Monday, November 23, 2009

Whitewash, moving and whitegoods for sale

If you are in the mood for a giveaway then keep reading, then check out this 'white' giveaway, over at edward and lilly. Read on and post a thought for more giveaway action.

Whitewash - the tinsel and general festive guff that is consuming the supermarket aisles like a fungal infection. Plastic toy crap, cheap shitty cards with religious, zealot type messages of blandness and ughh how Christmas fouls the air.

Moving - is me, and the white blur that comes with breaking a lease, building a dog proof booth in the Brisbane summer and packing all my mess into boxes.

Whitegoods - This really just sounded good in the title, but if you are in Bris Vegas and need a washing machine (going cheap) then I'm your girl.

I have been making 'RE-carded' postcards and Xmas cards from old used and unused cards found in op-shops. The postcards are blank, and I have Golden Booked them up and used little snippets to make them odd, funny, cute. The cards are blank or used and I have also given them a new lease on life.

I will be trialing these at the BrisStyle Indie Market December 5th at Hamilton. Also for this weeks giveaway I will be sending a little Christmas gift pack out to a 'commenter', with tags, cards etc. Just in time to send your dull relatives a card that will leave them thinking (again) "why did he marry that nut job, I liked that nice quiet nurse he was dating in Kentucky."


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Holidays, and it's over like that

Back in the land of flushing latrines after two weeks of swimming, riding scooters with ice cream bucket helmets (which we ended up taking off) and the best street vendor food I have ever had in Surat Thani. We were in Malaysia and then ended up in Thailand somehow. It was hot, hot, hot and we got a bit crispy on one day of kayaking, however Brisbane was something stupid like 32 degrees today so it's much of a muchness really.

Sybil was terribly excited upon arrival home, she stopped, dropped and rolled (over) and then whined for about 5 minutes. She's over it now as i gave her a liver treat and a bone and it's like I never left.

(actual dog is not Sybil but a more photogenic dog from

The event of the year of the BrisStle Indie Market is rapidly approaching and I am onto the new stuff like the gift tags, upcycled postcards and also Xmas cards. I will put a few examples up soon and maybe list some on Etsy for the pre Xmas rush.

Stay tuned for when I am more lucid and more able to write something a little heartier, and also the weekly giveaways will start up again. Enjoy the weekend ...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Adios, and see you round like a ...

One more sleep and I'm off on low cost carrier holiday. I have my bag packed with entertainment, muesli bars and a ticket to ride. I will draw a winner (see post below) when I return, as quite frankly I am too tired to be bothered right now.

I checked out nook today, it's on Browning street in West End. Very yummy little shop. If you know this post code you should check it out. I got me some little birdie earrings, they are pretty cool. They can accompany me on the plane.

Lastly I'll leave you with this song, I am into this song at the moment, not sure why, just am. I like the idea of it for a wedding march and the bridesmaid walking behind with Shetland ponies. Good thing there's no ring on my finger.

see you round,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finders Keepers wrap up

I am on my first day of holidays and I got up at 6.30am? Getting onto more important things like who won the gift tags and the heart brooch ... that would be Charlotte Lucy from this blog. This week you've got until Friday to leave a comment and win a heart brooch. The little blog will be taking a break while I'm somewhere in Southeast Asia picking up a nice little strain of malaria.

The Finders Keepers was amazing, the traffic on Saturday morning got me in a little bit of a fluster, there were people lined up and just swarming ... my beautiful neat display was terrorised by frantic market hands. I did my hair all nice and pretty for the ABC film crew and then they filmed on Sunday ... so I had to pick another outfit. Dear me. It's harder than it looks being interviewed on film ... I was trying to avoid 'dead arms' but then did so many hand movements I looked like I was at a convention interpreting for deaf people. I think I also got all flushed, so hopefully they can find a one minute snippet where I am not looking/talking like a total dilberry.

hair wand ...

matching pairs, started with over 40, went home with one!

little animals, other request from the two days were a pig, a butterfly and a lizard.

hearts, who doesn't love a good heart?

my Mum's creations, the ever popular gift tags. People stood here for 10 to 15 minutes rummaging though this box, laughing their arse off.

need to get sewing ... I have but two softie dolls left

my view for the 9 hours on Saturday and 7 on Sunday ...

behind the scenes

my neighbour, Liana who makes cool accessories from old knitting needles

early afternoon looking in the hall

beautiful light, and a Halloween market goer with a crown on

Sunday night after a hard slog, this building is so beautiful

xoxox see you soon

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