Sunday, 3 August 2008

Quiet Weekend, BrisStyle Meet-up, Ekka news

MY ACTIVITIES have been somewhat curtailed over the past three weeks, as my poor husband Tony slowly recovers from his skin cancer surgery. He got carried away when the specialist gave him a positive report on the skin graft on his shin, and took that to mean he could run around like a teenager, which he did last Thursday. Big mistake. Back to having the leg elevated for a few more days. So our plans to break out this weekend and take in a movie (Mamma Mia will have to wait) and just walk around the shopping mall, sniffing in the atmosphere, were put on hold. Getting excited at the prospect of mall trawling? Shows you how stir-crazy we are! I would insert some photos here, but I don't want to scare the kiddies.

It is very remiss of me not to thank Ali of Charlie and Grace blog for presenting me with the prestigious Arte y pico Award.



I don't know what I did to deserve it, but I will cherish it forever. Please keep the applause to a minimum.

At least I did get out last Saturday to meet up with the members of BrisStyle and that was great fun. A couple of new members arrived and I think they may have been a little overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our little group, but they joined in with gusto and we oo-ed and ah-ed at everyone's show & tell. Our plans for our Christmas Market on 13 December are rolling along nicely and some of the items being created for sale are simply stunning.

At least I have been able to put our temporary imprisonment to good use. The latest fabric arrivals have been turned into dresses.



This is the latest Anna Maria Horner fabric and I simply love it.



I added a big bow for the back out of contrasting fabric from her range and I can see our darling little granddaughters whirling away in it. This one is for sale in my Etsy shop, so I had better make another one for one of them closer to Christmas.

And this little dress is hot off the machine and will be up in my shop tonight.



It's fully lined:



and has ribbon ties at the armholes for easy adjustment to fit all little girls' figure shapes. Hmm... maybe I should make one to fit grandmas!

The Royal Queensland Show (fondly known as the Ekka) is on later this month and the exciting news is that the BrisStyle girls are organising a wonderful promotional campaign to coincide with the show. It will be well worth investigating, so keep an eye out over the next week.

3 comments:

Ali said...

you make me smile Robyn, that's why!
Your 2 new dresses are so delightfully beautiful!! My definite favourite though is the gorgeous blue - such a perfect combo of colours and prints! The collar is so sweet too! Maybe you could size them for mummies as well as grandmas!!
Ali :)

Twinkle Star Art said...

Gorgeous dresses Robyn. I wish I had three girls to dress in your lovely designs, although I'm sure my eldest boy would probably wear them, he can be a little worrisome with his love of handbags and all things pink. Also, thanks for leaving a comment/entry for my Twinkle Star Art competition too. :-) Amanda

Steffi said...

Fantastic dresses and very beautiful fabrics!