Thursday, July 30, 2009

Great Giveaway from littlechrissy

Check out the giveaway on littlechrissy's blog. 2 Great brooches, set of coasters and some earings. All you need to do is
1. Follow her blog
2. Visit her etsy shop, heart her, and choose your favourite listed item.
3. Write a lovely comment under the post letting her know what you've chosen and why.

Simple really. And such great prizes. Check it out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Can't Believe It - The Front Page

I cant believe it, I made it to the front page of Etsy. It came and went and I didn't see it on there but today when I opened my shop and discovered an item that had, had only 10 hits last night now had 409. Something had happened, a quick look at the Craft Cult website (its a website that keeps track of all featured etsy shops, very cool) and I discovered I had been on the front page at 8:00pm EST Monday July 27 2009.

I must admit I was quite excited. My husband couldn't quite understand all the jumping around, "I guess that's a good thing?" he says. He really has no idea. For all those Etsy sellers out there, you can understand, this is something you wish for but have no control over getting. I even got one sale out of it. I guess the excitement will die down soon but I think I will revel in it for a day or so.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sew Hip - My Most Favourite Magazine

I found this magazine quite by accident at the newsagent a couple of months ago. It turned out to be the first edition. Once I opened it I couldnt put it down. I just love everything about it right down to the recycled pages. I am not really big into sewing, I do it now and then but this magazine is packed full of great patterns and articles on different designers. Its a UK magazine but they even had an article on the Victorian Bushfires and how there were some people making quilts to help those that had lost their homes.

After I found the first addition I went back to the newsagency the next month only to discover that they didnt have a copy. My newsagency only get one copy a month and they wont do any holds. So I spent a few months searching every newsagency I went past till finally I found it again. I now have a new newsagency that is holding one for me every month. I missed a few issues but you can back order them. If you havent seen this magazine and you are the slightest bit interested in sewing, grab a copy. You will love it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Blackwood Street Winter Festival Review

Well the Blackwood Street Winter Festival was a hit. The street was closed off at 3pm, stalls, food vans and rides set up and the people came.

I remembered to take my camera and here is the proof.

There was a good turn out early in the evening but then it got colder and most people went home. It was a really good atmosphere and I think for the first one, very good.

I was talking to the organisers and they are looking at doing a summer one too. And maybe later on an Autumn and Spring as well. I think 4 times a year would be great. Its a really good idea and next time the winter one will start earlier in the day when its still warm, it was very cold as the night wore on.

We all had a good time. Met some great people and had fun.

Great times.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blackwood Street Winter Festival

Well I have been up late every night this week, busily stocking up on all my wares. Having just done two markets in a row my supplies were running low. This Saturday 18th July, I am heading down to Blackwood Street in Mitchelton for the first ever Blackwood St Winter Festival.

Should be a fun day/night. Its starting at 3pm and going into the night. They are having market stalls, fabulous food and live entertainment. They are expecting around 10,000 people to come along. Its looking like the weather will be great, if not a little cold. I'll take my scarf and beanie and I'll be right.

I'll try to remember to take my camera this time and post some shots after the fact. Used my camera here and took a shot of my new creations. These great pegs have magnets on the back to hold all your notes to the fridge, very handy.

Till then its back to the crafting and hopefully not another late night.


Monday, July 13, 2009

BrisStyle Market

Well better late than never, but two Saturdays ago I attended my first BrisStyle Market, and how fantastic was it. Thanks to every one that put in all the effort and organisation, such a great job. All I had to do was turn up and set up my wares. There were so many people there, I couldn't believe it. I took my 10 year old daughter to help and she also had a fantastic time, eating the cup cakes and trying ever so hard to get more money out of me to buy all the great things she saw at the other stalls. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so have no photos. Must remember that in the future. I am looking forward to the next one at Christmas. Once again thanks to everyone who put in all the effort to organise everything. Well done.