Saturday, December 13, 2008

...and the sewing resumes + 500th post

As soon as the real estate valuer left the building, I whipped the sewing machine back out to take pride of place on the dining table in the kitchen, and the cutting mat is now back in place on the kitchen bench..... so my life is once again back in equilibrium.

I'm off to a friends house for dinner tonight and I'll be giving handmade christmas gifts to the kiddies, so I whipped up some drawstrings bags to pack them in, rather than using wrapping paper. I just need to make some little gift tags and they'll be all finished.

On a completely unrelated subject, would you believe that this is my 500th post? I clearly have waaaaaay toooooooo much spare time on my hands. So to celebrate this momentous occassion, I'm going to have a quick pre-christmas giveaway. I'll make up a crafty prize pack with some fabric, zips, buttons etc. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment by Monday night - 8PM Melbourne time.

Enter away!

54 comments:

Sarah said...

OH MY GOsh 500 post!!!!!!

Please enter me for the draw (wink)

Missie Krissie said...

Wow, 500... when you really think about it, that's a huge number of posts. Imagine how many words and photos that adds up to! Yikes! Lol

And count me in for the give away!
:)

Kate said...

Congrats on your big 500th!

The bags are a great idea; more easily reused than wrapping paper!

Anonymous said...

Wow - 500 posts - well done. I have loved watching all your creations over the past few months - you have been an inspiration! Siobhan.

Leni and Rose said...

Hooley dooley - 500! What a darn good effort that is!!

I've so enjoyed reading along with your daily happenings, it's been a fun journey right from the beginning in Jan!!

I'm in for your giveaway for sure!

the contented crafter said...

I like the way you young ones just whip up things. It takes ages for an old chook like me to accomplish anything.
Congrats on your 500th post. Cherrie
My word verification is 'dinie'. Looks like that is all you'll be able to fit on the dining table for a while yet!

Tinniegirl said...

500 posts. You're not just a sewing machine! Congrats Cam. I think that's really cool. A pre-Christmas giveaway sounds very nice.

Alexis said...

Congratulations and please count me in!

Flor Larios Art said...

Congratulations. I love those little bags especially the one with the dogs.
Hope to win your giveaway,
Flor

Melanie said...

Congrats on #500 Cam! That doggie fabric is too cute :) Can't wait to have the use of my broken arm back again so I can get back on the sewing machine too.

Michelle said...

yah amazing...500 wow
thats fantastic...
love these draw string bags they are very cute...great gift idea...

Super Monkey said...

Wow! Congrats on 500 posts. The drawstring bags look great.

Michelle

Kat said...

Wow 500 posts. I'm not even at 50 yet. I like the bags they are a good idea. Very environmentally friendly not using wrapping paper.

sewjourn said...

Wow, 500 posts! Cam, I'm impressed - thought I was doing well to get to 100. Please enter me!

Amy (badskirt) said...

500 wonderful posts! Thank you for sharing your pearls of wisdom, laughter and life with us. We are lucky readers.

Casey said...

oh wow! that's a lot of posts! way to go :)

Cass said...

Congrats on the 500. I love that doggy fabric. I always make a bag of some sort to put the pressies when Charlotte goes to a party and the kids love them.

Beth said...

Wow, 500 posts! That's so impressive! Congratulations :-)

Car said...

Congrats on 500 posts :)

What a wonderful idea for gift wrapping!

Cathy said...

your little bags are just great. I have used that dog fabric too - into some little boys pjs!

PaisleyJade said...

Congratulations on the 500th post! Wow - you are amazing.

Selina said...

Well you obviously talk too much! Love the bags by the way!

Michelle said...

I can't believe you've racked up 500 posts! Congratulations!

I think using drawstring bags as wrapping is the most brilliant idea EVER.

polly pratt said...

I love your first paragraph,sounds just like my place:)

Swirlyarts said...

That's a lot of posts!! I do love those little gift bags - I have the tutorial bookmarked but haven't done anything with it yet. Maybe next year!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

OMG - 500 - what an achievement! I have really enjoyed seeing all the lovely projects you have been making over the year. Love these drawstring bags - perfect for gift giving!

trashalou said...

Serioulsy? 500!!! That is a HUGE amount of words!

Bellgirl said...

COngratulations on your 500th, and on the restoration of your sewing machine to its rightful place on the dining table! I love the puppy fabric you've used in your drawstring bag, and I'm off to look at your link about your handmade gifts, byeeeeeeee!

Camera Girl said...

Those bags are adorable

purplegiraffes said...

Congratulations on 500. And on handmade gifts. I'm planning to make handmade presents this year, but am struggling. REALLY struggling. Not enough hours in the day...

clare said...

Wow 500 thats huge . Love to be in the draw .Thanks
Clare's Craftroom

Sue Cahill said...

Congrats on 500 posts! What a wonderful milestone. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks for the chance to win some craft goodness.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Shellbells said...

woman how the heck did you get to 500 posts so quick...amazing....always love a giveaway...fingers and toes crossed!!!

banban designs said...

I love that dog fabric.....and your drawstring bags are very cool!

Annie said...

Love the idea of bags rather than wrapping paper - glad your machine is back in it's place - and . . . 500 posts, CONGRATULATIONS - what a lot of talking and sharing.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I bet the kids loved getting draw-string bags, rather than wrapping. That was a great idea.

And 500 posts since January of this year?! Congratulations!! That really must be some kind of record :)

Lilli boo said...

That is incredible! Congratulations for finding the time and dedication to post so much...it's quite momentous and quite a journey for you too. I had to comment regardless of the giveaway!

Claudia said...

I wouldn't say free time. More like a lot to say and show and we appreciate you doing it. Congrats on the 500th post!

JustJess said...

CONGRATULATIONS! 500 - wow. You are always a great read. I'd love to go in the draw please! x

Kelly said...

Congrats on getting to 500 posts. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 500!!
Please enter me in the draw.

Ta

Carol :)

bubbachenille said...

Hi There I have just subscribed to your blog and I am truely in love with your drawstring bags. I can think of at least a million uses for them and I love your fabric choices. You are clever and creative!
Miriam

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!

avid crafter said...

Wow, congratulations on reaching 500 posts!

We do the same thing with 'wrapping' presents in drawstring bags. I think it's a great idea because instead of using paper that will just get thrown away, they get a cute bag that can be re-used!

Sandra said...

I can't believe that i have not stumbled upon your blog before now.. im loving it...
Love the little bag... LOVE the purse you made.. how clever you are...
I would love to be considered for your draw..

PS: merry christmas!

annayama said...

wow! 500 posts?? congratulations!! wish the muse moved me more and/or i had more time!!

Bek said...

Congrats on 500 posts! That's a lot in the archives for me to catch up on! (Thanks for stopping by my blog too!)

mellimoomoo said...

500!! wow, Congrats!
Cute bags - I also love the doggy fabric.
Would love to be in the draw too.
:) megan

handmaiden said...

Cam congrats on 500....it's been good to follow yr journey and be a blogging friend....here's to another 500!

Ulla said...

Congratulations, 500 posts is a lot of writing and pictures and lovely ideas!
Count me in (DH says I have already enough fabrics :-( )!

edward and lilly said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! That is such a huge achievement!

cindy said...

Woo hoo for 500, I amlways love a bit of Curly pop to brigthen up my day. Love your bags too.

Sandi said...

Congrats on your 500 posts - that's amazing! Always interesting to pop in for a visit. Am loving that dog print and gorgeous stripe.

angelique said...

Made it with 1/2 hr to spare. good on you for having so much to say!!Here's to the next 500.