Monday, November 28, 2011

Yoyo Christmas Decoration

Here I am - I'm not missing... Busy times again.
When I went to Auckland for the SU Big Day Out Julia and I went shopping (of course we did!!!) and we bought some yoyo makers. What are yoyo's I hear you say? They are circles of fabric gathered up to make a puffy circle. Their proper name is Suffolk Puffs. They are so easy to make and can be made when you are watching tv of an evening. Julia was very industrious and made this whereas I kept it simple and made a Christmas decoration.

Happy crafting.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Star Book

Tonight at Crafters Anonymous we made a "Star Book" with the fab Deb Speijers. I really enjoyed making this. (It is also a great way to use up my retired SU DSP's.) I haven't finished embellishing it yet as I need to get some photos printed off of my grandson Reuben's 5th Birthday.

I made this one for my mum a few years ago. Can you guess she likes giraffes??? lol

Happy crafting.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm still here

I have been crafting up a storm but I can't show you yet.... I am involved in a few swaps at the moment and the recipients have not received them so I had better not show you first!!! But rest assured I will when they do.
I am also taking part in the Crafters Anonymous 4 Seasons ATC Swap. We are now swapping our last season of the year "Spring". Here are my ATC's for Autumn and Winter (for some reason I cannot find my Summer ATC and I haven't even got a pic of it!!!).

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Would you like fries with that???

It was my turn to take the Monday night class at Crafters Anonymous tonight.
I got my idea from a MacDonalds large fries box - always on the look out for things to recreate!!! My family shake their heads when they see me looking on top and underneath things and then they start to giggle when I pull things apart.... Anywhoo here's the finished box. So much better for you than fries (well one of them is)

Happy crafting

Sunday, November 6, 2011

What I sent to my Swappee

This is my swap I sent to Cara for the UStamp Friend to Friend Swap

Box from Dee
I had made this box for another project but thought Cara would like it so I revamped it with paper roses that I had sprayed with smooch spritz. It sure looked cute and I filled it with Pineapple lump chocolates.

Happy crafting


Saturday, November 5, 2011

UStamp Swap Part Three

The final two cards I received.

It is always great to receive "happy mail" and I just love being apart of the swaps as I always receive such fabulous ones.

Friday, November 4, 2011

UStamp Swap Part Two

Here's the next two swaps I received. Out of the six I received, four of them featured the top note die.

These two are gorgeous too.

Happy crafting

Thursday, November 3, 2011

UStamp Swap Part One

As some of you know I was a member of the last UStamp round and of course I had to participate in the swaps that were going.

Here are my first two of my six that I received.

These two are from Nancy Horn (Swap Skipper) and they are gorgeous IRL.

Here is what I sent for my swaps - the design is a CASE from my good friend Julia.

As I haven't been doing too much in the crafting world I will post the rest of my swaps over the next few days.

Happy crafting


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Gosh where has this past week gone... Life has certainly got in the way. My family have a weekend business (we own fairground rides) and our A & P Show season has started. We travel around the top of the South Island attending Shows and other activities. This "silly" season lasts for 6 months. Yes, that is my summer apart from the odd weekend off. Hence, I haven't had much spare time for crafting - grrr. Hopefully this week.

I managed to get some baking done. My first attempt looked awesome when I took them out of the oven, but they didn't taste the best as I had not put butter into the mix (it was still in the microwave!!!). I wasn't going to throw them out (I had used 6 eggs) so I split them in half and put in a dollop of butter.
My second attempt was so much better with all the ingredients lol. I decorated them in Halloween style and my grandson took some to school for his classmates.
Reuben looked so cute when he was carrying them into school - some of the kids squealed when they saw the spiders... lol

Have a good day - happy crafting