Friday, 26 July 2013

Collaborate for a Cause 2013 - it all starts tonight!

The auction starts tonight and there are so many lovely handmade collaborations listed - you should take a look! 

My crochet items are now part of the most fabulous sets! Here are the finished Mini-Me Handcrafts collaborations:

Milly Peep-Hole Dress (Size 2) by Maddi-Sue
Alice Doll by Little Guys & Gals
Hair Accessories by Enchanted Princess Accessories
14 Piece Crocheted Tea Set by Mini-Me Handcrafts
White Crocheted 15cm Teeny Bunny by

All proceeds are being donated to Make-A-Wish Australia.

OOAK Patchwork picnic blanket by koochie koo
Musk Pink Tutu Set & ribbon wandl by Kylie's Collections
14 Piece Crocheted Tea Set by Mini-Me Handcrafts
Deluxe dolly bassinette carrier by My Precious Baby
Lace Dolly Teepee by Liddle Pea
Deluxe Handmade Doll by Two Little Darlings

All proceeds are being donated to Heartfelt.

This Facebook charity auction will finish start tonight July 26th 2013 at 8pm AEST and finishes on Sunday July 28th at 8pm AEST. I expect bidding may be quite generous! You can find out more on Facebook at Collaborate for a Cause and the auction album can be found here.

Christine xx

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Gallery - I made this! (a long time ago)

Joining Sticky Fingers for The Gallery... the theme this week is "I made this".

I have always loved handcrafts. My grandmother taught me crochet and embroidery when I was quite young. 

You can see lots of things that I have made if you browse through my blog. But here is something that I'm really quite proud of, as this was a big project I completed a long time ago. 

These two double bed sized granny square blankets are some of my early crochet pieces - now almost 30 years old and still in use!

Christine xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Collaborate for a Cause 2013 ♥ ♥ ♥

It's back again for 2013! If you haven't yet seen this wonderful Facebook page, or missed out on all the fun in the last two years, it's called Collaborate for a Cause and once again it's bringing the Facebook handmade community together for a charity auction event with a difference.

Created by Jen Kennedy of Ainslee Fox, it's all about promoting fun and friendship through collaboration on a handmade item or set of items for the auction. Collaborating Facebook partners create handmade items for the auction and choose a charity to which the proceeds of their item or set will be donated.

Once again I am thrilled to be a part of this fabulous idea - my own Mini-Me Handcrafts will be creating some beautiful pieces for special group collaborations with some wonderfully talented and very gorgeous ladies.

Here is a look at my items... yes, my very popular afternoon tea sets will be making appearances in two wonderful group collaborations.

"Tea with Alice" 14 piece afternoon tea set

"Mint & Rose" 14 piece afternoon tea set

I'll show you the group collaboration sets very soon...

Bidding on the auction will commence at 8pm AEST on July 26th 2013. Please take a look at Collaborate for a Cause on Facebook for more information, and get ready for an even bigger and better charity auction than the last two years - definitely the most uplifting and wonderful auction the Facebook community has ever seen!

Christine xx

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Gallery - Bright sun

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

This is Julia's photo. 

Miss 6 and a half has an intermittent interest in photography. She likes to point and shoot, and is thrilled by whatever she captures on the screen. In her eyes, all her photos are artistic masterpieces. 

I think as we get older we often become more critical of ourselves and our creativity can become stifled. Perhaps the trees get in the way and block the sunshine. 

Christine xx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Made It Monday - Sunset woven scarf

I am loving my new weaving loom! It has opened up a whole new crafting world to me, and I am delighted to be launching my new range of woven scarves at The Bluebirds Boutique tonight.

This scarf has been handwoven in 100% wool with beautiful long colour changes, hand dyed and handspun by Elisabet's Handspun.

It has a twisted fringe and a lovely soft feel, and I just adore the gorgeous bright colours! 

Please head over to The Bluebirds Boutique and take a look - the store will open at 8.30pm tonight! 

Christine xx