Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Well here we are, a new blog and hopefully a new-found creative side. Well, we'll just have to wait and see how creative that creative side is. So here goes:

On Sunday I lost my stitching night virginity at Meet Me at Mikes, it was funny how nervous I was consdiering all I was doing was going to hang out with some cool chicks and eat cupcakes, but I was stressing out. Add to that the fact that I missed my tram by 2 minutes so had to wait 20 minutes for the next one, thus making me 10 minutes late and I also missed the right stop so had to walk back 100 metres to find the shop. By the time I walked in I was flustered, nervous and wishing I had stayed at home. But thankfully Pip welcomed me with open arms and her ever-present smile, and I quickly felt more at home. I met some nice girls, but being shy and a newbie I didn't really catch any names and I stuck to my stitching for most of the night.

I did however discover that the very talented girl from Kirin Notebook was present, although I didn't realise this until I came home and read her blog which I have on bloglines... so I had to save the gushing for a comment on her blog rather than in person, which was probably for the best. She also has some designs on Moo where you can make your cards or stickers etc. I'm still trying to justify buying something from there, although I don't usually send out Christmas cards so maybe I'll have to change that just for this occasion! Ok that's enough gushing, love your work Lara!

I also met the lovely Justine of 62 cherry and Mixtape magazine on Saturday morning at the Sine fair held in the Hawthorn town hall, it was a fantastic distraction from voting and I bored the hell out of my brother and boyfriend while I yacked to Justine for more than a few minutes! She was the inspiration for this blog, so I have to dedicate this to her! Thanks for talking me into it Justine, I'll do my best to be spontaneous and crafty and wonderful like everyone else in creative-blog-land.

Here are pics of my first creative attempt from stitching night at Mikes, they're really bad quality because I only just took them then and the light is really bad in my room. The big pear is my door prize which I think is awesome, I need a lot of pins to make that a pin cushion! The purple thing is a really cute note book type thing with a pen which I'm in love with and now carry it everywhere. The cones are what I half finished on the night, and the cake stand is from last night, although it still needs a tiny bit more, I just need to find the right colour.


Stitching goodies

Wow that was a big first post, I'll try to be more concise in future! I'll write about my work in the Leo's Christmas room on another day to save this becoming a mammoth post. Thanks for visiting my new blog!


Lara said...

Hee, thanks for the mention! Cute stitching too :)

I always get completely stressed and flustered when late for things also. But stitching night isn't always the best for socializing, so I'm looking forward to when Pip organizes another crafty dinner so we can all get a bit tipsy and be much more chatty and less nervous :)

mixtapezine said...

YAY!!! well done fi, very proud of you! and I will add you to bloglines x

Liss said...

oh I wonder if I went to that stitching night too? Hopefully Ill get to meet you at one of the future craft nights at mikes. :-)
x Liss