08 December, 2017

Triple Pouch = Triple LOVE pouch!!

I'm totally in love with my latest sewing project. 

06 December, 2017

Woofy the Dog Bag.

I'd like to introduce you to Woofy the super cute crochet dog bag!
Crochet pattern here...
Soft squishy nose from here...
I'm thinking of making another with this yarn....


mail for sticker lovers.
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03 December, 2017

Crafty Swaps!

Are you looking for a handmade gift but don't actually want to buy anything? Well, I've got the perfect solution for you - a crafty trade! 

How to swap/trade:

Look through the items (photos) and when you see something awesome that you'd love then email me at CraftyRieATgmailDOTcom OR pm me on Fb (here:https://www.facebook.com/CraftyRie)  OR leave a comment here on my blog. 


I'll look through all the offers and choose the best ones that I want! 


What to offer for swap/trade:
Anything! Check through your stash, what have you got that you don't want anymore that you think would make a good trade. I love fabric, pre-cuts, yardage - cotton or knit/jersey. I love yarn. I want to start Project Life but don't have anything for that. 


If you're not crafty but would love to still trade then I'm always hungry for vintage cotton floral sheets (not flannelette) or pillowcases too. 


Vouchers for places like Spotlight, Etsy are good too (but don't purchase them until the swap has been agreed too).


But more importantly, if in doubt, talk to me!!

All items will be posted to you in a red Aus Post satchel with tracking and that's how you'll be sending me your trade/swap too. You must provide the tracking details to me asap & I'll do likewise for your parcel too.

Australia Wide swap only.

I will be adding things to this swap album as I gather them together!




30 November, 2017

To Laney With Love

A cute jumper that I just finished knitting for Laney.
I'm hoping to give it to her for Christmas but it'll be mid-summer then, not really the best time to give a woollen jumper to a kid!

The pattern was just so super cute, one of those impulse buys because when I saw it, I just had to have it!
I also used my current fave yarn (here...) in colours Cotton Candy, Daffodil & Aran (the white).

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks
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28 November, 2017

The Maija Tote

My latest project is this quick sew resulting in a really pretty bag.

27 November, 2017

The Ahh-mazing Emma Top!

I've just finished this amazing top for Laney and yes, once again I'm feeling pretty chuffed with myself! 

22 November, 2017

Itty bitty folding bowls/pouches

I made these recently as a "oops, forget a birthday" quick sew!
They are a super quick gift idea, fill them full of lollies or even a gift card!  If you remember, I made a super enlarged version of this last year & filled it with Shopkins for Joe! 

Also.. note how there is a 3rd one in the photo that isn't finished, well this is a case of bad zipper buying. Note to self, buy only quality zippers from a reliable buyer and always, always test the zipper before sewing them to your project!

Pattern here....
Want quality zips so you don't make the mistake as I did? Then shop here, they are always good & fast shipping too!  

Fat Quarter Shop's Notion of the Month Sale

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17 November, 2017

I made a Duo Wallet!

I treated myself to a new wallet, one that I made myself.

13 November, 2017

Denim Blue Crochet Dress

A quick blog post to show & tell a cute dress that I made for Laney.  It's made with super warm 10ply wool, perfect for our Tasmanian weather!
Crochet pattern here....  although, I didn't add the sleeves instead, I made it longer so it'll be worn for a couple of years before she grows out of it.

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks

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12 November, 2017

Crafty Christmas Gift Ideas

Oh my gosh, have you looked at the calendar lately?  Christmas is so squeaking close, so you'd best keep reading and check out some of these fun gift ideas for the crafty people in your life.




Stitch Markers
by NeedleClickEtc


Monster Purses
by WoollyMammothDesign

Colour Wheel Mirror
by PaperPatternSilk

Cord Organizer
by JewelryLeather 







Ugly Duckling Necklace

Felt Mouse

Hedgehog Pincushion
by Lolka 

Sock Yarn 




Hare Lampshade
by CeridwenDesign 

Pelican Joe
by AndreaVida 

Linen Apron
by notPerfectLinen

Ombre Wallhanging
by UntoldImprint







Pol the bear

Wooden dolls house
by MilkyWood 

Wooden Storage Box
by Grimme 

Bee Flower cushion
by Plantillo 

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09 November, 2017

Two Rectangles Skirt

A very easy skirt pattern - just 2 rectangles and she won't stop wearing it! 

07 November, 2017

Mr Ted for a special 1st birthday

A very cute ted for a special birthday.

30 October, 2017

Spring Squares Bag ......& a 'recipe' on how to make one for yourself.

I'm pretty chuffed with my latest project, a Spring Squares Bag that I'll use for carrying my crochet or knitting projects when I head off to my crafty groups. 

24 October, 2017

Top and Bottom


Well, would you lookie here ... I've actually gone and sewn myself an outfit!

16 October, 2017

Handy Fold-up Pouch

A very quick, easy project perfect for scrap busting!

14 September, 2017

Where to buy knit, jersey & stretch fabric in Australia

Stretchy fabric perfect for trousers, tops, dresses and even undies but where do you buy it in Australia? 
Ahh, I've solved that problem for you and listed below are stores stocking stretchy/knit fabric.

07 September, 2017

Oh look, a bear jumper!

I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it and when I knitted it up, the kids loved it too and I've been toying with the idea of grading it up to an adult size of me or for my hubby!

04 September, 2017

Yarn lovey stuff and something a little bit, well, icky.

It's just finished a long cold, dreary winter here in Australia, so I thought I'd do a quick yarnie catch-up before we fall into a fun-filled spring!

24 August, 2017

slim pencil case

A quick sew, scrap busting project for keeping bits & bobs in my knitting bag.

21 August, 2017

Knitting backpack


A new backpack sewn up just for me instead of for the kiddies, this one is going to be for my knitting or crochet projects.

07 August, 2017

A Quiet Play book

A fun sewing project straight from my sewing machine, a book for 'quiet time' to give me a few moments of peace every now and then!

03 August, 2017

$20 worth of love


It's winter here in Australia and gosh, it's chilly!

31 July, 2017

A winter cardigan for me

Apparently, I'm on a roll with making stuff for myself!  I've just finished this cardi and I LOVE it!

27 July, 2017

a sample knit for Laney

I was testing out some sample dyed yarn that I made, it was a 200gm ball - fun to dye with but very labour intensive in process.

I like how it knitted up but I'm still unsure if I should dye to sell but that's how it goes, test & test again but hey, at least Laney likes it!




24 July, 2017

A skirt with a secret...

Don't faint of shock or anything but I actually made myself something (instead of something for kids). A  skirt but not just any skirt, this skirt has an actual hidden secret ........

17 July, 2017

an Organic dress for Laney

It's the middle of winter here in Australia and brrr, it's icy cold. So being cold means long sleeve dresses which of course Laney didn't have any, so that means I headed to the sewing machine!

15 July, 2017

A Fairy Crown

When you see something so cute, you just have to make it ....

10 July, 2017

A Making List

 
Things are getting a little chaotic for me, so it's time to review my current works in progress, look ahead to see what needs to be and start a 'Making Plan of Action'.

16 June, 2017

Art Caddy Tote

In an effort to stop a certain little 3year old from destroying her big brother's bedroom, I decided to make Laney her own Art Caddy Tote to store all her fun creative stuff in.  Gosh, she was so excited when I gave it to her!

30 May, 2017

Scrap busting: a mini bassinet for a doll

 

Would you believe that this little toy cot/bassinet is made from scraps? Yeah, it sure is and here's the photo to believe it!