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 ;-)