Sunday, May 31, 2009

ch ch ch changes


perle eight meets are now being held on

the FIRST thursday of the month
and the
THIRD thursday of the month

shoot me an email and let me know if you are going to rock up
$5 cost - tea/coffee/biscuits provided

love your work chicks

jus x

Thursday, May 28, 2009

About last night ....

A small group and lots of fun.

Justine had a shy moment while making some sweet 'quiet time pillows'.

Cath made some funky pink coasters using CDs and some leopard print. Lovely!!!

I also had a shy moment, hiding behind my latest quilting effort:

Justine took a rather arty shot of my quilt too ....

Annette did some clever knitting .....

.... with a bit of help from Mary, who wins the prize for the most productive crafter of the week.

Here she is modelling a hat she's knitted:

and just a few others ....

Also on Mary's "Done" list this week is:

the most hysterical pair of cufflinks ...

A stunning necklace made using knitted wire ....

And a resin bangle she just "whipped up" ....

Of course, we didn't starve either ...

Hope your evening was crafty too.

Andi :-)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Have you guys seen this?

Anyone interested in applying to part of the next 'Handmade in Melbourne' book?
Check out:

Andi :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Quick question .....

Where do you guys get your fabric labels / tags made?
I want some little 'patch andi' labels to attach to quilts, bags, pillows, etc.

All suggestions appreciated.

Andi :-)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Here it is, just needed a good sleep and it came to me!



got gifts, will party

Mum made the cheesecake while I busted out these pressies for tomorrow. Thanks Mary and everyone for your suggestions yesterday. One headband is denim on one side - in this photo, it's wearing an invisibility cloak but it really is there.

Ok, completely forgot what I was originally supposed to post about, but found that book we were talking about, in The Book Depository, which we were also talking about!
And don't you love this?
Good news and Bad news.
I am not able to come for the next 6 weeks (that's the bad news, for me anyway!) as I am doing a bag course with Nikki (that's the good news). So please do lots of posting so I can catch up!
PS There'll be a photo of finished bunting soon! 100 flags!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sugar and Spice, Frogs and Toads

I put the call out tonite for hot tips on handmade birthday gifts. My brain didn't cope with the plethora of suggestions - I don't want to miss any. Library bags, Tote, headbands, hairclips..what else was there?? Anyone else know of some sure fire hits?? Thanks a mucho
PS - Thanks to Judy for my square demo. So patient - you must work with kids or something...