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Welcome to my crafty world! I am proud mum to three gorgeous kids, a wife to a supportive husband, and a self confessed craft addict. I am continually inspired to create and would love to share this journey with you. My current obsession is crochet and spinning. I can be contacted at maudeandme@bigpond.com

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Shop Update

I admit I am in love with cowls.

So continuing on with my cowl craze I have finally placed these latest creations in the MaudeandMe shop.
All are made with 100% Australian wool.


and looped.  

And still to be placed in the shop (when I can take a better photo)

COWLS. Warm, cozy and stylish all in one.
And for those that have contacted me about my handspun yarn, I am working on puting some in my shop.
In the meantime this is what I am currently spinning.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Wondering and pondering

This is the skein from my dyeing day. It is a "thick and thin" spun and then slightly felted.
Pondering about selling more of my skeins.

And on the wheel at the moment is 60/40 blend of hand dyed merino and undyed mulbery silk.
Mulbery....I have a mulbery tree.....just wondering about silk worms.

I LOVE garage sales. It is the one thing I miss about living in the burbs.So imagine my happiness when one is just up the road. I was not the only one in heaven.  Steve could not believe his eyes either. He came away with a box full of specialised tools. I bought this desk knowing we had absolutely no space for it. Steve said this and I knew it. But could you have passed it up for $2?
So am now pondering , wondering ,scrutinizing where it might just squeeze in.
A little'un has decided it would probably be good in her room.

In reality something will have to go. I'm thinking  the doll's house.

And wondering if anyone wants to subscribe to maudeandme over at facebook?

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


It's school holidays round here . 
No grand plans have been made. 
Lazy mornings.
A lovely visit from the childrens' grandfather.
Friends will visit.
Some baking.
I will probably have to clean the house.
I will sneak moments for me, probably spinning.
A bit of kid crafting.
A lot of "get off the computer" and "can someone take the puppy out" to my children.
Definitely a bit of this too- "I'm bored" and me replying "go play with all those toys in your room, otherwise we can get rid of them""
Quick outings so we don't leave Gypsy on her own for too long.
Exploring the new BMX track in town.
More cleaning up after a puppy- love her but longing for the time when she is big enough to stay outside.
The start of the boy's soccer season.
Thinking , dreaming about a time where we might just hitch up a caravan and venture off.

What is happening round at your place?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Bower Bird Project

While blog hopping around I often come across amazing arty/crafty shops and places I want to visit. And more often than not they turn out to be in Victoria and Queensland. So when I came across this super amazing shop The Bower Bird Project , just imagine my delight when it was not only in NSW, but in gosford- a short hop and skip up the road (well a 50 minute hop that is). If you are a fan of the handmade upcycled revolution you will  love this place!

This is Leanne, the owner of The Bower Bird Project. She is very supportive of local artists and crafters, and is doing wonderful things for the community (she is currently orchestrating a very hush hush project that is going to rock Gosford!).

Leanne also holds  workshops. Go check them out on her facebook page. And while you are there, a click on the "like" button would be a good move. It is updated frequently with new arrivals.

Here's a glimpse of what's in store.

AND now you can purchase my handspun yarns at The Bowerbird Project.
YAY!! As you might have gathered I am quite excited about this opportunity.
In store are samples which would be perfect for adding a trim or embellishment, felting or free form. 

And then a few skeins for a larger project such as beanie, scarf or cowl. 
Just in time for the cooler seasons.
The blue skein was spun from the rollags I posted just here on Sunday.

For more creative goodness be sure to check out ourcreativespaces on Thursday.
Now I am off  to get messy with some dyes and wool.

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