Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SALE Starts in 2 Days !

Howdy strangers ! Long time between blogs hey ! I've been doing the usual going from one job to another not really getting anything serious done!
I have a market on Sunday In Marburg. It's a new one, first one on Sunday from 7 am - 1 pm in the Green Shed, Queen St ! It's being promoted as recycled, organic, eco friendly etc It's going to be weekly, every Sunday, pop down if you are up for half a day out !

Also big news !!! It's a Sale !! YAY ! We all love a good sale. I have just listed some new things in my Etsy store . But the good thing about this sale is that, first of all it starts on the 1st August and a lot of Brisstyle girls are also having a sale ! Check all the great deals out from the 1st August. My Sale runs for all of August!

My Sale will be Buy one get the second item half price, convo on etsy or email me for Aussie prices and postage though as on etsy it is all in U.S $.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Polka Dot Swap OMGoodness !

My Polka Dot Swap partner was Tracey from Nifty Thrifty in the UK. She received my parcel a few days ago and today when I was leaving the house to run some errands, I spotted a parcel by the front door. I quicky got out of the car and grabbed it with glee ! When I got back in the car I realised I couldn't open it yet, I had to be able to photograph each stage of the opening process and drool over the surprise ! :)
When I finally got home (which was only about half an hour but seemed like days ! )
here's what was inside the parcel....ooh la la!

I am a tease aren't I ? Four little parcels and a gorgeous handmade card with a polka dot dress on the front and lots of lovely words inside, (thanks Tracey ), then the real fun began!

Oh I could smell something before I even started ! The most lovely lavender bags that look like tea bags with polka dot tags on the end and some real tea for later ! Tracey, how did you know lavender was my fave ? Too heavenly !

Next was this pin cushion cuff, I'll get a lot of use from this and there'll be less pin marks in my boobs as I sometimes kind of miss my shirt and go all the way though...(I love this..:) and I don't own one of these but have eyed them off on line and at markets so this is great ! Thanks Tracey !

Before I unwrapped I couldn't have ever guessed what this would be, OMGoodness, look at these cute as scuffs, they have a heavy denim on the sole and these are so cute, I think I'll enjoy these around the pool when we move ! (Thanks Tracey X :) As if this wasn't enough there were two other things wrapped up too but my camera kept over exposing , one was a gorgeous pre loved pillow slip with embroidery and tiny white dots and a vintage handkerchief also guessed it dots over it.
This is my first online swap ever and I have to say it was so much fun giving and receiving!
Thanks so much Tracey, You made my day and thanks to Stacey at for organising this amazing swap.

Now to other serious stuff, Last week was so full on with getting ready for the market and all the usual busy stuff that happens when you are in the early stages of buying a new house and selling the one you are in, I had to get some help with market preparations ! Here's my new helper, after a very successful market just recently this helper has decided that maybe there is "something in what she is doing ! " and she's not just "hobbying" all day every day ! He was happy to help when I asked him !

And I'm trying to keep the house in some sort of order though all these preparations !

And we did have a great day at the Jumpers and Jazz festival in Warwick, actually it was a hoot !

Speaking of HOOT, I got this skirt for Winter from Bec over at little brown dog , they are pockets in the front too, all made from recycled blankets ! So warm!

Going to sew now!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jumpers and Jazz Festival in Warwick Saturday

The time has finally come, only two more big sleeps to go and we'll be freezing our butts off in Warwick ! At least our market is indoors so it wont snow on us !

If you are looking for an adventure on Saturday, come join the thousands of people enjoying the Jumpers and Jazz Festival in Warwick. The Handmade Expo will be there too, with over 80 stalls of handmade goods, all lovingly created for you. We'll be there from 10 am - 4 pm and entry is only $2 for adults and kids are free.

Dont forget you coat, scarf, beanies and gloves !

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lots going on with vintage chenille

I have so many things going on in my brain, (that is filled with chenille fluff by the way ) and lots of ideas. I keep telling Liesa that I'm an ideas gal!

Mr bubba and I are buying a house in Laidley and if all goes to plan will be moving in 30 days! So good, has a separate studio for bubbachenille !!

How does one move for the umpteenth time, when you know what is in front of you is not at all enjoyable?, but you know it will be so worth it in the end?

How can I think about moving when my sewing has taken off at a hundred miles an hour, with awesome markets, wholesale orders and of course Handmade Heaven? When I have to be on the phone organising insurance, utilities, quotes for this and that, then how can I be sewing?,

How can I be stocking up? And like Deb, when will I have enough or will I have the right things?

I have read many blogs on the subject of never enough time, so I know there are many of you out there that suffer with this affliction . For years my time management skills have been top notch and have even got me employment I'm sure. But oh lately I dont know where the time has gone. I think I may have to give myself a set time on the computer as that seems to be taking more and more of the precious resource.

To work from home seriously takes dedication also as there are many distractions.

So as from Monday I am waking up with a time schedule to adhere to to see if I can get more accomplished...

Oh I forgot, I have to go to a building and pest inspection in Laidley ! Drat I'll have to start using my time better on Tuesday !

Here's some pics of the latest colours vintage chenille in Handmade Heaven.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Brisstyle market awesomeness!!!

Well OMGoodness ! If you didn't get to Hamiton to the Brisstyle market on Saturday, then where the bloody hell were you ? ( sorry tourism Oz !)

It was truely divine and unfortunately there are very few photos coming out because basically we were all too busy ! How great is that? Most people had a fab day sales wise, but more to the point was the fantastic array of gorgeous handmade lovliness that was on show.

Congratulations to the organisers especially, moi, moi, for doing such a great job X :) everyone appreciates you!

I did manage to get Micky to get the camera out for two seconds and here is what she got...

Yes it's my first grandbaby, nearly 4, climbing the big Jacaranda tree we were under! ( Oh and son-in-law number one too ! finally he has an excuse to be climbing trees ! )

If you did come along on Saturday, a big thank you for helping make it a great day, We are getting together for another market in Hamilton in December, for all your Christmas shopping! I'll let you know the date later.

Thanks to Micky too for coming and helping me. I needed you and you were there!

Not only were we flat out on Saturday but so was Liesa at Handmade Heaven, must have just been the day for it !

Friday, July 3, 2009

Full list of designers at Tomorrows market

ooh aah I almost forgot to send you over to ruby2gogo for a full delicious list of all the stallholders at tomorrows brisstyle market at Hamilton, Brisbane, 9 am - 2 pm, St Augustines church, Racecourse Rd there or be square !! Here they all are !
See you there ! Come and say hi ! I'll be watching out for you !

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Are you ready for Saturdays market?

A quick post before Saturdays Brisstyle market at Hamilton, Been exceptionally busy, ( when aren't I lately ? ) actually I am still sewing, and tonight is my last chance to do anything as tomorrow is packing, cleaning the house and a 10.30 appointment, I hope I'm still standing on Saturday.
You can look forward to 50 Brisstyle stalls and loads of great handmade lovliness. ( I have my list again ! ) You can check out the stallholders on the Brisstyle blog and start your very own list!

Opps nearly forgot...Hop over to Handmade Heaven and vote for them for the new business of the year !

Here are some finer details of the market and I'll catch you next week !