Saturday, November 27, 2010

Prototype central

Ok, so a few posts back I was (re)discovering the joys of following a pattern. Whilst this gave me structure and reassurance and produced a bag of which I was very proud, there's something about winging it that really floats my boat when I'm making purses and bags.

After some requests for jewellery wraps at the most recent BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets and my unearthing some stored-for-a-rainy-day rattan handles on a recent archaeological dig in my craft room,  I got scheming and sewing. 

The jewellery wrap is an amalgamation of a simple pattern I found in a book, with additions from features I have on my very own wrap, and one my neighbour brought over, when she was full of suggestions of new designs I could sew (this discussion of ours was inspired/helped by a nice cardonnay or two).

And here's the new bag, made from a pink, green and cream leaf and butterfly print fabric that my lovely friend, Akiko, brought back for me from Japan. For a bit of tactile goodness, the top of the bag is brown corduroy. 

Here, the rattan handled swing tote is being kept company by a paper garland by the clever flight industries

Yesterday was spent making a few more of these two designs in preparation for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Markets which will be held: 

Saturday 4th December  9am - 4pm

St Augustine's Church
Racecourse Rd
Hamilton, QLD

Friday, November 26, 2010

Out to roost..

Hello to everyone in the blog-o-sphere this morning,
I'm taking a few short moments to catch my breath after a busy week to organise some sewing for tomorrow and to share a few made-it finds before I start to primp and preen for a Hen's lunch (and then some ......) that I'll be attending with some lovely girls I know. So, if you see a gaggle of girls, a rowdy of revellers, or a troupe of tipsy lasses, please give us a wave.

Here are my 'hen' inspired made it finds today:

Red stitch designs

Vintage Chenille

Jacibean Designs

Pete's Patch

Monday, November 22, 2010

Some thinking music ...

Here's something to ponder at the start of a new week.
What are you hoping for?

Friday, November 19, 2010

One down, two to go.

Well, what a fabulous start to the market season for shelleyberelli. The promised cloudburst held off and the November BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets went off without a hitch. The shoppers and browsers were out in force and from the punters comments, I think it's going to be an even busier market on the 17th December. And won't KGS look a treat with the big Christmas tree towering over the Ann St side of the square?

I was in the BrisStyle co-op with the lovely ladies from PannikinEdward & LillySM boutiqueFlight Industries, {A Creature Strange} and Wicked Child Designs. I couldn't have asked for nicer neighbours. Thanks also to mumma-berelli for help with getting there and home, as well as keeping me company through the night. She managed to do a bit of shopping too.

Here I am, making last minute touches to the stall displays.

Here's a fine selection of zippered pouches and my lovely new moo business cards. I am seriously in love with these cards. Still, I managed to part with some of them last night.

Below: My obis, craft wraps and laptop/ipad sleeves.

And a little mid-afternoon snack mum bought me from Bel at Enticing Icing. Delishimo!

Next stop - sewing table for a flurry of action in preparation for BiDM (4/12) and BiTM (17/12).

How was your night? x

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets - one sleep to go!

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market
Friday 19 November, 5-9pm
King George Square, Brisbane CBD

If you're looking for Brisbane's HOTtest destination for everything handmade under the stars, look no further than the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market. Showcasing a huge lineup of Brisbane's Indie Designers, you'll find an amazing array of handmade homewares, bags, jewellery, accessories, art and heaps more. Make sure to check out the BrisStyle Inc. website for a sneak peek of which designers will be there!!
Head on up to King George Square this Friday, 19 November between 5 and 9pm before a spot of late night shopping or on your way home after a hard day's work. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

BrisStyle/Made-it bonanza (part 2)

It's even closer to market time - here are some more goodies from the clever Brisstylers' made-it shops. These are some pretty items I've found this morning. Can't wait to see some of these in person at the BiDM and BiTM.

Mon Petit Poppet

Small Town

Roc Star Dog Boutique

 And I've been doing some more sewing too - this time for chez shelleyberelli. I have finally gotten around to making some cushion covers with the gorgeous fabric my friend, Akiko, bought for me in Japan.

shelleyberelli x

Monday, November 8, 2010

BrisStyle/Made-it bonanza!

It's nearing market time and I'm interesting in seeing what goodies the clever Brisstylers are featuring on their made-it shops. These are some pretty items I've found tonight. Can't wait to see some of these in person at the BiDM and BiTM.

3 girls and a goat

hungry designs

little chrissy

Sandra Darling

Thursday, November 4, 2010

50 shopping days until Christmas!

For all of your Christmas shopping needs might I suggest a trip to one of the upcoming BrisStyle events?

This Saturday sees the BiECO (BrisStyle Indie Eco Markets) at Racecourse Rd, Hamilton. Later in November and *just* before Christmas there's the BiTM (BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets) in King George Square, and early December sees the BiDM (BrisStyle Indie Designers Markets), also at Hamilton.

I've been busy as a bee in the shelleyberelli workshop. This week has seen some cute little purses taking shape. Here are some progress photos of done, half way, and ready to go.

shelleyberelli x

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