Monday, November 28, 2011

Curious Bazaar - now live!

My super busy sister Danielle, has launched a fabulous online store called 'Curious Bazaar', stocking handmade goodies from a few local brands, including Polkadot Lane.
Here's how Dan describes the store :
" Curious Bazaar was launched on 28th November 2011 as a result of long chats with friends about craftiness and market stalls. We thought it would be great if customers could go to one single online space to browse a wide variety of things we make, from our various brands, and have them combined in one parcel for a single delivery price.
In this, we present you with a unique niche market of whimsical, creative and handmade, arising mainly from the Dandenong Ranges area east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Shopping at Curious Bazaar is part of supporting handmade, supporting local artists and craftspeople, people who make things because they love to and want to share those products with you. Poppytalk share a fab list of 101 reasons to buy handmade if you need any more inspiration! Speaking for myself and the women behind the brands stocked here, we're proud and excited to be part of the handmade landscape!
Danielle Q,"

And with such a great concept, I was absolutely ecstatic to be asked to be part of it, alongside Danielle, of course, but also The Kooky Green Owl, Sew Chirpy and Medieval Mirage.

And as we are very new, we would love your help to grow.
Share the 'Curious Bazaar' store, or one of your favourite items from the store, on your facebook wall or personal blog and Danielle will send you an exclusive discount code! Don't forget to let her know that you've shared (either via our facebook page or via messages).

Thanks for all your support!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

This Sunday...

you'll find me here...

Fingers crossed it doesn't rain :-P


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Creative Space : Ladies Tees

As predictable as it is, I'm still in market making mode.

Only two more markets left for the year, then I'll be joining a collaborative online store but more on that another day :-P

I've added a couple of new things to my market stall this week, including ladies t-shirts...

And flower frill headbands..

I have to find some motivation today and get some more tees printed, and dresses finished, while looking after my 2 year old we'll see what actually gets done..

Creative adventures being shared over here.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011


My darling hubby surprised me last night, with this...

A new overlocker!

It was definitely a bit of an 'oh my goodness' moment, and just another reminder about how wonderful and thoughtful my man is.

I am spoilt.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Creative Space : Make, Make, Make

With three markets looming over the next three weekends, I've been building up my stock numbers so that I don't need to feel super stressed between each one...well, hopefully :-P

So, I've got pillowcase dresses on the go...

And new screenprinted tees...

As well as some new flower frill headbands and screen printed ladies tees.

This weekend's market is in my adorable village of Upwey..

So if you are in Melbourne, and are looking for a lovely way to spend a beautiful spring morning, why not pop on by?
There is live music, wood-fire pizza and a full market of makers & growers, including some of my very talented friends including Danielle Q from Curiouser, Nadya with her Green Kooky Owl jewellery, Jude with her Naturally Dyed art pieces and Teresa from Peanut Whimsy with her cute polkadot toys .
Market is open from 9am - 2pm.

Maybe I'll see you there!

Playing along with 'Our Creative Spaces'.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspiration : Garden Lights

Oh yes - I've been pinning...inspiration abounds over there..

But there is a purpose to my pinning - I am at the early stages of planning an outdoor event/party for January, at our home, and I'm starting to collect ideas of how I would like things to look...some of it is most likely a dream, but some I'm sure I can turn into reality.

There is just something so romantic about twinkle lights in gardens, don't you think?


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Grateful for : Time & Fresh Air

With quite a few lovely days this week, I've been able to enjoy more time outside with Levi, so in relation to that, this week I'm grateful for these things...

* Time - time to walk, time to breathe in the clean air, time to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the morning.

* My health - grateful that I can go for long walks with my baby and children and that, in general, I am healthy. Yes, I could be fitter (working on that) and I could definitely be slimmer (also working on that!) but I rarely get sick, I have no ongoing injuries and no medical conditions and for that, I am happily grateful.

* Our home in the hills - I love where we live, Upwey, in the foothills of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in the outer east of Melbourne. As much as I hesitate at the bottom of a big hill, while walking, it's a gorgeous place to live with trees everywhere, fresh & crisp air and a lovely community.

Playing along with Maxabella this week...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just because..

he's cute..

he's messy..

 he's chatty...

And we love him and his adorable antics...


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Come Fly With Me..

we'll fly, we'll fly away...

Finalised my new screen print design yesterday, and the song above instantly popped into my head (of course, a little bit of Frank while creating is always a good thing, yes?)

I'll have some of these tees with me tomorrow at Huckleberry Market, along with some limited edition screen printed tote and library bags.

It's going to be a good day...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creative Space : Prints & Prep

With another market looming this weekend, today I pulled out my screen print supplies for some boy tee printing...

And I've decided I need a couple of new boy designs, so I've been playing with this one today too..

I'll share more when I've finished the second stage of this print.

Playing along with many lovely creative types over here, where inspiration is a-plenty.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This Sunday...

You will find 'Chirpy Lane' here...

Maybe I'll see you there?