Friday, July 10, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

** New BrisStyle Members **

This week BrisStyle welcomed five new members to the team! Here's a little bit of fabulousness from each of our new members:

Not only does Ellie from Red Seed Studio design this season's must-have fabric but she also makes delicious little totes like this mini Hand Embroidered Hemp Denim Tote Bag. "It's fabulous!"

Michelle from Vintage Visions makes a range of gifts and homewares inspired by the colours and textures of bygone times like this fabulous Vintage China Pieced Pendant.

Daneve from Chicuff takes colourful recycled non-woven bags and turns them into fabulous accessories for kids and adults including rings, cuffs and hair pins like these Red and Black Loopy Design Hair Pins.

Now you can make your own softies at home thanks to new BrisStyle member Pauline from Funky Friends Factory. Pauline's pattern collection includes a huge range of friendly faces like Plattie Platypus Plush Toy Pattern. Plus they're PDF downloadable patterns so you can get started right away!

Ange from Angelene has come up with an ingenious solution to accessorising with every outfit. These gorgeous earrings are interchangeable giving you 7 different looks from the one set! Pick up yours here.

** BrisStyle Member News **

All the BrisStylettes have their fingers and toes crossed for Mel from Taybian Design. Taybian is in the running to win a shop in Queen Street Mall! And Mel needs your support now! To vote for the Taybian shopfront and to win great prizes for yourself head over here. You can vote every day up until 7 August.

To celebrate a week of Market Mayhem culminating with the Boutique Markets at Portside this Sunday 12 July, the Rubys are having a fabbo SALE both online in their Etsy shops as well as at the actual Markets! Recycled swish bargains like this fabulous Only Women Bleed enviro resin brooch can be found at Ruby2GoGo or if vintage swish is more your thing check out Ruby Red Studios for more sale items.

Congratulations to Therese from Little Mary Moo who made the front page of Etsy this week. Therese makes sweet purses and bags from screen printed fabrics like this cute Little Red Bird Purse.

PretaPawte's Dandelion Collar was also an Etsy front page star this week. Congratulations Allison!

Christine's hats from Maudi's Millinery (aka whynotstreet) are being worn by ladies from the Red Hat Society. Some of her creations will be in The Great Gatsby Car Race to be held later this year!

A number of BrisStylettes were featured in a 'Crafty Collective' BrisStyle feature in the very cool Brisbane Street Press Magazine, Rave. You can download the electronic version of Rave from the website -, or click on the pic above, and look for the BrisStyle feature on page 33. BrisStylettes interviewed include Tracey from Denim days, Olivia from Scampsville, Hayley from REread Design, Samantha from Jetta's Nest,
Catherine from Made By Maisie, Chris from Little Chrissy, Casey from Prettyhead Designs, Bec and Jade from Beckybean, Teneale from Wicked Child Designs, Katie from Kitty Boo Boo and Shannon from My Girl.

Lastly, Eliza from Elvenhair and Gaynor from Create and Be Happy popped into the 4ZZZ FM radio studio to discuss their work, BrisStyle, and the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market last week on the Rock, Paper, Scissors show. Stay tuned for a link to the podcast once it has been published! Also, our own Olivia from Scampsville highlighted the charitable side of the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market when she interviewed the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Women's Craft Group on her show At the Local on 4ZZZ. Again, we will post the link when the podcasts are up!

**BrisStyle Member Giveaways **

There's a huge giveaway happening now over at Bettsy Kingston to celebrate NAIDOC Week. For your chance to win a copy of the NAIDOC poster, 2 fat quarters of aboriginal art fabric and a copy of the Bettsy Kingston baby patch cover pattern head over here.

And for your chance to win this gorgeous Chi Designs Black Circles Coin Purse/Clutch head over to this post on Chi's blog.

**PLUS don't forget to enter the July BrisStyle Giveaway featuring Pedrosprout and Jetta's Nest **


Bec said...

AWESOME post Rebecca! There really is always something happening in our not-so-little-anymore group isn't there. Love it!! :D
XX Bec

Jetta's Nest said...

Yay for BrisStyle! I can't even believe how much we collectively ROCK!!

Ange said...

OMG! thanks so much for including me in your weekly round up. I am so excited to be a part of this fun and talented team!! Can't wait to get to know you all better.

xx Ange.

Little Mary Moo said...

Wow, what an amazing week for BrisStyle. Thank you for my inclusion in the post.

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for this marvellous post Rebecca - you have put so much time and effort into it. Isn't our little band growing!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Beautiful work by your creative friends!

Trish Goodfield said...

Our new members are so talented. Must go and vote for Taybain again

Oliver Maria said...

Love the Red Seed totes, and your cute little munchkin of a model Ellie ;)

Vintage Visions said...

Thank you BrisStyle for featuring my jewellery Range in this weeks roundup. I am really excited to have joined this fantastic group of creative souls.
And yes I totally agree with Jetta's Nest BrisStyle ROCKS..

Vintage Visions

Helen said...

A BIG warm Welcome to all the new BrisStylettes and their luscious goodies!

Great post thanks gals