How I supported the Crafty Blogisphere in September


I could not resist this sweet little Knowme Angel hand made by potter Sharon Marston and offered for sale on her Etsy Shop Home Again Pottery.

In Sharon's story of her life with Knowmes, she writes that "for every Knowme there is a person who is a perfect match". Well - there is no doubt in my mind that this Knowme and I were destined to be together!

Giveaway to Celebrate 90 Days til Christmas!

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Photo is from Bustle and Sew Magazine, Christmas issue 2011

The Christmas issue of Bustle and Sew Magazine has just been published! And as a subscriber who has just peeked into her own issue - it was definitely worth waiting for! I love it! And you can just bet that there will be a little mouse sitting in a hexie cone on MY tree this year!

Inside the Christmas issue you will find the patterns and instructions for making this adorable mouse and the hexie cone! There is a beautiful advent calendar - one that will be an heirloom to be enjoyed from year to year. Lovely Christmas poem and a Christmas story. New original patterns by Bustle and Sew. Crocheted penguin pattern and an adorable knitted reindeer pattern!

YOU CAN PREVIEW the magazine on-line right  here!

The issue was published a little past "90 Days til Christmas" but nevertheless, I am holding a "90 days til Christmas" giveaway and giving away a copy of the Christmas issue of Bustle and Sew Magazine to THREE lucky winners!

The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide!

And all you have to do to enter, is to leave a comment right here on this post!

Entries must be posted by 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, Saturday October 8th.

I wish I could send a copy to everyone!  But if you are not a winner, you can order your own  copy here or better yet subscribe to Bustle and Sew Magazine and receive a free printable retro Christmas bunting!

I have already printed my bunting and I love it because (and maybe I shouldn't admit this)  some of my childhood gifts were wrapped in this very paper!

Good luck everyone!

Yarnia Inspired Angles: My Littlest Angel


Almost named this angel "Trouble"! But all is forgiven now so that's not going to happen!

Instead, I have named her "My Littlest Angel" after the little angel in a much loved book (The Littlest Angel) remembered from my childhood. For a time the angel in the story just couldn't get the hang of things and kept inadvertently doing things that prevented him from getting his wings.

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making Wheat Harvest Angel


Since I love playing with wheat - fashioning it into ornaments and brooms and house blessings - I just had to make a "harvest" angel using wheat straws. I have named this one Leslie and those who know her (she is my little sister) will understand!

Yarnia Inspired Angels: Making a Beaded "Snowflake" Angel


Meet sweet and delicate "Snowflake"! She is the forth angel in the Yarnia Inspired Angels series and if you missed the others - you can find all six angels here and how to posts for the red angel, folk angel and quilted angel.

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