Thursday, September 23, 2010


Many, many years ago when I was just married (first time around)... I went to an ELMON Party (Linen, Table Ware)... and I bought a thing for transporting hot casserole pots and the like, when you had to 'take a plate' etc.

ABOVE: THIS WAS IT....and I must say, it's lasted a friggin long time!

ABOVE: The carrier with the pot in. So ya get the drift OK? Anyways, I have always wanted to make me own... and as my Aunt up the road made 4 this week I finally decided to give it a go....

ABOVE: And here is my first attempt! Loud and funky... and I'm thrilled to bits with it. Someone will get it for Xmas I'm sure! I'm going to make more too... cos they are super cool and handy things to have.

TODAY: Griffin has his Speld lesson.... so I really won't get much done this morning... sitting in the car an all!
This afternoon I have to get out the Porta-cot as Kelly is visiting with Rena for a few days.

So... that's all for now....

ONWARD...While Griffin was having his lesson today I drove to Pukekohe and had a look in the fabric shop there. I found these two new fabrics:

Which I will use on cards. I also found another piece, but I'm going to 'save' that one for tomorrow to show you, when I might have made a card or two with it by then. It's SO FUNNY!

Still having totally crap weather, torrential rain and horrible winds. *sigh*..... totally over it now. Just want a fine day or two in a row.

I have made two more of the Casserole Carriers today... but I can't show you as they are for a swap group I'm in!

Kelly and Rena has just arrived ... so I better get off here and be CHARMING and POLITE and talk to them eh? lol

End of Day: well I spent the evening making some more cards using the newest fabric. Kelly also made a couple of cards... I think she had fun! Time for bed... nite nite.


  1. you are a crafty wee chick put ya had to anything...I have one of those carry things and yeap I agree they are great.
    Lucky you having Miss Rena visit for a few days how exciting

  2. Can't believe the trouble you are having with Harvey Norman (well maybe I can)

    I remember the dish holder thingees - you did a great job.

  3. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Holy crapola... I WANT ONE - MAYBE TWO OR THREE!!!!!!!

    Tell me how much/what you need etc if you want me to buy the stuff - I am serious! They are the grooviest idea!

    Kate (

  4. Ohhhhhhhhh I had one of the ELMON ones and some stingy bastard stole it from a dinner party I went too and I used mine all the time I was so gutted!!!!

  5. Oh wow, that casserole carrier is amazing!! I bet they would be a big seller if you were to make them.

  6. What a wonderful idea, you are so talented mate. Martine x

  7. Those are very cool and, once again, I am impressed with your talent and creativity.
    Have fun playing with your little granddaughter.

  8. I wish I had the talent you do! That's fantastic!

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  10. How funny I remeber my mums and Aunties casserole carrier, she still has it. Great job

  11. Amanda5:54 PM

    Hand is up and waving frantically.... Three guesses what Im gona flog "um I mean" would like to have :)

  12. What a brilliant idea+, never seen them before. How clever, just to be able to look at an article and then make one!! So jealous! x

  13. Awesome job on the casserole carrier Chris :)) I remember them from the Elmon days - infact, I'm sure I have a few boxes of Elmon packed up (unused) around at my Mum's house - and I'm 99% sure I had one of those casserole carriers. Maybe its time I hunted it out again :)

  14. That casserole carrier is awesome. I could use some of those at holiday time...when we're not at my house I have to take a few dishes with me. You did a great job, Chris!

    Have fun with your company, too!



  15. Those casserole covers are wonderful! How neat.

    I can't wait to see what you come up with with those fabrics in the card department. You are so creative!

  16. I see you are as busy as ever. Interesting carriers, so cute. Hope you get your furniture soon. Take care.

  17. Oh Chris those are adorable! I don't think I have a casserole dish that would fit , but good job:)

  18. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Great fabric Chris. Your little camper home yet?

  19. You've been getting so much done in a day. I feel like all I do is try to keep my head above water all day!


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