Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
So tired, so tired !! BUT OH BOY WAS IT FANTASTIC !!
I had the greatest response to my new "collection" and just sold so much that I will be busy forever !
I have The Handmade Expo on Saturday in Goondiwindi, so only have a couple of days to do some extra stocking up. Now that I know my new ideas are going to be liked enough for people to buy I can get focussed on that creative journey.
My daughters have put orders in for "boy stuff" in my new range, so they'll be the guinea pigs and I'll need to change my ideas as I mainly tend to follow the pinks ! ( I have three grandsons under 4 !) I'll let you know if I get any boy stuff done for this coming weekend.
Seems like lots of us had a busy market weekend. I have another market next weekend and one the weekend after so I'd better get cracking and stop rambling on !
Happy creating Girls !
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
One of the blogs I follow (and she has lots of interesting posts !) is giving away a cute and versatile drawstring bag for a boy. Why not pop over to her blog, have a look around and go into the draw for this bag, www.bloomingnihon.blogspot.com/
Good luck !
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Lots of fun and games for the children too, rides, food and all that. As well as the membership drive for Vigaro and the Finals of their competion.
It's going to be a great family day, so if you are looking for something to do...come check us out.
New "collection" Coasters...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
And this is my new top that Trish http://trishalandesigns.blogspot.com made for me. It's the first time I've worn it and I adore it, all those suffolk puffs and there's some real baby ones in there too, each one has a sequin and a tiny bead, (pink ofcourse.) thanks Trish :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
If you have any three or four year olds in your life why not check the new listings out and see what you think !http://www.bubbachenille.com.au/
Have a nice browse while you're there ....
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thanks for entering and for your interest in my sometimes not so interesting blog !!
Just cleaning and re- organising from The Handmade Expo http://thehandmadeexpo.blogspot.com on Saturday. OMG once again it was as busy as... Selling bubbachenille, selling raffle tickets in three gorgeous and generously donated handmade hampers that were over flowing with goodies.
We had 1100 people pass through the doors and combined with the raffle we get to donate $800 to the Red Cross bushfire appeal...WAHOO and the Red Cross had a sausage sizzle and they raised over $1000 on the day too.
We are feeling quite proud !!
Now to start all over again, take stock for the next mini Handmade Expo on March 28th at the Vigaro fields, Jacaranda St East Ipswich. Although it's a mini Handmade Expo there will be about 40 stalls and if you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as there is still room for you!
I'll be back soon!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Filled and ready to sew
previously done packs
You see unless you come to http://thehandmadeexpo.blogspot.com/ you probaly wouldn't know that I make heat packs by the million, (also I go to a couple of other markets here in Toowoomba.)
I have had an order for 30 that I finished last week, but I have four really big markets, maybe six (depending on the weather and my stock levels) between now and the 10th May, thats only about 7 weeks. Anyhoo I managed to get through 40 kilos last week and got through 40 kilos this morning. I'm the one keeping the wheat farmers in business! By the way the price of wheat has reduced but you dont see the price of bread going down !
This is why we love heat packs;
they relieve sore sewing neck muscles, shoulder and back muscles,
they keep your feet warm when hubby works away,
they are great for warming babys cot or small childs bed (we dont do electric blankets),
they are great for womens tummy pains,
little puppies and kittens like to be kept warm too.
If you have one of your own you will have a favourite use for one, we love them in our family!
Empty wheat bags that I am trying to find a use for....ideas please ?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If you go to my website http://www.bubbachenille.com.au leave a coomment and tell me what number the counter says, then got to "lets go shopping" and tell me the name of the 16th item for sale, I will do a random draw on Sunday 15th March, Qld, Australian time and I will send you one of my handmade gifts if you are drawn out. Leave me some way of contacting you if you dont follow me or have a blog so I can later contact you to get your snail mail details...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Spot that bag ... Spotty tags, $8 from Aero Plus and Kikki K Kompis luggage tag, $9.95.
January 25, 2009
There's nothing more depressing than the endless wait for luggage at an airport. A brightly coloured, easy to spot tag will ensure you get your bag on its first time around the carousel, writes Justine Costigan.
A luggage tag to make you smile - just what you need after a long journey. Kikki K Kompis luggage tag, $9.95 from Kikki K stores. See kikki-k.com.au for store addresses.
When you want a tag you can easily see but don't want to sacrifice style, consider these sleek tags from Corban and Blair. Leather tags $15-$25 in a range of colours from corbanblair.com.au and David Jones stores.No one will steal your bag with this cheeky luggage tag, $4.95 from Smiggle. For store locations, see smiggle.com.au
Like a packet of Smarties for your suitcase. Spotty tags, $8 from Aero Plus, Shop 5, upper level, Southgate, and 543a Bridge Road, Richmond. aeroplus.com.au
Pre-loved chenille tags. These tags have no space for name and address but provide a unique identifier for your bags. No one will have one quite the same. $4.50 each plus postage from bubbachenille.com.au
ciaobellatravel.com.au sells gorgeous luggage tags in bright florals, stripes and patterns. $4.95-$12.95 plus postage.This sturdy plastic man-tag also comes in vibrant orange. $19 from RG Madden, Richmond, Carlton, Melbourne and South Melbourne. See rgmadden.com.au for address details.
My Bag Tags are designed for use on both suitcase and hand luggage to keep the two together. More than 70 designs to choose from. $15 for two from mybagtag.com.au and selected retailers.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Please excuse the advert on my blog ,I am trying to get rid of it! Thats what happens when you touch things that you shouldn't !
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Also we had a little helper today and it is his first birthday ! Yay, Happy birthday Cooper.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Check out the new colour pants in my etsy store, a really good colour for the little man in your life! So many of the colours available are girly, so it's nice to see some masculine colours! Let me know what you think...
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Disaster struck on Friday when I put my sewing machine and overlocker in for a service (ten years over due!), well my machine is purring like a kitten, but alas! the overlocker has gone to Janome heaven. I never realised that the poor thing was 20 years old!! ( I was thinking it was about 10 or 12!!) So now I am the proud mother of a brand new babylock!!, Yay !!! The difference is amazing and I'm telling myself I will have regular services from here on in, (at least every two years!!)
I visited glenrose patchwork in Warwick yesterday, OMG it is the best patchwork shop I have been in for some time http://glenrosepatchwork.com They have a B & B too with the quaintest little cottages. They also host retreats, fully catered for, (the smell of the cooking was divine, I wanted to stay for lunch!!), maybe some of us should organise something, meet up, spend a night or two, sew, do a winery trip etc.. Having the shop on hand could be dangerous. I couldn't resist some delicious fabric....