Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
I've managed to squeeze in a few new dresses over the past week and hopefully some skirts will follow next week.
It's going to be an amazing market, so if you will be within coo-ee of Brisbane on 5 December, why not experience first hand what a BrisStyle market is like. You won't be disappointed. Take a look here for more details on stall holders, venue and operating hours.
Speaking of eight, we have seven grandchildren ... so far ...
Saturday, 21 November 2009
On this occasion, however, the tail wasn't attached to a poisonous head.
And regardless the fierce look ...
... this cute little fellow was quite harmless, despite the ferocious title of water dragon. In fact, he was afraid of his own shadow and took off with that topsy turvy gait that makes them so endearing.
I encountered this little critter at the local hall during a get-together with some quilting friends on Wednesday. Part of the joys of living in a semi-rural area so close to the city.
Catch some other shadows on Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
The trouble is, it's at that time of the year when there are all sorts of distractions - catching up with old friends we haven't seen since this time last year, early Christmas shopping, Christmas parties with the various quilting groups I belong to (which involves exchanging handmade gifts, of which I have none), etc, etc.
The sewing machine and overlocker are having a little rest today while I catch up on some computer work, for which my machine says thank you very much.
I have gone from knots to bows in my dresses and these little numbers will be on sale at my market stall on 5 December.
The blue and white dress is made of fabric which I found in the textile district of Paris and I just love it, with its adorable little children at the seaside.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Before we could even THINK of shopping, there was the serious business of heart starters. Ah .. coffee shadows ...
Next came Men with Trolleys and Babies - de rigeur at the markets.
With the shadow shots out of the way, we set about enjoying the simple pleasures of soaking up the market atmosphere. Here are a few images to show what we love about this particular market and what keeps drawing us back.
The quirky ...
And those priceless moments.
Home again, home again,
Friday, 13 November 2009
I have been at the coalface in helping organise this market and I am humbled by the incredible wealth of talent which will be on show on 5 December. If you will be in Brisbane on that date, you will be guaranteed to experience a market of quality and diversity.
Oh, and there will be music, food, coffee, and all that goes with the making of a successful market. All your Christmas shopping can be taken care of in one morning - or afternoon. What more could you ask for?
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
At the Reichstag, the crowds were obviously distracted by something.
No wonder. This group of young people had the crowds in the palm of their hands (literally) with their superb giant puppet which wooed and teased any passer-by.
The museums in Berlin were quite an eye-opener. Of course, there was Nefertiti, every bit as beautiful as Mona Lisa, but without the hordes to keep you at bay.
Mona Lisa (or is that Where's Wally?) - a dot on the distant wall . Spot the difference?
What really blew us away were these magnificent rooms at the Pergamon Museum. Pictures simply don't do them justice. They take your breath away.
And finally some random images.
Happy anniversary Berlin and thanks for the wonderful memories.