Sunday, October 4, 2009

wimcee hive of activity

amidst dust storms - although if that's the most of our natural trials that's looking like peanuts this week in comparison to near neighbours - and Trevor's lament: "remember the days when you used to do housework?" I have been gearing up for a busy few months of markets ahead - the usual portside and handmade expo monthlies, my first Mathilda, my first BrisStyle indie, and one other next week-end at Milton State School. Portside is sounding us out about a twilight gig as well in December, which does sound nice. I would have liked to participate at Mitchelton in their twilight market, but that week-end in December is already full on. New work has been mainly dresses for small girls as they seem to be very much in demand, and today I must make up half a dozen small hats. But with Christmas racing up I should also do a few specials - aprons, skirts and so on. To work!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Those who do as I do will appreciate the pleasure I've had out of having a few non-market weeks in a row up my sleeve to fill up gaps in my stock and also try out a few ideas and new projects...I've had such a lovely time sewing and creating, and mastering some new designs and techniques. No photos yet, but they will follow once I crank up the camera and get snapping.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

jumpers and jazz, warwick

The trees in the main street of Warwick were all rugged up - scores of them! - for the jumpers and jazz festival. wimcee went with the Handmade Expo who were holding a market on Saturday and stayed on for a wonderful Beatles/Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute concert in the old King's Theatre. Cold, Warwick, but really good fun. Also bought some truly lovely fabric - the green leaf part of the pictured skirt - in the local quilting shop.

Is there a recurrent theme? Answer: IKEA fabrics, including these wonderful farmyard chooks which I've had for more than 20 years.