Postage woes

I just learnt a valuable lesson. Selling stuff on etsy is great as long as you check the postage cost first, or you’ll make a $26 loss like I just did. Just like sewing – Measure twice, cut once.


New date

Pop it in your diary, Sunday 6th November & Sunday 4th December. Cause we’re hitting the road and heading to Berry Markets! We’re in! I had to really push and persuade to get into this market but I know it’ll all be worth it. One little step closer to my dream of living in Berry. I’m going to infiltrate this town one market at a time. Come and help!

Market days

Well the sun was shining for us on market day. I’m a little rusty and out of practice setting up my stall but I think we did ourselves proud. Mum was amazing and helped me for the day, she agrees with me it’s much faster to pack up! I feel totally at home at markets, like I am back in my territory and that old happy feeling kicks back in.

We met lots of lovely customers, some old, some new and we’ve been invited to have a stall at the next design expo run by Highlands Handmade. This will be held on Sunday 13th November, 1pm-5pm, venue details to follow. This event is by invitation only so let me know if you’d like your name added to the guest list and I’ll organise to have an invite sent to you.

Being the first market back since April we didn’t quite attract the crowds I would have liked but it was still a positive day. So spread the word, the Bowral Country Markets are back on!

See you there next month on Sunday 20th November!

At the Markets

My sewing machine hasn’t stopped for days apart from a quick break to bake a batch of Raspberry Choc Brownies. Essential sewing food. The Bowral Country Markets have new organisers and have been re-branded as Dancart Bowral Country Markets. The Market will be running from 9am – 3pm this Sunday (16th Oct) so come along early to grab some bargains. I’m really excited for tomorrow, our stock is looking great and I hope you can swing by and say hey.


Heart(s) for sale

It’s market time this coming Sunday, 16th Oct (all going well once my booking gets confirmed! – watch this space). Stella & Bea will be running a stall at the next few Bowral Country Markets, held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Kazcare Education Facilities (formerly the Steiner School) in Kirkham Rd, Bowral. It all gets going around 9am until 1pm. Here’s a sneak peek at the new stock I’ve been sewing up in the wee hours. Handmade cushions galore, Little Birdy’s, Decorative Hearts, Baby Bloomers, Softie Toys and more will be for sale, plus quality pre-loved books and vintage goodies for your home.

Directions for you!

If they like us we’ll be attending until Christmas, dates below…

  • Sunday 16th Oct
  • Sunday 20th Nov
  • Sunday 18th Dec (Christmas Market)

Pop by and say hi!

Rainy days

Rainy day tunes…

  • Mace Spray – The Jezabels
  • Skinny Love – Bon Iver
  • Stuff & Nonsense – Missy Higgins
  • Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
  • Don’t Confess – Tegan & Sara
  • The Longing Song – Jen Cloher & the Endless Sea
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • How to Make Gravy – Paul Kelly
  • Betterman – John Butler Trio
  • These Days – Powderfinger