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.

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