Saturday, December 6, 2008

Temporary Shop Closure

You might have noticed that my shop is now empty, I have decided that I will be taking my Christmas break early. My reason for this is because DH and I are pregnant and I am struggling to keep up with orders and do not think that it is fair on my customers to wait longer than they should for orders to be shipped out.

At the moment I am unsure of WHEN Odds & Blobs will re open but watch this space as I will let you know as soon as my door opens. I WILL BE BACK, I just really need a break as this year has been incredibly full.

I thank you all for the support, you have all been so lovely to deal with throughout the past year.

Bye bye for now


Thursday, November 20, 2008

New in the Shop!I

I am busy working on new travel tissue cozies for the shop! Check them out! I have lots more to add so be sure to check back soon!

They are just in time for christmas so these would be fantastic for stocking fillers!

Many more designs coming soon! I just need another pair of hands!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Has it really been a month!!?

Eek! I can't believe that it has been over a month since I last posted! Life has been a bit crazy. I have marked one thing off my list though, BRANDING! I have spend lot of time and money doing up my logo, packaging, business cards and goodies to put in my package. I like to add a bit of fun when people get my parcel in the mail! You will have to buy something in my shop to see the new upgrade :)

I have just listed a few new pouches. These have been sitting on my desk for about a month just waiting to be listed. I think taking and editing photo is the one thing I don't enjoy about having an online business! It is amazing how long it takes! And then to sit down to 50 photos and realise that the lighting wasn't right of that my hair was in the way! eek! annoying!

Christmas is approaching soon so make sure you stock up on pouches before they all go!

Bye for now!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Fresh Start

Odds & Blobs has itself a brand new logo! I had hit a big low with my stores and just didn't have any motivation. I think I was just in big need of a rest. I have just listed some new items in the shop so make sure you stop by and have a look.

I have sooo much new fabric but just haven't found the time to finish everything. I have a few orders to pack today but once that is done I will be on the sewing machine for the rest of the night.

See you all soon, (hopefully with a bunch of new stuff!!)

Friday, October 3, 2008


So I don't have any photos to upload today. My computer decided that it didn't want to play any more and crashed. I lost EVERYTHING. The wost thing which I lost was all of my bookmarks and inspiration! I had been visiting pages that I had bookmarks 5 years ago! I think it is going to take me MONTHS to remember them all! so far I have added 10. It is going to be a lonnnng night....

I am not sure what has been happening but for the first time in 2 years I lost all of my passion and motivation for Odds & Blobs. Since we moved house I just haven't been able to get into anything... I have so many ideas in my head and a pile to the roof of WIP. I also have so many NEW fabrics which I haven't even touched yet! I don't know what is wrong with my. I think I need to work on making my craft room a bit more inviting. at the moment there is just no colour :(

Well enough of my whinging! It is a long weekend so I have written myself a 'To Do List', now I just need to stick to it and not get distracted. Hopefully next time you check back I would have listed a few more things in my shop. That's the plan anyway!

Wish me luck!!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shop Update!

Oh am I loving the internet!! I have caught up with reading most of my fav blogs and trying to promote my store! Please check out my shop as I have added a few new items which I made while the internet was down. Still many more to add so don't go too far!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I love the internet...

Wow, what a messing and full on few weeks I have had.

We have finally moved house and I love it. I now have so much space! I am in heaven! BUT Telstra have been messing us about for weeks now telling us for the past 2 weeks that our phone will soon be connect but it still hasn't happened so today we just went out and an brought a wireless internet thinggy so we can be online. I had no idea just how lost I would feel without the internet. It really did feel like I had lost an arm.

Good thing about it was that I got lots done around the house and when I wasn't cleaning I was making new items for the shop. Sooo many new things to be listed!! I need to start taking pictures! I dont think many people have any idea just how much time it takes to run a shop online :(

I also had time to make lots of new monsters! (I just need to get them listed!!) My logo and packaging STILL isn't finished which is killing me!! I just feel like everything is everywhere :( I havent made a sale in my monster farm shop but I am mostly to blame as I opened the shop at the worst time (during the move!)

And the orders were still getting packed :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Start of MONSTER FARM!

Lotsssss has been happening! I finally have got my Monster store up!!! Say Hello to MONSTER FARM! This is my new etsy store which has all of my monster items. My logo and packaging is still in the design process but it hopefully wont be too far away! I have sooo many more monsters sitting next to me to be photographed and listed.

I am also in the middle of moving house at the moment too! we have sold our 2 story town house in the city and are moving into a 4 bedbroom home just outside the city. I will not miss the stairs that is for sure!! At the moment we are camped out in the kitchen as we have packed up everything.
My shop will still run as normal though :) I have my packing supplies right next to me :)

I have also taken part in a blog giveaway at onthedotcreations which I am really excited about. I haven't done anything like this but I am trying to promote a bit more seeing as the market is a bit slow at the moment. It should be interesting! Make sure you check it out as you can score a few freebies! Goodluck!

Well I better leave it there for now. gotta keep moving.

Bye for now


Sunday, July 27, 2008

The absent Blogger is baaaaack

Immmm backkkkk

I have been such an absent blogger lately! BUT I have an excuse! LOTS has been happening. We brought a new house and just sold ours so we are moving in 2 weeks! I cannot wait! I have a new craft room!

I have also been busy on a couple of other crafty projects. I have just listed a heap of Passport Cover/Holders. I have lots more to list so make sure you check them out throughout the week!

You might also remember my little monsters? Well, I have been working on a new branding and a new shop for these guys. I am just working on the finishing touches so check back real soon!
I was originally adding them to Odds & Blobs but just found that they looked so awkward in the shoppe. I am having such a blast making them. I love being able to draw up a new creature and bring it alive, they are all just so cute and unique. I spotted Shane on Giolou' flickr page! I couldn't believe it when I saw him. I am glad he went to a great home!

Sorry again for being so absent :( I promise to ome back soon and show you the progress on my new store!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Random things

Yep, I know, it has been a while... but the good thing is I have some new things to share! My paypal account was finally looking nice so I went on an etsy shopping spree! Oh the goodies! I think it was more fun then going down the mall.
My favourite purchase of all was the cool wallet I brought from Cotton Purr. her stuff is GORGEOUS!

Lilly also underwent a make over!! She now looks so cute! Lilly wants to have it shorter but I have told her that I will need to think about it. Do you like her outfit?? It was from Hilarywagstaff. She has some really cute blythe clothes! As Lilly is starting to send me broke, I am thinking about making her some clothes myself.... (Another project to add to the list!)

Until next time... peace out!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Packaging... COMPLETE!

Oh it has come out so CUTE!! As I don't have have any coloured ink in my printer I had to improvise. I doodled Timmy (my first little monster) and added a little jiggly eye!! My little monsters are flying out the door into new homes!! I now only have Sammy Shelly and Harry. They are getting lonely so make sure you stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Argh! More monsters!!

Wow! I had no idea these would be a hit! I sold 3 from the first batch in 1 day!! I couldn't believe it! Due to popular demand I had to make more! Meet Shelly, Harry, Sammy and Gordon. you will soon be able to find them in my shop here. Be quick because I don't know how long they wil last, and they will not be remade! Every little monster is an original.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New Monster Brooches

Say hello to my new little babies, George, Steph, Timmy and Arnie!! These are my new monster brooches now available in my store! Each monster has be hand sewn and has their own quirky personality! Many more are in the making so keep watching this space! =)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

So many new things!

I have been having some real fun lately really mixing things up. I have been working really hard on my Etsy store and also trying to spend more time on also. I have just added my new posies and gift tags!! There are more gift tags in the making so hopefully they sell well. Fingers crossed!

Oh and I finally reached 500 hearts!! 500 people love me! =)

I have also added more new pouches. Make sure you check them out :) They are selling fast!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Shop Update

New pouches just added to my shop!! Make sure you be quick! The blue one has already gone!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

100 sales at last!!!

Wow! I have finally made 100 sales!!! Thanks everyone for helping me get there!!! The hard work is starting to pay off. March was slow to start off with but since I have started my pouches, I have noticed more and more views. It is a nice change from cutting and gluing. I love my blobs but fabric is a nice change.

Oh and my cherry pouch was in a treasury!! It is one of my favourites!!

I am in the process of adding lots more new pouches tonight but I am also working on my Little Guy Keyrings. I have been through quite a few prototypes but slowly getting there!! Here is a little peek :o)

Make sure you check back soon!! Lots is happening!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ding Dong - Mails here!!

Oh so much goodness!! I had lots of things in the mail this week!! New stuff will be in my shop very soon so make sure you check it all out!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Long Night

I have been working like there is no tomorrow with my new pouches! I LOVE making these!!!!!

These are all slowly being added to my store. Still having loads of fun on Flickr! I cannot believe I didnt know about it sooner! Probably a good thing otherwise I would never finish anything!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Pouches!!

Oh They have been so fun to make!! I was up for half of the night listing them in my Etsy Store!

No sales yet but a few views. Hopefully they sell well as I have just brought over $150 in new fabric which should be here in a few weeks. Oh I am so excited!!! It is nice to mix things up abit. I havent been sewing for ages!

I have also finally redone my flickr page!! It was a dumping ground for a while but it now looks nice and organised!! I have also joined a few groups which has been fun. Gosh, I could live on the computer!! Thank goodness for the long weekend!

I was also looking through some of our happy snaps in QLD. I think this is a really cute one :) It is now my desktop image :)

Friday, March 21, 2008

So much to tell!!

I am finally home! oh it was sooo much fun. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. It went so well and I couldn't have asked for anything more!! Above is a little fun snap shot of us at the reception.. I am waiting to get the photos back from everyone else. Thats the good stuff :)

Today I went and did a little bit of shopping and brought lots of colourful goodies!!! This fabric will be used for my upcoming zipper pouches line which I am so excited about. My fabric collection is just getting too big and I need to finally put it to good use!!

I also forgot to show you all my new addition!! Sammy brought me my ASUS eee Laptop!!!!! I love it!!! I spent so much time using it on the trip away. It only weighs 900 grams and is so small!!!

Well that all for now but check back soon to see the new coltection of my pouches!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008


Blogged is a cool website I found while browsing the Etsy forums! I was so shocked to actually find myself listed on there! It is a really cool website if you enjoy reading peoples blogs! (my favourite thing to do on a weekend!!)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Time out

Well it has been nice to get away as I have had the time to myself to really sit and think about new ideas for my store.

My Etsy store has been inactive for a few weeks now as I burnt myself out over Christmas and wasn't really ready for it as it was my first year. After the success i had over Christmas it was hard to go back to a sale a week or even 1 every 2 weeks! I often have moments where i think are people really going to want to buy my items in a few months time. Especially when i make 10 items and upload them over a few days and only get couple of hits and not one sale. I have such a huge drive to want to make Odds & Blobs really something but just find it hard to know where to really look to get it to where i want it.

I have been lucky to have been approached by Georgie Love. It was the biggest compliment to have someone ask to sell your stuff and Sally does a really fantastic job with her website. she has a fantastic selection of artists.

I have been planning on adding some new lines for a while but just have not had time on my side as my job is so demanding and takes alot out of me. In the coming weeks I am working on a range of notepads, zippered pouches, pencil cases and cute keychains. I have been meaning to do it for so long as i have this huge stash of fabric but just no time to put it to good use and i haaate wasting good fabric.

oh that was a long one!!! Make sure you check back soon for my new stuff!!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Quiet times

I have been spending a lot of time trying to get everything organised for my wedding on Friday so you have probably noticed that my blog and etsy have been very quiet. I will be back in a couple of weeks with lots of new items and back on board!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Busy times!

My wholesale order is now finished! Oh it looks so cute on its box! I can't wait to see how they go in the new store they are being sent off to. Hopefully this is the first order with many more to come!! When I first starting listing on Etsy my dream was to have my items sitting in a store for resale! It is the biggest compliment!

Today I also discovered a new website!!! It is Pinkdoodle! oh I can't help but laugh at the name *giggles*. It is a online place to buy and sell 'creative goods'. It is very much like Etsy but it is a UK site which i nice for a change. I am listing most of my Esty items to fill my shop up but will be adding some new stuff in the coming weeks (I just need to fine the time :( ).

I also have something I want to save up for. It is the cutest laptop I have EVER seen! And its PINK!!! Argh!! *jumps up and down with excitement* It is Asus EEE and I want it soooo bad!! It is tiny! Now I need you to all go to my store and shop shop shop. I only need a whole $500!! I will send you a thousand thank yous!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My little pretties...

For the past 2 nights I have been working on my first wholesale order! It has been a lot of fun but extremely tiring as I am doing 11 hour days at my full time job (to help support my crafting addiction). Now all that is left to do is cover the pencils to go with the sets! Then the painful part... Packaging.. my packing can take me hourrrsssssss. But I alway get good feedback which makes it all worth it :)
After doing this order I can barely type as 4 out of my 10 fingers are all burnt from the hot glue :(

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thank you gifts & Rubber Stamp, Stamp Stamp Stamps!!

Today I have been working on some new items for my store.
I have created a little stationery on the go kit. Perfect for keeping in your bag for the times when you need to jot something done while you are on the run! Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice... I am having a bad camera day, i think my batteries might be dying.

I have also been stocking up on some more thank you gifts to put in my little packages I send to customers. I have made some note match books with lined paper and stamped with my own hand carved stamp. I must say, I am really building up a collection of my stamps!! I keep thinking 'what can I carve and stamp now!' I just want to stamp everything!! My biggest trouble I am having is finding large erases!! Every shop I go to stocks the same ones!!

All of this stamp talking has got me wanting to carve a new one! Argh! help me, I think I might have a new addiction!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Craft time!!

Lilley and I have been crafting away tonight making new items for my etsy shop and packing all of my note card sets.

I am now selling custom made note cards sets!! Please check them out and let me know if I can help you with anything!! I am having lots of fun with these sets and hope they take off soon. So far I only sold one but I hope to sell LOTS :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Note Card Sets!!

These are my new little beauties! I absolutely LOVE them!! They are my new note card sets now available in my etsy store. I have designed a range of different colourful sets which have been stamped with my hand carved stamps which were made by my two little hands. Every set is 100% handmade from the cutting of the envelopes, folding gluing to stamp carving. I am making more and stamps all the time so in the next couple of weeks I hope to have many more sets!!

Paris Chic Boutique

Yay! My apple magnets were featured on Paris Chic Boutique! They have a very cute blog and definitely have some really good finds. Makes me want to go back to Paris....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Georgie Love items now up!!

My stuff is now available on! Make sure you stop by and check it out!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Georgie Love Order & Ramblings

I have been busy for the past couple of days working on new items ready to send off to Georgie Love!!

Hopefully they will all be ready by the end of January so make sure you stop by and check them out! They are one offs and will only be available on Georgie Love.

I also organised my fabric! I finally have everything in a more organised state, as before it was a mess!! I am hoping to be able to list a few of my wristlets and pouches on Etsy in the next couple of months (after I get all of my other custom order finished!)

I have also been browsing around Etsy this week and came across Jelene. She has some awsome pieces which are very fun and colourful! I think her stuff will be in my new list of 'things to buy'!!