Monday, 28 January 2013

Crafty Necklace by An Astrid Endeavor

I am always on the look out for something crafty and unique. 

I love to support crafters that work hard at designing their own unique style.

I came across this Etsy shop in my travels. How gorgeous! Yes?

An Astrid Endeavor has many unique handmade pieces, unlike several other Etsy shops that I stumbled across that are currently selling chinese knock offs ...

Friday, 18 January 2013

Are these a bit too crafty for my feet?

The lovely people at Campers tempted me with these sewing measuring tape strappy sandals. 

Question is, should I use a black texta and fill in the notches and numbers? 

What do you think?

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

I'm a 2012 Favorite on FaveQuilts

I am rather excited by this award! My Sixteen Patch Baby Quilt Tutorial has received a lot of traffic over the last year and have sent me an award *gush*

I am one of 100 popular "free" quilt patterns on their site and they have listed them all on a handy page.

I do find it humorous, that although I had some days with 400+ hits on this page on my blog, not one comment! What has changed is that rather than comments, people would Pin the page onto Pinterest and comment there!

So if you have made this quilt, I would love to hear from you (really I would).

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Great minds think alike!

The post christmas, new year frenzie has left me with a gap in my day. What else is there to do than Pinterest!

I found that someone had made the advent calendar idea that I blogged about back in October. I don't profess to own this idea, but I was very excited to see what the finished product looks like.

How cool does this look? Chiara has also written a brief tutorial on how she did it, including buying the die cut numbers and circles from etsy.

It looks great!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Embracing 2013 with a new kitten

I have moved through 2012 so fast last year, I have hardly had time to catch my breath.

I look forward to connecting with myself in again in 2013. I've been re-thinking the direction of Konstant Kaos and what I want to achieve in this space and I have lots of exciting ideas.

2013 will be a year of stability for the family. Nicholas is starting to talk a lot better since his ear operation and since we removed his dummy a week ago, he has vocalisation has started to develop a lot more.

The arrival of another furry freeloader "Mishka" into our household has brought out behaviours in my 2 year old that I could not anticipate. So here are some cute kitten pictures to make you smile, a very vocal and adventurous 14 week old female Russian Blue.

The quintessential Russian Blue picture ...

Gazing into the distance

Rolling around on the carpet, sun-seeking. She is an Obanya Russian Blue, re-housed from a couple who got her two weeks ago but needed to find a home for her quickly because of changing personal circumstances.

Both Vladamir and Natasha are keeping her in check. Vladdy doesn't really care much about another cat, but Natasha is hell bent on showing her who "top cat" is.

We didn't end 2012 wanting another cat, but I saw the add on gumtree and felt that the family (and Nicholas) would benefit.

Happy New Year!!!