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Robot love and other things

I recently bought a set of Darkroom Door's Robot stamps. When I first saw them I thought they were some of the cutest robots I'd seen. And they didn't disappoint when they arrived.

The girls and I had a quick stamping session last weekend and made some cards. The quality of these red rubber stamps is fantastic, the detail in the design is so clear when stamped. We loved the images and colouring them with the bruch pens. Here's one of Phoebe's cards...

Pcc-with-robot-card 

Pcc-robot-card 

I made some quick gift cards...

Pink-robot-card  Blue-robot-card 

I'm loving the idea of using embroidery hoops as frames. There are many, manygreat examples on flikr, here are just a few - here, here, here and here. I bought these little hoops a while back, and the little robot stamped image was a perfect size for these. I've stamped the image onto Japanese linen with a permanent fabric/card ink (I think it was VersaCraft ?) and then embroidered and beaded around the image.

Sewing-robot 

Sewing-robot-close-up 

Love these little robots. My girls then pointed out that the other robot set from Darkroom Door has a little drummer robot. With a drummer in our family, I guess we'll be off for some more shopping!

In other news...

This project has been keeping me busy for the last few weeks (one day it will be our new bathroom)...

Bathroom 

And this has cost us more money than expected (gotta love old houses)...

Driveway 

And this is the first glimpse of Phoebe's summer tomato crop...

Tomotoes 

Phoebe and I are working on a Christmas sewing project. We're not quite finished, and will post our finished project very soon. Here's Phoebe sewing away at the machine yesterday.

Pcc-sewing 

There are a couple of new pencil cases for sale over at Ribbons Galore... these pencil cases feature the gorgeous Goldilocks ribbon.

Goldilocks-dot-pouch  Goldilocks-stripe-pouch 

Make sure you visit Mel's blog for a wonderful series of Christmas craft ideas. She's written a fantastic blog post about the Christmas baubles I was selling at Ribbons Galore (which are now sold out).

Also, for everyone who was interested in the cupcake pincushion Kylie made for me. She's now popped a tutorial on how to create these little pincushions. 

Finally, two lovely ladies have mentioned me on their blogs, and I'm very late is responding to these. Ruth Clarke and Lee Mills have both sent me blog awards. Thank you ladies, very, very kind of you both.

Well that's about all for now. My blog has been slightly neglected lately, with Ribbons Galore being so busy and end of school activities starting for my gorgeous girls, my time at the computer has been limited. I will be back with some Christmas projects very soon.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great week.

Cheers

Fiona x


Sydney Royal Arts Show Easter 2009

I recently received the online newsletter from the organisers of the Sydney Royal Arts Show, held in conjunction with the Sydney Royal Easter Show, next year.

I always love looking around the arts and craft section of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and thought I'd include some links below that will help you find out more about entering:

You can also subscribe to the online newsletter through on the Sydney Royal Arts Show website. I'll look forward to wandering the isles of the arts and crafts section next year to see all the beautiful work that has been created throughout the year.

Cheers

Fiona