Monday, September 15, 2008

Spring into Spring

Spring has sprung - the flowers are out, the birdies are chirping, and sunny Brisbane is living up to its name! So what better way to put a spring into your step than with one of these sunshiny creations from a few of our talented BrisStyle members.

Hair Clip Holder - Daisy Fabric
by EmBelISH

Pixie Pin
by Art Decadence

Swarovski Crystal Wire Pendant
by Marlier

Red Daisy Sling Bag
by Little Mary Moo

Her Daintiness - Featuring Pale Pink Rose
by Trinkets and Roses

Vintage Delight - Spring Garden
by Love, Janie Lou

60s Retro Ladies ACEO - Dotty Blue
by Jellygnite

Lime Blossom Studs - Fused Glass Earrings
by Hot Toffee

Sunlight Pair Necklace
by Scampsville

Sunrise at 5.16am - ACEO
by Hey Harriet

Paper Gals Paper Doll - Hearts and Flowers
by Sharlzndollz

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Schoolhouse Quilter's Exhibition

If you were in Brookfield this past weekend, you may have been lucky enough to pop into the Schoolhouse Quilter's Exhibition, which was set in the beautiful Brookfield Hall (a very pretty heritage listed building and the perfect place to hold an exhibition).

One of our very talented BrisStyle members, Robyn of Hot Fudge, was one of those taking part in the exhibition, which was a roaring success, with a gorgeous display of bright sunny weather to grace the weekend, and an even more gorgeous display inside the Brookfield Hall, which was a kaleidascope of quilting colour!

The crowds on Saturday morning were very large and kept the girls in the sales room quite busy - so much so that Robyn didn't even have the chance to stop to take some photos. However, to give you an idea of the loveliness on offer, Robyn sold many many of these sweet little booties.

And is now very busy restocking her Etsy shop after seriously depleting her stock of wonderful children's clothing and accessories.

The exhibition was enjoyed by all who came and most people took advantage of the refreshments room or sitting outside under the marquee, renewing their strength with cups of coffee and tea and enjoying lovely sandwiches and home baked slices.

For the first time, this year the Schoolhouse Quilters invited the local primary schools to participate in a competition to make a quilt using the theme of fire prevention (as the proceeds from the charity raffle quilt this year went to the local bushfire brigade.

As Robyn herself puts it, "frankly, we were gobsmacked when the entries poured in from little children in Grade Three - 7 and 8 years of age - and this was their first attempt at making a quilt. My hat goes off to those dedicated school teachers who guided their pupils in such a way that the enthusiasm oozes out of the finished products".

Overall, the event was a huge success. And by the sounds of it, there is now a whole new generation appreciating the craft of quilting! Well done Robyn, and thanks for sharing the experience with us :)