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Pricing Changes post 1 July 2018

Hi Everyone, I am writing this to let you know of some changes that have happened and  that will be happening over the coming weeks.  The Australian Government, in its wisdom, have made some changes to a few things as at 1 July 2018.  The first being thaT they are charging GST to ALL items

Redlands Open Day Means online store is temporarily Disabled

Its coming to that time of the year here, where I need to temporarily shut the webstore.  I go off on adventures as a real human person, not just a typing being. And have a couple of these coming up soon! Tomorrow, I will be at the Redlands Open Day! Its such a fun day

Happy Mothers Day To all of you!!

Every Mothers Days is a big day of introspection for me, My first thought is how much I love my Mum, and how I am so happy that she is still a big part of my life. I can luckily call her when I want and talk to her.  I know not everyone is in

Happy 3rd Birthday Fiberific.com.au

And what can we do on such a celebration!! Free Post and a Fiberific Yanga the Yarn Ninja Button for every order that is placed between the 19th and 25th of March 2018 Its been a strange 3 years here, while Fiberific has been running for 6 coming up to 7 years, I started this

Fiberific Face-lift!

Hey Everyone Over the last few years my little Green Logo and yarnified solar system has been the centre point of our communication and advertising, as a good logo should. Due to many things, not least of all how difficult it is to print, I have decided an overhaul of the Fiberific Logo was needed.

FREE SHIPPING UPGRADE TO EXPRESS

ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BETWEEN the 18th and 23rd of December 12noon Brisbane time, using trackable $8.50 post will automatically get a FREE EXPRESS POST upgrade on all instock items!!!

Knee Surgery, means no driving

So tomorrow is they day… December 1.  I am going in for some minor knee surgery, which unfortunately means no driving for about a week.   I will be reliant on family to drop me into the office to pack orders… I am sorry to say, I can’t see me posting every day for about a

Majacrafts 21st Year Anniversary Deals

Majacraft and the Poads are celebrating their 21st Anniversary!  And do they know how to party? Absolutely!!!! Majacraft are offering a Special Gift with every Majacraft Spinning Wheel order made between 20 Sept to 20 Dec 2017 With your wheel purchase you will receive: With all wheels (except the Aura) The brand new Majacraft Niddy Noddy: 2 Special

Important Information about order postage!!

HI Everyone! A website/shipping notice for the next few days!!! Due to travel interstate and #Vidconaustralia Any orders received after 11am on Wednesday 6th September, will not be posted until Wednesday 13th of September. The website and carts will be open, and orders accepted, there will just be a delay in postage. Thank you for your Understanding

Shipping Internationally !!

So, I have been asked a lot if I ship internationally the short answer is YES! When I built this site, I didn’t really think out the whole international thing, and the API for Auspost on the whole woocommerce thing is not great, so I can do it manually. If you are in a country

Post Bendigo, sickness and delays.

I am not sure if you caught my little live streams that I did while I was at the Australian Sheep and Wool show, it was cold on the Sunday, and I was being very naughty, I had a lot of fun at Bendigo, It was wonderful meeting so many of you! Putting real human

Bendigo Pick up Shipping option Enabled!

Order Now, Pick up at Bendigo!!!! Guess what! Bendigo is nearly upon us! *Small fluttering of the heart* I have created a shipping option for those of you wanting to make sure you don’t miss out on or don’t forget something you REALLY WANT at Bendigo.  This is only for instock items only!  Make sure

War of the Gauges!

Fiberific Ep # 57 I answer the question, Why don’t all knitting needle and crochet hook gauges work for all Crochet hooks? I talk hook construction, anatomy of a hook, and the different types of hook and needle gauges, and finally what I think about this whole debate, and which one to buy! To continue

Why are the yarn standards, not actually standardised?

Find out what I think about this and some other things in this weeks video, on Yarn standards, and why I don’t think they have any… click the pic to go to the video 😉  

I am currently trying to fix the surface mail post option

Hi guys, I am aware of the issue with the $3 flat rate postage.  If you choose the $8 untracked option, and your order can fit into the $3 option, I will refund the $5 straight back to your paypal account. I am sorry for the confusion Chantelle.

New Postage Option & Instagram Winner Announced!

Hi everyone!!! I am currently trialing an option for $3 surface mail no tracking for small items like knitting needles and crochet hooks.  By choosing this option you accept that this item cannot be traced and if lost by Australia Post, Fiberific! is not responsible for replacing your order. So while the option is there,

500 Followers on Instagram Giveaway!!!

Wow! We hit 500 followers on Instagram!!! As a thank you I would love to send a hank of Sunflower Sock yarn, Chiaogoo 9″ (23cm) 2.5mm circular and 4 size small blinglets to one lucky person. To be in with a chance just make sure you follow Fiberific! on Instagram ( www.instagram.com/fiberific ) and comment

2017 Here I come!!!

2017 is a going to be a year of new beginnings. I plan on leaving the Casa De Fiberific on more occasions! So first Cab off the Rank is Caffeinated Crafters.  I realised that one of the big reasons I don’t go out is there is nowhere sort of local to me that has a

Christmas Shut Down!

Hi Guys! Well Christmas is upon us again! The webstore be closed from December 24th 2016 at Midday until January 20 2017. There will still be some YouTube videos, facebook posts and tweets and insta’s going on and even a few Live chats too! This year has been a year of major change for Fiberific! with the

The week that was.. not even over yet

Well this week has been full of fun and chaos! Trying to keep focused on your fibery job when it has been over 30 degrees C everyday is hard! Monday, I used the random generator thingy to choose the 2 winners for the wonderful Daenerys Shawl kits, The Daenerys shawl is one of those wonderful

First Step towards the Horizon

  That sounds dramatic doesn’t it.. too much? Maybe.. but then I am a bit of a drama llama.  Over the coming months there will be some changes happening at Fiberific!, nothing bad, nothing too scary, at least for you guys.. But the first thing is, I will be increasing my YouTube uploads to twice

Hold onto your Crew Necks!!

Or whatever neckline is your pet peeve!!! Do you love a shirt, but just hate to wear it.. It doesn’t sit right, the neck is ugh…the sleeves are short…or long… well I felt this way about My Spiderman Muscle Tee.. I loved the motif.. the grey shirt.. but not the neck or the sleeves… want

Crochet Stitch Conversion Chart

Sometimes its hard to remember what crochet language we are reading.. this chart can help.. print it out… I made it for you!   Crochet Stitch Conversions Chart

Not going to Plan

Hi everyone… You remember how I planned to close the carts just to the items I was taking to the Craft and Quilt Fair this week.. well.. I can’t do it. I am very sad about this.. and it means that while you all can have a look at what there is… I will need

What is going on!!!

  Oh so nice of you to ask…snerk… Next week I will have my first ever stall at the Craft and Quilt Fair at Southbank (in Brisbane) It runs from October 5 to October 9! I will be at stall J06! You should absolutely come and say Hi! Now while I am out living life

What tools do you use? Or recommend for beginners?

Todays video is all about what tools to avoid when you are a noob, or just beginning or teaching beginners… Don’t forget to Subscribe so you don’t miss any videos, and may get picked for a present! Fiberific Ep # 23 Lets Chat: Tools for Noobs

And the Winners Are……

1st Prize – Happy together shawl, hand knit and beaded be Moi. Leonie Tewienk 2nd Prize – $100 worth of Fiberific Goodies Margaret Pezzutti 3rd Prize – $50 worth of Fiberific Goodies Laura Tangey Congratulations to the Winners!!!!!

Mapleton Camp 29th to 31st July, I am going are you?

Hey Guys, Get your forms in! I am booked into camp, bringing my little shop and also running a mini workshop! Are you thinking of coming, you should, its totally fun!! No cooking, just sitting spinning (insert weekend craft of your choice) for the whole weekend.. Heaps of laughter and show and tell! I love

How I use Fibre Scour

Hey guys,  I thought I would show you how I use the Tantech Fibre Scour Product when cleaning wool and mohair!  Happy Watching and Happy Spinning!!!!

Ahem, I may have another….

So This week in the Stuff I love video, I talked about a super stretchy cast on… Well this is the video that shows you the cast on.  I am hooked on it! So Easy, SO stretchy and so Cute.. Now to find a matching Cast Off!  

Stuff I LOVE!!!

I wanted to start a new Be Positive on the Internet thing… so I am doing a Stuff I love video at the end of each Month!    

Its Tuesday! and Tuesday means a new Video!!!

For the last month or so I have put up a new video every Tuesday… mostly. My goal is to keep this going!! If you have any tips or ideas on what you would like me to talk about or show, tell me in the comments!

YouTube Content

Hi Everyone! Fiberific! has uploaded its first Unboxing video. I had a Chiaogoo Order Arrive and thought surely I can’t be the only one who gets excited about new things. So I made a video! All the new stock is up on the website and can be ordered now.  I will also be posting out the

Keep an Eye on the Sale! Tab

For sale items check out https://fiberific.com.au/product-category/sale/  Please note, there are limited sizes and quantities. Future orders will be at the full price. I am slowly catching up on adding stock and dyeing yarn! Things are going a bit slower than planned as I spent a few days doing Easter Stuff with the Family then, last couple

New ChiaoGoo Goodies!!!

The Wonderful ChiaoGoo interchangeables are expanding!! Not only are there Large and Small, but there will very soon be Mini’!!! Coming up for release in March will be 5″ Tip Sizes 1.5mm,1.75mm 2mm 2.25mm and 2.5mm along with Mini cables in 35cm, 55cm, 75cm. These new tips will fit into the spare slots in your existing

Happy New Years!! Kicking in 2016!!

2015 was such a big year for Fiberific!, one of the things I am most happy about was letting loose on the internet with this website.  It has had many challenges, and such a HUUUUGE learning curve, but I have enjoyed mostly all of it… 2016 is going to bring about some changes, big and

2 things this week

Well I am sure there will end up being more than 2 things!! Firstly! Abbie has allowed production on her colourway Donut Sprinkles!  We are super excited, the first orders have started coming in, dyeing starts tomorrow!!  https://fiberific.com.au/product/abbies-donut-sprinkles/ Secondly, Fiberific Spin-in is happening this Saturday!! I am tidy tiding here.. A fluff explosion may have happened

Spindling Silk Noil & Silk Noil Special!!

There has been some chatter of late about Silk Noil and support spindling, I had not thought to put the 2 together.  So then I did!   What happened next shocks even me! Rather that just write about it, I decided to FILM IT!!! What was I thinking! LOL.. I am all for spur of

Birthday Week

Well this week is Fiberific’s 3rd Birthday! I know it is so hard to believe! I have been planning all the fun we are going to have on Saturday for our Spin in Being held at my home.  Details are on the Facebook Group! Birthday Event.  In celebration I will be giving away a hamper

Website Carts are now Open!

Let the Snaffling Begin! ———————————————————— I have been on a crazy journey to Bendigo and Back again.. I do this at record speed, at least my record speed. 2 days down, 4 days in Bendigo 3 days up. (I need more rest breaks on the way home) Bendigo Sheep and wool show is a maelstrom

On my way to Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show

Hey Everyone, Just a super quick note! I have disabled purchases on my site temporarily, you can still look you just can’t buy. I would hate to have a mix up and sell what you have ordered while being away. I will be updating my blog a couple of times while I am away, with

Wow, from one week to the next

Sitting here, trying to fix the shamozzle that is the postage for the website, and I have come to a realisation. I just can’t have everything I want. The plugin that gave me everything, didn’t work, so really it gave me nothing.  The new plugin that I thought would work and give me everything… works,

Qld Spinners Open Day This Sunday 24 May 2015

Qld Spinners Open Day is this Sunday!! I am madly organising all my goodies for my stall. I have just been informed that my Beginner Crochet Class is nearly full! Which is super exciting!!! The webstore will be closed on Sunday. Its going to be so much FUN!!!

Trying to get the Hang of things

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”19″ size_format=”px”]What a week! To be honest it does feel longer! But 1 week ago fiberific.com.au went live.. I have been learning lots of new things about online ordering, and what can happen when your postage calculator glitches!! I am sorry about this, most things should charge satchel prices now, if your items

Postage Glitches

Hi Guys, look at this 2 posts in a week!! Fiberific! Record!! So this whole website thing is new to me! I am having some major postage glitches! If you are wanting to buy something then postage is MENTAL (outside of the exorbitant Australia Post Charges) know this.. I will refund the difference to get

We are Open!

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”26″ size_format=”px” color=”#c0b7f0″]New Site, New online store and NEW BLOG![/typography] [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”19″ size_format=”px” color=”#7f8c94″]Well I am hoping more than ever that I will be better at updating this one, than the old one… Wishful thinking? Maybe… So welcome to the new online home of Fiberific! Now this whole website thing is a

Keep your eyes Peeled!

Hi Guys, Lots and lots going on here!! Please keep your eyes peeled, a big announcement is coming!

Mothers Day Is Coming!!

Mothers Day is nearly here!!! While I love the idea of having special day to celebrate our Mum’s, I think it should also be a special day to think about all the special Ladies in our lives, Our bestest friends, our confidantes, Our Aunties, our Partners.  Just because a woman may not have had a

Camp Changes for this year!

Hi Everyone!  Due to some family stuff, I won’t be able to attend Camp Pialba this year.  I am really going to miss it! It is a fantastic camp!! The next event I will be at is the Queensland Spinners Open Day on May 25th, 12 Payne St, Auchenflower. Events I will be at!! Maroon

New Things A Comin!

So many things happening here in Fiberific! Land, camps for 2014 have started back up, I had a fantastic time hanging out at the 40th Anniversary celebrations Camp for Warwick Spinners and weavers.  What a great bunch of people!! I am getting all geared up for the Bornhoffen camp, dye pots are bubblin’ skein winding

Bye Bye 2013

It is well and truly the end of 2013, what an amazing year.  I have met many many amazing people and have even made a lot of new friends online too.  I do count online people I chat to as friends.  We read about each others lives, and instant message and chat online.  Sometimes I

28 Days to Christmas!!!!!

I thought, oh I will have a look at one of those day counters to see how many days til Christmas, to say I was surprised that it was 28 days,is a slight understatement. With end of year things happening at DD’s school, Christmas knitting and organised the Yule tide Feast for the fam, I

Majacraft Madness, I have it!!

I have been working behind the scenes, and can now officially state that Fiberific! is the Queensland Majacraft Dealer!!!  Yay!!  It has been a long road but we are here! I am planning out my first order lots of drive bands and hand combs and other fun bits and bobs, but also 2 new wheels

Procrastablogging

Procrastablogging, you know when you should be doing something else but blog instead.  I should be doing some loads of washing and tidying the house up, but I don’t wanna.  I will tell you all about my inner brain tanty instead. I have been having a great day, heaps of dying colour tests, and patting

Busy Fun, Busy Fun!!

I can’t believe how much fun and how super busy I have been over the last couple of months… I see my alert that I have set to remind me to write up a blog, and then I think, yep, I have heaps of things to talk about, I will write it up after I

Having too much fun

Is that even possible? I don’t know, but I am so busy busy, that it is exciting!  I am getting all geared up, I am off to the Qld Spinners and Weavers Camp on Friday, this is my group, I love these people, it has been so long since I have had time just to

New Things… So Many new things!!!

I have been bustling about at Spinners Camps, finding new fun things for us to play with, and getting ready for the Bendigo Sheep and wool Show happening Friday 19th through to Sunday 21st of July 2013.  It will be my first show, so please come say Hi! I have been meeting some amazing people

And time keeps marching on!

I am not going to dwell on how long it has been since my last blog… I plan to be a better blogger. I have been having so much fun going to Spinning Camps and retreats, and while I do have my shop there, I also get to shop, at the Gold Coast Spinners Camp

Making up for Lost time.

It seems that sometimes life is a race. Or more correctly a series of races, some that happen one after another some that happen all at once, sometimes you don’t even realise that you are racing.  Until you look back and realise all that you have done.  Well that is what the last few months

What an amazing camp!

Hi everyone, so sorry for the complete non events that have been the last months blogs.. if you are looking for info and can’t find it here, try my facebook page, I post very regularly and you can message me and ask questions.  I have been trying to get all the blog photo’s up there

EXCITEMENT!!!!!

As you can see I am a little excited!  At the last minute I was informed that there was room for me at the Warwick Spinner and Weavers Group Annual Camp! I love camps! And I will be taking my shop with lots of Goodies! 8th to 10th March 2013. Also the Amazing Charly of

Only a few more days to go!!

Well we are on the downward run for back to school!!! DD is really Looking forward to catching up with everyone, a bit nervous about having a new teacher, but I think that is par for the course! I have been busily making lots of stitch markers this week.  The wonderful IxchelBunny is off to

It is nearly time to go back…

In this part of the world, school kids are on their 6-8 weeks (depends on school) Summer/Christmas Holidays.  It is nearly time to go back to school. DD is quite confused on how she feels about this, one minute she is as excited as she can be to see her friends and play etc and

And Christmas is OVER…..sad…

I love Christmas time and now it is done for another year….. Everyone is slowly going back to work.. kids will be back to school in a few weeks and it will be back to the same routines again… but not for me… I have decided that I am going to change things up just

4 More Sleeps Til Christmas!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!!! Now for those of your in another part of the world, no snow….no cold….eggnog not a big thing… we don’t need things to keep us warm it is SUMMER!! We have icy cold drinks… and kids running around under hoses eating zooper dupers! (um ice blocks).  But we still have kids

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas….Aussie Style at least

Abbie was queen of the Tree this year, all decorations chosen by her! Don’t you think she did a great job.. She is keen for some pressies to go under the tree, I wonder why that would be! Christmas is nearly here! And I am excited! I love this time of year, the sun is

There and Back again….Not a Hobbits story.

What a day, what a wonderful day.  I had a little sleep in until about 7.30ish….. believe me with our little person, that is a sleep in of sorts… Then up and off for a road trip! We went to Jenny King Designs… about 1 hr and 45 mins from our place, it was raining

New Arrivals!!

There are a couple of new arrivals here at Fiberific! It is all very exciting.  I was hoping to have them in time for the Queensland Spinners Chrismtas Fair.  I had a lot of fun at the Christmas fair.  Chatted to heaps of people about spinning and ixchel fibres!! The event organiser was running about

I am LATE

I know I am sorry.  I have no real excuses, I have been a bit under the weather and completely forgot… I was even reminded yesterday and still forgot to do it! I hope you can forgive me! So On with the week! Earlier this week I made it into the new studio of Biggan

This week is done…..

Since the last time we chatted, I have been to Highfields Spinners and Weavers camp and also been down to  do a talk and demo with the Gold Coast Spinners.  I have dyed A LOT of mohair and now Abbie is obsessed with mohair as much as I am, she is always on my case

One More Sleep!

Thats right one ONE more sleep until I head on up to the Highfields Spinners Camp! I am sooooo looking forward to it!  I have heard so many nice things about the Highfields spinners and I can’t wait to meet them all! Trying to keep my excitement under control has been hard but working on

The Lead Up!

Only 1 week til the Highfield spinners camp!  And I am really excited!  Look at my over use of exclamations!!!!!!! see…excited!! I have been a busy busy bee getting everything ready and working out how to display it all so it looks pretty. And I realised that over the last few weeks, I have been

Having a Good Time!

Now firstly I want to say that I am very sorry for forgetting to blog last week!  I was off at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair.  I really thought that I would be able to fit in a bit of a chinwag and let you know how much fun I was having….. but my

News Just In

I know that this is a little out of the Ordinary, a Friday Night blog.  But I have some news that I just had to share. Fiberific will be at the Craft and Quilt show, I will be hanging out with the gorgeous gals from Jenny King Designs!  So if you would like to have

Introducing the SpinOlution Hopper!

Well this week has been awesome and Crazy! I like these kinds of weeks, where its Thursday before you know it!  And that could possible be why the blog is so late today.  I am very sorry, but I have been playing. The newest member of the Fiberific Family arrived this week, the SpinOlution Hopper!

Growing and stuff….

Last weekend was huge here in the Fiberific Household and Garden.  We set up whole new beds with new soil and mulch, planted goodness knows how many seeds into seed raising trays, we also made some mounds for Moon and Stars watermelons, Cream of saskatchewan watermelon and Ananas Rockmelon.  I have not grown melon’s before

They’re Here!

You know how I have been talking about things in the Pipeline…gurgle gurgle and promises of impending Announcements……Welll….. I am finally able to announce That I am now officially A herb Gardener…look I planted herbs!! oh OK you got me….while I am a herb gardener it is not the big news. The big news is… I am now

The blog you write when you realise you forgot to blog!!

Wow, so even after three reminders, I still nearly forgot to blog! Now in my defence, I am trying to organise our very first family camping trip.  So I have come in from packing the car, sitting having a cuppa break! This week has been really busy, DD7 is on school holidays so we have

Spring Cleaning!

I am not a Spring Cleaning kind of person, but Spring Re-organisation, I can do! I took some measurements of my work room, drew out a schematic fairly close to scale and then sat on the Ikea website to work out what I wanted, I then drew out the footprints of the pieces I wanted

Knit Knit Knit… shop.

This week has been full of much knitting and crocheting. Trying desperately to finish Dh’s jumper in time for fathers day turned into a HUGE fail.  I came across a missing element in the pattern, only to find out the jumper version, did not have set in sleeves, but drop shoulders AAARRRGGGHHHHH rip rip rip

Georgie the Fiber eating dog!

I don’t know if any of you have spotted this site popping up around the place.http://dog-shaming.com/ all I can say about this site is do not have any food or drink while looking, you will end up with a dirty screen or choking. You  maybe wondering why I am talking about a dog shaming site… well

New Toy!

I was going to have a little story here, but decided to just go with….LOOK AT MY NEW TOY!!! I was a very lucky girl and got these babies for my birthday, from my husband and daughter…. for some reason husband has been VERY nice….. I don’t think  it has anything to do with the

This blog is powered by

This blog is powered by Tasty tasty wine. So this week has felt so busy but when I sit down and start jotting out what I would like to write about, there isn’t all that much. My family and I had a very long weekend away to a gorgeous place called Noosaville, google it, you

What a week!  It has been a week of new things and Parcels! On Saturday I managed to make it to my local spinning guild,  I picked up a new dye colour, a gorgeous blue, which I think I might use to dye some grey corriedale fleece that I have.  I also got to hire

Aha! You thought you weren’t going to see me for 3 MONTHS

Well as I promised I set myself a WRITE BLOG reminder…it seems to have worked! I know it is SHOCKING!!! Well now that we are here together, do you want to see what I am currently working on? My Ravellenic Projects for the London 2012 Olympics are…. drum roll please 1.  In the Shawl Sailing

It is official…. I am the worst blogger EVER!!

I have been having so much fun and doing awesome things that I completely forgot to share… I am going to whiz over the last couple of months… Decided to go on a cruise to Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila! Yay!!  and before I knew it 10 weeks later it was time to leave! With

Where or where has this year gone!

The last few months have been CRAZY, but Crazy Fun, so much to share!  I can’t believe that we are headlong into May already, where has this year gone!! Well I don’t really have any order, but I have been crocheting and knitting pretty well non Stop and loving every minute of it! Hmm Yesterday

Ummm, Is it bad that I completely forgot to blog?

It is?………….oh fiddlesticks! Well I have good excuses, well….I think they are good.  My little person only went back to School this week, which for me was Wonderful, I think she is happy to be back too.  I have been trying to keep her occupied for the last 8 weeks thats right 8 weeks holidays,

The UFO’s are taking Over

Arrrgggghhhhhh!!! I have working on lots of bits and bobs of late, and keep back burnering all my personal projects.  My excuse and I am sticking to it.  Nothing what so ever to do with the fact that I get new yarn and absolutely MUST cast on or start crocheting! I feel that I must

2012……what happened to 2011!!!!!!!

Wow, it has been one of ‘those’ years, that just disappear, well that is not fair!  My life since we last chatted has been a bit mental. I crashed the Friday Girls Christmas lunch at Jenny King Designs, and then all of us Jenny King workers had our own Chrstmas get together, a gorgeous dinner across

Oh What a Month and we are only a week in!!

I have much excitement to share!!!  I bought a dress that is right a dress and matching shoes, and what pray tell is the reason for this unusual event.  My DH’s work Christmas party, it is themed Carnival, I can’t pull of a trapeze artist or one of those chics that stand on the horses.  I am

Oh Noes Not Again!!!

It has yet again been nearly a fortnight between posts, Can someone please remind me that I want to do this weekly!!! Hey Chantelle, write a weekly blog why don’tcha!  I don’t know if it is because I have been UBER busy or if I am UBER slack!  I am going with busy! I am

Mental Week

no really, has it been 2 weeks, I am such a baaad person.. I completely did not realise that I had not popped a post up for last week.  And so much has been happening!!! Well lets start out with Miss Megs.  Miss Megs and I went to school together oh so many years ago,

Those Days

You know those days when you want to throw your mobile phone on the ground and stomp on it.  I am having one of those days.  Luckily for me it has not been one of those weeks.  I have been hitting the WIP pile and have finished off 2 projects, and nearly finished a third,

Incidental Excercise

Who says crafting is a sedentary past time!! Not me, at least not today. Hello Knitercise.  I know sounds a little ummm different doesn’t it.  Well if you stand in front of your knitting machine, feet spread so that you are at a better height for the machine, then 2 hands on the carriage push left

Back to School Tomorrow!

I have loved having the little person home, and she has been having a great holiday, we did lots of stuff, but I think it is good that it is back to school tomozipan.  One thing that we did, that was completely unexpected was a knitting lesson, the little person is 6 and last time

Cables and Lace Throw Workshop

We had the Crochet and Cables Workshop with Lindel, Flossy and Colleen..  I had such a great time!  We looked at how to crochet cables and lace which was a lot of fun. The ladies worked really hard to learn the new techniques, but I think that they had a good time.  By the end

Mooloolaba Shells, We all need one!

Earlier this year while on our family holiday I made myself a Mooloolaba Shells Top designed by the ever talented Jenny King from Jenny King Designs.  It is the BEST thing I think that I have made for myself I wear it alot, so much that I have now started another one in a dark

Busy Busy Busy

Well I am hooking up a storm, working on some pretties. Just need to sew up the arms and shoulders on a Kauni Cardigan, I am making it in the most beautiful yarn, called Autumn wind, you have to try to get your hands onto some even just to pat it!I started a lesson with

Welcome Yarncraftgallery readers

I know it has been a long time between posts, but I have been very very busy, setting up Fiberific! So I am moving blogs so please change you links to www.fiberific.blogspot.com I have been very busy teaching lots of lovely people Knitting and crochet, come check out Fiberific! for times details and even some

Fibreific Is Up and Running!!

Well hello there, this is the first of what I hope to  be many posts, keep us all updated on what is happening here at Fibertific. Fiberific is a fun word isn’t it? Fiberific….FIBERIFIC!! Thats it keep on saying it!   We love fibres and everything that can be done with them spinning, dyeing, knitting,

I feel like a crocheting Energiser Bunny

I just keep going and going and going, but it feels like I have finished nothing, and that is because I haven’t finished anything since the discovery socks. On the hook right now, is the Cables and Lace throw, I am finishing off the final few squares and crocheting it together, I am very happy

My Discovery Socks

Discovery socks? These are from “Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Kniters“by Cat Bordhi. I have made the discovery socks which means I now have a template that I can use to make me the perfect fit socks for my size 7 wide feet. I love them so much they are very comfy and while I

Socks Are DONE!!

This is one thing to tick of my must do list. Completed, ends tied in, ready to wash and wear. DH seems happy with, I think he is just glad that there are 2 of them. Like lots of other people, it is easy to not want to get the 2nd sock done. As these

My Crafting Goals so far….

I have a few wips (works in progress) on the needles and hooks. So my crafting goals mostly are to do with clearing out the old, so I can come in with the New! 1. Finish the Cable and Lace Throw, for my Crochet Workshop in April. If you are interested in coming to the

Well who has been a blog slacker….. That would be ME!

Well, it is amazing what gets “not done” when DD5 is home on school holidays. And it feels like pretty much nothing has been done. So I am sitting in the quiet of my home, DD5 having a little nap (very unusual for her) and realised that it has been too long since my last

Pretty as a Princess Finished!!

As you can see, I changed a couple of the colour choices as I went, dropped the dark purple and added a lovely blue. I made this using www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au cotton 4 ply and a 3.75mm hook. I loved making this and hope that Abbie wears it, as I would love to make more.

Pretty As A Princess

I am using the Jenny King Pattern Pretty as a Princess, this pattern is awesome value, it has sizes for girls aged 2-14 years old and 4 different styles of edges. I am using the pattern for age 6-7 year old. With the bobble edging. So all pieces made, ready to assemble. Oh pattern is

The Mystery Round Pillow

I still have a couple of tops and things of that sort to pop up here. I am waiting on a yarn order, I am designing a new blanket for a workshop in April at QSW&FA. More details are coming. But instead of not starting anything new, I am gonna have a look at the

Derek Bag

Derek bag was made as a swap gift. The pattern is available from ravelry.com.

Surprise Jacket for Baby

Surprise Jacket for Baby, was made as a gift for one of my daughters friends newborn little brother. I used Jenny Kings pattern, which is available from Ravelry.com or jennykingdesigns.com. I used Bendigo woollen mills 100% wool.

Phoebe Jane Vest

I have now made 3 Phoebe Jane vests, 2 as commissions and 1 for me. I realised I only have photo’s of this one. I used 100% Dk from Spotlight and 4.5mm hook. This pattern is available for $6.99USD either from Ravelry.com or Jennykingdesigns.com

Harlequin Shawl

The Harlequin Shawl pattern was so lovely to use, the Kauni Rainbow came up beautifully, I am very happy with this one! I will work on getting a photo with it not in blocking wires.

Inca Jacket

Inca Jacket, designed by Jenny King I love this top, used New Zealand Wool Te Awa Wool 14ply and a 12mm Hook. I worked this up in 3 days.

Seraphina Shawl

Seraphina Shawl came from the mind of Doni . I made this one for my mum, 100% Australian wool from Bendigo woollen mills. This one took some time but was so very worth it.

Love Me Mary Janes

These beauties where made as a pattern test for Theresa Grant I used sockweight yarn that I had dyed using food colouring. Love the marled effect of the dye, These Love me Mary Janes, still get popped on little feet to run about the house in.

Soft Serve

Doris Chan Soft Serve is published in her book Everyday Crochet. I made 1 small change for my Soft Serve, I do not like ties, so I left them off. I love how you many sizes are available for Doris’ patterns, makes them available to nearly everyone!

All Shawl

Doris Chan has many wonderful patterns and is also very generous, she has made the All Shawl a free download. My Silver All shawl was made with a few modifications, mostly becuase I ran out of yarn, it made a lovely shoulder wrap for my friend who it went home with. My little model was

Pastel Rainbow Teacosy

This teacosy was created due to necessity, I had no teacosy to keep the tea….cosy…. If you are interested in this pattern please let me know. I used Spotlight Harmony and 4mm hook.

Wineberry Meret

My lovely model has on a handknit pattern from Woolie Wormhead ‘Meret’. It is a free pattern, it was so lovely to make, this one was made for the Pink Table at the QSW&FA Open day in 2009. I used Bendigo woollen mills Rustic in the colour Wineberry. Hence Wineberry Meret.

Cerric The Horse

Cerric the Horse is a pattern test for Inner Child Crochet using the Sweet Little Horse Pattern. This pattern is available for purchase. My Daughter loves her horse, and named him Cerric, I have no knowledge where she got the idea from, but it seems to suit him, don’t you think? I used Lion Brand

Diamond Hat

I made this Diamond ridge hat for my Mum for her birthday. I used Diamond Ridges by Kristy Ashmore. And 100% Australian wool from Bendigo woollen Mills.

Knotty Pines Scarf

The Knotty Pines scarf was made as a pattern test for Rachel van der Hoek, it has gorgeous texture and the pattern had excellent photo tutorial. Loved making this and will make another one soon. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease and a 4.50mm hook.

L’il Red Bag

I was given a copy of Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton as a Birthday present from my best friend, this little bag is the first thing I made out of it, another handy resource to have.

Purple Round Ripple

The first week of December 2006 I finally decided on what I was going to do for my mum for Christmas, a Round Ripple Afghan. I knew it was a herculean task when I decided to do it, but somehow I managed to make a queen sized Purple Round Ripple afghan in 3 weeks. Lets

Rainbow Cardi

I made the Rainbow Cardi using an old baby pattern, I used a much thicker yarn, and larger hook to get it to fit my then 2 year old. She is now 5 and it still fits as a little bolero.

Piggy Beanie

The Piggy Beanie was made for my new nephew, I bought the pattern from Crochetroo’s Etsy Shop. It was a lot of fun to make and really how cute is it!! I used Spotlight Acrylic and 4.5mm hook

Solomons Knots wrap

I made this wrap of Solomons Knots or Lover Knots for My Mum. Purple is her favourite colour in the whole wide world, so I made it in some Purpley Grey (can’t see much purple here, but it really was there) mohair acrylic.

Peonie Duffle Bag

The Peonie Duffle Bag is based on the pattern designed by C L Halvorson. I did make a fairly major change, instead of using the Daisy square pattern, I went with the Peonie pattern, which I found in 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. I find Jan Eatons instructions to be really clear and very

Bunny in a Dress

Bunny in a Dress was made at my daughters request, bunny now has a couple of dresses, all the same, but using different colours and different buttons. The pattern for Bunny in a dress is found in Mr Funky’s Super Crochet Wonderful, by Narumi Ogawa

The Stylin’ Tote Bag

The Stylin’ Tote BagCrocheted as a pattern test for Cathy Phillips of Caps CrochetMade of Lion Brand Cotton Solid. I really enjoyed making this bag.

The first of Many

I am a prolific crocheter. There I have said it. I love to crochet, knit, spin and dye, I have found that short of giving people a link to my flikr account or get people to join Ravelry.com (which I think anyone and everyone who likes yarn craft should do) I had no way of