Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slow down.

So Christmas is almost here.  Michelle is away for Christmas, Merilee is stuck on the other side of the river, thanks to a flooded river, and I am stuck at home, thanks to all the rain.

Over Christmas we are going to have a bit of a break and have some go slow time.  This year has been hectic with lots of new things going on and adjustments to be made.

Michelle and Merille are going to be going to 2 markets while away, Mt Tamborine and Beaudesert markets, after that we having some much needed R&R, so we are ready for next year.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

Its been a wet week and Big E was stuck home from school, so to try and keep her busy, we started on some christmas craft.

I had forgotten how easy it was to make the paper chains and laterns.  The children had a great time, and it managed to keep them amused for at least half an hour.  My children have short attention spans. 

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Special

To celebrate Christmas, we have decided to have a special sale on all our Christmas Kits.  Buy 2 and get 1 of equal value free.  Head over to our craftumi store, or email us for details.

New Kits

We have added 2 new Christmas Kits to our catalogue.

Christmas Pegs
Only $4.00 for a kit - Pegs come pre-painted only requires glue to attach adornment  (6 pegs per kit).
Available ready made for $5.00 (6 Pegs).

Santa, Mrs Claus and Elves.
$6.00 for kit ( this kit involves some sewing-pegs are pre painted)
$8.00 ready made

These kits are now available in our craftumi store.  Or if you are interested you can email us at

Our Creative Space

Put all these beautiful earrings together for Bush Christmas, but changed my mind and decided to send them to the markets instead.  I already had a whole stack at Bush Christmas and ran out of time.

These are now all packaged and priced and ready to go to Mt Tamborine markets on the weekend.

I bought this skirt pattern awhile ago now, to make up for the girls.  Finally got them finished last week.

It is not the best picture, but Little E loves her skirt.  The shirt is from Narioka.

Have a great day

Monday, November 22, 2010

Home at last

So everything has been delivered on time to Bush Christmas in Toowoomba.   Which is now up and running.  It looked fantastic.  There are so many creative people out there.
Michelle and Merilee went to some markets in Surat on the weekend, which went well, despite the wet weather.  Yes it always rains when we have markets planned.  Our husbands joke that we should have started our business in the drought.

Michelle is off to Mt Tamborine markets this weekend.  Time sure passes by quickly.  Christmas is almost here.  I am not nearly organised.

Have a fantastic day

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So today is pack up day for Bush Christmas, as I head off tomorrow.  Just thought I would leave you with a sneak peak of some of the birds I am sending.

Have a great weekend


Monday, November 8, 2010

Sneak Peek

I thought I would post some of the gifts we are sending to Bush Christmas..

Will post another sneak peek soon.
Have a great day

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rocking Robin

Little E loves making our Rocking Birds.  If you asked her what she would like to do today, her answer is always "make a rocking bird".  Lets just say these are starting to accumulate in our house.

Once she has created one of these little birds, she plays with them for hours, this one is missing an eye, as Big E made one with three eyes, using one of Little E's eyes. 

These little birds are so quick and easy to make, just a bit of glue and decoration is required.  The only thing we don't supply in the kit is of course the glue, everything else comings in the pack, all Little E has to do is open the bag and get started. 

These kits are now listed in our Craftumi store.  These would make a great idea for holiday crafting.

Have a great day

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Kits

We have a few new kits, ready to go.

Felt Star Kit - Style 3

Reindeer Fridge Magnet Kit

Peg Skier Magnet Kit

Felt Mouse Magnet Kit

Whats been Happening

My system has been down and is finally back up and running, so full speed ahead.

We have been flat out getting ready for Bush Christmas Exhibition, which runs from Friday 19th November - Sunday 28th November.  For more information visit there website   http://www.bushchristmas.com/

I will be in Toowoomba for the duration of Bush Christmas, if you are in the area I think it will be well worth a look, they have a huge line up of exhibitors this year.

We have also decided to venture about abit further and will also be going to the Tambourine markets, while we are away.

We are attending several markets both in the local area and further afield between November and December leading up to Christmas.

Will list these within the next couple of days.

Felt Stockings waiting to be stitched

Felt birds in waiting.

Almost there.

Felt Coasters

Sample of felt bird kit, ready to go.

Have a great day

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Time Out

Girls are really quite sick at the moment, had them in at hospital yesterday.  Big E has never been this sick before still waiting on results. 

We are busy getting ready for Bush Christmas, and we have the St George River and Fire Festival this weekend.  Which I won't be able to attend now, but M and M should be able to go in my place.

Its all cylinders on go.

Have a great day

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Craft Day

A great time was had by all, at our craft day for the ladies.  There was 15 ladies who attended from the St George and Thallon areas.  We made some new friends, while having fun at the same time.  We will definately be doing this more often.

Michelle chatting with the ladies.

The most popular kits:

Feather Angel

Flower Coasters

Square Coasters.

Round Coasters

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Monday Morning

On the Agenda.

We have busy at Begonia Country Crafts,  so much to prepare for in such a short amount of time, along with lifes little treasures etc.. that pop up in between,  such as school holidays, visitors, and so on.

We have some ladies from in St George coming for a day of crafting in the country tomorrow.  Not sure what to do yet, as usual I leave everything to the last minute, nothing like pressure to get the creative process flowing.  Almost must fit in baking for the day.  Thought maybe some paper garlands and felt christmas decorations, as it won't be long till christmas now.  I think I'll let the ladies decide what they want to do.

Will post some photos of the day on Wednesday.

Have a great day

Monday, September 20, 2010

For Kym

I must apologise Kym, I am currently experiencing very frustrating email problems and have been unable to get back to you. 

These are the mens jumpers I was thinking of for you.

Let me know what you think,  via email is fine, Michelle will let me know.

Have a great day


This one uses a sort of chunky wool, really only available in this sort of colour.

This is the one I would suggest.  It is a Jo Sharp pattern and uses her silkroad Dk Tweed, which is  a wool with a small amount of cashmere and silk.  I have used this wool before and it is devine.  I made a pair of socks from this wool and never want to take them off.

I would suggest these colours




Peppercorn (picture of Jumper)



PS:  I will keep looking for other suitable patterns..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Market Day

Please forgive me everyone I am still a little tired, so I have just copied what I wrote on my emecountrycreations blog.  Hope you all had a great week and fantastic week end and are refreshed and ready to go for the new week.

Yeah, we got to the market on Saturday. It was very touch and go, as rain had been predicted. Woke up at 4 am, yes it was very early. Espeically after a week of early mornings. Merilee picked me up at 5.20, at the front of property and we drove on to meet Michelle, she lives about 10 minutes (as Merilee drives very fast) down the road, and yes she is my neighbour. We live a fair distance apart out here. Off we went to Mitchell for the Fire and River Festival. Mitchell is approximately 120 km from my frontage, so it took us about 1 hour to get there, they wanted a 7am set up. It was so cold, Mitchell is in a little bit of a hollow and it gets so cold. We had our coats on all day. Despite the constant fear of rain.

The day was a great one. We had a great response to our kits. Which was great we were starting to get a little worried that what we thought were a good idea, wasn't what anyone else thought. Yes we all have that fear. I also had a great response to my little felt decorations and felt hairclips, which really made my day. Met some great new people and made some new friends. Also met a lovely lady who is addicted to wool as I am, she spins and does a little felting. It was so good to find someone else out around here with similar interests. Anyway finished at 1.00 and it just started to spit as we left.

Now to start getting ready for the craft day we are having next week for a group of local ladies.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Resuming Transmission

I had to go away in a hurry at the beginning of the week for a family emergency in Brisbane.  We have a market tomorrow in Mitchell if the reported rain doesn't arrive.

Have a great weekend.
Lisa xx

Friday, September 10, 2010

Craft Kits Continued...

Please note that colours and embellishments may vary between kits

All of our kits come with everything included, making them ready to use.

Head on over to Craftumi to check out details on our kits.

Simple Felt Star Christmas Decoration

Simple Felt Star Christmas Decoration - Style 2

Felt Treat Bag

Simple Felt Needle Book

Felt Coasters - Square

Felt Coaster Kit - Flower

Small Felt Pin Cushion

Great Kits for Children

Pom Pom Spiders - Large and Small

Feather Angel

Bird Mobile

Window Dangles - available in butterflys, stars, birds and hearts

Crazy Clown

Large Fairy Princess

Crazy Clown Pencil Holder - also available in a Fairy

Rocking Birds

Foam Pen Holders (available in a Pirate, Prince, Dinosaur, Fairy)

Pink Cardboard Angels - available in Large and Small

Maronga Horse and Cow

Wibbily Wobbly Skeleton

Small Fairy Princess Puppet

Begonia Grub

If you are interested in one of our catalogue's please email me at begoniaccrafts@bigpond.com .