Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A front page spot on Etsy!!!

After a couple of months of crazy busyness, bleating and a few creative lulls, I finally made it to the front page of Etsy! YAY! Thank you to The Silver Dog for creating the treasury and to everyone in it too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More new stuff...

I have been so inspired since I bought some new Nestabilities dies recently! Here are some of the latest:

Pasta (angolotti) meal:

and some felt friands that look most appetising - I have to keep reminding myself they aren't real!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Some more new stuff and what on earth did I do before die cutting?

Hello! I have been working my newish Sizzix Big Kick so hard - I'm hoping it won't go on strike but hey, it's pretty low tech (good news for me!) It's amazing and I really think my work has improved a lot using it. What do you think?

Here are some items made using the die cutter:

Oh, and I got a new shop banner - Check it out! I reckon it looks great.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Record sale time!

Made these little crackers last night and listed them this morning. They sold in half an hour! I think that's a record for me. They are cute though!

I had a fab time today walking with my school friend Serena (and her gorgeous little dog, Billy!) in the park. Thankfully the rain held off - it's been so wet recently! We had a great chat and catch up.
Well, back to the felt food making... I do love my job!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More custom orders and new items!

Here are some of the things I have been working on lately:

Huge custom order: (loved every minute of it too!)

Little pocket bread with fillings (the felafel is cute, yes?)

And re-vamped the felt chocolates I began on Etsy with:

Now I've got to get ready for Christmas and my next Hong Kong trip! Yes, my mother and I will be heading back to Hong Kong in October for some Christmas shopping. Yipeee!!! Can't wait....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm such a bad blogger ;( ... but at least I was on TV!

I have just been so very busy! Custom orders for everyone (well, so it seems!!) Here are a couple I have been doing:

This is a felt birthday cake for a special little girl.

A lunch for another lucky little girl!

Also, something terribly exciting happened! One of my aprons was on national TV! Yes, that's right. The story is that I bought some fabric on Ebay about 18 months ago and made a toddler apron out of it. It is really cute fabric and I e-mailed the lady I bought the fabric from with the link to the Etsy listing. Then she bought the apron. I got an e-mail a few weeks ago saying that she was going to be on TV the next day and she was taking the apron to show. The segment can be seen here. I was very surprised! If you are reading this, Janey, thank you so much! Someone did contact me to see if I could make another one and I had just enough fabric. Here it is:

Stay tuned for more custom order photos and maybe more TV appearances??

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back from our trip!

We're back from Hong Kong and school has started again, things are back to normal (well, normal for us, anyway!) We had a great time and the kids loved Disneyland, though it was crowded and we waited a long time for most rides. We did some shopping also and just enjoyed the sights. Hopefully I'll go back again before too long.
There's some more exciting news! My fun felt foods will be available in a gorgeous shop called Retrospections right here in Sydney! The address is 498a Miller Street Cammeray and the shop opens on the 5th of May. Do check it out if you can...
Here are a few pics of stuff I've made recently:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another new item!

Finally I have made another ice cream cone set! I had wanted to for a while but didn't have time so here it is. I love the velcro bits so that kids can play ice cream parlor too!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A New item - Hors d'oeuvres anyone?

Just finished these - they were great fun to think up and make!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I'm such a bad blogger!!! Naughty me for not posting for so long. I have been busy though and with a trip to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks, I have been saving hard! Here are some of the tasty things I have been whipping up:

Have a lovely day!! Oh, and if you have any tips on Hong Kong shopping for me, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Save Handmade!

On February 10th, a change comes into effect in the US which will cripple stay at home artisans like myself. And since most of my business is from the US, I am naturally concerned. Basically, toymakers will have to subject their goods to outside tests, costing thousands of dollars, to assure the public that their toys are safe. For someone like myself, this is beyond my reach... I'm sure this applies to lots of folks out there who make wonderful handmade toys. Please help by visiting these blogs:
Also Etsy has had articles recently on how we can help stop this happening. I am certainly all for making safe toys, and for ensuring that mass-produced toys are safe, but only the large companies can afford the testing. So lets lobby for exemptions for small toy manufacturers!
Thank you for reading.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Creative New Year!

I hope that you all had a great break over the holidays! I had been so busy that I was glad to have a rest (that doesn't stop me making stuff though!). Now I am awaiting my sewing machine back from service because I'm raring to go with lots of ideas for things for both shops. We spent Christmas up in the beautiful Blue Mountains and the breath of cool mountain air was most enjoyable. The girls got to spend most of Christmas day with their cousins at their place and that was such a beautiful time for them all.
Special thanks to my brother-in-law Matthew for making the most enjoyable Christmas dinner I've had in a while, especially for the homemade herb and bacon stuffing in the turkey. He is quite a cook! I should try to commemorate the meal in felt!!
Here are a couple of things I have made for both the shops over the break:
(told you I wouldn't be able to stop creating altogether!)