15% off Storewide. Including all Zanz hand dyed yarn, undyed yarn, dyes, bookmarks, stitchmarkers, hair accessories, knits and children's clothing!!!
Pop on over and grab a treat for yourself or stock up for Christmas.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Check out all the lovely products that are starting to auction tonight on Murasaki Mama for the great cause of Breast Cancer Awareness. ArtEZan are very pleased to be part of this great fundraiser and have donated two pink themed items - a stunning pair of Swarovski crystal earrings and a pink jasper and silver heart bookmark.
There are a couple of items I'm going to be bidding on, lovely hand made products for a worthy cause.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
We all went to the hairdressers today for haircuts. Here are the girls after theirs. Probably not the best photo to show off the cuts as they were all braided/styled as well.
And to show how long Lara's was before the cut. She didn't have much off just the bottom ratty bits so it's still down to her waist (looks shorter in the photo above than it is). So we have survived the first haircut, lol, and she was great after worrying about how much would be taken off.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Well the September 2010 Cloth Nappy Hunt is now finished. I hope that everyone who participated enjoyed the hunts and found some great new websites.
For everyone who is suffering hunt deprivation starting today is the Shopolat Treasure Hunt.
Each day for 5 days there will be 6 stores with 3 clues each to be found.
Each hunt starts at 8pm and runs for 24 hours. If you are struggling there will be hints on the Shopolat Facebook page from 12 noon (on the day after the hunt starts).
This is a quick, easy fun hunt that shouldn't stretch the mind too much.
Head over to http://www.shopolat.com.au//pages/Treasure-Hunt.html to find out more and register to hunt.
ArtEZan are up on the first day so hope you join in this hunt tonight. Clues go up on the Shopolat website and also sent out by email at 8pm.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Will be putting this gorgeous girls top up in the store tonight.
It's hand knit in the softest most gorgeous silk merino handspun. Just gorgeous, a really extra special clothing item.
This is knit using Shannon's brilliant Versa pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/versa
in a 3 month size.
Remember to check out our facebook page for our daily specials during the Cloth Nappy Hunt.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Haven't been doing much spinning lately and really missing it.
Just finished this one. It is a merino and silk blend and the most gorgeous shades of purple. I really love this!!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
It's the first day of spring and the first day of the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt!!!!
ArtEZan are very excited to be a sponsor and we have put up a little mini hunt to find our icon, hope everyone enjoys it.
Remember you get 10% off with your hunter code. And make sure you are following us on facebook or twitter to be in with a chance to be the first to nab our daily Super September Special - 30% off an item from across the range.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Get a great 20% discount on any stitch markers added to a yarn purchase at ArtEZan.
Enter code 20SY at checkout.
Offer valid till the end of the month.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Just listed some lovely little kits on ArtEZan.
The Essential Knitter's Kit contains
- a retractable tape measure
- a pair of folding stainless steel scissors
- yarn needles
- and you can add a set of stitch markers for 20% off to complete the set.
- All in the most gorgeous little bag (various colours and patterns in stock)
The perfect gift for knitters or a lovely treat for yourself.
Just had a massive box of undyed yarn delivered. Oh so so soft - lovely merino, organic merino and bfl. Most of this has just gone up instore (some I've kept, lol).
I will be stocking some dyes in the next week for anyone who wants to give dyeing a go.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I've just finished the items ArtEZan are donating to the Breast Cancer Fundraiser at will be running at Murasaki Mama in October.
They will have a store running all through October with an auction of great WAHP products running from the 18th to the 25th (Pink Ribbon Day) of October.
I know there are a few things I'll be bidding on!
15% off all addi circular knitting needles on ArtEZan this week. Addi's are lovely premium needles favoured by professional knitters. Made in Germany they are high quality and a delight to knit with.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Just added some retractable tape measures to the accessories section on ArtEZan
Great for knitters, sewers or crocheters or just handy to have around the house. The tape measure is 150 cm long when fully extended. Being retractable they don't get tangled and are a lovely compact design.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
A couple of new things on ArtEZan today.
I've changed all the products on special so head on over to check out this months bargains!! Products across the range discounted by 15-40%!!!
Also added the first in a new range of lovely boxed kits. This is a travel sewing emergency kit perfect for keeping in your bag, car or on holiday.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
300g DK bamboo in Purples with Jade trim.
I can't wait to see this one knitted up - I think I will have to do one for me!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
By popular request I've just added a link so you can subscribe to my blog via email.
If you want to be the first to see posts and keep up to date then you can enter your email address (the form is on the right) to subscribe.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I think is ever so cute. A Cat in dark night, two colour pattern, great for a baby blanket, part of a larger blanket or quilt pattern or a large wash cloth?
Perfect for any cat lover.
The pattern is found at http://tricotinons.over-blog.com/pages/Baby_blanket_block_Cat_in_dark_night-3446717.html
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
ArtEZan are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as sponsors for the September Great Down Under Nappy Hunt.
This great internet scavenger hunt runs all through September, there are great prizes to be won and lots of fun searching for the icons as well as visiting a lot of interesting websites.
I'm planning lots of great stockings and ideas for the month so watch this space.
ArtEZan have donated two prizes.
This lovely bookmark - made with top quality black onyx and pink gemstone chips, a silver heart on a lovely large fancy bookmark.
and this stunning bamboo yarn in Meadow colourway which is a lovely blend of shades of green.
Now the school holidays are over I've started dyeing again and looking forward to stocking up ArtEZan.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Just listed some new stitch markers on ArtEZan. Several sets on the great solid oval rings - these won't snag your knitting and with the oval design slide very easily between needles. Including silver and blue beads and stunning feature beads.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I'm very excited that I just received my Thermomix. I've been eyeing off these great kitchen tools for awhile and finally got one.
Can't wait to start creating lovely meals (dinner for tonight is already ready but will make sorbet or custard for dessert.
I will also be blogging my journey with the Thermomix and what I make at: http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/
And here is my lovely new appliance all ready to go.
Monday, June 28, 2010
20% off stitch markers at ArtEZan until Friday.
All our lovely stitch markers including the cute creations from Made by Karla x are on special this week. So grab a bargain to cheer up your winter knitting.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Pattern of the week:
These are really cute and quick crochet mobius headbands.
for more information on this great free pattern.
Want to make a few of these. The girls are really into wearing headbands at the moment too.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The following is a very useful little table outlining the common US names for yarn weight, the UK or Australian ply weight equivalents and also the WPI (wraps per inch) for each.
A WPI gauge tool is a very useful accessory for working out the weight of yarns. You simply wrap the yarn around the inch measure and count the number of times it comfortably wraps around. Essential for spinners and so useful for any knitter.
We stock WPI gauges as well as knitter's needle tools and other knitting accessories and Addi needles at ArtEZan.
|Super Bulky||20 ply||<6|
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Zanz Hand dyed yarn
Stocking Monday 14th June
8pm Sydney time
Hand dyed and hand painted yarn
Organic merino, merino, bfl, sock, bamboo, cotton
This weeks stocking has a Green Days theme, all the yarns have a basis in Green.
Yep I know a shock from me!!! As I'm well known for not being keen on green but as the first few I dyed all had some green I decided to continue with the theme with a couple of favourites such as Lime Sea and Arbor.
I read the new Stephenie Meyer book last night.
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is available for free from http://www.breetanner.com/ until July 5th 2010.
It follows the vampire life of Bree the newborn who surrenders to the Cullens in Eclipse.
I really enjoyed this short story. It was, as always, well written and really made me think about nature vs nurture and how the environment/peer pressure/education affects behaviour.
A great read for any Twilight fans.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
How cute are these cupcakes!
I'm starting to highlight some lovely free patterns I find so keep an eye out for the Featured patterns on my blog.
I definitely think I need to make some of these. La would love to add them to her food stash.
ArtEZan are very pleased to announce that Made by Karla x has joined the ArtEZan team.
The first stocking of Karla's great stitchmarkers will be this Friday night.
11 June at 8pm Sydney time.
How to back up and reset mobile phone - Sony Ericcson W910i (and probably other similar SE phones)
I couldn't remember how to do this and nothing came up on a search so had to play around for ages this morning. (This phone keeps failing so messaging doesn't work unless you reset it).
So for anyone else wondering - To back up your contacts onto the SIM from the phone memory.
Go to Contacts - New Contact - Options (left key) - Advanced - Copy to USIM
Then when they are all copied you need to reset your phone.
Settings - General (tab) - Master Reset
When it restarts and you go through the basic configuration (date/time) it will offer to copy the numbers back off the SIM card.
Thought I'd blog this incase anyone else can't find this information.