01 May 2010

Maeve Magazine on line launch & Shop love

Greetings all,
Who else had signed up in advance to receive alovely sunshiney email & link inviting you to Maeve Magazine, launched at midday today??  I had already heard about it before Allison Jones from Lark interviewed me for her Women's Business section . . . check out my clued-in-reality after 10 years of being a mother in small business . . . thanks Allison, it's a great read & hi to our gal pal Anne Lewis from Mathilda's Market who was also interviewed.  Also Stav Hatchett who runs My Messy Room in my husband's home town, must get to that store next time we visit Grandpa in the school holidays!!
So i've been working at Shop Handmade this week, it's just a beautiful place to be, the excitement from the customers, they love the ambience & prices too - imagine market prices on goods in a stunning high end retail space in the city, as designers get 100% of the sale of their products, there is no price tag inflation!!  It's just a feel good vibe all round.  It's a one stop Shop for everything from olives & organic chocolate to handmade stitching perfection & books. 
Tables filled with stunning products like this, who doesn't love a good pear design??  Red Stitch (talking pears & journals) & Yardage Design (tea towels) are rocking the shop, wow ladies, gorgeous work & dare i say, these goodies are from their 3rd delivery of goods to the Shop & we just celebrated the 2 week anniversary!!
Exquisite Ros from Grace Designs was back in with her 3rd load of more stock too, over 9 months pregnant now, but look at the bounty of her nesting habits . . . so pretty for girls young & grown up too!!  All the best with your next baby - we're all so keen to meet him or her . . .
Stealing style . . . from the counter of Shop Handmade, via the local home decor store, to my garden!!  These bird cages open up from the door or roof flip top action - i can see them filled with softie birds, simple in design, let the fabric do the talking!!
Finally just 6 more days to get applications in for Handmade Living.  The book of style. whimsy. simplicity. inspiration.  Met with Tania today (sans migraine) & here's a sneak peek at my How To idea (shhhh patchwork pencil rolls anyone??).  She loves.  Now what to do with all my ribbons from the last post??
Have lovely weekends everyone, if you're in the ACT or Queanbeyan area, i'm doing a little quilt fair at Jerrabomberra Primary School Hall on Sunday, i'll be there say 10a.m.-1p.m. just a casual affair but i'm bringing a whole lot of new gorgeous fabrics . . . enjoy, love Posie

16 comments:

Tania McCartney said...

Yay, you go, girl - Maeve interviewee! Great mag. Sorry didn't get to schmooze with you a bit more today. And thanks for the handmade living shout out! xxx

Lark said...

Yay, what a nice place to work! And I'm glad you like the Maeve interview, thanks again for your words! xx

Penny said...

Where's your sneak peak????? I wanna see!

Missy_Minzy said...

Really enjoy every post of yours.

Been thinking of you of late for some reason..wish I knew what's the reason. Didn't see your participation of this week's MCS. Hope all things are well with you and the children.. :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

I so wish I could visit that gorgeous store...one day...have a great weekend!

yardage girl said...

Thanks for another lovely post, and pics of my tea towel - front window - how exciting! Must buy Maeve and read more about you! Nic

Ruby Star said...

wow, maeve mag is super. A great article... love how you balance the home/work life. Awesome stuff x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love your glimpses of the store. What lovely products - the pear inspired goodies are beautiful.

Heidi said...

What a great place and filled with such talent...Happy May Day!

bee said...

Your words in the beautifully written article by Allison are very wise indeed! I can only imagine the challenges of running a small business with no less than four kids - you are amazing Jennie! And every time you post pics of Shop Handmade i end up a drooling mess heheh! I have made up my mind to come visit before the year is out. Promise to myself! :)

Market Girl said...

Great post Jen, good luck at the quilt fair. x

moose and bird said...

Wowee, it's all happening! An interview in Maeve magazine, working in the shop all whilst running after your lovely bunch of kiddie winks. Thank-you for leaving a comment on my blog! I'm obviously a bit slow, but are you moving to Brisbane! So excited if you are!!! Have a lovely Sunday. xo

Tiny Concept said...

I checked out Maave magazine as soon as it went online. Great to read your interview, well done!

Kylie said...

Wow! So many beautiful things I don't know which to comment on... but I think those pears really do take the cake :) Fabulous place - thanks for the peek. K

Kerry said...

I really, really need to get into that shop. Thanks for visiting my blog..btw..I was in the Army for 11 years so know what you're dealing with. Hope Canberra's being good to you.

About Mathilda's Market said...

Hi Jennie, hope all is well you busy bee, look forward to seeing you soon!
Cheers
Anne