Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Christmas in July II

I loved participating in The Oz Material Girls Christmas in July Craft Swap this year. You may have seen my crafting efforts in a previous post. Now I'd like to show you the most beautiful gift I have received from my swap partner Jo.


This craft bag is beautifully quilted in such divine fabric and will be perfect for keeping my crochet hooks and all my little bits and pieces together.


Jo also included two little gifts inside the bag: a sweet lucky owl which was happily taken by Julia (Miss nearly 5) and has now found a home beside her bed, and the most beautiful buttons. I just need to find a project worthy of such buttonly prettiness!

Crocheted goodies handmade by me
Available now from Mini-Me Handcrafts.

Personalised Children's Books
Available now from Jelly Bean Books.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My Day on Sesame Street - Alphabet Cookies



It was my husband's birthday last Friday so he took the day off work. Hooray! Julia (Miss four-and-a-half) was very excited to make a special birthday lunch for her Daddy. We made sausage rolls for a lunchtime treat.


Setting the table was the best part. Julia was thrilled that we used a tablecloth (we usually use placemats) and she had chosen some party hats for us to wear. 


But the best part was the cookie decorations. Julia had such fun putting her birthday message together from letter cookies I purchased from Beccas Biscuits.  


They made such a lovely, colourful centrepiece and Beck decorated the biscuits beautifully. Lemon cheesecake is the cookie flavour we love the most - just fabulous!


You can see more of Beck's wonderful creations on Facebook or on her website.

Crocheted goodies handmade by me
Available now from Mini-Me Handcrafts.


My Day on Sesame Street
Deluxe Personalised Children's Book
$21.50 each with free shipping for delivery within Australia only.
Available now from Jelly Bean Books.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Gallery - A happy memory...


Once again I'm joining Tara's Sticky Fingers blog for The Gallery ... the theme this week is A Happy Memory. 


This happy memory is bringing Julia home from hospital after her birth. It was such a highly anticipated moment; everything was so new and wonderfully exciting. I could never have imagined how wonderful this journey would be!

If you would like to join in too, please take a look at Sticky Fingers!


Crocheted goodies handmade by me
Available now from Mini-Me Handcrafts.


Personalised children's books
Available now from Jelly Bean Books.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Mini Tea Set

I have busy crocheting lots of play food and one of my most popular items is a mini tea set.


The set has 9 pieces including 2 cups and saucers, teapot, sugar bowl and creamer.


I recently made a set for auction at Raising Hope for Brittany. The generosity of bidders was so amazing that I had to add something extra for the winner - a little selection of oreos, jam drops & choc chip cookies on a matching plate.


Please take a look at Raising Hope for Brittany on Facebook - you will see there is a Spring Auction on right now for some amazing items, including another of my little tea sets.


All money raised from the auction will be going to Raising Hope for Brittany to assist with disabled equipment and medical treatment for Brittany - a 14 year old girl who has an acquired hypoxic brain injury. Every little bit helps to make a difference and a positive impact on Brittany's life.

Please be generous in your bidding - I would love to add a mini cookie selection to the tea set!

Crocheted goodies handmade by me
Available now from Mini-Me Handcrafts.


Personalised Children's Books
Available now from Jelly Bean Books.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Our Handmade Father's Day

Julia (Miss four-and-a-half) was so excited about Father's Day this year.

First she made a card and a key tag at pre-school. She has the most wonderful teachers who put in so much effort to make sure that all the kids could take home something that their Dad would love.


The craft didn't stop at school - at home we made a book for Dad with lots of pictures and special things about Dad. Some of the ideas for the book came from one of my favourite blogs - Toni at Make It Perfect.


Julia loved decorating hankies with fabulous drawings for Dad. Fabric textas are so easy to use and can be used on so many things to make a colourful gift.


Our last craft was biscuit decorating. I bought a fabulous cookie decorating kit from Beccas Biscuits which included six large plain white iced biscuits (Julia and I chose gingerbread), presented in a gift tin with a packet of edible ink pens. Julia loved creating her own designs on the biscuits (and they were delicious too!)


Bec is going to make these kits available on a regular basis; please take a look at her wonderful creations on Facebook or on her website.


Dad loved his gifts and Julia was so proud of her creations!

Crocheted goodies handmade by me
Available now from Mini-Me Handcrafts.


Personalised Children's Books
Available now from Jelly Bean Books.