Tuesday, 29 November 2011

UFO's too (no not the out of space kind)

Continuing with my theme of UFO's Mia from naptime creations has shared with me about her UFO's

"My oldest UFO is my knitting project which is my son's sweater. I started when I was 9 months pregnant and have not had any time to finish it.( oh the things we start when pregnant )Two children and painting take up all my time. I guess you can say that my children are my UFO's they are a work in progress as I raise them!
My craft is painting canvases for children's rooms.

This is my favourite as it is my daughters name and spelt correctly.

I love knitting and painting.
Yes, I will one day finish my son's sweater, but will put it in a shadow box.(love this idea)
UFOs in the states are called simply unfinished projects."

Mia's artworks can be personalized with your child's name
or one for the boys

any one for coffee and cake

Mia is also a fellow Etsykids Team member and when i asked how she found Etsy this is what she replied

"I found Etsy when I was shopping in my local craft store talking to a friend about my paintings. Another customer overheard my conversation and asked me if I ever heard of Etsy! When I came home from shopping, I set up my shop mia4art Naptime Creations!

How nice that a stranger took the time tell you about Etsy

 You can also follow Mia on her blog    http://www.aboutnaptimecreations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

UFO's- no not the out of space Kind!

I thought it would be kind of fun to ask people about their UFO's and so i posted this on Etsykids Blog and waited for someone to contact me.
I gave it a few days and someone did, only to ask me what a UFO was and was i writing about little green men. "LOL really loud" because i did, i did not even give a thought to what other countries called "Unfinished Objects"(UFO's) of the Craft / Art world. But that is what we call them here in Australia, we even have a dedicated group who advertise in our local paper for people to join their UFO group.
So now that you have all finished laughing, let's hear from  my very first "Little Green Person" (have to be PC)  Nicollete from lillollipops Designs .

 But before we start this is the response from Nicollete
"I actually have never heard of UFOs except the ones people claim to see in the sky with aliens. lol However, I think that is a great word for unfinished things. I will start to use that!"
"Glad to be of help and add to your vocab"

"So you what to know what my oldest unfinished piece is right? like something I started but never finished??"

"Yes and any others??"

-hmmm my oldest UFO (Unfinisihed object) ,,, I have quite a few because usually I will cut out my fabric pieces and put them in bags ready to sew. I would say my oldest is some pieces I had cut up to make a Halloween swing skirt, but the funny thing is, it was cut and ready to be sewn three halloweens ago! lol
Love the fabric, maybe next Halloween

"-Like I said, I have quite a few because I cut them up and they are ready to be sewn. I would say I have approx. 10.
-Of course I always "plan" to finish my UFO's. Will it happen....I hope so. In fact, thinking about them makes me want to finish one I have that is going to be a Kimono inspired Dress. When I stop to think about it, I am guilty of semi finishing products enough to picture them and list them in my shop on Etsy. Find lillollipops on Etsy here When a person buys it, I go back and double check seams and serge the edges before I send them out. Oh boy! If I think about all those...I have MANY UFOs! lol

A wall Hanging i Made but

I can't work out how to cut down the screw on the back so it is now a UFO

 "Maybe someone could help with this"
and one last thing as we are both members of the Etsykids Team , how did you find them?
yes...um...wow I have been a member for a while. I think once I realized what teams were, I searched the word "kids"
and "children". Out all of those kinds of teams, Etsy Kids seem to have the most members and lots of things like their Ning ring and Webpage and their involvement with Handmade Child Magazine. I am glad I found them, they have been great!:)You can also find Etsykids Team on Facebook

Thank you Nicollete i really hope you do get to finish your UFO's
Here's all the links for lillollipops Designs
 If you would like to share about you UFO's please be in touch.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Lil Lollipops Designs: G'Day! Knitted with love from Australia...NEW GIV...

 Stop by Lil Lollipops Designs for your chance to win one of my Girls/Teens Hats,be sure to read the article first you might find out a little more at the person behind Madwestdesigns.

Lil Lollipops Designs: G'Day! Knitted with love from Australia...NEW GIV...: Meet my new Etsy Friend, Marie West from Mad West Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop/madwestdesigns . She is from down unda and crochets a...

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Passing on your knowledge

I have long moaned that in some situations people just won't pass on to others what they know.I have spent my entire life either studying,researching or working in the industry to further my knowledge and am more than happy to pass it on.I am still learning and the internet is the perfect tool.
I don't understand some people when they won't  share and i do get it all the time in my workplace,we often ask fellow stitcher's how they did something,they look at you blank in that first instant,then ignore you and move on,yet they except an answer when they ask you something,very frustrating.
When at a very early age my daughter showed an intrest in anything craft i made sure i encouraged it,feeding her information and showing her what she wanted to know, this was quite a task as she is left handed and i am right.
She very rarely needs me to help her now making and putting things together,to the point where she was show her classmates in textiles how to make things,and the teacher also getting her to help others.
Her single bed Donna cover took out Best Exhibit
While her scarp booking pages got First, Second & Third while her cards got First,Second,Third and a participant award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
So i think with a little encouragement all kids can achieve.

aWhile my son took this Photo and won Best Exhibit