Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thank you very much
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
One good thing though is that I had a chance to talk to so many wonderful stallholders and I hope I will see you all again soon.
Sunday was Bondi Markets day and it was amazing. This time I felt it was the real first Christmas shopping day (for me anyway) and had a few repeat customers from last Christmas which was great - I love repeat customers!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Here are a few snapshots of some of my newies.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This time I didn't take my camera when I walked around checking the other stalls so you will have to make do with photos of my stall :) If I don't see you at Bondi, hopefully I will catch up with some of you at the next Allie's Attic on Saturday 12 December.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I have three prizes so the odds of winning something should hopefully be a little better!
2 bobby pins
1 set of hair ties
Monday, November 2, 2009
My darling husband came along and helped me set up in the morning. Having an extra pair of hands was great and we were done at 8.30am. He took off and i had time to wander around and check out the other stall holders and their wonderful things. I ran into Mel from Skye Rocket Sews and checked out her beautiful Kokeshi dolls. Badskirt Amy was also there with her fab animals. You can see I just want to get in on every photo op!
Here's my new little set up for rings, bracelets etc. I was just so keen to use it. My husband told me it would just get trashed and I of course I knew he was right but I still wanted to give my little bedroom set a go. I was constantly there trying to fix it up but I lost in the end.
Thank you again and hopefully I will see some of you at Allie's Attic in two weeks time.
Normally i would get rid of the red eyes in photos but thought it was fitting to leave them this time, lol
Sunday, October 25, 2009
All the children were wonderful and did an amazing job. We saw two of the three performances and loved them both. Our son made three appearances on stage during the show and in both shows we saw, he forgot his hat in the first act. To top it all off he got to take an individual bow at the end of the show - he probably enjoyed that most of all :)
It was a horrible day at Bondi Markets today with the rain pouring down. Packed up early and headed home. I have gotten heaps done this afternoon though for Mathilda's Market next Sunday. At least Mathilda's is indoors :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Anyway, last sunday, they miraculously decided to collaborate on a 'secret craft project' while my husband and I watched the rugby league grand final on tv. Every time I heard a noise from the room where they were working, I found myself tensing in anticipation of the resumption of hostilities that was sure to follow. To my great relief and surprise, the project continued without incident. Finally the door opened, and out they came, smiles on their faces, and not a bruise, cut or scratch to be seen.
This was the fruit of their labours. As you can see below, it was imaginatively titled 'The flower and the animals'. Isn't it beautiful?
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I am also trying to get ready for Mathilda's Market and will share some stuff with you soon.
Good night :)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The shop is empty at the moment, but if there's something in particular you're after, please email me or give me a call.
Hopefully I'll be back on my feet sooner rather than later and will see you then.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
...and to think that it 'only' took me 32 minutes to do it, lol! After working on the thread tension it was close to an hour. The thread is old and brittle so tomorrow, after buying new thread, I have to do it all again. Hoping to shave 2 minutes off the time, hehe
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is an old shelf thing that I got from ? I can't remember but it may have been ebay. I just painted it white and put the wooden letters in it (FREYA). I also have a confession to make, I am a bit of a figure geek. I love all sorts of plastic figures, mostly ones of cartoons that I grew up with. The ones displayed here are Barbapapa. I used to watch it as a child so naturally I try to force my taste on to my children :) I also love Smurfs but they are safely tucked away and not on display in any of their rooms. Maybe I should loosen up a bit, lol
Ok, here is another example of my geeky figure collecting mania. These are called Marsupilami and they are from a cartoon with the same name. Another one that I grew up with. Lucky for me my daughter actually likes what I force on her.
This is a coat rack that I bought from Freedom years ago and I use it for her dress-ups and hats etc. Apart from that I like how it looks it is also really practical as it is easy to tidy up afterwards, they all have a spot to hang. (yes, you are correct in thinking there are four little Telly tubbie figures at the top of the bookshelf - they are velour covered, supercute)
Ok, back to the wardrobe. I would really like to do something with it but not sure what to do. I am thinking of the obvious at this stage, changing the door knobs but I would like to do something more. Please let me know if you have any suggestions and once I am finished doing something I will post a picture.
Back soon :)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Step six: Buy a fab bedside table at Bondi Markets to go with the new bed
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Take care and spare a minute to feel sorry for me :)
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Seems like i'm not the only one that loves it :(
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
And here are a couple of orders going out tomorrow :)
Friday, July 24, 2009
Yes, some of you are thinking that my approach is rubbish, they can't possibly learn anything if i don't teach them. You are absolutely right! I have come to that realisation as well and have decied to take some time to cook with them. You know, they really prefer cooking compared to some expensive outing so it could be a money saver as well.
Last week we made cupcakes - yes, they were from a packet but it's a start! They couldn't agree if they were to be vanilla or chocolate so we did both and after some serious decorating we have the fantastic results below.