Monday, November 29, 2010


Look what arrived in my letter box.Lots of pressies all for me :) I just wanted Laurie to know that they arrived and I've only prodded and poked them a couple of times each lol.
Thanks Laurie for being my swap partner,I can't wait till Christmas to be able to open them.
I promise I'll be good!

I'll be sending of my parcel of presents to my swap partner this Friday.I hope she'll have as much fun poking and prodding them as I have with mine.....but remember no peeking till Christmas day!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like

Just a couple of photo's of the Christmas decorating starting at my home.It's now begining to feel like Christmas is just around the corner here.....better get on with making the rest of my gifts on my list!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Guest designer on the Among The Gum Tree Blog

A little while ago I received an email from Jenny from
asking if I would liketo design a downloadable freebie for their Christmas countdown of gift ideas and off course I had to think about it......for about a nanno second,just while I was jumping up and down for joy and trying to collect myself so I could reply with some sort of coherancy LOL.

Of course I said YES and then quickly started to jot down ideas and hopefully I've come up with something you'll all enjoy making.If you'd like to see the design I've created just for you pop over to their blog at this Monday the 15th November and download it and then come back and tell me what you think I'd really love some feedback on what you think and if you do get to make it for Christmas this year I'd love to see some photo's.
Oohhh forgot to say that I answered a few questions about my crafting journey so have a read and hopefully my photo won't break your computer screen LOL.

The photo's above are a couple of other designs I've had published in handmade magazine this year.The cushion is in the handmade issue Vol.27 No.11 & the christmas bag is in Handmade Vol.28 No.6 if you want to have a go at making them.

I also want to thank all the Gum Tree designers for giving me the chance to put myself out there in blogland and get my name more known through their generosity in letting me design a freebie for their blog.Thanks girls I really do appreciate it :) Barb.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What to do with hair you no longer want??

Remember a few days ago I had all my hair chopped of well I've decided that instead of chucking my hair in the bin I'll be donating it to a wig maker so they can make a wig out of it for cancer patients who lose their hair through chemo treatments.All I have to do is pop it in a padded envelope with a little note saying it's donated hair and they'll make it into a wig for someone who needs it more than I do.

It feels good to know my hair can still be useful rather than end up in the hairdressers bin :)