February 4, 2012

Cute and Useful! The perfect combination ....

I’ve long since finished sorting my floss boxes from chaos back into some semblance of order, and the ‘to do’ list I put a big pink tick beside that task on, long since binned ... 

... and so, of course, it was inevitable that now is when I would come across the free download for these little wonders on pinterest!
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Aren’t they FAB!  Even better than that, they are FREE and FAB lol!  I’m not mad/sensible (chose whichever you prefer) enough to unwind any of my already wound bobbins just to give these a test drive .... though just quietly, I *am* thinking of using them as an excuse for accelerating the hunt for purple nose thread to sooner rather than later.  Hhmmmm *thinks*.

BUT (there always is one isn’t there lol) while my floss is now satisfactorily sorted, my ribbons can only be described as being a long way from :o/  ... lets just say that most of the time, the jumbled mess in my ribbon box is Knot amusing :oP which means it is an Epic Win that Mollie from the ‘Wild Olive’ blog has also designed a jumbo version expressly for ribbons and trims.  WooHoo!  

Check out the test print I did of each page:
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These pages are 200gsm, which will be fine for my ribbons (primarily because I have 200 sheets of the stuff lol) but I'd suggest the floss bobbins will need 300 or higher ... i'll report back after I've made a trip to the newsagent and done a bit of experimenting :o)

OK ribbon box, we’re coming in!!   Prepare to surrender your pretty but chaotic state for one of beauty and order *MwuHahahahahaaa*

You can find the printable PDF download for the page with 20 small floss bobbins HERE 
the printable PDF download for the page with 6 jumbo sized ribbon/trim ones HERE

February 3, 2012


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Tea + Party = 2 of my favourite things!  The chink of pretty china and happy chatter ... Oh Yeah :o)  When you put them together - and then send me an invite - well, I am one happy girl ....

So, it doesn’t take a great leap of the imagination to picture my reaction when I saw what the theme for the March Teddies World Wide online show was going to be

... Hint:  It involved lots of *squeeeing* and “So Me”ing, with a good dash of excited wriggling thrown in for good measure lol :o)  Then when my acceptance email came through .... well .... lol!

My head is a chaotic jumble of ideas I want to play around with ... so many fun and wonderful directions I could go in :o)  I’ve been chattering ideas at mum at 100mph - poor darling, I think I’m in danger of turning her off tea for life, or at the very least sprained eyeballs from all the eye rolling she’s been doing in reaction to some of my more, erm,  hairbrained ideas lol.

Y’know, I think I need to sit down with a nice cup of tea as I think on this some more :o)  The kettle has just boiled, care to join me?
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February 2, 2012

Blast from the past .....

OK, so I was just browsing about in teddy land (translation: not actually working on what I should be working on lol) and I came across this pic which I thought I would share with you

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It was taken by Leah Viola at the “Bears on the Square” show back in 2005 :o)  Thanks must go to Wendy Bergamin for the memories lol ...

You can see fabulous pics of some of the other tables - jam packed with gorgeous bears - from the show at the end of this link 

I highly recommend it if, you too, desire an enjoyable wander down memory lane :o)