Saturday, 7 June 2008
Coffee, Cake and Companions
Mmmm ... a warm winter's day Brisbane style. It was time to meet up with the BrisStyle gals to discuss preparations for our Christmas market. We welcomed new members Jo and Sharon and greeted established members, Helen, Bec, Ali, Amanda, Georgia, and our founder Esther. Other members sadly could not make our meeting, due to prior commitments or illness in the family.
We gathered at a large coffee shop opposite the site of our planned market in busy upmarket Hamilton. It was a warm and friendly gathering and of course, Show and Tell was high on the agenda. We oo-ed and ah-ed over Jo's delightful baby items and her colourful mini tissue cozies (Prampurse Etsy shop), Sharon's beautiful jewellery - her wirework is simply amazing (Shazzabeth), Bec's latest bag made of the most wonderful fabric (Wheresbeckybean), Ali's eye-catching retro jewellery and so appealing "little jelly" soft toys, each with its own name (Jellygnite), Helen's beautiful retro button earrings (RubyredStudios), and I brought along a couple of my latest dresses. Esther (GreenenvyDesigns) topped us all, though, with her three page article in a just-published issue of an American beading magazine. She was also wearing her latest creation, an exquisite beaded necklace which had to be seen to be appreciated. Well done, Es.
Then it was down to the business of the nuts and bolts of working out the committee members, joining fee and basic rules.
Our big day, 13 December may seem so far away, but look how fast the first six months of the year have flown! In the coming months new members will join our group and it all augers well for our Christmas market.