Thursday, 30 September 2010

My creative space.........

There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting going on here but today I felt the urge to create. So inbetween doing loads of washing, feeding people and sweeping floors I got some books out that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. They are very cute books about dolls & dolls clothes. Anyway I pulled out the pattern sheet knowing what I wanted to make. I knew the next step wasn't going to be easy trying to find all the pattern pieces I needed but I studied and studied and finally worked it out. I am now in the middle of sewing it up which is equally frustrating as all insructions are in Japanese. I am thinking at this stage I need to study Japanese instead of French!

P.S If you ever purchase one of these books with the intentions of sewing I would make sure you have some knowledge of sewing otherwise you will be lost!!!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Wow that was a bit of an extended blog break! Over the last 10 days life had taken a course of being very busy indeed, visits from my bestest bestie and family, finish of vacances, weekend away, preparing and eating of too many nice meals. But today we are back to some kind of normality...........that is as normal as any day can be! I am back to sitting in front of the computer having my breakfast as I do most mornings before contemplating what I need to do for the day. So without further ado I need to get of  my butt and go and do it.

Happy Wednesday to you!!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sundays wisdom...........

Practice gets rid of stage fright.

We all know this don't we but sometimes it is easier said than done! 

Speaking of doing something and not being afraid. I opened myself an etsy shop. Big cartel was just not doing it for me so I made a leap of faith and just did it. Take a look if you have a few spare minutes.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


 Django's found and happily decorated items!

  Lost is what I seem to be feeling at the moment. There is no direction to my days at all, they are just kind of bobbing doesn't help that we are on school holidays again and I have to think of three people to entertain. The 2 kids and me! 

I know I am having a bit of a winge but sometimes you just need to do it and then you feel all the better for it. I will go to bed now, that is if I can drag myself away from crap latenight tv and tomorrow I will wake up revived and ready to go again. Maybe with a plan and a marker in sight.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sundays wisdom...........

 Don't waste your ideas. Use them!

We haven't had any of Blythes words of wisdom lately but today I think I needed a bit of encouragement!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Ou est le printemps?.......

We are only 11 days into spring here in Noumea and it feels like summer already! We only  have 2 seasons here and that is a bit of a shame really. It's winter or Summer no in-between. There is no smells in the air that Spring is about to unfold, no sense that the air is getting warmer. It is just wham 'I am Summer and here I come'!! I very much liked this time of year living back in Melbourne. I have very vivid memories of it and it is one thing I miss about my old home but I don't dwell too long on these things I mis, I have too many things here that I lovealot. Like the not very cold winter we have. No siree I don't miss the Melbourne winter!!! 

 Onto something completely different I would like to thank the ladies who took me up to 50 followers.................Yipeeee I am finally there!!!

Monday, 6 September 2010


 A fellow arty crafty person and myself talked at the begining of the year about a crafternoon type get together once a month. A get together with like minded people to create something different than we normally make.We got our act together about 4 months back, trying to organise everybody and their schedules is always complicated.

Anyway our days are a Monday straight after lunch and they are fun and what makes these fun is I get to have a French lesson at the same time as sewing. We are a mixed group, 1 American and 1 Australian who speak French no problem, 2 Frenchies who speak pretty good English then me. It  is funny sitting in a room where the language flips from one to the other like it is a normal thing to do. I know my comprehension with the crafty words is getting a whole lot bettereven if the other stuff isn't.

P.S thank you to the lovely ladies who have increased my follower numbers. Only one to go to hit 50!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

My creative space & BWofW...................

Sorry it is a bit of a Blythe overlaod today but I am trying to make some headphones that don't look like earmuffs for the girls and..............

 Be appreciative. That is the rule. 

listening to their words of wisdom!

For more creative wisdom go here!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

There once was a shop..............

There once was a girl who had an online shop and very rarely did she put anything in it. The shop felt so lonely it didn't know what it was going to do until one day the owner got off her butt and produced some lovely hand made brooches to put in it. Voila! If this hasn't shocked you too much go and take a look for yourself.

On to a more serious note I have been thinking about my shop with Big Cartel. I know at this stage I don't produce alot of things to put in it but if I got my act together and did I can only put 5 things in it without then paying a fee for more space(10.00US) a month. I am also thinking about exposure. I don't have a lot of people following me nor does BC have a search section on their main page to be able to find certain things or me. So this brings me back to decideing if I should jump in and do the Esty shop thing. There is a whole lot of exposure there and it really is only a small outlay to put as many things on to sell as you like. A little help/advice would be nice from anybody out there that have one. Good & bad experiences most welcome.

P.S Hello to my new follower and if I have any lurkers please become a follower.......I would like to make it to 50! Thank you in advance.