Friday, December 24, 2010
5 sleeps and I'll be in Melbourne for a girls family holiday so we hope to catch up with some blogging buddies then and break bread with them, we hope you can make it along, details unknown exactly yet but you'll hear on the Melbourne bloggy grapevine ! ( pleeeeeeeeeease come :-) )
Thanks to everyone this year for your support of bubbachenille and The Handmade Expo, and now mimmis, without you all, your friendship and your creativity and support and encouragement none of these things would be possible, I love a lot of you for different reasons !
mimmis is closed from today until the 12th January, when it all starts over again, all refreshed with lots of new inspiration !
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a great New Year !
X X X
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Love ya Lizzy :-)
Friday, December 10, 2010
When I opened mimmis on the 11th November I had already planned, booked and paid for a lovely girly holiday in Melbourne with my mum, sister, and daughters so I will be closing mimmis from 1 pm Christmas Eve and re opening on Wednesday 12th January 2011. Next year my weekend will be Mondays and Tuesdays and will be open Wed to Sun every week.
I am finding it hard to find time to blog as regularly as I did pre mimmis, but I dont want to stop blogging. I am still reading all the blogs I follow and trying to keep up with all the wonderful things you do, but alas, too much commenting takes up a lot of time. I am a Facebook addict and tend to keep up with lots of creative people on there more than in blog land these days.
mimmis is quite full at the moment with about 25 creative people contributing to beautiful things for sale in mimmis and customers are truely delighted at the quality and cleverness of all my contributors, so congrats to all those handmadies, you know who you are !
Theres always an opportunity to have your lovely things in mimmis on commission or wholesale purchase, so if you are interested in having mimmis as one of your stockists then please get in touch with me.
Theres a big night planned here in Forest Hill tonight with the closure of the street this afternoon and I'm told around 5000 people flood into this tiny village for the annual Christmas Festival, I have some helpers coming in and lots of new stock, the main attraction to this festival is the hundreds of hams and turkeys raffled off by way of the good old "Ham Wheels ".
All proceeds go to each group in town like the SES, the school, Fire Dept etc.
Busy behind the scenes with the last Handmade Expo for 2010 too, It's on next Saturday 18th and you can expect at least 120 stalls, A long visit from the Jolly man in the red suit, Carolers and Pioneer Steam Train rides too. Great for last minute Christmas shopping.
I will catch you before Christmas, enjoy your day !
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Nicole from Hot Toffee has set up her studio at the back of mimmis and is creating all her gorgeous fused glass creations as well as some other items you may not have seen before.
Beautiful Miss Rose Sister Violet pieces, the flower on the top is a hair pin, the second is a wrist pincushion for the sewer who has everything, the third is another hair pin and the fourth is a lace embellished glasses case.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This Saturday, from 8 am - 2 pm join in all the fun of nearly 100 stalls of all Handmade, delicious food, steam train rides all in one venue at The Handmade Expo Market, Brisbane Road, Bundamba.
Heres an example of just some of the things that will be there !
Liesa and I will drive down after The Handmade Expo on Saturday, staying the night at a Resort then off to " work " the next day !
Here are some details about the " handmadies " who will be adorning the Handmade Heaven Stall as well as bubbachenille as well !
If you haven't started your Christmas shopping then pop down to the coast for the day and include Poppyseed on your list of places to visit. Its at the PCYC at Broadbeach and all the details are here.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
But I did the random draw thingy and even after two years blogging I still cant figure out how to get it on to the blog.
So you'll have to trust me...It was number 4, tatgurl Congratulations, I'll scoot you an email !
Thanks everyone for entering and dont forget The Handmade Expo is on in 4 sleeps and the Poppyseed Markets on the Gold Coast is on in 5 sleeps.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The fragrance filling the house is beautiful too.
Please go here to enter to win a $30 bubbachenille voucher, you only need do two things on the list and I'll bet most of you are already there!
Click here to go directly to the giveaway.
New giveaway date is Tuesday 12th October.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I bought these shoes yesterday at K Mart ( haven't been in there for years ! ) and I am in love with them, I'm going back for all the colours ! They were $6.
Dont forget to enter my giveaway in my previous post, Incase there is some confusion you only need to do TWO of the things on the list, At this stage your chances are really excellent for winning !
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So a big thanks to my followers and friends :-)
I'd love to give a $30 voucher to spend on bubbachenille goodies, choose anything you like from bubbachenille on madeit, etsy, ethikl, craftumi, facebook album, something you've seen on my blog, something in Handmade Heaven, whatever you'd like ! ( no custom orders though sorry )
The giveaway will go for 1 week. I will draw it by random generator on Tuesday 5th October.
So here are the rules, yep there's always rules but they aren't hard rules, dont worry!
Just do any two of the following,
suggest me to friends on facebook,
become a follower on my blog
link my giveaway on your blog
share my giveaway on facebook
link The Handmade Expo in a blog post
link Handmade Heaven in a blog post
suggest Handmade Heaven to friends on facebook
suggest The Handmade Expo to friends on facebook
use the event invite to The Handmade Expo Market on facebook and invite friends to come along
If you have already done 2 of these just leave me a comment and you'll be in the draw.
Good luck !
Monday, September 27, 2010
Please pop over here to read all about Mummatopia, see all the services she is offering and check out her online store.
Mummatopia is also on facebook..
Yummy Heat Packs..above
My helper Micky...above
Off to unpack the car, clean house etc all the yucky things that have been neglected for a while !
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Seeing I am going to a child and toddler expo, the thought crossed my mind to make some new items especially for children! Above are tooth fairy pillows..
Oh and I must tell you about a new coffee house in Ipswich. They make awesome coffee, just like in Melbourne, Just like it should be made, ( ie without boiling the milk ! eeeeewww!) and also they have simple yet to die for bagettes and cake! yum.
I really should have taken a photo of the bagette as it came wrapped in white paper and tied up with string, they had me at the presentation, Luckily it tasted extremely delicious!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I am also starting a list..TONIGHT of totally un missable events, fabric shops, markets and handmade related places ( cos thats my passion other than food ! )
If you have some of the above that I simply must add to my list could you please either email me or leave a comment.
Dont forget I'd love to meet you if you're around!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Oh and P.S
If you are going, there are no road signs to Bulimba !
Follow signs to Hawthorne.
Or you know what else you could do ?
Take the GPS that your hubby got for Fathers Day but wanted to wait to install until he had read the instructions ( which BTW we know that will never hapen!) That way you could go straight there, instead of leaving Hamilton at 2.15 pm and arriving at Bulimba at 3.45pm.
Here is a link to this Just Plain Gorgeous Shop click here
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Just about all my seeds are up and the seedlings I planted have taken off too.
Following on from the cowboy pants I made, I have made these in chenille.
I popped 5 pairs on Facebook to show all the size 3 lovers and 2 have found new homes already.
Back to the drawing board, I had a huge cutting out day on Tuesday, concentrating on boy colours in pants and much more in the girly skirts too.
Lovely bright colours for summer dont you think ?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It was such a glorious sunny day we couldn't have wished for a better one !
Boxes and boxes of these delicious little cupcakes, given to the first 500 lovely people who came in through the gate.
Liesa, Micky and I the lucky ones to hand out the cup cakes, very cold morning!
Did I mention we all had a great day! Cant wait until the next one on Saturday 18th September.
If you are interested in having a stall or know someone who might be, then all they have to do is to hop on The Handmade Expo Market blog where you will find all the guidelines and application form.
The Handmade Expo Market is also having fun on Facebook if you'd prefer to contact us there.