Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weekend wrap up

Friday night saw four generations of my family head into the city ( Brisbane ) to have a look at the Brisstyle Twilight Market in King George Square, being a member of Brisstyle I thought it was about time I did this and I was blown away, as were Liesa, Micky and Mum. ( My grandson was the fourth generation and he was indifferent ! )

Well done to all the girls who had stalls and a special well done to the girls who organise this market, Hasn't it taken off in the city ? The music was great, the lighting and atmosphere electric. Awesome...


Was our very own Handmade Expo Market held on Saturday, Up at 10 to 4 in the morning makes us tired for days !

It was the best market we have ever had for customers and stallholders alike. We had 137 stalls and over 2500 people come through the gate to enjoy the market offerings, steam train rides, Soulman singing his great soul music, great food, flowers, fruit and just a huge array of lovely handmade things, oh not forgetting Wayne the Fireman, ( I'm sure he attracted a few people on the day ). Thanks to the Mayor, for supporting us once again, and to Councillor Andrew Antonelli for coming to judge our Christmas Stall winner too. Dorothy the Dinasoar won the best dressed stall and chose Ipswich Hospice to be the reciprient of the $100 donation.

There'll be more market wrap up on The Handmade Expo blog once all the pics come through from our new photographer, Paula from Minta Entertainment.

Gosh thanks to all who visited bubbachenille on the day, you are awesome too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's been so long, so much has happened !

I hardly know where to start, from someone who was blogging every few days to almost nothing the last month or so.
Since opening my shop one week ago today I have been overwhelmed with busy-ness ! Since day 1 of setting up and opening it's been three weeks of non stop on the go.
My first week was amazing for lots of reasons, sales, support from friends, family, aquaintances, customers and total strangers, locals, holiday makers, online likers, friends and buddies and you all need a massive thank you, so THANK YOU and I hope you all know who you are !

I also need to give a massive THANK YOU to all the lovely "handmadies" who have put their faith in me and allowed me to showcase their creations, My shop would be nothing without all of you and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart too.
I will start to promote all those creative talents soon, ( when I can master the light issue with my camera! )
I do have some pics to show you courtesy of Paula from Minta Entertainment and a few of mine that are reasonable...( just ) Thanks Paula X

I will be at The Handmade Expo on Saturday as I am still creating for bubbachenille. It's the biggest market of the year, with over 130 stalls booked in for a fantastic day of shopping for Christmas, lots of food and entertainment too, pop over to the blog for more info.

Thanks again for supporting mimmis on the journey of my life !

Childrens Cupboard
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.

These gorgeous hair accessories from Sewn Sentiments are made from vintage fabric and pre-loved ties. You can find Sewn Sentiments on facebook.

Bags by Lilly Cottage and Handmade atWoolshed Creek, both attending The Handmade Expo on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

mimmis opening tomorrow

Yes thats the end of the setting up ! Well almost...

Hope you'll be able to make it some time soon to mimmis, I'm opening the big double doors tomorrow.

A lovely addition to mimmis will be the very talented Nicole from Hot Toffee who has set up her studio in mimmis. For those of you who are familiar with Hot Toffee you'll know Nicole works in various mediums including fused glass. You can view her work here or pop into mimmis.

At the moment mimmis is only on facebook and unsure as to whether there will be a blog in the future, but you'll be the first to know.