Friday, November 26, 2010

More buckets anyone??

Word of mouth and your products is the best advertising.

After making this bag - a friend of my friend noticed, commented, liked, emailed and purchased.

I wish sales were always this easy.

Here is a little peek of the finished product.

Linking to

A Crafty Soiree

Double Figures

Happy Birthday to my Adrian  - a big 10 this month - Double Digits

A tradition that we have started for our family is a weekend away with just dad and mum for your 10th Birthday. Being a large family it's great to have some quality time with just one child. Also included is a trip on a plane. Adrian chose to go to Brisbane.

We had a great time.

A big comfy bed

We visited the Queensland Museum on Southbank -

Adrian does look worried
An old taxi

We also spent plenty of time eating, swimming, relaxing in the spa, we also did a bit of birthday $$ shopping.

As we were actually away on Adrians birthday we had a family dinner and cake when we returned. Another tradition for us is a cake of your choice. Here is Adrians

Club Penguin Orange Puffle
 I'd love to hear if your family has any birthday traditions.

We came across this Welcome Home Parade for returning soldiers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Baby is now 2

A big Happy Birthday to my baby boy Harry - he was the big 2 yesterday.


As the older children are off to school, we usually have presents in the morning after breaky and everyone is dressed and ready.
Harry's favourite gift was a .............

..... guitar. He has not stopped playing it. And would rather play than eat. He should get hungry soon :)

After the preschool and school pick up we headed to the park for some afternoon tea and a play. This park also has Australian Animals to look at. Harry loves it - wombats, wallabies, koalas and plenty of birds.

We finished the day off with a simple family dinner of baked bean chilli, salsa, rice and corn chips. Then it was cake time.

Harry is a fan of In the Night Garden and especially Iggle Piggle. I think he was too tired by the end of the day and wasn't keen for cake. :( Don't tell anyone but I'll offer him some for lunch today.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Links ....

I have also linked my bucket bag to Sew Crafty Saturday but I cant seem to get the button to show on my blog. :(
SO here is the link anyways Sew Chic and Unique - Sew Crafty Saturday

I have been working on my items for the Olive Tree Market on Novemer 6th at the Junction Public School.

Here is a little sneak peek of just a few items I will have.

Japanese Style Knot Bag

Boys Vintage Car Bibs

Sunglass Covers

Handbags of many shapes and sizes

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Linky Party

I have linked my bucket bag to the Tea Rose Home Link Party -
It's a great blog to check out not to mention the links that are posted each Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A bag for me ...... finally

Over the last few months I have done a lot of sewing but for others and the markets but not really anything personal for me. As I had a bag to make for a friend I decided to make one for me too. I have had some fabric picked out for a while so it what really nice to use it.

A Bucket Bag for me

I used the same pattern as i did for this bag but stuck with the standard design - just added a magnetic snap to close the main part of the bag. I'm really happy with it.

This pattern and others are available on etsy from Keyka Lou - their patterns are really easy to use.

Laura Gunn - Big Poppy in Spice

Internal Pocket and Magnetic Snap

These labels I use are great. They iron on first so its easy to sew in place with no slipping. There are so many designs to choose from. Check them out here. 

I have also linked to the following parties - wow there is some amazing people busy out there.

BWS tips button


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I've Linked to .....

I have linked my bucket bag to this linky party. Go check out what other crazy crafters have been up too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Custom Bag for a Friend

A couple of weeks ago I had a stall at the Wallsend Community Markets - a bit of a waste of time actually. Due to the weather the night before most of the store holders did not show. Also during the day it was windy and horrible. The lovely coffee people next to us kept us company and even gave us warm water to to warm our hands. And not to forget the great people of Wallsend/Maryland Rotary kept us fed.

Needless to say, Little Ditty Designs did not make any sales on that fateful Saturday. It was a good exercise in setting up. (And constantly picking up my precious items from the footpath as they were blown off my table)

My lovely neighbour who shared a stall will me took pity on this poor girl in the cold and weather having her first attempt at a market stall. She admired a bag that I had on display but there were a few aspects that did not suit her. I gladly offered to make her one to order. And here it is .......

The basic bag is based on this pattern that I purchased from Keyka Lou - The Bucket Bag.
J chose from the fabrics from my stash - Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn
I love it and I think J does too.

The finished product

A secure pocket for the mobile phone
A ring to attach your keys

An internal pocket

Don't forget the label
 I couldn't help myself and made another for myself but with different fabrics. I'll save the pics for another post. I hope to have some available in my shop soon......

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Welcome to Little Ditty Designs

Well I have taken the plunge and regressed advanced into the Blog world. It has been a thought of mine for some time but to take the step was another thing.

After some encouragement from my neighbour I was inspired to give it a go. 
And so here I am. Other than covering my crazy life as a stay at home mum (and proud to be) with 5 kiddies and an awesome husband. I will keep you updated with the some other things I like to do such as to sew, craft and cook.

I also have an etsy site where my things works of art are available for purchase.

Some of the people that make my life special

Please stop by again sometime and enjoy the ride. More up than down I hope.