Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter, Anzac Day, Craft and Clearance Sale

The title says it all, a lot has been happening the last few weeks.

This Easter we celebrated the Leeton Sunrice Festival in my town - it occurs every two years and brings a lot of  festivities and fun to the town which enforces the recognition of the contribution the rice industry has to the region.

I love the street parade - and this year they had over 80 entries

A lot of vintage machinery and cars

Last Friday April 25th was Anzac Day, when we remember all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
'ANZAC' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

My friend Ray painted this Poppies painting, the red poppy is a symbol of war remembrance.

My new fun craft has been experimenting with the loom bands.  My niece and nephew gave me a craft lesson, rather than the other way around before Easter, and I am hooked.  What fun!

The following photos are examples of the loom items that the kids have made during the school holidays.

Lastly, I have been busy with my online store, organising a huge clearance sale.  Over the years, the online store has diversified into carrying a lot of products.  I have decided to go back to the original concept, and just stock buttons, bells and rusty products.  So, everything else is being marked down to sell.  If you are after a bargain, check out the online store (Cat 'n Cart Crafts) as I am trying to keep prices under $5.00, so there are a lot of bargains.

Until next time

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Time Gets Away

Time has really got away from me the last couple of weeks, busy at both work and home!  New wireless Internet ADSL modem installed without any difficulty so everything is back to normal on that front.

Only 1 week until the first Red Carpet Market Day for 2014 at the Leeton Visitors Centre.  See flyer below.  Come and say HI if you are in the area!

I have made a lot of little fun gifts for Easter, as well as small hand made sewn gifts.  Everything is organised, for a change, I only need to iron the tablecloths and I will be ready. 
Goodies all packed up ready to take
I even had time to make these little Easter baskets and fill them with Easter Eggs.  Instructions are here, just in case you want to make some for Easter gifts.
Take care