Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Gallery - Frightful

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Frightful.

My frightful family dressed up and ready for a Halloween party (insert witchy cackle here)... 

Christine xx

Monday, 29 October 2012

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Pretty and Floral

Still busy crocheting, with quite a few showcases coming up soon, all with varying themes. I have made two beautiful cushions for an upcoming showcase at Lella M on Facebook. The theme is "All things pretty and floral" which I think is such a lovely springtime theme.

This rainbow reversible cushion has rainbow colours on one side and white on the reverse with a button closure. 

This reversible cushion uses shades of pink & purple colours with reverse design on each side, also with a button closure.

The pattern for this gorgeous crocodile stitch design can be found on Ravelry here

These cushions will be available for purchase at the showcase, which starts at on 4th November 2012. Please take a look and support Australian Handmade!  

Christine xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Gallery - Books

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Books.

Sitting in the new bookcase... this is the perfect place to read my book! 

Christine xx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Mini-Me Handcrafts - very fruity!

I recently crocheted a set of life-size fruit for a special custom order. 

Here is the set: cherries, bananas, strawberries, kiwi fruit, pear, apples, orange, grapes, pineapple and lemon. 

Julia thought they were pretty good too! 

Christine xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Gallery - Old

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Old.

On a trip to Dubbo Zoo we found this sign... now I think we all know the answer to this question! 

Christine xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

School holidays with Enoch and Plonk

Spring is here and we have had some warmer weather over the past 2 weeks of school holidays. Time to share some fabulous arty tees, all hand crafted by Nicola from Enoch & Plonk

"Three Windows"

"Two Trees"

School holidays have just finished. Julia is back at school today and I am almost glad to be getting back into the usual routine! 

Christine xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Gallery - Yellow

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Yellow.

The yellow lane is the fastest on this giant slide! 

Christine xx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Mini-Me Handcrafts - Cherry Blossoms

I am loving the showcase themes - and this one is so very inviting! The Cherry Blossom Spring Showcase starts tonight at Ineke Designs on Facebook. 

As my mini tea set is quite popular, I decided to crochet a set for my first showcase entry. I have used blossom pink as the main tea set colour, and mint green to add an accent colour. Four mini strawberry cupcakes with sprinkles complete this set - perfect for morning tea. 

My second entry is this gorgeous crocheted blossom dress. I love the pattern in this dress! This is a size 6-9 months in soft merino baby yarn in bright spring blossom pink, with beautiful blossom buttons to finish.

This Spring Blossom scarf is beautifully light and perfect for accessorising a spring outfit. I have crocheted this in a gorgeous cotton blend, each leaf and petal individually hand beaded with metallic seed beads, and finished with Millefiori glass beads. The scarf comes in two pieces - flowers & leaves - so you can separate for a different look. 

There are so many beautiful items displayed in the showcase including dresses, dolls, bags and hair accessories and so much more. All are available for purchase from 8pm (EST) tonight Monday 8th October 2012. Please take a look and support Australian Handmade! 

Christine xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Gallery - Fitness

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is Fitness.

I am not at all fit, but I can usually keep up with Julia. At least so far... 

Christine xx

Monday, 1 October 2012


In a new party dress, on a warm spring afternoon, is there anything better than twirling.... 



... and a curtsey to finish. 

Beautiful dress by Alana at Yumminess Textiles

Christine xx