Thursday, October 29, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

** BrisStyle Member News **

Check out these new eco-envelopes from Jellygnite. Made from repurposed materials, they're perfect for letters, presents, goodies, important documents or as a mini clutch. The eco-envelope is available in a range of colors and materials here.

The BrisStylettes are out in full force this weekend covering the best of Brisbane's market scene.

Kitty Boo Boo will be at the Young Designers Market this weekend. With new summer strapless
dresses as seen in Katie's etsy store and website now. Also catch yourself some new clips, these are
going fast so grab your one of a kind handmade pair for someone special for Christmas.

On the subject of Christmas pop over to Kitty Boo Boo's blog to enter the Massive Christmas
Crafter Giveaway
, with awesome fabric, buttons, apron kits, patterns and more. There's
something for every crafter!

The fabulous new range of Vintage ICON pendants featured in both Ruby Red Studios and
Ruby 2 Go Go will also be at the Young Designers Market at Southbank this Sunday 1 November.

Mathilda's Market is also on this weekend at Brisbane City Hall on Sunday 1 November. Megan from Blossomnchild will be there with a lovely new range of kids clothes. Don't we all wish we could frolic around this Summer in this gorgeous Linen Skort!

This very cute Little Diva dress was recently featured in a fabulous photo shoot. You can purchase one of these sweet dresses for your little diva at Mathilda's Market this Sunday 1 November at Brisbane City Hall.

Shannon from My Girl Design will also be at Mathilda's Market with lots of new items for the day; new vintage/retro dresses and these cute new Mumma and Bubba Bushkas. All the old favourites will be there too including I Heart Holly singlets, Nana's Tea Party Singlets, Bushka Button hair ties and more!

Four fabulous BrisStylettes will be representing at The Finders Keepers this weekend: Chi Designs, RE-read, Red Seed Studio and edward and lilly. For your fix of craft and design, good food, drinks and live music head to The Old Museum, near RNA Showgrounds, Herston.

Sophie from StratDesigns' fruity Candied Fruit Donuts No 3 Tutti Frutti was featured on Etsy's The Storque this week. Be part of the fruity fun and pick up one of Sophie's gorgeous necklaces here!

** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **

If you haven't entered Daneve's giveaway for these gorgeous Chicuff Christmas brooches you better head over here now! The giveaway will be drawn on 1 November. You can also check out Chicuff Designs at the Young Designers Market at Southbank on Sunday 1 November.

There's only one week left to enter Mrs Smileys blog giveaway for your chance to win this gorgeous locket. Head to this blog post to enter.

AND if you haven't voted yet for the BrisStyle Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag design scroll down or click here for your chance to win one of your very own!

Monday, October 26, 2009

BrisStyle Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag - Help Pick the Design and WIN!


We're launching our very first run of Limited Edition BrisStyle Eco Totes at our December BrisStyle Indie Designers Market and to help get the ball rolling we've asked our talented BrisStylettes to submit their own designs which will be printed onto the first run!

These totes will be for sale from the BrisStyle promotional stand as well as from many of the stall holders on December 5th at the home of our Markets - St Augustine's Church hall and grounds, Hamilton.

We've had some fabulous ideas come through and now we need your help to pick the final design!

What do you need to do? Simply leave a comment on this blog post before Tuesday November 4th with the design you would like to see printed on our First Edition Totes and go in the draw to WIN a Tote of your very own!

1. Sharlzndollz Design:

2. Jetta's Nest Design:

3. Pbyers Design:

4. Sally Flynn Design:

Can't wait to see which one you pick!

cheers, Bel x

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations The Soap Corner and Aik.

The random number generator decided that Hayley from REread will be posting off her three beautiful bunny brooches to the blogger from The Soap Corner.

And Aik from Partitions pour le piano is the winner of the gorgeous chainmaille necklace by Sharon from Shazzabeth.

If the two lovely winners could please send us an email with your postal address to, Hayley and Sharon 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 November, with gorgeous giveaway items from the lovely Amanda from Twinkle Star Art and Bel and Em from EmBelISH. So check back to get your entry in for that one, and enjoy reading about our featured members at the same time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

** New BrisStylettes **

A big welcome to Australia and to BrisStyle to Amanda from Hungry Designs. Amanda makes gorgeous accessories featuring cups of tea, birds, love letters and bunnies. We're loving this curly octopus on Davie Jones' Locker in Silver necklace.

And welcome to Tracey from Wildlight Studios. Tracey's shop is a feast for the eyes with beautiful art glass beads and jewellery. We love the rich texture of these Pleat Earrings.

** BrisStyle Member News **

This week Sam from Jetta's Nest was featured on the fabulous Bondville! You can read all about it here. Plus for the low down on Sam's busy preparations for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market check out her blog where you'll find lots of exciting new products in the making!

The Ruby's NEW range of exciting Recycled and Vintage Swish is here ready for CHRISTMAS including the best stocking fillers of all time - the famous 4 for 3 Vintage Button Earring deal! Lots more affordable goodies abound in both revamped Etsy shops Ruby Red Studios and Ruby2GoGo ready to be launched at THE HOTtest destination for Christmas shopping in Brisbane...The BrisStyle Indie Designers Market!

BrisStylettes Megan from Nosovich and Mel from Retro Bird were featured in Brisbane News this week! Check out the article on pages 18-19 here.

Robyn from Hot Fudge is back from her European adventure and you all get to reap the benefits with this gorgeous Sailor Romper made with sweet fabric direct from Paris. Too cute! Robyn has also recently listed beautiful layered skirts for little ladies made from Kaffe Fasset fabrics. How divine! She promises to have loads of goodies like these at the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market too! In the meantime you can make your purchase here.

Check out this entertaining interview with Hayley from REread who was one of the feature designers this week on the Finders Keepers blog. Hayley will have a stall at Brisbane's first Finders Keepers market on 31 October and 1 November at the Old Museum.

** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **

Vanessa from Mrs Smiley's has started a blog and to celebrate she's giving away this very pretty locket. For details on how to enter check out this post.

Trish from Trishalan Designs has just reached the 500 blog post benchmark! Congratulations Trish! To celebrate she's giving away 2 x Matched Colour Blends in Sarong and Bougainvillea plus some surprise goodies. Head to this post on Trish's blog for a chance to win.

Emma from Up in Annie's Room is giving away these beautiful Florence Broadhurst earrings. Head over to Emma's blog for details on how to enter.

It's Halloween time at Miss Kitty Boo Boo's place. Head over to this post to check out Katie's cute and creepy toys plus for a chance to win some fabulous Halloween hair clips.

It's that time again when Sharon from Shazzabeth holds her monthly giveaway! The October giveaway prize is this gorgeous Dragonfly necklace. To enter, head over to Sharon's blog.

With Christmas just around the corner Daneve from Chicuff is giving away 3 fabulous brooches made from recycled non-woven fabric! To be in the running head over to Daneve's blog.

AND if you haven't already entered, check out the BrisStyle monthly giveaway here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oktoberfest in Brisbane otherwise known as little Germany

It's October in Brisbane and the weather is doing silly things. So much so that I would have to liken it to irrational behavior of lederhosen wearing people under the influence at Oktoberfest. And, on that note see below for some BrisStyle goodness that embraces the festive month, be it the black, red and yellow of the flag or the heady smell of yeasty brew and pork knuckle.

Silver Cored Bead by Creative Arty Facts
Has brand new large hole beads that fit either the Pandora or Biagi bracelet systems. This one is made from gorgeous Lauscha glass from Germany.

Mango sherbet hair piece by SM Boutique
For the Fraulein that likes to bet a bet on the GGs. This cute fascinator is handmade piece using feathers and natural fibers.

Retro Envelope Clutch by Nosovich
Gorgeous little clutch to take to Oktoberfest. This retro little number will bring out the 70s style in anyone.

Rosa Chinensis by Shelly Berelli
What says Germany like chopsticks! This bag is big enough for a day out in the park with friends, suncream, hat, punnet of in season blueberries.

Small Spring Days by Little Mary Moo
Channeling the patriotic colours of Germany's flag this cute to boot purse is perfect to put a small bratwurst in for a midnight snack. If your not partial to pork in your purse, then your keys, phone and lippy fit in here perfectly.

Red and white pattern sling bag by A Creature Strange
You're wunderbar friends will have no trouble spotting you in the beer hall with this bright little number over your shoulder.

See you next week ... hopefully with less dust and wind
Guten Tag!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

** BrisStyle Member News **

Liz from Creative Arty Facts will be exhibiting at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 21-25 October at stall #29 along with Mad Monnie. There you'll be able to check out Liz's new beads, buttons and cabochons. Liz will also have finished jewellery items and kits for those who prefer to DIY.

Sam from Jetta's Nest is gearing up for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on Saturday 5 December where she'll be launching these very cute and cool buttonhead rings! For more info check out this post.

El from Rock'n'Wrap is having her first market stall at The Handmade Expo this Saturday. Come along and let El know what a great job she's doing or just pop by to kick start your Christmas shopping with some sparklies like this Titanium Druzy Wire Wrapped Necklet.

** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **

Check out this interview with Nicole from Hot Toffee on The Sunshine Studio Blog for your chance to win a pair of gorgeous earrings like these flower power bouquet - fused glass earrings from Nicole's etsy shop.

PLUS don't forget to enter the BrisStyle Monthly Giveaway here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

BrisStyle Weekly Round Up

** New BrisStylettes **

This week BrisStyle welcomes new member Kathy from Kreations Kathy. Kathy makes gorgeous fabric handbags and papercrafts like these Beautiful Butterflies Set of 5 Cards featuring Amy Butler Butterflies.

** BrisStyle Member News **

Check out this blog post for details on new bags and clutches from Nosovich. Megan uses premium fabric from North America, Japan and Australia to create gorgeous looks for any season. This fabulous yellow number will be available in the Nosovich store soon.

Sharon from Shazzabeth Creations will have some of her jewellery on exhibit (and for sale)
at the St. Elizabeth's 'Wonder of Art' exhibition this weekend. Held at the Mary Immaculate
Hall, Ipswich Road, Annerley, the exhibition will be opened by the Curator of the
Queensland Art Gallery - GOMA.

Congratulations to Anneliese from Tutus and Muddy Shoes. Anneliese's very cute Par Avion - Reversible Dress made it into Kids Style File this week!

The Boutique Markets are on again this Sunday 11 October and Sophie from Strat Designs will be there with her deliciously fresh jewellery. Don't miss your chance to spoil yourself with one of Sophie's beautiful creations like the Avatar Necklace - Multi Flora New Colours.

Maudie's Millinery is having a display of her vintage Wedding headpieces/hats at the Chermside Library throughout the month of October. All pieces are for sale and many are available for hire. For more information contact Christine at

Sandrine from SM Boutique is hoping to help raise much needed funds for the Mummy’s wish foundation by donating 10% of sales from her hats and head wears in her online shop for the month of October and at the upcoming Boutique Market at Portside Wharf, Hamilton this Sunday 11 October
Mummy's wish provides much needed support to mothers being treated for all types of cancer, for more details click on the link.

Sandrine is also donating a silk scarf to be raffled at Breast Cancer charity dinner (organised by and sponsored by Boutique Market) at Onyx Bar and Restaurant in Milton on Tuesday 27 October. For more information visit Sandrine's blog

** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **

Katie from Miss Kitty Boo Boo is giving away two sets of cute hair clips including these gorgeous black velvet swallows. All you have to do to enter is head to Katie's blog and leave a comment.

It's giveaway time at Bettsy Kingston again! This month Benita is giving away a panel cut of Saffron Craig's new owls and koala softies. To enter head to the Bettsy Kingston blog and while you're there you might want to become a follower because Benita has a giveaway every month!

Miriam from Bubbachenille is giving away a HUGE bundle of goodies to celebrate her one year Blogaversary. Check out this post for details on how to enter. Congratulations on the one year milestone Miriam, we look forward to many more to come!

And if you haven't entered the BrisStyle monthly giveaway yet click here or scroll down for your chance to win goodies from REread and Shazzabeth Creations.