Monday, April 1, 2013

First Clothing Sale!!

This month i'm doing something a little different - i've been having so much fun with all of my sewing that i'm going to be having my very first sale weekend on the facebook site! The theme is 'pleats and pinnies' and it's going to feature items for boys as well as girls!!!

I will be doing a giveaway on opening night - a $15 voucher to spend on any of my items on sale :D To enter, get on the facebook site and share the image above around, being sure to link it back to the facebook site!!

Watch this space for previews of what will be available on the night!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Crop-a-Thon @ SFS

Wow, i have never seen so many challenges in one place as i have over at Scrapbooking From Scratch this Easter long weekend!!! They are having an Easter Crop-a-Thon and there are 3 new challenges every day PLUS kids scrapbooking challenges too!!!

So, i thought i'd update you with all the challenges so far here in one space!! There will be more tomorrow and you have until Saturday 6th April to complete them to go in the running for a prize :D

OK, so the Good Friday Challenges are:

Colour Challenge: Green, Pink & Red
Quote Challenge: "Life is good:
Sketch Challenge:

Colour Challenge: Black, White, Aqua/Turquoise  AND one more colour of your choice
Quote Challenge: "The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." Audrey Hepburn
Sketch Challenge with bonus criteria - use mist, paint or textured medium on your background for an extra entry into the draw:

And today's challenges - Easter Sunday Chalenges:

Colour Challenge: Brown, red and blue - in any shades!!
Quote Challenge:

Today you have a choice as I cannot pick my favourite out of these A.A Milne Quotes

“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
"You don't spell feel it." - Pooh”
― A.A. Milne

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
― A.A. Milne

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
― A.A. Milne

BONUS - complete a page for each quote and go in a draw to win an ALPHA pack [includes Thickers, OA Mini Market & Glitz Mini alphas] - pages due April 6th

Sketch Challenge:

Plus, there are a couple of Bonus Challenges!!!

**Charms Creations is offering a free pack, just by recording which challenges you have done in the thread on the forum**

**Use a Charms Creations embellie and let Charm know on the forum for your chance to win a set of 3 chevron's**

**Quote: "Be yourself - everyone else is taken"**

Good luck everyone!! So much inspiration isn't it!!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

April Class Timetable

The class timetable for April is up! Here it is - if you want more details, please click on the 'classes' tab above :D

The second series of sewing classes is starting the first week of April!! Book now!!

Here's a sneak of Kit Scrap class:

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Classes

It's a little late, but the timetable for March is now up and here it is:

The sewing classes are full at this stage, but i will be starting a new series once i have enough people on the list, so if you are keen, please let me know your availability and i will put you on the list.

Here's a sneak of the stamp-a-stack class:

And here's a sneak of the Kit Scrap class:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!!

Well, my 200 likers giveaway turned into a 300 likers giveaway - WOW!!!!!! As a HUGE thanks to everyone who entered, i'd like to offer you all 20% off an orders emailed through to me by the end of the weekend :D

So, i did the draw this morning (with the help of my cute little cousin)

And the winners are:

Jenelle Smith, with a size 2 pillowslip dress & Jade Pages with size 4 shorts!!

I can't wait to start on these items :D I need the winners to contact me via email asap.

Look forward to rewarding you all with a 20% discount this weekend. Get hunting in my fabric album and decide what you would like me to make!! I'll also be uploading some corduroy for a few winter outfits over the weekend too :D 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

200 Facebook Likers Giveaway!!!

***It has been brought to my attention that the way I was running my giveaway is against Facebook policy so I have had to change it. If you have already commented on my Facebook page, you will still go on the draw, but you can earn an extra entry by commenting on this blog post too****

Well, recently my facebook page hit 200 likers, and to celebrate i'm doing a giveaway!! You have until the end of February to comment on this blog post. I'd love for you to visit the Olive Roses Creations facebook page  and like that as well if you have a chance!!

I'm giving away either a pair of shorts or a pillowslip dress - you need to tell me which you would like, what size, and what fabric - check out my fabric album on my facebook page to choose!!

If the page hits 300 likes before the end of the giveaway, i'll giveaway one of each!!! So head over to my page and now and get commenting!! Be sure to 'like' my page to increase your chance of winning!!!

I'm heading up to Mooloolabah this week with my family so unfortunately no sewing will be done for a week or so - please be patient with me as i am filling orders as quickly as i can :D

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Catalogue Time!!!

Well, it's been a bit exciting in the Stampin' Up! world this year!! We started the year with the huge clearnace racks and then the sale-a-bration promotion commenced January 22nd. Today the new seasonal catalogue is being released!! You can view it online now!!

There's so much great stuff in this new catalogue!! It's pretty hard to just choose one, but i'd say my favourite item so far is the Artisan Embellishment set!! It's such a great set if you are a scrapbooker - and matches the Artisan Patterned Papers so perfectly!!

I love it so much that this is what this month's 'Kit Scrap' classes are based on!! All of my Valentine's classes have elements of the Artisan range too :D

Keep an eye on my blog over the new few weeks for more sneaks of the new catalogue including samples that i've made!!

Remember that whenever you place an order with me right now you will get a free gift for every $100 you spend - you can choose from lots of different stamp sets, punches, patterned paper and even some of the regular range items!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Rainbow Twirl Dress

If you've been visiting my facebook page lately, you would have noticed my new favourite creation - the rainbow twirl dress!!

Isn't it amazing? Here's my (small!!) 18 month old trying it out:

I can assure you that she just LOVES it!!!

This dress is a Boo! Designs pattern which she has graciously allowed to be reproduced by small businesses :D

The torso section is elasticated (shirred, for anyone who wants to get technical!!!) and the straps are tie up straps, so it will grow with your child!!

The dress comes in 2 sizes - small (1-5) and large (4-8). It starts out ankle length and will end up knee length, for years of twirling fun!!!

Fabrics may vary from dress to dress, but it will always be a rainbow of colours. You may request it to have the red or blue end of the spectrum at the top. If you would prefer a monochromatic dress, e.g. Different shades/prints of purple this may also be requested in your order. 

Small size is $45 and large is $55. Current lead time is 3 weeks and pickup is from Springfield or I can post anywhere in Australia for $7.85. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Year, New Direction

Well, welcome to 2013!! I know i'm a couple of weeks late, but i've been trying to sort out what direction i want Olive Roses Creations to take this year!

I've decided that i will no longer be taking on any formal wear alterations as i'd like to concentrate on special orders, in particular children's clothing!! My children's clothing is now being sold at the popular facebook page "Joey's Corner", as well as the "Olive Roses Creations" facebook page :D I will still be doing basic alterations, like basic hems and zipper replacements. 

As far as classes go, i'll be concentrating on 3 main classes each month, with extras popping up when special events (like Valentine's day) come along. These three classes are:

Kit Scrap - $25 per class including all products needed to create 2 12"x12" in class, with lots of extra's to take home! Products will be from coordinating ranges in the Stampin' Up! catalogues, in particular the 'Simply Scrapin' Kits' which you can find on pages 166-168 in the main catalogue.

Here is a sneak of the February Kit Scrap class - using some of the lovely new papers and embellishments that are being released in the new seasonal catalogue on Feb 1st!!

Stamp-a-stack - $15 per class (redeemable for product on the day) including everything you need to make approx. 10 cards. The idea is that you make several of the one design so you always have cards on hand!

Here's a look at the January stamp-a-stack class - which you still have a chance to join in on because it got postponed to Thursday 31st January :D

Sew like a pro - This is a new class starting in Feb! These classes will be fortnightly and starting right from the beginning with machine sewing!! I'm very excited about these classes, as it's really such a dying skill that can be so useful to you and your family. Imagine being able to take up and let down your kids pants and get an extra season out of clothing!!! Or make something special for a friend/family member for birthdays and Christmas!!

These classes will be following the skill level of the attendees. It will start teaching basics and then lead into more complicated skills through project based classes.

Don't forget to keep an eye on the 'timetable' tab, plus some new exciting tabs will be popping up in the near future!!