This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shop Handmade!!!

Last week JoJo and I took a trip up to Shop Handmade...

Shop Handmade also holds quarterly markets which were
founded by Julie Nichols. The markets bring together talented artists, designers, stylists, craftspeople and gourmets...
The Shop is absolutely gorgeous...a real visual delight...and besides, I can never resist calling in and saying hi to the girls there...Hi Posie, Hi Rach!!! 

Below are some pics that I took that day!!!
Who can resist these hearts!!!

Looking into Shop...

Mmmm...Plum Puddings!!!

Screen printed by Rachael...and yes I bought one!!!
These can be cut up and made into Christmas decorations and...

attached to baby's little rompers!!!
Completed Christmas decos hanging with hearts...

Divine shoes...



And how exciting...Shop is having a Launch Party to launch their book by Tania McCartney......bubbles along with nibbles...and of course I'm going!!!

handmade living. – a designer collective is a stunning collection of projects and inspirational ideas from some of Australia’s most talented handmade artisans, designers and craftspeople. This gorgeous collective features over 70 projects that will have handmade aficionados everywhere firing up their sewing machines and melting chocolate.

 I've picked up my book and it doesn't disappoint...I'll come back with pics of the markets...I had my book signed by some of the designers who were there as well!!!
After all this JoJo and I had morning tea, coffee and hot chocolate and gluten free orange cake...we followed this by some Christmas shopping!!!


A great day...now looking forward to some bubbles!!!

16 comments:

Sue said...

How fabulous is that. I wish I'd sneaked along in your pocket to join in.

Notjustnat said...

What great looking shops and goodies. love that screen print red fabric. You will get lot of ornaments from it. I can see your store my dear queen - Hugs Nat

Tania McCartney said...

Dzintra - it was just SO lovely to meet you Saturday! Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you see you again soon. We're thrilled you love the book. Tania x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my...Dzintra, there is nothing more fun in the shopping world than to browse amongst HANDMADE ITEMS!! I LOVE IT, and all these goodies look so wonderful!!!! HAPPY DAY DEAREST, Anita

Posie Patchwork said...

So fantastic to see you again Dzintra!! We just loved having you in Shop & at the market. Looking forward to your husband purchasing more lovely things for you too!! Enjoy the book, a big chunk of Handmade Living goodness inbetween Shop & Market trips for you!! Love Posie

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra and Jojo,

Oh I can see you had a great day out. Love those pears,and everthing in the shop.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fer said...

That really looks like my kind of shop!

Kath said...

I would LOVE tha shop! and the cake..

Jamie said...

Wow! That looks like a fun day and the coffee looks delicious!

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hi Love,

Always an absolute pleasure to see you!! Fantastic to hear you loved the market, book and shop. Looking forward to a little glass of something with you Friday night!! Travel safe xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

....and you dearest Dzintra, would look smashing in that purple furry hat and cloak! HEY....YOUR COULD AT LEAST MAKE A CLOAK LIKE THAT!!! Oh, what I plan to make with that sewing machine!!!!

HAVE A SPLENDID DAY! Anita

vicki archer said...

What a fabulous shop Dzintra.....love eberything there so it's very lucky that I am here! Happy Christmas to you and your beautiful family.....xv

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Sue, I discovered you lovely blog through Bev. The Handmade shop is magical. WOW soooooooooo many lovely handmade creations. Love it. I will have to keep an eye for that book, handmade living. It looks great. Hugs Judy

The Clip Cafe said...

Looks and sounds delightful! I wish I was in your state!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh my, Dzintra, what a lovely day you have had with JoJo!
It must have been a delight to be in that shop!
The coffee looks as though it shouldn't be used!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! Oh Dzintra, thank you for coming. I will put your name in the pot to win and YOU SHOULD SEE THE SNOW WE GOT!!! THE MOST SNOW ON RECORD HERE IN MINNESOTA! Now I have to dig ourselves out of our garage because I need to get my husband to an urgent care facility for a strange swelling on his nose.....teeheee...but really, it could be serious.

THink of us?

BISOUS, Anita

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