Oky dokY

Here it is…the new address….
Its not all finished yet, but I am very tired of not having a blog going..few reasons for that but currently its operable and pretty but I will customize it with time…I have added as much as my little brain would allow at this point and will continue to fill it in over the coming week! Woohoo!

COME AND JOIN ME http://jodiebishop.typepad.com/its-what-we-do/


Change is a comin’…

Hi everyone, just wanting to let you know that I have moved blog homes and am working on my new one as we speak. This little home was good to start with but doesn’t let me do what I need it to.
So over the next week I am hoping to get the new place up and running and it will very obviously be related to this one. I have been able to import my whole blog from here to my new home 🙂
Once I have moved I will let you know here and give you the new link. I probably will continue tweaking it over the next few weeks but am hoping to be settled in for My creative space…

My Creative Space…

A little early I know, but its getting hard to do this at my usual time and place due to other commitments – meetings all day tomorrow in other words!

How fun are parcels in the mail???? This week I got my very own signed copy of YOU SEW GIRL, plus a very cool bundle of zips and a 1″ bias tape maker…YAY! Plus my very first Martha Stewart book, and the FRANKIE Spaces publication. All very nice to receive after a rough day at work I must say.

This week I have been plodding along on my knitting. As I restarted due to my perfectionism I am feeling a little bit remorseful about it, BUT I will get there in the end.

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to sew clothes for my Blythe dolls.  I would like to add them to a list of things to sell at some stage, but not until I perfect the patterns I am making (first time ever for doing this!) I have found that either my printer doesn’t print the scale that everyone elses does or my dolls are a different size to all others in the ENTIRE universe.  This could be seen as a negative, however, it has made my venture into the new territory of pattern drafting.  Here are my two efforts from the weekend…

Now I might add, I have been a bit shy in saying how much I love Blythe dolls! I don’t have millions, maybe want one or two more, don’t ‘play with them but love to create things for them…odd, but FUN.  I put it down to not really having a doll fostering upbringing. Apparently footies were more appropriate.  I am now starting to seriously doubt that.

Anyway, the next project for my creative space MIGHT be a repurposed bookshelf from start to finish (ie right now it houses paperwork, CD ROMS etc and STUFF.   Later it MIGHT house dolls LOL, always wanted to make a doll house and now I just think I will,, DD is up for it though she is in no way at all impressed with or interested in playing with dolls or even thinking about them much. Hee hee.

You can go to Kootoyoo to find more creative spaces.  I am going over now to see if the linkin thingo is working!

My Creative Space

Well after a frivolous weekend spent crafting and camping, I am still attached to my hook!  There is a market coming up in my area and along with garden things to sell for my classroom I am trying to get together some handmade goodness to sell to the punters.  This market is not traditionally renowned for handmade really so it could be just the thing everyone is looking for!

My list of things to test at the stall include crocheted dish cloths, doorstops, ipod/iphone pouches, baked goodies and possibly some jam. The classroom list includes worm wee, magnetic pegs and seedlings.

I would be most grateful to hear from any of you that do the market rounds.  This market caters to a very small few – no more than about 500 i reckon and that is a very generous estimation.  I am not sure how many of each item to prepare…any help would be great!

Oops…i forgot to add that you can go to KOOTOYOO to find many many more awsome spaces.  Its a great linky link to get out there in blog world and see lots of handmade goodness!

Its in the bag…

My super fun extra long weekend has been very productive on the home front!  I was determined not to be houseworking it up this break and so got on the flylady bandwagon a few weeks ago and POOF! My house is clean! So fun, because it means that I can do all my other fun stuff guilt free.  Good, good, good idea I tell you 🙂

Now here are a couple of bags I made this break.  Green and yellow ‘girl friday’ bag I made on Friday and the pink and blue ‘ beach house’ bag I began on Sat and completed yesterday afternoon when we got back from a camping trip.

You can recieve the bags as kits like I did from here.  I have them as part of the ‘Bagalicious Bag Club’…

While camping, one of the pooches was doing this….

While I made a crocheted dish cloth (which was given to a needy neighbour before photo could be taken) and this VERY COOL (according to daughter) ipod pouch.

Hope you all found something great to do this weekend.  I have also just turned off the oven to some homemade canneloni – riccota, rocket(from garden), mushroom and onion.  Tomoto Passata to top it was also from homemade stock in cupboard YAY! I am SO loving that.  My grandma would be so proud of me 😀

My Creative Space

Oh yes, its true, I nearly consider myself to be a knitter! Yay!  However, it should be noted that as I knit quite comfortably in near darkness watching the tellie with the family, I had made a little mistake, which I was then successful at fixing (6 rows unpicked etc etc) only to make the SAME mistake two rows back into it.  A real knitter would know exactly how to use the crochet hook to fix it.  Alas, not I so my first cardi thingo will have some very home made loveliness about it.  😀

There is still no Creative Spaces at Kootoyoo, but I am hoping next week there will be.  You can go here to look at the past spaces for inspiration though.  Have fun and HAPPY EASTER!



I was doing my Sunday blog hop just now and discovered this…

It is tragic that someone could walk through a CRAFT show and feel that its ok to steal something.  I am gobsmacked and flabbergasted.

I am posting this in the hope that whoever reads it can pass it on and maybe Nikki’s bag will be found and returned to her.  Hopefully Someone saw it happen, or actually notices that their “friend” is wearing it or gives it to someone else for a “gift”…

Link here for the original story on Nikki’s blog or here for curlypops post  on the matter.

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