Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yarn Excitement!

Here in Australia, we are not extremely spoilt for choice when buying yarn.
I haven't ventured into too many speciality yarn shops
because those yarns can be pricey and a little bit fancy.

I have always envied Lion Brand's yarn, but the conversion rate
and postage to Australia have always stopped me from buying any.

Until today, when I walked into my chain craft store (Spotlight)
and found Lion Brand Heartland in medium weight and Thick and Quick!

I basically had a heart attack but limited myself to two balls for now, one in Thick and Quick and the other in medium weight to get a feel for how it works up.

Isn't it gorgeous! I got the 'black canyon' colour, which is black with grey twisted through.
I have a chunky beanie with a pom pom is calling it's name.

And another fantastic find was this 10 pack of
Moda Vera Mini's in Cotton Brights!

I can't get over how cute they are and couldn't say no!
They measure 3inches tall, are 10 grams and roughy 26 metres long.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Made it For Heartfelt

Here's the heart for Heartfelt

I chose to crochet a white beanie and sew on this cotton heart
and sell this to raise funds for Heartfelt, as part of Madeit's
Made it for Heartfelt
(see post here for details)

100% of sales will be donated to Heartfelt, and there are many more sellers
offering handmade items on Made It, just search "Heartfelt Fundraiser".

Item will be live and for sale from Sunday, 22/03/2015 @ 12;00am SOLD on 24/03/2015!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Zoidberg Cross Stitch Progress

I've finished almost
all of the outlining in black
so far, hopefully I can get this 
finished in only a week or two

Excuse the embroidery hoop creases
It is a Work In Progress after all

Monday, March 9, 2015

Another Boxy Bunny

I've made another Boxy Bunny 
this one is cream/gray with navy shorts
and was a custom order together
with the original cream bunny with blue shorts

These bunnies are just so cute aren't they?!
I'v sold three bunnies this week
and might have to just make up some more
especially for Easter!

Pattern Inspiration: Minazara
Buy my creations from Chunky Stitches

Friday, March 6, 2015

Madeit for Heartfelt Fundraiser

I try to give when I can and with March being Crochet Month (Yay!)
as well as Madeit for Heartfelt Fundraiser I will be designing some 'heart' items 
to raise funds and awareness about Heartfelt.

Heartfelt for those who aren't aware, is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from
all over Australia who have come together to form a group dedicated to giving the gift of 
photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and
children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with
serious and terminal illnesses. 

Launched in 2007 Heartfelt has grown from a handful of photographers
to a nationwide organisation helping families all over Australia on a daily basis.
Read more about Heartfelt here https://www.heartfelt.org.au/
(Taken from Madeit Blog)

All proceeds from selling the 'heart' items on Made It
will be donated to Heartfelt.

All items will be listed on 22nd March and promoted from 23rd March.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chunky Stitches on Made It's Shopping Guide!

Made It is an online shopping site 
selling hand made items
(Similar to Etsy but without the "handmade" items)
for Australian sellers.

Yesterday I listed Made to Order Owls
based off the Fresh Stitches pattern
and woke up this morning to an email
saying they have made it onto the
Shopping Guide! 

You can check out the shopping guide HERE until Friday.

This is very, very exciting!!
I've already had 58 views today, which also brings 
attention to my other items.

I chose to sell on Made It as I'm in Australia
and feel because there are thousands and thousands
of crocheters selling their crafts around the world,
I might fare better in a local marketplace.

Check out my Made It store -> Chunky Stitches

Tuesday, March 3, 2015