Friday, July 31, 2009

The National Tour!!!!

As all is now confirmed, and stores are taking bookings, I can reveal my awesome National Tour!!!

I was asked by Brandcorp (for whom I do the occassional design gig) if I would teach some classes at 5 Spotlight stores around Sydney for the new Martha Stewart paper craft range. This is the first time it's been available in Australia, so I was pretty excited to accept the challenge.

The next batch of excitement was creating projects that will be available in stores soon as free tear-off project sheets. Once I got to using the products I have to say ... I was pretty impressed. The craft knife is the best I have ever used, and the blade doesn't come loose.

Well ... then the big excitement arrived. I was asked if I'd consider travelling to other states to teach. How could I refuse? I couldn't, and hubby has taken 2 weeks off work to play Mr Mum while I travel around Australia demonstrating the Martha Stewart range.

20 stores
10 days
5 states
700 students

If you are near one of these stores, I highly recommend you ring and book in asap, and please introduce yourself :D Here's the crazy schedule!

Monday 3 August
12:30pm - Newcastle, NSW

Tuesday 4 August
11am - Rockdale, NSW
3pm - Belrose, NSW

Wednesday 5 August
1pm - Noarlunga, SA

Thursday 6 August
12:30pm - Lidcombe, NSW
4:30pm - Penrith, NSW

Monday 10 August
11am - Frankston, VIC
3pm - Fountain Gate, VIC

Tuesday 11 August
11am - Bayswater, VIC
3pm - Carnegie, VIC

Wednesday 12 August
11am - Geelong, VIC
3pm - Essendon, VIC

Thursday 13 August
10am - Ashmore, QLD
2pm - Logan, QLD
6pm - Mt Gravatt, QLD

Friday 14 August
11am - Morayfield, QLD
3pm - Everton Park, QLD

Thursday - 20 August
10am - Joondalup, WA
2pm - Innaloo, WA
5:30pm - Melville, WA

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Flash Cards

Check this out ... beautiful flash cards made by the very talented Jennifer of Sparkle & Sketch (Etsy). These stunning flash cards would make a beautiful gift, and are available as a full set, or mini set. A beautiful way to help your child learn to read, and as the mother of a child who struggles in that department, I can tell you that any way to make it fun is a very very good thing!

Click here to travel to Jennifer's shop.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Awesome pattern giveaway!

Sarah, of Bit of Whimsy Dolls, has an increcible giveaway on her blog all this week ... something different every day! If you get there fast today, you can enter to win 3 patterns.

"Ah, I'm not very good at sewing" you might say, but that is why these patterns will suit you so well. The step by step photos and instructions are perfect for beginners, even if you've never made a doll before. For experience sewers they are just a joy to use ... so easy from start to finish. I have made dolls with leftover fabric from other projects which are now being loved by children.

The photo is a doll I made using one of Sarah's patterns ...these owls were whipped up in an afternoon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

These are a few of my favourite Harry Potter things!

In honour of the newest Harry Potter movie hitting cinemas ... here are a few of my favourite HP finds on Etsy.

Soadypopdesigns ... Celestefrittata
Theblueforest ... ShatterstarWoodworks
Broomchick ... Jennyscards
Trophies ... Robotscrapyard

Friday, July 10, 2009

These are a few of my favourite pillow things!

I saw the Ctrl Alt Del pillows on Etsy home page, and it prompted me to showcase a few of my favourite pillow things today. You can click on the shop names to visit their listings. Enjoy :D

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Note to self ....

Kittens like to take revenge on us after medicine.

So ... Ally got her booster shot on Monday, and worming medicine today. After each she went absolutely feral!! Usually she's such a good kitty, but after medicine ... OMG! She terrorized poor Kip (our gourami who lives on the kitchen bench), trashed my papercraft desk then got stuck behind the computer desk (where she never goes). She has been put to bed early because I'm still getting over the vampire-esque neck scratches I got on Monday and don't fancy a set on the other side thank you very much Ally.

Ah well ... she'll likely be back to normal and want big snuggles in the morning *crossing fingers*.

Friday, July 3, 2009

These are a few of my favourite kitty things

This gorgeous pet card is just ... wow! Beautiful artwork, and a stunning card that any cat-lover would frame instantly.

I came across these awesome cat toys today on Etsy ... aren't they a riot!? Totally appeal to my sense of humour. Check them out at HannaPT on Etsy.

So ... how obvious is it that I have a new kitten? LOL She's delightful, and a great little companion for me during the day.