Friday, August 14, 2009

Coming up for air....

I've been whizzing around between multiple tasks with one eye on the clock and my mind on several simultaneous deadlines. In the middle of it my home computer decided to throw a spanner in the works. There have been too many late nights and I feel the need to come up to the surface. Breathe.

The purse pattern has been finished, patterns and stock for the show have been printed and packed, freight sent to Sydney for the Stitches and Craft Show next week and my Thursday night students got the notes on zippers that I promised. Phew!


And so... it seems the people's choice for the new purse wins! Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to the Poppet purse... including the pattern, instruction booklet, frame and all the interfacings you'll need to make your first purse. Available NOW for $45.95 - Code: PFKPOP150.

I'm sorry it won't be on the website until I can sort out a new computer for myself.... but you can email, fax or phone through an order directly to us.

Kathryn, we'll send your kit to you as a thank-you for choosing the name. Lara - thanks for being super-final-tester again.

I'm also thrilled at the arrival of my copy of Homemade - the recipe book put together by the crafting community in aid of the people affected by the Black Saturday bushfires. It's full of inspiring recipes to get even cooking-mojo-less folk like me excited about the kitchen. You can order your own copy too. All proceeds go to help fund bushfire relief efforts by the Salvation Army.


For updates on what happened to all your generous donations of handmade and restash goodies head on over to the Handmade Help blog. For Rainbow Comfort Pack updates you can visit the wonderful Monica's blog.

If you're in or around Sydney, DO COME to the show and say hello. There are lots of other fab things to do there, too.

11 comments:

Roma C. said...

Well done Nikki... it isn't good to leave a Poppet without a name for too long! Look forward to adding it to my collection of patterns.
Hope Sydney is a great success for you... I am sure it will be.
See you at hat making in September..
R ♥

Pinktulip said...

Perfect name for the purse! Good luck with the show. I am sure you will have a successful show and a great time!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh wow, thanks Nikki! It was fun reading through the different names for the pattern. I admired Annie's at craft on Wednesday night so I will look forward to receiving it. Hope all goes well in Sydney for you... keep hold of your hats! I haven't seen Fedora around......

Cathy said...

so glad you have come up for air, Nikki. Looking forward to having a relaxing drink with you next week. Not long now.

Love the new purse too and the name!

Liam's Mummy said...

The pattern looks great, I'll be sure to buy one. Enjoy your time at the Stitches and Craft, it will be all over before you know it.

Kirrily said...

Ahhh yes, taking a few breaths is good! I'll see you on Thursday at the show - can't wait!

rachelmp said...

Lucky Kathryn. We all admired Annies on Wednesday night. Good luck at the Show!

Original Mischief said...

Love! ♥ Poppet is a perfect name!

Tinniegirl said...

I hope you have a fabulous show Nikki. Look forward to seeing you in a quieter moment (is there such a thing) afterwards.

Cathy
xxx

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Tania said...

Yay for some breathing! (finally!).