Friday, January 30, 2009

Dates for the Handmade Expo until Dec 2009

The Handmade Expo has just released all it dates right up until the end of the year, (although there could be a few more thrown in here and there !)

Hop on over to the blog and check them out

As of August the venue has changed too, to the Ipswich Turf Club, on Brisbane Rd, Bundamba.

Its close to rail and other public transport too. It will grow massivly here and still be all Handmade.


I just got onto this "pay it forward" idea from and I was lucky enough to be the first reciprient so if you want to play along here are the rules, it looks like fun, fun, fun to me !


I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post and I have 365 days (ample time) to do it in...You must have a blog to join in and be willing to do the same for three other people...

I loved the movie and try to pay it forward in real life, now I get to pay it forward in blog life !!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Australia Day Past

Yay we survived the heat although I am still a bit exhausted a good time was had by all. Fantastic venue and it would be better if it was a bit closer to somewhere!
So many creative people and the quality was awesome..I was next to Trish AKA and there was heaps of laughs and exchanging of ideas, always good and finally got to meet Linda from and got to see all hers and Lauras truely beautiful handmade delights, (couldn't resist ofcourse!)
Thank goodness my husband arrived early as I could have shopped myself to death!
Here are some pics from the day and will be posting lots and lots of pics over the next little while so you can see all that went on, including Micky (daughter and fellow handmade expo owner) shearing a sheep! It's true! (brownie points with her hubby and kidlings!) Stay tuned also for some REALLY big news from the Handmade Expo...You wont want to miss it !
I am in the centre! The old one...and yes they are twins!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I was very flattered to be the recipient of this lovely blog award from Samantha at Jettas Nest Thank you sooooooo much, Now to pay it forward, bearing in mind I am a better at sewing than I am at blogging!! Here goes.....

Proximidade is described as:'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!'
This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

There are so many more gorgeous blogs I follow and I wish I could give this to you too and I am in spirit...
Australia Day Market pics and words to follow soon...... The kitchen beckons!!!
Thanks again Samantha X

Friday, January 23, 2009

Last Post before Australia Day Handmade Expo

Well I had to throw one more at you before I sign off for a couple of days.

The Handmade Expo is on Australia Day at the Jondaryan Woolshed, (west of Toowoomba, Qld) and not only have I been sewing like crazy to have lots of stock for a stall, I am one of the owners of the Expo, along with my two daughters. Theres lots to do now, so I'm done sewing, I have to concentrate on the business end of the Expo or I'm sure to get the boot!

Hope to see some bloggers, madeit and ETSY gals, make sure you say hi! I am dyeing to put some faces to names!

Zippy Bag/Pouch

This is my new creation this morning, now I have to eat !!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

pink bag extra info

Dear oh dear, forgot to mention the bow is removable from the bag and you could use it as a headband, Yay!!

A Pink-a thon

My creative day has been worth it, it's been building up in side me for a while now and I have some new fabrics too.

I seem to get a creative thingy happening when I am working with new fabics. I still love my stash, but sometimes it just needs an injection of something new to inspire me, hence we can never have too many fabrics and it is a race to get as many as we can with no purpose in mind. This is known by millions of women all over the world and we cant let the team down now can we ?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lilly Cottage giveaway

Pop on over to Lillys Cottage, they have a beautiful Valentine givaway! come and meet Linda and Laura at the Handmade Expo on Australia Day at jondaryan Woolshed, 35 minutes west of Toowoomba,Qld. They are going on their first road trip and having a sleep over too!! So is Trish from Trishalan Designs, both have gorgeous shops at Old Petrie Town on the Nth side of Brisbane, view Trishs' work at for all your hand dyed fabric and threads and other goodies too!

bubbamumma x

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

another market for bubbachenille

On Sunday I braved my first market for the year. It started out very overcast and gloomy and cold too would you believe. I thought winter had come early. With grandbabies visiting, they were unprepared for the cold weather too. The stallholder next to me, aunty moo, had a spare velvet tablecloth that made a beautiful blanket for a baby!! Note to everyone who ever visits Toowoomba, no matter what time of the year, be prepared for a different season to the one you are actually in!! Otherwise the day was a promising sign of things to come, maybe we aren't heading towards a recession. (dirty R word!)

I think there were about 40 stalls, not bad for a January, it will only get better! My new canopy worked a treat too giving me lots more hanging space

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Well hello and a happy new year! My second attempt this morning at posting on the blog..I think optus was having a hissy fit!

I have been sewing madly since we returned from Noosa as I have a big year ahead and want to get a head start. I want to do lots of markets and especially new ones I haven't done before, like the Bristyle Market at Hamilton. (I dont even know where Hamilton is!) I am also so excited about the next two weekends, this Sunday the first Queens Park market in Toowoomba and then on Australia Day with The Handmade Expo at Jondaryan Woolsheds...I'm pumped! Hope the wind dies down in the mean time as chenille blowing all over the paddock is not a good look!

I can't wait for Jondaryan to catch up with everyone from the Handmade Expo from last year, feels like they are old friends now and all the new stallholders/new friends who are coming too, Handmade Expo virgins!! Organsing The Handmade Expo is a hoot too and this year we will be going further afield, firstly to Jondaryan, then in April to Goondiwindi and a graet new one in another country town which I cant announce yet, but avid Handmade Expo goers will be thrilled and thats in july. We are also looking at new venues for the future where we can have much bigger events so as not to dissapoint the seemingly endless stallholders on the waiting list. Imagine going from 100 to 200 stalls of handmade only market...I mean am I living the dream or what?

Any way back to chenille...check out the pics and if your sewing space is messier then I'd like to see that!