Sunday, July 15, 2012

Well hello there!

Did you miss me? I've been a little busy!

I had a shop for 6 months! That kind of consumed my life. Between co-running it and running Needle vs Thread, I didn't have a spare brain cell to blog.

Now things have changed. Needle vs Thread is back in full swing. And it has its own website at long last:

It also has a Facebook page:

And the etsy shop is fully stocked.

The Needle vs Thread website has its own blog, so I'm going to post my ramblings there from now on. Please visit it sometime!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Join me on an adventure!

Once upon a time, I mentioned a little project I was working on. For awhile there,it seemed like just a dream. In the space of a week, that dream has become a reality! In less than 3 weeks time, Kirsten and I will be opening the doors to our very own store!

Making Spaces Marketplace will commence trading on July 20th. There's a lot to do between now and then, but it is all very exciting and our first applications are starting to roll in. I'll try to post some progress updates in the next week or two here so you can see how it is coming together.

If you design fabulous handmade goods, please have a look at our website for an exciting opportunity to sell your products!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bags, bags and more bags

A quick post while I wait for some glue to dry! I'm busy making stock for Handmade Market, which is just over a week away. There will be more satchels than I can probably fit in the car, as well as some new handbags which I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at...

This pretty pretty one has a leather base and strap!

And this is a work in progress pic of a bag that is now finished. It's the same shape as the one above, and in a really nice fuzzy wintery fabric.

I'm in the middle of making another one in this shape too. It'll be from a beautiful olive green linen and will feature a lovely vintage doily.

The glue is dry, so off I go! See you all in Canberra on June 11th!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New products!

My embroidered clutch purses have always been really well liked by everyone who sees them, but it has always been obvious that a lot of people who loved the embroidery didn't purchase one because a clutch purse isn't the most practical thing.

So, I have a solution! And it's fabulous, and a little bit in part to a request from my friend Cloud. The idea was half formed in my head already, but Cloud's request cemented it.

I'll have a few (this design and at least one other) at Glenbrook Market this coming Saturday (21st May). And I'll post here again when they are listed online. I'll also be taking some to Handmade Market Canberra in June.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mountain Makers Market wrap up

The Mother's Day Mountain Makers Market was a fantastic day, despite the rain and cold. Thank you to all the lovely customers who came to support us. You can see a wrap up of the day, including some pics here.

My next market is at Glenbrook on May 21st. Then I'm back at Handmade Market in Canberra on June 11th.

Tomorrow I'm off in search of a coat to get me though both those markets!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In time for Mother's Day

Lots of things going on here at the moment, but the first one to note is the Mountain Makers Market next Saturday!

It is going to be a great day, so please come along if you're in the area!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

We have the technology

I'm ridiculously excited about this! I just took delivery of a shiny new mobile EFTPOS machine, so next time you visit me at the markets, you can pay by card!

My focus this year is on markets and since my products tend to be on the higher end of the price scale for your average market, I'm hoping that it will make things easier for my customers who don't always carry a lot of cash.

Can't wait to try it out!