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Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
So, I have been catching up on my blog reading. Loving these photos via 16 House. Bloggers at Home.
Gabriela Herman is a fine art, portrait and lifestyle photographer. You can check out more work here.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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I feel like it is my birthday! I have just realised that we are one of the lucky winners of a giveaway over at yarn round hook. Victoria was giving away two crochet books and our names were drawn out to receive Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts. Amigurumi. I am so excited as I have always wanted to try my hand at Amigurumi - now there are no excuses as a book is on its way.
here) have arrived safely. There is a post over at Papillon Gold about our squares and the names that we choose for the competition. I cannot wait to see the finished blanket which will be donated to a worthy cause through Knit4Charities. It has been a pleasure to be involved.
Monday, January 24, 2011
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A few of my friends and I, from the Plain Tiger Butterflies craft group, decided to make some squares together. This is what Wendy, Liz, Kathryn and I created!
We have really enjoyed this project and I recommend that others get involved. So if you enjoy crochet, why not check out Papillon Gold to donate. Also thanks to the lovely crafty ladies that joined me in making squares. Not only have we had fun, we have helped a fellow crocheter recognise the memory of her Grandmother and donate to charity. Happy smiles all around.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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- more brooch designs via Sophie Isobel Designs or via Her Library Adventures
- pocket organisers over at kitty n' kitsch
- heaps of lovely items over at Australian Disaster Relief on Etsy
- raffle via Mon Petit Poppet
- print auction via Facebook - check it out here
- BrisStyle Ark on Etsy
- 'Eclipse' drawing auction over at Lilly Piri dirt, silver and gold
- discount on My Sweet Prints
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Our craft group met this morning at the Abbotsford Convent - Maker's Market and I was so pleased to see everyone. Lovely conversations, some craft admiration and coffee at the Convent Bakery. Also some cute buying - some gorgeous handmade clothes and a few craft items were purchased.
A few of the group headed off, but the rest of us had lunch at the cafe at the Collingwood Children's Farm. A wonderful idea.
Thank you to all of the amazing women that joined us today. A talented bunch, down to earth and inspirational. Till next time....
Love Ames xo
Saturday, January 15, 2011
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This is an amazing giveaway over at Madeleine's blog called Yarn Madness. In fact I think it is one of the best I have seen in blog land. There is something for everyone and it includes a book! I will be entering. It is also a great blog to follow if you are someone that likes to work with yarn. The cat mittens and squirrel hat projects are particular favourites of mine. Go and check it out!
Friday, January 14, 2011
|Image by Alli Coate via Her Library Adventures via decor8|
There are an amazing group of people out there who have initiated a range of efforts to support those that have been affected by the floods. We also had the idea of trying to help in some way which you can read about here. We thought it would be nice to organise a market or maybe a craft auction in Melbourne. Still waiting to see if this goes ahead. If not, we support Craft Relief which you can read about here.
Another wonderful project is Hope Softies - a collection of softies to be donated to children that have lost everything in the floods. Also, why not check out Quilts for Queensland.
Our thoughts go out to all Australians - those that have been affected by the floods and those that are doing something to help.
Ames and Tash xo
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Further to our post yesterday, there are many more generous bloggers and crafters starting giveaways, auctions and selling items online to raise money for those that have been affected by the Queensland floods. For updates see the Handmade Help blog or this post on Meet me At Mike's.
Don't forget the animals - they need help too. There are some amazing images of animals trying to escape the flood waters floating around on the internet. Poor little things. You can donate to the RSPCA QLD to help them.
Thanks everyone xo
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
|Image from Homemade Romance via ninemsn|
We are saddened by the news coverage of the floods in Queensland and our hearts go out to all of those involved. Fortunately, our family are safe and dry. However we have friends who are facing damage from the floods and know of some poor souls who have lost their lives as a result of this disaster.
We are wishing that we were in Queensland with our family and friends to lend a helping hand.
You can help Queensland by donating, if you are able. Please donate via the Flood Relief Appeal.
There are also a lot of bloggers out there that are doing their crafty bit to help the cause. You can also support those affected by the Queensland flood disaster by supporting them.
As Queenlanders, we say thanks to the following people who are doing their bit:
- Handmade Help
- Meet Me at Mike's
- Her Library Adventures
- Make it Perfect
- Vintage Ric Rac
- Handmade Kids
- Nic Hohn
- Teddy Bear's Wednesday
- Homemade Romance
- Foxs Lane
Thanks also to all of the other out there that are helping. Our thoughts are with you all. Love Ames and Tash xo
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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We all have a front door, maybe a back door or a garage door. Do you ever wonder what is happening behind all of these doors? Is a woman laughing or crying? Do children play? What is that family having for dinner? Are there troubles afoot or calm and peace? Take a moment to think of those around you. You are not alone xoxo
Friday, January 7, 2011
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|Image via the Abbotsford Convent website|
The Makers' Market at the Abbotsford Convent is held once a month on a Sunday. It is a delightful venue and I am sure that there will be lots of crafty treasures on display. For more information about the market or how to get there, see the Abbotsford Convent website or Makers' Market website. Further details follow:
What: Maker's Market
When: Sunday 16th January
Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
I suggest that we meet at 10am inside the convent gates or at the cafe (which is directly opposite the convent gate entrance) and have a chat over a tea or coffee before we venture inside the Community Room to look at the market. Please comment on this post or contact me by other means if you would like to join us so I know who to look out for on the day. Feel free to bring family or friends too. Take care and see you on the 16th! Ames xo
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