Friday, 29 October 2010


Dear All,
My website and emails are up and running again.
All orders will be processed today, Thank you for your patience and am sorry for the inconvenience.
Have a wonderful weekend and a fantastic Cup Day weekend in Melbourne! :D

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Dear All,

You may have noticed my website is down :(
I'm currently experiencing problems with my website and email. So if you've sent me an email today or have placed an order, please bear with me until all is sorted and I will return your email as soon as everything is up and running again! If you need to send me a message, please email me at or leave a comment on this post.

Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

*:: More Twinkee Keyring Kits ::*

Two more Twinkee kits has just been added to the shop. These kits will also come with silver rings and clasps so that you can create your own keyrings! :D

*:: More Twinkee Bear Keyrings ::*

A few people missed out on the last batch of Twinkee Bear keyrings made as most of you are starting your Christmas shopping early so I spent last week making more!!! Here are my latest Twinkee Bear keyrings and there are 4 to choose from, white, bright green which I'd hand dyed, yellow and bright orange. They are ready and are available from my shop.

For everyone who was interested in making your own Twinkee keyrings, don't forget, the Twinkee Keyring kits are available here! Although most of the kits with my selected colours are gone however, you can choose any mohair from my mohair page. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, they make wonderful Christmas gifts!!! Happy Twinkee making! :D

Thursday, 21 October 2010

*:: Etsy Treasury with Romiko and Wink ::*

Can you feel Christmas is all around you??? I certainly did just going down the supermarket, all the Christmas decorations are out and a sudden realization of how fast time has flown by this year..This beautiful treasury is certainly a reminder that Christmas is just around the corner and lucky Romiko and Wink are just tickled pink to be included in this lovely treasury created by bennyandstash.

It's a White Christmas wishlist with a kiss of festive red! :D

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

A new chickadee has just hatched!

Please meet my little chickadee chick "Kikki", hatched during a night of pelting rain and woke up to a light drizzle this morning. I quickly made her a headscarf to keep her dry as she's very eager to go out and play in the rain. One would have mistaken her for a duckling instead! LOL
Kikki is now looking for a new home, please visit my shop for more photos of Kikki and adoption details. It's still raining in Melbourne but it's lovely! Hope you're having a great day wherever you are :D

Monday, 11 October 2010

Sneak peek at Jenny Bear's new kimono..

Jenny Bear is pretty in pink wearing her new Spring kimono adorned with bright and colourful cherry blossoms! Bright colours are certainly in fashion after the long dreary Winter we've experienced!Here's a little sneak peek at Jenny Bear's new Spring kimono...for more photos, please visit her blog here ~

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Let's recycle!

It's gloomy today, there are signs of hail and it's pouring down with rain. I do LOVE this kind of weather and when I'm cooped up inside, there's no better time to create and I'm not talking about bears either! I've decided to make my own postage bags using recycle plastic bags...some of you may even receive them in the mail as I've packaged the little Twinkee bears in them!! :D

I do like the idea of recycling not to mention how much fun it can be!! Here I've used recycle plastic Australia post bags to create my own JLB packaging. I've also created a little tutorial if you too would like to have some fun recycling and making your own post bags! :D

Here we go....

Step 1. I've used plastic Parcel post bags from Australia post and turned them inside out. Bear in mind, the completed size of the bag will be halved. Instead of Parcel post bags, you can use ordinary shopping bags too.

Step 2. Get 2 to 3 extra shopping bags, lay them out neatly one on top of the other and cut the handles and the bottom of the bags.

Step 3. Open up the sides of the shopping bags you've just cut and lay them flat on the table, one on top of the other. Place the inside out Parcel post bag on top of the shopping bags and fold the other half on top as shown below. The Parcel post bags should be half the size of the shopping bags if not, you can use one shopping bag under and one above the parcel post bag to cover it.

Step 4. Place plastic bags in between a piece of large tissue paper or wax paper and iron. I've used tissue paper in this case. If you are using tissue paper, the tissue paper will be stuck to the plastic, if you are using wax paper, the wax paper will peel away from the plastic. This gives you different affects and outcome.

Step 5. Iron the paper over the plastic bags. You will notice the plastic will melt straight away and may be bit wrinkly but that's okay, it gives character!! :D
Go over it a few times with the iron to make sure the plastic has melted together. Do be careful not to touch the paper straight away as it is VERY HOT!! Let it cool a bit before handling further.
Important Note: I've set my iron to high and have also placed a tea towel over my iron board. Depending on your iron, you may not need such a high setting. The tea towel is to make sure I don't get any plastic on my iron board. Be careful and make sure that the tissue or wax paper is large enough to cover the plastic on both sides and that you are ironing on top of the paper and not the plastic bags as the bags will melt onto you iron and will cause a mess to your iron!

Step 6. Your ironed paper should look something like this (below)!

Step 7. Fold paper in half and use a sewing machine or hand stitch the sides together. Remember to keep on side open to put your treasures in then sew and seal. To give it a little more character, you may want to sew using different colour threads and use craft scissors and cut the ends.

So, there you have it, our little online fun craft session!! Hope you have lots of fun and let those creative juices flow!! :D

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


For everyone who was interested in making your own Twinkee keyrings, sorry to keep you waiting!! :) The new Twinkee Keyring kits are now available here! There are 9 new kits and only limited kits available for each colour. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Happy Twinkee making! :D

*:: New Twinkee Bear Keyrings ::*

I started getting the Twinkee bug again after making one for my friend. Here are my latest Twinkee Bear keyrings in what I call "gelati" colours. Yes, warm weather and sunny days are definitely on my mind!! :D There are 5 to choose from, pink, white, blue, brown and bright lime green. They are ready and are available from my shop. I will be creating some limited Twinkee complete kits and for a limited time, for each Twinkee kit purchased until the 31st of October, you will also receive a clasp and round ring with the kit to make your own Twinkee keyrings! If you already have a colour mohair in mind for your Twinkee kit, that's fine also, just drop me an email and I'll be happy to include the clasp and round ring for you too! Am off to enjoy some sunshine now...hope you have a beautiful day :D