Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My First published design!

Can you believe how excited I was when I received my latest issue of Handmade magazine in the mail yesterday? My first project to ever be published is in next months issue, so I excitedly turned to the back page just to see if I got a mention for my prjects and low and behold there is the most gorgeous photo of my countdown cubes! I literally started screaming! hehehe

My little man got quite a shock to see Mummy and Nan bouncing up and down with excitement :)

I took a quick piccy just to show you. My fellow Gumnut Judith Tetley also got a mention, so now the countdown begins till I get my hot little hands on the next issue! I'm so excited! Can you tell? :) To explain the project, there is 3 cubes two have numbers so you can countdown from 32 days until - Your Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Australia Day and Our Holidays, My kids are constantly asking how many sleeps till this or that, so now we can countdown to more than just Christmas :)

Cherub #2 also just loves stacking them up and knocking them over again. Little man also likes to use them like a pillow :) hehehe Have a great day! I'm still up on a cloud!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Big News!

Well where do I start?

It seems the last few months have passed by in the blink of an eye!
I'm just trying to hang on and enjoy the ride :)

My designs have been accepted by some of my favourite craft and quilting magazines, so I will soon be a published designer! How exciting! I can't wait to see my projects photographed and my name on the pattern sheets! That will be a huge thrill! My first prject will be coming out in Decembers Handmade Kids special. Quite ironic really because.....

My husband and I are expecting our 4th baby! This will be our final cherub so we are really excited if not a little nervous at the thought of 4 little mouths to feed and educate, but I know there will be no shortage of love under our little and continually shrinking roof.

So to celebrate I am following Jenny of Elefantzs' lead and will be having a 48 hour sale on all my patterns! The sale will begin today and will continue until the end of the weekend Aus time! Maybe its a bit over 48 hours but you get the idea! :)

As part of the sale I am launching a new pattern! My new arm chair caddy! This caddy is so quick and easy you could whip it up in no time! This one is a complete machine project so you could have it finished today! I used the gorgeous and oh so bright Robert Kaufmann fabrics, but would look just as gorgeous in any colour scheme!

I am also launching my new pattern Blog! Paula Storm Designs will be the place to find all my free and for sale patterns. All my patterns at this stage are emailed to you as a PDF File. If you would like to receive a paper pattern just email me and I will see what I can do, but I have found that it is so much quick and more convenient for my customers to receive my patterns this way.

I hope you enjoy the new look and Low prices for the next few days!

Hugs Paula

Monday, November 2, 2009

Problems downloading BOM?

I have had a few people mention that they are having problems downloading the files, we have found that in most cases the problem is that you need to visit ADOBE for a free update of the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Part 3 Lifes a Hoot

Well it is time for part 3 and guess what! I'm on time! Yeah who'd have thunk it! (One of my dads favourite sayings)
So without further ado here it is with one of My favourite sayings, 'No day is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap.'Here's a close up of mumma Owl.
It's a little hard to see in these pics, but bubby owl is asleep, while Mumma Owl has one eye half open, watching her little chick.
Click here to be taken to my site where you can download part 3.

How are you going with the BOM? I'd love to know and of course piccys are very welcome!