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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The 750 Liker WINNER

Ok so last night it got away from me and I didnt get to do the giveaway announcement so here I am now.

So all up there were a few entries and also some bonus entries from the shoutout thing last week (where anyone that gave Soleful Steps a shoutout to help us get to 750 so we could start the giveaway got an entry too)

So I went and used Random org and pumped in between 1 and 26 and it came out with number 20.... I checked my list and number 20 was...................

Virginia Mason
So Virginia can you shoot me an email at you have a $15 voucher to spend with Soleful Steps...... if your order works out to less than $15 we can use the rest of the voucher to help cover postage, if its more I can work out the difference for you.
Hope everyone enjoyed the giveaway...and for those of you that want to know here are the answers to my questions:
My machine is a Janome
My scissors are a Red colour
My Cutting Mat is in inches but has cm marked down two sides
I look at the kitchen... and for those that mentioned it Yes Hubby is quite often in there cooking for me.
I definitely DO need a swivel chair... it drives me nuts dragging that thing around. :)
Bonus questions were:
I drink Nespresson Coffee (on the microwave you can see the pods in my holder)
My iPod is in the dotty little pouch near the sewing machine... :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yay its the 750 liker giveaway time.

Ok so its giveaway time.... I wanted to do something a little different so this is what I have come up with.

I am showing you a photo of my creative space...Its going to be like a find the item puzzle. I will post the photo in this post... and then list a few things that you need to find. Once you find them you will need to EMAIL ME THE ANSWERS. DONT put them in your comment otherwise everyone will know what they are. then leave a comment under this post to tell me you have emailed...just so I can be sure that I get all the entries.

So ok Step ONE: Look at this photo:

Ok now you need to tell me these things: (email the answers to dont post the answers here)
You dont have to get all the aswers right...just playing is worth an entry in my book!

1. what brand sewing machine do I use?
2. What colour are my scissors?
3. Is my cutting mat in inches or cm?
4. What room do I look at when I sew?
5. Do I need a swivel chair?

and two bonus questions ... if you get these you get an extra entry into the giveaway:

6. What kind of coffee do I drink?
7. Where is my iPod?

Ok now you need to email the answers to the address above and then comment under this post saying.... Email sent and entry in. That way if I dont get your email I know to check my spam folders etc.

Have fun...its all intended as a fun thing so enjoy it!

EDIT Your prize... You are in the draw for a $15 voucher to Soleful Steps. You can order more than $15 worth and pay  the difference or order less and I can cover postage with the voucher too

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Australia Post ~ My love hate relationship

Oh Australia I love and loathe you.

Yesterday was mail day...Yes we dont get mail everyday out here in the sticks. It comes in three times a week and one of those days is Sunday so its very rare to get anything.....

Yesterday I had a mail slip....oooh what could it be? Material? Grips for my shoes? New buttons? Maybe something I have forgotten that I ordered for myself....the list of "wants" was very long. On top my list though was my grip sole materail I spent the morning cutting and sewing and was down to the last piece of grip...enough to make a birthday pair of shoes for a fellow WAHM..but that was was mail day...I would have grip material as I expected it to be here last Friday....

Mail time comes, off to the shop I go to pick up my parcel....I stare over the counter...into the mail room....look at all the parcels...what are the chances there is a whole pile for me and they gave me one slip to save time? PLEASE? Alas no....on the table I can clearly see a box....I could tell it was for me.... its not grip material....its not even material, or a random purchase, its not even something for hubby.....its books. Argh. Dont get me wrong I love books, but these were on special dirt cheap, put aside for birthday presents books.....argh Nothing exciting....


So for as much as I love you Australia Post for bringing me my goodies.... the list of things that annoy me about you is your upped postage costs that I have to pass onto my customers so I dont bankrupt myself, the fact that Expressing something to me out in the sticks means its more likely to take 10 days rather than 14, the fact that if someone doesnt sign a little declaration on my parcels they get held up at the closest post office....which is over 2 1/2 hrs away along a horrible dirt rough as guts road....(excuse me Mr Aust Post...if someone was going to blow up the tiny little plane that brings us our mail they would sign the declaration...they wouldnt think to themselves I am packing a bomb so I cant sign the dangerous goods declaration ...would they?)

I am asking PLEADING ...PLEASE on Friday bring me my Grip soles material that I new clothes...whatever that random thing that hubby is waiting tax documents from our rental new buttons.....BRING ME EVERYTHING.....please!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wow It's Grwing So Fast.

Today saw the Soleful Steps Facebook page hit 650 likers. It's an amazing achievment and I think I am still pinching myself. I opened my page on the 2nd of June, that's just over a month.... and in that time I have met so many wonderful people in the handmade community. Some of those people I already knew and some that I didn't.

I donated two custom spots to the Raising Hope Auction at Destiny of my favorite pages. They raised nearly $50 for the cause, I was so surprised by their popularity and very proud too.

I have teamed up TWICE for the Collaborate For a Cause. For one project with Destiny Wear, MADD Lola, Summerskye and Just Like Katie. the other project is underway with Sugar Plum Tree, Creative Butterfly Designs and Lace and Ryde. All these pages are so huge and I feel so privileged to be working with them all, and for being able to help out with this project.

I have found so many more wonderful pages and creators as well........this may not be such a good thing for the credit

It's been flat out here, cutting and sewing and doing it over and over. I am having a blast though, it's been a lot of fun and I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful people that are supporting me. From the likers on my page, other fb businesses, the lovely ladies that have bought my shoes, friends and family to my supportive hubby that has been patiently listening to the sewing machine hum day and night....a huge thank you to each and everyone of you.

If you haven't found my facebook page yet you can see it here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Some eye candy

I thought I would share some photos of recent shoes with you all. These are all sold shoes.