Wednesday, November 23, 2011

House Sales & Giveaway

Hi everyone, please excuse my absence but things have been a little frantic around here. We sold our house after the first open and it settles in a couple of weeks! EEEK!!! Hence I have been packing ..... panicking .... then packing some more. Luckily we have found somewhere to live until our tenants move out of our new home.

I am also preparing madly for the BrisStyle Twilight Market on the 16th December along with working at my new interior design job! Anyway, in order to celebrate the upcoming Christmas Twilight Market I thought I would have a little giveaway.

It's the time of year for Secret Santa at offices all around the world so I thought I would giveaway something that could be used in this realm ....

The winner will receive a set of Atlas Peg Magnets, a set of 10 Round Vintage Magnets, and some Christmas Gift Tags.

All you have to do to enter is ....
1. Become a follower
2. Leave a comment for one entry
3. Blog about it for another entry
4. Facebook/Tweet about if for another

Open to local and overseas followers.

A winner will be drawn on Monday, 5th December 2011
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Wicked Design

This weeks Designer, Rebecca from Edward & Lilly, creates beautiful hand made embroidery, homewares, soft toys and accessories.

Based in Brisbane, Rebecca works from her home studio creating designs with eco friendly materials. Her designs can be purchased through online stores at Etsy, Bluecaravan, and Madeit. She also sells via the BrisStyle Markets.

Edward & Lilly stocks a beautiful range of limited edition Christmas decorations with each design being made to order - I just adore the way they are filled with lavender!

Not only does Rebecca find time to hand make all of her gorgeous creations, but she helps run the Brisbane chapter of Brown Owls with Sam from Jetta's Nest, works tirelessly on the BrisStyle Etsy Street Team committee, and is a member of DUST, the Down Under Street Team and EtsyVeg, the perfect place to buy wares from vegan and vegetarian Etsy sellers. All this and she works during the day!!!

Some more of Edward and Lilly's gorgeous designs .....

hand embroidered tissue cosy

sausage dog brooch

puppy dog soft toy

I hope you enjoyed Edward & Lilly's beautiful designs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Finders Keepers

As Brisbane dwellers may know, Finders Keepers was on here over the weekend. I was lucky enough to be featured on the Etsy stand!

Instead of selling at the market, the fabulous team at Etsy Australia (Thanks K) had Apple Ipads on hand for anyone who wanted to look up a seller. What a fabulous idea - it saved us having to load heaps on stock onto the stand, and also meant customers were able to see all of our online products .... ahhh technology!!

Anyway, I'm very lucky as my little magnets do seem to get around, and I am thrilled at the response!

Hope you all had a great weekend.


Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Cards

In amongst the chaos of selling our house, I have found some time to start working on my Christmas Card line for this year.

I will be uploading some of the cards below into my store next week. They are so delightful - all the images have been hand cut from vintage Christmas books then adhered to recycled card.

I will also be putting some stamped cards and tags into the store over the coming weeks, along with preparing stock for the December BrisStyle Twilight Market.

Have you started your Christmas preparations yet?

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Wicked Design

With Christmas looming ever so quickly, I thought you might like a peek at the Madeit Xmas Gift Guide.

This wonderful guide is full of beautiful gift giving ideas from some very talented Australian Designers ..... and all handmade - what could be better?!

Featuring everything from handbags to home decor, paper craft to jewelery it's a one stop shop for your Christmas gift giving. Here's a peek at some of the listings ...

Oscar & Matilda