Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hi! there,
Earlier last week we decided we would take our goodies to the Handmade Expo in Ipswich
last Saturday. After the duststorm then on Wednesday and another predicted for Saturday
we then wondered at our decision.

So there we were at Handmade Expo for the first time, foregoing a sleep in to rise early at
4.00 am to get there in plenty of time to set up. The day started out fine until shortly after it started at 8.00 when it decided to get windy, had we made the right decision we thought, as having previous experience with outside markets and changing weather, you are virtually at mother natures mercy. One stall holder packed up and went home as some of her things got broken.
We secured our shade cover as best we could and did our best to enjoy the morning.

We were very fortunate to be surrounded by delightful ladies on either side of us.
It was lovely to chat to like minded crafty people and see what they are up to.

So a big hello to Sarah and her daughter from "Designs of the Heart"
Natalie Cotter and her Mum from "Rod n Lil"
( it was nice to share the morning with great neighbours. Hope to see you again soon.
The dust and wind rolled in as it was time to pack up, so a quick stop at Macca's for something
to eat and a cold drink before we tackled the trip home.

Today I caught up with a very good friend I hadn't seen since my daughter's wedding about 5 years ago. Narelle has moved to Brisbane and it was nice to catch up with all the gos' and what
has been happening in each others lives since then. Had a nice lunch and checked out some new
clothes boutiques in Kenmore. Lots of LOL. Will look forward to getting together more often.

Lee-Ann is enjoying being a grandma to Ella, though still finding some time to create things
for Handmade Heaven and the Expo stall.

Will try and post again soon take care...Lyn

Monday, September 7, 2009


It's funny, I love to check in on some of my favourite blogs regularly and get disappointed if they haven't updated for a while. But, who am I to talk when I don't update our blog as often as I would like.
Not much is happening at the moment, though both of us have been busy with family and work commitments.

My weekend away recently was great in that I got to spend time with my brother and sister and spouses.

Thought I would put in a couple of photos of the weekend. Sadly though my brother is selling their farm and moving up to North Queensland and the tablelands. Will miss having them nearby.

Called into Handmade Heaven and Liesa on the way to drop off some more stock and have a look at all the lovely things instore.

I stopped off at the Petrie Country markets on Sunday on my way to work and checked out a new antique and collectable store, purchased a cute dolls cradle in wrought iron to keep for my grandaughter. Just needs a little TLC. Also dropped by Lily cottage and looked at all the pretties there as well.

What a shame I had to work I would have liked to stay longer.

I am trying to be enthused and clean up my sewing room so as I can get back into sewing lots of new things for Christmas. Unfortunately it is one of those jobs you just have to be in the mood for. Perhaps a trip to Redcliffe/Brighton on Wednesday will put both of us back on track.

Would love for you to let us know you dropped by, till next time ...take care..Lyn