Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oh heaven !

I HAVE to be a taste tester for Cadbury, I won the oppotunity on chunky chookys blog ! Seriously, some new flavours to taste and report on!

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

GIVEAWAY TIME Extended to 12th October

I have been checking out all my stats lately and have been looking for a reason to have a giveaway. I decided there were actually lots of reasons to have a giveaway! The fact that I am close to 1700 friends on facebook, nearly 300 posts on my blog, the fact that I just appreciate feedback, comments and new blogging buddies is enough reason dont you think ?
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

New place to get your bubbachenille fix !

bubbachenille now has a new stockist....A lovely lady named Cas who has a business called Mumatopia.
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..

Home at last !

Dont you just love getting home after a busy weekend of markets, expos, networking and other such events ?

I had two expos on the weekend, but left home on Friday morning, stayed at Mickys two nights and got home late yesterday afternoon. Thanks for helping me lug everything around Micky.

Both expos were really about giving out lots of free info. The first was a baby, toddler and child one, quite poorly attended by the public, the second was a smart living expo and average to low turn out to that. Oh well been there done that, so thats a free weekend I'll be having next year!
I did make an interesting purchase though...A wash ball that lasts for a year, no detergent necessary, will do a post on that after I've used it and will review it for you, if it's good and works will save from $500 upwards per year in laundry detergent.
I also managed to take some nice photos of my stall, which is different every single time I go to an event!
The new tooth fairy pillows will make their way to Handmade Heaven this week and then will go on tour to, Brisstyle Mother and Child Market, The Handmade Expo Market on 16th October and then to Poppyseed Markets at Broadbeach on the GoldCoast on 17th October. Hope to see you there !

Yummy Heat Packs..above

Tooth Fairy Pillows...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

My Garden

Oh look out,

Last week was so hot and sunny I thought it was summer,

This week is cold and raining, until a couple of hours ago.

You know what this means?

Must be perfect weather for growing veges !

I strolled down to the garden only to my surprise my radishes are all ready to pick, my baby siverbeet looks like it's on steroids, my flat leaf parsley is all over the place and everthing else has grown so much in the last week its absurd!

I'll be having radish salad every night for a month!

Any suggestions how to make it different?

Personally I love them straight out of the garden , but I need to plate them up !

Market gone, Another Preparation begins

Well The Handmade Expo Market on Saturday was the bees Knees !

Lots and lots of enthusiastic, happy customers, stallholders and Steam Train riders!
The highlight ( other than all the delicious food and Handmade goodies ) was Soulman whipping the crowd to a frenzy with him awesome music. He'll be back in November and December to entertain you all over again!

Now I am busy this week working on some new stock for this weekends Baby, Child and Toddler Expo at the Ipswich Showgrounds on Saturday and the Smart Living Expo on Sunday, also at the Ipswich Show grounds.

You could say I have been having a " play" and I can assure you the colours are much nicer up close and personal !

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


A massive congrats to my daughter, Liesa who won Retailer of the year in Ipswich on Friday night for her shop Handmade Heaven.

Well done and you deserve it! Love you X O

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nearly Ready for The Handmade Expo Market Saturday

This morning I have been very productive, finishing off a few skirts and pants from a big sew up yesterday.

My rack floweth over!

Lots of new spring colours in little girls vintage chenille skirts sizes 1 - 4 and lots of boy colours in pants, sizes 0 - 5.

I have a little time left today before I have to start packing up the car for Saturdays Handmade Expo Market, I think I'll put some of those creative ideas into action and start cutting out some new things for next weeks sewing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Melbourne Here I Come ( hopefully here we come ! )

I am heading to Melbourne Dec/Jan for 9 nights ( girl holiday only, trying to get Liesa and Micky to join me for a couple of days too ) and I am hoping to meet some blogging buddies for lunch one day, in the city maybe ?( thats where I am staying and I think it would be so much fun ) Interested ?Please leave me a comment and I'll make a list !
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

Look where I went today!

I have been hanging out to go here and I wasn't dissappointed ! I even managed to feed my shoe fettish! Thanks Simone, It was so nice to meet you ( again! ) and your sister also. Congrats on a shop that is just plain gorgeous and I cant wait to re visit. Can you believe that ? I just got home!

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

Garden and sewing update

Well my garden is starting to come along with the structural help from Mr bubba!
I cant believe how well everything is doing,
We'll be reaping the rewards soon !

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 ?