Wednesday, November 21, 2012

All I Want For Christmas

Hi everyone!

I'm off to Christchurch this weekend for the "All I Want For Christmas Market".

It's very exciting as I am slightly addicted to christmas so can't wait to see all of the lovely stalls there!

I'm also offering $5 off every purchase over $10 for the day of the market too......Just pop over to my Facebook page to grab a coupon!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Labour Weekend!

It certainly has been a while since my last post!
Time is flying at the moment with wedding preparations and lots more happening in our household!
To celebrate the long weekend I'm offering 20% off all items in my Felt store.
Just pop in LABOUR at the checkout.
Have a great weekend & hopefully you get to enjoy some sunshine!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Craft Invaders Market!

I'm off to Christchurch this week to have a stall at the Craft Collectives Craft Invaders Market.
I've been very busy over the past couple of weeks getting things ready so now I'm almost done! I can't wait to see what other lovely stalls will be there!

I will also be putting my Felt store on holiday until the end of August so I can spend some time working on getting my patterns ready to sell so you will be able to have a go at some of my designs!
As well as this I will be working on some of the decorations for our wedding in December....It's getting closer now!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Okarito & Rainbows

This week has been so crazy & busy!

We only had one night at home together this week between BOT, Fire Brigade, Creative Fibre & Friends of the School!

I spent almost 12 hours at Sophies school on Friday as Hokitika Primary had a Warm Up Winter Market which was an awesome success! It was great to see all of the crafts the kids had made and there was a heap of yummy food & hot drinks...A great excuse to break out and enjoy winter!

I was lucky enough to be able to escape down to Okarito (My favourite place) on Saturday as my Creative Fibre group were lucky enough to have been offered a bach for the weekend. It was great to sit down relax and see what everyone was making and share our creative ideas.

While I was down there I managed to get the first of my Rainbow socks made....I can't wait to wear these!

Friday, June 15, 2012

$8 Sale on Tonight!

I'm having an $8 sale over at my Facebook Page tonight!

Pop on over and grab yourself a bargain!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Winter Encraftment

I'm off to the Winter Encraftment Market on 26 May! So come along and say hello...I'll have lots of lovely things for big & little monsters!

It's very exciting as we get a trip to Christchurch (we haven't been since last year). We're also looking forward to catching up with some family and seeing their new house (after their home was red stickered in the quakes).

We'll also be doing some more shopping for our wedding in December!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Patterns are on their way!

I have finally decided to "bite the bullet" and start making my patterns available for purchase.

It is definitely a slightly scary step in my little business but I have lots of designs stored up in my brain and I thought it was about time I do something with them.

The patterns I am working on this week are my NZ Native Bird Finger Puppets. These are lovely little puppets that can be created with a small amount of wool and will bring children (and some adults) hours of fun!

Kiwi, Pukeko, Tui & Hoiho

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Pillows!

Now that the school holidays are over I can finally get back into the swing of my crafts.

I'm on a mission to use up some more of my stash, so I have created some more cute little pillows.

I have also started to teach myself to crochet....granny heart for a start. I'm making lots of these (with mum making some too) for my wedding at the end of the year. It's a great excuse to learn a new craft and it will be great to have some handmade decorations.

 Pop on over to my felt store to see my other new pillows:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Time!!!

We love Easter in our house but since we found out Cooper is allergic to eggs we've had to find some alternatives the usual easter crafts.

I love making hot cross buns as well as some yummy marshmellow....there is nothing better than homemade marshmallow!

While browsing through the Kings Seeds website I found some easter egg radishes. We have planted ours ready in time for Easter but they would make a great gift for avid little gardeners and the great thing with radishes is that they sprout really quickly. I also found some rainbow carrots which the kids are very excited about too! 
You could even personalise them with these cute printable seed packets.

And if you're not into gardening here a few cute ideas from the lovely people at Felt.

Baby Toy - Felt Bunny Rabbit
Easter Egg magnet pair - special edition gift set
Leafy floral purse/basket/ bag

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tea Dying, Children's Day & A Little Special!

This week has been a rather busy and fun filled one!

On Monday I got my lovely Good Magazine. There was a great article in there about dying things with tea bags. I couldn't resist having a go and tried out normal tea as well a two of my fruit teas...I had some old doilies that needed something and they come out very colourful.....Now I just need to make something out of them!

Loving the different colours

On Sunday we celebrated Children's Day at Cass Square where the whole area was filled with amazing games, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts, talent comps, food & drink and it was all free! We all had a blast and the kids came home with lots of little prizes! We are so lucky that the community gets together and puts on such a great day for our children!

Cooper aka Spider man working on his necklace kit from Children's Day
Now that March is here and things are cooling down I've decided to run a little special. For every purchase you will receive a free finger puppet. Pop over to my Felt & Etsy and check out all the winter warmers!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Relay for life

During the weekend Hokitika was the host to this years Relay for Life on the West Coast.

My mum was diagnosed with cancer when I was 8 and she is lucky enough to be a survivor. It is a great cause to support and something which affects so many.

Doing a circuit with the family.

My partner John was in the Hokitika Volunteer Fire Brigade Team. The Fire Brigade members did a great job even wearing their full gear while walking the track. The kids & I joined in to do a few circuits of the track & I even had a go carrying the BA (Breathing Apparatus) it was very heavy....I'd hate to think what it would be like having to carry that into a fire!!!

Over $35000 was raised!!!! It  was a lovely family oriented weekend and a great way to celebrate life and remember those lost.

If you would like to know more about the Relay for Life pop on over to their site

Monday, February 13, 2012

Love! Love! Love!

Tomorrow it's Valentines Day! Here are some lovely gift ideas from Felt for your loved one.

And for some of us who like to make our loved ones a special gift why not pop over to the Destitute Gourmet for some lovely and very affordable valentines baking ideas.

Gourmet Caramel Apples
Heart brooch
'stick with me babe' - huge fabric heart sticker for your valentine
Such a hottie Card
Romance - Love Letters Necklace

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A New Beanie

I have finally finished off the design for my Pukeko Beanie in childrens sizes!

I love the cheeky pukekos that pop up in the paddocks and after making my Pukeko Puppet I just had to make a beanie. I have been playing around with for a while so I am really pleased with the way it has turned out!

My next mission is to make the adult size!

Monday, January 30, 2012

School's Back!

After a very busy weekend we are back into the school routine with Sophie starting back at school today in a new class with a new teacher! Luckily all of her friends have moved up this year and she seemed very happy to back there...telling me "I could leave now" before the bell rang!
We certainly had a busy weekend starting with the local A & P Show where both monsters did very well! Sophie picked up a first prize for her sandsaucer and also her colouring competition and Cooper scooped second prize for his sandsaucer! The flowers came from our school communal garden, the beach & my own garden.
I also finished my holiday project of making Sophie her winter jersey which she is very happy with. The pattern is a basic guernsey but I mixed it up adding some stripes and it also has bright yellow smiley face buttons at the back of the neck.

I also had my last day at my part time job today. I'm planning on spending alot more time on my crafts this year, and hopefully keeping a more regular blog too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I've been having a huge sort out of my products lately...deciding what to keep & what colours to change etc. This has pushed me to have a SALE all of the items are hugely reduced so pop on over to my Facebook Page and have a browse there is plenty for little heads & feet!
So now I'm off to finish working on some new products and changing some of my old products........ Have a great Day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Something Different

This week I have finished off a few little projects I started over the holidays that are a little bit different to my usual hand crafts.
I have a pile of lovely material so I decided I had better start using some of it up and I came up with the idea of making some little pillows. The yoyo pillows are a fun and simple way of using up fabric and if there is enough interest I will pop a tutorial up for them.
The "what a hoot pillow" was something that grew from an old pair of woolen pants & some felt. The owl came next and he just needed a branch to perch on.
All in all it has been lots of fun and I may play around with a few more sewing projects in between my knitting! These are all now in my Felt store :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Friends

I hope you have all had an excellent holiday break!

We managed a trip away to Otago to catch up with lots of family and see some absolutely stunning scenery.

All of this has inspired me to make some new little friends for my Pukeko & Kiwi finger puppets. I also now have a Tui & Hoiho finger puppets to add to the family.

Sophie was especially taken with the Tui fingerpuppet as we saw an abundance of these while on holiday.

These are all now available in my Felt and Etsy Stores.