Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kitty loves her seahorse

It's been a while since I posted a kitten photo. Ally is 4 months old now, and she's grown quite a bit. Her initial desire to be with me all the time has also calmed itself, and she no longer sleeps in my arms while I'm at the computer. We have a catnap after school drop-off in the mornings, then it's play, play, play until after lunch. Pretty much from then on she sleeps until hubby comes home.

Ally has also calmed her desire to chase my yarn while I'm doing cross-stitch or crochet, and I finally managed to make myself a lovely rainbow seahorse. Well ... it was for me. Now it's hers *sigh*. But she's so cute, how could I refuse!!??!! I made this seahorse from a pattern by mygurumi and if you're looking for a great easy to read amigurumi pattern, this is it!

Click here to visit MyGurumi on Etsy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

During my demonstrations I know that a lot of people at the back couldn't see this awesome piece of crafting technology at work. I got lucky and found a great video of it on YouTube, so for the curious, here is the Martha Stewart circle cutting tool for you to view. Tomorrow I will have a card project that I've made using the tool for you to see :D

Click here to view the video

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Big paper flowers by Martha Stewart

I've been asked by a lot of people, whilst on my Martha Stewart Spotlight tour, how to make the big orange flower that features on the in-store posters. I found the details on her website ... go check it out!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I'm Home!

It's been a great trip, touring around NSW, SA, Vic & Qld Spotlight stores, but I am really happy to be home.

I left my family for 6 days while I did demonstrations in Vic & Qld this week ... 11 stores in 5 days! I had an absolute blast, and met some really lovely ladies. If you attended one of my demonstrations, thank you so much :)

Of course ... I'm not quite finished yet. I still have 3 stores to do in Western Australia on Thursday 20th August.

10am - Joondalup
2pm - Innaloo
5:30pm - Melville

I'll also be catching up with friends, and flying home that night on a red-eye via Melbourne.

Stay tuned, because I will be posting a few things I promised ladies at my demonstrations. A card using off-centre circles, the instructions for the curled paper christmas tree, and the template to the bird ornament.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fifi & Frankie are on the shelves!

I was absolutely thrilled to find that the Fifi & Frankie cross-stitch kits are finally in Spotlight stores! They are a Semco kit, all in pretty pink & white or blue & white packaging in the stitch kit sections. There are 6 altogether, and I designed them exclusively for Brandcorp.

If you're a beginner cross-stitcher, or you're looking for a quick sampler to stitch as a gift, then these are for you. I stitched all the single bear charts over 3 nights whilst watching tv (the double bears took 5 nights). Unlike usual kits, these also come with a beautiful white frame! Retail price is $19.95.

If you do stitch yourself a Fifi & Frankie design, I'd love to see it :)