Monday, June 9, 2008
Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the latest BrisStyle meeting but Robyn said that I could use and abuse her own blog entry in order to keep everyone here up todate.
New members Jo and Sharon were welcomed to their first meeting by Helen, Bec, Ali, Amanda, Georgia, Robyn and our founder Esther. Other members sadly could not make our meeting, due to prior commitments or illness in the family.
The group gathered at a large coffee shop opposite the site of our planned Christmas market in busy upmarket Hamilton. It was a warm and friendly gathering and of course, Show and Tell was high on the agenda. Apparently Jo's baby items were delightful as were her colourful mini tissue cozies (Prampurse Etsy shop), Sharon's stunning jewellery beautiful jewellery was seen in real life for the first time.
Also shown were Bec's latest bag made of the most wonderful fabric (Wheresbeckybean), Ali's eye-catching retro jewellery and so appealing "little jelly" soft toys, each with its own name (Jellygnite), Helen's beautiful retro button earrings (RubyredStudios), and Robyn's latest childrens dresses (HotFudge). Esther (GreenenvyDesigns) topped everyone, though, with her three page article in a just-published issue of an American beading magazine. She was also wearing her latest creation, an exquisite beaded necklace which had to be seen to be appreciated. Well done, Es.
Then it was down to the business of the nuts and bolts of working out the committee members, joining fee and basic rules.
Our big day, 13 December may seem so far away, but look how fast the first six months of the year have flown! In the coming months new members will join our group and it all augers well for our Christmas market.