Thursday, May 19, 2011

Moving out and Closing Down...

Our house looks like a bomb site.  There are boxes EVERYWHERE and there still seems to be so much more to pack.  I have held off as long as I could, but last night I packed up the very last box of my craft things (although I still do have some little craft projects out so that I can work on those until we move on out).  It is a little bit sad packing to leave this house, but I'm sure the new house will be absolutely fantastic:

I am also a little bit sad to announce that I will be closing down the Snickerdoodle Creations blog forever!  For a while now I have been feeling as though the Snickerdoodle Creations name has become a little stale and that generally, I haven't achieved what I set out to do under this name.  So, it's time to get serious and start a new blog, with new plans and ideas (you didn't think you'd get rid of me that easily, did you!)

So it is with great excitement that I announce the new blog, known as ‘Bok Bok B’Gerk’.  Yep, it’s a little crazy, but I think it is a fitting name given what I have in store for you all!

You’re probably wondering what will change.  Well, to be honest, probably not a lot – but you will see more of a focus on eco-friendly crafting, a new etsy store selling items made from a combination of new and recycled goods and hopefully some guest posting from other like-minded crafters around the world!

Because the blog will have a new URL ( it means that you will need to become a follower again so pop on over, say "hello" and press the "Follow" button - you know the drill.

I am hoping to start blogging properly over at Bok Bok B'Gerk next week, but that will be dependent on when our internet is connected at the new house.  I promise I'll drop in as soon as I can though!

Anyway, thank you for reading the Snickerdoodle Creations blog.  I hope that you will continue to follow my zany crafty creations over at Bok Bok B'Gerk!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jo Totes

I didn’t get around to writing a mother’s day post, mainly because I was too busy on the day, but I do hope you all had a fun filled, relaxing day, getting spoiled by those you love!

I certainly got spoiled.  Matty and Little Snicker gave me a Jo Tote for mother’s day.  Isn’t the colour fantastic!

For those of you who don’t know what a Jo Tote is – it’s a camera bag designed for women who don’t want to carry around a bag that looks like it came from your grandpa’s wardrobe.
What I love most about the bag is the fact that not only can I fit my Digital SLR camera and the spare lens in there, I can also easily fit my purse, mobile phone, a couple of nappies, the wipes container and I STILL have room in there!  Check out these movable compartments (no, this isn't my bag):

Photo courtesy of Jo Totes

Perhaps the best part about the bag is that it allows me to have my camera with me whenever I’m out, which means I can get pictures like this:

And this:

Hmmm, perhaps that isn't such a good thing lol!  I think he's trying to lick my camera - crazy kid!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Felt Elephant Applique

Remember a while ago I made a crocheted blanket?  It was always intended for our next baby, which will of course be arriving in a couple of months.  Since the blanket I made for Little Snicker had an owl appliqued on it, I figured I should applique something on this one.  So I did... a cute little elephant:

I hadn't ever used wool felt before, but The Ballarat Patchwork Shop has the most awesome colours in a larger than usual size for a mere $4.50, so I decided to give it a whirl.  I don't think I'll EVER go back to using acrylic again.  Look at the fantastic colour range available:

This blanket sets the tone for the new nursery theme, which is Vintage Circus.  I cant' wait until we move house so that I can get stuck into creating the new nursery (after I recreate Little Snicker's owl themed room of course!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Owl Mobile Sale - Ends 22nd May

The owl mobiles are on sale! Like, drastically on sale! So pop on into the store and pick one up for a mere $AU45! Geepers… that’s almost half price!

They’re only going to be in the store until the 22nd of May, so if you want one you better grab one quick because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Book : Big Little Felt Universe

Imagine my delight when I arrived home from a terrible day at work earlier this week to find this on my doorstep:

I ordered it via book depository the week before and was surprised it arrived so soon, given the longer than usual Easter break here in Australia this year. Better than that was the fact it only cost $16.95, which is pretty damn cheap for a craft book!

Anyway, the book is full of crazy creations all made out of felt. Like this camping set:

This tool set (complete with tool belt):

And this crazy grill and hamburger set, which is probably my favourite!

Unfortunately it is going to be a while before I get to make anything from the book, since I really should be doing other, more responsible, things.... Like packing *sigh*

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Apple Pie

Yesterday I had the urge to bake and since I had an abundance of apples and a long seated desire to try my hand at making a 'lattice' out of pastry, I decided to make an apple pie:

Hmmm... looks good. Shame it didn't taste all that great, even with lashings of cream!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter (and a quick Easter Present tutorial)

Just a quick post today to wish you all a:

and to show you a nice and easy Easter present idea:

To make, simply cover up the label of an empty egg carton with Easter themed scrapbooking paper:

Print off a "Happy Easter" label (like in the first picture) on your computer and adhere it to the top of the carton (mine would have been a bit fancier if most of my crafting stuff wasn't all packed up ready to move house next month):

Cut some tissue paper into short strips, separate and scrunch:

Pop that inside the egg carton:

Fill the egg carton up with creme/caramel/praline filled eggs (or a mixture of all three):

Make up a little gift tag:

Use bakers twine to tie the egg carton closed and to thread your gift tag on to and ta-da... all done!

Now I just need to keep them hidden from Matty until Sunday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter is upon us!

Hello everyone! I am back.... well at least a little bit back. I have been working on some stuff and realised that it wasn't fair that I was keeping it all to myself, so here I am, making an effort to blog at least a couple of times a week.

As Easter is approaching (perhaps a little faster than I'd like), I decided I should make Little Snicker an Easter t-shirt. So I drew this lame little sketch of a robot wearing rabbit ears, scanned it into my computer to do some image manipulation and then popped it onto a tshirt using an iron on transfer.

Here's how it turned out:

and here's a close up of the design so you can see my awesome drawing skills:

It's true by the way. Robots do dig Easter too. No discrimination against robots in this household!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Some exciting news!

I know I said I wasn't going to update the blog for a while, but I couldn't not pop in to let you all know that we are expecting our second child in September! We are so excited!

I must say that I have been soooooo sick this time round and that is part of the reason why I had to stop updating the blog. I am literally falling in a heap of a night, too sick to do anything! I am certainly hoping that passes soon.

Anyway I am working on some crafty things for the new nursery, and taking photos as I go, so once I have more time to update the blog I will have a million things to show you!

I hope you are all well

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The post I've been putting off.......

Well I have been putting this post off for a while, hoping that I wouldn't have to write it. But, when one is working a full time job, trying to run a household and also have a bit of a life, I guess it is inevitable that something is going to have to give.

So, for a little while (hopefully not TOO long) I will not be updating the blog. I simply don't have enough hours in the day to do everything I want AND maintain the site.

I thank you all for reading and for your support and I hope that you will continue to be a follower. I promise I will be back, I'm just not exactly sure when......

Monday, January 24, 2011

Crocheted Blanket

I know it's been a while! Life has just been a little more stressful than it's needed to be over the last two weeks, so crafting has kind of been pushed to the back burner.

I have, however, been working on the crocheted blanket and am pleased to report it is now finished:

Well, except for all of those tiny little ends that need to be sewn in still. I guess that's the worst part about crocheting in stripes!

In other news, I am returning to work full-time as of today. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, but I'm pretty sure waking up at 3.45am will make the day feel twice as long as it needs to!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ahoy there!

I trust that you all had a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We surely did, but I must say that I may have enjoyed the break from blogging just a little too much! It was nice to just relax a bit and to spend time with our family.

Little Snicker had a most wonderful Christmas (even though he didn't really know what was going on) and I was very pleased that he was not overly spoiled! He didn't really understand the concept of presents, but he seemed happy enough having a taste of them all when he thought no-one was watching:

I'm pretty sure his favourite part of Christmas though, was getting wear crazy stuff like santa hats:

reindeer ears:

and the awesome matching Christmas t-shirts his mother made for the family (I think this is going to be an ongoing tradition):

So what does this year hold for me and for the blog? To be honest, I have absolutely no idea!

I am returning to work full time in just under two weeks, so I'm a little nervous about being able to fit everything in...but I am at least going to give it a shot.

I can tell you that I do have some pretty cool stuff lined up, so I hope you'll continue to follow my journey through 2011!