30 June 2011

our creative space 'the new generation' & paper packaging giveaway winners

Greetings all,
So many of we crafty types learned from our mummies, such is the age old way of passing on skills to the next generation.  My grandmothers Edna & Alice were amazing seamstresses making ball gowns for the rich & famous, ditto for my mummy Barbie (only with an awkward Von Trapp family twist).  We'd have matchy matchy ensembles . . . end-of-bolt-sale-fabric for a family of 6 or my brothers in cloned knitted jumpers with Dad, my sister & i in matching dresses with Mum . . . classic 60s & 70s handmade horror, technically carried through into the 80s too, i was 5 ok??!!.   
My children have been surrounded by craft, stood on pins & slept to the hum of the sewing machine since i got into nesting while pregnant with my first baby in 1998.
 Now my eldest is in high school, she has proper sewing teachers who studied textiles & design (not pharmacology) & she gets graded on her work!!
 So excited, she chose all the fabrics, applique ideas, ribbon & did all the sewing at school (no professional mummy sewing allowed) & da dah, only two As were awarded . . . 
 proud mumma moment . . . she got an A!!  Her beautiful pillow slip now sits on her bed & as she finished so quickly, she's making boxer shorts. 
 This week is Creative Clubs at primary school.  My son chose drama, age 7 he's "directing plays".  I think he picked drama as the teacher is one of those gorgeous first-year-out-of-uni enthusiastic types who can sing, dance, act & teach.  I know, taking a class because of a pretty girl out of his reach is in it, he's such a boy!!   
Anyway, daughter 3 is learning French Knitting with the professional ice hockey teacher & loving it, it's clearly addictive.  Last night she called from her room to say "can you tell me when it's 10 so i can change wool colours??"  Um no, GO TO SLEEP!!  No idea where she'd get that bad habit of crafting into the wee hours from??
 She's French knitting a rastafarian wig - only way to describe the awful dreadies coming out of her handmade toilet roll/ paddle pop stick device!!
 I showed the middle girl how to crochet chain stitch (limit to my skills so far) in the car park at school, by bed time she'd crocheted like 3m of the stuff!! 
Totally loving passing on the skills & learning new ones with them!!  Have i mentioned that Kylie from Mealy&i blog is patiently teaching me how to crochet in the holidays??
NOW for the paper packaging, twine & stickers giveaway WINNERS . . . who knew over 100 individual bloggers would enter so enthusiastically to win paper bags??  Yay, thanks so much!!  Bugger - two of the winning numbers weren't followers??  DQ to you.  Come on guys, not such a hard thing to ask is it - follow for your chance to win, my blog's nice right??  So sucks to them & yay to these faithful followers & WINNERS!! 
Randomly selected number (big time winner) . . .
69 Thea from 
Thea & Sami
blog, congratulations!!
Randomly selected
supplementary numbers, as witnessed by the official Posie Lotto panel (itty bitty winners) . . .
2 Bron from
Taylor Made blog,
23 KerryAnne from
Shabby Art Boutique blog,
86 Rhi from
Flour Child,
79 Trish from My Little Drummer Boys blog &
24 Felicity from Gifts Of Serendipity blog!! 
Congratulations everyone, please email me your postal addresses for your parcel of fun.  For more creativity, check out Thursday's Our Creative Spaces.  Love Posie


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congrats to the winners and thanks Posie for this giveaway...Looks to me like your gals might be following their mummy's footsteps into the world of craft...Love Dzintra

Bron said...

Woo Hoo lucky me I am very excited thanks for randomly choosing me!!!:)

Felicity said...

Yeah for clever, crafty kids & yeah for Thea being your BIGTIME winner and me being in the mix too! Yippee!

xx F

Rhi@FlourChild said...

Oooh, yipppeee! Thanks Posie!!! I've emailed you :)
Love all your kids crafty things, I remember being so proud as a kid that I had crocheted meters of wool (I think Mum gave me some crappy acrylic to use!) I'm looking forward to my daughter being old enough to do all these things, I'm sure it won't be long!
x Rhi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all your winners :)

I love that my children share my passion for making too.


Cathie said...

i love that skills are passed on!
I so wish I could join you & Kylie for some crochet lessons ♥

Tas said...

Congrats to the lucky gals.

Isn't it lovely to see offspring showing interest in craft?

Thea said...

No bloody way! I was just reading and enjoying your ramblings (as I do) and then I saw my name. Woo hoo. Thanks Jennie. Will email you now.xx

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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Whoot whoot... doing a little happy dance here. Thanks Jennie - I'm thrilled!!

Lovely post too on the aspiring crafting juniors.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Brenda @ 13 Acres said...

Oh Jennie, i love your creative kids! My son came home with a little polystrene tray sewn all around the edge with wool and a plastic needle which he did at Kinder. The stitching was perfectly spaced and even and right on the edge - it looked fabulous!! Proud mumma i was!! I love your families creative energy! And have a ball learning to crochet - it's so much fun xx

MultipleMum said...

Yay for the happy winners! Serious twine envy here x

The Moerks said...

I love it, craft obsessive s already! Congrats to the winners. And, Posie, have a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

loving your crafty, talented kiddos! gee, wonder where they got it?! :)

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

Yay to all the winners! I think your daughter has made a fabulous pillowcase - love the design, colour choice and how neatly she has sewn it!!

Kylie said...

No paper pack, but a lovely mention (that is prize enough) thanks lovely. The kids are doing well and congrates to your big girl with an A. Looking forward to our catch up soon.

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh you’re soooo lucky! I truly can’t wait till I can get a bit more crafty with my little girl! We get the art stuff out, but at 2 she’s still a tad young for the sewing machine …. How do I know…. I caught her popping pins right the way into her mouth (bad Mummy for holding pins in her lips/mouth and teaching her!) Luckily no harm was done ….. but boy do I have to watch what I do now!!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Posie I so enjoy seeing the adventures you and your crew have and I must admit to suffering severe craft envy. I wish I could sew. Well sew well and crochet.

Mel@Georgica Pond said...

Isn't it great that the younger generation are getting into craft. I always wonder who those amazing skills are being passed onto by the older generations and all those wonderful women from the CWA who display their talents at places like the Easter Show. Glad to see it's not a dying art.

Emma Burgess said...

Hi Posie,
Congratulations to your darling girl! Your post made me smile, just lovely. Have a lovely weekend. Emma.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Now were into a 4th generation of great seamstresses,
Proud, very proud!

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

It warms my heart seeing the skills being passed on to the next generation. Well done for passing on the flame (is that actually a saying?) - they are obviously addicted - perfect!

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Oh thank you . Lucky Thea and the rest of us !
Your children are so clever.

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