Saturday, November 27, 2010

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

After seeing these cute wooden reindeers made on Better Homes and Gardens TV show last night we decided it would be our weekend project.
Hubby and the kids got to work on them today and here they are grazing on our lawn.
Love them!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stop and Smell the Roses

What girl doesn't love roses
They are just so pretty, feminine, romantic, and smell beautiful.
Today I have been making some fabric roses that can be worn in your hair or as a brooch.
They are going to look gorgeous at my market stall next week.

In the vase are roses from my garden
Beneath the vase are roses that I have made
Each one has a sweet vintage button sewn to the centre
Do you like?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Junk Love - I am back!!!

My little" junk love club" may think that I have deserted them, but don't fear - I have been still loving junk.
At the moment it is verge junk collection in our town ,and to most people it just looks like junk, but not to me!! I love picking things up that people have no use for.

This box of old glass light fittings just might get a make-over for Christmas. I think with a candle inside and some decoration they will look great on the outside table!
I also picked up an assortment of wire stands, I am guessing they were plant stands but I have other ideas!
This one is nice and solid and has 3 baskets. It was covered in cracked white plastic but I blasted that off with a high pressure water cleaner and today gave it a coat of black spray paint.
So the rusty old verge junk is now my brand new market display! I am still thinking of an idea to line the baskets with, but perhaps just some black fabric.

And this stand has been made from the base of an old stool or tall table - it was pretty shabby. So I unscrewed the top and painted it black , then got some ply wood to make shelves.
I am in the process of doing a mock set up of my market for next week to see how these display ideas will look.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

In need of inspiration - Market Stall

With the big school music production all done and dusted I need to focus on my 3 day market next week!! I am seriously behind with this but don't want my stall to look "thrown together".

The Dynamics have changed since my last market as I have lots more crochet work. I have funky hats and slippers but I don't want my stall to look "nanna-ish"!!!

So today I plan to sit down and draw how I would like it to look and then try to action this plan.
I think for a start I need to find a hat stand!!
Also I need some way to hang up my banner, as it is an indoor market so no canopy.
I need to learn how to make use of small spaces!

But most of all

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bespoke moment...

In the post today I received my first edition of the Bespoke Zine . It is chock full of handmade gloriousness and I love it. Well done Jess.

Pictured is what is on my tableside - ruby booties, buttons and bespoke
The most adorable little mary janes ready for market

and lots and lots of funky hats - slouch , newsboy, cupcake, puff, christmas -

Checking iN....

Just to let you know that I am still around.
I am madly getting prepared for market.
I am in the middle of the school music production with 3 shows to go.
I am busy!!!!


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