Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm back!

Wow, I have been away from Blogger for far too long! My apologies!
I have finally got myself sorted (more or less) with setting up a routine for blogging and website updating. I'm updating Scavenger to be focussed on crafting tutorials and behind the scenes peeks of the Alternative Emporium.
Changes afoot at Scavenger

*ALL NEW* Scavenger Annie's Alternative Emporium

There's also now a shiny new online shop for Scavenger Annie's Alternative Emporium and I've gradually been tweaking my Facebook page for the Emporium to prepare for the transfer from "Facebook biz" to established online retailer. Very exciting and very time consuming as you can imagine, especially when I'm grabbing a few hours to work whilst the Little Man naps.
Being such a busy bee, I have started carrying an ideas notebook around with me as you never know when inspiration will hit for a post, a new product design or home adjustment. Yes, feathering the nest is on my mind once more.You can tell it's spring when I keep having those bursts of energy where I deep clean a room in the house. The moments where you de-clutter a shelf and find partly faded Tesco receipts from 2009 and beyond. Perhaps this is modern archaeology?
Anyhow, I have a host of things to tell you about over the next few weeks, from my fun filled visit to the Creative Stitches Show at Aintree to the latest home crafting undertaken by the Little Man and myself. I promise/warn you that there will be lots of pictures hehe!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Extreme Makeover Scavenger Annie style!

Full of a winter bug this week so I wanted to share with you a little project I completed when we had that lovely sunny weekend only a fortnight ago! Head over to the Scavenger Annie website blog for the full article HERE. Enjoy!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

First and foremost, thank you for entering my first giveaway ladies, your time and lovely comments are much appreciated.
I numbered you in the following order (in relation to your comment posting)

1: TrulyJaded, 2: Phoebe, 3: Dayna.

I then used to pick a number from 1 to 3 (unfortunately I've not been able to do a screen capture and post it for you to see, sorry!) and the results were...

Drum roll please....

The grand prize!!

So I will be contacting you for your details and a Where's Me Grog? bib is on its way to you! Yaaaay!!

Thanks again to everyone, and please stay tuned for more rockin' threads, sweet stitchin' and Scavenger Annie giveaways.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scavenger Annie's Alternative Emporium LAUNCH DAY!!

The day has finally arrived! After much downloading, stitching, testing and experimenting, Scavenger Annie is open for business and ready to take orders. Squeeeal!!
Head over to and check out some gorgeous embroidered baby and children's clothes with an alternative rockin' twist!

Now seen as it is such a special day, I'm going to also launch my very first giveaway. Right here, right now.(I'm holding back from using too many exclamation marks in this post, can you feel the excitement?!)

Here's your chance to win a "Where's Me Grog?" small velcro bib, embroidery design by Urban Threads and stitched by Scavenger Annie.

Enter the draw to win a bib like this! (Thread colours on prize may vary slightly from those shown here) 
To enter the draw you must complete ALL of the following steps:
1. Become a follower of my blog by clicking the Join This Site button in the sidebar.
2. Head over to my Facebook profile here and add me as a friend
3. LIKE the Scavenger Annie's Alternative Emporium page
4. Leave a comment below THIS POST telling me your favourite embroidery design that you've seen in the Emporium. Please also include your Facebook name if it is different from your blog following name AND your email address so that I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner!

Entries must be received BEFORE midnight on Thursday 25th August 2011 (GMT).

Valid entries must have completed ALL of the steps listed above.
ONE winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator on Friday 26th August 2011 to receive one Small "Where's Me Grog?" bib (suitable from newborn to approx. 12 months) courtesy of Scavenger Annie's Alternative Emporium.
Thread colours of prize may vary slightly from those shown in the above photograph.
Any entries posted after midnight on Thursday 25th August 2011 (GMT) will NOT be included in the draw.
The results of the prize draw are final and the winner announced on Friday 26th August 2011 (GMT) on this blog.

Thanks for joining in the fun and GOOD LUCK!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Naughty Scavenger!!

Ooops, sorry for not posting in awhile folks. But I've a good reason...a very exciting reason, hehe! Not much can be said about it right now until everything is official. My busy bee state has something to do with this old gal:

Her name is Jane the Janome machine and heck, she sure is swell!! A whole new world has been opened up to me and I've dived right into that crafty, sewing goodness. So when things have settled down, there'll be some cool crafty projects on display soon. I promise!

Until next time,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

On the move

A short and sweet post this month. July is mad busy (there I was thinking maternity leave would be relaxing and chilled hah!) and to add to the crazy we decided to move my crafting/sewing room. Why do we do such things to ourselves?! Insert hysterical laughter here... So at the moment my new space looks like this:

Argh! It's like two messy worlds have collided and created one heck of a bomb site. Bedding, fabrics, baby gates, unused CD racks...Just how many ornaments and vases can I fit on one windowsill?? Roll on August when I can take a breather and steadily work through everything. One thing is that I am looking forward to the opportunity to get all my crafting gear organised properly. A place for everything and everything in its place!