Friday, September 17, 2010

New Books.

I can't remember if I've mentioned my latest shopping destination for books?  The lovely DUSTy ladies have me hooked on the Book Depository for the cheapest books on the planet and free shipping from the UK!!   Now I can shop from the comfort of my computer and don't have to battle the shops with a toddler & pre-schooler - who've inherited their dad's aversion to shopping!  

In the last few weeks I've received my most recent purchases, Bend-the-Rules Sewing and Sew What! Skirts to help me make some skirts for myself this summer as well as some gifts for Christmas!  

I'm looking forward to some time - hopefully soon - to myself to actually attempt making some skirts and other non-IndigoElephant related things!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canberra, Part II

The second part of the weekend was spent at Mathilda's Market, at the Park Hyatt in Canberra. It was a fairly busy day, as always it was lovely to meet the shoppers and hear what they were looking for -  things for boys!!  And following the Mathilda's standard, there was a talented group of fellow stall holders to meet as well.

Part of my stall, the lighting was a bit dim for good pics!

I was glad to find out that my stall was beside Posie Patchwork, and I had a great day chatting with Jennie as I've been following her blog for a while!  She has stocked up on some IndigoElephant goodness and you can read about it on her blog.  Thanks for making it a fun day Jennie!!

Some of the very popular Bobby Pins.

Of course there were a few Handmade Co-op members in attendance, and it was lovely seeing Billy Mac's Christina again, as well as getting to meet Melinda from Selkie Smith Designs and Anita from Winnie & Clem - you can find them all on the Handmade Co-op blog!

I'm not sure when IndigoElephant will be heading down to Canberra again,  it was definitely a fun day at market (but the drive home with a cranky toddler was not)!  Hopefully it won't be long before we try it all again, maybe at Handmade market next time?!

Canberra, Part I

Last weekend was a little bit crazy... As you know, we were heading down to Canberra for Mathilda's Market on Sunday and were invited to stay the weekend with family about 40mins out of Canberra.  So we packed the car and headed down on Saturday, stopping in Canberra to watch an U16 AFL grand final before heading over to the house...

 Taking in the view from the deck

The property was incredible! With a house set in 120-odd acres of bush, it was a tad remote, but the views were breathtaking, and we weren't actually that far from civilisation!!  The kids had a great time exploring, looking for wombat holes, walking to the dams, chasing the chickens and Neville the dog.
View from the deck.

Going walkabout...

The boys enjoyed feeding Neville snow peas, fresh off the vine!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Road Trip.

Well, not quite... But we are going to Canberra for Mathilda's Market this SundayThis fast disappearing week has been spent madly preparing while also trying to get to know my new machine!  It would be great to meet you if you're down that way on Sunday, the details are below ::


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Lovely Surprise.

Last weekend was all about the dads so I held off posting this despite my excitement... But on Saturday I won some gorgeous jewellery handmade by Jess of Epheriell Designs.  Thanks so much Jess!!  I love her work and have been eyeing off these beauties for awhile, aren't they lovely?!  Simple and elegant, I can't wait to wear them.  Can I recommend taking a peek at her shops? You can find the links on her blog.

Jess is also the curator of the Epheriell Designs Bazaar and to celebrate the opening is giving away a $30 voucher to spend in any of the shops... You can enter to win at her blog.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My New Toy!

I got a new worker sewing machine today and want to share it with you!!  After much research, some raised stress levels and a few tears I finally have a new Bernina machine (called a sewing computer in the manual) and I'm so very happy with it.  Admittedly I'm yet to use her, but had to share a pic of my new toy...

Isn't she pretty? The staff at Bernina Chatswood are the most helpful I've come across for a long time, and are very different to my local sewing centre lady who is always on the phone when I walk in and makes you wait while she chats to her friends!  When I first went to Bernina Chatswood, Julie asked me lots of questions about what I sew before recommending this model and showing me what a great machine it is.  And as an added bonus, they offer as many free one-on-one lessons as you need to help you get to know your machine and all its functions.  I've set her up and she's ready to go, but I need to find some quiet activites for the boys this rainy Saturday so they don't need me every 5 minutes!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations Rach - aka Challen Charms - on winning your choice of a Dribble Bib & Feeding Bib!  Looking forward to hearing which ones you'd like...