Saturday, September 24, 2011

Spring rain

After a week of glorious sunshine we are back to cold, wet, snuggly weather. I had planned to garden today but it is too wet even for me. I like gardening in the fog but today is far wetter than that. So I played around with my camera and tripod instead.
 My front garden is looking lush and colourful.
 A deciduous vine coming back to life.
 Water barrel in my herb garden.
 Raindrops coming down.
A stunning waratah.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My DarlingBridget online stores

Lots of lovely people picked up my business cards at the markets on Sunday: this post is for you.
Firstly: thanks for stopping by.
Secondly: I have just bought a new computer today so need a minute or two to get set up. I will then be listing new items to madeit and etsy store.
Thirdly: if you are interested in any of my goods that are not on my online store my email account is in my profile, I'd be happy to hear from you.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Art and Design Market in Wollongong

I attended the Art and Design Market in Wollongong today. It was lovely. A really busy market with a lovely feel. Live music, coffee van and an artist who did a painting while people watched. I sold some bags, a purse and a brooche and am hoping I get into the November Christmas market. I am tired this evening but feel good. People liked what I made and I had a lovely easy day with a good friend. I spoke to lots and lots of happy, encouraging people. And lots of people from my work stopped by and supported me, thanks Susie, Jedda and Robyn! Thank you everyone.

I'd like to share a couple of quick snaps from the day.

 Crowds of people poured into the hall when the market opened at 11am.
 My DarlingBridget art to wear brooches on display.
 Pretty vintage doily bags, purses and aprons.
A big thank you to my darling friend Ashley who gave up her entire Sunday to help me. I could not have done it without her. She helped me and dealt with my chaotic outburts of non-worthiness. Thank you to the sweet and talented Ash.  Ash is a great writer, watch this space for more on Ash's writing, she doesn't know it yet, (shhhh) but I'm going to ask to interview her or profile some writing. 

I made Ash an apron to say thanks. It is a simple white cotton apron with lace trim, stitched doily pockets with crochet and vintage button decoration.

A big thank you also goes to Rach and Marcelo who always encourage me! Check out their work on a previous post.  Its 8.30pm on a Sunday night and I'm off to bed. Sweet dreams everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DarlingBridget at Art + Design market, Wollongong

I am preparing for next weekend's Art and Design Market at Pioneer Hall, Wollongong. I have sewn some fun and funky handbags from vintage tea towels. These are seriously cute! Mostly they date from the 70s so are genuinely retro.

I also have a range of bags made from old embroidered and chrocheted doilies and tray cloths. Its so lovely to give these handmade cloths a new lease of life. I have been collecting them for ages and have finally found a great way to use them. Lined in bright cottons or corduroys they become cute and one of a kind handbags or iPad bags.

And naturally I have some Art to Wear brooches to sell. 

If you are in the Southern Highlands, Sydney area I hope you pop down to Wollongong for the market. The ladies who run it are very inspiring and by the look of the stall holders they have chosen it is going to be well worth a visit.

I am also running a give away promotion. If you Like my DarlingBridget facebook page by Friday 16 September you can go in the draw to win a DarlingBridget silk purse.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First day of Spring

Its the first day of Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere.

I have been doing lots of gardening, weeding, mulching and planting flowers and herbs.

 Lettuce and perennial spinach in my herb garden,

I bought this great trolley at my local recycling centre. I am so happy with it and put it into use as soon as I got home dragging plants around the garden.
 A new bed in my front garden filled with an impressionist mix of yellow and blue plants.

The bench seat Howard built for us from an old sleeper.  A great vantage point to look at the flowers.


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