Saturday, December 11, 2010

Canvas Clocks

I made my kids a altered canvas clock each for Christmas. Karaghs I stitched with backing and then stapled it to the canvas, Dales is a Steampunk "glued" collage. He loves his steampunk and it is the first thing Ive made him being a "boy", just hope he likes it

Friday, December 10, 2010

All over

Well my daughters schooling is now all over. Back in June, I posted a pic of the dress I had made her for her school formal. I am happy to say, it held and she looked absolutely beautiful

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Listings for Chocolate Crow Trader

Here are my listings for this month. Not in a sewing mood, so made some altered boxes, I love how they turned out

Sunday, November 28, 2010


My daughter is now into all things French and asked for a collage for Christmas (Im very thankful I have a child who loves my "crafts") so I got my artistic side working (its been a while) and shipped up a Marie Antoinette one...hope she likes it

Friday, November 26, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Makes

Boy this year is flying many days til Christmas? Not enough. I have managed to finish these two things off for my daughter for Chrissie, Im tired of her dragging her big quilt off her bed to sit under so made her a knee quilt to use instead. Used up alot of scraps and made the bird cushions to match

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Choccie Crow Listings

The new edition of the Chocolate Crow Trader will be out on the 15th (follow the link on the left of my blog). This is a Christmas edition and here is a sneak peak of my listings

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Teachers cards

Here are some cards I made for my daughters teachers, it was nice getting "artistic" again

Has an industrious weekend

I am in a stocking swap on Swap it and here is the stocking and the ornies I have made

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Phew...finally done

Only took a week but I got these done. The three dolls with books are for my daughters teachers, I made their dresses from one of her school skirts. The graduation dolls are for when she graduates from highschool in 4 weeks. It was a challenge but I love how they have turned out

Monday, October 11, 2010

Idea for Fat Quarters

I have had an addiction to sewing clothes again, it has been a few years. My daughter loves shabby chic and vintage, so I had some perfect fat quarters which I sewed together in strips and then cut out the skirts, this is how they turned out

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ebay Listings

I have just listed a dozen items on ebay if you want to pop over and have a look, my cupboard of "goodies" was near overflowing so time for a clear out.

October Chocolate Crow Listings

Its been a struggle this month but I finally finished my items for the Chocolate Crow Trader which is out on the 15th. Here is a sneak peak

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New listings up and running

Well my new listings are up and running at The Chocolate Crow Trader. I was bored this week so made dozens of pom poms out of my scraps and made this table runner, turned out pretty good and I didnt have to use my brain to make it which was Ive been trying to finish off my candlewick quilt I started over a year ago, made two blocks last night, only 10 more to go..Ill get there eventually

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Chocolate Crow Listings

That time again. This month is Halloween on Chocolate Crow Trader but Ive made just one item, book of spells that could be displayed all year round. Havent sewn much of late. Have made these this month and thats about it. Hope everyone else is more motivated than me....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Fantastic Weekend

This weekend just gone, Robyn from our local craft shop "Country Hart" arranged a crafting weekend with Natalie Ross and Gail Pan. It was fantastic and everyone had a ball. Here is something I started on for a sewing companion and look at the gorgeous name badges Robyn made.

Latest Swap

A new swap on my doll group, this one was pretty open and I wanted a table runner, so in return I have decided to spoil my partner and these are what I made her, I also made an Indian inspired canvas for her as she likes that too

Finally, a catch up!!!

I finally can have a catch up. I have been on holidays for 2 weeks and was determined not to spend too much time on the computer. Mind you I really didnt get much else done either. Here are a few of the items I have finished off for this months Chocolate Crow Trader, it is a spring edition, I am also donating the giveaway this month

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Too cold to sew

It has been way too cold to sit at my machine, so I have been doing alot of knitting, love knitting in winter. But thats not too good when I have alot of things I should be doing, one being a birthday swap. I did finish these dolls last night. Now, the recipient likes these kind of dolls and I must say these ones have grown on me

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Formal Dress

I have spent the last two weekend "clothes" sewing, now I havent done that for years so it was a challenge but like riding a bike, you never forget. Finally finished off last night so here it is. It is for my Daughters formal and I love it!! so does she......

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I am really enjoying making these fabric collages, no more sticky fingers from Here is one I have just finished for a friend

Latest Swap

Our group is doing a small dolly swap from a free pattern on Patternmart that is being offered at the moment. These dollies look nothing like the pattern and were alot of fun to make (despite turning and sewing those tiny little I hope my partner likes them

Been a bit quiet

Ive been a bit quiet of late, never seem to have enough time for all I want or need to do. I have finally finished my Chocolate Crow Trader items today, the new edition will be out on the 15th. This is a sneak peak of one of my latest items

Monday, May 10, 2010

I am in love with lace

I am really enjoying messing around with a box of old lace and doilies I have. I originally wanted it for altered art and mixed media work but am now enjoying incoporating it into my sewing. Here is a bag I whipped up on the weekend. Hope everyone had a lovely Mothers Day xx This is what I received from a friend for a mother and baby swap we had in one of our groups. I love her!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coming Soon

I designed and made this plus a pattern on the weekend. I love how it turned out, I have a few other things in the wings which I should be able to share with you soon....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Anzac Day

All spare a moment on the 25th April to remember our fallen, our Defence Members currently serving overseas, and the familes they have left behind. My husband and I both served in the Forces as did our relations, and any proud Australian is moved on this special day.

"They shall not grow old, as those that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We shall remember them"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some Patterns

I have finally gotten around to finishing off some patterns I started almost 2 years ago. I have actually had some time on my hands. I have listed a free pattern and two for sale. My Goth Girls, do not have to be done as Goths, they could be stained rather than painted in white, and then their clothes made from fabrics of your choice. I designed these two for my daughter and I love how they turned out. Hopefully Ill be able to now devote more time into drafting patterns for my other creations now that I have been motivated...Hope you like them xx

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mixed Media Wall Hangings

I have been messing around with and experimenting with these little wall hangings, they are on average 10"10" in size. I am having a lot of fun with these