Friday, February 19, 2010

wimcee in the shops!

[postcard-FRONT.gif] Major excitement! Thank-you Cathy, my market pal, for sending me out there in search of Belleville and the wonderful Billie! This is the most interesting and eclectic children's shop in the Annerley Arcade, cheek by jowl with a vintage comic store, second-hand book shop, retro shop, a couple of super-duper op shops and some antique stores, so well worth spending some pottering time. After an email exchange I went to visit Billie and now can boast stock in a shop like a real live couturier. Not Robinson Crusoe amongst the marketing fraternity in this step, but nonetheless a thrill, especially when my last minute inclusion, a tyrollean hat, sold within hours.

This is something I've been thinking about testing the waters with this year - love the markets, but it's difficult at the moment for various reasons so a bit of rationalisation is called for. And I must say I do like the fact that what I've taken to Belleville won't get knocked around to-ing and fro-ing to market and home - get a bit protective of some of the more delicate fabrics and constructions and hate it when things get really crushed or otherwise messed around. Fancy me getting pernickety about such things - !

But what a buzz!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The BiDM is coming, hurrah, hurrah...

Next touch down, BiDM: the fabulous brisStyle indie designers markets: Saturday March 6th from 9 a.m. in St Augustine's Anglican Church hall and grounds, on Racecourse Road at Hamilton.

And just the first of a number of really exciting events planned for the group by its [voluntary!!] committeewomen extraordinaire, including twilight markets in the city heart, an ecomarket, a mothers' and babies' focussed market, and an exhibition of work by the stylettes and our lone styler-man.

Watch this space - more information coming!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Feb Flavours...

Portside Boutique Market tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the first of my year, and really champing at the bit to get set up again and see how everything is looking after the break...also to see fellow marketeers again. On a roll with the woodland theme still - this is a sneak peak of the new year's stock...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Away with the woodland creatures....

I have just finished recycling two jumpers into a semi-chanel shaped jacket with embellishments, furthering the current crop of boho-chic (need a new term!) accessories. Wish I had the skills to extend into serious upholstery to suit -

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The busy stork

Happy, happy times! Our new great-nephew, Lachlan Harold, was born late in January (16.1.10) to Matthew and Danielle, and great-niece and God-daughter Annabelle Flora Therese arrived safely 3.2.10, also a first child, for Em and Al. I'd forgotten how very bewitching new babies can be!! and have fallen hopelessly in love with both.

Have been enjoying the month of catch-up and experiment,
the time-out from the markets, and now have a new selection of reversible skirts for little girls, some interesting bags and belts that are continuing in the boho chic vein, some simple but really useful little draw-string bags in a variety of colours and styles, and a really special tartan stole for winter evening warmth. And after quite a run of stocks before Christmas, a few new a
prons, with more frills and flounces than ever!

The etsy store is re-vamped for the new year ( and I'm looking forward enormously to the first market for me of 2010, next Sunday at Portside.

More soon.