Sep 102010

… Do you design and hand craft quality products? Do you live in Melbourne and looking for a warm, friendly and exciting place to exhibit & sell your wares?

The Handmade Show could be just for you. This is where we showcase the talents of local artisans and crafters.  Perhaps you would like to join us!

Our focus is on quality handmade products, and we love to exhibit a large range of crafts. We are on the lookout for unique, well made products that are locally made in Melbourne.

As you would know, most markets charge you a fee for holding a stall. The Handmade Show operates a little differently because we (the artists & crafters) run the market ourselves. We are a non-profit group that all share the responsibilities of running The Show, and therefore a donation from each of our stallholders is requested to go back into the general costs of running The Show. A portion of this also goes back into the RSL.

Interested in becoming a stallholder or would like to know more? Please visit The Handmade Show blog to register your interest, and you will be sent an application kit!

Mar 272010

If I didn’t procrastinate so much then I’m sure these Fluffy Fancies would have been complete & ready for their  ‘photo shoot’….. or maybe I shouldn’t admit to this? 😮

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Seeing I won’t be taking part in Pink Saturday for a couple of weeks I’ve decided to show you what I’ve been working on anyway….. My Fluffy Fancy Pin Cushions

My collection of old & worn silverware includes these liqueur/sherry stem goblets which have been painted & given some gold antiquing.

I’ve added a big handful of craft stuffing contained within a covering of crushed panne velvet, to form a round ball for the a pin cushion. The cushion & beaded fringing are fixed firmly onto the goblets …. but the lace & feathery embellishments are only pinned into place at the moment. The look may change slightly when I eventually finalise these trims.

So far the above design is my favourite, but I have more designs on the go – these will all be available for sale as soon as they’re finished.


… And now for our weekly challenge – here is a delightful participant I’d like to introduce you to –

Anna from Frosted Petunias

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants’ blogs and see how Pink everyone’s Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!


Jan 092010

Look at what I received in the mail! It’s just perfect to share with you today.

Welcome to Pink Saturday !

Many of you would remember that before Christmas I held a Giveaway here and sent off prizes to the winnersJanice from Enchanted Quilling  was the winner of the main prize and she had a little surprise in store for me too.  How gorgeous are these – a beautiful pink roses card and a delightful bookmark. It’s sooo nice receiving surprises in the mail. Janice creates some beautiful designs so do pop over and check out all her gorgeous goodies.

Thank You Janice – they’re a lovely surprise to receive.

Now I just had to share another beautfiul rose with you. These photos were taken between Christmas & New Year. We had gorgeous weather – a little hot but it’s always nice when the rains come to cool things off. (well, we actually had thunderstorms & lighting)

…. and here was this gorgeous rose the day after the rains – my friend drew my attention to it and of course I couldn’t resist taking the photos.

Beautiful, Beautiful – a reminder that we Must take time out in our busy lives (whether it’s family life or work) to ‘smell the roses’.  It keeps us healthy, puts a smile on our faces and, while enjoying the beauty around us, we momentarily forget all the things that weigh us down. It may not solve our problems & worries but it injects new energy & refreshes us so that we can keep on going.

I could’ve missed out on seeing this gorgeous rose – I’m so glad I didn’t.


I hope you enjoyed this week’s entry. I believe everything is now back to normal with my computer & blogs so I’ll be able to visit more & get back into the Pink Saturday challenge by next week.

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants’ blogs and see how Pink everyone’s Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

Dec 182009

Number 29

 Janice at Enchanted Quilling


The number was generated via

Congratulations Janice!

I will be in touch soon to collect your details.

A Huge Thank You to everyone who took part


I have edited this post to add a Surprise

I have drawn two more random numbers to receive a

Consolation Prize.

The winners are –

Number 35 –Terry

Number 3 – Crossroads

Congratulations! You will each receive two of my hand made gift tags