Monday, May 17, 2010

Tree Love

I often get asked where I got my tree from that I use for my market display. Well this shop is where I ordered it from. Although I do love my tree, being made from recycled cardboard it does have some limitations as a market display and needs to be handled with some TLC. I'm not quite sure how long it will last as it is in a need of some small repairs but hopefully with some care and some strong glue it will last a few more markets to come. It does make a great talking point at the markets and for the price it is well worth the outlay.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bris Style Mother and Child Market Wrap Up

The BrisStyle market organisers out did themselves yet again with a wonderful market. The day before mothers day this market was the perfect way to start of a wonderful family weekend. I was lucky enough to share the day at the markets with my fantastic Mum. It was a lovely to spend the day chatting with her and watching the crowds filter through and enjoy all the colourful delight of the market. Below are a few pictures of the day, a few of my stall and some from the other great stall holders.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Why do weekends go so fast? Lots of crafting at home and a few little trips out and about. On Saturday I took myself up to the little Lifeline Bookfest at Caboolture to grab some more Golden Books for some projects for the upcoming BrisStyle Mother and Child Markets. Some lovely finds amongst the very full tables.

Sunday morning started of with a very steamy, foggy outlook. This was the picture from my back door. Which left me plenty of time to laze around before heading into the city for the Suitcase Rummage Sale in King George Square.

The day fined up beautifully and was lovely for us shoppers but the poor Suitcase sellers that had the sunny spots in King George Square were slowly melting. There was a great mix of vintage and handmade on offer. I pulled all the muscles in my hip during the week which made the whole bending down and rummaging a little difficult but it was still heaps of fun.

I met the lovely Holly from Pannikin. Her suitcase was full of so much lovely handmade goodness. I was able to get some of the cutest badges ever from Holly to add to Cait's collection. I was also trying to be very good and not spend much money (due to this debacle) but a dress handmade from vintage fabric nearly got the better of me. Lucky for my hip pocket the dress was gone by the time I made my mind up. Below are a few snaps of the day.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I would love to be able to focus intently on just one thing like my Sister's dog Gypsy. This was a photo of her on Easter Sunday waiting for a ball to be thrown. Apparently multi tasking is bad for your health anyway.

I on the other hand are more like my old, lazy dog Ben who has gone to live out his retirement with my Mum. At nearly ten years of age he likes nothing better to do than sleep, sleep, eat and sleep. Doesn't sound too bad at all.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Long Weekends Are For....

Well I know this long weekend should be for cleaning out a very messy garage, sorting through Moo's room or maybe at a stretch organising the pantry. But no this weekend is for sewing for the BrisStyle Indie Mother & Child Market that is on the 8th of May. The timing is perfect for the Market as it is being held the day before Mother's Day, which makes Mother's Day shopping easy peasy. I'm sure there will be plenty of goodies there that will please the most difficult to buy for Mum (or even the fussy Mother in Law).

This Market has been a lovely incentive to expand my range. Not only will I have lots of purses I have also been working on a range of baby blankets. They are all made will 100% linen, hand screen printed textiles and backed with a beautiful soft hemp and organic cotton fleece.

The kitchen chair piled with the weekends projects.

The above blanket has the most beautiful light steel grey/blue linen. It is a lovely change from the pastel blues for boys.

I love, love, love how this blanket came together. I so wish I had a blanket like this for my girls when they were little. The soft pink in the screen print, the natural linen and the cream of the fleece go so beautifully together. The floral design has made quite a contemporary modern baby's blanket.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

14 Sleeps to Go

Well its 14 sleeps to go or so I'm told until Easter. Not that we are really into the whole Easter commercialism side of things but we do enjoy just a little chocolate indulgence. This year I've finally gotten around to some crafty Easter preps - making fabric Easter Baskets. The pattern is from the "Kidlet Wall Pocket Tidy Tote" by JCasa Handmade. I've made a few of these before for the girls to hang on their doors and on the ends of their beds to keep all the small bits and bobs under control. They have come up really well as Easter Baskets. The best thing is they will be able to use them through out the year too.

The cute fabric on the front is the Eggshells Fabric by Aunty Cookie.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The above is the sum total of my very lazy weekend crafty pursuits. I really should be much more organised as the next BrisStyle market is on its way in the beginning of March. I am happy though to find some craftiness I can do while lazing around with the girls on a Sunday watching movies and eating loads of popcorn and the likes. These hearts are for the next BIDM so if you wish to see them in their finished form you might just have to pop along to St Augustines on the 6th of March.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best Week Ever

Well this week on Etsy has delivered some very lovely surprises. First I was very, very lucky to be mentioned in the Etsy Finds From a Land Down Under here. I can not quite believe that I was among such wonderful Australian talent. But to top it up today the garland I blogged about in my last post made it to the front page today. Wow, what a week. Back to school tomorrow and back to the sewing machine.

Happy Australia Day to you all!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

That Time Of Year

Yep, it's that time of year when all the hearts come out and its time to remember those we hold close to our hearts. In celebration of my love of hand screen printed fabric I have been finally been able to make good use of some small pieces of Pippijoe's Daisy fabric that I just knew one day I would find something special to use them for. Presenting..... my heart garland. Available in my etsy store now. I just wish I had a bright, breezy widow to photograph it on (all my widows have ugly security screens) to show how pretty it is. But anyway I made do with screeching at the girls to hold the garland still while I photographed it against a boring old wall. Doesn't quite do it justice though.

And keeping with the whole heart theme is a pretty heart purse that is also in my etsy shop. The fabric is the heart fabric by Carly Schwerdt from Umbrella Prints. The colour is Storm Boy Blue. I think it is the whole name of the colour that I love too as Storm Boy was one of my favourite books as a child.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

What a lovely way to start the 2010 with a spot on the front page of etsy with my small Spring Days Purse! I hope 2010 brings you all much happiness and success.

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