Thursday, May 28, 2009
Remember I told you I had to go to The Handmade Expo meeting yesterday? Well we had a hard day, discussing all manner of things !!
MMMMM Cream buns, I haven't had them since I was at High school ! ( some 30 odd years ago ! )
There always has to be fudge when anything to do with The Handmade Expo is going on !
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A stack of heat packs that I had already cut out and were waiting for me , Some new colours in pants and skirt. It is a good colour for the boys but teamed with pink trim is good for girls too and who doesn't love navy and pink ?
Then there are these that I finished off yesterday..
I am haveing a bit of a break from sewing tomorrow whilst I have a Handmade Expo meeting. We have lots of new ideas to discuss and will be a full on couple of very productive hours. If you live in South East QLD then check out our dates for upcoming markets, We have over 90 stallholders of handmade lovliness ! Here
I may have a new model for my pants and singlets, he is here , and is so cute !
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
And heres a pic of my stall.
The Handmade Expo provided 23 stalls of handmade lovliness for the day and we all set up on the grassed area along the path .
Speaking of Granny squares ! ( ha ha ) and me doing some linen changing for the coming colder nights I found and remembered this blanket my mum made for me. She has made one for everyone in the family, each different and each one with the owners initials crotched in it.
Now if you dont get a rug then you definately get a pair of knitted slippers !
These are for my order.. I made 12 of these vintage chenille cushion covers, not all for the order, but I figure if you are doing a few you may as well do a dozen !, these are going to a store in Sydney and some purses too. I'll tell you more about the store when I get some photos of the shop.
Before I forget, could you go over to Brisstyle please and enter the fab giveaway, time is running out ! http://brisstyle.blogspot.com and there are two great giveaways and all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog...go for it... nothing to lose !
Friday, May 15, 2009
So there you have part of my week, I have also made about 30 gorgeous heat packs in some new coloured chenille (vintage ofcourse)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This is what the stall looked like, only three times bigger as we had 9m X 3m.
I entered five items in the show competition and got four places, excitement plus !
Thank you to our wonderful stallholders for your support of the Handmade Expo and the Handmade industry...
Now its sewing time, YAY !
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Am I putting too much pressure on myself ?
There is so much I want to do and here I am on the computer again ! I wanted to show you a couple of finds from the weekend and also to show you how button making has crept into my world.
I am making some buttons to match the fabric trim on my " new collection " pants and skirts as well as vintage chenille buttons that will match the garments too. They could be used by the purchaser of the garment as hair clips ( just slide the bobby pin onto the button ) or as a button sewn on to a top to match the outfit.
I have even started wearing a chenille covered button in my hair!
I have very short sticky up spikey hair so it's a bit funny , but I'm lovin it !!
Then there was this bargain from the antique shop at Aratula, It's perfectly rusty which Mr bubba says will paint up a treat with some sanding.Its an old hat box.
This gorgeous folk art teapot from Mt Tamborine.
And this lovely tiny hanging, about 8 cm X 11 cm, it's the heart thing I'm drawn to, cant resist ! Sorry it's a bit bright, I need a lesson on using my camera.
I'm off now for final packing and prep for the Ipswich Show, setting up tomorrow for three days of promoting the Handmade Expo and ofcourse promoting HANDMADE.
We will have lots of beautiful goodies for sale from over 20 of our best stallholders, so if you are in the area or looking for a day out Thurs, Friday or Saturday, 9 am - 9pm each day, Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd, then do yourself a favour and come visit us.
We have the biggest site in the pavilion ( and probably the best too ! ) and would love to help you choose an amazing Mothers Day gift for your mum. We could also help your child choose you a gift !