Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Addition....

A new addition to my pink room today....

Artwork featured by Paula (my best friend) and "From Little Things Big Things Grow" from Kaili's Art (thanks Kaili).

My wonderful husband Dan... putting everything together.



Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Pink Room!!!!

My wonderful husband has spent most of the day today painting a wall in my new pink room... it is absolutely gorgeous and the colour is "French Pink"... do you like???


One More... Handmade Prezzie~

For some reason my camera didn't download this photo from all the gorgeous handmade prezzies received.. here it is:-

2 lovely face washers from Cute as Buttons and 2 sandwich wraps for the boys to wrap their sandwiches instead of glad wrap... very environmentally friendly.

Micky xxoo

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Handmade Gifts....

Now it's time to share the lovely Christmas gifts that my family received... as we love handmade, I thought we would concentrate on the "handmade" lovelies...

Aprons with whistles and little calico bags

Salt Sea Teas (rashy vests)

Bubba Chenille shorts

Scurette Shorts.

Bunting, bracelet, candle, notbeook, Sybella necklace, Swift Jan brooch, Susan Jane Jewellery bracelet. Everything here is available at Handmade Heaven...

It was such a surprise to receive all these wonderful Christmas presents. I am proud to say that about 90% of my christmas shopping was handmade... some of the guys really stump me so it is hard.

Happy New Year..... nearly 2010.

Micky xxoo

Christmas.... Been & Gone!

So Christmas has been and Christmas has gone... 2009 nearly 2010 but oh, what a fabulous Christmas we had... Here are some pics that I had to share with you... Hope you enjoy them as much as I do..
The boys on Christmas morning.
Boxing day in the pool with Poppy.
Beautiful Pavs on boxing day.. yummo.

Some children had to be locked behind bars for the day...LOL... here is Cooper.

Jackson with Poppy in the background.

Me and Lizzy on Xmas night - double trouble..

My hubby Dan, looking super excited about his prezzie.

Jordan, 4 in his new BMX riding gear

Jackson, 2 1/2 with his new Wiggles guitar.

Kisses all around..

I hope everyone had a lovely day spent with family and friends... Enjoy the last days of 2009 and Happy New Year....

Micky xxoo

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my fabulous readers and followers a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to chatting with you all in 2010. This will be my last post but I will be kept up to date with all of your news into the new year.

I have made some fabulous friendships from my blog and also through the Handmade Expo which I value and look forward to seeing you next year...

Take care, be safe and Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My New Xmas Hairdooo!!!

Well, it's not really Christmasy but it is only 2 more sleeps until Christmas... Do you like?

Merry Christmas EVERYONE....



Some Goss!!!

I just had to share... I couldn't keep it in ANY longer...

I am honoured to be asked to be in Kate Cook's first music film clip. It was filmed yesterday and I am soooooo excited and can't wait to see it. My mum was in it with me as well and Paula has just been fabulous, I can't praise her enough for all the hard work and hours that she is putting in... just awesome.

So keep your eyes peeled for early next year for the release of her first film clip and song... very exciting.

Micky xxoo

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Giveaway....

I have found a gorgeous giveaway... just head over here to enter... It's sooooo easy.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I have nearly finished ALL my christmas shopping... I am pretty proud of myself as well as I would say 90% of my chrissy presents are handmade (not by me but by lovely creative handmadies, like yourself)! Even my christmas wrapping is handmade... (thanks to The Paper Tie Affair)....

I still have a few manly presents to purchase and then I am done.... done.... done!!!!

I went to Riverlink yesterday and have to say that I will NOT be going there again AT ALL for ANYTHING... it literally took me 20 minutes to get from one end to the other - absolutely ridiculous... if only they knew that you can get into Handmade Heaven and do all your handmade christmas shopping there... yes, you have to fight a crowd too at Handmade Heaven - but it's somewhere that you want to be and you can enjoy a cupcake while you wait... LOL

What about you? Have you finished or nearly finished?



Bubba Chenille is having a SALE!

That's right everyone... I said SALE, SALE, SALE... Bubba Chenille is having a sale on stock in Handmade Heaven... Christmas stock, great stocking fillers, bags, burpers, clothes... Head over to Handmade Heaven to have a look and contact Liesa if you see something you like - she can do transaction online.

Don't miss out... great bargains of gorgeous handmadeness to be had....


Monday, December 14, 2009


So everyone... the Di-Licious cupcake parlour is open for business.. check them out here. They are next to Handmade Heaven and have the most Di-Licious cupcakes EVER!

Congrats Renee and Di for the opening... you will see me regularly and hopefully many more happy customers to enjoy your lovely delights...

Doesn't it just look sooooo inviting... just loving it ladies.. They take orders as well for wedding, birthday parties - anything really.

Just had to share... again!


Check out these Brooches from Gemma Joy...

I just had to share these gorgeous brooches with you made by GemmaJoy. I am sooo into brooches at the moment so I can appreciate the love and attention that go into them.

Gemma has an etsy store which you can find here.. If you are looking for that special brooch, why not check these one's out.

I just had to share.


Saturday, December 12, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Well the last Handmade Expo for 2009 has been and gone and what a hoot... or is that hot!!!!

It started of with a lovely breeze, cloud cover and a gathering of eager customers at the front gate chomping at the bit waiting to come in and start their christmas shopping. So 8:00am the gates opened and in they flooded, one constant stream.... all day - thank you customers - you rock and Merry Christmas.

Our stallholders were extremely eager at 5:30am, the weather was coolish - of course you would start early. Everyone was friendly and organised for the final market of the year... patience is definitely the key so we want to thank everyone for that.... patience.. It has been a pleasure to help you every month sell your fabulous handmade goodies to the customers that keep coming back.. Merry Christmas and you guys rock too.

Also, a big thank you Liesa and Mum... of course without you this wouldn't be possible because I certainly wouldn't be able to handle it on my own... here's to a fabulous chrissy break.

And last but not least to my beautiful husband Dan and Dad who help the stallholders who need a canopy or help with the one's they bring, for putting up the signs and the blowy man to attract the customers to our front gates... Thank you.

So everyone, have a great break and merry christmas and we will see you in 2010 all re-freshed and ready for a new market year on 20th February 2010.

Ho, Ho, Ho...


Thursday, December 10, 2009


See you tomorrow everyone... the Xmas Xtravaganza Handmade Expo at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba (Ipswich) from 8am to 2pm. Free Entry, Free Parking, local produce, sweets, childrens clothing, xmas presents, snow cones, timber products, plants, jams and pickles... oh, the list goes on and on..

Come and support this fabulous local market that offers everything you can imagine.

New stallholders are also welcome, so grab a booking form off the blog and come and be apart of the biggest and best market in town..


Our Christmas Tree...

Well in the spirit of christmas I took a photo of our christmas tree... the boys helped (but I couldn't help myself but to re-arrange a little)... is it just me or do you have to "help" your children decorate the tree... here is the masterpiece:-

Just kidding... that one is a photo I took of the one in the Ipswich Mall.. beautiful isn't it..

And there is our gorgeous masterpiece...



KATE COOK & I - the long awaited PHOTO!

So I finally had a photo with my bestfriends sister... Kate Cook - I have known Kate for years so for me to get a photo with her was a little bit weird and to see all her fans want a piece of her was too... she is a great aussie chic and has a stack of good stuff coming to her... thanks for a great concert Kate... and thanks Paula Fay for all your hard work - it will pay off (just don't forget me when you're famous... LOL)...

Here's my photo which I took.. hence the reason why I look a bit strange.. hee hee:-

Micky xxoo

The Blogette Party... Photos!

Sorry everyone, I have FINALLY had my computer fixed after about a lifetime of waiting...
Anyway, I had an absolutely lovely day at Mum's for the blogette party, thank you to those lovely ladies that attended, it was great to meet you and put a face to your name.. here are some photos:-
Well, we all know who we are... so thanks again ladies.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So everyone, only 3 more sleeps until the fabulous Handmade Expo.. the last one for the year, 2009 has nearly gone. We hope to see you all there on Saturday from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club. Entry is Free, plenty of free parking, there will be a sausage sizzle supporting Silkstone Primary School and our usual fabulous coffee guys oh, and don't forget the to-die-for snow cones.
We welcome our very first Lockyer Valley Farmer coming to sell his fresh produce as well - you will have to get in quick because I will be doing my farmer shopping first up... and we also have a local farmer selling fresh eggs too.
We also welcome back all our gorgeous regular and new stallholders who, without their patronage and ongoing support every month, makes this the biggest and best market in town!
So see you all there on Saturday with hats, sunscreen and hopefully no umbrellas.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Blogette Party

Sorry guys, my home computer is down and won't be fixed until the end of the week so I can't share any photo's with you. If you wanted to heard over to Bubba Chenille she has some photo's up already. I will have different photo's but hang in there, it won't be long.

If you couldn't make it to this one, maybe you can come to the next one that we have - we all had a fabulous day swimming, eating, talking and opening gorgeous handmade prezzies, it was great.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

I SOLD....

my very first creative handmade heart, the first thing that I have made (EVER!) and put into Handmade Heaven. I am so very proud of myself, now I know how you all feel when someone buys something that you have put your very own creative juices too... Can I join the club now too?


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Look everyone, I had to share my new brooch.. I am wearing it for the first time - my Christmas brooch that I bought from the Handmade Expo off Swift Jan.... looks good hey..



Thank you to Bubba Chenille for my very first blog award. She awarded me with a Kreativ Blog Award. So now it's my turn to pass it on to 7 of my fellow bloggettes who's blogs I just adore.
So there are some things I am to do to receive this illustrious award -7 rules to keep it growing:

1. Copy picture and post on your blog (done)
2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog (done)
3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know: Here goes! (d0ne)

a. I have 40 bosses.
b. I have 2 beautiful boys and 1 beautiful nephew.
c. There are no girl children in our family.
d. My husband can sell Ice to an eskimo.
e. I loooooooooove brooches.
f. One night a week I am not turning on the television AT ALL.
g. I am not 30 yet...
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to. (done)
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers. (done)

Here are my seven people:
6. Notify your 7 bloggers (done)
7. Have a happy day, have fun to the new 7! (doing)
Thanks guys...


I just had to let you all know that Kate Cook (6th in Australian Idol) will be doing 2 local appearances over the next week or so...

1. Ipswich Carols by Candelight, Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba on Saturday 28th November.

2. A free 45 minute concert on Thursday 3rd December in Darcy Doyle Place, Ipswich Central from 7pm.

I will be there with the fam, hope to see you there too.


Monday, November 23, 2009


The Brisstyle Indie Designers Christmas Market is coming up on Saturday 5th December from 9am to 4pm. A fabulous array of stalls of handmade only, held at St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton. I will be helping Mumma Bubba along with Liesa - some come along, do some shopping and say hello.

See you then.



So, as promised here are some of the gorgeous handmade purchases that I made at the November Handmade Expo.. now, I do have to be careful because some of them are Christmas Prezzies and some are of course for me.

A timber chopper from the wood man... for a birthday present!

Some Chrissy Cards from The Papertie Affair.

And some different Chrissy Cards from the Papertie Affair.

Gorgeous soap Cupcakes from the Handmade Heaven stall for my son's Kindy teachers for Chrissy.

Can't tell you what's in here... it's a surprise but it is from The Papertie Affair.

Ken from Giggles presented us with a keyring and badge with the Handmade Expo log on it.. fabulous!
This gorgeous key ring from the pen man at the Handmade Expo... Handmade Heaven will be able to elaborate details on this one!

A gorgeous new handbag from.... oooops... Handmade Heaven, help out here!

A little boys shirt thanks to Boo-rah Designs.

And my gorgeous Xmas Brooch thanks to Swift Jan.

Gorgeous Xmas Bunting from Scurrette, already hanging in my home.

So there you go everyone.. I spent my well earned cash on great Christmas Prezzies, Birthday prezzies and just stuff for me at the fabulous Handmade Expo. I will finish my Christmas shopping next month on Saturday 12 December - don't miss out. So far I am on track for the 100% handmade gift Christmas. Hip Hip Horay!

Take care.

Micky xxoo