Sharing the love

I am getting a bit lax with my blog entries lately but my excuse is that very alarmingly over the last two days Amelia didn’t take her afternoon nap. Oh my GOODNESS I thought my world was going to crumble. Luckily it’s 1.18pm and she is fast asleep so we resume normal broadcast.
This morning there was cause for much celebration as my big order from Reprodepot Fabrics arrived. What an exciting parcel it was! I love the munki munki stuff – some of it is much heavier that I was expecting but will be really ideal for bags and cushions. Thank you so much Djerba – if anyone is wondering what Reprodepot’s customer service is like, I give it a big sparkling five stars.

Every day I check a huge amount of blogs – mostly crafty folks doing crafty things, or illustration people doing illustration things but also mums, and friends and folks who are funny and as I don’t have a blog roll at the moment I thought I would do a daily link list. These will be in no particular order but I will do five a day for as long as it takes me to get through them. Here goes:

Rainbowcake: Sweet droplets of life. Sometimes sad, sometimes joyful and always touching. Another Melbourne Mum who makes me feel like motherhood could perhaps be best captured in poetry.

Tirade: I started reading this blog because I thought it was interesting to get a little peek into the life of someone who works at Pixar, one of my dream jobs. It didn’t take me long to start enjoying Ronnie’s blog just for being able to share in his sheer enthusiam for illustration, illustrators and animators and self-publishing.

Angry Chicken: I may not be the first person to link to Amy’s blog in the last couple of weeks, but she is one of my new daily joys so if you haven’t bookmarked her already then you should now!

Waferbaby: Daniel’s baby recently turned 10. I didn’t get to send him blogiversary wishes on time, so I will share them here. Happy 10th Daniel! You have been a good online and offline pal – thank you. Here’s to another 10 years of pumping out waferbaby goodness. The web would be a sad place without the wafer corner.

Frecklewonder: I love reading Jenny’s journal. She runs her online shop Frecklewonder with such energy and passion that she is truly a rolemodel for DIY crafters everywhere. Great photos too. (Erin, Kylie and Miri: this is one of the sites I mentioned on the weekend.)

More tomorrow! Bye now.

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28 Responses

  1. I am so in love with the munki munki fabrics as well and just ordered a bunch! Though, I didn’t see the apple fabric while I was on Reprodepot – has that design already been bought out or am I missing where it is? I am so in love with that pattern!

  2. Thanks for these links! I especially like Tirade, what a dream job 🙂

  3. Wow! look at all this!! all that great munki munki (I so love those little apples).. and your beautiful new site design and your blogroll – awesome! I’ll make room in my bloglines 🙂

  4. says:

    im glad that youre doing this. i was going to email you placing a request for a links page to some of the crafty sites you visit, and so i am so glad that you are doing this on your own!
    thank you for sharing!

  5. i love your new layout!!!! =) love from singapore!

  6. Love the new spring layout! (esp the green header, its so lovely!)

  7. Drop the day sleep?? Definitely cause for alarm – those are precious crafting minutes! Love those fabrics and your redesign. 😀

  8. Oh my gosh….look at all that munki munki fabric! The day a reprodepot order arrives in the mail is a very good day, indeed. 😉 Can’t wait to see what it all turns into!

  9. Oh, how I LOVE Munki Munki fabrics! I can’t wait for the new batch to come out! I, too, was surprised that some were thicker (namely the museum fabric) as I bought the stuff to make a quilt for my girls. Can’t wait to see what you create!

  10. says:

    great new design! looking forward to exploring the links – I got some good ones from your old blogroll, so I’m sure these will be brilliant, too.

  11. says:

    Wow- I am loving your site!!! Cool fabrics and softies…thanks for the links too….I am new to this blog thing….I am from North Carolina, USA….

  12. love the new design

  13. how do you find these people ! really terrific links, thanks !!

  14. Love your new banner, Claire. It’s absolutely lovely.
    And thanks for the links!

  15. i LOVE repro depot!getting a package from them is so much fun! Love the pears. Happy sewing.

  16. Thank you thank you thank you thank you 😀

  17. I love it, I’ve been going through a big craft-blog reading phase (or not phase). I read your blog every morning I can, because I love the stuff you make. AND one of my huge weaknesses in fabric is munki munki. I bought some fabric for unborn children of mine that are more than a year away! I hope she continues to be successful, because the fabric designs are uniquely wonderful!

  18. I have been reading rainbowcake as well.
    I agree, motherhood in poetry.

    Thanks for the other links!

  19. says:

    Claire, I love the new layout. It’s so springy. You are such a talent! Thanks for sharing more crafty links.

  20. That’s good to hear that Repro Depot is so good. I just ordered a bunch of fabric from them on Sunday for use as curtains and a headboard when we remodel our bedroom over the next month or so. I wanted to have the fabric so I could compare and contrast with whatever paint color we go with. I love the photo of your haul. 🙂

  21. Hiya Lu! Been a while since I have been by! I have to go through your archives and find out about the house…did you find one? And Amelia! My goodness, they grow like weeds! OH! I am FINALLY prego myself! After 10 years we were totally suprised! Anywho, have a great week hon!

  22. loved your blog, but got caught in the memory of when my son stopped taking afternon naps. My neighbor (who was a therapist) called my new reality toddler cocktail hour and suggested a half hour video and no guilt.

  23. says:

    I saw on another blog someone received one of your adorable pears for a gift. I love how you all exchange ideas and things. it is nice to see the internet can make the world smaller as well!love all the links. here is mine
    I am just starting so there isn’t too much on there now…but it is so much fun!! can’t wait for the new softies..loved all the alice ones!

  24. Just noticed what you’re now reading–I picked that one up this summer. It looked interesting sitting on the rack in Borders. I, too, couldn’t put it down but . . . well, I would love to know what you think at the end.

  25. Oh! What yummy fabric! 😀 Thanks so much for the reads.. I read some of them already but the others are great! 😀

  26. I’m jealous that you are reading The Little Friend! It is one of those books you wish you could discover over and over again. It will give you alot to think about! Enjoy!

  27. yeah, that apple fabric is cute!! was it form reprodepot, too?

  28. This has motivated me to finally put in an order for munki munki. I must echo everyone else and exclaim over the apple fabric! I can’t find that one anywhere…