Just before the weekend went right down the sewing gurgler,
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Well me either really. Ages ago someone contacted me to send them some photos which I did but I didn't know whether it had gone ahead or not - apparently it has. I have had a few people email to to tell me about it but of course I haven't seen it.
I am wondering if any of the US readers would be keen to send me a copy and in return I could send you an Australian magazine of your choice.....
Friday, August 28, 2009
Last weekend Annie (assistant extraordinaire) and I drove flew, trained and bussed to the Stitches and Craft show in Sydney.
Yes I know that's a long way to go for a craft show but it was definitely worth it.
(me, knitting sprouts, Anita, Jo Jo, Chookyblue, Flowergarden, Daisychain
I mean I really loved it - so I rambled in places and went of on tangents and even managed to get a bit of whinge in there about Mr Ric-Rac and the teenagers but I got to talk about something I really love (blogging) to a group of people who all seemed to be that same kind of wonderful crazy that you find in crafters.
Pencil skirts and pointers it certainly wasn't, but it was heaps of fun and I wish I had more time to meet everyone and have a cuppa with them and find out what they wanted to know and what excited them about craft and blogging.......
So ummmm, Living Creatively - next time I might need an hour !
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the what-on-earth-is -she-banging-on-about discussion.
As promised, there was a small amount of bribery attached to that plea for help and I would like to announce that Stephanie of Loft Creations is the winner - and she has chosen Parsley to come and live with her. (Cue wild applause)
So, the whole Sydney thing.......here is what you can expect if you are going to be around on Saturday at 2.30 or Sunday at 10.30.
There will be me touching very very lightly on how to set up a free blog (handout for this) and then a bit more of me chatting about blogs and why you would bother. Then there will be some more of me chatting about how to keep on blogging and maybe even a little bit about blog etiquette.
Then there will be some more of me and YOU asking and answering questions. There is sure to be a giggle or two, there will be some of my crafty stuff to look at so you don't have to keep looking at me, and there will be freebies for the early birds.
So if you are at Stitches and Craft please come along and say Hi or even if you just have sore feet, come and sit in the same room as me and nod off in the corner - I won't be offended.
Do you know I had a dream that only one woman came to the studio?
It doesn't take a psychologist to unravel that little insecurity does it???
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Yip Yip Yip Yip
Sunday, August 2, 2009
With the costume sewing providing a steady stream of tasks, I of course go off on a tangent or two and am suddenly all fired up to make other things and finish things off ...
What do you want to know about blogging if you are not a blogger?
What do you want to know if you are a blogger?
What would you particularly want to know from me if we were having a blog chat ?
Would you like a few handouts?
I was thinking a basic handout or two might be good.
(Why did I think this would be a good idea?)
Perhaps a hand-out about blogs that are about blogs (if you know what I mean) to help people get started. I was thinking Whip Up , Craft , The long thread, Cuteable, sew mama sew, One Pretty Thing, Mixtape....what do you think ???
If helping me to sleep better at night is not motivation enough.....every comment on this post will be entered into a giveaway (yay free stuff...open to everyone)
So lend me your mind guys......I'll pick a random winner in a few days or sooner of my brain starts to explode!