Friday, December 30, 2011

To market ... First market of 2012!

I will be selling all my cool new stuff made over the Christmas break, at the next Young Designers Market. The market will be on Sunday, 8 January at South Bank. Come say hi, there will be a lot of other BrisStyle girls there too.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hey, does this look familiar?

Recently I joined the great unwashed and ventured to Chermside shopping center for a spot of highly agitated shopping. Being a pretty, folky things magpie I am drawn to Typo ... Ohhhh stationary and pens. I picked up one of their cards and it looked strangely familiar. I wonder if they have 'idea scouts' who pick and choose ideas to pilfer from markets. Maybe they just came up with the idea themselves, but I still feel a bit gypped.

Some of my cards ...

Monday, December 26, 2011


We took a mini break up in the cool Sunshine Coast Hinterland before Christmas. Waking up in a cute treehouse with birds singing and bold bush turkeys eyeballing you through the huge glass windows was pretty cool. If you're up that way give Treehouses of Montville a burl.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

postcode instgarm

If I don't have my iPad on the train on the way home, I think a lot. I think about things I want to make ... like eco cotton tips made from tightly rolled recycled paper and sterilised bits of old fabric. My latest choo choo synapse moment was a blog called 'postcodeagram'. I like the idea of making a blog that is a collection of instagram images simply with just the postcode for the tile ... and then geotag the post. Anyway, we'll see how much gusto I have over the holidays and maybe in January 2012 I'll have a new blog to fill my evenings with wireless hours.

Here are some from my postcode ... 4054

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tweet me out ... Get a Christmas treat!

I am not at the market so I'm going to flood my Etsy shop with ornaments in time for Christmas. In an effort to 'sell, sell, sell' I'm giving away this wee one to anyone who tweets, comments or links to this post. If you tweet use @reread or #reread so I can find your tweet in the twittisphere. I will draw a winner on Tuesday.

Should I stay or should I go

I've spent the morning uming and ahing on weather to brave the rain or bail on the market. It's always so disappointing when you've spent so much time getting 'market ready' and then the weather closes in.So, given that most of my stuff is rain, humidity hating paper ... I am sticking around at home. If the sun comes out I' going to be very peeved.To try and ensure that all my efforts were not in vain I will put a whole bunch of my little Christmas ornaments on Etsy and if you buy them in the next three days ... They're guaranteed to get there by Christmas(for you Aussies).

Friday, December 9, 2011

And little ole me ...

I too will be at the BrisStyle indie Designer Markets that will be gifting handmade to the good people of Brisbane tomorrow. I'll also be giving the Kerbside Lane Markets a good kick in the pants on Sunday to see how they go. So come say hi and buy handmade this Christmas. I'll have my brooches, bags, cards, tags, softie dolls and my new ornaments.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Edward and Lilly will be there too ...

Another golden child of the handmade set is Edward and Lilly. he too will be at the BrisStyle indie Designers Market on Saturday. Come say hi, come and admire the wonderful creative peeps who make up BrisStyle and make these markets amazing.

"I work during the day and create at night to bring you beautiful and unique handmade products. I’m inspired by nature and I try to use sustainable materials as much as possible." - Edward and Lilly.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hop along to the market

Another BrisStyler who'll be along for the handmade ride this Saturday is 'Each To Own' ... a newbie to the BrisStyle set, so wish her luck!

This and many more cool things at the BrisStyle indie Designers Market on Saturday, 10 December.
More info here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Indie markets before Xmas

This Christmas you should really give handmade a go. Something small, simple and inexpensive can be worth so much more if it has been made with love rather than 'made in china'. Make secret Santa makes someones day. For $10 or less you could give them a sweet card, gift tag etc. rather than some crap they'll just add to landfill. 

If you're in the mood to give the handmade set some festive cheer then you need to get yourself along to the BrisStyle indie Designer Market this Saturday. For the next few days I'll feature some designers who'll be there with me selling their beautiful wares. Today it's Hungry Designs and her cool Kitchen Aid brooch.

Tomato, tam'a'toe

A friend gave me some fresh, home grown cherry tomatoes. I cooked them up in a little olive oil, garlic and basil, then just squished them a bit and added them to fresh organic pasta. Yum. Home grown food kicks arse. I can't wait until our little veggie garden starts to pay up!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weekend of sun, surf and paddling

On Saturday morning we got up early and headed north to Golden Beach. Once there we realised it was a beach for the older set, it's near Caloundra. Caloundra is God's waiting room, seriously. Luckily we saw the sign for the kayak hire. so we paddled out to Bribe island for a swim. It was amazing - we had the beach totally to ourselves. If you're headed that way give Golden Beach Hire a run, it's really good fun!

This is not the kayak we used ... but I really want one.

Friday, December 2, 2011


I'm going to the media preview for the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition at GoMA ... ohhh la la. What a nice way to start a Friday work day.

Henri Matisse, La Pleureuse 

Henri Matisse | Image courtesy: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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