Sunday, November 7, 2010

November Rummage...

A big thanks to everyone that came out and braved the heat yesterday. It was a great day to be out and about in Brisbane. Thanks to everyone that stopped by just to say hello or to buy some of my goodies.I really appreciate every ones support.

I was lucky enough to buy this beautiful cushion from the girls of Geranium Creations who were a few suitcases up from me. It was handmade using a gorgeous vintage table cloth. It looks perfect on our couch. You can check out their beautiful handmade wares here.

Now I can't wait until the next market in December.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stocking fillers

I just thought I might share with you a few pictures of some of the smaller handmade goodies I will have for sale on Sunday. I think these would great little stocking fillers for Christmas ...

Magnetic Pegs

iPod/Jewellery pouches

Giant Paper Clip Bookmarks

I hope to see you at the Suitcase Rummage tomorrow!

Get Ready for a Rummage...

Don't forget the next Suitcase Rummage is coming up this Sunday the 7th of November. It won't be in our usual spot this month but we will instead be in Redacliffe Place, 266 George Street, Outside Brisbane Square Library at the top of Queen Street Mall. Hurrah!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This is a castle. And we have many tapestries.

This weeks creative space should really revolve around my preparations for the Suitcase Rummage but I thought I might show you a little something else that I have been working on from this wonderful book...

I have always enjoyed needlework such as cross stitch and embroidery but I have never dabbled in tapestry before. After getting Cath Kidston's new book Stitch and falling in love with her union jack designs I though it might be time that I gave it a go.

It is very similar to counted cross stitch but quicker as you don't need to cross all the stitches. It still involves a lot of pesky counting but once you get the main areas in place you can work around them. I also can't help but love stitching in the Kath Kidston colour palette.

To see more creative spaces this week head over to


The great people at the Biscuit Magazine have been nice enough to include me in their Movember issue. You can read my interview here online.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sneek peek...

Christmas Bunting

Hanging with my Gnomies

Mo Bags

I have been busy the past few weeks making up some handmade goodies for the next Suitcase Rummage this coming Sunday the 7th of November at King George Square. I have plenty of Mo Bags, Mo's on Sticks, Mo Badges for Movember and I'm happy to say some new Christmas stock. I have made up some festive fabric bunting and a limited number of Christmas Gnomes for sale.

I will post some more pics in the coming days of what I think will be some great stocking fillers.

Sunday Morning.

This morning I went along to Brown Owls and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to dabble in screen printing. It was all thanks to the lovely Ellie from Red Seed Studio who was good enough to open up her studio for us to learn the basics.

It was a great morning where we were all able to create our design, cut out the stencil and then screen print onto anything we happened to bring along. As you can see from the pictures everyone designs turned out great. Can you pick mine? It was great to learn a new craft and it was something that I have always wanted to try. Ellie has started screen printing workshops in her studio and you can find out all the information here on her website.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Online magazine goodness.

Photo courtesy of the biscuit magazine.

It recently came to my attention that a great new online magazine has recently been launched and it is made right here in Brisbane! Their first issue is online now and the Movember issue is out next week. Enjoy!

My Creative Space...

This week I decided to get stuck into some Christmas projects which I have had on the back burner ready to sew. I decided to make some festive bunting this year and some Christmas Gnomes which I hope to have some pictures of soon.

I'm not sure if you are like me but normally I have all the best intentions leading up to Christmas but then life kicks in and inevitability things fall by the wayside. I decided to start early this year much to the dismay of my husband who was quick to point out that I am always the first to start ranting about shops putting out their Christmas stock four months early. However when it comes to hand making stuff for Christmas I think I have an excuse. I am also hoping to make up some Christmas stock to sell at the December Suitcase Rummage, so that is always a great motivator.

I hope you are all having a crafty week in some shape or form. You can check out more Creative Spaces here at

Monday, October 18, 2010


I just thought I would share a few shots I took over the weekend. After a huge few weeks of rain, Brisbane woke to a beautiful weekend. We were lucky enough to have hundreds of little surprises waiting outside in lawn once the rain had cleared...

I think(?) they are lily's planted by the previous owners. I have never seen them actually flower.

I also finally had the chance to take some pictures of my new Olivetti typewriter. I was lucky enough to come across this beauty in my travels last week and I'm happy to report it still works perfectly. I could not resist finding the theme song to Murder She Wrote on You Tube and then sitting down to type away (yes i really am that sad! ). There is something so therapeutic about typing away on these old machines and being able to leave little notes for my husband to stumble across.

Friday, October 15, 2010

How the week ended.

Today I was lucky enough to come across this video from the people at How It Should Have Ended. You can check out their awesome pop culture inspired videos on their website or on You Tube. I must admit I am not normally one to trawl You Tube watching videos but these ones just made me laugh.

All their videos revolve around how movies/TV shows should have ended . The Twilight one is hilarious but the Inception one below would have to be my favorite.

How Inception Should Have Ended......

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Musical Musings

Today I thought I would share some new music that has been on high rotation on my iPod at the moment (believe me office job + iPod = sanity kept).

I have really been enjoying the Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack. It was such an awesome movie and the soundtrack is full of all the great tracks from Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb in the movie.

Following on in the soundtrack vein (I must admit I am a sucker for a good movie soundtrack) is Kick-Ass. Now I know I am probably a little late getting on the band wagon for this movie and all its awesomeness but after seeing it recently I just had to get the soundtrack. I love the fact that it has all the best lines from the movie ala Pulp Fiction soundtrack at the start of particular songs. The Batman signal bit makes me laugh every time.

Surprisingly there is a song from Pretty Reckless who you might know is the band of one sullen, black eyeliner wearing blondie from Gossip Girl aka Taylor Momsen. I find myself actually really liking their song Make Me Wanna Die and on closer inspection their album on iTunes is not that bad. Although I must admit when I heard their latest offering on Nova the other day I actually thought it was a new song from Pink. H mm go figure. Another stand out song is Can't Go back from Primal Scream.

Another great Album I bought recently is 'I believe you Liar' by Brisbane born Washington. The album is amazing. Full of great lyrics and lots of great melodies. I was actually luck enough to spy her on the streets on Fitzroy on our recent trip to Melbourne. She was just as cute in the flesh.

The new single from the The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) has also just landed and the track is great. I can't wait for the new album to be released but for now the single will have to do...

I hope you enjoy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I can't believe its...


Wow has the last month flown or what. I can't believe the Rummage has been and gone again for another month. The "day job" meant that last week was a horrible write off but yesterdays rummage cheered me up and meant the week ended on a happy note.

Thanks to everyone who came out and braved the rain. It was definitely one of those days which could easily have been spent under the doona with a good book. It was my best rummage to date and it is so great to see people enjoying my handmade goodies that I love to make.

The Mo Bags were once again a hit! Now I can't wait to get all geared up for Movember!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


This weekend as been a lot about catching up and getting the house back in order after weeks of neglect. I can now finally see my dinning room table after clearing away all my crafty bits and pieces! It was such a nice day here in Brisbane and it was great to enjoy the warm afternoon sun streaming through the front window.

I hope you too had a great weekend. Unfortunately it is back to work tomorrow and I think I might have a bad case of The Monday's coming on.