Wow, this is my hundredth post and I am having a fantastic time sharing what I’ve made and the antics of my lovely little boys.

I started this blog back in January to showcase the little craft works I made during those times when my 2 little guys were napping or playing on their own.

Then I discovered I liked making things and have had the opportunity to sell some of my stuff. I’ve made bags, children’s hats and booties and now also women’s accessories.

I thought I’d share the love and give those that come by to stop and read my little blurbs a nice little treat.


For this 100th blog, I am having



The first is a Yellow and White Clutch Keychain Wristlet

 This clutch is in the medium size measuring:

7.5″ wide x 4.5″ high x 2″ deep (19cm x 11cm x 5cm)

It comes with a detachable keychain wristlet strap with a clip/fast ring than can be used on its own. This clutch is big enough to hold your phone, cards, and some cash.


The second one is a Camera Case Wristlet

This adorable case is a handy little wristlet to hold your camera in style. It features one main pocket on the front to hold your camera and one back pocket for your trinkets, like extra memory card and batteries.

The strap is just the right length to slip over your wrist or loop through your belt loop or handbag.

You can also use it to carry your phone, keys and cash.

It is padded with batting to provide some protection for your camera.

NB: Camera and memory card NOT included in the Giveaway.


 Here’s how to ENTER!


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The GIVEAWAYS will close on Monday 31st May, 2010 11.59am (Australian EST)


The 2 winners will be randomly drawn by the Random Number Generator.


The first number picked will win the Yellow and White Stripe Clutch Keychain Wristlet and the 2nd will win the Camera Case Wristlet.


 I will contact the winners via e-mail (will post anywhere). Please note if no response within 48 hours, the prize will be re-drawn.

Good luck and thank you for stopping by.




Mariane Doll Keychain/Emma’s Hens

Today was another good friend’s Hens party. Emma had a cruise earlier at Sydney Harbour, then a dinner at Gazebo Wine Garden, Elizabeth Bay. She’s a dear friend of mine from where I used to work and of course I had to make her something special.     

We had lost touch for a little bit with her going to a new company and me making my little brood, but she was never far from my thoughts. She is getting married to another friend, Brendan who I also used to work with (he was in the same team as me).     

I wanted something that signified our friendship and also something that can showcase my craft. I thought of making mini-Mariane Dolls in a key chain set (the tutorial from Nuno Life)     

I decided to make a doll of Emma and a doll of me, holding hands signifying our friendship. The photos I referenced from are below – the one of Emma is with a dress she wore to her engagement party and the one of me is of the dress I wore to my birthday party earlier this year (which is also the same outfit I wore to her Hens night)     


Hand stitching smaller dolls (6 inches) takes a bit more time than regular size doll of 12 inches, but the outcome is still very satisfying. Once I made the two dolls, I decided to stitch the hands together and place chains on the heads. I absolutely LOVE the finished product:     


Last night, I had thought of a little poem to go with my gift. After wrapping up the keychain Mariane Dolls, I stuck the poem on the gift:     


 So, I got ready to go to the party and asked hubby to take a photo of me in my outfit and new hairstyle:     


When I got to the Gazebo Wine Garden, I gave Emma her gift, she loved it and showed it off to her family and friends (I’m glad she loves it as I am very proud of the sentiment that went behind making it for her).     

Here are some pictures from the night:     




Kerry, Monika & I



"That's Me!"


I had a beautiful night and it was SO wonderful catching up with Emma.