow. What to do..... online shopping of course but this does mean that the project needing those buttons gets stowed for a bit whilst I shop, then wait for delivery etc etc!

I kinda got a little distracted and have had a crazy idea to make them myself - here are some fab molds that I'm coveting ...but which one/s to choose?

28 July, 2014

an invitation

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/crafting-with-craftyrie
Are you on Ravelry? If so, are we friends there?
Would you like to join my new Rav group - it's for people like me & you. People who like all sorts of crafts not just knitting and crocheting. I love sewing too. I love photography. I would love to be good at scrapbooking but I'm not, I suck at it.

24 July, 2014

Project Bag Swap: an invitation to join


Do you use project bags for your craft projects or WIPS?  I sure do, I use them for my knitting, crocheting, sewing, felting, button collecting, penpal writing etc but I could always do with another bag. I needed or should I say, I wanted to make another project bag when I thought I'd make two but who should I give the other bag too? Hmm, maybe you?  Perhaps you'd like a new project bag too, perhaps you want to make a project bag as well. Hmm.... let's combine the two....  a swap is born, The Project Bag Swap!

Totally love these...

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How fab are these paint rollers, can you just imagine the fun you could have with them!