Tuesday, December 29, 2009

End of Year Sale

10% off everything from now until the end of 2009!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stocking tonight - Friday 18th 8pm

Nearly all of the December stocking is up and previewing so it will be going live tonight at 8pm Sydney (daylight savings) time.

There are lots of supersoft yarns in this stocking.

Cottons, bamboo, soysilk, bamboo/silk, organic merino and supersoft merino tops.
Included are a couple of natural dyed yarns.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Strawberry Handspun

Latest handspun from this week. 70% merino 30% silk.
Lovely and soft!!!

Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler- December Box

These are the samples I got in this months Ewe Beaut Fibre Sample box.

Simply stunning! And I really have to try some of the merino/carbon fibre from Ecoyarns it's so soft and stunning.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December Stocking

I've been doing a load of dyeing over the last month and finally going to get some of it up in the store.

There are lots of super soft scrummy yarns. Cotton, merino, organic merino, bamboo, soysilk, silk/bamboo, BWM Luxury.
This month it's all been about what yarns I found completely the softest most lovely yarns I can find.
The cool versatility of the cottons; the soft, cool sheen of the bamboos.

And there are a couple of my favourite natural dyed yarns.
My natural dyed yarns are dyed using all natural products; plant based eg logwood, food/spice based eg turmeric, insect based eg. cochineal, along with natural mordants eg alum where necessary.

So a quick preview and will hopefully list it all this week with a planned stocking for Friday or the weekend, watch this space.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

25% off tonight

A massive 25% off for 2.5 hours tonight!!!
All hand dyed yarn (exciting new stocking coming soon) and bookmarks and jewellery - Grab a Christmas bargain!!!!
Perfect chance to grab a last minute Christmas present at a great price!

Custom Cotton

400g 8ply cotton in Lime Delight greens for Michelle.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Sale - Tonight

MiniCuteture are having a big Christmas Sale tonight. Stores are stocking new products and many are offering discounts.

I will be stocking some lovely bookmarks and jewellery, great for Christmas presents. Also a range of Swarovski fabric buttons (see post below).

I'm offering 15% off storewide on in stock hand dyed yarn, jewellery and bookmarks.

Sale starts at 8pm QLD time.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Sale - New Range

MiniCuteture is holding a mall wide Christmas Sale on Wednesday night (8pm QLD time, 9pm Sydney time).
I will be stocking some new bookmarks and jewellery perfect for those Christmas presents you still on your list!
I will also be launching a new range - Swarovski fabric buttons/hair bands. These lovely fabric covered buttons have the added sparkle of professionally applied Swarovski crystals.
Here is a sneak peak at some that I will be stocking.
They can be purchased as a hair elastic. These are much loved by all little (and big!!) girls everywhere. All of my girl's friends love them.
As a button singularly or as a set they can add that special something to any garment or bag.

I will also be offering a discount on the night.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Some more beading today

Just a few bookmarks and earrings - getting ready for Christmas presents.

25% off tonight

Having a creative day so want to clear some stock.
So for 2.5 hours tonight I am offering 25% off all instock hand dyed yarn, jewellery and bookmarks.
From 8pm AEST to 10.30 pm on Zanz

Grab a Christmas bargain!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Store Stocking - Monday 16th 8pm

A small stocking tomorrow night, Monday 16th November, 8pm AEST at Zanz
10ply cotton, 8ply organic boucle cotton, and a really lovely Licorice Twist merino.

Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler- December Samples

I'm once again contributing to the great EweBeaut Aussie Fibre Sample box.

Being a December Box the theme is Christmas.

Here at Zanz I've chosen to present a Christmas Journey in 4 different dye jobs.

First we have the colours of the Christmas Tree in "The Tree" on 10 ply cotton.

Then decorate your tree with the lovely bright reds, golds, greens and blues etc of "Jellybean " on 22 micron merino tops.

Add a Christmas night - the white of the bright star to guide you against the deep blues of the night sky in "Night Star" on 22 micron merino.

And finally some gorgeous presents stacked under the tree, perfect for exciting any little girl in "Candy Dream " a stunning girly mix of pinks, aquas and blues on 10 ply cotton.

I've also included some special coupons entitling 5 lucky people to a massive 30% off.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A few knits this week

Custom duck shorties on chocolate semi solid superwash 100% merino.
And two hats for a mum and daughter, creamy beige and purples.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Was in a jewellery making mood this week and here is the result.

With Christmas coming up I can feel a few more sessions coming on. (esp as quite of lot of these are destined for my personal collection and others are customs).


Massive 20% off all stock sale.
This Saturday 31st October - 5pm to Midnight (AEST)
At Zanz

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler

I received the October Ewe Beaut Fibre Sample box today. (For more information on this great Aussie sample box see http://ewebeaut.blogspot.com or check out their group on Ravelry.)
This months theme was spring and there are some really gorgeous samples here.

If you are interested in seeing what I contributed see this post.

I can't wait to have a play with all these lovely samples.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Swarovski crystal buttons and pony tail holdersk

Here are some buttons I made up today. They are fabric covered with professionally applied Swarovski crystals.
This lot were all made as pairs and have been made into pony tail holders.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Glitter Butterfly shorties

These shorties will be available in my stocking tomorrow night.
They are very cute with a glittery shiny butterfly embellished on the back.

Motorbike Shorties

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Preview of yarns for Friday's stocking

Lots of lovely 8 and 10 ply cotton for summer knitting, lovely soft 8 and 10 ply Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury, a couple of 22 micron merino tops and some Licorice Twist.

These will all be going live on Friday 16th at 8pm AEST.
For a better look visit my store where they are previewing.

There will also be some embellished shorties which I will preview tomorrow.

Monday, October 12, 2009

This weeks handspun - camel and lagoon

Finished off these two handspuns this week.

Firstly the most amazing fibre I've ever felt. It's 50% camel and 50% optim. This is the softest silkiest ever and a dream to spin. Will definitely have to get some more of this!
And 100g of merino in Lagoon colourway.

~~~Stocking - Friday 16th October~~~~

I'm stocking this Friday 16th October on my store Zanz on MiniCuteture

There will be loads of lovely cottons for your summer knitting projects in 8 and 10 ply (yes I have much awaited 10 ply cotton back in stock!!!), also a few really gorgeous Bendigo Wollen Mills Luxury lots and some supersoft 22 micron merino tops for the spinners or felters.
There will also be some super super cute embellished shorties.

I will be previewing during the week both instore and on here (just waiting for some more drying weather!)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Knitted up this calorimetry (sort of a cross between a hairband and a hat) using the Morocco natural dyed wool.


As the weather is improving I've been getting back into jewellery making and beading more.
Here are a couple of things I've made this week.
Necklace and green earrings are Swarovski crystal.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

All natural dyeing!

I've been working a bit with dyeing using natural ingredients.
Here are some of the results.
I'm really enjoying experimenting and not using any chemicals.

And a variegated:

Newborn cuteness!!! Dress for my niece

I became an aunty again on Thursday.
Here is the dress and booties I made for my new little niece.
They are so teeny and cute!!!

October long weekend sale

I am having a start of school holidays, long weekend sale.
All weekend finishing at midnight Monday (5th October) - 15% off ALL stock in store.
Yarn and fibre, bookmarks and jewellery.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Stocking - Sunday 27th September 8pm

I will be stocking my store Zanz on MiniCuteture at 8pm (AEST) Sunday night.

There is lots of cotton and Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury and some lush organic merino.
Here is a quick preview of some of it (there are a couple of others still drying).
They will all be going up for preview on the store over the next couple of days if you want to see more detail!

There will also be some more Twilight and Harry Potter themed bookmarks - great for Christmas presents!!

Back garden on Wed in Sydney dust storm

This was at 8am when it was starting to clear a bit but here's the backgarden on Wednesday morning in the Sydney dust storms.
Very weird to wake to an orange world!

Friday, September 18, 2009

This weeks dye pot

Several 8 ply cottons and a couple of bwm luxury and organic merino.

Purple handspun

Spun this this week from some tops sent to me in a swap. So purple and very ME!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Remembering Star

I received this gorgeous sculpture today from amazingly talented Arranah Lee at The Rainbow Orb.
The sculpture Remembering Star represents me and the girls holding Star our recently lost silkie chicken. The necklace contains the gemstones that represent each of our birth months.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

October contribution to the Ewe Beaut Fibre box

Finished skeining up my contributions to the October Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler box.

I have included 3 different samples this time.
There is Aran weight organic merino (yum!) in Daffodil Garden colourway.
And two lots of 22 micron merino tops - Summer Flowers and Jasmine. (inspired by the Jasmine that is growing all down the side of our house and behind my washing line, lol, so I can't miss it).

This is a great idea from a WA mum to bring a fibre sample box to Australia. I was a contributor to the first box last month and I also received a box of goodies. OMG yarn and fibre heaven!!!! Lots of great samples to play with (and websites to spend money at!) and I've decided to collect all my fibre samples (other than one that matched some cotton I had dyed up perfectly) to make a scrap spin and I can't wait! What I've collected already is so delectable!

Dress for Lara

Finished this today.
Stunning handspun from Danni at Covered In Cloth with a merino trim.
A bit of growing room, lol, as I made it a size up.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

10ply cotton - Summer Flowers for Miranda

280g of 10ply cotton - custom for Miranda.

Stocking - Monday 14th September

I will be stocking my store Zanz on MiniCuteture on Monday night at 8pm AEST.
There will be some girly and unisex 8 ply cottons, Bendigo Woolen Mills Luxury, Merino Tops, Organic and superwash merino.
There will also be lots of new bookmarks and keyrings - perfect for Christmas presents, including the start of a new Twilight inspired series (perfect for those teen presents).
And finally some gorgeous earrings made using the highest quality world famous Swarovski crystals.
I will be putting items up for preview over the weekend.

Rainbow Handspun - Finished

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rainbow Handspun for Laura - Preview

Just finished this handspun this morning and it's hanging on the line to dry but couldn't resist taking a little preview shot as I love it.

Bracelet and bookmark for a friend

Made up these little pressies for a friend this morning.
The bracelet is purple and white mother of pearl.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Merino Tops for The Rainbow Orb

Dyed up these ones last week for the lovely Arranah Lee over at The Rainbow Orb on MiniCuteture. She creates the most amazing hand needle felted sculptures so can't wait to see what this is all destined to be!!

There is Ivy Patch, Stormy Cloud and Mulberry Bush.
First dibs for me for any little Mulberry Bush fairies I think!! Though even non green loving me really loves the Ivy Patch one.

Latest Handspun

Finished this off last week. There's well over 200g of lovely soft merino.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Freshwater Pearl and Mother of Pearl stitch markers

Decided to make myself some new stitch markers last night to take on my trip to Canberra for the home birth rally.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A few from the dye pot

A few dyed up this week

Cotton Milo Inspired tops

A couple of cotton tops I finished off this week for the girls.
I really love this cotton, hand dyed in shades of purple.