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

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Hi again... sorry - here are some photo's from the November Handmade Expo... we had some performers that just make the atmosphere and the sno cone lady kept all of us sane in the heat too (thanks Pauline)!.



I am happy to say that the Handmade Expo was another great success... this was the biggest yet, we were proud to welcome 132 stallholders this month... IPSWICH'S BIGGEST and BEST MARKET... I am certainly proud of this and I know all our stallholders are too, so a huge thank you to our wonderful, loyal stallholders who stay with us every month... we really appreciate it.

Now, to our customers - we had a fabulous day. We thank you for braving the heat, as it was a scorcher but we thank you for coming every month to support our local handmadies and the BEST market in town! Plus, we are pretty certain you crossed a lot off your christmas list (I know I did)! With our free entry now and forever that just puts the cherry on top!

I will post next about all the fantastic, fabulous handmade gifts that I have bought for people for christmas... and so you know what is in store next month on Saturday 12th December.

Thank you all once again... without your support this would not be the best MARKET to visit once a month at the loveliest, relaxed outdoor venue in town.


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Only 1 more sleep until the Handmade Expo... on tomorrow from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Tuf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba with FREE entry for all. Why don't you come and start your Christmas shopping, with over 120 stalls to browse you will certainly have alot to choose from.

I personally will be starting my handmade shopping for Christmas... Very excited and look forward to seeing you all there tomorrow.

By for now.


Monday, November 16, 2009

The Noosa Holiday

As promised guys, here are some photo's of the fabulous 2 week Noosa holiday that we have just returned from. It was gorgeous and sunny and we were lucky enough for the rain to hit us as our heads hit the pillow.

Jordan and Jackson at the beach.
Me and my youngest Jackson.
Checking all your blogs.... beside the pool

Catching Fish..

The view from my deckchair beside the pool... hey, I couldn't resist.

We did ALOT of walking and the boys riding, swimming and fishing. The best fishing I have ever had... we caught 12 whiting which we kept and cooked. The first time I have ever actually ate what I caught.... admittedly though I haven't caught big enough to eat - so that was a highlight.

I just can't believe how much the boys grow when they are with us 24/7. As Dan and I both work full time, its a real pleasure to spend so much time with them to see how they have grown up so much. My eldest Jordan is just so confident in the water now and can swim across the pool, big arms and all and he is only 4... and my youngest Jackson, well he just has no fear (not such a good thing with water) however, still very impressive.

Back to work we toddled off today, Jordan settled back in nicely at Kindy as did Jackson at his day mum.... as for me - quite surprised actually, went to work with a smile on my face and motivation in my heart (I wonder how long that will last... LOL).

I now have a few things to look forward to and that is receiving my artwork in the mail from Kaili's Art.. Kaili is posting my artwork tomorrow so hopefully receive it this week, you will all be updated - trust me!

Also looking forward to the blogette party that we are holding to finally meet some of the wonderful people that we meet in blogland in person... if you would like to come please email me to let me know if you can come. It will be on Monday 30th November from 11am to 2pm at Laidley (between Ipswich and Toowoomba). It's bring a plate, a handmade gift, swimmers and a sense of fun and meeting new people. If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so. It would be great to meet you if you can make it.

The Handmade Expo is also on this Saturday at the Ipswich Turf Club from 8am to 2pm... I am also looking forward to this as I love expo days - so many people to see, chat too and meet... it's a great day - so come along if you have some free time.

And last but not least I have to mention Handmade Heaven... they are expanding into the shop next door, making the little slice of heaven even bigger by welcoming Di-Licious cupcakes as well... so for all your cupcake needs head into Handmade Heaven... they are looking at opening very soon - I will keep you posted on that as well.

That's about all from me...

Take care.



Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the Handmade Expo is being held on this Saturday (21st November) from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club. An array of stallholders selling their handmade wares and what a fabulous outlet to do some Christmas shopping...

Don't forget also that the entry fee has been dropped so it is now FREE to come to the Handmade Expo.... what another great reason to come along. There will be upto 120 stalls, so definitely an expo not to be missed.

See you there... we will be hanging out at the Bubba Chenille stall and Handmade Heaven stall so feel free to come and say hi...


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I am Baaaaaaaaaaack!!

That's right everyone... I am back from my gorgeous 2 week holiday in Noosa... We had gorgeous weather, gorgeous company and a gorgeous unit... and now it's all back to reality!

I will post some photo's and more info soon - just thought I would let you know that I am back online and absolutely blog hungry!! LOL