Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What a huge weekend

Well what a huge weekend I just had. So big it has taken me a few days to recover.

We had our BrisStyle Market at St Augustine's Church, Hamilton. What a fabulous day it was. So many great stalls and so many lovely handmade goodies.

I was so busy I didnt even get a chance to take photos. I'm a bit disappointed about that as it would have been good have some. Anyway, I met some great people and had a fabulous day.

Thanks so much to all the organisers you did an awesome job.

If you missed this one, next year there will be four more so put these dates in your diary now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

And the Winner is ...

I have just drawn the winner to my 1st ever blog giveaway (thanks the the random number generator)

And the winner is ....

Pam from Country Mouse, City Mouse.

Check out her blog here.


Thanks to everyone who entered. I had so many responses it was fantastic. I will have to run another giveaway after Christmas. Stay tuned.


Monday, November 23, 2009

An Exciting Blog Win

I was very excited to find out at the end of last week that I was the winner of the blog giveaway from Rock n Wrap. El emailed me and I got to choose the colour of stone that I would like in my earings. I fell in love with the Lolly Pink as soon as I saw it. Bit of a pink lover.

Anyway I got to pick up the earings (made especially for me) from The Handmade Expo on Saturday. I just love them.

Check out all her other great earing in her etsy store. Or see her in person at the up and coming BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on the 5th December, St Augustines Church Hall and Grounds, Racecourse Road, Hamilton.

Thanks El.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time Flys When Your Having Fun

This week has just flown by. I have been busily making things for The Handmade Expo on this weekend. I always leave everything till the last minute. And then there is still something I forget. Hopefully not this time.

So if you have Saturday morning free join us at the Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba Rd, Bundamba from 8am-2pm. Lots of great stalls to check out and lovely handmade goodies to buy.

See you there.

Here's a little peak at my busy desk, lots of making going on here. He he. See ya :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Facebook Fans Feature #5

Time for another Facebook Fan feature.

Today we are looking at Caroline from Carolineart on etsy.

Caroline enjoys painting and drawing in many different media. She is inspired by the wonders in her own backyard and community as well as by her travels. Her paintings are found in many homes in California as well as a few other states and Canada. Since beginning to seriously pursue art during the 1990s she has won awards in numerous juried shows.

Her paintings are just lovely. Her are a few of my favourites.

To see more lovely art and find out more about Caroline go to her Blog:

Why not follow her on Twitter:

And visit her etsy store

Happy browsing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

1st EVER Blog Give Away

Well I thought it was about time, and what better time than Christmas to have my first ever blog giveaway.

The giveaway is for these cute little glass magnet set in the word DREAM

and a set of three of the clothespin magnets in the Paisley Flower design.

There are a few ways to enter, each one giving you a chance to win.

1. Follow my blog - Leave a comment here saying you have

2. Follow me on twitter - Leave a comment here saying you have

3. Become a fan of my Facebook Page - Leave a comment here saying you have

4. Go to my etsy store and let me know what's your favourite item - Leave a comment here telling me which one.

Giveaway is open to everyone world wide.

I will contact the winner via their blog so if you dont have a blog please leave another way of contacting you.

Entries close 1st December. Just in time to recieve before Christmas.

Good Luck. :-)


Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Addition to my work space

The other day I made a trip to IKEA. And what a fun day that was. Mum and I spent the day wondering through the lovely displays and buying things we really didnt need but wanted anyway.

I did go there for a purpose and that was to get myself some shelves for my work room, or studio as it could be called. For so long I have had boxes piled everywhere but now, oh how wonderful it is.

One of the three massive boxes that only just fit in the car.

Well today I took the 3 massive boxes and began the construction. My husband did lend a hand. I thought it would take forever because it was so big but in the true Ikea way it was easy.

I documented the progress for you all.

And finally the finished product, complete with boxes also purchased from Ikea.

All my things are now tucked away neatly in the boxes and I probably wont be able to find anything ever again, but for now I feel organised and tidy. Oh thats a great feeling. Not sure how long it will last, better enjoy it. :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Facebook Fans Feature #4

Time for the next feature of my first facebook page fans. Susan from Dream Belle Designs was my 4th fan, so today we must take a look at her lovely shop.

Susan loves working with sterling silver, copper, and brass. Combining them with semi-precious, natural gemstones and glass beads.

Her designs are just beautiful.

Here are some of my favourites.

Follow her today on her lovely blog -

Twitter -

and Facebook -

Why not stop by her shop today and have a closer look, you'll be glad you did.


Just listed in my Etsy store

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~ Flavia Weedn

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Facebook Fans Feature #3

Time for another feature on a great etsy artist. Today the feature is
Sandi from ...

Handmade by Sandi

She has some lovely items in her shop, some crocheted, some sewn as well as jewelry.

I love the crocheted coffee cozies and the chockers.

This pet placemat is really cool. What dog wouldn't love that.

She loves doing custom orders and will combine shipping.

Stop by and have a look around, you'll be glad you did.

Follow on Twitter:

You will find great gift ideas for everyone at the website - Sandi's T's:

Become a fan on her facebook page here

Monday, October 26, 2009

Facebook Fans Feature #2

Today I am featuring my second Facebook Fan.

Number 2 is ..... Sandra from Divine3Designs

Divine3Designs has Fine Artisan Jewelry handmade using Gold, Silver, Copper, Brass Gemstones, Dichroic Glass etc. Many are "One of a Kind"! Check out all the lovely items at her etsy store here.

Right now she is including a FREE pair of earrings with every order. How exciting is that. Love a free gift.

You can keep up with all the latest on her Blog, which is full of great photos, how to's and give aways.

Here are a few more of my favourite items.

Hop over to her etsy store today and check it out.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas 9 Weeks to Go

Just under 9 weeks till Christmas and that means 9% off everything in my etsy store, including shipping.

Great new items being listed all the time, check it out while the dicounts are still big. Each week they will get lower and lower.

When there is only 7 weeks to go I'm going to have a give away. Stay tuned for that. Ohh how exciting, love a give away.

Facebook Fans Feature #1

I started a facebook page yesterday and promised my first 10 fans a feature on my blog. Here is the first one.

My first fan was ME. Yes I had to become my own fan. But not going to count that so:

The number 1 fan is (drum roll)..... Paula from Kitty and Polly.

Their shop is filled with gorgeous gifts and accessories from Handmade Handbags

this gorgeous clutch is my favourite

and Handmade Homewares

love these set of 5 heart decorations (I love hearts)

Handmade Gifts and Handmade Hair Accessories

Check out their great website here. Kitty and Polly is a treasure trove of gorgeous gift ideas, perfect for birthdays, special occasions or a special treat. Have a brows you'll be glad you did.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Feature In Notebook Magazine

A couple of months ago I received an email from a stylist from Notebook Magazine, asking if she could borrow some of my clothespin (peg) fridge magnets to photograph for Notebook. After I thought about it for days and considered all my options - just kidding I replied straight away with a big YES. Well I did try and be a little more professional than that.

Anyway after purchasing every Notebook for the next few months I finally saw it in there. Its on page 116 of this months Notebook Magazine. My pegs are sold in sets of 3 but only one is displayed in the photo. It is at the very top holding the pages together. Its not very big but something I made has made it into a national publication. Woo hoo. Very excited. My details are also at the top of the stockists lists under the photo and listed again on the stockist page at the back. Can't complain about that.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Market Day

My stall just after set up.

Last Saturday a great day was had by all at The Handmade Expo. The weather was perfect, people were friendly and there was no wind this time. Woo hoo.

I had the previledge of being next to some fantastic people. On my left was Natalie from "Rod n Lil". Check out her etsy store here. She has some lovley childrens clothes and accessories. This is her at her stall with my daughter. (She just had to jump in the picture).

On the right was Nyssa from "Surrealdesign".Check out her website. She also makes lovely childrens clothes and accessories but both are very different.

It was a great day and thank you ladies for making the time fly by with excellent conversation and laughter.

Oh and yes there were some customers there to and some great purchases were had by all.

See you next market in November. Check out The Handmade Expo blog for all the news.