Thursday, May 30, 2013

FREE Craft Event THIS Saturday as part of Saviours of the Lost Arts!

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:: Suburban Networking Marketplaces ::

are coming to a suburb near you!
Next stop Upper Kedron this Saturday.
Over tea and bikkies meet representatives from local craft groups and chat with emerging indie and traditional crafters in an old fashion suburban mini marketplace environment.
You'll find locally created handmade wares to buy as well as hear from the makers about their own creative journeys.


WHEN Saturday June 1 

TIME 10am-2pm


FEATURING
Representatives from: 

 Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists 
 Art Quilters

SHOWCASING:
 Suzanne Marie Key from Twisted Knits by Suze 
 Kathrine Boggin from by rin bags
  Ray Lee from Bushman's plaited Belts 
 Danella Kooy from Miss-a-ree Guts Creations
 Marilyn Jensen from Selina's Creations

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PLEASE BRING: If you are eco conscious, your own travel mug or cup.... and of course your sense of crafty fun and adventure!

PARKING It's super easy to find. Just park outside in the large parking area.

ENTRY: Look for the Council and BrisStyle A-frames to direct you and we'll be right inside.

NEXT STOP.......

EAST
DATE Saturday 22 June
TIME 9am-2pm
VENUE St Augustine’s Church, Racecourse Road, Hamilton
(As part of the BrisStyle indie Market)

NORTH
DATE Saturday 29 June
TIME 10am-2pm
VENUE Northgate HallCorner of Scott and Ridge Streets, Northgate)
COST FREE

Mark all the dates in your diary for a Brisbane suburban craft adventure like never before!

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We really look forward to sharing the day with you!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's New this week...

Hi lovely friends,


Some news for the Rockabilly accessories lover this week.
Miss Rockabilly label is having a MEGA SALE on this Thursday over here, so not to be missed!

Image courtesy Miss Rockabilly

Also some designs from Myclectic : new Leather jewellery with a twist!

Image courtesy Myclectic
Happy Wednesday!

Sandrine ❤

Monday, May 27, 2013

Meet the Maker - Katie Grech - Clear Conscience Soap Company

Who doesn't love handmade soap?  It is always on my must buy list at every market I attend!  Today's interview is with one of our newest members and maker of amazing soap, Katie from Clear Conscience Soap Company!!


How would you describe your work?
Handmade glycerin soap for healthy skin and hair.

How did your Etsy shop come into being?
I discovered that I loved making soap, and ended up with hundreds of bars in my spare room.  I started giving them to friends who encouraged me to start selling them so we set up the online store!


Who or what inspires you?
We all need to live more naturally, and be mindful of the chemicals in the skincare products.  These are usually added to reduce the cost, but they can cause allergic reactions and are toxic to humans and the environment.

Do you reduce, reuse, recycle as part of your creative process?  If so, how is your art/craft eco-friendly?
Clear Conscience products are eco-friendly because they contain mostly natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals

Can you describe your studio/work area?
My kitchen!!  I mix ingredients on the bench and melt oils on the stove..and of course my least favourite part, clean up in the sink.


What is your favourite thing to make?
My favourite thing to do is create new recipes, and I especially love it when they're successful.

How did you decide on your business name?
My customers can have a Clear Conscience when using my products because they are eco-friendly.


Where do you hope to see your creative journey taking you in the next 12 months?
I hope to stop using synthetic colours and fragrances completely, and be producing more organic products.

What is your favourite handmade item that you have bought?
I just bought a fabulous handmade apron from Etsy!

Where can we find you online?
www.clearconsciencesoapcompany.com
www.facebook.com/clearconsciencesoapcompany

Thanks so much for sharing your process and ideas with us Kate, I know I'm looking forward to trying some of your soap soon!!

xSam


Friday, May 24, 2013

Learn the retro art of Leatherwork for FREE!


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LEATHERWORK FOR BEGINNERS with ANITA GOSDEN from  MYCLECTIC 

After some crafty retro action? Let Anita take you back to that crafty age of the 70’s to discover that groovy art of leatherwork. Make a super cool personalised retro leather key ring while learning all the latest tips and tricks from Anita.  With leather scraps so easy to come by these days it's the perfect retro eco craft to learn! 

WHEN    Monday 27 May / 10am - 12pm
WHERE   Upper Mt Gravatt Progress Hall1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
COST     FREE - all materials included!!
BOOK     HERE  

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INVITATION :: FREE :: Suburban Networking Marketplace at Inala this Saturday!


 
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:: Suburban Networking Marketplaces ::

are coming to a suburb near you!
First stop Inala this Saturday.
Over tea and bikkies meet representatives from local craft groups and guilds and chat with emerging indie and traditional crafters in an old fashion suburban mini marketplace environment.
You'll find locally created handmade wares to buy as well as hear from the makers about their own creative journeys.
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WHEN Sat 25 May
TIME 10am-2pm
VENUE New Inala Hall, Corner of Corsair Avenue and Wirraway Parade, Inala
FEATURING
Representatives from:
 Art in Bark
 Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists
 The Brisbane Institute of Art
 Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association
 Queensland Quilters
 Scattered Arts
 Papermakers of Queensland
 Art Quilters
SHOWCASING
Listen to the creative journeys of:
 Artist Tricia Smout
 Ray Lee from Bushman's plaited Belts
 Barbara Parker from Art in Bark
 Monica Bardini from In Pink Ink
 Kimberly Sweeney from CacyCat Designs
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PLEASE BRING: If you are eco conscious, your own travel mug or cup.... and of course your sense of crafty fun and adventure!
PARKING It's super easy to find. Just look for the Library building and park outside in the large parking area.
ENTRY: Look for the Council and BrisStyle A-frames to direct you and we'll be right inside.
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We really look forward to sharing the day with you!

In the meantime, keep up with all the 2013 BrisStyle and
Saviours of the Lost Arts action, via the:

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Meet the Makers - Leather Maid



Hey there.  I've got a real treat for you today with an interview from one of our newest members, Jamie Maloney from Leather Maid.

How would you describe your work?
I hand make custom crafted leather pieces.


Who or what inspires you?
Passionate craftsmen and challenging leather pieces.

Do you reduce, reuse, recycle as part of your creative process and if yes, how is your art/craft eco friendly?
Because I work with natural hide, every offcut piece or scrap portion can become another crafted item.  I endeavour to waste nothing and try to incorporate every portion of a hide into a crafted pieces.

Can you describe your studio/work area?
I have created a large work space in the downstairs area of my home.  In this area I have cutting tables, draft tables and storage shelves.  In this space I can research and create designs, store leather, cut and shape leather, carve, tool and lace items and paint, seal and condition leather.

What is your favourite thing to make?
Whatever in leather!

How did you decide on your business name?
Well, I'm a female and I make Leather things so....Leather Maid....I also though it was quite catchy too!

Where do you hope to see your creative journey taking you in the next 12 months?
I'm aiming to have a web presence, some market stall opportunities with BrisStyle and more challenging leather craft commissions.



What is your favourite handmade item that you have bought?
A knitted scots bear with a bagpipe.

Do you have any other places that people can view/purchase your work?
I'm hoping to have web presence in 2013.

Thanks so much for sharing with us Jamie and we look forward to seeing your beautiful work at a market soon!

x Sam

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Are you looking for a bit of time out....


All-you-can-eat chocolate buffet - just one of the treats at The Big Night Off! Gals of all ages will dance, feast, enjoy a drink and indulge in a well deserved pampering at this year’s premier event for mums! The party starts at 8pm and finishes by 11:30pm. With the kids happy at home Mum can enjoy being a grown up and still get home at a decent hour. For a busy, loving mum this truly is The Big Night Off…

The ticket price includes:
- One free drink on arrival
- Mexican inspired canapes served throughout the evening
- Fabulous live entertainment featuring celebrated comedian Jenny Wynter
- Great DJs (dance the night away)
- The endless chocolate buffet sponsored by ALDI
- The endless lolly buffett sponsored by Big Lolly
- Live Thermomix demonstrations and taste testings
- Access The Make-Up Foundation makeup artists and photographer for free
- Take home goodie bags
- Giveaways and lucky door prizes on the night
- Mum of the Year prize (for one deserving mum)
- And much more.

“I so regret going to The Big Night Off” … said no mother ever!

For more information please contact: info@thebignightoff.com or visit www.thebignightoff.com

As a special offer - Enter the promo code "facebook" at checkout and receive $5 off the cost of your ticket

Friday, May 10, 2013

simply gorgeous local :: saviours of the lost arts


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Get set for some amazing displays from the Queensland Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists at tomorrow's BrisStyle indie Market at Brisbane City Hall from 9am-2pm


Make sure you head on down to their Open Day on May 26! 
A crafty Brisbane institution not to be missed: 

WHAT: QSW&F OPEN DAY
WHEN: 26 May, 
TIME:  9am-2pm
WHERE: Fibrecraft House, 12 Payne Street, Auchenflower  

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

simply gorgeous local :: indie music


Wowing the crowds at this Saturday's BrisStyle indie Market at Brisbane City Hall will be the soulful Tim Sladden

Tim Sladden seamlessly fuses acoustic, jazz and soul into what can only be described as a style of his own, and raises the bar for anyone flying under the banner of "singer songwriter".

He sings like and angel and plays guitar like he sold his soul to the devil…..wow
- M. Jack. B, renowned singer songwriter. 

 This guy has a voice you could put in a honey jar - you have to check him out!
-Nalesh Singh, Byron Bay FM.

Listen to Tim here and come along and see him in the Sandgate Room adjacent to the Shingle Inn this Saturday. 



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Our new neighbour at our BrisStyle indie Market at Brisbane City Hall , is Brisbane's oldest and most loved...The Shingle Inn. Although booked out inside, they will be running a special takeaway service for all our BrisStyle fans! 

So relax with a takeaway cuppa at the tables in the gorgeous outdoor courtyard adjacent to the Sandgate Room or enjoy one on the run while perusing all the stalls. 

Read up more about the Shingle Inn here and also via must do Brisbane.



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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Simply gorgeous local handmade!

Hello dear friends,

There is such a big excitement this week in our "BrisStyle world"!

We are getting ready to launch the BrisStyle indie Market 
It will take place in the City Hall, St George Square Brisbane
This Saturday May 11.


So let's preview some simply gorgeous local handmade !

The marvellous Sybella will be there with some exciting new beautiful clutches!

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 The amazing Zillpa is going to launch some gorgeous new designs!!

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The lovely Edward and Lilly will be having some divine new brooches!

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Jetta's Nest will be there too with some gorgeous new wooden creations

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And a sneak peek of Each to Own new fabulous winter sun floral necklaces!

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So many new designs will be seeing the "Market light" this Saturday!

Until then... Happy Creating!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 Saviours of the Lost Arts Opening :: Thank You!

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hearfelt thanks
..with the emphasis on felt...and wool, cardboard, zpagetti and all the crafty materials used to bring the 2013 Saviours of the Lost Arts program (SoTLA) to life last Friday night!

It was the combined efforts of all who came along to support the night, all who participated and of course the ongoing support from the Brisbane City Council, which made the night such a raving success.
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Councillor Vicki Howard
A Celebration of Brisbane's Creativity
At 7pm passionate craft supporter Councillor Vicki Howard, officially opened the 2013 SoTLA program.

Councillor Howard eloquently thanked everyone who came along to support the night as well as all the individual guilds and BrisStyle indie Marketeers.

Many thanks to Councillor Howard and the Council's Creative Communities department for their initiative and support for SoTLA 
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A Celebration of Handmade
One of the most eclectic mixes of Brisbane's best handmade to date! From the square to the deck all the stalls were brimming with eager stallholders, beautifully made wares and passionate marketeers.
Many thanks to all the marketeers for the time put into creating your gorgeous work and curating your stalls!  

Heartfelt thanks to all who supported the stallholders by giving new homes to their gorgeous goodies!
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Chrissy Foreman Cranitch demonstrating the art of mixed media. 
A Celebration of Craft
The deck was a hive of activity with local guilds and craft groups and indie crafters all demonstrating their craft and engaging lovers of craft of all ages.
Many thanks to all the local groups and guilds who helped make the deck come to life by engaging everyone with their stories and skills.
Truly, all Saviours of the Lost Arts!
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Vanishing Arts Sculptures inspired by Terry Summers
The Celebration's Continue
It's time to head to the four corners of Brisbane to ignite creativity across the suburbs.
Check out the full calendar of SoTLA events HERE
and the wide range of FREE SoTLA activities HERE
We'll be in touch with more SoTLA news soon.
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The Celebration's continue City Hall style
In the meantime, join us for the launch of our BrisStyle indie Markets at City Hall:
WHAT BrisStyle indie Markets :: City Hall
WHEN Saturday May 11
WHERE City Hall, Ann St, Brisbane City
TIME 9am-2pm
See you all there!
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LOVE our beautiful SoTLA images!?
They were all taken by Sandrine Marsh from ImageInCafe.etsy.com
View all Sandrine's SoTLA images here
and follow her on facebook here.
Many thanks Sandrine for capturing all the creativity in your gorgeous work!
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