merry merry christmas

Wishing you all wonderful and fun festive season! See you all in the new year :)

my sweet little penguin...

What a lovely surprise I got when I saw the sweet little penguin I made for "Softies for Mirabel" for The Mirabel Foundation on Meet me at Mikes blog! Woo hoo!

:: Meet me at Mikes blog

It's such a fantastic softies appeal and a wonderful charity! As Pip says on her blog... it's not too late if you want to send a softie... just send it directly to The Mirabel Foundation!

Have a great day! :)

my creative space: cupcake for Christmas

We just had a wonderful Christmas No.1 in Melbourne! It was just so lovely to see my family... I missed them heaps! We do Kris Kringle for the adults each year! This year my partner got my gorgeous cousin, but I stole her from him :) She makes amazing cupcakes - see them here on her facebook page Mama Jac's Cupcakes!  I really wanted to screen print something very special for her!

:: cutting the stencils out

I hand cut the stencils, then screen printed and handmade a tote and a cushion for her! I even screen printed the sprinkles on the cupcakes in silver ink!

Mama Jac's cupcakes - screen printed and handmade
:: screen printed and handmade, tote and cushion

I loved how they turned out and it made me sooo happy that she totally loved them! I love making Christmas presents :)

Hope you are having a great creative Christmas week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space... 

some wonderful news

This week I had my first bit of magazine promotion for "do a bit" My little "Ginger cats grey" pouch is in the Etsy Summer Shopping Guide which is an insert in the "Shop til you drop" magazine!  I am so thrilled to be apart of it! :)

It is just so exciting to see something I made in actual print! It makes me feel very proud :)

There is also a  mini site - - for all the items shown in the guide too :)

Hope you have had a great week! :)

my creative space: softies for mirabel

It's been another crazy week of creating here! So many things I wanted to share today but the most important project I completed this week is the softie I made for the wonderful charity "Softies for Mirabel" which is organised Pip from Meet me at Mikes... this is it's sixth year! :)

I managed to spend an evening devoted (and some of the next day) to making a sweet little penguin softie! I used the penguin "Arnold" pattern from wonderful book "Hop Skip Jump" by Fiona Dalton. I've been wanting to make sweet little Arnold for ages and this was the perfect opportunity!

:: Arnold - Hip Skip Jump by Fiona Dalton

I used fine green cord for his body and my feather arrow print for his belly and under wings.

I decided that he HAD to have silver boots and beak so I screen printed some silver fabric... I love that I can screen print fabric I don't have!

The pattern was really easy to follow and came together quickly! Once I had completed him, rather late in the evening, I decided that he needed a red and white crocheted beanie to keep his little head warm!

I am so thrilled with how he turned out! He got the stamp of approval from my little man... he wants one too! :)

Sweet penguin

Sweet penguin
I'm SO happy to send him off too "Softies for Mirabel" where he will find a lovely little friend to hang out with! It makes my heart feel very happy :)
Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space... 

my creative space: busy busy busy

It's been another very busy week... and I'm terribly late with my creative space but better late than never hey ? :)

So here is my creative/productive week in pictures...

:: lots of screen printing and sewing!

:: I made a gorgeous pouch for my lovely mother in law

:: a very happy kitty recipient Priscilla from Catsparella and
I've got things in Sweets workshop in Summer Hill... very exciting :)

:: my snowflake stamp has been extremely busy this week :)

I have another week of Christmas fun craziness ahead ... I'm not panicing just yet! How are you going with yours? :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce that I am partaking in the "12 days of Christmas giveaway" hosted by the lovely Christina at Christina Lowry Designs today! Christina believes in supporting the craft community and buying handmade for Christmas.. I couldn't agree with her more! Christmas is such a great opportunity to buy amazing items that have been handmade by lovely crafty people! :)

I have a screen printed aqua cats tea towel, plus a screen printed and handmade aqua cats pouch in today's giveaway! :)

The giveaway is only open for one day... today! So for your chance to win pop over to Christina's blog and leave a comment at the end of the giveaway post! The winner will be drawn tomorrow! Good luck! :)