Monday, December 21, 2009

Ok I'm done !

The tree is up and decorated, my fave and gold!

The pressies are wrapped and under the tree !

I made all my gift tags from last years Christmas cards!

Mr bubba had to get his pressie early cos we need it for over the holidays!

This one was a hundred years old and we just couldn't go on with it any more !

Then because everything seems to be in order, cleaned and ticked off my list (well until I need to get all the last minute foodie things , like Townsville Tigers and Sweetlip) I thought I'd retreat to my studio and get creative.

Yes it is a door stop, I only had enough wheat left in my stash to fill half of it, so I put rice in to fill the rest and lots of Lavender, mmmmm smells divine.

Who knows if I'll get to post again, being so busy and all, So I would really like to wish you all a tuely lovin, happy and peace filled Christmas.

I have virtually met so many wonderful blogettes this year and wish we could share some Christmas cheer together, you know in real life ! I know there is a blogette meetup in Melbourne next year and wish I could go too, maybe we'll have to have another blogette lunch sooner than later !

I finally put something on my "bucket list" too !

I want to go to America with a group of like minded people, people who love craft, patchwork, quilt shows and craft exhibitions, who love buying fabric etc etc, Maybe for two weeks, maybe a tour, any one else have this on their list ?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

If you love vintage, pop over here...

If you are in love with vintage everything, pop over here, check this blog out and enter giveaway! This is a great blog to follow!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I won these !

Thanks for reminding me Kylie,( Pic off Kylies blog) I too won some of these lovely upcycled giftags, Bec was feeling soo generous. Sorry forgot to take a pic before I used them ( naughty! )

Any hoo I too won this giveaway from little brown dog. Thanks Bec.

Bec made these from upholstry fabric sample book, (wouldn't I love to get my hand on one of those babies!) I really did use them already !

If you're reading you know who you are that has received one of these!

Vintage Chenille Bathmat - by bubbachenille on madeit

Vintage Chenille Bathmat - by bubbachenille on madeit

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

bubbachenille pre Xmas SALE on NOW at Handmade Heaven

Yep you read that right!
I am having a sale in Handmade Heaven.
Lots of reductions,
be quick,
never to be repeated prices to make way for 2010 stock.
Online transactions at Handmade Heaven available through paypal.
Grab a bargain.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Listings from me on Madeit

I haven't listed on madeit for ages and seeing the holidays are coming up, with not much selling going on at markets, I thought I'd start listing some items. I'll do some more on etsy soon too.
For now here is my madeit store if you want to have a look !

Monday, December 14, 2009

I won this !

Last week this giveaway win arrived in the mail. Cherie from " I'm over it " was most generous in her giveaway, thanks again Cherie, and drew my name as the winner ! I also received a bag of vintage laces which I am going to put to use in the New Year in some new projects I have baking in my brain!

I certainly wont be "stuck" on any "how to's in my sewing future ! The book is massive and covers everything one would ever need to know about sewing ! Maybe I should pass this on to my daughters, who cant sew a button on ! That's what mums are for right ?

Whilst I'm here I must tell you about last Saturdays Market ( brought to you by the Handmade expo ).

I think we had our biggest crowd ever as when I opened the doors at 8am, I couldn't get across to the other side where my stall was for all the lovely customers. There were so many new faces which was lovely to see, I'm sure they will be converted now ! Everyone leaving seemed to have an arm full of purchases too, Our stallholders will be happy !

It's a while before our next Market on the 20 th February so this will give all our stallholders a chance to restock, redesign and create lots of new things over the break, ready for a bigger and better year ahead.

The Market next year will see lots of new initiatives evolve to keep it moving forward and encouraging lots of new customers along, who may not have experienced the whole Handmade world yet! ( hard to believe that there are some who haven't ) The Market will be offering something too good to pass up ! So please watch this space or start following The Markets Blog so you can be totally up to date on whats going to be happening, all the dates etc.

A huge break between markets mean you may be having withdrawal symptoms for handmade items, Pop over to Handmade Heaven on line or pop down to The Old Flour Mill, Brisbane St, Ipswich to shop in person. You will find the greatest variety of handmade goods on offer from many different people from all over Australia (moi included )

Monday, December 7, 2009

The whole year down and one to go !

Well Saturdays Brisstyle market went beautifully, thanks to the girls organising, they did a wonderful job as usual.

I am still recovering and can hardly look at my sewing machine at the moment! I will be at The Handmade Expo this coming Saturday, 12th December 8am - 2pm, Ipswich Turf club, Bundamba.

This is my last market for the year, then no more until Feb, when I'll probably be chomping at the bit to get there. At the moment though, (sigh )... well it has been a long year. I have put that marquee up about 20 times and I'll have to pull everything I have inside to do it one more time! I am excited though, Just on the inside at the moment, I'm still a bit tired but by Saturday I'll be rearing to go !

Liesa from Handmade Heaven will be having a stall next to me as well so pop by and say hi ! and check out all the handmade lovlies we have between us ! Say hi to Micky too from Handmadies.

Here's a couple of pics from Saturday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

only 17 hours to go !

That's right folks, If you are in South East Queensland tomorrow, you wont want to miss this Market.

I will have a stall, just as you walk in the grounds.

Please come and say hi, or do what some other bloggy buddies did in Victoria last weekend and wear a pink yo yo so we'll recognise you as a fellow blogger !

See you tomorrow with bells on !

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blogette Lunch Happy Times !

Yesterday Micky, Liesa and I hosted a little lunch for some blogettes to get together and meet each other.

We had food...

We had a gift swap...

We had a swim...
We had some laughs and there was NO alcohol involved (just uneven ground ! )..
Thanks to these lovely blogettes for coming along and giving us all a day off crafting/working or whatever it is we normally do ! It was fun and we should do it again soon!

Liesa ...Handmade Heaven

Micky ..Handmadies

Bec ..Little Brown Dog

Lisa T .. Sunny Street Designs

Kylie ..Created by Kylie

Kelly.. Purple Paisley Patch

Becky .. Swift Jan

Kim .. Cuggles

Gemma ..Gemma Joy

Special thanks to Gemma and Kelly who came from absolutely miles away to join in the fun.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Is Flickr working on your blog ?

It seems my flickr popping up photo thingy on my blog has stopped working and I've noticed lots of others have stopped too.
What have we done ?
I love that flickr thing !
Can anyone enlighten me ?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Check out Littlemarymoos place for her countdown to the brisstyle Christmas Markets at St Augustines Church, Racecourse Rd hamilton, Saturday Dec 5th until 4pm!
The hottest place on the day for handmade goodies for sure.

You can also check out other brisstylettes on the blog , that way you can make your list before hand! (or even book a gift and pick up on the day )

I'll be there with my little store too, so if you are free, I'll see you there !

I had a lovely win through the week when my giveaway parcel arrived from miss kitty boo boo, YAY, thanks so much miss kitty! )Check out miss kitty on the brisstyle blog too and catch her and littlemarymoo at the brisstyle market on sat 5th.

Here's my win which included a Christmas apron panel, some very different Christmas buttons and a pattern for all sorts of different Christmas thingys to make. Thanks again.

I also have been working on lots of new things for the brisstyle market here's some more new goodies that will be available at the market

New bibs with special vintage chenille and bottle bags with funky trims to help keep your water bottle cool and stop it dripping everywhere !

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 fat quarters to give away

If you are like me and would like to win 12 fat quarters then pop over here

Blog Award

Thank you sooo much to for this lovely award. Dont you love how blogettes give each other a pat on the back every now and then ?
So there are some things I am to do to receive this illustrious award -7 rules to keep it growing:
1) Copy picture and post on your blog
2)thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog
3) write 7 things about yourself we don't know: Here goes !

1. I gave up a fulltime managers job to concentrate on bubbachenille
2. I love Melbourne
3.I WILL have a serious anxiety attack around snakes or frogs
4. I have a certificate in business
5. I love old furniture
6. I only use hand knitted washcloths in my kitchen and I haven't bought tissues for months, I am trying to save the planet!
7. I am nearly 50

Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to,
link to those 7 other bloggers

Here are my seven people:
1. Handmadies
2. I Cant Sew
3 Tag along Teddies
4. Tanyas Prim Tyme Designs
5. Stick and Giggle
6. Lilly Cottage
7. Finki
These are just a few of my fave kreativ bloggers!

Notify your 7 bloggers

Have a happy day, have fun to the new 7!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mark this in your diary !

With The Handmade Expo over for November I can now work towards making more beautiful stock for the Brisstyle Christmas market on Saturday 5th Dec. I have some wonderful vintage chenilles on hand, some delicious ones sourced from America with the dollar the way it is at the moment, it's too tempting. It does mean though that I am sourcing some really unusual, pretty and super awesome chenilles.

I will have a great display of your favourite heat packs in large and small and some other different things I have been working on. Here's a prototype, needs some tweeking but is coming along nicely!

I thought this pink and white one was a " keeper" until, they kept getting delivered and the bed was raised by about six inches of single layered beautiful vintage chenille. Alas I had to cut into it !

Look what I have won...

And I have to tell you, I couldn't be happier !

It is an easy wear skirt from and I am so appreciative as I already have one skirt so I can vouch for their comfort and deliciousness ! Thank you so much X O

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I am happy to say that the Handmade Expo was another great success... this was the biggest yet, we were proud to welcome 132 stallholders this month...


I am certainly proud of this and I know all our stallholders are too, so a huge thank you to our wonderful, loyal stallholders who stay with us every month... we really appreciate it.

Now, to our customers - we had a fabulous day. We thank you for braving the heat, as it was a scorcher but we thank you for coming every month to support our local handmadies and the BEST MARKET in town! Plus, we are pretty certain you crossed a lot off your christmas list (I know I did)!

With our free entry now and forever that just puts the cherry on top!

You aren't going to want to miss the last Handmade Expo for the year on Saturday 12th December. Known as our Xmas Extravaganza you definately wont be dissapointed, and you'll be able to finish off your list !

Thank you all once again... without your support this would not be the BEST MARKET to visit once a month at the loveliest, relaxed outdoor venue in town.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Brush with fame for a fleeting moment !

Yesterday Liesa and I had lunch with Ray Martin, He has had an awesome life, not that it's nearly over or anything, he still wants to interview the Queen !

His autobiography ( which I started last night ) will be a great read as he has met so many famous people and seen so many things all over the world. Such an interesting, humble man...

The day before I received these photos of some of my clothes from Anklebiters, a new stockist of my clothes. Amazing what a professional photographer can do isn't it ? I have put them into flickr as well if you want to look at some of my other creations too.

These styles and much more will be available this Saturday at The Handmade Expo, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba at the Ipswich Turf Club along with 136 stalls of Handmade Lovliness,

Our biggest market ever, just in time for some awesome Christmas shopping !

Also available all the time at Handmade Heaven in Ipswich.

P.S Miriam wearing Curly Pops gorgeous brooch and Liesa sporting delicious bag by Denim by Deborah.

P.P.S The biggest post I have ever done !

Friday, November 13, 2009

I cant help myself

How super cute is this ? Not my size unfortunately, it's only a size 2 !


HELP, I really need your help if you can sew and you are a bit fussy!
Thats right, I have about 5 days work for someone who can sew between now and the 12 th December.
Interested ? email me before I have a nervous breakdown and get even further behind !

Oh so cute !

This skirt and singlet is part of a customers order i have just finished, Oh if only I had some little girls in my life !

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brisstyle Christmas Market


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hi Everyone,

We are super excited to announce that as at our next market...21st November...Entry into The Handmade Expo will be:
We are proud that we have gotten to the stage with the market that we no longer have to charge an entry fee for our wonderful customers.
So, even more reason to come and enjoy the market every month.

purchase with paypal

I was having a convo with a lady the other day, and she was talking about how much people use paypal these days, then she described how easy it was to make the option available for anyone wanting to purchase from your blog !
Hey presto!
You can now purchase off my blog through paypal if you see something you like. Just convo first for postage costs and conversions !
See the Donate button, sidebar, top right. I wish everyone had one of these on their blogs !

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Do you like yellow ?

Todays new bathmat.. I mean everything doesn't have to be pink does it ?

Ooooh I just realised it still has pink on it ! Tomorrow is another day and another bathmat ! What goes with dark green ? I know pink does !

Dont forget to comment on the Handmade Expo blog and comment about the market on your blog, facebook or twitter and bump up the amount of the giveaway, currently standing at $41 !

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Vintage Chenille Bathmats in stock

Hi there,

I have recovered enough from the two day market at Gatton over the weekend to start sewing again.

Yesterday I spent the whole day cutting up vintage chenille bedspreads ( It's what I do ! ) so I could start a production line of sewing for the next Handmade Expo and the Brisstyle Christmas market.

So after a slow start I finally got into it and managed to finish 10 bathmats in preparation for markets and re stocking Handmade Heaven tomorrow.

Thursday is "back into it day " for me, with 50 of one thing ready to go ( show you when finished ), about 30 of another, and then I want time to create new things!

Dont forget to go over to The Handmade Expo blog and leave a comment to increase the giveaway amount.

Doesn't matter if you cant make it to the market and you live way away, The idea is the more comments , the more dollar value the winner gets to spend at the market. It increases by one dollar for each different blogette though, but in the spirit of blogging and handmadewomanship ( that must be a word, if not I am copywriting it ! ) wouldn't you want everyone to leave a comment on the chance it could be YOU winning the loot ! ( and sending us broke maybe ! Ha Ha )

While you are over there you might find an interesting looking blog you'd like to take a look at too !

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Come Christmas Shopping with me

Just a quick post to let you know I am set up and ready for you to come and visit me at Gatton Town Hall, tomorrow and Saturday for a great Christmas shopping experience. There are so many awesome and delicious stalls of handmade ideas and gifts , I think I have already spent any money I will make ! It's air conditioned too and you can have morning and afternoon tea and light lunches. Please say Hi if I am at my stall when you come !

There is a facebook page too if you search Christmas in the Country art and craft show.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Off for a few days R & R

Although it's not actually "our" holiday as such, Handmadies has invited us for three nights at Noosa and I cant wait to relax in one of our favourite places in this great land, The other one being Melbourne ofcourse ! mmmm We have all been here before but Micky and fam are making it an annual pilgrimage. It's such a great place to be with kids and adults alike.
When we get back, the following day I'm at Gatton setting up for Christmas in the Country, so I will be absent for a week or so and having withdrawals from you all by then, no doubt.

Dont forget The Handmade Expo is having a great giveaway, please pop over and leave a comment, every different blogger who comments increases the giveaway, so even you you aren't in this area, if you comment it pushes up the prize. So please comment and help whoever wins to win a really really great prize!!

See you in a week when I'm refreshed, then exhausted!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yo Yo's

I have been meaning to post about Yo Yo's since my give away when I had some comments from some lovely peeps not knowing what they were. Here's some pics

These are an inch and a half

And these are tiny, maybe three quarters of an inch.

If you google " How to make a suffolk puff " there are heaps of tutorials.

Blog Christmas Lunch Meetup

Don't forget blogettes about our Christmas get together being held in Laidley (between Ipswich and Toowoomba) on Monday 30th November...

It's bring a plate, a handmade prezzy, your swimmers and a sense of adventure for meeting new people... well, not completely new because we have met you on blogland!

So, please check your diaries and if you are free to come if you could just email or leave a comment on a post and I will get back to you.

Hope to meet you face to face soon.

The Handmade Expo giveaway

The Handmade Expo giveaway is still open for all you blogettes out there who haven't entered yet.

Even if you don't live locally and can't make it to the expo - leave a comment so the $ voucher increases for the peeps that can make.. we would love to giveaway a good amount of $ to spend at either the November or December markets.

The post is here... so go and check it out and leave a comment...

It would be great if you could also blog about the giveaway too!

Christmas in the country at Gatton

Yes this year I have been invited to attend Christmas in the Country, in Gatton as a stallholder to sell my bubbachenille goodies. I have been working madly towards this for a few weeks now as I am led to believe it is a shopping frenzy and one must have mountains of stock !

I have added some supplies into this market too for the crafts person/sewer, so you will be able to purchase vintage chenille fat quarters in lots of different styles, colours and prices, depending on rarity ( as in how rare they are ! ) I will also have some cotton fabric pieces that no longer take my fancy and lots of little packets of vintage buttons.

I will also have a range of gorgeous chenille teddies, There are four different teddies ranging in size and price and all have been wrapped with a singlet included as well some have a burp cloth or bib. A fitting gift for a newborn.

Naturally all my usual items will be in abundance ( hopefully, as you never really know when you have enough for a market ! ) Lots of heat packs large and small and lots of skirts and pants. Included are some christmas pants, skirts, singlets and t shirts. I also have a small range of ladies christmas singlets and t shirts that are embellished with yo yo's.

Do you see the groovy "wireless" mr bubba bought me for the studio ? My next lot of pants in the ever popular size two getting ready for the machine! So much preparation before the finished product! Check out my Flickr page for the finished items.

Any way if you can make it to Gatton on Friday 6th November or Saturday 7th you are sure to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. This market has been held annually for 19 years and has 60 stalls of lovely handmade goodies. Morning and afternoon teas are available as well as light lunches. Starts at 9 am and is open til 7pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

This arrived today Yummo!

When you have to go to the P.O to pick up a parcel, you know it has to be good... Then you get this accross the counter..

With the Aussie dollar the way it is, I've been shopping! 5 times even !! Check this out...

Isn't it delicious ? I wonder if it will replace the other pink one I bought once and couldn't bear to cut up, so it's on the spare bed, or the white one I bought another time that I couldn't cut up and it's on my bed...mmmm what to do ?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Yo YO Winner !

Hey thanks for entering girls, Love a quick giveaway...Dont you ? I wish I could send all a pack of yo yo's ! But I had to put all the names in the proverbial hat ! and drew out Vicki from Tozz's corner... Congrats Vicki and thanks again everyone for entering.

Christmas YO YO Giveaway 2 PM AU EST

It's way too early for a giveaway.. If you'd like to win a package of Christmas Yo Yo's today at 2 pm, Qld time then just leave a comment now and I'll draw a winner this arvo ! Good luck !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

100 followers for The Handmade Expo...Giveaway time !

We have reached the 100th follower... Yeah! Head over to the Handmade Expo Blog now to enter the giveaway... Don't forget to become a follower of the blog as well. Good Luck everyone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

We are having a blogging party ! R U Coming ?

Every so often we meet a fellow blogger, someone who follows us or whom we follow! It's so much fun putting a face to a name.

So Liesa, Micky and Miriam have decided to have a little Christmas blogging party ! No not on line in real life! Yay Cake !

If you are in South East Queensland, you are invited to come to Laidley for lunch and a swim and a pressy swap and a meetup so to speak !

It will be on Monday 30th Nov.

All you have to do is bring a plate, bring a pressy to swap, bring your swimmers and your bright happy face!

Please RSVP by the 16th Nov, either by leaving a comment on one of our blogs or by emailing and let us know what you are putting on your plate!

Your children are welcome but no big boys allowed!

A Truely AWESOME Giveaway

OH my goodness, there are 27 fat quarters to giveaway, This is probably THE most generous giveaway I have ever come accross. You go girl ! Here's the link to get there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A winner !

And the winner is...da dah..theresabuttonmissing, yay I will scoot you an email incase you aren't reading right now !
Thanks to everyone who followed all the rules, it was a big one I know and I wont make the next one soooo big, promise !
So if you'd like to have some Christmas Yo Yo's just leave me a comment and next Monday I'll draw a name out of a bowl that photographs well and doesn't have a white interior!

Thanks also to everyone who made it to The Handmade Expo on Saturday, alas we didn't break the record for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. It wasn't for lack of trying thats for sure! We had fun doing it anyway and there maybe another attempt around Christmas time!
There were lots of new stalls and we all started our Christmas shopping, even Mr bubba blew the budget!

Trying to find the most delicious bowl to put all the names in to draw a winner and when I took pics, it nearly blinded me ! ( remember I cant turn my flash off ! )

The delicious bowl came from Lilly Cottage.. It's pink and heart shaped so there couldn't be anything nicer!