Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New year to all. I hope you had a wonderful new year? Mine was not too bad :-) Though I did not stay up & party. I did hear everyone else's parties, just before the mother of all storms hit. It was a doozie. We had flash flooding down the road at the creek, & my poor dog got out & we thought we had lost him in the floods as he loves water. I spent the biggest part of yesterday the 1st here, looking for him. With no luck. When we went out again just before lunch, there he was sitting under the trailer all wet & feeling sorry for himself.

I hope that this year will see lots of creativity, & happy life styles. I know I have planned a year filled with happiness & creativity :-) As you can see to the right I have added a few items to my Etsy store. And will be adding lots more as the weeks & months go by. I have lots planned for this year so keep watching & I hope to hear from you through out the year.

My words for this year are :     Prosperity & Nurture
I want to nurture both my personal life & business life & want to prosper in both as well :-) Do you have a word for the year? Or maybe two words? If so I would like to hear what they are :-)  
Much love
Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

the end of 2014

Well here we are, at the end of 2014. This year has not been the best year for me personally. Nor has it been an overly creative year. But that is all going to change in 2015 :-)

2015 is going to be my year to shine bright :-) I will be blogging more, selling more & generally having a great year. In both my personal life & my business life. I have set goals & big dreams for this coming new year. And I am going to get you all to make me accountable for my year. You can joint me on Facebook to see how I am going & also by leaving comments here on my blog.

I am doing a workbook with a wonderful lady called Leonie Dawson. If you too would like to do this amazing work book & shine bright yourself this coming 2015 then here is a link to do so Lets all make 2015 a shining year for us all.

Warm hugs to you all
Elizabeth xx

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Slowly but surely

The designing for my classes is coming along slowly but surely. Life is quite busy at the moment seeing as it is Summer holidays here in Australia. Keeping children entertained is quite a challenge :-) Plus I have a couple of unfinished projects that really need my attention. I am trying to have UFO's finished before starting on new UFO's :-)

Who would have thought though, that there was so much involved in designing pieces of work! I usually just make things & thats that. But when you are making things for a class, you need to do all the steps of designing, testing & then making. All while taking photos, making videos & writing notes.

Needless to say, I am having fun. And hopefully you will have a very in-depth learning experience in the classes.

Hugs Elizabeth

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Another Year

Well, here we are it is now 2014. I have great things planned for this year. I am hoping to set up some on line stump work & book making classes, as well as blogging weekly, daily maybe :-)

I have made myself a To-Do-List for 2014. I found the one I made to get through Christmas was the best thing I ever did in 2013 :-) I was able to get through the Christmas dramas with very little stress :-)

So keep watching this space.
Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Playing with scraps

This piece of fabric is made from all of my scraps of fabric, that I have been collecting in a jar since starting Karen Ruane's workshops. I have also added a few snippets of other fabrics as well. The piece measures approximately 50cm x 30cm. To make it, I layed out all of my scrapps of fabrics & lace onto a piece of Muslin or cheese cloth as some would call it. Then I tacked them all in place once I was happy. After that I then took it to the sewing machine & did FME ( free machine embroidery) all over it to hold the snippets in place. I did not use a hoop to do the FME, hence the bubbly effect on the fabric. But then I quite like the looks of the bubbly effect :-)

This is a piece of one of a kind fabric, & you could not buy it :-) ( A Karen thing :-) )

I have made so far from this fabric, an owl. "OWLY" She is my snowy owl for Christmas.

I am hoping to make a few more things from the piece of fabric. So keep watching this space.

Warm Hugs & Happy Stitching
Elizabeth xxxxx

Friday, November 1, 2013

Getting ready for Christmas

I have been making decorations in readiness for Christmas this year. I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. I am also working on a few other projects at the moment as well, & will share them in time. As they are gifts :-)

Warm Hugs & Happy stitching
Elizabeth xxx

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Finished my first pin pillow

I have finished my first pin pillow. I am hoping to make more of them & put them into my etsy store, so keep watching this space.

This photo shows the pockets that I have created in the lace & it's main function.
BIG warm hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xx