Tuesday, November 25, 2008

sunlight and rain

On Sunday I went to the paper boat press Christmas show in Milton. There were so many lovely things to choose from. I couldn't help but bring these gorgeous cloud earrings and this quote tag home with me. To see more of artist Kylie Johnson's work head over to the paper boat press website or visit her blog instinct and grace.

Monday, November 17, 2008

easily side tracked..

When I attend markets I like to take photos of my displays to help me remember what works well and what needs to be changed. A few weeks ago at the designers emporium market I was doing just that when the reflection of this industrial fan in my mini mirror caught my eye...and of course began photographing it instead.

Right now I'm supposed to be cutting and firing glass but I'm blogging..when I plan to blog I usually end up cooking! When I need to start dinner it seems absolutely neccessary to check my email ..you get the picture - I get side tracked easily but everything seems to get done in the end.. and often I find a few new things along the way.

designers emporium

Sunday, November 9, 2008

little hapa

hapa is Japanese for leaf..

Last night, Eba san & Connie of Hanasho held an artists night to celebrate the first anniversary of their flower shop & art gallery. All artists who have exhibited throughout the year were invited to speak. Eba san made a real leaf brooch for each of the artists. It was such a lovely touch - such a simple idea but so lovely I had to take a photo of it (above). The space quickly filled up with artists, customers & friends who have supported Hanasho over the past year - music, conversation & laughter filled the evening air. Congratulations Connie & Eba san on creating such a wonderful space and Thankyou for supporting so many local artists!

HANASHO 5/235 Boundary St, West End QLD

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Gift Pack GIVEAWAY!

17 of the lovely brisStyle members have put together three fabulous gift packs each valued at over $100! To win one all you need to do is to head over to the brisStyle blog and find out how to enter - it's simply a matter of answering a very easy question! It's open to anyone & everyone - worldwide! Most of the items have been handmade so this is a gift pack like no other - it's full of one-of-a-kind creations which would make perfect Christmas presents! Enter now my friends...visit here for details.

Monday, November 3, 2008

red bamboo

Yesterday at the designers emporium I met more creative souls with amazing products including Annie from 'red bamboo' who makes soaps & body products which are so appealing to the senses you'll almost want to eat them. With fragrances like Vanilla + Red Grape, Honey + Poppyseed, Chocolate + Rose (just to name a few) there is something to suit everyone! Annie's passion for aromatherapy and natural products stems from her work in Day Spas. She believes in providing people with a safe, more natural choice to put on their skin. To read more about Annie and her growing business visit 'red bamboo handmade things' .
To treat your senses to Annie's creations visit her at the following markets:
Designers Emporium Markets
Everton Park Hotel, 101 Flockton St, Everton Park QLD -
1st Sunday each month
Manly Creative Markets - Bayside Park, Esplanade Manly, QLD
2nd & 4th Sunday each month

Also, if you are in the Everton Park area tomorrow we will be having a special designers emporium market to celebrate Melbourne Cup. Trading will be from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
Hope to see you there!