Monday, July 27, 2009

Sneak Preview

I thought I'd show you a sneak preview of a stitchery project I have designed, being featured in 'Australian Country Threads' magazine in September.
Mmm....I wonder what could it be?
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Market Goodies

Whilst at the BrisStyle markets (previous post), Sandrine gave me the most wonderful handmade felt brooch. It has transformed my ordinary bag into a designer bag. Thank-you, Sandrine, it made my day! :))

I bought this lovely sea glass pendant from jewelry maker, Jess of Epheriell Designs at the markets too.
I am glad that Sandrine told me about these markets, I had a great time there checking out all the fantastic stalls! (and taking home some goodies!)
Cheers,
Sandi xx
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BrisStyle Indie Designers Market

Had a wonderful day out on Saturday. It was a beautiful cool, clear winter's day; just right for day tripping. Called in to the fabulous BrisStyle market in Hamilton ('posh' leafy suburb), beside the Brisbane river. The market was held in the hall and grounds of St. Augustines.

Sandrine was there with her beautiful handmade felt scarves and hats. She had a fantastic trading day and sold out! Wow!

The hall was packed!!!! I had to go round a few times so I could see everything!! (Didn't want to miss out on anything!) Outside was just as busy. Looking up, a skywriter was writing a romantic request 'Marry me Leelee' (wonder if she said yes?)

We had an excellent brunch at one of the trendy cafes nearby. They had luscious bouquets of fresh flowers out the front.
Next, we headed for Chinatown near the city. Found a favourite sweet, sesame-peanut candy, in one of the chinese supermarkets there. By now, it was lunchtime, and being in chinatown, of course we had a yum-cha lunch. Lots of different things to try (not the chicken feet or the tripe though), and me being very un-co with the chopstiks ^ ^. (Hubby just asks for a fork, and laughs at me with the chopstiks - hey, I'm getting better!!!)
Cheers,
Sandi xx
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Going Green

We recently purchased an Eco Bokashi bucket to recycle our kitchen scraps. It is a great system invented by those clever Japanese. After you put the scraps in, and squashing it down with the masher, you sprinkle a small amount of the bokashi additive (specially fermented grains) on top. The bucket holds twenty litres, so will take a few weeks to fill (and the fermentation process produces no odour according to the maker). There is a strainer inside, so the liquid goes through the holes and into the bottom of the bucket. This liquid is a great fertiliser for the garden. When the bucket is full, you simply dig it into the garden where it will break down very quickly into lovely compost. Now the scraps are recycled into the garden, much better for the environment. Just doing my bit,
Cheers,
Sandi xx
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