where am I?

Well I'm a bad blogger, missed my 7th blog birthday, not that there's been a lot of blogging here for a while. Where have I been? Well training most nights which doesn't leave a lot of energy or brain left for blogging. I do pinterest and also instagram.

I have done some random crafting, like knitting this hat. Details at Ravelry.


Which brings me back to instagram, a very cool photographic iPhone app (and android I think??).

You want to see my instagram pics but you don't have a smartphone? Try webstagram. Or want to share your pics online, try Instagrid or Inkstagram.

Then I was looking at other cool stuff you can do with instagram pics, like get your images printed onto 2×2 inch tiles at Teeny Tile! There's StickyGram to turn your pics into very cool magnets. Some of these would make awesome Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. At both Keepsy and Blurb you can print a book of your instagram pics. Or coming soon, Instatee!

Want to download and backup your instagram pics? Try Copygram. Then there's Instadrop which let's you connect to your Drop Box and everytime you upload to instagram, it copies your pics to a folder on Drop Box. Pretty darn cool.

For those of you that like stats, yep Statigram. Think that's it for now, love to hear of any other products/apps that hook into instagram.

And, Pinterest. I'm here sporadically. Totally love it. Here's me for those interested.

apple pincushion pattern – pdf download

Howdy,a quick drop in. Thanks for the quilt encouragement….Not a lot of progress made…but I do have a 7 day break coming up over Easter. WOOT!

I've just made my apple pincushion pattern available as a pdf download at the shop. It's immediate delivery. You purchase and you'll receive an email straight away with the link to download.

And I'm working on a "totes" good tote bag pattern that I'll have available for download and in kit form at markets.

Happy crafting!


you’ve abandoned me, love don’t live here anymore*

Um hi! I so did not mean to disappear for two months, but seems you guys didn't miss me too much! As I was starting to get spammy comments I figured I'd better check in, I'm not ready yet to pull the plug on the blog, but it's been swimming around in my head as an option.

I have been around on twitter, pinterest and flickr, so not totally AWOL. What have I been doing? Well you know we started personal training twice a week last year and decided it wasn't enough and are now attending Crossfit classes about 4 times a week as well as personal training once a week. So that's eaten up a lot of blogging time. I haves been making stuff in between the day job, crossfit and market making but there ain't a lot of energy left for creative thinking these days. Saying that I have a million quilts in my head I'd like to make, maybe I'll start being a crazy quilt top maker?!

I had grand plans to do blockapalooza to make a quilt that's way overdue as a housewarming gift….Yep, you guessed it, I started the first block, decided that I just did not have the patience or the time for the cutting, so have abandoned it. I'll turn that block into a cushion cover I think. So then I found Kate's lovely Geometric pattern that is based on the traditional log cabin (one of my favourite blocks) and decided that's what I'll do, less cutting for this lazy lady!

So um, that's it. I'm not promising I'll be back again soon, I'll try. Happy crafting!


Blockapalooza stack


* Of course, being a child born in the 70's, I am referring to Madonna's version of this.

owl mobile

Nope no witty title and no more apologies for my lack of posts, it's boring! This lovely was made using Claire's pattern. SUCH a fun crafty project, I ended up using size 6 month instead of 18 month socks, so they're itty bitty owls, but oh so cute.The mobile is a gift for the sweetest newborn made by my dearest friends. I'm a total sucker for a newborn and this one is particularly lovely and squishy.