Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and enjoy your day with your loved ones.  I'm looking forward to having a bit of down time & who knows I might even get some new bears made!

Joolz x

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BrisStyle Christmas Market Rocked

Wow what a market last night!  Pam & I shared a stall in the co-op tent & what a great time we had!!!  So many people came to shop, in fact we couldn't believe how many!  It was such a lovely atmosphere in King George Square, the Christmas tree was all lit up & there was live entertainment playing most of the night.   We were so busy that we didn't even get time to shop at the other stalls.

This is Pam (Nest in the Attic) in her Christmas attire.  Some of our bears and critters found new homes.  In fact it was a bit sad to say goodbye to my little chocolate brown pug dog  but the new owner loved her just as much as I did so that's ok!

Hope you're all having a great stress free weekend.  I'm off to do a bit of Christmas shopping tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Photos From BrisStyle Market

Pam (Nest in the Attic) & I attended the BrisStyle Indie Market last Saturday & what fun we had!  It was so wet when we arrived & we didn't fancy setting up a gazebo in the rain so when Christine from BonTons Gifts kindly offered us half her stall space in the hall we jumped at it.  Thank you Christine!!

It was our first time at a BrisStyle market.  It was lovely to meet all the other marketeers & customers.  Now  we are about to do it all again  this Friday night at the Twilight Market in King George Square in the city.

The above stall was Alisa's from Ties & Whimsy.  I just loved her stall & all the great creations she's made from ties.  I especially loved her use of the old ladders, frames & vintage suitcases (some of my favourite items).
The above pic is me with some of our creations.  Hope to see you Friday night if you're in the city.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market this week

"Brisbane's HOTtest destination for everything Handmade under the stars"

'The BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets in the heart of Brisbane's King George Square offer a unique home-grown experience like no other event of its kind in Australia this Christmas. This Friday night market will combine the laid-back attitude of south-east Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane's CBD to create a lantern lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design around the King George Square's statuesque Christmas Tree.
Meander through the stalls of over 100 emerging and established local artisans who specialise in producing soulful and stylish handmade wares with a unique Queensland twist. With a café, restaurant and bar onsite along with the sounds of Brisbane's best jazz musicians will provide the perfect festive soundtrack to a Christmas shopping night like you've never experienced!
So support the local Queensland community and shop ethically this Christmas at Brisbane's HOTtest destination for everything handmade under the stars.'
Alternate Location in Wet Weather: As with all our Twilight Markets if the weather is a little on the crazy side then look for us up on the large undercover Deck located above The Groove Train in King George Square. Do check our facebook page after midday on the day to check if things have changed and where you can find us.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Home Again!

We arrived home from the USA last Saturday after the most awesome trip!!  My husband got to catch up with friends he made 27 years ago on a former trip & I got to make beautiful new friends with them all!
This photo is a basket Sheila had put together out the front of her home in Cleveland Tennessee for Thanksgiving.  We were blessed to have Thanksgiving with her family & what great cooks her sons are!!  I'm sure I've put on weight!! 

It was scarey in the traffic on the wrong side of the road!  I was a terrible passenger & should really have been blind-folded instead of trying to help my husband.  (I even thought I could help the GPS but my husband didn't appreciate having 2 women telling him what to do)!!  I was right on a few occasions though!

I got to visit the Brooklyn Market as well as a few others!  Loved the Antique Malls down in Nashville, just wished I had had more time there! 

Am now saving for the next trip as there are so many other wonderful places I would love to explore.

Have had to come home & hit the ground running as Pam & I are having our first market stall at BrisStyle Market tomorrow & of course there's so many ufo's I've had to finish off as well as making some new items.  Just praying the rain stays away!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

BrisStyle Indie Designers Market

"Tie on your tinsel and get ready for a Christmas shopping experience like no other, as the BrisStyle Indie Designer Markets return to the heart of Hamilton for yet another beautifully eclectic handmade event.
Featuring local emerging and established artists, crafters and designers from Queensland's South East who specialise in producing quality handmade goods including handbags, sweet art, jewellery, children's wear and vintage re-creations.
Think quality, gorgeous, soulful and original creations that give lovers of locally handmade wares the chance to support their local community.
Set in the sweet retro hall and gorgeous leafy grounds of St Augustine's Church on Racecourse Road, Hamilton on Saturday December 10, this boutique event promises to provide the perfect environment for all your handmade Christmas shopping needs.
The Christmas BrisStyle Indie Designers Market gives you the chance to see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being Brisbane's HOTtest destination for handmade."
What: The Christmas BrisStyle Indie Designers Market
When: Saturday December 10th, 2011. 9am-4pm.
Where: St Augustine's Church Hall and grounds, Racecourse Road, Hamilton