Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My creative space ...


I hit the ground running this week after 2 weeks in China. I spent most of the time at the art fair and in galleries but as you can see there was a little sightseeing, check it out on my flickr.


After flying back in on Saturday it was time to woman the BrisStyle co-op stall at the Racecourse Road Street Party on Sunday. I know it looks like I'm hogging all the space on the brooch board but rest assured I moved the Jetta's Nest Bloomin' Buttonhead brooches up toward front and centre. If you don't have a buttonhead yet you really must, there's a style for everyone especially with Sam's new ECO version.


With lots of other BrisStyle shared stalls I couldn't help myself, I had to do a little shopping:

- Super comforting chenille heat pack from the mother of chenille Bubbachenille.
- So freakin' cool and ingenious sunglasses case made from non-woven 'green' bags from Chicuff.
- Yes, it's those earrings that I've been eyeing off for sooo long as seen in a previous Saturday Shopping List from Up in Annie's Room.
- Some very cool cards from the very talented Sam of Jetta's Nest for the card stash.


And my pick of the day is this I-can't-believe-someone-used-to-stand-on-it-'cause-it's-so-pretty re-purposed skateboard brooch from Red Seed Studio. More about Red Seed Studio coming soon...

BrisStyle sure does have talent. If you haven't seen the new BrisStyle website yet check it out here.


While I was eating dumplings and shopping Shanghai style (what, did someone say it was a work trip? hehe) this little package of linen arrived and I'm so pleased with it. So, expect the linen quest to resume business in this space very soon.


And finally my creative space... the sewing resumed the day I flew in and lots of planning for the next 5 weeks is underway because, I'm very pleased to announce, that edward and lilly has been accepted for the first Brisbane Finders Keepers market on 31 October and 1 November. Is that the rustling of diary pages I hear from the Brisbanites? I hope so! For the full list of participants head here. The plan is to make it the calmest and most in control market prep ever :)

For more spaces or to show off your own head over to Kirsty's.

28 comments:

Trish Goodfield said...

Congratulation on your acceptance at the market. Should be a big one.

Emjie said...

Oh wow! Lots and lots of craft goodness going on in your life. Such amazing stuff that you have photographed here.

Amanda said...

What an exciting blog post...WOW lot's of eye candy for us!!! Just love your brooches they are too cute...

Chi Designs said...

V. jealous of your China trip. Looking forward to seeing you at the markets!

Aussie-waffler said...

Wow, busy busy busy, love your brooches and your little collection of goodies. Can you really here the rustling of my diary pages ? I think a scoot up to the big city may be in order :)

Leslie said...

I'm utterly amazed at your business! It all looks so wonderful. Such great eye candy!

amy said...

that's awesome bout the finders keepers, it's going to be so good. p.s i love that green bird brooch! :)

Kirsty said...

Oh hooray Edward & Lily at Finders Keepers! Congratulations.

Michelle said...

You've been a busy chook! Love those photos of China, and congratulations on getting into Finders Keepers!

Selina said...

wow! so much going on in edward and lily land! welcome home!!

elk said...

relish all the textures and interest here!

Jetta's Nest said...

You're so hot right now!

Congratulations for getting into Finders Keepers and big thanks from me for all the sweet words about my buttonheads and cards!!

Oh, and I'm so jealous of your skateboard brooch....I meant to get one on Sunday but I forgot!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on getting a spot at Finders Keepers. Hope your market prep goes super smoothly. Mine never does for some reason....

yardage girl said...

Wow - that's a lot of creativity - go for it!

Gina said...

PHEW!! Lots of great stuff there. LOVE that skateboard brooch. Now that linen looks lovely too, I look forward to seeing where you sourced it. Just picked up some lovely stuff from Ballarat Patchwork myself.

kellie said...

Wow ~ so much going on. And after an overseas trip too. Amazing. Good luck with the market.

Linda said...

so many fabulous crafty things here welcome back from China what an amazing time that must of been and great news about the market!!

Kirsten said...

No time for jet lag when you've got your head down and tail up creating :)
Congratulations on your market spot!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

You'd have to be one of the busiest woman in blogland surely? Looking forward to seeing what happens to the linen. Peta

Sandrine said...

Everything is glorious and you sound like you are living to the fullest!!Congrats on your new market stall and a very cool preparation;)

Tania said...

Um. Do you get to schedule in any jetlag amongst all that markety wonderful?

Cindy said...

Great post. Lots and lots happening on your end of the woods. Lovely shop stand - very inviting. Hope your trip was fun!

midge said...

cool, calm market prep,
"what the?"
if you discover the secret let me know.
Lots of activity at your place, love the brooches

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Welcome back!! What an exciting trip. Your new work looks great. Congrats on getting into the fair. Happy sewing!

Threaded Basil said...

Hi! I've nominated you for a Kreativ Bloggers award: http://threadedbasil.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-awards.html

Teresa p said...

Glad to see you're home safe and back to "the grind."

Selina said...

sounds like lots of exciting things happening for you! you go girl...

Miss Crafty said...

It's been an absolute joy watching your business grow and your ideas come to life. These new brooches are beautiful. Please keep up the good work and keep giving me such inspiring things to see and read about.