Monday, February 23, 2009

Down Tools

Taking up Robyn Hot Fudge on her challenge, here is a pic of my work room. She challenged us to 'down tools' and snap it as it was. So here it is!

Not that you can probably tell, but I've just had a clean-up (of sorts) of my room, which basically means you can now see the carpet!

The two main projects on the go are a little dress for my girl (one of the items on the back of my chair) and on the table, a half finished dress for me. The dress fabric was given to me by someone very lovely and thoughtful; it is a vintage polished cotton of beautiful quality, she knew I would appreciate it!

You can also see my button jars on the window sill. I love these; the jars are all the same yummy French jam jars with a red and white lid ... my extended family have been eating a lot of jam lately to aid my jar collection (and my need to have them looking all the same!!). Lucky my sister-in-law found some on special!!

Check out Robyn's and also Eliza's from Elven Hair too.

Last week I donated 50% of my Etsy sales to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Although I only sold two things (making my donation only $19 ), I know that every little bit will help.

(this little cutie made his way down to Melbourne this week)

I am constantly warmed by the stories of generous Australians all pitching in. A year 5 student at my son's school, off her own bat, organised a 'free-dress' day for the entire school to donate funds for the Red Cross. They were able to raise over $900.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

... and the winner is!

(this post was delayed due to technical difficulties!! I meant to have it up yesterday, sorry)

A big thank you to all of you who entered in my little giveaway! Thank you for visiting my LittleJellygnite softies and leaving your comments. In this past week, I have sold two of my LittleJellygnite babies, so I couldn't be happier :)

I used the random number generator at to come with a winner and without further ado, the number that came up was; 22, comment #22 was from:

**^****^^^****^** Tracy from Hey Harriet!! **^****^^^****^**

YAY, woo hoo, wheeeee! . . . Congratulations Tracy!

Tracy said her faves were Archie and April.

So thanks again for all your comments :) It was a lot of fun! Can't wait to package one of my LittleJellygnite babies up and send it off to Hey Harriet

And just a reminder, until next Saturday, I'm donating 50% of my sales to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal .. so grab a little softie cuddle for a good cause ;)

Happy Sunday everyone and don't forget to check out the Shadow Shots!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Handmade Help

I am so heartened by all the generous crafty folk on Handmade Help for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

So far I have sold one item, with 50% of the price going to the Red Cross, this little cutie (she was one of my favourites!):

And hopefully mores sales will follow to help me donate more.

Giveaway reminder - One day left for your chance to take home one of my little softies. See this post.

Happy Friday

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bushfire Appeal

I don't really have the words to write about the shocking devastation in Victoria. My heart aches for all the people who have been affected but it is also uplifted by the heartening stories of help from both Australians and the internationally.

For the next week, I am donating 50% of all my sales on Etsy from both my LittleJellygnite and Jellygnite stores to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

For more ways you can help, go to the Handmade Help Bushfire Appeal, also info here at Meet Me At Mikes and donations at the Australian Red Cross.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Handmade in Brisbane

As it was my birthday a week ago, I wanted to share one of the presents I got. It was from my sister-in-law who has an etsy shop masalachai (who I've blogged about here too). I had admired this gorgeous bag in her shop ... and low and behold, it ended up being wrapped in birthday paper for little me!

I just love this fantastic fabric and the colour - so fresh! And the size of the bag is really perfect too. The fabric came from one of her (frequent and successful) thrift shop fabric hunting expeditions - great find!! A big thank you to lovely Andrea for my new bag :)

Here's another little gift that has been given lately (well, for Christmas, actually) to my little girl. At the St William's markets (which start again next month - I'm looking forward to them!) late last year, I found Francene who makes and sells the most fun and gorgeous kids costumes. There were a few lovely jester outfits - perfect for my little clown - but unfortunately they were all too big. So, I had a little one made - how perfect does it fit??

And how cute is my little jester? Francene got it finished in super quick time, chose a gorgeous selection of fabrics and it fits Emily perfectly.

So, I just wanted to share some of the amazing talent that's out there :)

Head on over to Hey Harriet for some more talented people snapping the shadows.

Happy Sunday!

Oh! Don't forget to leave a comment for the post below, if you haven't already, to enter my great giveaway! You have til Saturday - spread the word!
Thank you to all those who already have! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Blog Giveaway!

As a way of celebrating my recent birthday and the recent opening of my LittleJellygnite etsy shop and also to say ‘thank you’ to all the lovely people who visit my blog, I’m having a little giveaway! Yay!

I am giving away one of my LittleJellygnite softies (from my Little Loxie or Little Jellies ranges) of your choice. That’s right! You get to choose which one you’d like!

Here’s what you have to do: Go and visit my LittleJellygnite shop and decide what item is your favourite. Then, come back and leave a comment letting me know which one you like the best! Easy Peasy!

The giveaway will run until midnight (Brisbane time) on Valentine’s Day (I thought this would be a nice day to end on!). The winner will be decided by a random number generator and announced on my blog on the 15th Feb.

The giveaway is open to everyone, so spread the word … and good luck!

There is also another fabulous giveaway happening over at the BrisStyle blog. Rebecca from edward and lilly is giving away one of her gorgeous little birdies, They are so lovely - go check it out and good luck!