Hi there and welcome to the BrisStyle Inc. community blog. BrisStyle Inc. is a community group of artists and crafters who live in and around Brisbane. We work to provide support and creative opportunities for our members through workshops, business and creative development sessions, markets (come and meet the makers), exhibitions and social get-togethers. Head over to our website www.brisstyle.com.au for more information.
Friday, November 27, 2009
November Giveaway Winners!
Sorry about the tardiness of this draw folks. No excuse other than the general craziness of the lead up to Christmas, and um...well...I just forgot. Oops!!! So moving right along, the random number generator decided that Amanda from Twinkle Star Art will be posting off her Paris Art Collection prints to Sarah-Jo.
And Rebecca is the winner of the wonderful magnets, push-pins and tea-bag wallet by Em and Bel from EmBelISH.
Sarah-Jo and Rebecca, could you please send us an email with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Amanda and Em and Bel will pop your items in the mail for you :)
And thank-you to everyone who entered. And keep your eyes on this space during December, as we will be having not just one but two DOUBLE giveaways in December, with the next one starting on 1st December and the second double giveaway starting on the 14th Dec. So stay tuned and check out the blog in a few days time for the first December double giveaway featuring gorgeous giveaway items from the awesome Robyn of Hot Fudge and the lovely Ali from Jellygnite and Little Jellygnite.
So check back to get your entries in for these great giveaways, and enjoy reading about our featured members at the same time.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
BrisStyle Weekly Round Up
It's been a big week at BrisStyle headquarters. Not only are we busily preparing for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market next weekend but we also welcomed 5 new members!
Welcome to Renee from Insulate, the one-stop shop for quirky cards made with recycled fibres from clothing and linen and felt brooches and book covers. Bring a smile to someone's face with Renee's Cards to Keep.
Welcome to Rondelle from Designs by Rondelle where you'll find beautiful paper collage canvases and art cards like this sweet What Matters Most Paper Collage Canvas.
Welcome to Rhonda from Rhonda Ferling Designs. Rhonda works with metal, semi-precious stones and recycled materials to create eye-catching statement pieces like this fantasy necklace.
Welcome to Kellie from Kellie Christie Jewellery. Having developed a love for found objects, Kellie's "Push My Button" range of jewellery uses gorgeous buttons making each piece a one-off design. Kellie's shop is stacked with button earrings, bracelets and necklaces like this Push My Button Strand Necklace.
Welcome to Tammy from Boo-Rah Designs. Tammy makes a gorgeous range of clothing and accessories for boys and girls like this Tutti Frutti Frilly Skirt.
** BrisStyle Member News **
The new issue of Peppermint magazine is out and it's chock full of BrisStyle goodness including Jetta's Nest, Lamp & Motor, Nook, Twinkle Star Art, edward & lilly, Little Diva, Ruby Red Studios, Selvedge House and our very own BiDM. Keep an eye out for the Peppermint stall at the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market.
Chi of Chi Designs fame has been featured as part of Arts Qld's Young People Creating Queensland project, aimed at supporting and encouraging the State's creatives under 30. Chi's gorgeous clutches, purses and bags are now stocked at three new outlets! Check out the details on her blog here.
Megan from blossomchild has just listed this gorgeous Summer Dress in her Etsy shop. Made from white cotton voile and double gauze Echino fabric, it features a fitted bodice with straps which cross over the neck and tie at the back, making it adjustable to fit.
Who says lockets must be worn around your neck? Vanessa from Mrs Smiley's has launched some exciting new locket products including sweet charm bracelets and earrings. Check them out in her shop and blog.
** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **
It's time for Sharon from Shazzabeth's monthly giveaway! For a chance to win a $40 voucher in Sharon's shop head to this blog post.
Emma from Up in Annie's Room is giving away this beautiful Sterling Silver "Fly Away" necklace. It's super easy to enter just head over to Emma's blog for details.
Rebecca from edward & lilly is giving away this beautiful White Christmas Bird, head over to Rebecca's blog to enter and while you're there don't forget to vote for her little red bird Christmas decoration on Etsy!
If you haven't already entered Sandrine from SMBoutique's giveaway, head over here for a chance to win one of her lovely felt brooches.
Monday, November 23, 2009
2 weeks to go - BrisStyle Indie Designers Market (BIDM)
The grand tour for this week starts with some gorgeous fun items from Wimcee. Steph is very excited about this new range which includes skirts, dresses, brooches, bags, and/or beads to team together or wear separately. There's also brand new over-the-top aprons for the play dough princess or cup cake queen.
(fun from Wimcee)
Check out the latest from Chicuff by Daneve. Daneve's coiling the days away making new earrings and brooches for the BIDM. You can check more out here.
(coil earrings by Chicuff by Daneve)
Maudie the milliner (whynotstreet) will be introducing her "little maudie's creations" at the BIDM. Here's a sneak peek..
(little maudie's creations by Why Not Street)
Let's take a peek now into the world of Little Diva Crafts. This week Christine's been working on some new fabric covered button rings using 'cute as buttons' Japanese Linen. Find out more here.
(new button rings by Little Diva Crafts)
This week, Liz from Creative Arty Facts has been making Polka-Dot Hotties, spotted earrings in cherry red and green apple.....hmmmmm.....delicious!!
(polk-a-dot hotties by Creative Arty Facts)
Bel from EmBelISH has been busily making new magnets and rings for the BIDM. You can see more on the EmBelISH blog including the cutest lego rings you've ever seen!
(magnets by EmBelISH)
Up in Annies Room, Emma has been making brand new 'typestyle' genuine typewriter key bracelets. You can see more here.
('Typestyle' bracelet by Up in Annies Room)
Miriam from Bubbachenille has been making her ever popular heat packs and working on a prototype for a new make up purse. You can see more here.
(ever popular heat paks by Bubbachenille)
Next stop is at Mrs Smiley's. Vanessa has been making new locket charm bracelets ...who says lockets must be worn around your neck??! These charm bracelets will be available at BIDM and custom requests are welcome.
This week, Melissa from Taybian is introducing a new product to the 'Italian Dreaming' photographic series. This limited edition collection of prints are beautifully framed with hand crafted leather bookmarks. They'll all be available at the BIDM.(Italian Dreaming leather bookmark by Taybian)
Marylin from MJMosaics has just released the first of her brand new mosaic pendants and rings that will be available at the BIDM.
(MJMosaics pendants and rings)
Sam from Jetta's Nest has unveiled some sweet new monsters. Oogabooga and friends are made using recycled/vintage chenille and some use recycled fabrics too. They'll all be available along with others at the BIDM.
And finally, Teneale from Wicked Child Designs has been creating more wicked dolls. Check out the latest addition, Vince Noir (from the Mighty Boosh) complete with sequined outfit! You can find more out about Vince on Teneale's blog.
(Vince Noir by Wicked Child Designs)
Sunday, November 22, 2009
They have arrived....
These Totes will be on sale at our BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on December 5th for $10 each from the BrisStyle Promo Stand and also from a number of our stall holders. Keep an eye out as some of our stall holders will even have some special offers available on the day.
What a great way to minimize the use of plastic and paper bags and a great way to carry all that BrisStyle Christmas shopping home in style!
p.s If you are not a local or unable to attend our BrisStyle Indie Designers Market and would like to order a tote please feel free to email us at BrisStyleteam@gmail.com and we can work something out for you
See you on the 5th, Bel x
Thursday, November 19, 2009
BrisStyle Weekly Round Up
Looking for great stocking fillers this Christmas? In the spirit of all things a lil prim and proper this "Hip Polka" belt is the new addition to Rachael's Hip Brown belt range. Available online now at Hip Brown and at Brisbane stores Mama's Home in Wilston and Relllie Bellies in Paddington.
Trishalan Design's fabulous and fun Kumihimo Project has been re-published in Beautiful Beading magazine. Congratulations Trish!
Megan from Nosovich is pleased to announce two new Brisbane stockists for her beautiful bags and clutches, Nook in West End and Sacha Drake in Paddington. Read all about it on Megan's blog here.
** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **
Rebecca from edward & lilly was stalked this week which means it's giveaway time! For your chance to win a cute embroidered brooch head to the e&l solo exhibit and giveaway on Etsy Stalker. The only place where stalking is a good thing!
Rachael from Hip Brown has been very busy making these lovely decor friendly Christmas stockings and to celebrate she's giving one away! To be in the running, head to the Hip Brown Facebook page and become a fan, it's that easy!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
BrisStyle Indie Designers Market - 3 weeks to go...
(satchel by alipink)
First up this week we're checking out the range from alipink. Ali's got mini, midi and maxi satchels, fun zippered purses and condom/tampon wallets (excellent stocking-stuffers for that special someone who has everything!), extra large shopping totes, up-cycled nylon shopper bags and iron-on fabric patches ALL from vintage fabrics. You can check the whole range out here.
(very hungry caterpillar skirt by Tutus and Muddy Shoes )
At Tutus and Muddy Shoes it's been all about skirts this week. Check out this way too cute number featuring our much beloved very hungry caterpillar! You can see more of the range that will be available at the BIDM here.
(decor friendly christmas stockings by Hip Brown )
(mmmm - DIY Cookies by EmBelish )
There will be a limited number of these available at the BIDM so if you are interested and would like to pre-order just send Bel an email or leave a comment on the EmBelish blog and they will be in contact.
('recycle' hankie by Wicked Child Designs)
(skittle girls by Jetta's Nest )
Sam from Jetta's Nest has been making new Skittle Girls and Boys this week for the BIDM. They're made from new and recycled fabrics so they're not only sweet to look at, they're easy on the environment too! Keep your eyes peeled at the BIDMfor some limited edition Skittles with Wings...perfect for Christmas!
(funky kids threads from Bubbachenille)
Miriam from Bubbachenille has provided a little sneak peek at what to expect on her stall at the BiDM. It's all about super bright, super cheery and super-fly fashion for little ones.
What's that you say....you still want more?? Why not take a trip down memory lane and check out the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market Wrap Up from the July market. Exciting stuff!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
BrisStyle Weekly Round Up
A big BrisStyle welcome this week to Debbie from Jaffajaf Designs, a family collective that specialises in all things handmade. There's a wide range of goodies at Jaffajaf including pin cushions, Tea Cosies and cute softies like this cheeky Handmade Softie Steggie Red.
This week BrisStyle also welcomes Lisa and Sharon from Cute as Buttons. These lovely ladies combine quality materials and unique designs to create gorgeous gifts for small folk like these very sweet Appliqued Car Shirts.
** BrisStyle Member News **
After a couple of busy markets, Miriam from BubbaChenille has restocked her very popular bathmats! Made from vintage chenille Miriam's bathmats will be available at upcoming markets including the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on Saturday 5 December. There'll be some new and interesting colours too, check them out on Miriam's blog.
Sally from Flight Industries is going Printsy this week! Printsy is a group of printmaking artists on Etsy. All Printsy members have work using original hand-pulled printmaking techniques for sale in their shop! Check out the printmakers here and Sally's shop where you can pick up this beautiful Woodcut - iron lace criss cross design here.
Rebecca from edward & lilly is creating a limited edition run of this beautiful hand-stitched White Christmas Bird. White Christmas Birds are made to order and will only be available for purchase online.
** BrisStyle Member Giveaways **
Amanda from Twinkle Star Art is giving away an art print from her latest Butterfly illustration collection. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on Amanda's blog with the hair colour of the little girl you would love to give this art print to. The winner will receive the Butterfly Girl art print with their choice of hair colour. Entries close in just one week! Friday 20th November, midnight America/New York time (2pm Saturday 21st November for Australians).
El from Rock'n'Wrap is having her first ever giveaway this week! For your chance to win a pair of El's hugely popular Ear Candy in your choice of style and stone head to this blog post.
Sandrine from SMBoutique is excited to announce the opening of a giveaway this week on her blog. In preparation for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market Sandrine needs your help to decide on colours. Head to Sandrine's blog for your chance to win a hand felted brooch in your choice of colour! Giveaway ends 1 December.
Sarah from Designs of the Heart is also celebrating her first ever giveaway! For your chance to win this lovely glass magnet set plus a set of Paisley Flower clothespin magnets head over to Sarah's blog. The giveaway closes 1 December. Designs of the Heart will also be at the Samford Valley Markets, Cnr Serendipity and Main Sts, Samford this Saturday 14 November and The Handmade Expo in Ipswich on Saturday 21 November.
And if you haven't already entered don't forget the BrisStyle Monthly Featured Members Giveaway here.