Friday, December 23, 2011

My Christmas Card and Thank you

Wanted to share with you my Handmade Christmas Cards. My grandmother's Plum pudding recipe. Its the original recipe card , I think it use to be stored in a metal box. My Mum always makes the plum pudding for the Christmas lunch using this recipe, spelling mistakes and all!

All the family loved receiving this card, it pulled at the heart strings as Christmas lunch was always at my Grandparents for a good 20 years of my life. I sent extra copies to the great grandchildren.

Merry Christmas to all my customers, market and blogging friends.

For next year I have a few new ideas that should see there way into the Prim and Pretty range soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

In Heaven

mixing fabric ( from my 30 year stash)

refashioning Beads (from 'hand me down' necklaces)

crotchet pieces, new ribbon, curtain rings

A Quiet House......Bliss

Hope you all have an outlet from the hum drum of life...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Did I tell you?

Back in May I spotted one of my Zipper brooches on Masterchef......there was great excitement....texts coming in and out, phone calls....madness. I was a little chuffed.

See it on Alana...#*$ for a few weeks I told the story, though I was 99% sure it was mine, I wanted to be sure, so this weekend Lilianne and I headed to 'Masterchef Live' in Sydney. Lilianne is a big fan of the show and I went with the mission to speak to Alana......I did feel like a groupie as I ducked and weaved to grab her twice.

To my utter delight she was so approachable that we had a little talk , she told me she had a zipper brooch like the one I was wearing so that lead me to tell her of where I thought hers came from and yes her Aunt had given it to her from Canberra and 'Yes' it was wrapped just like the new one I gave her on the day...She loves her zipper brooches.

So here is us at the 'Masterchef live' show. We had a ball.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

....Seasons Colors

My Stripe ribbon brooches are very popular its surprising how easy they are to wear with flair. This seasons colors are bright so this is a perfect way to update your wardrobe economically! They are still only $20. I have just dropped off a range to Shop Handmade and I will have plenty of these at the next Market.

For all the lovers of the Red/White Stripe Brooch we know how versatile that one is, well the Yellow/White is now becoming a favorite of mine, looks awesome on grey.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Soldered Pendants/Charms

Next Handmade Market is going to be huge (again!) . The Mega Market is on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd October in the spacious National Convention Centre.

I am working damn hard so that I have a lovely range of stock for both days. Here is a sneak peak at some of the pendants/charms which will be available and I am also offering you the chance to order charms with your personalised images, script or linen, that you would like for a keepsake for yourself or as a special gift. Take inspiration from these photos.

Some of the themes for the pendants/charms this market will be vintage Australian stamps, Little Golden books, and teachers.

These charms can also be pinned to a cushion, hung from a doorknob or coat rack.

Will post more photos soon to get you thinking!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Selling on Etsy finally

Have finally taken the plunge to set up an Etsy shop! If anyone has any helpful tips I would love to hear from you. As yet I have only listed one item......give me time.

Take a peek.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ikea giveaway over at Posie's

Jenny over at Posie Patchwork is giving away 3 sets of this Ikea bed linen.
post your comment to win.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mothers Day give away by Shop handmade

With every purchase at Shop Handmade this week you will receive an entry into a Mothers Day Hamper (value $250) .

visit the Shop Handmade website for more information.

The Hamper is full of lovelies.....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Invitation to a Dr Hamlin function

Annette Benning, Dr Catherine Hamlin AC, James Grainger

A new Documentary 'Lighting a Candle' is being screened at the Canberra Girls' Grammar School, Melbourne Ave, Deakin ACT , February 24th 2011 at 7.45pm. All Welcome. All proceeds from the screening go to the Hamlin Fistula Fund.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on line at
This lovely group of Ethiopian women are the first Midwifery graduates from the Hamlin College of Midwives. They were showered with many gifts from Australia to mark this special occasion, including the pendants I put together with embroideries worked by the fistula patients.
Photos courtesy of Lucy Perry, Pure Graphics.