My city is in flood crisis

I am reactivating my blog to let my readers about the current situation in my city, Brisbane Australia.

You may have seen in the news that  Brisbane is in the midst of a flood crisis.

http://www.abc.net.au/brisbane/

If anyone can donate to the Premier’s Flood Appeal your contribution would be gratefully accepted.

My Etsy street team is also running its very own flood appeal with all proceeds going directly to the Premiers Flood Appeal

http://brisstyle.blogspot.com/

Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.

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Next BrisStyle Indie Designer Market June 5th

Next market coming up on June 5th.

I am madly sewing, crocheting, labelling….

to get my range of wearables – clothing, jewellery and accessories

ready for the market.

It should be great!

More posts about this to follow!

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 (etsy.com)

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)

http://www.dustteam.com/guides/garnet/

Another successful BiDM!

What a truly fantastic day I had last Saturday at the BiDM (BrisStyle Indie Designers Market)

Beautiful Brissie weather

Fantastic crowds of enthusiastic shoppers

Awesome organisation by the committee – particularly the wonderful Helen of ruby2gogo

Looking forward to next year’s markets!!!

Photos courtesy of the very friendly Darren of Kish Photography & Design (also partner to our very own Daneve of Chicuff

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicuffbydaneve/sets/72157622839859881/

BiDM – BrisStyle Indie Designers Market

BiDM

BrisStyle Indie Designers Market

A collective of designers, artists and crafters

This is the fab group I am a member of here in sunny ol’  Brisbane

and we are having our final market for 2009

When: This Saturday, 5th December 2009 – from 9am to 4pm

Where: St Augustine’s Church Hall, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton

Lots of gorgeous goodies for you to buy

from over 60 stalls

I will be on the BiDM promotions and co-op stall this year

(the stall will be just opposite the entrance to the hall)

with a selection from my eclectic range of  jewellery, accessories & clothing

Hope to see you there!

Cute New Bag

Had a hankerin’ to make myself a bag

A cute, frou-frou one

So I made this bag….

Pink n Orange n Blue Bag

I keep getting admiring comments about my cute new bag!

Some things I make never get comments

and some do…

Go figure that one out!