Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Creative Space - Beanbags & Magnets

I have gone a little hand made crazy this Christmas and I must admit I am really looking forward to giving these presents to my little man come Christmas morning.

First of the rank are these bean bags which I first started in November (see my blog post here) and I finally finished them last week.

I used this tutorial by Chez Beeper Bebe but also ended up putting the rice in a plastic bag before i sewed them in - just in case they ended up in the bath (not sure how but you never know) or need a bit of a touch clean.

Next on the list was some Toy Story Magnets - my son is such a fan of Toy Story so I know he will enjoy these.
The inspiration also came from a Chez Beeper Bebe tutorial and were super easy to make. All I did was find some images on line (the disney site is great for this), resized them, printed them on my home computer, attached them to adhesive magnets i picked up from Riot Art Store and gave them a coat of modge podge. Too easy!

Next on the list is a game of magnetic fish - but I have still to make the fishing pole and hook - so will wait until I have finished before i post about these.

What handmade goodies have you whipped up this Christmas? I would love to hear about them.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - It's the time of year for silly photos

 This last one is courtesy of my graphic design brother - what do you think - is there a market for doctored santa photos?
Joining in with Wordless Wednesday with Faith Hope and a Whole Lotta Love and My Little Drummer Boys

Friday, December 9, 2011

Food Post - Festive Watermelon

For those that know me (and I hope a lot of you are getting to know me) you will know I am not a bit cooking inclined - but every now and then something catches my eye and I think - i could do that, and I may even want to do that. So when i saw this image on Pinterest I thought it would make a great summer Christmas dessert.
Image via Wit & Whistle
I tried this out during the week with the idea of using the star shape watermelon on the fruit skewers at my son's birthday party this weekend- worked a treat - but I would recommend using a half / whole watermelon and not a quarter as you would end up with less wastage.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Facebook Sale - Final one for the Year

Due to a certain second child making an appearance in early January - I am shutting down my Another Donkey Design stores (both Made It and Etsy) from the 13th December 2011 until some time in the new year. As a thank you to all you lovely followers and purchasers, I am having one final facebook sale to clear out my remaining stocks and one lucky purchaser will get their pack of Magnet Pegs for FREE. These Peg it Ups have been super popular in the last few weeks because they make great (and inexpensive) stocking stuffers, teachers presents or office workers presents

Here's the nitty-gritty on how the auction will work:

1. Auction starts TONIGHT (Thursday 8th December 2011) at 8pm on my another donkey design facebook page and ends 8pm Sunday 11th December 2011.
2. Only 8 packs of Magnet Pegs ($5.50 each + $2.20 P&H) are available - and you can choose from any of the designs in the photo below (1-9). Please note in the comments section: sold, how many packs you want and which designs below the photo in facebook.
3. Once all 8 packs have been sold - I will randomly select one purchaser to receive one pack for free. This will only apply if all 8 packs are sold out
4. Payment can be made by Paypal or direct deposit and all purchaser will be posted from Sydney by Wednesday 14th December 2011 (or once payment clear), with tons of time to reach you by Christmas (australia only).

Magnet Peg It Ups - Perfect for attaching bills, invittations, permission slips, receipes (i could go on but i am sure you get the idea) to your fridge or magnetic pin board.
This pack contains:• 4 x pegs – one side covered in washi japanese tape • 2 very strong magnets are attached to each peg.
These magnets are so super strong, they can easily hold up to 15 sheets of paper and WILL NOT SLIDE DOWN YOUR FRIDE OR FALL OFF! If you don't believe me - try them and if you are not happy with them I will refund your money on return of product.
5.  I have also included my lifestyle and office pegs in the sale - only $5.75 + $2.20 P&H.
Lifestyle and Office Peg It Ups - Help you be more organised at home and in the office. Each pack contains:
• 7 x natural timber coloured pegs with “lifestyle and office” sayings on one side:• Pegs Measure approx 6.9cm x 0.9cm x 1.3cm • Comes all beautifully packaged together in a clear cellophane bag all beautifully packaged together in a clear cellophane bag

And while I have you - There are only 5 more packs of my Chalkboard Gift Tags available in my Made It store here

Chalkboard Gift Tags – suitable for any occasion as you get to decide on the message or picture. Use them for presents, wine tags, wedding decorations or even to organise your kitchen and home storage.
Each tag has a chalkboard finish on both sides, measures 60 x 118mm  and comes with beautiful red and white bakers twine. Simple write your message, and if you want to change it, wipe it with a lightly wet cloth and you have a blank tag again!
This pack of 4 comes beautifully packaged in a clear cello wrapper with a piece of chalk to get you started
Thanks again for making it a successful year for Another Donkey Design and I look forward to re-opening in early 2012 with lots of new lovely goodies.

My Creative Space - Xmas Wrapping

This week I have been busy finishing off my Christmas presents for my girlfriends (sorry no pics to show you in case any little donkeys are reading this blog!) and wrapping them.

This is the first year I have ever done handmade presents, and whilst they are by no means perfect - there is definately a sence of satisfaction in knowing they are one of a kind and the effort that went into them. Handmade all the way!!!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Creative Space - Xmas Card Swap

I am taking part in One Craftee Mumma's Christmas Card Swap over on Swap-Bot this year, so last night saw me madly making some christmas cards before the deadline!
These cards will be winging their way to France, Germany and the United States over the next few days.
Do you still send Christmas Cards or are you more of a Christmas email type person now?
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