Thursday, August 28, 2014

Missa Makes

A little bit of crafting has been going on this month.

Some bags for Crafty Rie's Project bag swap
I played around with some stamping on fabric.

I had a go at weaving.

And completed a couple more squares on my Happy embroidery.
What have you been making?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Missa Makes - Dream Catchers

A dream catcher necklace had been on my "want to make" list for some time and I finally got around to giving it a try.

While I was at it I made a big one for the wall too.

The only thing is my walls are cream so it blends into them, hence the photos on the floor.
Now to catch some good dreams!
Coming soon: The kids are going to make their own dream catchers.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Missa makes at Unleash Creative

On Saturday I spent the day at Unleash Creative. 
A day filled with great workshops. 
Here's what I made.
A folk art box.

My Dandelyne portrait necklace (finally)

Some letter writing supplies

and some embroidered feathers.
You can see more photo's from the day over on Instagram just search for the #UCXCC hashtag.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A trip to the snow - my tips for a day trip with little kids.

We took the kids to Lake Mountain Resort to see the snow last weekend.

Josh really enjoyed it, especially when I suggested he go down the toboggan run on his own toboggan. (One of us stayed right next to him on the other toboggan).  Charlotte didn't like the toboggans.  She preferred to check out the little snowmen and to have snowball fights. (We had been playing snow and snowball fights at home with white fluffy pompoms.)


Tips for taking young kids to the snow:
Go to the closest mountain - we had a lot of "where is the snow", "I just want to be there now" in the car on the way.
Hire toboggans, snow boots and over pants (and over jackets if required) They will only get one winter out of them if you buy them.
Get your gate entry ticket from the ski hire place to avoid the queues at the bottom of the mountain.
Get there early to get in the closest car parks - so you don't have to walk 100-200 metres carrying your gear, toboggans and tired kids and to avoid waiting in lines for food etc,because little kids get grumpy/tired in the afternoon. 
Take a spare change of clothes (or two) so the kids have nice dry clothes for the drive home.
Have fun!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

This weeks Missa Makes

Finally got a chance to fit in a bit of craft
Some pillows for the reading corner

Some dividers for my Filofax in an attempt to get organised. Ha Ha! 

And a dress for Charlotte.
What have you been making?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Get it done - Projects to finish

I saw this post by Kellie and thought what a great idea I'll do a blog post on that too.
Then I went into my craft room to take photos of my unfinished projects and the ones I'd bought the supplies for but never actually started. I took 3 photo's before I realised there were just so many things I needed to finish or even start and I'd be there forever taking photos.

I need a saying like" my eyes were bigger then my belly" but for craft projects instead!

So instead here's a list of the projects I'd like to complete by the end of the year.

2013 project life album - needs journaling, fillers and embellishments
My childhood project life album
Happy embroidery
Door knob jewellery hanger
Coin quilt - I'm up to the quilting step (it's been like that for over 2 years)

Still to be finished but not by the end of the year
Joshua's baby album
Charlotte's baby album
Convert all card fronts to actual cards
Selvedge pin cushions (and list in etsy or made it shops)
Crochet dish cloth
Christmas tree skirt
365 journal
Donna Downey album fabric album
Fairy sand castle quilt
British Guard blanket
Now there are probably a few more projects stashed around the place and I haven't included any of the fabric I've bought for particular sewing projects either.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One time at craft club....

I actually got a chance to add some more squares to my Happy embroidery at our first community craft night this week.  It was great to sit down and craft with other local crafters.

Only 8 more squares to go!