Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Saturday is BrisStyle Indie Designers Market Day

The BrisStyle Indie Designers Market is on this Saturday!

With 50 market stalls, gourmet cupcakes, hot coffee and acoustic music, this is a day of indulgence not to be missed!The BrisStyle Indie Designers Market has moved to a new venue this year at St Augustine's Church Hall in the heart of the uber chic Racecourse Road, Hamilton on Saturday 4 July, 9am - 2pm.

I am so very excited to be participating in this market with all the other super talented BrisStylettes and so very many of them have been working super hard on making this a sensational market.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brisstyle Gets Featured on Great South East program (Channel 7)

I was watching the Great South East on the weekend and voila Brisstyle was featured on the show. Coming so soon before the Brissstyle Indie market this Saturday at St Augustine's Church at Hamilton, it seems as if Brisstyle is everywhere. Check out the feature at : Brisstyle.blogspot.com.

Market Mayhem!!!


The Brisstyle Indie Designers market is on Saturday at St Augustines Church, Racecourse Road, Hamilton and I am in the last stages of preparing my stall for it. As you can see I have had to share my set up space in the living room with my daughter's toys and the furniture, but at last the stall is coming together, including a neat new banner and some new stock - Venus book marks and Sunbonnet Doll magnets.


The day should be fantastic with over40 participating stalls from various Brisstylers with lots of different independant wares. My big problem is putting away the wallet so I don't spend all my proceeds on other participant's fab makes.

Just now I hoping for super fine weather and a clear blue sky for Saturday. Call by and see the market on Saturday!

Monday, June 15, 2009

What I have Been Sewing This Week





This week I have finished off a new boiled wool jacket in time for the cold snap. Its from a Vogue art pattern and was nice and quick to make. Boiled wool is so great to sew. It does not involve finishing on the edges and so I have gone with a zig zag edge around the jacket. I have gone with a Kilt pin for closing instead of a button to increase the ways it can be worn.

Oh, and I am still making Venus bookmarks. They are so much fun!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Travelling Time

This is a photo montage of my new paper doll collection, based on Art Nouveau fashions. The collection is created from collaged images from recycled sources combined to create delicious dresses. I have them packaged in an Art Nouveau inspired vellum envelope. Coming soon to my ETSY shop in two sets....












Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Getting on top this weekend





I have been soooo busy with work and family stuff recently I have let my craft slide a bit, but this weekend I have finally gotten on top of stuff and made progress. I have been putting supplies together for our Brisstyle craft swap.

I have also been working on some new dolls based on the fashions of the Art Nouveau period created by my favourite collage techniques. And I've managed to put together some fun bookmarks.

All this, six loads of washing in the sun (remember this thing), and the Bookfest in one weekend!!! I need to go back to work now for the rest.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Dad's Wash Stand




I have to share the wonderful washstand my dad's made from a recycled bit of marble. It's just stunning!