Thursday, October 29, 2009

OCTOBER HANDMADE EXPO - a bit late - sorry!

Hi Blogettes,

Again, going through my photo's before holidays and realise how slack I have been with posting photo's taken at the October Handmade Expo.... so here are a couple. We are lucky enough to have a couple of fabulous singers on board that do a wonderful job in keeping us not only entertained but the atmosphere is so much better with them (thank you guys if you are reading this)!

I will try and be a bit more forthcoming next month at the November Expo... Make sure you put it in your diary to start your Christmas Shopping, Saturday 21st November from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club (same time, same place)!!
See you all then.


I was just going through my photo's on my camera before I go on hols tomorrow and I soooo forgot to post this after the last Handmade Expo in October. When the world record of the "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" was being held I bought a couple of raffle tickets to win a hamper and my name was the first to be drawn out to win one..
I couldn't believe my luck.. In my hamper I had won a night away at the Marriott in Brisbane, movie tickets, fudge, chocolates, bottle of wine which was in a wrought iron holder with candles and a few other bits and pieces.... I very rarely win anything so was very excited.. Needless to say though all the chocolate and fudge has gone!!!! LOL
Just thought I would share... you have to be in it to win it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


No more work for me to do!!!! I have actually been lucky enough to start my holidays from today but will be heading off on Saturday to go on a 2 week family holiday to NOOSA.... here are some photo's of where we will be staying.

Both my husband "Dan" and I work full-time and with 2 little kidlettes we look forward to this time of year.... every year! This year we have invited my wonderful Mum and Dad to come for a couple of days and also Dan's parents for a couple of days as well...
I have been taking notice of the weather forecast and so far it looks like we will be in luck with 30 odd degree weather... so definitely swimming weather (and fishing too of course)!
While we are away Dan and I will also celebrate our 8 year wedding anniversary on 3 November, so what a beautiful place to be to celebrate!
I will miss the blog, so if you don't hear from me, this is why... I do get internet on my I-Phone so if I start to get withdrawals then at least I can switch on while I am sipping Brown Brothers Mascarto by the pool as the sunsets... ooops... sorry!
Take care everyone...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I have been thinking about starting my Christmas Shopping... Because I have taken the Handmade Pledge I am going to try and keep ALL prezzies handmade this year! Last year I was about 50% handmade, 50% shops... This year I am going to try and do it... 100%.

Have you started Christmas Shopping yet? Do you try and keep everything handmade or is it too hard? Just interested to see where people are at!

I am going to start my online shopping very soon but also have Handmade Heaven, 2 Handmade Expo's and a Brisstyle Market yet, so I am sure I will have a lot to choose from.


AND ALSO... The Handmade Expo Giveaway Still OPEN!

The Handmade Expo giveaway is still open for all you blogettes out there who haven't entered yet. Even if you don't live locally and can't make it to the expo - leave a comment so the $ voucher increases for the peeps that can make.. we would love to giveaway a good amount of $ to spend at either the November or December markets.

The post is here... so go and check it out and leave a comment... It would be great if you could also blog about the giveaway too!

Thanks lovelies.



Don't forget blogettes about our Christmas get together being held in Laidley (between Ipswich and Toowoomba) on Monday 30th November... It's bring a plate, a handmade prezzy, your swimmers and a sense of adventure for meeting new people... well, not completely new because we have met you on blogland!

So, please check your diaries and if you are free to come if you could just email or leave a comment on a post and I will get back to you.

Hope to meet you face to face soon.


P.S. It's also for the followers of Handmade Heaven and Bubba Chenille too.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Of course, I can't help myself but to blog about my youngest, who turned 2 in October, doing his first wee in the big toilet... STANDING UP! I am soooo proud of him and mind you it was the biggest wee EVER!

So, Jackson, here's to you son for many more years of weeing in the big toilet... LOL

Thanks for listening...


Sunday, October 25, 2009


I have done it.... I have bought my first piece of ART... EVER! I have bought "From Little Things Big Things Grow" from the lovely Kaili Art ... check out her blog! Her art is gorgeous and I have been eyeing this particular piece off for a while and decided to endulge...

If you have been following my blog for a while.. I have started decorating my PINK room... this will take centre stage on my pink room wall.. I am very very excited and can't wait to have this gorgeous canvas in my little hands to hang immediately.

Kaili is just gorgeous to deal with, very easy going and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking at something a little bit different!

Once I have hung my art, I will be sure to blog about it... couldn't resist in telling you all about it though!


Saturday, October 24, 2009


Don't forget everyone to watch Australian Idol on Channel 10 tonight at 7:30pm. If Kate Cook makes it to top 5 then please help keep her dream alive and SMS Kate to 191010. Thank you everyone for your support...


P.S. Don't forget to RSVP to come to our Blogette Party on Monday November 30th... just let me know if you can make it.

P.S.S. Don't forget to enter the Handmade Expo competition that is running at the moment... very exciting.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


We have reached the 100th follower... Yeah! Head over to the Handmade Expo Blog now to enter the giveaway... Don't forget to become a follower of the blog as well. Good Luck everyone.


Nearly at 100 Followers - The Handmade Expo

Hi There...

The Handmade Expo blog has nearly reached 100 followers, currently standing at 98. Once we hit the 100 followers we will be doing a giveaway. So if you currently follow secretly or would like to follow The Expo Blog... head over now to become a follower and then enter the competition once 100 peeps has been reached.



Well, we had a fabulous night last night... heading out with the fam and Liesa & Cooper out to good ole Lowood to see Kate Cook (Australian Idol) sing live to all her fans... As I am best buds with her sister Paula and also know Kate personally it was great to see her, give her a hug and then watch her sing live to all her fans.

She was absolutely being mobbed so didn't get a photo opportunity and even Paula didn't really get to be with her either... but she is just fantastic.

So make sure you watch Australian Idol on Sunday nights on Channel 10, if she makes it through to the top 5 then make sure you vote "Kate" to 191010.



Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Head over to the-Lark to enter this great competition, she is also donating 50c from every comment to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. So head over now, not only could you win some great stuff but you are also helping a great cause.


P.S. Don't forget to register for our Blogette Party - see this post for more information.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Hi Everyone

Ok, so every now and then we meet a fellow blogger, someone who follows us or whom we follow! It's so much fun putting a face to a name. So Micky, Liesa and Miriam have decided to have a little Christmas bloggette party! No not online, in real life! Yay Cake!

If you are in South East Queensland, you are invited to come to Laidley for lunch, a swim, a prezzie swap and a meetup so to speak! It will be on Monday 30th November.

All you have to do is bring a plate, bring a prezzie to swap, bring your swimmers and your bright happy face!

Please RSVP by the 16th November, either by leaving a comment on one of our blogs or by emailing and let us know what you are putting on your plate!

Your children are welcome too but no big boys allowed!

Lets all get together....


Sunday, October 18, 2009


Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveway. You all did marvelously and I wish you could all be a winner! However, after randomly drawing a number the lucky winner is LEAH. Congrats Leah, I will contact you via email as well.

You have won a $30 Handmade Heaven voucher.

Thank you everyone.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


So, the Handmade Expo is on this Saturday from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba (Ipswich, QLD). There will be over 100 stalls of handmade loveliness and a market not to be missed. Entry is $2 for adults and kidlettes are free.

This month we are lucky enough to have a Guiness World Record attempt of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. We need approx. 1500 people to beat the current world record. So if you would like to be apart of history, pop on down to the Handmade Expo. The attempt will take place at approx. 1pm - so don't miss out! Everyone knows how to do heads, shoulders, knees and toes.

Don't forget also, I have a giveaway on my blog - you can go here for that. All you need to do is help promote the Handmade Expo to go into the draw to win a $30 Handmade Heaven voucher.

So, we look forward to seeing you at the Handmade Expo on Saturday... Make sure come up and say hi.


Thursday, October 8, 2009


That's right everyone... It's time for my long awaited giveaway. I have reached my 50th post and couldn't wait another 50 to get to 100 so I am doing a giveaway.

This is what you win.... a $30 gift voucher to spend at Handmade Heaven in the Old Flour Mill, Brisbane Street, Ipswich. Now, if you are not a local or live close by, don't let this put you off as Liesa from Handmade Heaven will do over the phone / email transactions, so if you do see something that you like you just need to let her know. I will give her ALL your details if you win.

So this is what you have to do:-

1 Entry: Blog about the upcoming Handmade Expo. It will be held on Saturday 17th October from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba. $2 entry for adults and kids are free. There will be a Guiness World Record attempt as well and over 1500 people are needed for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Over 100 stalls of handmade goods for sale from kids clothing and accessories to cupcakes, fudge, ceramics, shabby chic, toys, jams & chutney's, greeting cards, timber goods, gourmet fresh and much more.

2 Entries: Blog about this giveaway.

3 Entires: Follow my blog and if you already do please let me know because you will get your 3rd entry.

4 Entries: Follow the Handmade Expo blog.

5 Entries: Follow Handmade Heaven blog.

6 Entries Follow Bubba Chenille blog.

All entries have to be in order so if you want 3 entries you have to do the first 3, if you want 5 entries, you have to do the first 5 etc. etc.... Hopefully everyone will do the whole 6. Make sure you leave a comment for all that you do so you get ALL your entries.

I will draw the giveaway on the Monday after the Handmade Expo (19th October).

Good Luck everyone and hopefully we will see you at the Handmade Expo on Saturday 17th October.



Hi Everyone,

Well you may or may not know that at the next Handmade Expo there will be a guiness world record attempt of doing Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes for 5 minutes. To beat the world record we need close to 1500 people. It was in the QT paper this week... page 2!

So, if you know how to do Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes then head down to the Handmade Expo on Saturday 17th October between 8am and 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba. $2 entry for adults and kidlettes free.

Don't miss this opportunity to be in the Guiness World Records...


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Check out these babies. These are handmade wash clothes... Throw away your Chux peoples - this is the newest thing out and very environmentally friendly. I have 4 of them and love them.

These one's my very own Grandma made and she has stocked them in Handmade Heaven. If you like what you see and what one, just let Liesa know and you can do a transaction over the phone. There is limited stock so don't miss out.

Good one Grandma.


Friday, October 2, 2009


Head over to Handmade Heaven for a surprise giveaway - definitely one not to be missed.


Bubba Chenille Giveaway - DON'T MISS OUT

If you want to enter a fabulous giveaway head over to Bubba Chenille.... She is being extremely generous and it is a giveaway not to be missed - celebrating her 1st blogeversary (or however you spell it)... LOL


MY BIRTHDAY... Not quite 30!!!

Thank you all for your birthday wishes. I had a fabulous day yesterday, I took the day off and went to Indooroopilly for a "little" shopping spree, by myself, no children or husband, just me and it was FABULOUS!

I received a special delivery on Thursday from Mum and Dad which I have some photo's below. An absoloute gorgeous array for cupcakes all for me... which of course I shared! Thanks to Di-licious for these gorgeous cupcakes - very creative.

I first went and saw Liesa so I could wish her a happy birthday too. We exchanged gifts which I have attached some photo's of. Gorgeous and of course ALL handmade from Handmade Heaven. Just delightful and of course adding some touches of pink to my new pink room!

A gorgeous pink hat box.

A little purse, a notebook, a keyring and a pair of "Retro Toes" from Peg and Kate.

A gorgeous tea towel from Thea & Sami.

My husband has become quite creative with his birthday present for me as well. He got me a 1 hour personal style session at Chermside Shopping Centre for which I am very thankful for. I will be sure to let you know that goes..

I also received a special delivery from my grandparents. I received these 3 gorgeous handmade wash clothes (for the kitchen)! Very environmentally friendly, easy to clean and re-usable and just gorgeous. Thanks Grandma!

We are off to Mum and Dad's for dinner tonight and it's going to be quite a warm one so I think I will take my swimmers to have a dip in their pool with the kids... couldn't think of a better place to be on a Saturday afternoon!

Another birthday gone... another year nearly over!!!!



Hi Everyone,

Here is my regular post - please don't forget to watch Australian Idol - Channel 10 at 7:30pm on Sunday night. If Kate gets through please vote "Kate" to 191010 to help keep her in the competition - 1 vote is all that is needed.

Thank you for your support.