Friday, 8 April 2011

New Sample Stock

Here's a sneek peak at all the new sample stock i've been working on over the last couple of weeks. So far this stock can only be purchased at my market stalls, but i hope to have the collection finalised in the coming weeks and will be ready for wholesale and retails purchase this Christmas

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Lost At Sea - Esty Feature

A big thank you to mmjewelrybox for including my "Nautical Paradise" necklace in there wonderfully dreamy Esty Treasury. It has me dreaming of summer time again.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Weekend Market Review

Well it's such a wonderfully busy weekend just past. We had two markets on. The first on Saturdays was the Sister's Markers Market at the Brunswick Town Hall. A wonderful little market set in the middle of busy Sydney Road, the Sister's Makers market provides a day full of shopping and live entertainment.
I must admit that in the past i have been known to spend a bit of my market takings samplling all the wonderful treats including devine cupcakes and chocolate-filled pretzels, and Saturday was no expection.

For this market i brought along my brand new display stand. Made from some old pickets i found in the garden shed and a plank of pine board from my dads farm. I just finished it in time for the market, and dispite my horrible carpentry skill i was, i was stoked with the way it turned out.
It worked a treat on the day and provided to be the perfect display for by jewellery busts and a great was for showcase my designs.

On Sunday we headed off once again for Healesville. This is fast becoming one of my favorite markets. Run by Craft Markets Australia and held at the local racecourse, the Healesville market provides a wonderful mix of fashion, food and fun for all ages.
The Healesville patrons are truely wonderful, desipe the cold, overcaste conditions and the possiblity of the shower or two, many still came out for the market. I had such a wonderful response to all my collections, i will absloutely be commiting myself to these market for the come Spring and Christmas season.

Next stop Mornington for the Easter Market.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Paperific Trade Fair

Chipboard embellishment galore

Altered Art Journalling

Stamping Class

Well it's Paperific time again. A trade show devoted to scrapbooking, cardmaking, ATC's and Alter Arts. Held twice yearly in April and August at the Melbourne Showground, the fair provides vistors with a chance to shop for the lastes tools and materials, join in small group classes, watch tutorials from vendors and participate in free "make and take" card and gift tag making sessions.

Twiddleybitz would have to be my favorite vendor. The make and sell amazing MDF laser cut wooden kits which you paint and embellish with scrabook paper. There have shadow boxes, frames and bird houses with can be transformed into wall art, clocks and trinket holders.

I brough a cup cake stand which i indeed to use to display my new range of earrings and bobby pins.

Every year the focus is different depending what's in vouge. This year it was Copic Markers, nifty little pens for hand colouring stamped images.
It was also very pleasing to see this year some steampunk themed scrapbooking.