Sunday, 27 October 2013

Classes on Joggles

Hi All,

Just a reminder that two of my classes are coming up on Joggles.

On November 7th: Two styles of Christmas Boot in the one class, plus a miniature version in a Christmas Ornament and a lovely Christmas Holly brooch.

Jump on across to Joggles and book in, there is still time.

While your there you might want to also book into my Beetle class. He's scheduled to run on December 3rd, just in time for Christmas. Would make a lovely gift on a trinket box or bowl.

Whilst your on Joggles site, you can browse though my other classes and put them on your wish list, or make a selection of wonderful stuff that Barbara sells on her site.

Don't forget there is only a couple of days left to enter in my giveaway for the Release of 'Arlene's Crafts Embroidery App'.


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Introducing - Arlene's Crafts Embroidery App and BIG Release Giveaway

After months of work, stress and testing, we can finally say we've done it. So without further a-do, let me introduce to you - Arlene's Crafts Embroidery App.

Please follow the link (on left - our Logo) to the iTunes store to download our FREE App for iPhone, iPad, Mini iPad and iPod. (We're working on the Android version now).

Thank you to our testers for your feedback, it has been greatly appreciated. Also especially to my wonderful son Chris who has made this possible. Without his patience and technical know how it would not of happen so soon.

And now drum roll please....... a BIG Giveaway for the Release of the App, your choice of one of the kits for the projects from the App.

For Apple users: All you have to do is download the App, follow the link (on left - our Logo) to the iTunes store, visit my Etsy store (tab on top right) or  link in app. Come back here and leave a comment below with your choice of kit and what you like best about the App.

For Android users and everyone else:  follow the link (on left - our Logo)  and check out the write up on the App, visit my Etsy store (tap on top right) come back here and leave a comment below with your choice of kit, and what you'd like to see in an Android version of the app that is possibly not available in the Apple version.

I will draw a random winner from both types of users on October 31st (my Birthday month too), Yes that's TWO prizes. The two lucky winners will also receive a print out copy of the instructions for the kit of their choice (not currently available).

Also if you like our page on Facebook (Link on right also) leave a second comment that you are now following and you get another chance in the draw.

That's it, so get spreading the word please - remember it's FREEEEEEEE .....


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

App update and stitching catchup

Re the App.... Watch this space over the next two or three days, something exciting is about to happen....

In the mean time I have been catching up on some stitching...

DYOB Stumpwork: Susan's blocks
Can't remember what her theme was, but I gave the block a very "Australian' theme with the idea of the Kookaburra sit's in the ole gum tree.......

 One of my fibre friends gave me this Kookaburra button, and he was just perfect for the block.
Some more close-ups:

We have the Townsville Stitches and Craft Show up here last weekend, and whilst I was there manning our exhibits I got to finishing my block 4 of the Twelve days of Christmas. This first picture show's with the removable ornament, (which all blocks will have). 


 This is the Ornament removed from the block. A 3D 'Cally' Bird landing on a branch.
 Here is the block without the orny.
 Most of the braids, beads and embellishments came from one of the shops at the show, Zenozam.  They had so much stuff, just so cool. Make sure you visit their shop.  These lovely blue flowers were on their stand, they sold out of them.
 The flower beads above the bird was from their shop too.  Here is a close up of the 'Cally' Bird.

I have also finished a couple of our Fibres challenge pieces. Here is my iPad cover which was made from two 6 x 4 inch pieces of fabric.
This will eventually be one of the new projects in the first update of the app.
There were a few other items, but I forgot to take pictures of them.

Come back in a couple of days and there will be very exciting news and a giveaway, so click on the side to receive an email when I post.....


Monday, 7 October 2013

Crafty Blogger Nomination - Can you nominate me please!!!

When I started blogging back in 2007 I did not realize how it would change the way I communicate with my fellow stitching friends. I now share what I am working on along with promoting my classes, my Embroidery App and upcoming updates and whatever is happening in my stitching online or local community.  I have made some wonderful friends through blogging and some I have actually met, and a small few that I see regularly.

Blogger Awards "Nominate Me" Badge
I would like my blog to be nominated in the Crafty Blogger competition, to do this I need you my friends to nominate me.  If you enter your own blog (which you can) I will promote if it's stitching related.

As fellow bloggers you know that writing regularly and having content that people want to read is rewarding, especially when comments are left that encourage you to do more.

During the nomination phase, they'll ask you to tell them your favorite blogs in any of these eight categories:
Knitting & Crochet
Cake Decorating
Fine Art
Food & Cooking

But that’s not all. They’ll offer three Craftsy Blogger Awards in each of the categories above, to recognize the top blogs in each specialty:
Best Tutorials
Best Photography
Best Craftsy Instructor’s Blog

That's it.  You can nominate as many blogs as you like, I would like mine to be one of them.

So Pretty please jump on over and nominate me.

Thanking you in advance.