Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shearing Day has arrived for our Gorgeous Angora Goats

In case you didn't know, the source of my 
mohair fibres which I love to dye
and use in my fabric/textile books,
I thought you might like to see these beautiful pets we have.

Today it is Shearing Day and as we await the arrival of our Shearer
I'll show you a few images before they lose their beautiful locks.

We know the goats are up in the top paddock so Jeff 
and Lilly (looking like a baby goat herself with her
own long curly locks - French poodle style!!!) 
walk up to bring them back down
to their little house and yard where they get shorn! 


I look over the fence and take a quick photo of the flowing creek


and one of the back garden which is slowly waking up
after a very long cold Winter! 


Behind those very large gums and tea tree bushes
is a wetland full of croaking frogs
after a week of almost solid rain.


 Here they all come running down the hill


starting to mill around to receive a treat

 You can get them to do almost anything you want with
the rattle of a bucket full of goat nuts.

Thank goodness!!!

 and now they are being led to their goat yard

 where they will get more treats and then wait for Mal,
our Shearer, to arrive to remove this fleece!

 It's so long and soft and silky.  I just love
to work with this stuff!!!
It is so beautiful to spin, dye, knit, crochet and sew with
which is my want of late and it has been used in
my latest book too which I am teaching at Creative Workshops.


 I'm sharing the link for you if you would like to read more
about this class.  Enrolments are open now.
 I have a free class as a GIVEAWAY in my previous post
if you would like to enter.

Thanks for all those who have entered.  I will be drawing a winner
before long
PLEASE leave your contact details as you may miss out
if you get drawn and I cannot contact you.

Love and hugs,
Suzy xox

Monday, August 24, 2015

Another Giveaway!

Dear Blogging friends
with the beginning of this new week I am offering
another GIVEAWAY
to celebrate my new on-class
at Creative Workshops

 and that is a free entry to my class

 where you will learn some new techniques using
paper, textiles, laces and embellishments


to create your own Fabric Lace Book / Journal.


***All you have to do is follow me here on my blog
and on this post, as well as,
leave me your full name and contact details
 so that I may contact you after the draw date
which will be:
Monday, 7th September.


This will give you a chance to use all of your favourite
images, fabrics, laces, textiles, jewellery and embellishments
that you have been collecting 
in creating a book that you will absolutely
love and perhaps become
a keepsake!!!

Good luck everyone!!!
and I have one more surprise after this!!! 

and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead!

xox   Suzy

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Winner of My Fabric and Embellishment Kit Giveaway

Most of my blog readers know by now
that I am offering an on-line workshop on
how to create your very own
Fabric Lace Book / Journal
with Gail Schmidt at Creative Workshops

which commences on 15th September
(only 4 weeks away now!) 
to this end I offered this Fabric and Embellishment Kit
as some inspiration for you to enrol.

Well I am now proud to announce that the Winner is:
Mary Ann at

Mary Ann is an avid crafter and her loved
areas of creativity, amongst others, are
crazy patchwork, embroidery and doll making
you just never know she may even now be inspired
to take up journal making!!!

So please email me and I will post this parcel of goodies
off to you!

Now I will be offering yet another Giveaway coming up
shortly so keep your eyes glued to this blog
for another chance!!!
These little incentives are for you to keep those creative juices flowing.

Thank you so very much for coming here and leaving
your kind comments. You are all so much

xox Suzy

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fabric, Fibre and Lace Art

So happy that you are here visiting today!
♥♥♥s to all! 
Just recently I purchased some card stock
(which I rarely use) called "Timeless Memories"
and I thought it would make just the
right background for some new
art pieces I was wanting
to create.

I pulled out my felting machine and with some dyed felt
as a base I added several layers of bamboo cotton,
dyed scrim, lace fabric, sari ribbon, dyed
mohair along with some seam binding to create,
to the card stock which I stamped,
this little art piece
I created another one using a sweet ballerina image

This one has some lovely raw soy silk felted 
over some sari ribbon.


These are available in my Etsy shop 
*** Both cards now sold***
where I do have some fabric and lace kits also for anyone
needing these to create their Fabric Lace Book/Journal
in my upcoming class over at

I will be adding more of these kits hopefully over the next few days.
Thank you for the wonderful response to my Giveaway.
(which you will find in the previous post) -
only one week to go before I have a winner for you!!!!
Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving
such encouraging comments.
It is appreciated always!
xox Suzy


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Monday, August 3, 2015


Now in my last post I mentioned that I would be offering
at least one GIVEAWAY (and there will be more!)

to celebrate the opening of my on-line
class at
with the most talented mixed media artist, Gail Schmidt
(currently creating some gorgeous enamelled jewellery)
teaching my method in creating your own
Fabric Lace Book / Journal -
"Peaceful and Pondering".

In appreciation of my loyal followers and especially to those
who have enrolled themselves into my class 


 I am offering to help someone along with a fabric, lace and
embellishment kit that you could
possibly add to your list of materials required for the class
 or just for creating your very own artwork.

***(Please note that it is not a requirement to join
the class to enter the Giveway)!!! 


You will receive everything you see in this photo such as


a selection of fabrics - brocade, cottons, silks, sari piece,


a selection of doilies, laces


and fabric laces inc. vintage dress lace fabric, some new and
some recycled, a vintage serviette 

as well as some dyed scrim, ribbon lace, sari ribbon
 and other embellishments
of  a dyed lace flower,  mop buttons and a piece of jewellery.
I will hold the draw and choose one lucky winner
on Monday, 17th August. 
So all you need to do is make sure you leave
your email address when you enter your name with a comment
only on this post.

I am also preparing some more fabric, lace and embellishment
kits which will be in my Etsy shop soon!

I'd really love it too if you could share this opportunity by
placing this Giveaway on your blog sidebar
or your facebook page etc. too -
as it's always nice to share a chance to win a Giveaway! hey???  
Remember to follow to be in for a win!
xox Suzy 
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