Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A little bit of crochet

So I've decided it's time to have a few plants around our new house. I thought starting off with some miniatures was a great idea. So away I went yesterday to the garden shop where I found these cute little cactus calling me. But wait I thought....they need some crochet on them. So home they came with a new little pot and I got my crochet hook out. Now they are toasty warm and ready for my new house. I will have these for sale at my next market. And I'm also happy to list one on felt if you would like on posted your way : )

Cute miniature cactus with crochet covers $16 each.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

It's crazy at our house!!!

Moving day is coming up next month during the school holidays. We have brought an amazing house in Laingholm with views to die for. A cool pole house which the kids will love. We are currently working on it, trying to pack, getting ready for Crafternoon Tea on Saturday. And of course sewing. My little break in the day.

So on that note. Just listed on felt are a lot of new crochet cushions. And a

I fart rainbows cushions. I love making these.

Enjoy your night xx

Friday, 13 September 2013

A little bit of this.....

and a little bit of that. My neon cushions are a huge success which is so exciting. I love sewing them. I also really enjoy my adult ones. I poop magic is always a great laugh at the markets

Neon LOVE cushion. You can find all these in my felt store.

A why not make a few more bears while I'm at it. I love making these. Each one is very different and has a cute little vintage/retro badge on it. 

Right I'm off to get the children dinner. Then maybe a little more sewing. 

Monday, 26 August 2013

I'm back!!!

Sorry it's been so long..I've had a really bad run with my health then our house was broken into followed by my car being smashed up (we only had it 5 days!!!) But I'm back into the swing.

I've being making heaps of cushions and they are selling really well. So here we go.

These are available on felt. Just type in sweetmatilda to the search.

Monday, 22 April 2013

What's a good dishcloth between friends??

So I decided I was over spending money on dishclothes in my grocerys. It's just throwing money away really isn't it. I paid a visit to my darling friend Koyal's store a few weeks ago. She has the most amazing 100% cotton all balled up really to go. She had made up a few dishclothes for sale and I thought. Hey why not give it a go. I'm not the best at crocheting squares that's for sure. But finally I think I go it right.

I've used my for 2 weeks now and love it. It does take a few days to get use to the slight thickness but it's beautiful. I have thrashed mine and it still looks like new. Why not make one up yourself or you could always grab one from my felt store. $10 each with free postage. Money well spent I say.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Why hello

Sorry I've been so quite. I've been feeling really unwell so not much is getting done. A few nights in hospital to top it all off and still waiting for a few test to be done. Anyway what have I been doing??

Bunnies at Crafternoon Tea. 

We the last Crafternoon Tea went off really well. Lots of happy customers and even a few sales for me. I managed to make a few bunnies for the market. I really do enjoy making these and even had the time to make my little girl one the other day.

Little Miss Matilda's new bunny. She even helped me make her. Picking the colours, fabric and extra bits that had to go on her.

I got the chance to also make some new cushions before I attended the next market which was Crafternoon Tea vs Love Vintage & Retro. 

Handmade cushions starting from $29. 

We have also had a few exciting things going on at our place. Finally after about a year of being in the works we have had a lovely old cottage put on the corner of our section. I can't wait to dress it ready for sale in a few months. I'm thinking lots of crafty goodness in there.

Here come the house. It arrived at about 3.30am on Tuesday morning. The kids had so much fun watching it come down the road.

Waiting for it's roof to be put back on.


Friday, 8 February 2013

For the love of a jar

Mini chalk jars with duster $5 each. 
Ok I just can't stop working with jars. There is so much you can do with them.

Stuff jar. Made from fabric scraps and stamping. $10 each.

With lids without lids. Good anyway really. Perfect for all bits and bobs. 

Large Love jar $16 each.

And just because it's not all about jars. I made a super cute toodstool cushion today.

Cushion $49 

Sunday, 3 February 2013


One ironing board all ready for my next market on the 16th. I think it has come up really well.

And for sale at my next market. Fresh herb jars. $18 each. These come in a cute little crochet jar so perfect for your kitchen window.

Lots going on

So the joy of all joys (don't get me wrong I love them to bits) school is back today!!! Even got to dash to the op shop this morning. I've been doing a little crochet getting ready for the next Crafternoon Tea Market. I've pulled my ironing board apart and it's ready to be put back together. I've gone with simple white fabric as it will be used at the market for display. We picked up the most amazing old wooden dinning table this morning. I will share a photo later. I thinking a splash of white on the bottom and a good sand will do it the world of good.

Mr ironing board waiting for some love. Not bad for $5.
I'm really looking forward to getting back into the markets. Hanging out with my friends and customers.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Go the sewing machine going today

Vintage apron/wrap overskirt.
Vintage wrap apron/overskirt.

A little bit of pocket love. 
Have a visit with a crafty friend which inspired me to get sewing. It's so hard with the kids running around. I even got to dye some fabrics which I can't wait to share. So one vintage slip dress. Dyed and done

I love how the colour turned on with this slip dress.

This year I've decided not to spend money on labels and make them.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Just a few items

That we have listed on Trademe at the moment. I've decide to sell my sewing table. It needs a nice new home and a bit of love.

Something for the man cave. 

And more that has to be listed. Which I'm sure will go to amazing new homes. 

Monday, 14 January 2013

Ok so one has been done.

I was thinking of making two the same but I'm thinking the next might be bright colours. I'm yet to give it a sand. It's a little shiny for my liking. But I'm on track to getting it done.


So I made a cover last night for one of the two stools I picked up. I will add a photo later in the day when the sun comes up a little more. It's been an early start. But just looking at beautiful crochet work on the internet I thought I would share some photos I found to brighten your day.

It just take one little cushion to change a space. How beautiful is this one. 
Colour, colour and more colour. 
I love the mix of colours in this blanket. 
Now this is my happy place. Crochet rug, wall hangings and a pile of wool. Ahhhh what more could you want.
A great idea for your animal bed. 

What an amazing chair.

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Ok maybe THIS year I will get my wish and get an old caravan to do up. We had a beautiful one a few years back but it needed so much money and time spend on it. I love the idea of pulling up outside the market. Opening the door's and ready to go.

A bit of lamp love for you all. What a cool idea. 

The best bus in the land. Check this darling out.

Friday, 11 January 2013

I love this idea

How cool is this. I might just make one today to stop the door flapping in the wind.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

What we found on holiday

So we came home with a few things. Some chairs which will be great once given a little love. I'm thinking for the stools a light sand (so they are perfect anymore) and a granny circle top. Oh yeah I can see it now. The perfect place to plant your bum. And yes another woolen chair to re covered. Why wouldn't you at $5.

Stool cost $2.50 each. And I just love this chair. Look at all that paint. It's had
a hard life.
I had to lighten my mums candlewick load. I just can't say no to this stuff. And I have so much 
already. I think it will be candlewick cushions for sale this winter. Maybe a mix of colours will bring them to life even more. 

An explosion of colour. Oh what joy these bring me. 

Now this ladder was just calling me from it's hidden little corner. Buy me!!!! Come on buy me!!!
I'm not sure how you will get me home but you have to buy me!!!!! Strap it to the top of the truck that's how. 

This ladder was $5. Why wouldn't you really. These look great as a bedside table,
leaning against a wall with towels on in a bathroom or opened up and used as shelfs.
Why not slide some wood on each level and use as a bookcase.

So it looks like I'm going to be busy over the next few months. Lots of projects to do.


Monday, 7 January 2013

So back...

So back from holiday I am. Shorter than expected but still had a nice trip. I managed to make some beautiful bags while away which I will share with you all once I unpack my camera. We picked up some AMAZING items along the way.

 A beautiful free standing lamp $5 Milk create and bottles $5 lots of lovely glass bottles, candlewick, some old doilies and knitting, some wooden stools $2.50 each. Another stool which needs some work and love.
 A pair of old ski's (you never know what we might be doing one winter!!! ) and much much more. In fact the car was so loaded up the chairs had to go on top. And those that know me will understand what I'm talking about. Photos to come don't panic. And lots of work to be done.

And for everyone that asked. "what do you really do with your old bottles?" her is an idea for you all.