17 April 2014

Easter Bunny

 You may remember this little rabbit made by Kazzalblue Baby & Childrens Boutique, a member of New Zealand Handmade, from a few years ago :) You can check him out here in the TV advert


Well then there were 100!


Of course photographing 100 bunnies is harder than it sounds so this is just 40 of them - off to new homes this Easter :)

Enjoy your Easter break everyone :)

Joy

02 April 2014

Share and Read Fab Creative Blog Posts Here...

Hello lovely crafty bloggers (and blog readers :-)).

We look forward to seeing your wonderful blog post links from wherever you live in the world!

We would love to hear about your recent  creative happenings and musings - link up your blog post below to share with our readers.   And please feel free to share our hop with your own readers too - let's share the handmade love!

Open for submissions from 2 April through to 10am 10 April - but readable always. You can view past Blog Hops here.




26 March 2014

Member Showcase - Fat Spatula

Fat Spatula is the love child of Andy Heyward ... we didn't make that up, it says so in his Felt shop!

I've tried many times to describe Andy's creations - the humour, silliness and just plain clever behind them - but honestly... I think you just have to see them.  I would recommend that before viewing, you sit down comfortably on a sturdy chair and do not eat or drink at the same time... you'll see why!

Here are a few of our favs from Fat Spatula's range....









Fat Spatula can be found on-line here:

http://felt.co.nz/shop/fat-spatula
https://www.facebook.com/Fat.Spatula

19 March 2014

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We would love to hear about your recent  creative happenings and musings - link up your blog post below to share with our readers.   And please feel free to share our hop with your own readers too - let's share the handmade love!

Open for submissions from 19 March through to 10am 27 March - but readable always. You can view past Blog Hops here.




05 March 2014

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05 February 2014

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Open for submissions from 5 February through to 10am 13 February- but readable always. You can view past Blog Hops here.




29 January 2014

Stalled...

Do you ever get a project going, and you're all into it, and cruising along, and then for seemingly no reason you stall out entirely?

Check this out...

If you don't know anything about weaving, you'd probably think by looking at this loom shot that I've barely started.  But the actual weaving is just half of weaving.  Before you can start weaving there's warping, which is putting the yarn on the loom.  So by the time I got to this point I'd already spent hours measuring 407 threads to all be exactly 4 and a half yards long in just the right sequence of white and black.  Then I got help from my lovely husband and daughters to wind the measured warp yarn on to the back beam of the loom.  And then I started the process of threading the heddles.

And then I stalled.

My loom has been sitting on my dining room table in this exact state for a couple of weeks now.  Instead of working on finishing the warping I've been knitting, and reading, and walking, and sleeping, and pretty much anything and everything else.  If I just got through threading the heddles, I could move on to the actual weaving part, and I think I'd zip through to the end.  But every time I look at it, and think I should work on it, I just turn my back and do something else.

Have you ever hit the crafting doldrums?  How do you pull yourself out of them and motivate to continue?