This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stock Clearance

I am listing all left over stock at The cloth pad shop in bulk packs of 5 at clearance prices - grab a bargain!
Platinum panties is taking a short break from sewing.

My etsy store is still open with cloth pads and my crocheted baby items :)
I am hoping to add more crochet stock soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pure beauty

Just thought I'd share my flowering hibiscus tree with you all.....such pure beauty and the trunk on it - it must be so old, I've never seen one like it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


A special post to announce our pregnancy....BABY NO 5

Due Date - 21st May 2010

Dr's visit went through the usual - need blood tests, checked blood pressure etc and then we went to hear the heartbeat.......nothing, not a sound cept my own. Dr said it was still early so not to worry but we booked an ultrasound for today...
I couldn't wait and neither could my bladder at the end of it but on the ultrasound we found a gorgeous bubba
Its heartbeat was 173 beats a min and he said it looked normal and fine and my dates were correct for measuring 10 weeks...the cute lil thing was moving around like a jumping jellybean and waving its lil arms - I have a printed photo but hopefully will get a cd on friday so I can upload the pic, its so clear!
Relief and happiness have set in!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I am afraid my blog has been quite uninteresting as of late :(
I've been terribly sick for over 4 weeks now with glandular fever, chest infection and a cold!
I hope to start catching up soon......

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pad pocket.......Cloth pad shop!

A great place to store your unused cloth menstrual pads between cycles.....It has a drawstring top and is ready for hanging behind the bathroom door or wherever you store your pads :)
Up for auction right now at the cloth pad shop go check it out............make a bid!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New crochet listings and needle felting....

Here are the latest winter additions to my etsy store

From another seller on etsy- Purplecatscorner......a gorgeous needle felted door hanger, it is too cute

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Here's a joke...I couldn't resist

I saw this joke on the All for women forum and it's so funny I just had to share....

Daffy Duck on a dirty weekend calls hotel reception and asks for a condom.
The receptionist says, shall I put them on your bill?

Daffy replies...

Don't be thucking thupid I'd thufficate!!!!

LOL :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Welcome to all my new followers....

I just noticed a bunch of new followers to my blog and I just wanted to say thankyou and its great you have all chosen to be a part of my life :)
I hope you enjoy my posts and I just love comments so feel free to comment away.......

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fighting climate change....join me!

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge

Check out this website
"To join in, post the badge to your site, let us know, and we'll offset 350 pounds of carbon in your name. That's like flicking off 100 lightbulbs for a day. Or going two full weeks without your car"!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mother/daughter time - art

My 8 year old daughter and I have started to include a special time each week with just each other ( with a house full of boys, its hard) and we have been doing some paintings together....its such fun working on something together and even though our paintings are a bit quirky and weird sometimes, we just love to embellish a bit, lol I think they turn out pretty good :)
I think the best part is learning how to mix the paint to make different colors and using glitter glue is such girly fun too!

Cloth pad stocks....

I have shifted around my cloth pad stocks so now both of my cloth pad shops are stocked aswell as my website of course!
Check them out
I have been ordering some new fabric to make up some more so it should arrive soon :)

Crochet baby dresses added to my etsy store

I have just added a few more of my crocheted baby dresses to my etsy store...I have been receiving such great feedback on my pieces that I am just tickled pink ♥
Here are some pics

Friday, June 5, 2009

Platinum Angelz- Welcome

Finally getting this blog up and running as a place to share my numerous self designed patterns and my projects along the way as well as news about my store in stocks!

See my cloth pads at:




I just love to add new yarns of varying textures and types to my stash and always experiment with yarn in a pattern. My fabric stash is inspired by bright colours and cute pieces that are inspiring and unique!
All patterns on my blog have been designed by me straight from my pretty head, lol and I put emphasis on easy, simple patterns even a beginner can master but yet which produces a polished piece.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

New pads I've bought......

And here are the recent additions to my pad stash....I've added these photos to my previous post too if you wanted to see my whole collection in a group :P see here

The bottom two in the second pic are my new pocket pads...they come with inserts that you pop into the back of the pad. I have thin inserts which are great for liner use and I got two more thicker inserts custom done by Autumn (secretnerdbrigade) for use as a regular flow pad!

And what have I been up to????

Well not sewing :(
We moved house a while ago and it has been a long process trying to get everything into its place...I still have a spare room filled with boxes and just general crap really. We have also signed the messy house pledge on
'From this day forward, I commit to myself, my home
and my family to a clutter-free and organized life'.
It is amazing how much stuff we have yet don't use or even intend to use, I got the shock of my life trying to pack up our home of many years, its just stuff.
So its time to move forward and clear out our life! So far we have donated 8 garbage bags and three boxes of stuff to goodwill and guess what I even went thru my fabric collection :P and cleared out all the pieces I haven't used in like years, lol

I also have to get a move on and list some more of my crocheted stuff on etsy considering it has been getting alot of views and a big sale.....I have so many cute dresses to list aswell as headbands and hats etc


Monday, June 1, 2009


Firstly I would like to thank all the beautiful women that entered my giveaway....and the randomly chosen winner is Beth AKA chicken scratch! Congratulations and I do hope you enjoy your prize :)

Now to all my other entrants.......I couldn't let you all leave with nothing so I am giving you all a $5.00AUD discount voucher to use on my website towards the pad of your choice
I will be contacting you all personally to advise you of your special coupon code!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

BUY Something- proceeds to a sick, special little girl

I have taken it upon myslef to try and raise as much money as I can for a great cause....A beautiful little girl who has a rare condition called Costello Syndrome’. I am going to donate all proceeds from the sales of my products to help the family attend a research symposium in San Francisco.
Please open your hearts and buy from my etsy store or website

You can read more about this cause here....

New pads...naughty me and some business news

Hi everyone...17 followers of my blog I feel very honored :)
I have just added two more photos to my personal cloth pad stash post.....naughty me has bought a few more, oh and I also found some more that i bought a while ago in a box (we just moved house)....Shhh don't tell my husband but i have another 6 coming in the mail :D well its not my fault who could resist cute poodles on a pad ~ poodles i tell ya, they are just too cute~!

On to business news.................. My super sale went really well, I sold a total of gee how about 30 pads which is great.
I was also asked during the sale if I accepted layby, now this is something I had never really considered, but then when I did start to think about it I realised you know this is what would benefit moms ( I mean seriously what mom is going to justify spending up big on herself when all we want to do is please our children and look after their needs first ) and so I am pleased to say 'Platinum panties' now has a layby service!
It is really easy to work starts with a 10% deposit and then just regular weekly payments *I am pretty flexible so I'm not too fussy with certain amounts every week, just what you can pay really* if you want layby all you have to do is tick the cheque/money order option during checkout to secure your order and state the word layby in the notes to seller and we'll set that up for you :)

New stocks will be being added soon to my store at the cloth pad shop....I've just been really busy and have not had as much time to sew as I would like :( I promise though I will re stock soon! My website has just been restocked so you just might find a new pad there!


Friday, May 22, 2009

SALE EXTENDED- Finishes 8pm Sunday

Due to popular demand Platinum Panties is extending our super will now finish at 8pm Sunday.
New stocks have been added so there is plenty to choose from :)
LAYBY is also available for those who would like to take advantage of the special but pay as you go.....10% deposit, just choose the cheque/money order option on checkout to secure your order and request layby in the buyers notes to seller and we'll set it up for you!
Read my post below for more details on this great sale...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

wow I have just passed the 300 mark....

Wow I am just excited today....if you look to the left of my blog you will see the count of how many cloth menstrual pads I have sold.....drum roll please I have passed the 300 mark (309 to be exact). I am so thankful to all my customers and return customers because without you my pads wouldn't be out what can i say :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cloth pads for 1.00 AUD

Platinum Panties is making way for new stock so I'm holding an amazing special on my website....
Buy one pad at normal price and get another pad of your choice (equal or lesser value) for only $1.00.
Buy two pads at normal price and receive two pads for only $1.00 each and so on for however many you want to buy :)
International customers welcome
This is a limited offer and is only open from today 18th may until 8pm on the 21st of May
Those wanting to pay via direct deposit I will adjust your amount manually....those wanting to pay via paypal I can send you a revised invoice or refund your money after you have paid.
Come grab a bargain

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Win this pad............
Made with a quilters cotton top, layer of flannel, a two layer bamboo fleece core, layer of flannel and a quilters cotton bottom.
Length approx 20cm
Wings snapped across approx 7.5cm

All you have to do is leave a comment under this post :) Giveaway will close on 1st June and winner randomly drawn....remember to leave an email so I can contact you if you win.


My personal pad stash....

And as promised here are the pics of my personal pad a pad maker and seller I have been asked quite a few times now what my personal stash looks like....what inspires me and what do i like in a pad....I have only photographed bought pads, i also have a whole heap of pads that i have designed and made myself...... after all I really know my own body, but i didn't put them on here as i feel there is already quite alot of my samples throughout the blog ;)
I buy pads from alot of different makers but I do have a few favorites that work for me and so I usually buy more when i see designs i like..............this is not my entire stash as i think some are in the wash and I have some others on the way in the post.

These two pictures are of my regular flow pads.....I find them great for normal to heavy flow days!

The next two pictures are that of my pantyliner collection....I find these pads to suit my light to normal flow days!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

pad swaps/trades and my personal collection

as a cloth pad user myself i am always interested i trying new brands and types of pads so if you would like to do a swap, my pad for yours i am up for the trade.....i prefer pantyliners or light flow pads personally as these seem to get more use in my collection.......and on to my pad stash, have you ever wondered what other womens pad stashs look like, what prints they like, colors, themes......

my pad stash contains alot of different prints, i love flannel topped pads with cute animal designs, i just adore brightley colored pads and anything girly and feminine just sucks me right in......i know that i truly have more pads than i really need in one cycle but who can resist the lure of fabric and style. i have aio ones with a layer of pul for leak protection.....these i like to use on my heay flow days and for nights but i must say my favourite pads would have to be my fleece backed pads, i have never had a leak problem and find they are super soft and flexible to wear. my preference for pads is on the smaller side of the scale i find i dont really have a use for the bigger/longer pads.
pics coming soon of my stash
so that is a sneak peak ito my pad buying mind....leave a comment and let me know your preferences

Friday, May 8, 2009

Follow me :)

I have just added a follow me link to my blog page so now all you have to do to keep in touch is add your name to the list......Platinum Panties is also now on twitter, here you can find regular updates of our specials, sales as well as tidbits of information on cloth menstrual pads!
New stocks of cloth menstrual pads will be made up soon.....I've just moved house so all of my sewing materials are still sitting around in limbo probably feeling unloved ;)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New store opening.........and a new look website :)

We have been very busy here at Platinum Panties.......firstly we have a new look website, we've tidied it up a little and have made it easier to see and look at - gone is the purple :( (i did love that purple) and in is white which makes for a crisper look and hopefully a bit easier on the eyes. I can say I am now very happy with the new store layout and I think the pads now take centre stage as they should.

Secondly we have a new store on we are thrilled to be expanding our advertising and audience. I have listed a few pads already so things are up and running and I just cant wait to take my first order.......I am also giving a free pad to the first person who orders from my etsy store so lets hope its you, lol.
Check it out at

I will be adding a whole bunch of new pads to the shop as soon as I can so keep an eye out!

Brightest blessings to all

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pay it forward............

I was just reading a great blog and so I am paying it forward, go check it out sometime and here is one of the most tempting posts from the blog 'The nut house'........

"I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 people who comment on this post :) I have 365 days to do it in…What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!The catch is that you must participate as well, you must have a blog and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.
So, who wants a pressie from me?"


Thursday, March 12, 2009

New stocks and a new pad style

Well Ive been to the drawing board again and have expanded the wings on my regular pads so now we have 7cm width when snapped, check out the pics above. Being comfortable and easy to wear they will be made into regulars and waterproof regulars.
New stocks are being added daily to my website and shop at the cloth pad shop!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Garter and rib preemie hat

This cute hat works up fast and is lovely and warm for little preemie heads.........

Yarn : panda lustre yarn, white' 8ply acrylic yarn multi

Gauge : Not too important as every size will fit some little bubba

Cast on 40sts in white lustre yarn

K2 P2 rib for 11 rows

Change color to 8ply yarn and work 11 rows in garter st (knit every row)

DEC rows: *K2tog, knit 1 *rep to end k2tog

Knit a row

*K2tog, knit 1* rep to end k2tog

K2tog across row end K 1

K2tog across row K1

Bind off remaining stitches leaving a long tail to sew side seam and your all done! :)