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After the fete


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!

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Last but not least, some fun news: Blue Jacaranda is part of the Lily and Gus 2000 fan celebration! Do hop over to their website to enter the giveaway to win the fabulous prize pack in the photo above! (Lily and Gus is one of my favourite Etsy shops – it’s where I got an adorable whale for my youngest son)

Take care,




At the school fete on Sunday I won’t just be selling handmade items, but also some supplies, such as these charm packs of fabric squares for I Spy quilts…


… and balls of seamless t-shirt yarn, made from op shop t-shirts.


I made this small bowl for my business cards, and to show people what you can do with t-shirt yarn.


And I’m in the process of setting up my stall in our hall. Looking forward to Sunday!

Take care,

BrisStyle indie Designers Market


On Saturday I was at the BrisStyle market in Hamilton. It was a lot of fun – although not as busy as I had hoped.


My neighbour was Anna from AnnaCraft, who sells beautiful needlework items and is also from Holland. We got on very well together!

This was my last market for the year. It is also the last week of school before the summer holidays begin here in Australia. And only two weeks until our beach holiday starts… Bring it on!

Take care,

A busy weekend

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 :-).

I was happy to put my feet up on Sunday night, but look forward to my next big event: the BrisStyle indie Designers Market on the 8th of December!

Take care,

Getting ready for Inspired

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.

Take care,

BrisStyle Indie Eco Market

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!

Take care,

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market


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!


I have very recently joined BrisStyle Inc. and hope to be at their Indie Designers Market in Hamilton on 8th December as a seller!

Take care,