Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kids Kits

So I have been busy updating my Craftumi store and adding more of our childrens kits. 

For the school holidays I am having a special where if you buy  2 kits you get the second 1 for half price.  I have also added some craft packs.  Starting from $10.00.

Hope you are having fun on the holidays.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fun with Dad

The girls have been busy giving daddy a hand with the cattle.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Featured on an Etsy Treasury

I finally took the plunge yesterday and added some of my kits and things to my Etsy shop my little bird kit was getting a little bit lonely all by itself.  I woke up this morning to find out  my simple star kit is featured in an etsy treasury.  This has made my Sunday.  It is so exciting.

Sorry I'm not sure how to post the picture of the treasury but here is the link:

Thankyou so much Marcy, you can find Marcy's blog here

Have a fantastic Sunday.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Paper Creativeness

Is Creativeness even a word.  I have trouble trying to think of titles.  The girls and I have been busy trying to use up some more of our paper stash.

We managed to make some more paper gift bags.

And some more pretty cards, we enjoy making these.  We seem to go through them very quickly as we like sending and giving pretty cards to people.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thanks Peg

I received my tea towels in the post from the tea towel swap I was in.  My lovely swap partner Peg
you can find her here ,  I was certainly spoilt.

Thanks so much Peg. xx

I finally snaffled the scarf that Shez sent me for our Winter Swap off Elsie, so I could take a photo, this scarf is so soft and fluffy, Elsie never wants to take it off.

In between sick children and tidying the house because we have visitors arriving, I managed to finish a couple more birds and a heart.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Winner

Sorry I am a day late, I said I would draw the winner of my competition on Saturday, but we ended visiting a neighbour yesterday and didn't get home till late.

Congratulations   Shez  (Sheryl)  I will get these in the post to you this week, just in time for the school holidays.  I hope your grandchildren enjoy creating them.

Have a great Sunday.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


So Saturday is here again.  A friend once told me that when we are little time passes slowly as we have so much life left to live and as we get older time passes quickly as we are getting older as we have already lived awhile :-) (nice way of putting it).  When you sit and think about it, this sort of makes sense...  Well I think it does anyway, not that there is any truth in it, its just another one of those things that gets put out there.

What did we do this week, school work, school work and more school work and some Christmas Decorations.

And I finally finished this stitchery, I worked out I that I started this stitchery in 2006.  About time I finished it, now to think about what I am going to do with it.

We have friends coming to visit with the girls today, so they are hyper excited, its been awhile since we've had a play date.  What are you up to this weekend?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Early Christmas Decorations

Its another rainy day here today, thats 2 in a row now, its making it very cold.  Hopefully it will disappear soon.  I have been busy making some early Christmas decorations.  I love making these it doesn't matter what time of the year it is......  Have also been working on Elsie's blanket, she keeps asking me if I'm done yet?  Hopefully I will have it finished very soon, it is taking me far longer than I expected.

Oops I almost forgot that I finished some more little birds. 

Have a great week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A New childrens kit

So I have just added another childrens kit to our Craftumi store.  This one is a great one for young children as the only skill required is pasting.  Everything in the kit is pre-cut, making it easy to complete without much help.   A great kit for young children to create their own pretty flower bookmark.

Included in kit:  Pre-cut cardboard flower, Pre-cut felt flower shapes.

Skill Level:  Very Easy.  Pasting.

This kit is very affordable at the bargin price of only $1.00.

Have a fantastic Sunday.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Giveaway

Things have been slow on the farm this week, it has been too cold to do anything except hibernate in the one warm room we have in our home.  I dream of living in a home where you can be in any room of the house in winter and not feel winters chill.  I don't wan't it so warm that you only wear a T-Shirt, but how I would love it to be a comfortable warmth.

Seeing as school holidays will be upon us soon again, I have decided to have a little giveaway, this one is for the children (of course:-) ).

So I am giving away a boredom buster pack for the boys and one for the girls.  What is a boredom buster pack?  A bordedom buster pack, is something new we are trying out, in it will be $30.00 worth of our childrens craft kits.

 So what would you expect to find in a boys pack.

Horse and Cow kit. (not pre-cut)

Wibbly Wobbly skeleton kit (not pre-cut)

 Crazy Clown dangly kit

Dinosaur Pen holder kit

Pirate Pen holder kit

Mouse Fridge Magnet kit

Clown Pencil holder kit

Skiing man fridge magnet kit

Plus a couple of new kits that we have been working on.

In the girls kit:

Fairy Princess Dangley Kit.

Small Fairy Princess kit.

Rocking bird kit.

Fairy princess pen holder kit.

Fairy princess pencil holder kit.

Reindeer fridge magnet.

Butterfly window dangley kit.

Mouse Fridge Magnet.

Plus a couple of new kits that we have been working on.

To win one of these great packs please leave a comment below and which one you would like to win a boy or a girl pack.  When you have finished the kits could you please let us know  what you think of them.
I will draw a winner next Saturday.  So there will be plenty of time for them to arrive before school holidays start.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Sunday

We are all very tired on Surprise this morning, and a little under the weather, Emeline was up before the sun came up which meants that Mummy is tired too.

The girls have been doing a little sidewalk art.

What started this drawing on the footpath craze.  A school project, we had to draw around Emelines shadow.  It constantly amazes me what simple things can create a spurt of creativity.

My sister Bec has been busy again.  You can find her blog here
I love them Bec.

I just love the neckwarmers she has been creating out of her handspun wool.  My dad makes the wooden buttons, they are just devine.  I dream of being able to crochet like Bec.  I'll just keep practicing.

I am off now to spend the day in the warm lounge room doing some craft and spending some time with my girls.

Have a happy Sunday

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Parcels in the post

I am a bit late in writing this blog.  When we got back from our trip away, there were 2 parcels waiting for us to open. 

The first one was from my Once a Season (Winter) swap partner Shez, you can find her here,   I love everything she sent, there is also a beautiful feather scarf, which I have to take a photo of my camera isn't playing so nice at the moment, Shez has a photo of the scarf on her blog, if you want to head over for a look, here is a picture of the rest of the stuff she sent, I am one lucky girl.  I took this photo a couple of days ago, Elsie had snaffled the scarf, so it missed being in this photo, I found it today in her cupboard, I think I am going to have to share.

I also won a prize.

Thanks Vari, they are wonderful almost to nice to use.  You can find Vari here

You never bake anymore

My DH reminds me on a regular basis "You never bake anymore".  I love baking yummy things to eat, in fact since we've been married he has never had reason to complain, but lately I have been to busy to bake.  But to satisfy DH and get me back into baking mode, I made this quick and easy cake yesterday morning (early) by lunch time I remember why I don't bake so much anymore (it was all gone).

Quick and Easy Cake

1 small cup of sugar
dash of vanilla
3 tablespoons butter (soft)
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups of SR Flour
3/4 cup of milk

Put ingrediants in a bowl together and mix till smooth.  Bake in moderate oven, for about 45 minutes.

I used 1/2 cup of sugar and threw in a handful of mixed fruit instead.

And there you have it a quick and easy cake recipe that disappears before your eyes.

Have a fantastic day

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pay it Forward

I just read this post over at and have decided to join in and play along.  I have seen this around on other blogs, but have always been to late to join in.

"I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!

Please join in the fun I can't wait to make something for my bloggy friends.

A new knitting book

On our recent trip for Emeline, I left Emeline with Nanny while Elsie and I went off and had a little girl time.  I took Elsie to Spotlight and this is the book she chose.  I must admit I have never knitted animals before and of all the things she could have chosen she chose this, she just had to have it.  So it the bag it went, along with a ball of pink and purple wool (Elsie's favourite colours). 

This is what I have managed so far, I think it is supposed to be a tadpole, Elsie thinks it is a ghost, she is into ghost's at the moment.  Anyway, it is sort of cute, but it is tiny it only measures about 5cm high and if you include the tail about 8cm long.  The instructions were easy to follow, and are great if you are a beginner knitter, I think it would also be a good book for a child to learn to knit with, as the projects knit up quick.  It took me about an hour, but I am a very slow knitter.

Have a great day