Monday, November 28, 2011

The Sisters go to Market

The sun is scorching the grass to start another week up here in sunny Queensland. I hope you are enjoying your summer weather where ever you are around this beautiful country.

The sisters of The Sewing Sisterhood are going to be busy this week. Many of us are attending markets all around the country - a great opportunity to get out for the morning with (or without) you family.

Appleseed will be having a "First Day of Christmas" sale to celebrate the opening of their new website on Thursday 1st December at 8.30pm (AEDT)

Crambster Creations will be at the NQ Babies and Kids Market on 3rd December at Iggy Park Hall. Market runs from 9am - 1pm. Sabrina will have lots of last minute Christmas gift ideas with the convience of EFTPOS.

Little Sew & Sews will be at Chatterbox Markets on Sunday the 4th of December at Altone Recreation Centre, Beechboro 10am - 2pm. Lots of gorgeous creations will be available, including these two mermaids and some new release products!! If you are a Perth fan reading this blog post and are intending to head to Chatterbox Markets, make sure you email Belinda by 5pm Friday 2/12/11 to put your name down to get a special 50% off one product voucher only valid for use at Chatterbox Markets on the day.

You will be able to catch up with many of the sisters at The Huckleberry Market on Sunday 4th December at 11 Civic Square, Croydon. Gem from Lilypad Creations will be there with a selection of goodies from some "out of town" sisters. Sakurako will have a range of beautiful handcrafted quilts for sale. My Obsession Designs will have a selection of bags, fabric baskets and other goodies. There will be some gorgeous cushion covers supplied by LiL Moo & Mee.

Also at the markets on their own stands will be Stoked Creations and Baby Chilli & The Chilli Tree

In Adelaide on Sunday 4th December is the Adelaide Mummy Tree Markets. You will find Silly Duffas and 5 Giraffes and a Cheeky Monkey - who will have a nice selection of Raffies for sale at their first ever markets

Enjoy your week and if you are attending one of the markets in North Queensland, Melbourne or Adelaide be sure to stop in and say hi to us!

Until next week.....

The Sewing Sisters

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Martha in South Australia

I arrived in SA to some terrible weather. Storms and wind that just about swept me off my feet. My first visit was to Amanda from La Crafts. Amanda normally makes gorgeous childrens clothing and other accessories (including breast feeding covers for Mummys and car seat wraps for babies). She is so clever. I was really looking forward to having a bit of a shop, but there was no time for that!

La Crafts headquarters had transformed from sewing central to irrigation central! There were lots of big pipes and big holes all around. A new irrigation system was being installed. And there was mud, lots of mud because of all the rain! I was not about to get my pretty little self dirty (I need to be nice and clean for whoever becomes my owner very soon), so I nominated myself as site supervisor.

I also got to have a go on the old tractor - that was pretty cool, and had a lovely walk in the vineyard on the La Crafts property.

Once the work was done I had some lovely play time with Amanda's daughter Sophie. We had lots of cuddles, played on the swing and jumped on the trampoline. I love playing with all the kids when I visit all these places!

When it was time to be packed up to be sent on to my next destination, Miss Sophie was ever so upset. I gave her a big hug and then I was on my way again. My next stop is Zahley Rose HQ where i will be spending some time with the lovely Jodie and her family.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A week at The Sewing Sisterhood

In the lead up to Christmas we all all busy here at The Sewing Sisterhood. So, where will you find us this week?

Crambster Creations is turning ONE! We are having a massive Birthday Sale on the 22nd November at 8pm (Qld time) at our Facebook Page. To celebrate we are offering FREE postage on all orders!

You can also see us at NQ Mumperenuers Expo in Townsville at Carlyle Gardens on Saturday 26th November from 9.30 - 1.30pm.

Come down and see us for our 2nd last market for the year.

Lil Pip is attending their first ever market. The unique (and famous!) Boobook ribbon owl taggies will be available in a huge range of colours and designs along with dresses, Christmas shirts, skirts and soft toys.

Maribrynong Makers Market, Gamon Street, Seddon, Victoria from 10am - 4pm. Bring the kids for face painting, animal farm and more.

Silly Duffa's will be at :

Mathilda's Markets on the 26th - The Burnside Ballroom, Cnr Greenhill & Portrush Rds, Tusmore 9am to 1pm.

Semaphore Street Fair on the 27th from 11am to 5pm - Semaphore Road, Semaphore

Zahley Rose will be at the Christmas Market Extravaganza at the Playford Civic Centre Elizabeth from 10-3 on Sunday, 27th November. New products will be released on the day so if you are in SA make sure you stop by and say hi.

Time is running out to order your Santa Sacks. Available in 3 sizes, with or without names, Orders close first week of Dec. Visit LiL Moo & Mee for more details

Whatever your week brings, we hope you have an awesome one.

The Sewing Sisters

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A visit to Wagga & Sydney

I arrived in Wagga Wagga for a few days of well-earned R & R before we headed for the Harbor City. The weather while I was in Wagga was a bit iffy so I spent most of my time relaxing in Miss E’s cot and even thought I was desperate for a photo with the “Welcome to Wagga Wagga” sign the rain certainly put a dampener on that idea. I really should have a raincoat….

Luckily the sun was shining for our weekend in Sydney and it was a beautiful which we got to enjoy on a ferry ride across the harbor on our way to the zoo. (Here I am sailing past the Opera House)

The Zoo was amazing with so many different animals to see. We took lots of photos but Master 4 decided to play with the camera and delete most of them. Luckily he didn’t delete all of them so here is one of me with the pretty amazing view of the city back across the water…

We had a great day exploring before catching the ferry back across to the city and then we topped it off with a ride on the mono rail back to our hotel.

We had also planned a trip to Martin Place to visit Weekend Sunrise but there was a protest going on just outside so we played it safe and stayed away.

Driving home was a bit of an adventure are we got lost getting out of the city and drove in circles for a while – we could see the highway we just couldn’t get on it!

Luckily we worked it and made it back to Wagga where I was hugged tight before being packed back away and sent onwards on my journey!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

From North to South

After visting Far North Queensland, it was time to head south again. My next stop was Stoked Creations HQ in Lilydale, Vic - right of the edge of the beautiful Yarra Valley. As I emerged from my travel bag I could hear excitement everywhere - my arrival had been eagerly anticipated! The Stoked Creations crew loved my handbag (that I picked up from My Obsession Designs) and my cute new undies from Unique Babeez.

A 4WD adventure trip into the beautiful bush of the Yarra Vally had been planned for me during my stay. Unfortunately the little kidlets got sick and we had to cancel - such a pity because I was REALLY looking forward to that! I also missed out on visiting the wineries, day spas and a tour of the gorgeous Yarra Valley, as shortly after I arrived, the Stoked Creations crew were off the the beach - Dromana to be precise!

With some beautiful weather, we decided to make our first stop a skate park. Lynda was pretty impressed with the moves I pulled on my bike! I had forgotten my helmet, so instead of sticking around the skate park we decided to move to a slower pace and take a quick trip to Portsea. In the picture below I am looking at the view of Portsea Pier. In the background, in the very distance, you can see the Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry.

On our way back to the car we said good morning to a very prominent Australian Labour Party Minister out for a walk with his wife and daughter. We then headed to Sorrento for a quick cappuccino - just what I needed!

We also squeezed in some swimming at the beach, sand castles before the weather turned and it rained and rained and rained!! No problems though we still had a great time ... thanks to Lynda and her family for entertaining me for a couple of days in the Yarra Valley.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Christmas is looming, closer and closer. Here are a few fabulous gift ideas from the wonderful gals at The Sewing Sisterhood.

Meet Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! With his cute red nose, Rudolph is ready to help celebrate Christmas for many years to come.
Available from Little Sew and Sews

Berry Deer Baby Chilli Limited Edition Christmas nappy. Our Limited Edition Christmas Print Modern Cloth Nappies are available in a great range of prints while stocks last. Spice up your baby this christmas while helping the enviroment and also making your baby feel more comfortable in cloth.
Available from Baby Chilli

Dress the kids in something cute from LA Crafts. Dress, ruffled bloomers, shorts, nappy covers, bibs. Custom orders are available.

These waterproof swimming back packs are an essential item for the kids when taking a trip to the beach, pool, park or even the for a night at the Grandparents. Lined with PUL the kiddies will be able to throw in their wet towels and togs.

Available from My Obsession Designs

Let the kids imaginations run wild with felt play food from Perigren Creations. Handmade with love and care in the country air, they are a great addition to any playroom kitchen!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Week Ahead

And another week begins.... again.... Christmas is getting closer and closer and I am still not organised. How about you?

We have lots of things happening in our corner of the world at the moment:

La Crafts is holding a market night on their facebook page from 8pm (SA Time) on Tuesday 15th. Beautiful handcrafted clothes for your little princes and princesses.

On Tuesday 15th at 5.30pm (WA Time)The Sewing Fairy is holding a market night. Handcrafted kids toys, clothing and accessories will be available.

There will be loads of gorgeous MCN's available at Baby Chilli on Wednesday 16th at 8pm (AEDT). There will be new limited edition nappies aplenty in both boy and girl varities.

Also at 8pm on Wednesday, Made for Myah will be holding a market night. Softies, crocheted goodies - you really need to stop by and have a look!

On Sunday 20th Silly Duffas and Zahley Rose will be attending the Lollipop Markets in Adelaide.

Little Sew and Sews has some sale goodies on their website. More gorgeous handcrafted softies available to post out straight away.

Oz Handmade is your one stop shop for all handcrafted goodness. You will find handcrafted products from many talented ladies from clothing to jewellery and everything in between.

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet - this week would be a great time to start!

Enjoy the week ahead!

The Sewing Sisters

Monday, November 7, 2011

Martha's Diary

After visiting with Unique Babeez and M's Cute Bottoms I went to spend the night with Tracey from My Obsession Designs. It was SO much fun!! She had 4 kiddies for me to play with!

Masters X & R let me play with their Thomas the Tank Engine trains which was heaps of fun. Master R really enjoyed having me over for the night and gave me lots of really big cuddles.

Miss A (who is only 20mths old) ADORED me! (and I thought she was great fun too!). Their little baby was really tiny! (He is only a month old). While I had a wonderful time playing with the kids, Tracey made me a handbag of my very own (do you like it?).

It really was just a fleeting visit. After staying for just one night, it was time for a trip up to Townsville to meet Sabrina from Crambster Creations. Until next time! Martha

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Martha goes North!

After a special flight (via Australia Post) I landed in Townsville - the capital of North Queensland. It was oh so warm!! When I arrived at Crambster Creations the warm open arms of Sabrina's daughter Adria greeted me! She gave me the grand tour of Crambster HQ.

Adria invited me to her 1st Birthday Party - what fun that was! Adria let me help her open her presents before the party began. The following day it was time to do a bit of sightseeing in beautiful Townsville.

First stop was ‘Riverway’ where I toured the art gallery and watched people enjoy the pools and finished the visit relaxing by Ross River taking in the view of some gorgeous river front houses.

Next we headed to cool off by the Strand, having some ice cream we walked along the Strand before stopping on the beach to take in the sights of Magnetic Island.

I was having such a great time - I wanted to see more, so Sabrina took me up Castle Hill, where I was able to see Townsville from all advantage points. I took a few ‘tourist’ piccies and had a chat with a few locals who were most interested in my journey so far around Australia.

Unfortunately due to my tight timeline that was all I had time for in the tropics. It was sad to have to leave the warmer weather of Far North Queensland. I enjoyed my stay with Sabrina and her family, and made some great friends too! But alas, it's time to travel on down to Victoria for my next stop.

We will chat again soon.


This Week at The Sewing Sisterhood

The new week is about to start (again). They seem to go by so fast these days!

As per usual, we have a lot going on around here. You just might find something perfect for Christmas!

There are a bunch of gorgeous owls available at Lil Pip.

My Obsession will be re-opening their Oz Handmade store on Monday night from 8pm. There will be 10% off all purchases for 2 hours only to celebrate reaching 1000 likers on their facebook page.

Whatever your week has in store for you, we hope it's a good one.

The Sewing Sisters

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