Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As promised!

I've had fun with these!
The best part of making these tea towel bags is the choosing of which ones to use. 
I've made five new ones, and they are all in the shop today.
Quick sticks, these are all one-offs!

Monday, November 28, 2011

A week of possibilities

It's Monday morning, and I'm not quite sure where I should start this week!
It's been more than a month of just keeping ahead of things, and lots of driving. Not that I mind. I love a road trip, and a visit with city friends, and all the markets I've been at.
Saturday was looking a little challenging at Maribyrnong Makers Market. To say that it rained somehow doesn't quite give the right impression of how the weather turned out. It poured, teemed, bucketed....!
But, I was set up under my market umbrella, and staying dry. It was actually too wet to pack up, so I just settled in to wait the weather out. And then the most amazing thing happened.
People started arriving armed with their umbrellas and good humour, and they just carried on as if the rain wasn't happening at all!
This is what makes this market my favourite Melbourne market - it's so well supported and anticipated that even a flood of rain wasn't going to stop anyone from shopping! And I have to thank the fantastic organisers for that.
And now here I am at the beginning of a few weeks of not travelling, and I'm thinking I might just have a play with some of my tea towel collection for some new bags. All of a sudden I'm down to just one in my stock.
Stay tuned, there might even be some to go in the shop later this week!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rain, hail, or shine

Well, lets face it, the forecast for Saturday is looking slightly dodgy for a market day!
But, don't let that put you off, and keep your fingers crossed.
I'm hoping it might not get too wet, or that we get a few breaks in the weather, or, if we're really lucky, the weather boffins might have it completely wrong, and Melbourne will turn on an absolute stunner...but bring a brolly just in case!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I've refreshed my frock fabrics in the last week, and there's nothing better than having some lovely new patterns and colours to work with.
In fact, a new fabric is like a red rag to a bull to me, I just have to get straight into it with the scissors and thread.
I'm still living in the world of dresses. 'Dressland' according to my friend Pia! I'm loving making them, and seeing how the fabric translates into the garment. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Sadly, there was only enough of this one for just one solitary frock. I opted to make it up in a size medium, so perhaps it'll be like that glass slipper waiting for the right girl to slip it on.
Find it, and some others, and all the rest of my goodies at the last market in my big run of weekly events this Saturday at the most fabulous Maribyrnong Makers Market.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Travelling circus

I'm feeling a little like a travelling circus this month!
I love packing up the car with all my stuff and hitting the road for another market.
Last week St Kilda, this week the Abbotsford Convent.
The weather forecast is smiling on me so far, not too hot, not too cold, not too windy....just right!
I've spent a few days topping up a few of the gaps, and I'm ready to go again.
This weeks appearance, Shirt & Skirt Market, one day only!
See you there.

Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
10am - 4pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shop girl

I'm coming down to earth after a really wonderful weekend.
I so much look forward to every Magnolia Square, and not just because it's a beautiful environment to spend a few days, but also because I get to spend more time than usual with some of my market friends. It's such a luxury to have time to catch up for more than a few hours.
Add to that staying with my St Kilda hostess with the mostest, her bloke and their greyhound, dinner out at En Izakaya, and I'm a happy shop girl.
Big sellers this weekend were the new dresses - St Kilda is all frocked up!
Also, these lovely soft and silky new green tees.
I've taken the opportunity of a couple of slow down days to load some more Frankie & Ray goodies into the shop, so pop on over and have a browse!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just a walkin' the dog...

Walking the dog...

just a walkin' the dog...

if you don't know how to do it...

I show you how to walk the dog....
(with apologies to the Rolling Stones)

This little bit of madness brought on by spying this piece of gorgeousness this morning over at  Rob Ryan!
(and can be purchased here)

ps. See you in St Kilda! Where? Magnolia Square of course.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Want a little peek?

The countdown is well and truly on now for Magnolia Square at the St Kilda Town Hall. 
Oh yes, this weekend is it!
Would you like a little look at some of things I've made?
Well, head over here for a little sneak peek then!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Next (Melbourne) stop!

In  a little more than a week I'll be back in St Kilda for Magnolia Square.
Thinking about that today, I got that lovely little tingle of excitement you get about looking forward to something you just know is going to be great.
I can't wait to catch up with lots of clever people I know, and meeting some new ones too.
I wasn't planning on being anywhere else before then, but if the weather lives up to the forecast I'll take the opportunity to have another Saturday morning down at my local Apollo Bay market as well. 
I do love a good morning out in the sunshine after all!