Sunday, July 26, 2009

a quick trip home...

Last Wednesday after a meeting with Michelle from nook (more about that soon) I drove home to Northern New South Wales. The drive down is amazing - there is something about the whole area that tugs at my heart strings...maybe because I spent so much time driving around the area as child with my parents, as a teenager with my friends or as a young adult or maybe because it's just sooooo beautiful!

I arrived home in time for a walk along the beach with Dad, an inspection of an area he's involved in regenerating through Dune Care and then dinner & wine with Mum + Dad while listening to their travel tales (they've just returned from travelling the great ocean road). Up early the next morning to catch-up over coffee and cake with a high school friend who lives in Scotland and is home for a few short weeks. Then it was time to make my journey home which included a surprise drop in on another close friend. Home just in time to cook dinner and mark my students Grammar tests for school on Friday.

It's been quite a busy week full of great things - yesterday was spent with some of the brisStyle girls at a Business catchup organised by sweet Sally from flight INDUSTRIES, it's so good to get together with like minded souls and discuss all the things that come up when running your own business.

Today I will be trying to catch up on emails before marking my students spelling + listening tests for tomorrow. I know I'm in for another busy week but will try to drop in to say hello :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Just popping in to say hello.
I've been a little busy lately but all is good...
I hope to be posting more regularly as of next week.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

a few photos

It was a warm sunny day for the boutique markets @ portside wharf. The number of stall holders has increased already and includes some fantastic designers. I'm sure next month will be even bigger so jot it in your diary - 9 August 8am - 1pm. To read about the market visit here, here, here and here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

coffee, chocolate + a market...

...then head to Portside Wharf this Sunday 12th July
The Boutique Market at Portside Wharf happens to coincide with the coffee & chocolate affair!! How lucky can one be? The markets are 8am - 4pm. The affair is 10am - 4pm. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

a very busy market...

a section of my stand on Saturday

finally got my hands on peppermint magazine

this brooch by Olivia kept catching my eye + calling my name :)

handmade buttons by Bec + Jade's dad - talented family!

beautiful embossed gift tags by flight industries..

I still can't believe how many people came to the BrisStyle Indie Designers market on Saturday. For at least 2 hours straight the hall was filled with a sea of excited souls and after that still a constant flow of lovely souls who appreciate handmade products. Towards the end of the day I was lucky enough to have a quick walk around the markets, the above items were my purchases - I would love to have bought more and am saving my pennies for the BrisStyle Christmas Market which I have a feeling will be even bigger + better than Saturday - if that is possible? I'm definitely planning to set up early so that I can have a look around the market before it even starts and treat myself to more handmade treasures...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

i love days like this..

While my latest batch of earrings were in the kiln I spent the morning doing one of my favourite things ...drawing 'my little girl gift cards'. There is something so calming about cutting, folding, gluing and drawing that I absolutely love...

The afternoon was spent packaging my new buttons in time for the BrisStyle Indie Designer's Market. It must be time for coffee on the deck now before getting stuck into a couple more hours of work...

to market...

BrisStyle Indie Designer's Market
Saturday July 4

9am -2pm

St Augustines Church Hall
Racecourse Rd, Hamilton

deer brooch - RE-read Design

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Indie Designer's MARKET....

.....the BrisStyle (an amazing group of Brisbane based etsy sellers) Indie Designer's Market is almost here!! It's this Saturday 4th July at St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton 9am - 2pm. If you saw Channel 7's The Great South East on Sunday afternoon you would have seen some of our members featured .. .if you missed it you can watch it here.

star print dog collar - Pret a pawte

Scooter Girl Necklet - Ruby 2 Go Go

rosie - Sandrine Marsh

Kiki Doll - made by Maisie