02 December 2010

my creative space 'last minute market preparations'

Greetings all,
So the massive Handmade Market is on this Saturday in Canberra, even better, e x t e n d e d   hours to 7p.m.!!  They get 10 000 people attend in searing heat in a Woolshed down a dusty dirt road, 12 000 people to freezing cold markets with potential sleet in a Winery . . . nothing stops the love for Handmade, which proudly turned 2 last week!!  I know, only 2 years & it just grows & gets better!!  A Shop opened it's doors in the heart of Canberra this Easter & da dah, an amazing book . . . to be released in 2 days.  So dizzy that i'm involved in all 3 aspects, from their inceptions, dreams, ideas. 
Last chance to win a copy of Handmade Living, a sewing craft kit & $150 worth of fabric here
!!  Follow & leave a comment, simple, drawn tomorrow morning, good luck!!  Stay tuned too, next week there are 10 copies of IKEA's new book Beloved Homes to win too!!
So what do i do 48 hours out from show time . . .  
 Thea & Sami sent me 5kg of remnants, oh my joy, these larger pieces are being made into pouches.  Just in case of rain i'm opting for a smaller stall with smaller products to make best use of my covered marquee position & table space.  So it's back to tried & tested favourites.  I plan to sew for 16-18 hours today, already done 3 hours!!  Thanks Thea, i love these fabrics, they arrived just in time!!  Wait until you see the brooches i've done . . .
 Yes my lounge needs a shampoo & condition + the floors could do with a steam.  Anyway, i'm tossing freshly cut fabrics from the spacious kitchen counter into waiting baskets to then transfer into different baskets for Euro/ Babushka/ Christmas/ Children's themes.
 Some repairs to baskets & jars are required, oh no, a big crack which i hadn't noticed until my eagle eyed husband said "this is smashed".  I know when, i plonked it down a little too hard after last weekend's Mathilda's when i came home sick.  Same time i smashed the lantern. 
What, is that blue sky trying to break through??  Please??!!
So i'm home alone, handsome soldier took the children to school, but not before i ran down the street in a nightie with ONE school lunch left behind!!  Good morning neighbours.  I'm also stuck as soldier boy put on a load of washing which included ALL my bras, clearly he thought the neat stack to be put in my drawer were dirty.  So short of ducking out in a bikini top or sports bra, i'll stay in my jammies until one is dry, so then i can trip out to replace the jar & lantern i smashed.  In the mean time, sewing/ packaging/ packing mania here!!
For less flighty creative spaces, check out Kootoyoo!!  Love Posie

25 comments:

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Wow Jennie, you sound sooo busy!! I hope the weather is good for you. Just posted your interview this morning xx

Rosalind said...

he he I can just picture it. I am hopeful for some blue sky today!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hope your washing dries quickly! :) I'm having to hang all mine inside. Sydney is forecast for rain till mid next week. Blerk. (I have a simmilar bra issue this morning - only I just plain ran out of nursing bras!)
Are you going to give us some more close up's of what you are up to before the weekend? I'd love to see what you are making!
Enjoy your day! :)

Anna Bartlett said...

Would love to go in the draw Handmade Living book - it's on my CHristmas list! And laughed at your bra story. We've got a similar situation here this morning. Not pretty, but no neighbour-displays happening. Good grief. Better find one before the Year 7 graduation mass this morning!

Kerry said...

Jennie, you are a whirlwind. Let me know if I can help in any way...much better than working! And I'll look forward to the markets on Saturday :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ooooo can't wait till Saturday...am so looking forward to it!!! What could be better than staying in your nightie till a bra dries...I love it girl!!! Happy sewing...Dzintra♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

PS Please include me in your giveaway!!! That Ikea book sounds good...Dzintra♥x

The Handmaden said...

I'm dizzy having read all that! 5kg of remnants - wow how wonderful!
Have a great market whatever the weather!

knitgirl66 said...

You are so inspirational! I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book to encourage to get back into the swing of creating again.
Have a great day.

Chicken Willow said...

I could have sworn I was following you already! Whoops, now I am. great giveaway, thanks!

I only have three bras at the moment so am constantly running out of clean ones, so bad!

xxx

Sarah B said...

You are a machine! Sounds like a super busy weekend ahead!

Irene aka Minzy said...

lol at CHicken Willow's comment. I have a few but I only like to wear the only 2. :P

Your blog has always been very interesting to read at. So many picture and information. Have fun at the market. Hope you sell heaps!! Please include me into the giveaway draw too :D

Thea said...

Okay, we know you're superwoman but PLEASE don't make yourself sick. Slow down! x

Thea said...

PS.. I have had to wear a sports bra before too... they're really only in my drawer as back ups as God knows I don't have time to exercise. x

Little Madam said...

I could just picture you running down the street! hilarious.. wish I could be in Canberra for the markets.. (quitely jealous!) - fingers crossed for the book prize :)

Chantal said...

What a busy busy place this is! Have a great time at the market - hope the weather is kind to you : )

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh Posie you are so funny! (bra's and running down the street lol) You are going to be one pooped missy after all that sewing! Wishing you a great time and fair weather!! xx

Kylie said...

Good luck with market - LOL at the run down the street in your nightie:) We wave goodbye to Tim every morning in our PJ's.

Knicky Knacks said...

You are well and truly stocked up for what I'm sure will be a ripper day selling your gorgeous creations. Good luck and have fun.

Maxabella said...

Ikea has a book? I never knew. Trust you to be onto something new like this. x

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Hi Jennie,
just stopped by to say i love the book!
handmade living that is!!

Kym said...

Oh I love fabric baskets!! Filled with such goodies!!

Kym said...

Oh I love fabric baskets!! Filled with such goodies!!

NessaKnits said...

Wishing you all the luck for a very successful sunny market today!

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