Go away rain

We’re gonna brave it and head out early to the Bowral Country Markets tomorrow morning (Sun 20th 9am – 2pm). Stay away rain! See you there!

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Wine time

The Portfolio is in. Phew. It’s now in the good hands of the Design Department at Sydney Tafe. Watch this space for the verdict! So it’s now time for wine and cheese on the verandah that catches all the arvo sun. And since there’s only one week left of Peony season I reckon I could shout myself another bunch.

Market review

The Highlands Handmade Design Expo last Sunday was great fun, showcasing an impressive number of designers. A huge thank you to the very efficient organisers Nicky & Naomi! Stella & Bea met lots of lovely customers and took many orders, so it looks like there’ll be a few late nights of sewing this week… ooh and you can also now find a range of our cards and bunting in stock at Made By Others in Moss Vale.

If the weather holds this Sunday 20th (and I don’t think it will) we will be running our stall at the Bowral Country Markets, Kirkham Rd, Bowral from 9am – 2pm. If it rains I’ll be at home getting a head start on these orders! Otherwise we’ll be back at Bowral on Sunday 18th December. Don’t forget in the meantime to keep your eyes peeled for our Pop-up shop in Bundanoon…

Pop up

While the rest of Bundanoon is flinging and dashing in the mad Highlands Fling bike ride, come and visit our pop up shop tomorrow! Saturday 12th November at the old Two Brown Cats Bookshop, Railway Ave, Bundanoon. Handmade treats and books galore! If you miss us there you can catch us at the Highlands Handmade Expo on Sunday 13th November at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, Victoria St, Bowral from 1-5pm. There’ll be cake!

Berry Good

Anticipation is in the early morning air and the sun is shining. It’s market time! It was a bit of a schmozzle getting set up amongst the other 200 odd stallholders, I waited very patiently for 30 mins in the queue of cars just to get through the gates and set up. As we were unpacking I overheard a few people mutter as they walked past our stall, “They’re not very organised, must have slept in”. “Yo!” I wanted to shout at their retreating backs, “I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning damn it!” But I didn’t, cause I’m nice, and I wanted their money.

My first bargain of the day was a green metal meat safe that made a perfect prop for the stall, no hesitation required there. We nabbed a great spot near the gates with a smattering of shade. We had a steady stream of browsers and happily buyers too, lots of lovely customers with plenty of compliments for our stall, many saying it was their fav of the whole market. Aww, thanks guys!

Zoe came along to be my helper and keep me company for the day. I sent her off later in the day in search of snacks and she came back with egg and bacon sarnies and a bunch of Peonies for me. Sneaky! Keep her on!

The weather gods smiled on us with plenty of sunshine until the arvo when they spat down rain as we ran about trying frantically to pack and cover our goods. Nothing like a good dose of panic to pack up quickly. A quick trip to the Berry Woodfired Bakery on the way home sweetened the pack up chore with a choc hazelnut tart and we finished up the day at North Gong pub for a counter meal and a well deserved G&T. We’ll definitely be back next month!

Acrobatics

In game time this morning as Myf watched patiently from the sidelines waiting for her turn, Charlie in his most impressive jump of the morning nearly scaled the length of the room in one jump, catching his toy mid-air but unfortunately landing on the edge of the armchair, I think crunching his nuts. Poor cat. He hobbled off rather awkwardly to take stock and sit with his shoes and sulk.

The shoes. He has a shoe fetish this cat. He seems to take great comfort in them, they are like his security blanket. Sometimes he’s rubbing them, licking them, rolling over them or just sitting next to them chillin’. I think he would wear them if he could.

Sew little time

It’s raining right now which makes it easy (and excusable) to stay inside and sew the day away. The weather report (should I choose to believe it) says it’ll be lovely and sunny this weekend, just in time for our debut at the Berry Markets this Sunday 6th Nov (9am – 2pm).

Adding to our smart stock of cushions, baby gifts, little birdy’s, stockings and cards is our new range of Bunting – these pretty flag garlands are perfect for decorating inside and out. For big and little kids, Digby the Platypus is our newest softie/plushie toy friend and for the ladies beautiful cotton Scarves made from vintage fabrics and trims.

It’s going to be a cracking day. Can you tell I’m just a little excited?

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