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Hello my friends.  As you are reading this, I am probably thinking “My head is going to explode” or “I want to go home and do some craft” (Notice I didn’t say the other crafty “c” word – I did promise I would not).  I am heading to the big city for a work conference.  I will love it really and I will come back bursting with enthusiasm and I will be full of ideas, but at the same time part of me will be wishing I was back at my isolated, full of sky and space home, with my family and crafty things.

A girl needs to be prepared for a city adventure.  These are some of the things I wish I was taking with me

Melbourne is a very fun and vibrant city, but it does have a fashion trend that I did follow when I lived there – black is ALWAYS the new black

Long Sleeve Black Wrap Dress by Verily

Of course, I would have to add a splash of colour.  I could go elegant

Dark Purple Pearl Earrings by Rivergum Jewellery

Or I could go a bit more dangley

handmade sterling silver earrings – vintage blue lucite by wingbysea

I can’t do short necklaces, but I am developing a thing for long ones

Necklace Long-Style Raindrops by epheriell

Now I know I will need to take notes.  Something cute and sweet will help me keep my sanity I think.  I actually own this one.  No need for wishing this time.

Cherry Blossom in Valentine Notebook by LittleMo

I’ll be back to the crafty stuff next week.  See you then!


I’ve added a new page today to make it easy to find where to buy my pincushions.  It just up the top there, next to the Pincushions page.

More recently, I have made the change to made to order for some of my designs.  There will always be one off, ready to go pincushions available, but some will now be made as orders are made.  This will only add a day or two to the order.

To whet your appetite, here is my newest made to order design – the rainbow.  Rainbows are so eye-catching and bright, and a natural occurance.  What better way to decorate than with all the colours of the rainbow?  I stitch this free hand, no patterns or lines, just me, a bunch of bright coloured embroidery thread & a needle.  Happy-making 🙂

Embroidered Rainbow Pincushion

Time for a browse through the delights to be found on Madeit.  This time I am drooling over wonderful screen printing. Enjoy 🙂

Love Floats, grey, hand pulled screen print, limited edition By Ginger Design

Organic cotton tea towel with limited edition screen print by izanlotte

Screen Printed Purse

SEA BOUQUET hand screen printed fabric by BlueBerryAsh

Purse – robin by Stalley

Something new today.  One of the places I sell my pincushions is my Madeit store.  Today, I will share with you some of the other lovely things you can find there.

Its very cold, wet and wintery here at the moment and I feel the need for some sunshine.  These things are hopefully warming for you as well 🙂

Vintage Fabric Brooch by Radishanruth

13" Macbook sleeve: Original hand printed design on yellow wool felt by ambette

Sunny Bunny" Wooden Brooch by eachtoown

You wash I'll Dry Tea Towel by MyWoodenHeart

Sterling Silver Hammered Ring Charm Enamel Drop Earrings by lafemmeJewels

Hope these lovelies have warmed your day a little 🙂  See you next week with some Instagram fun 🙂

Just a quick post today to let you know I’ve updated the About Spincushions page.  Its now got all the places you’ll find be about the net & in life.

As its all all about me, I may as well show you a few of my newer desgins pincushion wise

Red flowers on rich purple

Blue Embroidered Feather on Orange

Tree on brilliant blue


Ivy Curls and Leaves

Peacock Eye Feather

That is all 🙂

I have a fascination with tea towels at the moment.  Not only are they beautiful, I am always thinking how great they would be to use to make something with.  No sure what exactly,  but I know I will do something with some pretties very soon.

Apart from that, not having the luxury of a dishwasher, tea towels are a necessity in our house.  I have found some really lovely ones that almost make me want to wash up.

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Linen Tea Towel - Ocean Filigree by Flowerpress on Etsy

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Screenprinted Cotton Tea Towel & Hand Towel Set By Paluma Print on madeit

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Owl Bar Tea Towel Set by Boygirltees on etsy

Do you have “discussions” about who is washing & who is wiping in your house too?  Maybe some new tea towels might stop the arguments for a little while.  (Who am I kidding?)

I am not sure why, but I believe the majority of my crafty friends are also quite dedicated tea fanciers.

I love my tea.  I have a giant teacup & saucer I use several times a day.

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My much loved giant teacup

I live in a very small town with only a few cafes, but they all use “town water” to make their tea.  It tastes dreadful.  Took me a while to figure out it was the water, as we are on tank water out here.  I did not buy tea in town for a very long while.

Then, a tea house opened up!  JOY!   I finally had somewhere to go to drink yummy tea! And not just plain old tea either.  I have tasted nearly all of the many varieties now.  My favourites are Oolong, orange pekoe & chili tea.  The chili is served with smarties (a chocolate candy) which makes your mouth go WOW.  It somehow completes the taste sensation.  A tip though – don’t let that one stew too long or you will be in chilli hell.  I learnt that after I chatted too long one day.  Oops!

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Lady of Shalott Teapot by ZInnia Pea

This lovely teapot was created by Zinnia Pea.  By co-incidence, Deb  writer of the Two Cheeky Monkey’s blog has just today posted an interview with Zinnia Pea.  Click here to read about Christabel and her creations and also enter a giveaway to win a Jane Austen Coffee Mug.

Do you love a particular tea?  I’d love to hear your loves as I might find a new one too!

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