Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kraftbomb's 3rd Birthday

Kraftbomb turns 3 this Sunday! I'll be there with some new bits and pieces... why don't you pop along and say hi.

Sunday 28th August, 2011. 11am-2pm

Grey Lynn Community Centre 
Main Hall - 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland free entry!
Lots of crafty stalls, food, rad people and playground!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

little stranger

I stumbled across this lovely wee book in a second hand bookstore recently... Little Stranger by Paul F. Svenningsen. It was published by Putnam & Co in London in 1951, and even has an inscription dated Christmas 1951. It has seen better days, but is just delightful! I have added a few of my favourite pages below, and the rest to this flickr group.


Thursday, August 18, 2011


My oilcloth pencil cases have been featured in the Groove Guide this week. They're even running a little giveaway! Head over here to enter for a chance to win.

C x

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fabric Bunting Tutorial

I have received a lot of requests to sew custom fabric bunting lately. I guess the thought of brightly coloured flags waving in the wind is a great way to make the best of this cold weather. It is always so interesting to see the different patterns/colours that people select when I send them the link to my fabric stash. love that it's always something unique, and sometimes combinations I would never have dreamed of putting together, but they always end up looking fab!

It's freezing again here today, my fingers are numb as I type, so I thought I'd put together a little bunting tutorial (click the link for a printable pdf with template, or read on after the jump) for those of you who are keen to make your own - just to brighten up your day!

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Odds & Ends

It is bitterly cold here today... I mean seriously cold! Just when we thought the winter was over and things were warming up we get another cold snap. The girls spent the morning chattering excitedly about whether it was going to snow - after watching the news last night!

I have been slowly chipping away at my overflowing studio... sorting out fabric and bits & bobs. In the process I found a few items that need to be re-homed, so have listed them into an 'Odds & Ends' sale over on my facebook page. There are a few softies, some bunting, coin purses and fabric covered sketchbooks & crayon rolls.

Wherever you are, I hope you are warm!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

sunday morning

Hot pikelets dripping with butter and jam on a cold winters morning... is there anything better?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

warming up

Another few weeks have slipped by without me! Sorry. The weather is slowly warming up here, it is always lovely coming out off the other side of winter... the girls and I were at the beach in shorts and t shirts today. Amazing!

I finished the bias tape, and am loading into my felt and etsy shops this weekend... a sneak peek below.