Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mod Squad at Cairns Regional Gallery

The Mod Squad exhibition is now at Cairns Regional Gallery until August 23. A selection of the products by each designer/artist is currently available in the Gallery Shop.

Mod Squad Exhibitors:
Ari Athans + Jenni Baxter + Jason Bird + Bruce Carrick + Craig Flood + Surya Graf + Marc Harrison + Barbara Heath + Jill Kinnear + Lasse Kinnunen + Nicole Lacey + Susan Lincoln + Alexander Lotersztain + Paul Morris + Luis Nheu + Bjorn Rust + David Shaw + Elizabeth Shaw + Brian Steendyk

Monday, June 29, 2009

they do...

A few photos from the wedding day. It was a beautiful day, sweet sweet couple, bubbles, drinks, delicious food, family & friends, dancing - who could want for more? The ceremony and reception were held at Quat Quatta - the perfect setting for the special day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I'm off to Melbourne to celebrate my little brother's wedding!
Will be back in a week. x

Thursday, June 18, 2009

hot toffee now at Redcliffe Gallery shop...

I'm pleased to announce that a selection of hot toffee products are now available at the Redcliffe City Gallery shop.

Redcliffe Gallery 470 - 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe QLD.

Kazuyo's Collection..

I'm really excited for my friend Kaz (Kazuyo) who I met as a regular stall holder at the West End markets in Davies Park. Each Saturday we would be set up by 5.30 in the morning and enjoy the atmosphere of the market while lovely souls would confirm that we were on the right path of the 'handmade life' by commenting, admiring and buying our products. Kaz would often sell out of her handbags by 1oam!!! ..and no wonder - they are simply beautiful. Kaz uses vintage kimono fabric sourced on her many trips home to Japan.

Anyway, the reason I'm so excited for Kaz is..... one of her dreams has come to fruition..she is opening a shop in Paddington called 'Kazuyo's Collection'. The shop is a collection of Japanese arts, crafts & teas...as well as her popular handbags!

'Kazuyo's Collection' opens this Friday June19 at 10am and for the next 2 weeks Kaz will serve a variety of FREE teas as part of her 'tea tasting' in the small Japanese cafe that is at the entrance to her shop. Please go along and support Kaz and enjoy a cup of tea. She will appreciate your feedback so don't be shy to let her know what you think. :)

Kazuyo's Collection 102 Latrobe Tce Paddington.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

market shopping...

... so I had a stall at the new Boutique Markets at Portside Wharf on Sunday and it was great. Lovely atmosphere, nice weather, well organised, amazing products & stall holders....
As I forgot to take my camera again the below photos are from each designer's website or blog...

Michelle Freer

Sandrine Marsh

Raspberry Pink

Little Diva

My Girl

..and many many more!!
Head over to Taryn Newland 's to see some of her beautiful photos of the day.
At the end of the day I treated myself (this rarely happens!!) to one of the beautiful Taybian handbags by Melissa Hoedel.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Boutique Markets at Portside Wharf...

..launch this Sunday!

Come down to Portside Wharf, Hamilton between 8am - 1pm on Sunday 14th June to experience the Boutique Markets. There are some lovely cafes and restaurants so why not start your day with breakfast at one of them before meandering though market stalls filled with products by local artists, designers, stylists, crafters and artisans.

Feeling lucky? For a chance to win a $1000 spending spree, click into Portside and register for their e-news!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

love handbags?

...then head over here before June 15th to enter the Giveaway to celebrate Lyssy May's 6th Birthday - There are three chances to win!

lolly rounds...


I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! Ours was busy but good, Sunday was spent at the Southbank Young Designers Market - I forgot to take my camera so will link to some of the amazing talent that was there - My Girl, Jaime Beattie, Thea & Sami, Pret a Pawte, Ruby 2 Go Go , RE-read and many many more! The market keeps growing and growing and it's always so exciting to see new stalls with fresh ideas and new designs. Keep July 5th free for the next one!

Friday, June 5, 2009

getting ready...

...my glass cutting tools + my tiny kiln have been getting a workout this week as I have been busily preparing for the Southbank Young Designers Market. Starting from June the market will be held on the first Sunday of each month. It's held along Little Stanley Street from 10am - 4pm. Come and say hi :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


My sweet, sweet sister sent me a little surprise - this northern light candle in a beautifully textured ceramic bowl, it's only 2.5cm high and 3cm wide!