Friday, 30 August 2013

A Totally Terrific Twine Tassel Tutorial!

Hello! I love tassels, don't you? I've been including them in the orders I send out lately, and I've been asked a quite a few times now if I could teach you how to make them. Yep, okay!

All you need is twine - personally, I think Whimsy Farm Twine is best, haha! - scissors, and a piece of cardboard. The size of the cardboard is up to you; just decided roughly how long you'd like your tassel and cut out a piece of cardboard double that length.

Okay, twine - check! Scissors - check! Cardboard - check!
Let's go!

The twine I'll be using here is Whimsy Farm Twine Candy.

Start by wrapping the twine around your cardboard lengthwise, over and over you go - I like to wrap mine 40 times around, but if you're making a larger tassel you might want to go around some more. Once you've made one or two you'll know how thick to make the tassels to your liking.

Cut another piece of twine - this will be the, uh, hangy bit for your tassel. Trust me, I'm an expert.

Then, slip the twine off the cardboard and place over the second piece of twine... 

... And tie a knot around the middle of the bunch, nice and tight.

Now, grab your scissors and cut the loops at either end.

Great! Now pick up your soon-to-be tassel and bring all the ends together, so it looks like this:

(Give it a pat so it's nice and smooth!)

You'll need another piece of twine here, so grab your trusty scissors again, and cut a length - this won't need to be very long. You'll wrap that piece of twine around the top of your tassel, say, 1cm from the top perhaps (this depends on the size of your tassel).

Tie that nice and tight - go around twice if you like...

... Then trim those two ends.

Wonderful! All you have to do now is trim the bottom of your tassel, to make it all nice and pretty. And what have you got? You've got your very own tassel! Brilliant!

Easy! And pretty!

Well done. Now go have a cuppa and a Tim Tam. You deserve it.
Angie. xx

Friday, 1 February 2013

Twines for Valentine's

I love Valentine's Day!

I love to see all the pretty pinks, reds and whites, and paper doilies and hearts, and chocolates - oh my, the chocolates!

And, of course, I love to use Whimsy Farm Twine to make my Valentine's gifts all pretty. Whether it's home-baked goodies, a special hand-made card, or a paper heart bunting strung with twine - Whimsy Farm Twine is perfect for Valentine's Day!

If you'd like to win these three spools of Whimsy Farm Twine, head on over to the giveaway on the Facebook page, closing February 8th 2013. Good luck!

Happy Valentine's Day to you - and remember, make love, not war! 
'Til next time,
Angie. xx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

WINNER - A Little Giveaway For The New Year

We have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win these gorgeous cow magnets - and, of course, five spools of Whimsy Farm Twine. I loved reading all your comments and colour suggestions!

Okay, I'll get on with it. The winner is...


Here's Vicki's comment:

And here is the Random Number Generator Thingy:
Congratulations, Vicki! Email me at with your postal address and the FIVE colours you would like to choose from the Whimsy Farm Twine range!

Thank you again, on behalf of both  Angie of Whimsy Farm Twine and Tania of Little Birdy Button - two ladies keeping busy with little businesses while their children sleep. ;-)

Until next time,
Angie. xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A Little Giveaway For The New Year

Welcome to 2013! How about a little giveaway to get the year started?

Do you like these cow magnets? Tania - the lovely lady behind Little Birdy Button - has made some magnets using the Whimsy Farm Twine story as inspiration. In case you don't know, all the twines in the Whimsy Farm Twine range are named after cows I used to own as a dairy farmer. And now these cow magnets can be yours! Along with some Whimsy Farm Twine, of course! How does five spools of your choice sound?

The winner can choose five spools out of the whole range - 25 different colour combinations! Visit the Whimsy Farm Twine website to see the whole range.

Little Birdy Button's magnets (and earrings) make lovely little gifts; I gave all the ladies in my family some pretty magnets like these for Christmas - they loved them! 

I have some on my own fridge, too.

So, would you like to be the winner?

Here's the 1, 2, 3 on how to enter: 

1) You must be a liker of the Whimsy Farm Twine Facebook page

2) You must be a liker of the Little Birdy Button Facebook page

3) And you must answer the following question, leaving your comment below: What colours would you put together for a triple-coloured twine? (My questions are never hard, are they?!)

The winner will be drawn randomly on Saturday, the 12th of January at 6pm EDST. This contest is open to Australia residents only, I'm sorry. 
Good luck!

'Til Saturday!
Angie. xx

Friday, 7 December 2012

Come and Get Your Pretty Baker's Twine!

I love my baker's twine. Whimsy Farm Twine takes up every spare moment of my day - and I love every bit of it. And, it's pretty. I love pretty things. So I took a pretty photo of my pretty twine.

The twine! The colours! The prettiness! 

Here's the Whimsy Farm Twine range in full.

All 25 colours are in there. Twenty five! I couldn't add any more... Could I?

Here's some Christmas for you:

RosalieTabitha and Holly are very popular right now, of course! My favourite colour, though, is pink.

Here's some Whimsy Farm Twine on bobbins - I love this. Pretty!

And my beloved twine pegs. I use these to make my wrapped gifts extra pretty.

I hope you enjoyed that!
Til next time, Angie. xx

Saturday, 1 December 2012

December 1st Means CHRISTMAS!

December the 1st is an exciting day for me - it means Christmas! 

I get excited once December rolls around. The tree goes up, the Christmas cards start to arrive, and I wrap my carefully chosen gifts. And of course I use Whimsy Farm Twine to make them all pretty!

I love a nicely wrapped gift. And as much as I love to receive a present (who doesn't?!), I think I like to give a pretty package to someone special even more.

I like to use bells on my wrapped Christmas gifts; they're an unexpected little touch of prettiness, and very 'Christmasy'.

A perfect finishing touch for a crafty person is a peg wrapped with a few metres of twine - they'll love it!

Of course, the obvious Whimsy Farm Twine choices this Christmas are HollyRosalie and Tabitha.

Embrace Christmas this year, and take enjoyment from wrapping gifts for your loved ones. 
They'll appreciate it.

Merry Christmas!
Angie. xx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Good Golly - We Have A Winner!

Hello! Time to pick a winner for the Good Golly Giveaway - the winner receives four spools of 
Whimsy Farm Twine in the brand new colours Dolly, Holly, Molly & Dolly!

So! Off to I go...

And the winner is...

Comment Number 25! Which, if my counting is correct 
(I counted twice!) is...

 Jess! Congratulations, Jess!
(So sorry the image is tiny! Go to the original Giveaway post to read the entry, if you like.)
Email me at with your delivery details, and I'll get your twine out to you.

To everyone else, thank you so much for entering, and for sharing your Christmas memories with all of us. I loved reading each and every one!

Til next time,
Angie. xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Good Golly - A Giveaway!

Hello there!
Look what I have here... A basket FULL of Whimsy Farm Twine! And in bright, fun and NEW colours!

Would you like to meet the girls? Yes?

Alrighty, first up we have... Dolly!

Dolly is a vibrant blue twine - no white here, just full on colour! I once had a cow named Dolly, and she was the sweetest girl I'd ever met. Always the first in the dairy too, for a scratch and some extra feed snuck here and there. 

Next we have Holly...

I think I'm in love. This green twine is just delightful to look at! Holly the cow was a bit of a kicker in the dairy, but otherwise lovely... This colour has a bit of kick to it, so I thought it was appropriate! Also, Holly being green and Christmas-y... I thought it was a good fit.

Who's next? Let's see...

Molly! So pretty! This is so girly, I think she might be popular with Mummies of little girls. Molly the cow was a sweet little thing with the longest eyelashes, she was very pretty - just like this twine.

And lastly we have - can you guess? 
We've had Dolly, Holly and Molly...

Polly! Pretty Purple Polly.
Polly got to be an old cow, and she kept the young ones in line. She loved me, though!

So there you go - Whimsy Farm Twine's new colours! Exciting!

To celebrate the new colours 
(and my 1000 likers on Facebook - thank you so much!)
I'm giving away the four new colours to ONE lucky winner!

All you have to do is comment below with a happy 
Christmas-related memory - to get us all in the Christmas spirit! The winner will be drawn randomly using on Saturday the 24th of November at 7pm EST.

Also - and you don't have to do this to enter the giveaway - if you could share the Whimsy Farm Twine Facebook Page with your crafty friends, it'd be 'udderly' appreciated! And to those who have done so already, thank you so, so much. I'm just an ordinary little lady, juggling twine - so much twine! - with being a Mummy to three children (3, 2 and 1), and the lovely comments I get blow me away. Thank you all.

Good luck!

Twined-Up Parcels

I use twine every day to finish off my parcels. I love the idea of a customer opening their package and finding it wrapped like a little gift.

Whimsy Farm Twine Nellie is perfect for my parcels wrapped in brown paper; Nellie also matches just about any gift tag I attach, so she gets used quite a bit!

The blue-and-grey and pink-and-grey combinations of EllaBlue and EllieRose always make me think of elephants, so I made some little elephant gift tags to go with them.

And of course the red-and-black LadyBird is just meant for ladybirds!

Moustaches are everywhere now, aren't they? While I'm not a fan of the real thing (!) I do love some pretty little paper moustaches, pictured here with Whimsy Farm Twine Bessie.

Finally, my favourite colour at the moment - orange! So fresh and vibrant, Clementine brightens my mood every time I use it.

I've been sending so many parcels out lately though, that I'll soon have to devote a day to gift tag-making! (This isn't a problem, my favourite way to relax is by making gift tags... possibly with a bag of Clinkers by my side.) 

Til next time,
Angie. xx