Friday, May 29, 2009

I just LOVE eBay

I have been looking for some folding bar stools for my studio and never thought I would find any that folded so I could pop them out of the way when not in use. As usual, I turned to eBay to see what was around and started bidding on some bar stools. In the end I won this pair of folding stools for only $9.99 that are just perfect for what I needed.

I also have been looking for a large quantity of zippers to use in bags for My Market Stall and on eBay once again I found this bag of 100 assorted colours and sizes and won them for only $18.95.

I also went searching for some Pandora beads. I won these 50 mixed glass lamp work beads for only $12.50 and these 20 Tibetan silver beads for only $4.50 including postage. The beads are yet to arrive, but I have faith they will be here soon so I can enjoy making new things with them.

Has anyone else been lucky to get some real bargains on eBay? I have been selling and buying on eBay for a while now and always seem to find what I want and sell for a good price.

I hope everyone is looking forward to a good weekend. I will be attending the Textile Art Festival on Sunday with my mother, and hope to find some bargains there too.

Cheers and blessings

Friday, May 15, 2009

My New(ish) Studio

Does anyone remember this post? The HUGE tidy out of 2009

Well, as I briefly mentioned in a recent post, I have reclaimed back what was used as a lounge room in our tiny little house (no one used it once I had cable TV cut off because I never got to watch it and paid for that privilege?). So I gutted it and sent said TV off to my bedroom to live along with the DVD player and one sofa (I swapped my bedroom with what was meant to be a lounge room over 18 months ago because I wanted more room and turned my bedroom into the lounge room...complicated, I know, but it worked for us) So what was my bedroom, then a lounge room has now been turned into MY

Yes it does look a tad messy and overcrowded, BUT it is only me and perhaps one or two invited friends that will occupy this space at any given time....well who else is going to help me drink from that
lil green bottle on my sewing table?

As you can see, my studio is packed with many things. I have my computer desk in there, sewing table, cutting table, craft table (complete with current project in early stages) and of course various storage containers and a leather sofa to take the weight off, sip the wine and watch the paint dry on the craft table.

Those ornate Bali style storage cabinets x 2 that you can see are full of glasses and crockery I do not use and books and trinkets from my various travels....I am toying with the idea to pack them away, give them away, hide them under a bushel, whatever and use said cabinets for more storage thus clearing up some more floor space etc.

I am excited to have my Studio, as it is the first time I have had what I deem 'my space' to hang out in that I do not have to share with anyone unless I choose to.

I would love to see your studios, allocated space too, so get busy and post some photos.

cheers and blessings

PS As usual, click on the photos to see them larger :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Looks Like I Have Worked out Blog Land

Hi everyone, I was rather stressed this morning when I last posted. This evening it seems that I have worked out how to change my template in blogger and still keep the items on the left hand side. I have been able to retrieve all my favorite blog sites and I have found a pretty background that is 'just me'.

I hope to add more items of a quilting nature soon as I am hoping to change my work hours to suit my lifestyle and needs.

Blessings to you all

OH DEAR...look what happened!!

I was playing around with my blog settings trying to get a pretty background. Some how along the way I must have saved some settings and now I am stuck with this back ground and have lost all my wonderful contacts. I did not realise that setting a new background also sets a new format to the outlay.

Could all the wonderful ladies who either follow my blog, or were on my favorite blog list, please send me some type of contact so I can add you all back again?

I am still to find the perfect background, but when I do my page will look pretty again.

Thanks ladies and blessings

Saturday, May 09, 2009


I would like to wish all the mothers reading today a Happy Mothers day for tomorrow.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.

I took my own mother out today to celebrate and our first stop was a morning tea of lemon meringue pie and raspberry baked cheesecake and coffee at the Coffee Club at Robina Town Centre. YUM

Lunch was high Tea at The Old Teahouse Gallery and afternoon tea was ice cream at the local McDonald's. We had the best time here, as you can see with our little stand full of goodies.
We then headed off to the local fabric shop to see what we could find to build up our quilt stash. Usually when we shop together, we buy half a metre and share it. Today, as you can see, we forgot to stop ourselves putting more and more bolts onto the counter. We both went home with nearly 2 dozen fat quarters. Did we have fun? YES we sure did. I also bought my mother a beautiful Gerbra plant so she can have flowers most of the year round.

Monday, May 04, 2009

From This...To This...For This

I was out at my local flea market Sunday morning getting the usual fruit and veg when I stumbled across this room divider/screen and knew it would make a neat & compact design wall for my sewing room. (I must post some photos of my new sewing/office room...I confiscated back the lounge room which no one used anymore) I paid only $5.00 for it and struggled it back to my car and headed over to Spotlight to pick up some flannelette to cover one side of it. So far it is a work in progress, as I bought about 50cm too less flannelette and will need to come up with some handy dandy way to finish off the top and bottom edges. However for now it will serve it's purpose and folds neatly in three behind my sewing room door.