Print week #7

I was pretty inspired after visiting the Finders Keepers Markets on the weekend at the stunning CarriageWorks, a very cool market for handmade stylin’ goods and artwork. Even in the torrential rain that we had to trek through it was a total treat to visit this bi-annual market and despite the huge waiting list I’m feeling encouraged enough to apply for a stall at their upcoming market in Dec…

I couldn’t wait to get back in the print room yesterday to continue with my latest assignment loosely based on elements of Picasso’s artworks and texture. Fun and messy times. Only 2 more weeks of printing left this term…but I’m taking my screens home in the holidays for a bit of backyard printing :)


The Birds & the Trees

I had just enough time to whip up these 2 cushions in between study yesterday. It was a great distraction! I’ve made them from my limited edition original design “The Birds & the Trees”, hand screenprinted with love! They’re backed with vibrant colourful fabrics. It feels pretty darn good to see a design right through to the end and become a lustworthy cushion. I feel it’s the start of years of cushion making…

Shop local

The Highlands Handmade Autumn Fair was a month ago! How is that possible?! Time seems to be dashing past, it’s blink and you miss it. It was a fun day as always, the hall beautifully decorated and organised. Quieter on numbers but still a great day. Thanks Naomi and Nicky! See you in July for the next one!

Autumn Fair

This coming Sunday (25th march) is the Highlands Handmade Design Collective Autumn Fair. Stella & Bea will be running a stall with our new wares and it’s our first event for the year! It was a great day out at the last fair back in November with lots of inspiring stalls to browse and scones to munch on.

10am – 4pm, St Thomas Aquinas Hall, Victoria St, Bowral. I hear the famous scones will be on offer again. See you there!

Open weekend

It’s on again, Stella & Bea’s pop-up shop is open all weekend! Come in and browse and hibernate from the rain. I might even put the kettle on if you visit :)


On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me something beautiful from Stella & Bea. What will it be? New cushions! New stockings! New Myflet & Burton owl friends! And there’s more!

See you at the Fair tomorrow bright and early.

Market report

Bugger! We forgot to pack the sunscreen! What we should have packed was an umbrella. It’s a Sunday thing, last weeks Berry Market was a complete washout. We hit the road at 5:30am, keen as mustard for our last market of the year in Berry but the signs were there early on that the weather was not on our side. Paddocks covered in heavy fog that had no intention of budging lined each side of the road, the occasional lyrebird darting out of the fog, feathers bouncing. As soon as our site was allocated the clouds gave way to endless rain so it was goodbye Berry Markets, (a quick fix of our drenched hair) and hello to brunch at Lee & Me in Wollongong and a spot of retail therapy. Eggs beni always saves the day. We ended the night at Zoe’s end of year concert, ‘Dance Fusion 2011’ which was an amazing night of dance extravaganza. She had us all working behind the scenes, manning the canteen and ticket sales desk while she raced about organising everyone and still performing herself. Here’s to a smooth, stellar, fantastic performance! I couldn’t be prouder :)


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