Saturday, November 29, 2008

To market to market

Well, how much fun did I have at the Norwood Markets today? The huge pageant crowd loved my twirly skirts, clips and pyjamas (I took orders for SEVEN (yes 7!) sets). No takers for the bibs, bloomers or Abby skirts so I'm kinda glad I didn't stay up all night last night making more bloomers. I was just beaming after receiving such a positive response to all my creations. I also (and this was the best bit) had a chat to some wonderfully clever crafty people. It was wonderful to be surrounded by people who just love what they do. http://quirkyworld1.blogspot.com/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/deliciouscupcakes is where I spent all of today's profits.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Buy Handmade

Well, I took the handmade pledge http://www.buyhandmade.org/ but I'm having a hard time convincing Chris that handmade presents would be valued by the members of our extended family. I plan to make something for each person we are gifting to but we are also getting a gift with actual dollar value. Something that you buy from an actual shop.
I will continue to work on him between now and next Christmas and hopefully he too will learn that handmade things have infinitely more value than the stuff in the Christmas catalogues which somehow find their way into our house even though we have a "No Junk Mail" sticker on our letterbox. They're sneaky those big retailers.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pom Pom fun

Abby and I made some pom poms together the other day. I stumbled upon a pom pom loom at Spotlight. I didn't even know such a thing existed! I have always used the traditional method of cardboard circles and always struggled to fit the ball of wall through the tiny hole. It was $3 for three different sized pom pom looms. They are quick and easy to make and 3 year old do-able. I will put her to work making pom poms for the beanies I so love to knit.
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