Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Great news! Incube8r

Hello hello! I have great news! Wheee!
There is a cube for me at Incube8r in Fortitude Valley! 

"In.cube8r® is open to ANYONE who makes things by hand and for ANYONE who loves buying one-off unique items.
**there is no commission on items sold, when an item is sold the artist receives 100% of the retail price!!**
  • in.cube8r® has been created to support all things craft, art and hand-made.
  • we are open to anyone interested in being represented australia wide.
  • this is the one-stop-shop for all gift, accessory and self-embellishments.
  • the range of styles and applications is second to none on the one gallery floor.
  • in.cube8r® runs like a long term market, this gives it’s artists and hand crafters the power over display and price.
the gallery is divided up into glass cubicles, shelves, racks and partitions which artists can lease for a small cost, from as little as $22 per week over a 3 month period
come and get in.cube8ted!!" (Sourced from Incube8r website (www.incube8r.com.au)

From June 12, I will have a new home to sell my wares in the gallery at 253 Wickham st, Fortitude Valley! It's an awesome space - wall to wall hot pink and red! There are many talented Brisbane artists who also have a space (sorry, cube!! :P) to sell their wares so head on down to check them out :D


I went to the the morning tea for the opening of the Saviour of the Lost Arts - a Brisbane City Council initiative to bring crafters, young and old, together for workshops and to share their love for all things crafty! See more info at the link below.

  • The Saviour of the Lost Arts fair on Tuesday, June 1st in King George Square 10am - 6pm
  • The Young Designer's Markets on Sunday, June 6th on Little Stanley Street, Southbank 10am .
I also have new items up for sale on ETSY. Check them out here

PS. Season 6 finale of Grey's Anatomy is SO INTENSE! I just watched it while typing this post and have been bawling eyes out! Man, that show gets me every time! *sniff* gotta go wash my face now!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New items on Etsy!

I had a photo shoot for the new items I've made! yippee! Very exciting! They're up for sale on Etsy here
I have 2 new series called "Tea and Toast" and "Heart felt hair clips". There is more to come so stay tuned! :)
Apple tree brooch

Tea cup brooch

Egg on toast brooch

Heart felt hair clips

                                              Chocolate cup cake brooch

I hope you like them too!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tea and roller action, baby!

I had a great time yesterday attending the Religion of Fashion Tea Party at the Stamford Plaza. It was an afternoon of tea and cupcakes and seeing great fashion from emerging designers. The location was beautiful also, down by the river near the story bridge. Congratulations to Zoie and her team for putting together a lovely afternoon!

After the civilised tea party, I went to the Roller Derby at the Convention Centre! I saw the Diner Might Dolls take on the Love Rockettes. It was awesome to watch!! I want to get into skating now!

Photo courtesy of Hungry Designs who had a stall at the bout. Very cool stuff indeedy!

On a side note, I have some new market news! I will have a stall at the Saviour of the Lost Arts Fair held by Brisbane City Council on June 1st. There are also many workshops being organised throughout the week, so check out the above link for more info.

And... Don't forget the Young Designer's Market is on Sunday 6th June, so come one, come all! ;P

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Designs to inspire....

Here are a few things that have caught my eye recently..

I hope all the Mother's out there are having a wonderful and happy mother's day with friends and family. I'm about to head to Sam's mum's Mother's day lunch :) Go Dawnie! You are lovely :) xx

Something to make you giggle :D

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Amazing Vintage Fair finds!

Today I went to the Vintage Fashion Fair at Eagle farm Racecourse. It was BRILLIANT! I had so much fun and found some amazing items! There was everything - clothes, jewellery, scarves, bags, umbrellas, shoes, belts, fabrics and much more! I found myself a 1970s dress to wear to the Religion of Fashion tea party next saturday! yay!

Cracky the model  scarves


Vintage fabrics for new iphone covers and bags               

                                      Gorgeous hand held mirror!
Ahhh I'm in love with them all!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Roll up, roll up!

The Naughty Little Munchies are now for sale. See them here

I am a food love and in something totally unrelated to the above story, I wanted to share my "recipe of the moment" brought to you by LEON. Leon is a chain (don't cringe yet!) of restaurants with a wonderfully healthy and yummy approach to food. They are unfortunately, for me, only located in London but I always visit when I am in the city (which is not often enough!) Their signature brownies are to die for!!! and their lemonade! :p

"Leon was founded around the idea that food can both Taste Good and Do you Good". 'Nuff said!

So here is a piece of London for you from their delish cook book. It's called the "(Not very) Kashmiri Rogan Josh"

Serves 8       Great to marinate overnight

200ml Natural yoghurt
1 heaped teaspoon dried chilli flakes or chilli powder
1 fat thumb-sized piece of root ginger, washed and grated on the big holes
1/2 heaped teaspoons turmeric
4 cardamon pods
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1kg diced lamb
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1 medium spanish onion, chopped
100g ground almonds
about 400-500ml chicken stock
500 pumpkin or butternut squash, cut into medium dice
150g frozen peas
4 vine ripened tomatoes, cut into large dice
a big handful of coriander
salt and lots of black pepper

Put the yoghurt, chilli flakes, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric, cardamon, bay leaves and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the meat and move it around to make sure it's well coated. Leave to marinate for as long as you can, preferably overnight.
Next day, heat the oil over a medium heat in a large heavy-based pan and fry the mustard seeds until they begin to pop.
Add the chopped onion and stir for a couple of minutes.
Tip in the meat with its marinade and gently cook on all side for 5-10 minutes in total.
Add the ground almonds and stir well until the meat is coated in the almonds.
Pour in enough stock to just cover the meat, season with salt and masses of pepper and bring it to a slow simmer.
Simmer for around 1 hour 30 minutes with the lid on, giving it regular stirs making sure it's not sticking to the bottom and until the lamb is through the tough teenage stage and beginning to soften.
Only then add the diced pumpkin and the pepper, and then push them all under the surface of the liquid 
(if this is physically impossible due to lack of liquid, then add enough to just cover).
Cook for about 20-30 minutes longer, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan - keep the lid off and leave it bubbly away nicely - until the pumpkin is just beginning to lose its shape and the meat is good and tender. 
Turn off the heat, add the tomatoes and peas and stir so they are all submerged, then put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes for them to soften up.
Check the seasoning, give it a good last vigorous stir to smash up the tomatoes a bit and then serve with rice, yoghurt and a handful of coriander on top.

Try it! You won't be disappointed!