Sunday, October 31, 2010

Love Me Some Quotes

I am a huge fan of inspirational, sometimes funny and feel-good quotes, and love to see them in prints, on housewares, on jewellery...lots of places I went for a bit of a search on Etsy and Made It and have a few fun and lovely ones to share on this rainy Sunday morning.

A lovely Winnie The Pooh quote from Raw Art Letter Press
Aunty Cookie's very cool tote bag

Dazey Chic has a lot of cute and sweet quote art, including this one.

Beatles Song Lyrics on a pendant..very cool...from Texas Girl Designs

And just for us coffee drinkers...this made me giggle...from Snappy Mirrors

Stay snuggly x

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Creative Space..

Is more about updating my Made It shop with my creations from last week. Here are a few of my newer bags now available...

Knick Knack Drawstring Sacks - 7 different designs available...

And my Juliet Bag...

But in other crafty goodness, I am off to meet up with my lovely creative craft group this morning, and I'm thinking that I might play with some wool today.

What about you? What tickles your creative fancy today? Why not check out other creative souls over here for some inspiration..


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

To Market, To Market

So I'm finally putting up some photos from the Mulgrave Makers Market, that I went to on Sunday. Melbourne performed well with the weather, thank goodness, and the people were a-plenty :-P.

I sold a few bags which was nice, and got a feel for what people liked most. And I got to meet, as well as catch up with some other lovely ladies who had stalls there.

Danielle was there with her beautiful photography and wall art. Jane was there with her cute little garden cutlery. Eleesa was there with her vintage inspired products like this funky pin cushion that I bought - isn't it cool? I love it!

And I also met the sweet Wendy with her gorgeous children clothes creations, and also the talented Cath from Leaf with her journals and story starter cards, who was one of my neighbours.

So all in all it was a fun day, and I just love the craft community here in's so refreshing and fabulous.

I'm booked in to the December Mulgrave Makers Market, which should be another great day, and I'm also tossing up whether or not to do a new local community market which is in mid November...hmm...still not sure...

Hope your week is travelling well.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Little Bit of Cuteness...

to start the day.

Levi keeping me company while I folded loads (and loads!) of clean washing.

Will be back with some photos from the market, as well as some fab blog links of stall-holders I met there :-)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Creative Space..

is just a little chaotic at the moment.

With the Mulgrave Makers Market looming on Sunday, I've been madly sewing between mum duties and life duties. My crafting nook and kitchen bench are both buried under fabric, wool, pins, interfacing, brooch get the idea :-P

Things are coming along but I may be pulling a couple of wee hour bedtimes over the next couple of nights. My sweet hubby has offered to do some cutting of fabric to help me out, so I might get him working a bit tonight too.

Here is one of the bags that will be for sale at the market - repurposed from a jumper, with full lining and a crochet flower on a brooch pin (for use elsewhere, or relocation on the bag, or whatever you like really).

There are a few new bag styles that will be at the market too...but back to the grind for me....after I put dinner on, of course :-P

So many more fabulous creative spaces over at Kirsty's this week, including my super creative sis-in-law Reeze.

Maybe I'll see you Sunday?


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Project Weekender Bag - Complete!

I finished the Amy Butler Weekender Bag on Sunday night - yay!

I would have had it finished last Thursday, but after hand-stitching the lining in, I realised that I had stitched it in too close to the zip and the zip was jamming, so un-pick it I did :-P. Now the zip works perfectly, so I'm happy, and so is Kylie, thank goodness!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Drawing a Winner..Old School Style

Congratulations Susan L!! You have won either a tote bag or little handbag in a colour combo of your choice - please email me your choices :-)

Thanks for all your lovely comments, and thanks to Alannah for drawing out a winner.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Playing Along with 'Happy Hour'

Something simple but adorable (well, I think so!) this week....

Levi's hair makes me smile multiple times a day with it's craziness and curls. I should really get it trimmed but it's just so darn cute :-P

Come play along with Eleesa over at Dorothybills this week, and check out other kindred spirits and what's making their 'happy hour' this week.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Creative Space

Today, along with finishing off the Amy Butler Weekender Bag, I intend to have a go at 'upcycling' these two felted jumpers into funky little bags. Should be fun!

Ok, I'm off to sew :-)

More inspirational, fabulous, wonderful and fun creative spaces over here.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway below - it's open until Sunday!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bags, Bags, Bags....And a Giveaway!

Ok, so wow, my 500th goes....

First up, some photo sharing of the progress I have made on my friend's Amy Butler Weekender Bag, which has been going amazingly smoothly so far (dare I say it)...even the zip :-P

Preparing the cording...

The main panels with large front pockets and handles, all ready...

Zip all done...

I'm pretty happy with my progress. I have completed 10 out of the 13 steps so not long now and I'll have a finished 'weekender bag' to show, and my friend will finally get a hold of it too :-)

Also, last week I finished up 3 new totes...


Robot Camp
Streets of Paris
All available now in my Made It shop for $25.

Now for the giveaway....I will make the winner of the random draw either a tote bag or a little handbag in the colour mix of your choice (you can also pick what type of bag too!), all you have to do is this...

* Become a fan (or 'like') Polkadot Lane on Facebook
* Become a follower/subscriber of On Polkadot Lane

and then leave a comment on this post. Or if you are already a fan on Facebook, or a follower on this blog then just comment away. Easy!

I will draw a winner on Sunday night...may the craft be with you ;-)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Touch of Railway History

Serviceton is a tiny railway town on the SA/Vic border, situated between the main stops of Bordertown and Dimboola. This railway station was built in the late 1800's and closed in 1986. Only a handful of residents still live in this remote little place.

When we stopped by, we were lucky enough to have Ron, one of the locals who is also on the Railway Committee, give us a tour of the station. He was full of lots of interesting tidbits about the station. (interesting fact : Vic Tracks leases this building to the locals who run it via a committee)

It's a beautiful old building which is currently undergoing renovations. Lots of potential here, don't you think?

Apparently they are starting to hire it out for private functions such as weddings and engagement parties. I can imagine it looking quite magical with fairy lights, candles and fresh flowers. And the photos you would have....amazing.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Template or Two

So since I've been back from S.A, I've been madly cleaning, so that I can do some creating.

These are a few of my templates that I designed this week, for my tote bags...

And here is a WIP that I finally's a little retro, and very pink :-P

I will have some new tote bags to share soon, as well as my progress on the AB 'weekender bag'.

But my next post will actually be some photos of a beautiful historic railway station on the border of S.A and Victoria, that we visited on our road trip home on Monday.

Also, am nearing my 500th post (my goodness! I must babble on..he he) so look out for a giveaway coming soon.

Happy Saturday!