Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pink Sale

It's time for another Sale! So, everything Pink in our Etsy shop has been reduced by 20%.

Sale ends November 1st, so don't miss out and don't forget to tell all your friends!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Universal Craft Blog

Have you heard about the Universal Craft Blog yet?

It's a new craft blog directory and strives to be the biggest list of crafty bloggers out there. I've just added Maxies Knitwear to the growing list, and you'll find lots of other craft blogs to look at.

Have fun browsing!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaway Win

Don't you just love walking to your letterbox and finding a package with your name on it? That happened to me today ... I received this wonderful Giveaway Prize from Creativity Unmasked.

Inside where these gorgeous products:
  • A funky multi-coloured evil-eye glass beaded bracelet from SariBlue.
  • A handcrafted olive-green shell and black agate necklace from Moags and Smeet.
  • A set of floral art photography notecards from Laura Sheppard Photography, along with a CD to help you improve your own photography.
  • A sample of green tea toner and fabulous full-sized rice bran soap from okoii Natural Skin Care.
Don't they look gorgeous? A huge THANK YOU to Creativity Unmasked, SariBlue, Moags and Smeet, Laura Sheppard Photography and Okoii. Your products are amazing!

If you'd like to see more from these wonderful artists, please Click on the links above. Also don't forget to visit Creativity Unmasked. It's a site that exists to showcase and support creativity in all forms, and includes features, tutorials and of course ... fabulous giveaways!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bold and Beautiful

I've always loved the colour Red .... its bright, bold and such a beautiful colour. And for some reason whenever I think of knitting cable, I think of either Red or Grey as the colour to knit. So of course, the first cable fingerless mittens I knitted are ....

yes, Red! This pair are knitted in 100% pure wool, and are incredibly warm. Head on over to our Etsy shop to see other photos.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Our Trip

We've been home now for 3 weeks, and finally I can do a blog post. I thought you might like to read a little about our trip ....

Our main purpose in going to China was to visit the children we support (see About Us), and help out where we could. So our first 10 days were filled with joining in on pre-school classes, cleaning, playing, cuddles, walks with babies etc. As always it was a lot of fun and really refreshing. Some of the older children speak a little english, which provided opportunities for simple (and sometimes hilarious) conversations.

The destination for our final week in China was Shanghai, a place we have never visited before. It really was our 'down time', so we did a lot of touristy things ... shopping, visiting a few sights, more shopping. Its a lovely city; big, fast and friendly.

One place we visited was Zhujiajiao a delightful canal town within an hour's ride from Shanghai. It's a historic town with Ming and Qing dynasty alleys, bridges and old-town architecture.

Isn't it quaint? Can you see the guy fishing in the last pic? You can find all sorts of unusual river-fished delicacies on the menu here, but neither my husband or I were game enough to try any.

As much as it was a wonderful trip, it's great to be home again. And I'm looking forward to settling back into a normal routine ... which of course includes knitting and creating gorgeous accessories for you all! Have a fabulous week!