Sunday, August 23, 2009


Another busy week over and done but a good one all up.  I had a lovely visit to Nook yesterday.  I have wanted to get down to see this most sweetest shop since it recently opened.  I wasn't disappointed at all.  So much hand made goodness in one place.  It was lovely to see some of the BrisStyle girls' wonderful items on display.  I'm sure Nook will become a regular haunt for the handmade shopper in Brisbane.  

Going to Nook spurred on a bit of inspiration (how could it not!) .  While I was going through town I spied a girl with the most gorgeous fabric hand bag.  I had to follow her for a little while to get a good peek at it though.  (Please tell me I'm not the only crazy person who does things like that.)  So below is the bag I made this morning from Thea & Sami's beautiful fretwork fabric this morning.  It has been forever since I have made a two handled tote.  I think it is my dislike for the handle making part that steers me clear of actually having to make two handles instead of one.  

Saturday, August 15, 2009


"There is something you always must remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." 
(Winnie the Pooh)

I had to gently remind my eldest of this just recently.  Making this little purse this week made me think of Cait.  We all need to be told how clever we really are now and then.  Have a lovely weekend!  

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lovely Weekend

All weekends should be as lovely as the one I just had.  I was lucky enough on Saturday to catch up with the wonderful group of girls for BrisStyle for a meet up.  It was lovely to meet some new faces and to get together for lots of crafty talk.  At one stage the room was just humming. 

Amanda from Twinkle Star Art also brought along a present I had purchased from her for Miss Tayla for her upcoming birthday.  The print is currently hiding at my Mum's place as I have a few sticky beaks who might spy it before the big day.  It is just beautiful.  

We were lucky enough to go around to the wonderful Funky Fabrix store after lunch.  What an amazing range of fabrics.  I picked up some new ones to add to my currently depleted stash.  All of the ones below except the pippijoe black and white print I purchased from Funky Fabrix.  

Then Saturday night it was off to Tara Thai in the Valley with the girls from work for a very yummy dinner with much laughter and just a few drinks.  

On Sunday morning I headed off to the Boutique Markets at Portside to partake in a grand amount of handmade loveliness.    It was the first time I had managed to take a peek at this wonderful market.  I had so much fun chatting to many of the BrisStyle girls and Thea from Thea & Sami.

This is the very fun shirt I brought from Thea for Miss Cait.  It is so soft and the print is so cute.  I just hope that she shares with me.  

A friend's daughter has just turned 16.  I wanted to get her something little but special also.  It a world that is so gadget orientated it is not always easy to find a gift that fits that bill.  But Little Jane St had the perfect gift that I had been looking for.  This little paper garland is made out of recycled story book paper. Now I'm pretty sure this lovely 16 year old doesn't have one of these.  

Etsy Ekka Extravaganza!

Yay, it's Ekka time again in Brisbane.  To celebrate the BrisStyle team are having a massive sale.  A perfect way to celebrate the goodness of the Ekka, save some cash and avoid the crowds by shopping at home.  To see the BrisStyle contingent that is participating go to here.

Monday, August 3, 2009


A new fretwork bag from Thea & Sami's most wonderful fabric.  I adore this print so much.  The last bag I made with this fabric was given to a very dear friend for her 40th birthday.  Thea was so generous with her time when I ordered several metres of this fabric the other week.  It was printed super quick at a  time when she was busy moving studios.  Just beautiful!  

Little no sew envelopes from this pattern.  So much fun.  

Yummy bread rolls.  The recipe can be found here.  This recipe turns out so well.  I cooked some up yesterday for lunch when I had five children to feed.  It was the first time there was silence all day.  Warm, sweet straight out of the oven goodness.  I had mine with butter and strawberry jam.  Sorry no pics of the finished product as no one would wait long enough.  

I have also signed up to SoopSee.  I really like the idea of having my etsy shop, blog and bits and pieces together.  This is the link to Little Mary Moo's Place.  Shall see how it goes.  

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