Applying for the first BiDM for 2010

The first BiDM for 2010 is coming up fassssst…

BiDM (which stands for Brisbane Indie Designers Market) is the fantastic market organised by my local Etsy team BrisStyle (

I just received the email yesterday with the application details & sent it straight back…..hope I get in!

The first one for the year is on Saturday 6th March….not long to go now. It hardly seems like any time at all since the very successful market we had on Dec 5th last year. Time has flown soooo fast over the holidays. I have been working on some projects over the break but lots of them are still WIPs (works-in-progress) or really just mere ideas in my head!

I will be hope to be creating a mixed range of goodies for the day – vests for children and women, accessories and jewellery. All made by me with a mix of sewing, crochet, applique and more….

I will keep you posted, dear reader, as to how it all goes!


January birthstone – Garnet

I am back at my keyboard after a refreshing break over the festive season and am ready & rearing to go for 2010. I hope you all had  great Christmas and New Year celebrations!

Lots of ideas for this year and this post is one of my new themes.

I thought each month I would look at the birthstone and talk about it a little, look for goodies made with it or using the colour – a good way for me to learn more about gemstones and their meanings.

Garnets are typically recognised as beinga deep, dark brownish – red colour.  They can also be yellow, red, purple, pink, orange, multi colour, green & more. Glass beads that are a similar colour are also called “garnet”

Here is a link to some “garnet” goodies from one of my online groups – Etsy DUST (Down Under Street Team)

Successful Market BiDM Style!

The BiDM I had a stall at last Saturday was huuuge!

What is BiDM?

BiDM stands for Brisbane Indie Designers Market

Soooo many visitors – it was absolutely unbelievable!

Lots of sales, lots of good stories, beautiful cupcakes, lots of goodies to be had

My thanks to my co-stallholders – the wonderful Eliza of (and Zoe and Gem)

BiDM Sat 4th July 2009

that’s me (Gaynor) on the left and Eliza on the right

BrisStyle on TV this weekend!!


Some members of one of my (online) Brisbane-based groups is going to be on tv this weekend.

We all live in the greater Brisbane area and all sell on

Keep your eyes peeled!

The Great South East this coming Sunday (28th) at 5pm!

I think it is on Channel 7.

No – unfortunately I do not appear in this item – but if you can watch you will get to

meet some of the lovely gals who were involved.

Round Robin

I recently joined an Aussie online cq/embellishing group (Southern Cross Crazies) after being in two minds for a long time. I had been a member of this group about a year ago and then cancelled. It wasn’t anything to do with the group. It was wonderful.
Well, to make this story a short one, I am happily a member again and have been welcomed with open arms.
I very gamely have entered into a round robin so I will be posting here about my efforts!
The photo above is my needlecase which is to be embellished by the others in the round robin.

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