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.