Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Today i reached 125 likers on my facebook fan page. To celebrate i am having a giveaway. A pair of earrings of your choice from my madeit Shop. If you are a facebook l iker or following me on twitter you can now enter this giveaway. To enter please leave a comment below and winners will be randomly chosen. I will have the competition running for a week so entries close at 10pm next tuesday then 20th of December. Good Luck

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

20% off

I am having a 20% off sale in my madeit store at the moment, for all order over $15 i will throw in free postage as well so come and take a look.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What did you do on the weekend

Well it is a lovely sunday night here on the mornington peninsula in victoria. What a perfect way to end the weekend. What did everyone get up to on the weekend. I headed down to phillip island for the weekend with my partner.

Although the weather was not the best we still managed to keep ourselves entertained. We arrived there yesterday being saturday. We just had a relaxing afternoon headed down the street went into an art and craft gallery where i got to see lots of local artists handmade work i even purchased a couple of things including a ring, a handpainted doorstop and a handmade christmas decoration and then we came back and had a nice relaxing spa.

The weather today was not a lot better but at least it wasn't raining. We got up and headed off to the vietnam veterans museum then later on we went to panny's chocolate factory which was great, we did the tour and got to eat some amazing chocolate. Well that is my weekend in a nutshell now i would love to hear about yours.

Below are some photos of what i purchased at the art and craft gallery

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Polymer Clay Snowmen Christmas Earrings

Polymer Clay Snowmen Christmas Earrings - by Karmi84 on madeit

Gorgeous handmade Polymer Clay Snowmen Earrings now in my madeit store

My Creative Space

This week in my creative space with only 4 and a half weeks to go it is all about getting ready for christmas. I have the christmas decorations happening and on the 1st of december the christmas tress will certainly go up. I just love this festive time of year, setting up the christmas tree, making the christmas decorations being able to eat whatever you want because you actually have an excuse and ofcourse spending time with family and friends.

This is my cross stitch christmas decoration hopefully this will be finished by christmas at the moment it is a work in progress. I have about six of these to do but am aiming for at least one a year as it is very time consuming and i have other things on the go at the same time.

This is my beaded fabric decoration. I learnt how to do these at a workshop at the craft and sewing show earlier in the year. I have since been trying to find the little heart buttons that i have sewn on the front with not much luck as yet.

Here is some more fabric that i will eventually turn into more fabric decorations

Hope you all have a lovely day and a very merry christmas

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

50% off the second pair

I am having a sale in my made it store 50% off the second item to equal or lesser value up until christmas eve so come and take a look for some great bargains.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Editing Images

Everytime i ask for feedback on my images i always get told to lighten them and use photo editing programs. I have tried every which was and i never seem to be happy with the final result. So I recently bought myself a light tent and adobe photoshop in hopes of proving my images.Here is the final result i would love to get some feedback and here what you all think.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Craftumi Store

I just opened a new store on craftumi, So far i only have 1 item listed but i would love it if you could all come and check it out and give me some feedback on the photo so i know whether i am on the right path

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Made It Finds

Here are my Friday MadeIt Finds for the week. Thought i'd spruce things up with some funky accessories

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Creative Space

I'm into working with polymer clay and i keep making items and have all these shaper etc that are lyeing around so i thought it was about time i do something with them. After experimenting with what i could make seeing as i mostly make earring i decided to have a go at a necklace which was fine until it came time to put the clasp on. This was not an easy task for me i was trying to use crimp beads but they are apparently no good with beading thread. After much pondering and many hours of frustration i decided to used knots to finish off my project, here is the final piece.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Creative Space

This week in my creative space i have been working on a couple of new things after finishing my dress, my bag and another top last week. This week i started on creating another bag of the same kind just different colour combinations. I have used pink colours yet again as shown below. So far i have managed to cut out the fabric get the interfacing on and i have almost finished the pockets.

Also this week i have started making a new dress, the pattern for this style of dress is shown below. The fabric i have decided to use for this is a linen fabric with a bemsilk lining in blue. Hopefully will have colours up next week to show you.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Creative Space

I have been working on a few things this week, done a little bit of bag making, cross stitching and i finished a dress that i have been making for quite some time now, ran into a few problems with it so had to make some adjustments.

Here is the final product of the dress that i have been working on, it has taken me a while to make i had to go back and make some adjustments to the dress because i am not a very tall person i found the midriff section was too long therefore the dress did not fit properly as it was not in proportion to the rest of my figure. After making these adjustments i finally managed to get the buttons and the final touches done on it last weekend.

I have also recently got into doing some bag making and have discovered that i actually really enjoy it and plan to do some more of it. Here is the final product of my first ever bag, not bad for a first attempt, i think it worked out quite while. Had a few problems putting the gussetts in but now know how to do them for next time.

In the rest of my spare time i also love to do crosstitching and needlework, at the moment i am working on a cat cross stitch and will have photos up of that as i progress through it some more.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creating a gusset in a bag

I am currently making a bag and i found it quite an easy task until i got to the point where i had to insert a gusset. I was really not quite sure what a gusset was as i had never completed one before so i looked it up in my books and on google but couldn't really come up with anything that would help me complete the task. Next i went to the forums in which case somewher there pointed out a link to me of how to go about completing one. For everyone who may need some help completing this here it is.


Here is how i completed the task.

Here is my basic outside of the bag where i have sewn both the main panels together all around the bag.

Next align the right side seam with the bottom side seam forming a triangle as shown above.

Once you have done this you can chop a little off in order for the bag to sit flat.

Here is the final product showing the square corners on the bag, there are seams coming out from the corners that look a little like darts, however they are hard to see from the photo, you need to be close up in order to see them.