Well, the school fete is over for this year… I was exhausted last night – we also had a gymnastics carnival and my youngest son’s 7th birthday this weekend – but it was fun. Surprisingly I sold t-shirt yarn, eyeglass cases, word art cards and Dutch Houses, but no pencil rolls! So I am in the process of adding the pencil rolls I showed here last week to my Etsy shop, where I have created a new Pencil Rolls section. The shop will be getting a bit of a make-over in the next few weeks, but I will write more about that later.
Today was an unusually cold and wet day here in Brisbane, but spring has definitely sprung – look at that jacaranda on the other side of our street! Hurray, my favourite time of the year is here!
This sweet and simple baby quilt (100 x 75 cm) was made with some squares that were left over from another project. The backing is a red and white polka dot fabric. Perfect for a little girl! It will be for sale at the Family Fun Day (fete) at Wooloowin State School on Sunday 15 September.
It was a busy, but very enjoyable weekend! On Saturday night we went to the opening night of the Festive Collective Exhibition at Reverse Garbage. The whole family came – the boys think RG is paradise! We gave them each $2 to spend and they had a ball looking for treasure. Youngest son (6) shows his loot:
The exhibition was beautiful, the food excellent…
… and the music awesome. We had a great time!
Sunday morning was spent frantically doing the last preparations for Inspired, such as stamping paper bags…
… and pricing items:
Hubby and the boys dropped me at Florence Street in Teneriffe, which was marked very well:
My stall, with the Blue Jacaranda logo printed on fabric (ordered from Spoonflower)
It was a lovely afternoon, with lots of friendly people, yummy food and quite a few sales :-).
This Sunday, the 25th of November, Blue Jacaranda will be at Inspired, a Shopping and Fundraising Event created by Brisbane artist Kylie Farrelly. This week I have been busy making stock, such as this Chalk Cloth Bunting. The backside is made from laminated fabric, so it can be used indoors and outdoors.
This Oilcloth Bunting is also very suitable for garden parties:
Buntings look so good like this:
Yesterday I did a big screen printing session.
Today I made the prints into Art Cards, ACEO and stretched them in hoops:
Inspired is at 30 Florence Street, Teneriffe (Brisbane) from 3 until 6pm.
Today I visited the BrisStyle Indie Eco Market in Hamilton – I will be selling at the Designers Market in December here, so it was good to see how it is set up. There are a number of stalls inside and some marquees outside, under the Poinciana trees (I will be inside in December). Reverse Garbage was at the market! – of course I couldn’t resist buying some stuff: a coffee sack, a few zips, fabric and a bag ful of corks. Green Me Up Granny was selling these lovely bars of soap:
I had to buy this Juicy Tutti Fruitti Soap (really, it was begging me):
The coffee sack I bought – love the two-colour print:
I also bought a pile of doilies from Myclectic. This gorgeous doily was only 50 cents!
I had a lovely time and am looking forward to being a seller here on the 8th of December!
Yesterday I visited the BrisStyle Indie Market at St George Square in the Brisbane CBD together with my friend Yasmin. The square looks lovely at night, with the church dwarfed by the tall office blocks:
We really enjoyed the market. I was thrilled to discover Bec from Spun Mud there – I bought a pair of her earrings years ago at the Eumundi Markets and lost one of them. They were my favourite earrings so I was very happy to be able to buy a new pair. I love ceramic jewellery!