Friday, April 30, 2010

something for the boys

i have been crazy busy creating stock for my first market stall. i am so excited as well as a whole lot nervous. if i sell ONE thing i will be over the moon!! i wonder if that is a natural state of mind for marketeers?? anyhow i have been doing an inventory and i have enough to get me started as i am sharing my table with my darling niece Renata. i will do a mock set up of my wares tomorrow and take a picture to share. basically my prices range from $1.50 to $22 which i think is quite cheap! something for everyone but mostly the females in the family. children, tweens, teens, mums, nanas, boys and dads can all find something that takes their fancy or would be the perfect gift for the special someone in their life.
here is a sneak peek at my latest creation...
toy soldier peg dolls
little moustaches..oh so cute
blue coats and red coats, not historically correct uniforms but good enough to fight against each other ~_~
plus i have been busy painting up these chalkboard frames that mister moo created for me. i have to shabby them up so that he can finish them off.
5 pastel, green, pink, cream and antique white. these are my dearest items at $22 each. they come with a hand made felt eraser and bundle of coloured chalk. perfect mothers day present...
so if you are looking for something to do and live in Brisbane, why not take a trip to the petrie markets, daybro road petrie this Sunday the 2nd may from 8-2pm. you might just find the perfect gift and card for your mother or loved one or something for yourself!
wish me luck

Monday, April 19, 2010

getting ready for my first market stall

we have finally set a date for our market stall, i say we as i will join forces with my niece of Renata Clarke Designs. we have decided on the 2nd of May at petrie markets. i have few things made but of course now that i have a deadline i will endeavour to make as much as possible.
i will of course be offering my handmade cards and will attempt to make a few more mothers day inspired beauties like these...
if you get the chance pop over to Renata's blog and check out her gorgeous quilled art. her cards are just wonderful plus she will be selling some of her jewellery at our stall as well. i will be back with a few photos of what will be on offer.
off to make some bunting fit for a high tea!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~ wordless wednesday ~

one is my design and the other is borrowed from a book...

Friday, April 9, 2010

but wait there's more

this one isn't for is for someone very, very special who happens to love sweet peas and has just turned the big 40! hope she likes it and the vintage goodies we bought her...
still having so much fun creating these cards, what do you think...does it look good, does the message make sense?
happy weekend xx

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

playing with paper

i have been having so much fun making my own tags and cards, some of which i have already used the rest i will want to try to sell at the markets one day...
now just pretend the lighting was good and the photo is clear and you were looking at it to buy.... what would you want to pay?
this is the first card that i have created.
my cards aren't all going to be birthday cards, i am sort of letting the card 'speak' to me and then let the words and composition come together.
i love the vintage images that can be bought and the embellishments are just so pretty...i am spending way too much money on bits and pieces of 'must haves'
i also love the wonkiness of my stamping, it adds to the unique handmade feel.
so back to the original much would you want to pay.. i was thinking between $4.00 and $5.00...some of you actually sell cards so you might be able to give me a good idea :)
i haven't searched etsy or madeit yet...i guess that might be a good indication of what people expect.
well i am off to make some more!
hope the rest of your working week is great.

Monday, April 5, 2010

quilled to perfection

just wanted to share with you the 3 little tags my niece made and attached to my girls Easter presents. she has many talents but has just discovered the art of paper quilling and has made some amazing pieces. she has a blog called nata's little place which she hasn't updated it for a while but if you head there you will see some of her beading and work with modelling clay. if you drop by say i sent you!
cutie patootie!!
hope you all had a great day, our tummies are FULL of chocolate!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

happy easter

hope your Easter is colourful... tasty...
and lots and lots of fun!
big smooches and blessings for a safe and happy break.
back with a new design just in time for mothers day!
%*_*% rosey