30 December, 2014

Maybe you could give me some suggestions...

Something fabulous happened to me this morning!
I checked my email (whilst still blurry eyed from sleep) and there was an email stating that I had won a $200 Etsy voucher!!!!!!!! 
Eek!  Two Hundred smackaroos to spend on anything that I wanted in any shop in Etsy!

....but what should I spend it on? This is where I need your help, I'm completely stuck for ideas!  Yep, I know, bit ridiculous isn't it but there is too much to chose from!  Let's see, should I choose this gorgeous necklace, this sloth key holder or this clock stamp. Perhaps there are these rings that are also knitting markers, this yarn dye kit or put the money towards this awesome stained glass.
I really adore this embroidery kit, this doggy planter dish and this terranium.
See, too many choices and I'm sure there are probably a bazillion other fab things to choose from.
So, help me. Do you have a fav Etsy shop or a fav wish item on Etsy???

28 December, 2014

the 2015 Sampler Blanket

So, have you thought about what is going to be your one big project for 2015?  I know I have, I've been sitting here thinking what to make, stitch, crochet or knit for the coming year. 
I've nearly finished my #crochetmoodblanket2014, only a few more rows to go but then what?  I have found it fun & encouraging to participate in a year long project with other crafters & I don't want to lose that momentum or enthusiasm. So... let's start a new project, together!

22 December, 2014

A gift for you this Christmas

It is the season of giving and I am giving one of my fellow crafters
a chance to win the pattern of their choice on Ravelry.
It can be a knitting pattern, crochet pattern, baby pattern, jumper pattern etc etc 
Any pattern.
Your choice of pattern.

How ace is that!
How to enter? It is super easy, just go here ........ to enter!

It is my way of giving back to you, for sharing the crafty love with me this year.

Merry Christmas to you & your family.
I hope that you have a lovely day surrounded with laughter & warmth.
Hugs, Rie.

 btw... did you want to see our Christmas tree? 
Here it is.... 

A bloom for my blossom!

Hey!  Would you like to see what I made for this lil monster....

18 December, 2014

Quick, I need your help!

I received this Advent Calendar in the mail last week, yes I know we are 'almost there' but I can still sew it up & make the place look pretty ...  and that way it's ready for next year too.  I just can't decide on the order of the days  .. random, up&down or sidetoside ... help! 

17 December, 2014

Taa daa: The Secret Stash

It twas the night before ... arghh no, to tell you the truth, it was 3 days before I had to put my secret santa pressie into the sack but what was I going to make?  Yep, it was my big idea that we had to make our secret santa pressies as it was for knitting group & well, the whole idea that we get together was to make stuff wasn't it?!   Then BAMMMM, an idea but would it work???

11 December, 2014

this & that

Hey ho!  How are you? Are you more ho than hey?  Are you already over the 'season'??
I'm not really focused on the Christmas bit yet, the advent calendar (above) is the only thing I've done/started for the house as it's bubba Joe's birthday next week and well, my focus has been on my lil boy and the fact that he is starting school next year!  Yep, my lil baby boy will be in kindergarten next year.. sob, how time has flown!

01 December, 2014

Catching up on my mood!

So, did you think that I'd forgotten about my crochet mood blanket?  Sometimes I had... sometimes I do a square or two and sometimes I catch up!