Friday, June 8, 2012

Purse a palooza check it out

If you aren't sure about a purse pattern, wondering if it is too hard, ahem,  if the instructions are poorly written? Then you may want to check out  Purse a Palooza where sewing peeps are tyring out all the great bag patterns out there and letting you know how they work , or don't. Also lots and lots of giveaways so why not check it out.

Speaking of bags, I finally made my first 241 bag I think it looks pretty good and will be making some more !
It is made  out of a plum linen with Kokka parrot print for accent on the pockets. I'd like to try this with some heavier fabrics I have that have been waiting for just the right project .

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Giveaway week again !

Time flies it is giveaway time again over at lots and lots and lots of things on offer, and not just supplies, some of it is ready made things you might like for the not so crafty. For the crafty mined ones free stuff to make stuff with is always a blessing!

On that note I have my first commission , I made a messenger bag as a birthday present for one of my daughter's friends and her big sister loves it sooo much her Mom has asked me to make another! Most of all I'm glad the gift is liked.
This is the bag ( made up by me no pattern involved), perhaps I put together a tutorial for it ! : )

Monday, December 19, 2011

... and I'm a winner !

Yeah ! I was all sad and thought that lady luck was not on my side after entering all those wonderful giveaways. But no, sitting in my spam folder ( I must check it more often ) was a notification that I have won ! Coming to me is a new GreenBag lady market bag and produce bag, I'm very excited - I love getting packages in the post. If you go to her site Here you to can enter to win your own Greenbag lady bag. She has some lovely dotty ones up for offer ( the ones in the picture), contest closes on the 20th so be quick or go back often as she is always giving them away. You do have to pledge to go green and use the bags instead of plastic, now for those of us in the GTA we don't really get a choice so may as well get your self a freebie bag! I will post pictures when they arrive

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free stuff !

Oh I'm busy this morning,  Sew Mama Sew's giveaway day ends today at 5:00 and I am trying to enter as many as I can , you should too lots of great sewing loot, and some of the best bags out there up for grabs, why not stop over at my friend Kat's page  Kat's page and then link back to all other offers!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Okay does anyone feel a bit gloomy this fall? Looking for a pick me up? My friends over at Beauty Crazed are having an amazing makeup give away,  we are talking Chanel, Dior, Benefit.. you name it, it is there go on have a peek and get your name down for that contest ! Honestly if I don't win it I want someone I know to win it .. and maybe you'll pass me over the Chanel lipstick that I would loooove to have just for letting you know about it ! Fingers crossed girls !

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oh I have been gone a long time !

I have been not posting about everything I have been making and there has been lots and lots.  At the moment I am participating in 3 swaps on Flickr and am secretly sewing for Christmas. Now it is avoidance as I should be looking for a job hmm I need to bring the two together at some point, not sure how yet but I'm working on it !

Coming home from spending Thanksgiving with my family we stopped off at BonEcho Provincial park , I worked there one summer and my husband proposed to me there when I brought him camping there several years later, so this is a special place and to return even for an afternoon with my family was a treat. It was the last day of the season ( and luckily for us 28'c and sunny) so there weren't many people around and I was amazed by the beauty of the place again, and was able to share some of the the history  and beauty of the place to my children . 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Whitby Bakes for Japan

We went to the local bake sale, Whitby Bakes for Japan, with 100% of the funds going to the Red Cross relief effort in Japan, how could we miss it. I bought some of the prettiest cookies, (they were prettier before I brought them home) we had a little icing smushing in transit.  BTW they taste as good as they look. 
I also got some lovely paper craft items which were made and sent when a crafter in Japan heard there was going to be a bake sale to raise funds for the relief effort. That is my kind of lady :)

The event was packed, and lots of very tasty goodies were sold, as well as raffle tickets and paper items, and it seems OshKosh was donating one piece of child's clothing for  every paper crane made, let me tell you the origami table was busy and I have never seen so many paper cranes ! They also had a guest speaker, George Kourounis, from TVs Angry Planet. All in all it was a great event - I know it wasn't a telethon or some massive event but really it was one community coming together and helping out another community. I need to check in and see how much was raised. I will post when I know .