Saturday, December 1, 2012

edward & lilly christmas

Hello everyone!

Just popping in to say a very special thank you to you all and to let you know about final dates for online Christmas shopping.

So here is some info to make your handmade Christmas shopping seamless!

Within Australia my recommended final date for your order to arrive in time for Christmas is 16 December, after this time I can also offer Express Post options. If you're concerned about your order not arriving in time just shoot me an email ( or convo me via my Etsy shop.

International customers need to get in a little earlier at the very least by 5 December, eek! That's soon!

And if you're in Brisbane (lucky you!) you can pop by and shop in person at the final two BrisStyle indie markets, details here, I would really love to see you at one of these markets :)

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting edward & lilly in what has been a huge year and to wish you all a beautiful festive season! Support for handmade this year has been overwhelming, exciting and so so encouraging.

2013 is set to be another fun one with loads of new products already in development and lots of crafty fun to be had with the Brisbane Brown Owls!

Ok! So you better get shopping and I better get stitching and I'll see you in 2013 if not before!

Best wishes
Rebecca x

Friday, November 23, 2012

i'm having a sale!


I'm having a little sale in my Etsy shop, I think it might be the first time I've ever had one! It's just to say thanks a bunch to all of the lovely and supportive followers of my little space here, my facebook page, instagram, twitter and pinterest.

20% off store wide but be quick, it finishes on Tuesday! Just use the coupon code HolidaySale when you get to the checkout :)

brisbane handmade christmas shopping weekend!

QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Market
Saturday 24 November, 9am-4pm
Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Saturday 24 November, 6:30-9:30pm
20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba

See you there!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

real living christmas issue

The Christmas issue of the fabulous Real Living magazine is in stores now with my little tissue holder, bless you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

brisstyle indie eco market

I had such a great time at the BrisSytle Indie Eco Market on Saturday, a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by despite the rain :)

My lovely neighbour Chris from Little Chrissy and The Vagrant Duck - we did our first ever market together about a billion years ago, hehe ;)

And the beautiful wares of my other neighbour Sandrine from SMboutique with her amazing new pendants. 

If you missed Saturday's market here's a few more that are happening in the lead up to Christmas:

QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Markets (very excited about this one!)
Saturday 24 November, 9am-4pm
Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane
Saturday 8 December, 9am-4pm
St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton
BrisStyle indie Twilight Market (this last market of the year makes for a great night out!)
Friday 14 December, 5-9pm  
King George Square, Brisbane CBD
See you there!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

my creative space

recycling jars into crocheted pretties

stitching sausage dogs

sketching and hoping this will translate nicely into fabric and thread

diving into the vintage fabric stash for some special limited edition goodies

making paper bags from junk mail for the next Brown Owls meet up

It feels like every spare second and wee hour of the morning this week has been spent stitching, sketching and hooking in preparation for Saturday's BrisStyle indie Eco Market. It's all good fun though and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

For more creative spaces or to play along head here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

a day in murwillumbah

So many beautiful handmade wares at Hey Maker! pop up shop, murwillumbah #heymaker
hey maker! pop up shop

 Ran into these cute little worry dolls from the #heymaker kids workshop today 
little worry dolls left over from the hey maker! kids workshop
helle jorgensen's amazing crochet baskets

@jettasnest and @kimonoreincarnate at #heymaker pop up shop, Murwillumbah

Could have spent all afternoon going through the vintage wares here 
huge collection of vintage and antique goodies plus moo moo stitches

the view at tweed river art gallery - coffee highly recommended

I can only be eternally grateful when I wake up at the tree house and country boy is all geared up for a day out treasure hunting at op shops, stocking up at the craft shop, visiting hey maker!, eating delicious vegan food and checking out the art gallery. 

Thank you Murwillumbah for the best day out and thank you universe for delivery of my soul mate.

Monday, November 5, 2012

house & garden feature

So happy to be part of a feature encouraging hand crafted wares this Christmas in the current issue of Australian House & Garden magazine.

A big thank you to Elizabeth Wilson for her beautiful words, inspiring stylist Margot Braddon and photographer Jared Fowler for spending a full day in my little studio and the beautiful Kylie Johnson for supporting my work.

Just one more step towards encouraging people to buy handmade or even better inspiring them to get creative themselves ;)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

christmas snowflakes

I'm really enjoying indulging in a bit of crochet for the festive season.

Christmas snowflakes have been so much fun to make, I'm planning on using them for lots of things this year: tree decorations, on a garland, hanging here and there around my little home, decorating presents, and slipped inside Christmas cards.

They come individually or in sets of three, you can pick up some for yourself here :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

finders keepers

Very happy that blue caravan will have some edward & lilly goodness on their stall at Finders Keepers Brisbane this weekend :)  

And keep an eye out for a few little baby rattles on the udessi stall while you're there :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

christmas jar cosies

Like many people I have a huge stash of jars with limited use for them so I started prettying them up with some crochet for my market stall display. Soon after I found so many uses for them around the home I thought it was about time I unleashed them onto the world! I love up-cycling where I can and I love having little jar cosies scattered throughout my home.

Jar cosies have multiple uses, a pretty tea light holder, vase, pencil holder or as a cutlery holder to set off your Christmas table setting. They also make gorgeous hostess gifts for friends and loved ones.

Available here :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

my creative space... a month of

Lots of things happening in the space this week including some sweet new snowflake Christmas decorations and a new critter in progress inspired by my niece who adores donkeys.

If you stop by here regularly it's pretty obvious that I love playing along with my creative space each week so I'm super excited about a month of. Check out the details here and if you have instagram hashtag your creativity with #mycreativespace and #amonthof. One of my favourite things about my creative space each week is checking out all the instagram pics :)

Happy November and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

crafty weekend

Thank you to everyone  who stopped by and said hi at the BrisStyle market on Friday night followed closely by another gorgeous session with Brown Owls on Saturday morning embroidering cards for Christmas.

If you missed either of these fear not, you can find me and lots of other lovely crafty souls here:

Finders Keepers (my goodies can be found on the blue caravan stall)
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace, Herston

BrisStyle indie Eco Market (for eco and vintage finds!)
Saturday 10 November, 9am-2pm
St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton

QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Markets (very excited about this one!)
Saturday 24 November, 9am-4pm
Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane

Saturday 8 December, 9am-4pm
St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton

BrisStyle indie Twilight Market (this last market of the year makes for a great night out!)
Friday 14 December, 5-9pm  
King George Square, Brisbane CBD

Ok, something tells me I better get off the computer and get back to the stitchin'

P.S. There's three more session of Brown Owls left for the year where we'll be making boxes and bags for Christmas, re-purposing old t-shirts into new and fab items and crafting up a last minute Christmas storm with paper flowers, bows and loads of other delights to adorn pressies. Check out dates and info here.