Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Perfect Gift

Forever the one looking for a gift that is just right.

I was so happy to find it today

On my visit to House & Doll to find a gift for my high school girlfriend, Mandy. Who has recently just had her first child. A Little boy called Finn.

Sifting through all the girls stuff,which any other time would suit me fine, my eyes were drawn to these cute lil' guys.

They are perfect for little Finn, he lives by the sea in 1770, Mummy grew up sailing boats and working on Whaling Adventure cruises. Daddy has his own diving business.

So I'm sure he'll grow up to be a lil' Sailor boy too!

Planting with Poppy

I love capturing these moments. I think they are so special

The beauty of living in the same house you were born in, you get excited with each new season watching your plantings of previous seasons blossom.

I am loving having the Camila's flowering at the moment, as every winter.

Another fav at the moment is the Geraldton Wax, I bought for Dad a couple years back, for Fathers Day.

Life gets so busy, but I always make time to get out to pick flowers at least once a week,it's very calming
Next digging day will be planting Jasmine. We used to have a huge trailing Jasmine on the veranda outside the bathroom,it smelt divine,I want it back

Monday, July 20, 2009

Practicing Patience

I am starting to gather quite a large pile of vintage tablecloths and materials.

Although I have a pattern for a smock dress, I am determined to perfect another design before grabbing the scissors and cutting into these treasures.

I picked up these beauties this afternoon at the local salvo's
Someones nana put alot of work into crochet around the edges of these tablecloths

I am always so amazed when I come across such lovely vintage materials like these.
I discussed it with Finlay on the way out of the shop.
Wondering how they came to be here. Then realised I was sharing my joy of vintage with a 7 year old,she'll get it one day,right?
Maybe someones Nana passed away(think I was talking to myself at this stage) and they weren't appreciated by the recipient.
Or where they a gift that some just did not like. I wonder. Always wondering what lovely stories these tablecloths hold. Family Christmas lunches and Birthday gatherings

I also came across this vintage tea towel when going through my fabrics,and had to laugh,
Think I have to frame this one for the kitchen. Would be interested in knowing how old this is,what a classic

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray

One of my new "market mate's" has just had a Birthday, well not her, but her label Jaime Beattie.

Head on over to her website to find lots of wonderful Birthday goodness, Jaime is offering 60-25% percent of some items.

I've had my eye on a couple of her purses since spying them at the YDM.
Oh and I have a Birthday myself coming up* HINT:)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Market Day(again)

Phew, it's been a big couple of months with all these markets,the months have sort of just blurred together. Nevertheless is been great and the weather,Perfect!

It's been so great meeting lots of new people. Each market someone new.

Yesterday was the Boutique Market which promised to be a huge day and it didn't disappoint.

The crowds were huge.
With the Chocolate & Coffee Affair on I expected nothing less.

Unfortunately I didn't get a huge lot of photo's as my brain always seemed pre occupied with something else. Oh and it doesn't help when you get home at 1:30am that morning from a party at the Gold Coast and then have the Alarm set for 5:30am.

The Markets took on a new set up this time with all 3 walls set up on the marquees.
Making it look like lil boutique shops
Early morning before the crowds

Made sure I got in early for the ever popular Tabitha's Place mini cupcakes,yum!

Alarna from Little Jane St
And last but not least I would like to say a big thank you to my beautiful adjacent neighbour, MEL from Taybian for helping me out

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Bags Are Packed

My suitcase is full to the brim, with lots of new goodies for the Boutique Market in the morning
Just as well, I'm off to the Gold Coast to celebrate my friends 30Th Birthday this afternoon.

And if you know me, I'm usually up til 2am the night before,

So being organised this time

New Buttons for Hair Ties

Too Kewte

Don't you just love when you get to the stage when you can cross off one of those idea's that have been back logging your crafty mind for a while.

This is what this design has been doing for a while.

So with the kids at the farm for the weekend. It's nice to put plans into action

This lil' Kewtie & some friends will be at the markets tomorrow, will you?

This coming Sunday the 12th July

Portside Wharf at Hamilton is holding it's Annual Coffee & Chocolate Affair again.

As this coincides with the monthly Boutique Market, they have extended the market hours from 8am - 4pm. So plenty of time to have a Sunday morning lay in then stroll on over to Portside for some awesome shopping and wonderful food.

This month sees lots of new stall holders taking it to over 40 retailers

Tabitha's Place will be there, but be early she sells out off her gorgeous range of baby cuppy's
Jaime Beattie ReRead Just a pick of some of the retailers

Is'nt She a Beauty

They don't make em' like this anymore.

And what a find at 20 bux

I was out on a mission to get more supplies from the local Thrift shop
Not only did I score heaps of doilies, I just could leave the Singer there, it had 20 bux on it.

Still not sure what I am going to do with it,but for 20 bux who cares

Thursday, July 9, 2009


This week MyGirl was in a small interview for local mag RAVE
Pretty cool hey. The focus was on BrisStyle.
Was a little interview,thank goodness. It's hard to talk yourself up when your put on the spot:)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

B Day!

4th of July was B Day. For Brisbane. BrisStyle Indie Market Day and it was awesome
Awesome crowd,awesome products,awesome atmosphere. You get the picture Awesome

This wouldn't be at all possible if not for the fantastic organisers behind the scenes.

Thanks girls you know who you are.

You may have noticed I have been a little quite of late and this is why.

What a build up to the BIMD

And being that it is school holidays, there were lots of distractions.

But I eventually got sorted by 1:30 am that morning. With the same old thought, do I have enough stock to pull this off.

In the end you can only do what you can do,right!

So here is a little of what I have been up to leading up to the BIDM,some new

Bit of a B theme happening here for B DAY,Bunting & Babushka's

A bit of time out,flower picking,de stressing(and lots of tea drinking)

My Fab Neighbours

Katie from Kitty Boo Boo
Jess from epherielldesigns

Tracey and Megan's stall Denim Days

With my girls helping me out(still wondering if I can class it as helping,as having 4 girls surrounded by such wonderful handmade goodness,there is'nt much profit left at the end of the day) But gee didn't they have a ball,what a fantastic environment to bring children up in surrounded by such wonderful talented women
They are still insisting that they made more sales when I wasn't there,hah!

Here are some of our goodies

Finlay's purchase from wickedchilddesigns
mummy and bubby sunnyboy purses for Ursula & Me

A birthday purchase for my friends party next weekend made by BeckyBean
I do love vintage tablecloths & it's reversible(cute)

Ocearna spotted these beauties very early in the day from Jess's table. And wrote a little note on my pad that read"must have these by the end of the day or order" from Epheriell Designs

Great job BrisStylettes, you rock!


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