Monday, January 13, 2014

Episode 1: Welcome!!

Here is the first episode of the Krafty Mumma Podcast - a podcast for Australian and New Zealand lovers of yarn and all things crafty!!!

Episode Notes
  • This is the first episode!! 
  • I'm a Brisbane mother of 2 kids (Mr 4 and Miss 2), 2 Cavallier King Charles Spaniels and 3 chooks!!
  • I've knitted as long as i can remember and been crocheting for about 10 years
  • I run a very small business doing alterations and sewing special orders

Knitting Now

Finally Finished

Yarn Yearnings

Fortnightly Favourites

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Kiddy Krafts
  • My 4 year old boy has started hand sewing!! He's been using felt shapes with holes. I found some great $5 kits at Riot that were perfect.
  • Also been playing with felt shaped stickers - i got a $5 kit from Riot that had awesome owls, trees, branches, stars and moons!!
Review: The Beekeeper's Quilt
  • The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
  • US$5.50 on ravelry (~AU$6.50)
  • Extremely well written pattern with photos for every step
  • Great carry along project
  • Might set up a swap if there is enough interest?!!!
  • Giveaway on ravelry - answer the question on the podcast
Krafty Kreations
Review: The 'Abigail' Bag
  • The Abigail Bag by Chris W Designs 
  • US$10.95
  • Can buy hardware kit for US$12.95 - postage is about $1
  • Prices in US, but she is actually based on the North NSW Coast
  • Huge pattern - 108 colour pages plus a condensed text only version - fantastic instructions with no ambiguity!!
  • Finished size of bag = 41cm x 18cm x 11.5cm
  • Definitely an advanced pattern - recommend it to not be your first bag you've made (unless you are crazy like me and love a huge challenge!!!)
  • Heaps of storage areas - love the two slip pockets at the front and back where i can fit my ipad mini at the front and a nappy and wipes at the back
  • Can fit an iphone in the side pockets
  • Use code jan20off to get 20% off any Chris W Designs patterns until the end of January!!
  • Go to facebook to answer the question from the podcast to win a pattern!!

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