Thursday, December 27, 2012

handmade giving + shop update

Season's greetings everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas. We have family visiting us in Melbourne, so it's been lots of fun and eating! Did you exchange any handmade gifts this year? I sure did ~ beautiful Santa sacks made by Curlypops and a very gorgeous marble kit from flowerpress. They were loved. It was also nice to know that people gave some of my wares ... how lovely are these placemats made by Jennie's mum using Yardage Design and Pippiejoe handprinted fabric ...

Until this Friday (28 December 2012) at 12pm, there is FREE SHIPPING in the Yardage Design online shop ~ just add the word BOXING at the checkout to redeem the offer.

After Friday, the shop will be closed for about a month while we take a break. I'll still be hanging around over at instagram (@yardagedesign), but everything else will be in holiday mode!

Thanks to all of you for your support this past year. 2012 has been a big one, but a good one. Here's hoping 2013 is even better.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

one last gift?

Incase you need one, the ever talented Shannon from Aunty Cookie has kindly put together a Yardage Design wish list on her blog today ~ pop over for a squizz and a giggle...
Everything you see is available in the Yardage Design online shop.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

handmade christmas ornaments ...

A while ago, I blogged about my idea for creating an ornament using fabric origami for the Handmade Ornament Swap. Well ... it seemed like a good idea at the time, but I fell out of love with it by the second iteration, then it sort of fell off the radar amongst everything else going on. Fast forward to earlier this week when I was cleaning out drawers and found a fillable bauble I had bought ages ago and my button tin ... this was the result ...

I love this bauble, and if I had enough tiny buttons, I would make myself one immediately! I might have to hit the oppy for more little buttons this week. I really hope my swap partner likes it too (even though it is a bit late)! Perfect for crafty types, and festive too.

This was the festive little parcel waiting for me at the post office a couple of weeks ago from the person chosen to make me an ornament (no-one knew who was making their ornament). I knew from the wrapping that I would love it!

Catherine from A Time to Create blog embroidered this gorgeous snowflake motif in red and white. On natural linen! This is just so perfectly my style ~ thankyou so much Catherine.

Also, a big thanks to Christina for hosting this swap.

Monday, December 3, 2012

weekending :: i am a flower addict

Summer is finally here, so we spent as much time as we could in the garden this weekend ... incase you haven't noticed, I am addicted to flowers ~ especially photographing them!

Wishing you all a great week!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

giveaway :: today!

A giveaway in these parts is long overdue, wouldn't you say? Well, today's the day! Want to win this little combo ~ my new 'Stash Market Bag and my even newer (only released this week) Freckle Tea Towel ...

All you need to do to enter is pop over to the Christina Lowry Designs blog today. You'll need to enter quick-sticks though, as a winner will be drawn tomorrow (Monday) morning! This giveaway is open internationally. Christina is hosting 12 days of Christmas giveaways, supporting local crafters and creative types ~ that's one giveaway a day for the first twelve days of December ~ amazing!

Have a great Sunday!