Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Days now are Long but short


I was writing labels to tie & to stick on my belongings....
watching a rather emotional TV romance ...

A moment of life flashed by...
what is the moving all been about.....
Experience...
Learning....
Exploring ...
a life .....

I am ready to leave here now....
Bows have been tied
on another's life that begins here....
I wonder how it will feel...
as with all moves ....
even returning to a place....
it is new again.....
I am tempted to shut all the boxes of blank buttons into a carton...
&
free wheel it for the week...
But I might be bored ???
We'll see


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I did think I was organised !


Yesterday I felt I was in control of this moving gig....
Today having the usual panic....
So thought I'd just sit a while.

I did email the news folk yesterday with a SALE which began late yesterday on several Santa & a snowman & trees ......
It is all on the web above in Sale Button category.
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Before I paint these santas for many today I will post to the shop in Germany where UB Designs of cross stitch resides.... these buttons are for the latest book which the sample I have seen is again amazing different designs....my buttons are thrilled to be included !
This morning I have news from a Quebec customer telling me that she cross stitches from Ulrike's book with the everyday angel....
Handbeiten is Essen

Watch out for UB Designs in new year when a book with 3 of my lady stitchery designs have been converted & stitched in cross stitch...
I have seen one photograph & the transformation is amazing & very humbling & I feel very honoured.
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I visited Factory & Field facebook page today via google search as I don't have an account in Facebook.
I saw another blog on a website which has done an amazing story of Jenni & her Factory & Field shop....it is lovely to read & see pictures...
Factory & Field will be very close soon.
Honestly it is worth a day out and sleep over if you need to ...just for the experience of the Chrsitmas shop....it is the BEST & I am not being biased...
Also go wander in Jenni's dreams she has made into a wonderful reality....
Check opening days Thurs to Sunday.


Go grab a special I have no included postage in orders & order limit is now $20...but that will not be hard to spend....santas with cats, & deers, & wreaths & trees...birds....

Sunday, September 16, 2018

FROST so white this morning....

The days of packing are rediscovery sometimes...this frame being one of them...
I knew it was there in the back of the cupboard
I found the photos or the time I did experiment with different types of my designs... decorations... a mix of buttons & decorations... add tags...
Advent Calendars all simply quick, easy & so satisfying to do......
The Xmas Button Box Cards are an excellent way to use these...it doesn't have to be exactly the buttons I used ...or the layouts I use...but it I hope gives you a lift up to begin !!!
Now I shut off orders on 1 to 10th October..they are possible but my phone/ internet connection is going to take 5 days !!!! and I need to close boxes, put these things in boxes & get myself all packed to move...
It is a struggle & a juggle no matter how many times I have practised this...but I will say I am once again envigorated...  excited... ready to move...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The day bought good news


Yesterday was an amazingly warm sunshine day ...
Loved the warmth it gave...
 I am still packing, organising services, walking in circles...
Painting for the French  & German stores I stock into...today ..yesterday & tomorrow...
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I was so elated & excited yesterday when a dear friend & I caught up on phone... we used to have wonderful lunches & laughs at Maling Road when I lived in Melbourne...
I have been invited to have a stall at the OPEN GARDEN at MUSK ( near DAYLESFORD ).in last weekend in Nov......with my friend sewing  Santas and we'll see.
What a wonderful experience this will be & I as I pack up & then down will be pondering what to paint.....



 Some of these large deers I think ?
And these Santas look fairly  excited ...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Which way is Up ????

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I have placed these on the website .....as well as some other button cards I had ready... all have the 10% discount after order....until October some date to be fixed...

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Boxes are being filled & mess is everywhere !!!
Cleaners have been organised
Removalist has been booked....
A few things to do yet....
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Great that everyone who came in to help take the load I need to pack ......
buying the button cards in simply wonderful quantities....
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Thing to do

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Packing Boxes are out

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 I have begun to pack after gathering myself to find a wonderful
unit back in my home town of Cohuna...
What fun it will be once the dust of moving upheaval settles 
&
my feet sit under the table !
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So until I get going ...
I will hope to shift all the cards I have done..saves me packing them..
That is Xmas Box & Everyday box cards & the decoration cards..
will all have the 10% off until October a date to be decided.
Remember these all include postage !!!!




Monday, September 3, 2018

Getting Ready

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I was working on these yesterday....
 they are going with 
Max & Louise
to a Christmas workshop in Melbourne region in October.

I had a selection of buttons & decorations in a box...
that were ready except for packaging....
Having a clean up last week & the weekend I came across a batch of "saved things "
Ah perfect answer ....
So I changed my presentations...
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As I have mentioned before this new way or working is working for me...
There is more freedom to create
Be more individual in the presentation...
I hope it delights you too.
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Of course now I am going to use all those wonderful big tags....& they will go on the website as will some of the envelopes....
they may present a posting challenge though....darn !
I will seek a solution after I gather some cello bags they will fit into.
White & Manilla & even kraft paper tags I have some in boxes...
so we'll just have some more fun. 


Saturday, September 1, 2018

SPRING !!!

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The calendar has turned a page... to the 1st of September..the weather holds a little promise... 
This is some closer views of the decorated small tree with the mini decorations.....
that remain at 10% off $15 today..
I love the wire structures & buy them for display of my work.....
Both from Kmart at an amazing price & work well for decorating.
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I discovered my favourite Bendigo physio is in practice at 3D Physio & Pilates...
Most divine building they are in ....
Lovely to have some physio again, but yesterday it was a bit sore LOL...today I feel great.

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NOW keep a reminder in your diary...
FACTORY & FIELD in COHUNA Vic 
has an opening night on 27th SEPTEMBER 2018
CHRISTMAS SHOP

Friday, August 31, 2018

Buttons again

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 *A little strip of decorating with buttons that I popped on the front page of my web...
The mini decorations on the tree
Remember these sets are $15.00 includes posting and until 1 Sept 2018 there is a 10% discount that will be adjusted after ordering.

* New trees with one of the red small stars & gros grain ribbon on a small canvas frame...

* Then a corner of my living area..with a white china rabbit I could not resist from Factory & Field on a recent trip to Cohuna.
* Mini decorations strung across a small canvas frame & red stars & red triangle buttons in a row ... ric rac & gros grain ribbon
* The last in the strip are decorations hanging from a wire memo board... saving some favourite sayings from places I have found them & my lovely old but such use is the white twig wreath.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Craft Industry Alliance

Today in the newsletter from Craft Industry Alliance in USA has an article worth reading on what affects the USA importing from China Tariffs will have on the quilt fabric & craft items produced in China.
This basically will raise prices by and then the items are handled & exported to us here...in Australia.


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My products are Australian made but we all use things to compliment our products sourced from other countries & I trade to other countries.






Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mini Decorations

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Mini Decorations....
LOTS on the website now for $15 includes postage...
Check out some larger decorations in circles for $15 also
I selected some for this tree...
 Added a couple of the large decorations to sit under the tree....
all in a white tray.


These are also the mini decorations which are 4cm in size...
Cute as on a small canvas frame
add some ric rac or ribbon or both !!!
Maybe couple more buttons to add a little border..

The mini decorations are also wonderful for small bags & felt affairs 

Hoops & embellishments ...