Saturday, July 31, 2010

more fun with paper

first of all THANK YOU for the mini art lurve from the previous post...your positive words keep me going and inspire me to create more and more.
last market day was a little wetter than we anticipated so sales were little lower than we anticipated, however 2 of my mini art canvases now live in a new home. 2 sweet little sisters bought the little fairies and of course one girl had strawberry blonde hair and the other had brown hair, perfect match for the 2 minis they bought. i will make some more of the fairies for next Sunday the 8th of august... EEEPPP!! cant believe that it will be august tomorrow!
and in true Brisbane winter weather we have hit tops of 25 and 27 degrees the last couple of days which inspired me to make these pretty butterflies.
i still have to add a few ribbons to tizz them up a bit but they will be available for the small sum of $2.
it is nice to go to the markets and be able to buy something when you have little ones with you.
and these pretty butterflies sure are affordable.
i made these many years ago, before i had a glue gun and i would hang them with fishing line around the middle to brighten up the reading corner of my classroom.
i love making affordable items at my stall, that was always the best thing at Lilly cottage, my girls were always able to buy something with their pocket money...gosh i miss that shop! (Linda can still be found online, just click on the link and can be seen at the markets at petrie as well as other parts of Brisbane)
anyhow, if you cant make it out to the markets and you see something you like, you can always contact me on email or visit my online shops to the side of my blog. these little fellas are currently up for sale.
at $10, this little fella will be the talking point of your boys room.
and the smaller canvases are only $8, handmade gifts are made with love and always different!
well thats it for today. not sure if i will be back before next sunday, so have a great weekend and an even better week ahead. you never know, i might see you out at the petrie markets next sunday :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

mini art

i have bee putting to practise some of the techniques i learnt on my recent mixed media art course and i have created these mini art canvases which will be for sale this weekend at the petrie markets.
i am working on some for the boys too. they would make a great addition to a pretty nook or a childrens bedroom shelf and at $8 each including mini easel they are a bargain!
each of these canvases are 7cm by 5cm, a dainty piece of art if i do say so myself. plus being so light they would cost next to nothing to send to someone you love. i will be adding them to my online shops and hopefully some will find new homes this Sunday.
cant believe it is Friday!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

ho ho ho

come visit us at the petrie markets tomorrow between 8-2 and help us celebrate 'Christmas in July'. we will have the Christmas tree up, reindeer ears on and plenty of pretties for sale. i will even have a basket full of sale items!
it would be lovely to see you there %*_*%
by for now, have a great week ahead.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

super quick post

i have been working my fingers to the bone trying to get enough chrismassy stock put together for our 'Christmas in July' market day this Sunday the 18th July out at the petrie markets. come visit our little stall, we wont bite and we wont make you buy anything, you might just feel compelled to buy something from my SALE table!
Renata has been quilling her heart out and has created some amazing cards, you seriously must check her blog out here
i wanted to have so much more made but holidays + crafting = zilch output. holidays are over and i seemed to spend all day at the shops running errands for the home AGAIN. i have promised myself a day at home tomorrow but secretly want to go shopping for clothes...i begin relief teaching this term and already have next Tuesday booked for a prep class at my girls school. cant wait but would also like a new outfit to boost my esteem :) OK enough chit chat, i have crafting to do!
i have added a few photos of some of my offerings. come see our tree and grab an early Christmas gift!
i sold out of these last year, very pretty one of a kind glass baubles.
scented hearts to hang in your closet or brighten your day.
scented birds and Christmas tags.
of course all of my usual goodies will be there as well.
now i have Bing in my ear sing happy holidays...

Monday, July 5, 2010

you better watch out

i love this wintery weather and have been waiting for July to find its way here. i am working on a few 'Christmas in July' pieces but haven't any pictures for you just yet. what i do have are some shots of what was sold last market day. of course these pretties will be available as well as our Christmas goodies. i have dusted off the tree and hope to have a little Christmas music playing ...oooohhhh i am getting excited. heaps of these gorgeous quilled cards found new homes. Renata's cards cause quite a stir amongst the customers, just you wait to see what she has in store for 'Christmas in July' if you want a sneak peek head to her blog Renata Clarke designs. sweet little tags. i just love them!! one little soldier man marched off to a new home... i need to buy some more corduroy to make a few more heat wheats, especially the curved ones. and i only have a handful of these chicks on sticks left, so if you fancy one you'd better be quick :)

we are both enjoying the markets, even when we don't meet our target sales. we have dreams, big dreams for our craft and with hard work and commitment we know that we will get there.

the last two photos are of a few more of my entries in my art journal.

it is a shame they are sideways. i am very happy with my journal so far and hope to add to it each week. this is my favourite by far. it is using a napkin, water colours and stamping. i have so many more techniques to try out this is just the start!

and before i go...mumma cat has firmly found a place in our hearts. she fits in well in our family, i love this picture of Mia giving her cuddles. Mia seems to be patting her every second of the day!

have a great week! i will be back with some christmas goodies before oour market day on the 18th of july at the petrie markets.