Thursday, November 26, 2009

My creative space ...

There's so much half finished stitching all over the space this week in preparation for BiDM, the calmness is starting to evolve into chaos, the queezy feeling in my stomach won't subside...

Lots of stuffing, stitching and little faces still waiting to be created from last week's softie efforts...

I don't remember stitching this many little critters, must have been during an embroider-trance-like state a couple of weeks ago, fingers crossed there's time for them all to become brooches by next Saturday.

Have you voted for my little red bird yet? If you have thanks a bunch, if not I'd love you to :)

For more spaces head to Kirsty's.

Oh, and don't forget to enter my super-easy-to-enter-giveaway!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

voting time

So pleased to find my little bird is up for vote on Etsy for favourite Christmas ornament!

Have a spare second? I would love you to pop over here and vote :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

white christmas giveaway

It's giveaway time! And this one is super easy to enter. For your chance to win a White Christmas Bird all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter:

For an extra entry blog or tweet about the giveaway and come back and leave me a comment to let me know.

Open to anyone no matter where you live. Giveaway closes 30 November.

Good luck!

(If you can't sign up for the newsletter on this post pop over to my sidebar and sign up there).

minty fresh

Who doesn't love the eco-freshness of peppermint magazine? Not only is this issue the biggest yet, packed with loads of fabulous content but it also features my little brooches :)

Keep an eye out for other BrisStylettes featured especially super-fly Sam who has a full page dedicated to the monster t.

And stay tuned for a giveaway later today, it's super easy to enter and you might win something lovely for Christmas!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My creative space ...

30 kitties, bunnies and puppies means 60 little ears and 60 little arms need to be sewn, turned and pressed... not that I'm counting, the last thing you want to do is start counting when your space is this repetitious...

it's all for the love of BiDM of course, which is now just over 2 weeks away!

Luckily I have beautiful things to play with this week, like gorgeous wool blanketing samples thanks to this generous Daylesford soul. Incredibly soft, they will be put to work in January to make some very special Cuddly Cats.

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

And if any of you Brisbanites are heading to ABCD tonight, I'll see you there!

Monday, November 16, 2009

when stalking is a good thing

I got stalked this week which is good news for me and for you :)

Check out the edward & lilly solo exhibition and giveaway on Etsy Stalker for your chance to win your choice of hand-embroidered brooch.

Big thanks to Violet (aka Janet) and Beatrice for the amazing work they do for the handmade movement on Etsy Stalker.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

front page bliss

Etsy Front Page 11/14/09 Admin, originally uploaded by Etsy Front Pagers.

White Christmas Bird made it to the front page of Etsy last night :)

Hope your Sunday was lovely, mine was spent with the Owls followed by a bit of stitching on the couch with my old friend Woody Allen, there's something about the banter in his films that comforts me after a long week.

And, if you're after a tissue cosy there's a few more going into the shop today!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

too cute not to blog

Available in the shop now :)

White Christmas

A very tiny groan can usually be heard when a custom order comes in but this one made my day, it was so lovely to take a break from the other birds, to stop and have a think about how a design will work rather than being on auto pilot.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My creative space ...

Back to the stitching drawing board after the big weekend, now it's time to get ready for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market!

And keeping watch over me is Olivier Levasseur, the French Pirate Octopus from Sophia at Marelle. I hope with all those arms he makes quick time of that pile of granny squares he's lounging on because I haven't picked up a crochet hook in months! Olivier won't be staying long... unless I decide to keep him :)

For more spaces or to show off your own check our Kirsty's.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tissue Cosies available now!

Hand-embroidered Tissue Cosies
because it's nice to reach for something that makes you smile when you need a tissue

There are four hand-embroidered tissue cosies available in the shop now! Tissue cosies are a new edward & lilly product launched at Finders Keepers on the weekend and these cuties are all I have left till December. You can check them out here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finders Keepers Brisbane

Finders Keepers was a huge success! I had a fabulous time nestled between Chi and Jen.

Lots of friendly BrisStylettes, Brown Owls, family and friends popped in to check it out, to give me a little break and to say hi.

It was super busy on the Saturday with lots of selling, talking and laughing. Sunday was a little quieter, perfect for catching up with Kim and Renee, the gorgeous Selvedge House gals, Hayley and playing swapsies with Simone.

The new product, hand-embroidered tissue holders went down a treat - a few of these will be in the shop this week!

Thanks to B for keeping me organised when I was slightly brain-dead setting up, family for minding the stall when I hit the wall and the big love for keeping me sane this year.

Special thanks to Sam for being so hard-core sneaking a beer up to my stall on the Saturday night, teehee ;)

More market news coming soon!