Saturday, March 31, 2012

Let's Go Shopping

We're loving all things Easter in the BrisStyle office, and these gorgeous creations have caught our eyes this week.

Do you have plans for the Easter break? Maybe you're going camping? Or sneaking in a bit of crafting before the next big BrisStyle indie Twilight Market?  Whatever you're up to, we wish you lots of fun and mountains of chocolate noshing!!


Each To Own



3 Girls and a Goat



Renee's Artwork



Sandra Darling



Sailor Mouth Soaps



Want more pretty handmade items? Check out the Etsy Treasury below put together by BrisStyler
Savage Kitten!!


You too can take part in our weekly Let's Go Shopping meme! Post your Etsy finds on your blog then pop back here and add the blog post link below. Don't forget to link back to this post so everyone can check out all your fabulous Etsy finds. Anyone can play along so come join in the fun!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Crafty D.I.Y

Oh Where is the bunny??
Lets share some cute "hoppy projects" today.

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Lets fold some origami bunny boxes, with some awesome guidances via Tipjunkie!
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How gorgeous are those free printable tags from Eat drink chic blog!


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And finally, an adorable amigurumi pattern can be found on craftzine blog

Happy crafty  Friday!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Your Creative Business: Packaging & Shipping

Petite Gift Wrap Kit by 3 GIRLS + a goat
Packaging and shipping is an important part of any crafty business. We all love receiving a beautifully wrapped handmade purchase in the post so it is important to put a little bit of time and effort into the way you package your items. It is also important to provide accurate shipping costs and details for your customers, taking into consideration the cost of packaging materials, your time and the actual cost of shipping. Below are some great links to make packaging and shipping easy and enjoyable!
If you have any handy packaging and shipping tips we'd love to know about them. Feel free to leave us a comment below!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What We're Reading.....

Here at 'BrisStyle HQ' we've been devouring the latest issues of Peppermint magazine and *bespoke* zine. Have you read them yet! Both of these publications just get better and better with each issue.


Issue 13 of Peppermint is titled 'Go Your Own Way' and is jam packed with pages and pages of autumnal splendour. From the latest in sustainable and ethical fashion from Australia and abroad (set across two stunning fashion shoots and numerous features and interviews), to the eco luxury of Balinese tourism and the fulfilment of alternative travel, this issue is certainly one for the senses - and you’d be quite sensible to grab yourself a copy! You can subscribe to Peppermint  HERE or pick up a copy from any BrisStyle event.


Issue 6 of *bespoke* is full of lots of crafty and vintage goodness. Including a special 'Guy Craft' feature which we love. There is an artist feature with Alisha Hinds, a crafty box cushion tutorial, an old school Queen's Cake Recipe, book reviews and much much more. You can snatch yourself a copy of *bespoke* HERE or from any BrisStyle event.

If you've already read these magazines what did you enjoy most?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Treasury: Our Corner of the World

This week's 'Tuesday Treasury' was inspired by the beautiful landscape of our little corner of the world. A burst of rust, orange, brown and green!

To view the full size treasury click HERE!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Inspiration Monday





Some fantastic inspiration from pinterest to get your creative juices flowing this Monday afternoon. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Let's Go Shopping

All this April rain we seem to be having lately has got a few peeps all hot and bothered. Washing wet, muddy yard, stuck indoors...

Here's a little ray of handmade sunshine to brighten up your day.




Art By Chrissy Foreman C



Moose and Bird



Hot Fudge




Reread



Voodoo Rabbit






You too can take part in our weekly Let's Go Shopping meme! Post your Etsy finds on your blog then pop back here and add the blog post link below. Don't forget to link back to this post so everyone can check out all your fabulous Etsy finds. Anyone can play along so come join in the fun!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Crafty D.I.Y

Morning,
Today we are sharing some sweet inspirations, with the "Bunny" in mind!

How adorable are those Easter cake pops?!
Bakarella blog is revealing the secrets behind the scene for making some amazing Easter Bunny Cake pops...
They would sure impress the crowds!

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If you prefer cute cookies, head over to bakingdom blog for some more baking cuteness!

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You can find some cute printables
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And some Bunny cupcake wrappers with directions on how to make them...
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That's all for today, 
we hope you are feeling totally inspire to go in baking mode this weekend!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Your Creative Business: Market Tips

edward & lilly market stall presentation!
Markets can be a daunting venture for both experienced and first-time marketeers. This week we've rounded up some great articles and inspiration to help you on your way to holding a successful market stall!
If you would like to share a top market tip please leave us a comment below! We would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Interview: Chrissy Foreman Cranitch


BrisStyle member and all round artistic talent, Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, was recently interviewed by a freelance journalist about her art, motherhood, success on Etsy, exhibition dreams and other emotional tid bits! Pop over HERE to read the amazing article and show your support to Chrissy!

To view more of Chrissy's work you can visit her website HERE or her blog HERE!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday Treasury: Hello Mr. Easter Bunny!

The Easter bunny will be hopping around town in just a few weeks time so why not swap a chocolate easter egg for a special handmade item from one of our BrisStyle members!


Happy Tuesday!

P.S. Our 'Unexpected Variety Show' Giveaway closes on Friday so get your entry in now. Pop over HERE to enter!

Monday, March 19, 2012

I Heart Craft: Pricing Your Work

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Saturday 21 April :: Pricing you Work  ::
Presented by: Kirsteene Phelen from Etsy (AU)

Pricing your creative work can be a challenging process. Effervescent special guest presenter Kirsteene Phelan from Etsy (Au) will help demystify the process and give local creative’s a fun and interactive global overview of current pricing practices for both online and retail environments.

DATE April 27 2012
TIME 10am – 12pm
VENUE St Augustine’s Church Hall, Hamilton
COST FREE
Bookings essential

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let's Go Shopping






May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck,

brightened by a song in your heart,

and warmed by the smiles of the people you love
.


Happy St Patrick's Day.



Lesa Likes


Quill and Ink Handmade

Shazzabeth Creations



Maika Creations



Edward and Lilly





You too can take part in our weekly Let's Go Shopping meme! Post your Etsy finds on your blog then pop back here and add the blog post link below. Don't forget to link back to this post so everyone can check out all your fabulous Etsy finds. Anyone can play along so come join in the fun!