Wednesday, October 28, 2009

new this week! Oh yeah!

Introducing the new hair clips for this week's markets... There's owls
cute lady birds
gorgeous cupcakes (see poppycakes for the red and white one in edible version! Delicious!)
vintage lace (courtesy of my uncle's mother - Go Aileen!)

New clutch has just been finished today and they are as cute as buttons! (excuse the pun) Fun summer colours with a GBC twist :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

busy bee

Hi Peeps

A successful weekend was had at the Markets.. but man, am I exhausted! whew! Must've been the late nights crafting during the mixed with the heat. I met a new stall holder, Ollie, who was selling up a storm with his Nougat Limar. Alle alle alle!
I also managed a trip to the convention centre where the Quilt and Craft fair was on....! Yipee! I picked up some great new fabrics and met some lovely people, including Sandi from the Crafty Lady who had a great range of "layer cakes" amongst other fabric and patch work goodness!

I have a list forming of new designs for hair clips, phone cases and bags so stay tuned for pics this week!

I'm off to bed to read Frankie...... but I've just remembered I have to hang up my washing first! Grr.. Don't you hate it when that happens?!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Stock... just arrived (ok, just made!)

 Things I'm happy about today:
  • New Frankie magazine is out - I'll get my copy asap! yipee! Love it! and there's a special vintage section :D
  • I went to my accountant and I am doing everything right so far! double yipee! 
  • I'll have a new stall banner ready for the markets this weekend :)
  • I'll also have a hanging frame (thanks Catherine!) for the walls to use as a display for my wares
  • I scored big time in the vintage fabrics and buttons courtesy of my Uncle's mum. She had 2 boxes full of materials, lace, patterns and buttons that were sitting in the garage waiting to be taken home by me! Thanks Uncle John and Aileen! I'll be putting it all to good use!
  • I'll have new hair clip designs and clutch bags for sale this weekend. See pics below!

A preview of the whole  (new) shee-bang!

                      Lace bows and mixed designs             Gingerbread Men hot and fresh from the oven!

  Cute bows to wear in the hair
 sweet lil' lady birds... they are so cute!

Hope to see you this weekend. Come up and say hi! :D

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Step up to the plate!

Another great weekend for me at the markets, so a big THANK YOU to those who stopped by and picked up a good boy cracky original! It was also beautiful weather... blue skys, light wind.. gorgeous!

 I have decided to really make the most of this blog and will use it to update on new styles that will be available. I have had some great feedback from customers of what they'd like to see.. and if you'd like to see a special design, drop me an email: I'd love to hear from you! Some new designs that will be ready for purchase next friday night and saturday will include: owls, bows, more felt brooch varieties and feature earrings. I'll post photos of the new designs too.

Have a great sunday :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

weekend away..

Last night Good Boy Cracky was ready to rock at the Lifestyle Markets thanks to lovely Poppy, Dan and Chris - they did a fantastic job. Thank you so much! GBC is only selling on friday night this weekend as I'm currently off on a mini-break (love that word) in Montville celebrating my 5 year anniversary with my beautiful, boy, Sam (who is snoozing beside me).  So far it has been very relaxing... and just what the doctor ordered. It has been a massive 8 weeks of busy-ness and hard work mixed with a little anxiety! We are enjoying the quiet time, along with some delicious food! The Eumundi Markets provided Spanish tapas for lunch (cuttlefish! and cous cous and a tasting platter) and I made some great purchases. I was very inspired by some of the stall holder's wares :) I also stumbled upon a wonderful vintage store on the main street that had original glo-mesh clutches! I had to had one (it'll be an heirloom one day!) - a gorgeous bronze one - in its original box! :) :) :) Joy!

Now I think it's time for a nap on the king sized bed after a yummy cup of tea. Then a walk and some more delicious food for dinner!

....I'm enjoying myself so much... do I really have to go back to work on Monday?! :(

Monday, October 5, 2009

Major Success! :D :D :D

What a weekend! I had an amazing response from the markets which was so exciting! The hair clips and the earrings were the biggest sellers - I even had to duck away for 3 hours to make more! I cannot thank Sam enough for all his hard work and fantastic sales skills! Also a big thank you to Joe and Katy and Chris - you were all so generous with your time and I am very grateful. Now I'm off to make some more designs for next weekend... I have some great ideas for new hair clips. It's all very exciting!