Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
The ABA's vision is for babies to breastfeed exclusively for six months, with ongoing breastfeeding for as long as mother and child desire. The ABA is a voluntary organisation made up of its members and subscribers. ABA needs subscribers to exist. You can subscribe over the phone, online or in person at group meetings. Subscription rates are $50 per year ($35 concession).
There are over 330 local ABA groups throughout Australia. Group discussion meetings, coffee mornings, new mothers' meetings, social events etc. are held in homes, halls and parks. Trained breastfeeding counselors lead these discussions and provide counseling. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting before subscribing.
For more information or to contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association you can visit their website http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/ or call or visit their QLD branch office, shop or helpline.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We were also featured in the 'Peppermint Marketplace' section alongside heaps of other talented indie designers, markets and stores.
Several BrisStylers also featured on the back page.....Lemon Ink, 3 girls and a goat and Kitty Boo Boo. Congratulations girls!
Peppermint magazine is available at all good newsagents, by subscription here, or you can pick up a copy at any of the BrisStyle Markets. The next BrisStyle markets are on:
Make a statement with a gorgeous piece from Starring Nobody, the home of luscious knitted accessories.
The most delicate crochet stitches you'll ever see can be found at Sanshe Design including gorgeous crochet necklaces and cute little bunnies.
Ladies Auxiliary brings you gorgeous handcrafted wares drawing on styles, techniques and equipment of the past with a modern twist.
Check out the abundance of sweet treats at Hikaria, where you'll find handmade miniature sweets jewellery and accessories.
Have your loved one's fingerprint forever captured in these sweet pendants from Forever Inspired by Liv.
Head to The Paper Tie Affair for gorgeous paper products including sweet garlands, bunting, gift toppers and tags and memo holders.
Spoil yourself with gorgeous soaps and candles from Spoil & Indulge Natural Products.
And don't forget there's more shopping to be had at the BrisStyle Indie Mother & Child Market! Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade with a Mother and Child focus.
St Augustine’s Church Hall and Grounds, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
Saturday 9th October 2010
Time: 9am – 2pm
See you there!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Markets are turning a brighter shade of pink this October in support of National Breast Cancer Month and there’s no better place to do it but in the heart of the festivities, their home at St Augustine’s Church in Hamilton.
The entire Racecourse Rd Precinct will come to life with pink balloons, yarn bombed trees and a myriad of festivities to support the Mater Hospital’s “Chicks in Pink” charity and the BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market is set to turn on festivities for all the family.
Not only will the Chicks in Pink team be onsite raising awareness for Breast Cancer but the BrisStyle artists, crafters and designers will be once again contributing their amazing wares to their now famous Charity Raffle to raise funds as well!
Last weekend the Breast cancer Awareness festivities kicked off with The Brisbane Festival’s “Close Knitting Circles” at the fabulous Lido Woodfire Decadence , Trattoria Italiana and Vagelis in the brilliant Racecourse Rd Precinct in Hamilton/ Ascot.
1. Sandy from Chicks in Pink, Bev from the Lido and Jacqueline from Stitch and Bitch
2. Bev and the Lido team with the "boys" from the Hamilton Historical Society
3. Jacqueline from Stitch and Bitch and Kate from the Brisbane Festival and Dash Robin
A huge thank you to Bev from the Lido and to all the Cafe owners who turned on special treats from all on the day.So head down to see then all and grab a few friends and have a cuppa or better still a glass of Champaigne and some gourmet delights . There are baskets of knitting at every cafe so grab a few firnds and knit away the afternoon and contribute to the pinking of Racecourse Rd
“Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade with a Mother and Child focus”
St Augustine’s Church Hall and Grounds, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
Saturday 9th October 2010 Time: 9am – 2pm
Stay tuned in the coming days for more exciting news about all the fun that will be abounding at the Mother and Child Markets. In the meantime leave a comment and let us know how you'll be pinking up October!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Featuring diverse works from emerging artists, designers and crafters from right around Australia this exhibition showcases all the latest in handmade 'eco' fashion.
BrisStyle members, Chrissy Foreman C, Kellie Christie and Samantha Gilkes will have their work on display during the 'Junkie Couture' exhibition and we've got a sneaky peek right here just for you.....
Chrissy will be exhibiting her fabulous new Moon Wedge Necklaces, fabric brooches, fabric rings, fabric hair combs, fabric earrings and upcycled fabric handbags. Featuring glorious fabrics and designs with a true tree huggin' feel these pieces are sure to catch your eye.
Kellie will have a range of upcycled accessories on display including her Kimono Flower Headbands and Interconnected Circle necklaces guaranteed to stand-out with Kellie's great eye for colour and design.
Samantha will be showing new works from her Timber Doily range, handmade brooches made from salvaged Pecan wood and featuring hand-drawn details. There'll also be a few old favourites on display including the salvaged Silky-Oak, Wise Old Owl Brooch and the salvaged Pecan Wood Fruit series.
Opening night is this Saturday 18 September from 6pm - 8pm and will feature live music, nibblies, drinks and a henna tattooist as well as a light night shopping opportunity in the Reverse Garbage warehouse. Everyone's welcome to come along, just head over the Junkie Couture event page on facebook to RSVP.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Market goers were treated to an impressive array of handmade goodies, with shoppers stocking up on treats for themselves or getting in early with their christmas shopping.
Sweet tunes from Dennis and Aiden Geraghty of Music4You filled the air, with their take on Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' - 'Crafty Lady' being the favourite of the day and receiving a round of applause.
Our tastebuds were not disappointed on the day with tasty delights from a Wood Fired Pizza Van, fresh coffee from Xpresso Coffee and sweet treats from our very own Bel of Enticing Icing.
On the day, we offered our support to the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation. Our raffle raised an amazing $294 so thank-you to all who visited and purchased a ticket. The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation does amazing work promoting the awareness and prevention of cervical cancer. They are currently working in Bhutan with the Ministry of Health providing the cervical cancer vaccine to women who would otherwise not have access to it. Over 90% of girls in Bhutan aged between 12-18 have now had 2 out of the 3 needed rounds of vaccine. The third is due in November. In Australia, by comparison, only around 80% of girls are being vaccinated. The work of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation will save many lives in Bhutan over the next 20 years as cervical cancer is the biggest cancer killer of women there.
On a final note we would like to say a big thank-you to the lovely peeps from Hopscotch Films who provided us with a stash of '2 for 1' movie passes to 'The Kids are All Right' to hand out to our supporters on the day.
Monday, September 6, 2010
We're so excited to share another Brisbane retail outlet with you as part of BrisStyle Shop Handmade series, Gone Dotti!
Gone Dotti is a gift shop with a difference, specialising in unusual and eclectic handmade items you won’t find everywhere! These handmade items are made with passion and quality by over 50 talented local artists and craftspeople. A feast for your eyes and a friendly smile will greet you when you come through the doors.
Gone Dotti provides a stage for local artists to display and market their incredible wares. A total community experience can be enjoyed, where artist and customer are brought together via their stories. Many of our customers feel confident to drop in on their way to an event, choose a fabulous handmade gift, partake in our free gift wrapping service and depart with a unique present in hand. We feel that our passion for handmade items fills the shop with positivity. The Gone Dotti experience is also a fabulously fun one for both the customer and the artist!
Who is Gone Dotti?
"Gone Dotti on Latrobe started in August 2008 with a dream to create a sense of community involvement and encourage talented people to sell their unique hand crafted inspirations. My name is Megan but some people call me Dotti..."
"If you look at the meaning of Dotti in the dictionary you will find it means:
• ·very enthusiastic or infatuated
• ·amusingly eccentric or unconventional....
I am very enthusiastic about handmade items and their individuality. I love to share the artist’s stories with the customer and this ensures that the gift is filled with a community spirit. For many years my creative outlook has been painting and recovering other people’s rejected items and redesigning them into treasures. I love to find discarded things and make them beautiful. I love to paint anything that doesn’t move! I am passionate about hunting down different, handmade items. This gave me the inspiration to open a shop that provided an outlet for others to do the same. It never ceases to amaze me how clever our artists are! I love to sell inspirational, eclectic handmade gifts, and provide a platform for small independent artists to sell and display goods that are handmade with love, laughter and passion."
200 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
07 3369 0006 or 0409 399 025
Open wed to sat 10- 4 or by appointment
For more Brisbane handmade retail therapy check out the rest of the Shop Handmade series here!