Monday, October 12, 2009


Thought I would share this with you all as we all love receiving roses.

(Photo courtesy of the Pilbury Florest)

These are passed on from Sarah's blog (shabby roses and pretty things)with a hug

Not much happening at the moment, both of us are busy with work
and family committments, you know how it is.

We won't be going to the Handmade Expo this weekend, but hopefully
you will see us there in November.

Lee-Ann and myself had a lovely morning yesterday at the local flea
markets, found a couple of treasures will post some before and after
photos soon. The morning out was just what we both needed.
Came home and it started to rain, so I decided sewing was in order
and finished a dress and top to wear this coming weekend.
A 21st and 60th birthday plus a day at the races on Sunday.

I took to the kitchen after that and made some chicken and
apple pies for the freezer.
Its amazing what a rainy day will do for you.

Finished off the day catching up with some of my favourite blogs,
I Love to hear what everyone is doing.

Till next time, take care and be happy...Lyn

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

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi! to everyone,

What beautiful weather we are having at the moment, maybe winter has gone early.
Should keep the jumpers out a bit longer just in case.

I invited Lee-Ann and Rob around for morning tea last week as we have all been busy,
and thought it would be nice to catch up on my day off.

As you can see I thought I would make it special. The roses are my first roses off this David Austin Rose called "Miss Alice" and the perfume is divine.
I made a delicious chocolate cake topped with strawberries. (Forgot to take a photo of that)

I am heading away this weekend, my sister and husband are arriving from Townsville on Friday for 4 days and we are heading up through Toowoomba to my brothers farm at Haden.
A quick side trip through Ipswich on the way to drop off stock to Leisa at Handmade Heaven.

Leisa is doing a great job of marketing her store which is great for all of her stockists.
You may have seen her on one of the National Morning TV shows last week promoting same.
Drop by her blog and read all about what is happening there.

A couple of photos of some new things that I have been working on lately and will perhaps be in store there after Friday. Lee-Ann also has a couple of new things as well.

I thought I would include this photo of the lady in black.
I have had this black beaded skirt around for years, and when we were at the Handmade Expo in July one of the stall holders had the painted dolls for the top, when I saw the lady in black I knew she would just go perfectly. So this is the finished result.

TTFN as they say....take care till next time..Lyn

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Dropping By

Just posting a quick blog today before dashing off to the dreaded work.

Into the world arrived Ella Rose, new grandaughter for Lee-Ann and Danny.
All excited, both Mum and bub now doing well.

Have been busy working on some new projects for Sweet Tea and Roses.

I have been looking and making a list of the painting projects that I have around the place to do,
Can't wait for the weather to warm up a little so as to start work on these.

After working 6 days straight, with work being so busy, I decided on Sunday a wander through Bunnings was called for on the way home from work to destress.
I ended up buying a couple of new pot plants for the front verandah. One was a lovely dwarf lavender which is so pretty. It is sittting in a little wooden wheelbarrow - so cute.
You will just have to let your imagination work here as I haven't taken any photos.

Will charge the batteries for the camera and have some pics on some new products next time.

Till next blog...take care..Lyn

Friday, July 17, 2009

Busy, Busy Busy

Hi! there,

Where has this year gone I say, and I don't think I have acheived much. But I stopped and thought about it and I have actually been quite productive. Whilst I was jobless for a couple of months I did actually work towards stock for Sweet Tea and Roses, though my best acheivement was finding a new job in this jobless climate. Having said that it has been a bit hectic
learning lots of new things and getting back into work mode each day
Lee-Ann and myself are very busy trying to produce stock both for our website and a stockist of our products, the charming Handmade Heaven store located in the Old Flour Mill at Ipswich.
if you are in the area drop by and see Leisa and lots of other goodies from other very talented people. You could also drop by her blogspot and catch up on the daily happenings.
I have added couple of photos of the Floppy Bunny and a very pretty pincushion you will currently find at Handmade Heaven. (These are at the bottom, don't know what happened but they won't go where I want them to)

Another enjoyable morning with our stall at the recent Bribie Markets. A beautiful Bribie morning, chilly to start, but warming up nicely. Caught up with some friends and family as they all stopped by. Lots of admirers of our stall as usual.
Lee-Ann is on final countdown for the arrival of her grandaughter, due date is 20th so we will
wait excitedly and anxiously for her safe arrival into the world.
This the very pretty nursery Mum to be and Grandma have been working on.
Don't you love the wall panels that Lee-Ann created.

Going to investigate a new material shop next week as I am on the search for some new fabrics
for some new ideas I have. the only problem is now that the cold weather is here I find it
hard to motivate myself at night to do some sewing, but I am going to have to push the boundaries to acheive more.

"Never forget the most powerful force on earth is love"
(Nelson Rockerfeller)

Till I chat next time take care......Lyn

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So much to do and so little time.

I know this is a rare occassion but here I am blogging instead of Lyn. There won't be any wonderful photos appearing tonight because I need to practise that a bit more but at least I am writing something.

The truth is that everyone out there writing blogs every day are making me feel very guilty for being so lazy - but not any more I am going to turn over a new leaf and blog more often (with photos in the future).

Thank-you to Handmade Heaven and Bubba Chenile for checking out our blog and I have to say that it is both of you that have made me feel so guilty.

At the moment I have many things happening in my life and trying to get everything working well together is a bit of a challenge therefor most of my sewing is being done very late at night. At least I am still awake to catch some of the tennis action which is good.

When we looked in on the Handmade Expo last Saturday we had the most wonderful afternoon at the Hotel Metropole (I hope that is the right name). They hosted a Wine, Food and Jazz afternoon which was just wonderful. Everything was so well done that we couldn't believe our luck as it was pure chance that we found out about it. Next time it is on don't miss it.

OK I feel a bit better now that I have made the effort to write. It wasn't that hard after all.

Live, Laugh and Love