Monday, March 15, 2010

Congo Congo Congo!

Well today marks the opening of the Crafty Mamas Market Place congo cart!

A number of the locals at Crafty Mamas have opened stores to sell to you the best that hand made has to offer.

So if you want a bargain head on over and check us all!

Monday, March 8, 2010

March CM Blog Giveaway

Thank you so much to Nat for this wonderful giveaway!

For the March give-away, MoederKip (which can be found also at is offering an outfit from our new playclothes range

The winner can pick either:

*Raglan sleeve dress with co-ordinating leggings; or

*Contrast-cuff play pants with co-ordinating t-shirt

This colourful, comfortable, and durable range is designed with playtime in mind

Available in a range of colours (and with sizes from 2-5), all items are made from high quality cotton-elastane featuring:
* Fabric UPF rating of 50+, offering very high sun protection;
* The addition of elastane means that the garment will not only stretch in every direction (because kids don’t only move one way!), but it will also bounce back into;
* shape (no sagging or bagging!).
* Soft yet strong

So leave a comment and at the end of the month of of you lucky people will be the winner:)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting To Know You ... A CM In Profile

Wow where did February go! Well to start March heres another profile...

Getting To Know You ...Sandy...

1. What is your name and what do we call you at Crafty Mamas?

Sandy and Sandy - Whenever people forget my name I tell them to think of the beach.

2. How long have you been around Crafty Mamas and how did you find us?

I think I’ve been here for a couple of years now. I found CM through another forum- Simple Savings.

3. What makes you a Crafty Mama – ie what is your activity(s) of choice?

Have you got all day? I think I’ve tried just about everything in the crafting world! A Jill of all craft but mastering only one right now, and that’s felting. I had dabbled for a few years but have just recently gotten serious about it.

4. Some people collect fabrics, others patterns…what’s you addiction in the crafting sense.

Fibre, mmmm, fibre….

5. What’s your creative space like?

I’m lucky enough to have a room all to myself. It’s usually pretty tidy, sometimes…

6. What’s your favourite crafty tool ? your machines and why?

I would have to say, right now it’s bubblewrap lol. Needed for agitating the fibres to felt together. Also felting needles, which is what I used to create both Turtle and Bunbun in the picture. I also have a nice janome 6600p sewing machine and an overlocker that I’m ashamed to say gets used so rarely, I couldn’t even tell you the brand.

7. Tell us about the most dedicated act of crafting you have performed ie sewed all night, drove 2 days for a craft show…something bordering on silly!

Sorry, can’t think of anything.

8. Do you have a blog/website/business/etsy you would like to plug?

I’ve just started a new blog that will showcase my creations, whether they be for sale or just for fun/gifts- . Please bear with me, it’s only newborn

9. If you were stuck on a desert island and had the choice of three things to take what would you take (doesn’t have to be crafty)?

An endless supply of books, a fishing line and a hammock.

10. OK – some one word answers to wrap up:

• Diamonds or Pearls? Pearls
• Coffee or tea? Coffee
• Sweet or savoury? Savoury
• Night owl or early bird? Early bird
• Left or right handed? Lefty

February Blog Giveaway Winner

Congratulations goes to...


Congratulations and I just know you are going to love love love this skirt!

Stay tuned for the March giveaway!