Monday, 22 April 2013

Spring/Summer offerings of Classes at Joggles

I have 4 classes in the next round of offerings from
2 New classes and 2 that are being re-offered.
New classes are:

and 'Mermaid'

The classes being re-offered, are 'Beetles in Stumpwork' and 'Twines in Nature'.
I am still amazed by the interest in my beetles, this class has run each season now for 18 months.

Also on offer are two classes from a fellow Australian, Janet Banks.  Janet is also a member of Fibres and Fabrics.  Click here to go to her classes and blog.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Southern Cross Crazy's 2012 Round robin finally finished.

Here is the last block I worked on, it was Faye's.  I had already done some work on it whilst I was on Norfolk Island, and used it as my teaching tool.  They Alison took it home and added her lovely work.  I then just needed to work around the beetle and send it on.  Here is my work - Silver worked beetle, hand dyed flower motif and the beaded flowers around the beetle, motif and crochet centre.
This is now how the block looks all finished, just stunning.
And now my block is home and finished too.  I chose the blue and white to challenge the ladies, and I think they did a great job.
keeping with my Christmas theme, I have another block exactly the same, so will embroider it during the year and have two to make into cushions.

Thank you to all the Southern Cross ladies who worked on my block, Alison, Faye, Pattie, Jennifer, Maureen G, and Maureen B and Linda.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Building an APP, winner

The lucky winner was no 11, Margaret St John.  Thank you everyone for helping me to develop this app, it's now started and on the way to being reality.

Margaret I will email you to get your address, and post your gift to you shortly.


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Building an APP - Giveaway

G'day All,

There are so many APP's out there, but not very many on embroidery, so my son (a techno lad) and I are going to build an APP - called of course - Arlene's Crafts. It will include free tutorials of stitches, and elements of some of my creations. With an 'in market' tool to buy a full class if you wish.

Not to say I have enough to do, but I am in the early stages of building the APP for IPhone, IPad, and Android devices. But I need YOUR help.  I need some feedback, suggestions and researchers.

First of all I need to do some market research, are you interested?   If yes, and you agree to sign a confidentiality agreement, (governed in the state of Queensland, Australia) then send me an email with your details, where in the world you live. Once I receive this I will send you a survey form.

Then hopefully shortly after we've collated the information and designed the app, I will send you a link to download the app (in it's early stages) and you will do a test run and send feedback to us. This may happen a couple of times, depending on feedback and bugs in the APP.  We hope to have the app approved by Apple by the end of the year.

The app is going to be a FREE app, with some 'in market' tabs. Here's an example of what the pages may look like. This would be one of the Free stitch tutorials.

 And of course my 3D butterfly will be one of the first free tutorials on the app.

If you don't want to be part of the research and development of this APP, but would still like to leave suggestions, please leave a comment and everyone who does (including those who wish to participate) will go into the draw for one of my latest creations - 'Hopper-grass'. An up coming class soon on Joggles.

Entry closes next Friday evening 8.00 pm 12th April (Australian Time).