Thursday, May 28, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

Congratulations Louise from Made by Miffy who was recently featured in RAVE magazine, check out the interview here.

This week Jess from Epheriell Designs shared some excellent tips on her blog for photographing jewellery.

Lauren from Raspberry Pink is running polymer clay workshops at Tangled Yarns in Newstead. You can make 4 cute little sheep like the one below to use as stitch markers, charms, phone charms or figurines. For more information contact Tangled Yarns. Workshop times and dates are listed in our blog sidebar.

*** BrisStyle Member Giveaways***

It's been a big week for BrisStyle members participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. Click on the links to enter each giveaway.

Ali from Little Jellygnite is giving away two patterns from her new Little Loxies softies series so you can make your own Bronty, Chirpy or Dashie.

Sam from Jetta's Nest is giving away these cute little Bloomin' Buttonhead Brooches plus a Sunnyboy bag.

Chrisy from Artdecadence is giving away a 5x5 inch print from one of her original mixed media artworks from the 'Look Up' series.

Sandrine from SMBoutique is giving away this beautiful piece of handmade felt.

Teneale from Wicked Child Designs is giving away this cute Little Red Riding Hood coin purse.

Shannon from My Girl is giving away gorgeous hair ties and earrings made using vintage fabric plus two sweet little Holly singlets.

Benita from Bettsy Kingston is giving away these cute rainy day ruffle pants.

Rebecca from edward and lilly is giving away two little brooches plus a mini stash of fabric.

Plus don't forget to enter Christine's gorgeous giveaway, hosted right here on the BrisStyle blog, for your chance to win a beautiful handmade hatbox full of vintage treats.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway Day

It's Giveaway Day and Christine from Why Not Street is giving away this gorgeous hatbox filled with vintage bits and pieces to one lucky BrisStyle blog reader. The sweet little hatbox is adorned with vintage lace, pink ribbon, a tatty flower and filled with vintage scraps. Size: 20cm diameter/11cm height.

To enter simply leave a comment on this post by 31 May when a winner will be drawn randomly.

For two entries mention the giveaway on your own blog and pop back to let us know.

The giveaway is open to international readers.

If you love the hatbox and simply must have one pop over to Christine's shop for a gorgeous selection of hats, hatboxes and accessories.

Good luck!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ode to Autumn...

In a subtropical land, Autumn is often not much more than a crispness creeping into the morning air. But in the spirit of brown crunchy leaves and sepia tinged twilights, our creative members have presented some Autumnal offerings, inspired by our most nostalgic season...

Gourdy Arrangements
By Hey Harriet

Vintage Flowers Journal
by Jellygnite

Children's Fleecy Jacket with a Touch of Africa
By Ogekko

Proud Stag Pendant
By Scampsville

Miss Hepburn...
By Whynotstreet

Giant Jaffa Felt Ball Lariat
by Strat Designs

May Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations Anja and Dr Chris.

The random number generator decided that Anja is the winner of the gorgeous wonderful Kitty Boo Boo loot.

In her comment, Anja said "Wow fantastic giveaway!"

And Dr Chris is the winner of the Bettsy Kingston Ruffle Pants/Bloomers (Dr Chris, you get to choose which ones you would prefer!)

Dr Chris left us this message: "Loving those Hungry Catapillar Bloomers. Fresh and gorgeous."

Sounds like both giveaways are going to very good homes!! Anja and Dr Chris, could both of you please send us an email with your postal address to and Katie and Benita will pop your items in the mail for you :)

And thank-you to everyone who entered. Don't forget, we will have another double giveaway starting on 1st June, so check back to get your entry in for that one, and enjoy reading about our featured members at the same time.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

BrisStyle member Trish from Trishalan Designs has created a fun embroidery project for the Living Creatively website. You can make your own embroidery frame here.

**New Members**

This week BrisStyle welcomed three new members!

Megan from Blossom Child makes original handcrafted children's wear. Who wouldn't want to be seen in this uber chic denim pleated dress. Look familiar? Blossom Child was also part of the incubator section of the Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show.

Seriously cute vintage tea towel bib from new BrisStylette Suzanne of The Seamstress and The Daughters. This dynamic team of sewists include Suzanne, her daughter and daughter-in-law!

Crafty spark Shannon from My Girl Design churns out sweet little accessories, applique tops, fabulous buntings and these cute as a pie Bushka friends.

**BrisStyle Giveaways**

It's all about the giveaway this coming week as BrisStylettes gear up for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day on 27 May.

Teneale from Wicked Child Designs will be giving away a Little Red Riding Hood coin purse, sounds super cute!

Samantha from Jetta's Nest will be giving away a Sunnyboy bag and a robot.

Rebecca from edward and lilly will be giving away some handmade brooches plus a mini stash of crafty supplies.

Ali from Jellygnite and Little Jellygnite will be giving away two Little Loxie pattern kits over on her blog Charlie and Grace.

Sandrine from SMBoutique is taking part in Giveaway Day. She's also been very busy since reopening her store last week creating amazing hats including this cute Chloe Cap.

Be sure to pop back here on 27 May for the BrisStyle Giveaway Day post including a full list of all the BrisStylettes involved!

And if you're even slightly crafty you might like to check out Liz's pay it forward game on her blog Creative Arty Facts. Play along to score one of Liz's beautiful glass creations, the only catch, you'll have to then pay Liz's generosity forward by creating something for five other crafty peeps.

Friday, May 15, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

It's been a busy week for BrisStyle members with loads of good news and giveaways.

Michelle from Pedrosprout had a huge week with her sweet booties making it to the front page of etsy plus her booties pattern is featured in the current issue of Homespun magazine No. 72 Vol. 10.5

Miriam from BubbaChenille entered 5 handmade items in The Ipswich Show and received 4 places!

Katie from Kitty Boo Boo, Teneale from Wicked Child Designs and Olivia from Scampsville were all featured in RAVE magazine after participating as stall holders at the 4ZzZ Trash and Treasure Market.

Sandrine's etsy shop SMBoutique has officially reopened and she also has a new blog!

Following her success at the Stitches and Craft Show, Christine from Little Diva has opened a new etsy store called Usew2 with easy to follow sewing patterns including the Easy Peasy Girls Skirt.

**BrisStyle Member Giveaways**

Tracy from Hey Harriet is celebrating Shadow Shot Sunday's first birthday with a surprise giveaway for participants. Taking part in Shadow Shot Sunday is easy: take a photo of a shadow, post it on your blog and add your link to Tracy's blog. What a fun and creative way to spend a Sunday! For more info click here.

Jess from Epheriell is giving away two pairs of her Urban Earrings on the Aussie Handmade Giveaway website.

This foxy little brooch is up for grabs in Hayley's weekly RE-read giveaway. She's also on a campaign to unite two lovers Butterball and Ladybug.

Eliza from Elven Hair is giving away one of her keyrings made with Majestic Olive and 24 karat gold. Be quick! This one closes on May 18th. Eliza also has a number of items on sale in her shop to raise funds for Gem, her medical assistance dog who recently had an operation.

And don't forget the BrisStyle Monthly Giveaway!

Monday, May 11, 2009

BrisStyle at West End Carnivale

BrisStyle members Olivia, Rebecca and Olivia's beautiful mum Bridget set up shop at West End Carnivale on Saturday to promote all things BrisStyle.

The lovely Helen popped in before heading for the skies with all the BrisStyle promo gear, trestle table and dried bananas - oh my, they were good Helen, thanks! Although they weren't as good as the organic jam donuts we feasted on at the end of the night ;)

There were so many gorgeous BrisStyle wares including Scampsville cross stitches, jewellery, crochet beanies and cards; Raspberry Pink fimo jewellery and hair clips;

Ruby2GoGo button earrings and Scooter Girls; Pretapawte dog and cat collars; edward and lilly lavender scented birds;

Elven Hair wooden pens and keyrings; and Jellygnite's notebooks, Dashie Dogs and patterns to make your own!

Olivia whipped up this fabulous handmade banner on the day, Bridget bought some plants to green up our stall, we made flower garlands and did lots of crochet. As the sun set the fairy lights went up and the BrisStyle word had spread that little bit further.

Fundraiser and Giveaway for Gem

Gem is a medical assistance dog for BrisStyle member Eliza of Elven Hair. Little Gem is having an operation on her knee today and Eliza is having a fundraiser to cover the costs as well as a giveaway on her blog. If you have a spare moment please pop over to Eliza's shop to help out and/or spread the word about Gem.

Elven Hair etsy shop
Elven Hair blog giveaway

Thursday, May 7, 2009

BrisStyle at the Stitches & Craft Show

The BrisStyle gals were out in full force over the 5 days of the Stitches and Craft Show. Helen from Ruby2GoGo did an amazing job of promoting everything fabulous about BrisStyle both on her incubator stall and on stage!

Louise rocked it with her saucy aprons, workshops and her usual Miffy flair.

Trish's stall was packed with crafters stocking up on fabric and threads.

Olivia kept the crowds happy with Scampsville accessories and cool cross stitcheries.

Christine kept the little peeps of the Show well dressed with gorgeous dresses, skirts and her now infamous Snigglebottoms.

Plus there were loads of BrisStyle helpers and visitors including Bec on the Dear Fii stall. Bec and Jade's bags were also seen on the Wardrobe Refashion runway.

oh, and Rebecca trying to channel Louise's fabulousness while babysitting her stall...

For more BrisStyle Stitches and Craft Show buzz check out these posts from our lovely members:

Bits of Toffee
The Handmade Expo
Caffeinated Prints
Creative Arty Facts
edward and lilly
Epheriell Designs
Hot Fudge
Jetta's Nest
Little Diva
Little Mary Moo
Love, Janie Lou
Made by Maisie
Miffy's World
The Small Stuff
Trishalan Designs
Wicked Child Designs