Saturday, December 7, 2013

Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets Friday 13th December 5-10pm

My last market of this year is the one I am looking forward to the most. 

Follow the twinkling lights and guiding Christmas star at the Perth Cultural Centre. There will be heaps of entertainment, a walk in Snow Dome with Santa (don't forget your camera), food stalls, live music and of course craft stalls.

So come along and join the Christmas fun!

By the way... There was an article in the Habitat Lift Out of the West Australian last week and they published a picture of my Christmas Decoration. How cool is that?

You can probably guess what I am sewing this week... Christmas Decoration all the way ;-)

Hope to see you on Friday.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Light Up Leederville Carnival Sunday 1st December 2013

Don't miss this Sunday's Leederville Carnival. There is heaps of entertainment and fun for everybody. I will have my stall on Oxfort Street and my friend will be there to help me as it will be one busy market. Thanks Sumi!!!

Check out the official websites:

Carnival Info

The Light Up Leederville Carnival
Sunday 1 December 2013
12pm – 8pm

A fantastic opportunity for the Leederville community and wider metropolitan Perth to visit, soak up and celebrate one of Perth’s great cultural assets - Leederville!

What to Bring?

The carnival will provide retro furniture, umbrellas and shade all around the precinct to soak up the action in comfort, but bring your hat and sunscreen!
A water bottle! We will have a 2000 liter water refill tank available near Oxford Park so bring a bottle and fill it for free.
Cash! There are limited ATMs and EFTPOS facilities in Leederville so we encourage people to bring cash on the day.
A light. Between 7.30 - 8.00pm the Leederville Lights will be ignited and we ask everyone to bring down a light of some sort to help us light up Leederville on the night. Get creative! Ideas have been glow in the dark balloons, stick torches… 
How to get there?
Train and bus – Leederville Station is in the heart of Leederville, as there will be limited parking available on the day, we recommend people to travel via train.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This weekend: Jacaranda Festival Applecross and Victoria Park Christmas Street Mall

Jacaranda Festival Applecross
Saturday 23rd November 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Ardross Street in Applecross

distinguishing feature of Applecross is the Jacaranda trees which line its streets and flower in the late spring. In keeping with this theme, Applecross is home to the Annual ROTARY JACARANDA FESTIVAL.

It is held in and around the precincts of the Applecross Village Shopping Centre,
 Ardross Street, Applecross.

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Christmas Street Mall, Victoria Park
Sunday 24th November 2013 from 4pm to 8pm
Between Mint and Dane Streets on Albany Highway

The Christmas Street Mall will bring a festive, quirky, edgy, modern feel to the café strip with something for everyone including free activities for the kids, craft stalls and stage entertainment. Café’s and local businesses will be open with tasty treats to try and will be selling a range of wares that would appear on any Christmas list. Everyone’s welcome to attend this celebration of the festive season.

New stock for upcoming Christmas Markets

After being told many times to start making tablet beanbags (yes I mean you Robin) I finally did it!
My dear friend Kathrin sent me a Birthday present from Switzerland, a very cool sewing magazine and some fabrics. One project in the magazine was about making tablet beanbags. I adjusted the pattern a little bit and here is the result:

I made them in 2 sizes, for normal tablets and also a baby version. I think I might need a tablet now that I have the accessories for it ;-)


My sister Natalie also sent me some fabrics for my Birthday and some crafty magazines (don't you just love when they know what you like?). 
I used some of it to make more sleep-over drawstring bags as they all sold at the last market. They are just big enough for little girls essentials.

Love Olivia! These are pencil cases, inside they are lined with plastic coated polka dot fabric. They can also be used as make up bags for "big" girls.

I am very busy making some more Christmas decoration, you can see the picture of my popular button-nose-moose and birds in my previous post.

Need to go back to my BERNINA now, still heaps to do. Bye-bye for now.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Upcoming Christmas Markets

Here a list of all the Christmas Markets where you will find me:

Saturday 2nd November 2013: 
Kalamunda Market, stall no 157

Sunday 3rd November 2013: 
Growers Green Farmers Market in Beaconsfield

Saturday 23rd November 2013: 
Jacaranda Festival Applecross

Sunday 24th November 2013:
Victoria Park Christmas Street Mall
Between Mint and Dane Streets on Albany HWY from 4.00-8.00pm

Sunday 1st December 2013:
Light Up Leederville Carnival
Town Center, Oxford Street from 12pm to 8pm

Saturday 7th December 2013: 
Kalamunda Market, stall no 157

Friday 13th December 2013:
Illuminites Night Markets
Perth Cultural Center, 5pm to 10pm

Sew busy for Christmas Markets

Last week I had to bring my beloved BERNINA to the shop. It just made a horrible noise and needed fixing. Turned out there was not much wrong with it and now it runs like new again.

I made some cute baby taggie/comforter for boys and girls. They have a super soft back and heaps of interesting ribbons to touch.

Then I was in the mood to make some softies again. I made the goose sisters as well as some vintage hip dogs. There are more to come and I am afraid that the blue dog will have to stay with me (sometimes I just cannot part from certain things, sorry).

And look at these foxy felt brooches! This was another project out a Mollies Makes magazine and yesterday while I was watching the X Factor finale I kept making foxes, they are very addictive and it's hard to decide which one looks best?

And of course I have to make heaps of Christmas decorations. As I sold almost all my moose and birds on the last market I had to create some more. And I added some paper baubles that can easily fold and be stored for next year, I made some blackboard hangers on which a personal message can be written. I also have a very few glass baubles with felt horns that look just really good on their own.
I kept it all in the same colors this year so it all matches. Ho ho ho!

Spring has arrived and some great buys

It has been a while since I posted my last blog. But that happens when life gets busy and I mean this in a good way.
I wanted to share some pictures of spring in WA with you:

The first picture was taken at Kings Park in Perth last week. It is a great time to explore all the native flowers (I have some at home to but I think they might just be weeds but they look good at least one a year when they flower). The other is a little bug that landed on my outdoor table. It was so tiny that you could hardly see its eyes but with my camera I took a close up and there you go, isn't it just super cute? 
And I am not the only one loving mushrooms, this cheeky snail wanted to have a lookout.

OK maybe there are to many of these but I bought a kaleidoscope and let me tell you, I have no trouble to lay on the sofa and stare trough it for hours. I held it in front of my mobile phone camera and kept taking pictures of it. It's addictive... 

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper cute!!!!!!
OK let me tell you, I will turn 42 very soon but I just can't go past something as cute as this suitcase. The shop assistant assured me that I am not to old to buy it (what else could she say?) so I had to have it.
The cups and saucers are from the local OP Shop and I love them! So retro and cool. I might plant some little flowers in them and have them sitting in the kitchen on the window ledge.

And talking about cool... look what I got! Jane Foster launched a book about having fun with vintage and retro fabrics and screen printing. I love her work, she is an absolute inspiration to me!
I preordered the book and last week it arrived, it felt like Christmas to me. So I had to try some of her prints out straight away on a tea towel. Ohhhh I love it. And by the way, the Jane Foster sausage dog softie is from a Mollie Makes magazine, every month they send the magazine out with a little something to make inside.

And last but not least some more pictures of Libby. I bought her a pig from IKEA and as you can see she loves it almost as much as I do ;-)
One of her favorite plays are still pulling the towel when I try to dry her paws after a wet walk. Isn't she lovely?
Just as I wrote "isn't she lovely?" she started barking at the back, that much for a lovely dog ;-)