Sunday, January 23, 2011

Auction Update

There is only two more days to place a bid on my auction to raise money for the Premier’s Disaster Flood Relief Fund and of course there is many, many more auctions and raffles here on the Master List, a couple of my favourites would have to be this quilt kit, this selection of patterns and fabric,and the same here, this gorgeous cardigan, child's teepee and of course the one that has left everyone gobsmacked


I was finally able to get my 3yr old son to model the apron for me so I know have a much nicer photo showing you the size of the apron, please note that he is a tall three year old.

An update about the finishing time. As a lot of us were finishing our auctions at midnight, Toni has recommended that we finish them a little earlier to make it easier for people to put in last minute bids so my auctions will now finish at 9pm on Monday the 24th of January 2010.

A note about PAYMENT...please make your payment into the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund.  It is important that you provide me with proof of payment before I post out the apron to you. 

If payment is made by Credit Card, a receipt will be emailed to you.  This email should then be forwarded to me so that I can verify payment amount.

If payment is made by internet bank deposit transfer, you can save a pdf file at the time of making the transfer. 

In the worst case scenario (i.e. receipt email has been deleted or pdf of bank deposit has not been made) you can take a snapshot of your bank statement on your computer screen and crop the appropriate area so that it displays only the donation information.  That way, I can still seeing your proof of payment, but not viewing your whole bank statement.

I have closed comments on this post, please post any auction bids on the actual auction post over here

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal Auction

To help raise money for the flood effected Queenslanders, I am running an auction here on my blog. I hope that this little contribution can help rebuild the lives and homes for some of those who have lost so much.
My mother and I have recently started making items that my cousin sells via her Facebook page, so we have decided to auction off this child's apron. So put in a bid, all money goes direct to the Premier's Flood relief appeal

Please bid and/or share this link on your blog, via Facebook or Twitter and hopefully we can raise some much needed money for the Queensland Flood Appeal.
How this auction works:
1. Bidding will start at $10 (Australian).
2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.
3. Your bid must be in whole dollar increments.
4. This auction is open to everyone, however overseas residents will be charged actual shipping costs, however postage is free for Australian residents
5. The auction begins NOW and will END at 9pm EDST on Monday 24th January 2011.
6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address). The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been received, I will post your package to you.
Auction rules borrowed straight from Toni's blog :)

And once you have bid here why don't you go and check out all the other auction on the Master List on Toni's Blog

ETA -  I have changed the previously posted photo as I was finally able to get my 3yr old son to model the apron

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Queensland Flood Relief Auction

Toni from Make It Perfect is putting together a master list of people who are auctioning off items either via there blog or facebook to support the QLD Flood appeal. While I am sitting in watching the devastation unfold I thought the least I could do was offer an item for auction.

My mother and I have recently started making items that my cousin sells via her facebook page, we have decided to auction of one of the children's aprons so come back on Monday and put in a bid, all money go direct to the Premier's Flood relief appeal

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

No reply blogger

I keep on meaning to post about this since I first read about it myself a couple of months ago.

Since changing my settings to have comments left on my blog emailed to me I have noticed that a lot of the comments came through as no-reply

Read this post here for a better explanation as to what it us and more importantly how to fix it.

I have to admit that when I first read about I assumed that I had mine set correctly but on fact I too was a no-reply blogger.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Now I don't do resolutions more like very broad extremely loose plans. So with that my plans for 2011 are

- to not buy any new fabric unless it is for a current project or planned project (the exemption to this is SIT in March)

- to manage my time a lot better to enable me to be a much better Mummy / Wife / Person

- to manage our money better by thinking about what we are spending and doing proper menu plans and therefore shopping lists

- to be a better Blogger and I can say that I have already found a way to do that. I noticed on this blog she had a signature saying posted via Blogpress. I have been after a working IPhone app to do blogposts for a while and have finally found one so I can now blog anywhere :)

Now for quilting plans

- Anna's block for Oh Beehave (by this Saturday)
- MIL's quilt (ASAP belated Christmas present)
- backpack for Bastian (who starts 3rd old Kinder 11th Feb)
- bunting for Bastian's room
- the other blocks for Oh Beehave as required
- the odd DJ block here and there

Finish the following
- Monkey & Lion's cuddle quilt
- Bastian's plane quilt
- Charm Pack quilt along quilt

In order to try and increase my creative output I think a trip to Ikea might be in order currently my sewing storage is made up of a shelf in the linen closet

Some tubs in the corner of our bedroom

And one very messy sewing area

Hopefully I will have an after photo for you sometime this week

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Holiday Sewing

One of the things I love about this time of year, apart from Christmas and spending time with my beloved family is I have a break from work and can get some guilt free sewing done
One of the many projects that I started during the year was the Homespun “Life is a Celebration” Mystery block of the month, if I had kept up I should have the whole quilt finished, however I have just finished my second block.

I have also made a good start of the third block so hopefully I will be able to show you that one completed shortly

Christmas 2010

A very late Christmas wrap up post, as you may have seen I got a big fat “F” for my advent blog-along this year and my only excuse is life got in the way. We however managed to put it all behind us come Christmas Eve and had a wonderful couple of days with my immediate and extended family.

Here are a couple of pictures of the boys in there Santa sacks all ready for bed (please excuse the big smudge on the picture I only just noticed that the lens had a finger print on it)


and also of the Santa Mug Rug that my Mum managed to make for the boys (even with all the crazy stuff going on, I really do love my Mum)


The pocket can be used to either put your Santa letter in or for Santa Cookies (we chose the Cookies)

I also finally got my Stocking finished and posted off, to which I am extremely sorry for the lateness but I hope my swapee likes it and will get plenty of use in the future. I know just have to hope that my one turns up from wherever Australia Post decided to send it (does anyone know what happens to lost mail Sad smile )



The buttons I sent where handmade by Dad, clever isn’t he.