Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank you for your kind wishes

A word of thanks to those of you who left kind words on the last post.
Our hearts are with those in Christchurch.
Our tears are for those who have lost loved ones.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Christchurch earthquake

This is the result of a 6.3 earthquake which hit Christchurch on Tuesday 22nd Feb at a depth of 5km. 
It was very shallow and hit in the middle of the day when streets were crowded, people were sitting outside under verandas at cafes enjoying the sun and having lunch.

Tourists were out sight-seeing and people were shopping or going about their daily chores.
In an instant their lives were changed.

These images were all taken from the TVNZ website.
If you would like to see more images of what the people of Christchurch are going through, here are some links:

If you are looking for a family member or friend and can't contact them, ring 0800 RED CROSS to report a missing person.
You could also try the following:

I have spent hours manning the Red Cross Missing Person phone line yesterday and the Christchurch Earthquake Helpline today, receiving calls from people who can't find relatives, neighbours or friends. People who have found dogs and are looking after them. People who have been found, and calls from people who simply don't know what to do.

In some cases it was hard not to cry, stories were heartbreaking.  I hope that in my lifetime I never have to experience what they are experiencing. They are so courageous.

So many people have lost everything, their homes are rubble, they have nothing but what they stand up in.

My heart is with those families with loved ones missing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OMG! March is nearly here!!

And we all know what I celebrate in March!

Are you ready to celebrate with me?
Carole :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

to be frank with you...

I have to be frank about this...

....sometimes things take a turn for the strange...  

....and as much as I want to fight it....

....I find it incredibly hard....

....take this sudden all things bird fascination I've developed....

....I've ignored all warnings,
and now see what I've bought....

....well, I mean to say, handbags are meant to make a statement aren't they???

What purchases have you been carried away with lately?
Carole :)

p.s. thanks for the postcard Nathalie!  (you are my conscience x)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Class Registration Opens!

Registration is now open for my online class

'I'm making a journal'

Starts: April 2nd
Cost: $US55.00

Join me from the beginning of April and make a sturdy practical journal for everyday use,
special project, or to give as a gift. 

Start with a theme in mind or go for random!

In this workshop we will work through every step together from
preparing the fabrics, choosing covers, designing pages and signatures, embellishing
to final construction of the journal. 

I will be there every step of the way to advise and guide you,
to answer all your questions and to watch you
create some fabulous keepsake pieces
You can follow my lessons and make a journal similar to mine, or be adventurous and make
a journal that is unique to you!

The workshop will run through a special
"invitation only" blog that only
  students will have access to. You can visit the blog whenever you want to, night or day and I am only an email away from you

if you need help.

There will be loads of instructions, photos and videos, and
scissors and rulers will be outlawed!

In this workshop you will be using your computer,
your sewing machine,
doing some hand stitching, dyeing, embellishing,
stamping, transferring.

Last year the girls doing the class all had fun, and some days the classroom was a complete shambles, now I could tell you about the online parties, but that's a whole other story! LOL 

There will also be lots of deconstructing

No two journals will look the same!

Please make your class payment via PayPal, (link is on the side bar)
include your
blog address so that I can find you.

As soon as I see your payment
I will issue you an invitation to join my class
Please check your spam for my email if you don't hear from me.

A list of the things you will need
will be added to the workshop blog well before the start of the class so you can go hunting and gathering.

The class blog will be up and running until December 2011, during this time you will have full access to the blog as often as you need so that you may work at your own pace and revisit it as often as you choose, you can even go back and make a different version to your first journal
I will be available to help at anytime during the year.

Please Note:Once your workshop fee has been paid there will be no refunds

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me
(link on the side)

'I'm making a journal'

An online journal workshop
Starts: April 2 2011
Cost: $55.00

I look forward to meeting you in class,
I know we are all going to have loads of fun together!!

Carole :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 On-line Journal Class

Starts Saturday 2nd April 2011

Make a delightful and practical journal 

This is the same journal class that was so successful in 2010!
If you missed out last year, this is your chance to join in!

Class registration opening soon!

Hope you'll join in the fun!
Carole :)