Sunday, October 18, 2009

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of my Grandmother Lillian Romanis,
who passed away Saturday 17th October 2009.

You will be dearly missed Nana, love you. xxx

Friday, October 16, 2009

Nothing like a bit of Hot Toffee in the Sunshine

What a lovely way to spend Saturday morning. Cup of coffee, sound of kids playing and a good read.

When I logged on this morning, I did the normal scan of the blogs I'm following, and found this lovely little read. I love Nicole and her designs from Hot Toffee, so it was nice to find out a little bit more about her at The Sunshine Studio.

Any one who knows me, knows I have a very long wish list of Hot Toffee designs, so a Hot Toffee giveaway is right up my alley. Check out the Sunshine Studio blog and don't forget to enter the competition for a chance to win your own Hot Toffee earrings.

One more thing I love about The Sunshine Studio, is the sound track that plays. I remember picking my daughter Rose up from Balmain Kids one afternoon, and in the car on the way home, she serenaded me with this lovely tune. She would have been about 3 and its a lovely memory to have.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm so excited!

I hinted earlier in the week that I was looking at a new retail outlet for Peg & Kate coming up to Christmas. Well I can finally tell you.

Peg & Kate are now proudly on display at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre, located;
Woolloongabba Antique Centre
22 Wellington Road,
(Cnr Wellington Rd & Nile St)
Woolloongabba Q 4102

I spent today putting together the display, and I feel really good about it. Here are a few images.

I found the Woolloongabba Antique Centre through a good friend who kindly took me on a shopping trip and I fell in love with it. To be honest, I've been waiting for Brisbane to have an Antique Centre like this for ever. And now we have one, and WOW!

Here are a few shots I took today, to give you a little taste of the wonderful antiques for sale.

Something I love about the Woolloongabba Antique Centre is it caters for all tastes and budgets. There is Vintage Clothing, Antique Furniture, Retro Homewares, Bric a Brac, Jewellery and so much more. Oh my goodness it is huge! You just have to check it out for yourself.

A few other things to note, there is a fabulous little cafe on site. You must try the Chicken and Pumpkin Toastedo. Yum! And the girls make a mean coffee.

The staff are helpful and friendly, and the music is groovy. Just my idea of a good day out with friends, your partner or just for a lone browse. You need to give yourself at least an hour to see everything, and don't be surprised if you need to do a couple of laps. There's just soooo much to see.

And here is the great thing, parking is free and there is plenty of it. And it is on site, so it is hassle free, and you wont have to lug your purchases far to get them to the car. Hiding them from your significant other, may be difficult though.

Definitely make some time to check out the Woolloongabba Antique Centre, I promise it will not disappoint. I heard somewhere that Woolloongabba is the new black, well I will certainly be taking all of my friends for lunch and a browse and soon.

See you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Strangely calm.....

Things were riding very smoothly this morning getting ready for school. We were so organised that we even managed to step out to school 10min's early.

As I pulled the door closed, I realised our morning was about to change dramatically. Yep, I locked the keys in the house. That's house keys and car keys!

The universe decided to throw me a curve ball, and I was strangely calm. Normally there would be cuss words and a cranky disposition for the rest of the day.

But this morning, I just rolled with it. I instantly decided to swap my gym routine for a brisk walk to school. It was on this strangely calm walk I formulated my action plan. By 9:30am I was back in the house and ready to get on with the my day.

I think today, I learned a valuable lesson, well two lessons.

Always double check for keys before leaving the house. And remain calm, there is no need to over react, just stay calm.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Good help is hard to find!

pictured above, my very cute, but lazy assistant

My assistant is constantly falling asleep on the job, any suggestion's what I should do?

He turns up to work on time, and always stays back late. Hes just not very productive!

Working from home and being my own boss, mean's I can be as politically incorrect as I like. That's why I can tell you I keep him around because he loves to sit on my lap while I work and he is oh so cute to look at. Otherwise he'd be out the door ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy......

(above image, All New Peg & Kate Library Bags)

Super busy, getting ready for Market Day this Sunday at Portside Wharf Hamilton. I'm also getting some stock ready for a retail outlet in Brisbane. But more about that later in the week.

I need to save something to blog about. I'm trying really hard to meet my Blogtoberfest promise. I've already missed a couple of days over the weekend, so I really need to get focussed. If you are interested in Blogtoberfest, and what it is, then just click on the Blogtoberfest Ad to the right. Just over there ------>> no, scroll up a little..... a little more....... Yep there you are.

Spent today, cutting fabric. And should get started sewing very soon. In fact, I'm going to get cracking right now. Blog to you soon, hopefully tomorrow. So come back and visit tomorrow afternoon. I will try not to disappoint ;)

Well deserved weekend away...

(Shiny and Ruby the resident chooks.)

Its been a while, I think 12 months since my husband and I have both enjoyed a weekend down at my parents farm. I was so happy to spend some fun time with Nat, Rose and my family.

On the way down we stopped for lunch in Bangalow - fish and chips from a cafe is a guilty Friday afternoon pleasure.

Saturday morning we all took the puppies for a walk on Patches' beach - I can't believe that a 4 year old Chihuahua can out run a 34 year old man (they're both pretty fit - but I think the Chihuahua was holding back a little bit).

Then breakfast at the Eltham Pantry on Boat Harbour Rd, Eltham. I can't help but order Eggs Benedict with Atlantic Salmon, one of my all time favourite breakfast's when eating out.

Saturday afternoon, hanging around on the verandah with the family, then Chinese takeaway for dinner with Mum, Dad, my sisters family and mine was great. A long time over due. Hope to see a lot more of them soon.

What would we do without our families? The kookier the better!

My Mum, the best Mum and Grandma ever!