Thursday, June 25, 2009

Currently in love with Dames & Divas

On my wish list at the moment are...every pair of Dames & Diva shoes! They are devine, individual pieces of art that are hand-made using vintage silk kimono material. Excuse me while I now go and drool...

And they also have bags... I feel faint...

Another day at the office...

And what an office it was! We had a fantastic time at the Manly designers markets - who wouldn't with this stunning view! I met a lot of interesting people and was thrilled to have so many people interested in my jewellery - including Natalie and Katie from Style Spy - look out for their very stylish reviews of markets and fashion trends in Sydney at

Tanya from Zefyr at our stall

The markets also provided a great opportunity to check out other designers' wares (in fact, I was rarely at my own stall as I was out and about checking out the other stalls!). A great find was the fabulous Betty Fox label. The designer, Marnie, reinvents op shop jackets into stunning pieces by sewing on Japanese fabric. As soon as I heard about her stall I raced over and picked up this amazing jacket! I wanted to keep in touch with Marnie and thought I had her email address but don't - so Marnie, if by chance you are reading this - please email me!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting ready for the Manly markets

I've been madly getting stock ready for the Manly designers market on Saturday and Sunday. The markets are attached to the Manly food and wine festival so it should be lots of fun! My fingers have never hurt so much before from all the filing that I have been doing though (more than when I was learning the guitar even!), but everything is looking lovely - I had a demo run of the stall in my lounge room to make sure it was going to look ok. I'm sharing the stall with a good friend of mine, Tanya, who creates the most amazing gold jewellery - her label is Zefyr. Her jewellery practices are all eco friendly - she recycles discarded brass (which she then has gold plated) and vintage glass stones. It really is eco glam jewellery! I now have one of her rings (I usually only wear silver but am happy to convert to gold for her jewellery!) and will be purchasing some more on the weekend I'm sure - can't resist!!

This is one of Tanya's (Zefyr) rings (note the state of my hands - no finger nails to be seen - all filed off ac

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hubbies, sewing machines, bras and coffee...

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received for my giveaway - thank you very much to everyone who wrote in a comment! I have been thoroughly entertained hearing who/what is your best friend from hubby, sewing machines, bras, coffee (what would we do without it), pets, beds, through to right hands and spare time to name but a few! I'm also so pleased to hear about so many happy marriages (prince charming featured the most in the comments) and families (of both the human and furry kind)!

I said in my giveaway post that I would be pick my favourite comment as the winner - but after reading all of your comments (and poems!) I couldn't possibly pick one as I loved them all - so I decided to draw a name randomly...

Congratulations to Kim (Halcyon Green blog) - I will be sending your necklace out to you very soon!

I haven't had a chance to visit everyone's blog yet - but am looking forward to stopping by and saying hello to everyone who commented in this giveaway! Thanks again for participating and thank you to Sew, Mama, Sew! for organising the Giveaway Day!