Well it’s that time of the year when the parties start and we begin the silly season. This started for us last night when we attended our yearly Girl’s night out in Yamba – well actually at the Harwood Hilton. With more than 50 giggling girls, a few cocktails to kickstart the night and the theme “Mad Hatter’s Party” you can only imagine how the night was. A great bunch of girls always makes a great effort to get together and have a drink or two or three or four and a dance too! Here are a few shots of the night ………. there were so many, it was hard to put them all on here!
Showing our creative side – new look of scrapbooking – live version lol lol lol ….
It was great to see everyone making an effort with the hats and costumes.
How many of you have started your Christmas celebrations? It is the 1st December today which means the first day of summer and if you are superstitious like I am, will put up your Christmas tree and decorations up from the 1st and pull them down by the 31st December. Also means, only 24 days until Christmas and not a lot of Christmas shopping done!! Better get to it ………
One of our fabric designers that we love is Ann Kelle - she has cute and whimsy fabrics of which we do stock quite a bit of. I was just checking out her blog as we do love to watch what she is up to and noticed her new range of Remix fabrics that she has out has metallic in it – interesting concept. I have made a link on the remix picture below for you to check out her blog and see what I’m talking about. Do you like them? Never really had much to do with metallic fabrics, normally notice them quite a bit with oriental type of fabrics so that is quite a change from the norm she has. I wonder if this is a trend that is starting? It will be interesting to see if she posts anything on her tutorial page of what she will do with them. Always good to see what designers make with their own stuff. Having said that better get the head down and you know what up and get sewing myself so we will have something to sell at the Simply Handmade Markets ……..
Missed a few days last week posting, time got away just like this year! WOW this year has certainly flown by. Don’t you think??? Can’t believe that November has just about come to an end and we are looking at December just around the corner and that means the first year of high school is done and dusted for our youngest and talking about the next. Feel so old lol lol – use to wish the time away when you’re young and now only wish had more time to fit everything in! With only 30 days until Christmas there is still so much to get through. We have 20 days until our Simply Handmade Market on 15 December from 2pm. Fingers crossed that it’s going to be beautiful weather. We have the Travelling Old McDonalds Farm joining us on the proviso that the weather is fine – very excited about this! If history has it with our markets, we have certainly had a few wet ones so a beautiful day is what we are asking for!
The sewing machine certainly has been busy over the weekend and my office is one big mess! It’s only another 20 days I keep telling myself that it will look like this! Then time off to enjoy the holidays with the kids!
But we will share over the next 20 days a few things that we have been making in readiness to sell at the market. Here are a couple of things that we have started. These are under our Simply Designed label that we have. Anything we make is done under this. We also have a facebook page for that too – Simply Designed. We haven’t been very pro-active on this but starting to get it going a lot more. So stop by and see what we are up to.
Christmas shopping not much of that done either only the grandchildren and they are always easy to buy for. As for everyone else, no idea. I hope to find lots of handmade goodies at our markets. Looking from Simply Handmade facebook page, everyone has been busy to date getting lots of things made. So excited.
Now don’t forget that Gabrielle has a card class on this Wednesday and if you would like to join her just message us or call 6646 3388 to book. We also have our weekly sewing group get together minus one – Bev who would be sipping cocktails in Waikkiki – lovely
For anyone who knows me, I love pink and green, with blue and red for Christmas. This is my first set in those colours for the year, which just goes to show that I haven’t been making too many Christmas cards this year. Hope you like them. I have done a bit of heat embossing with the chipboard and also used the Cuttlebug embossing folders on the white card. Only enough room for 5 this week.
Hello Monday and hello a few more storms this afternoon – WOW – what a storm we had in Yamba this afternoon. I thought we had a moat around our castle tonight along with every other castle in our street – couldn’t believe my eyes. So much water in such a short time and disappeared just as quickly when the rain stopped – thank goodness for that! I haven’t seen storms like this in this area in over 30 years. Like clockwork you were guaranteed a storm around 3 or 4 o’clock every afternoon in Summer not Spring. Bit early for these storms we are all receiving along the eastern seabourn and from one end to the other! As spectacular as they may be, they have been extremely powerful and frightening too! Certainly weather for ducks ………………….. nice to have the rain but it can ease up a little now! (Photo courtesy of our own Gabrielle)
How quick did that weekend go! Then again how quick as this year gone. I’d hate to remind you but it’s only 37 days till Christmas – frightening I know!! Check this link out http://www.xmasclock.com/ it keeps you up to the second of long we have to go! Having given you the bad news on how many days you have left to do your Christmas shopping and our sale is now finished, we are now moving on to our next BIG event the Simply Handmade Markets that you may or may not know that we are the co-ordinators for!
Our next market will be the biggest one to date with more than 80 stalls filled. We are very excited about this next market and can’t wait. So if you haven’t already stopped by our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SIMPLYHANDMADEYAMBA please do and keep up to date with what will be happening and what our creavtive vendors will have available. It’s a twilight market so with daylight savings in place, it should be a beautiful afternoon. Hopefully there won’t be storms around like there is at the moment! We have had some real crackers this week and have seen some amazing photographs on many fb pages!
Having said that, our label Simply Designed https://www.facebook.com/simplydesignedatyamba?ref=hl will also be keeping us both busy over the next 29 days creating and hopefully sewing up a storm lol lol so we can have some beautiful handmade goodies for sale at our market ! If the following photo is any indication of my creativity – I might be in trouble – I don’t know how I find a thing lol lol . Anyhow I think I’d better get an early night – hope you had an awesome weekend
The champas flowed today as we celebrated 10 years in business and partnership! When we first started our business 10 years ago in the small seaside village of Yamba, they said that you won’t last 6 months! We never listened to the negative comments and pushed on to where we are today! In those 10 years we have learnt so much, grown and certainly exceeded our small expectations we had! Our first sales was made at the local markets, then we moved to our own garages until we could find some retail space and then we moved a couple of times to our current location where we have been I think 5 years or maybe 6 lol lol. Anyhow just a little history of where we’ve come from and how we got to be 10 years old! Thanks so much everyone joining us today for our super sale. Lots of bargains around. Next we have our online store reopening ………… so stay tuned for the announcement for that! Here are some celebration pics from today!
Jodie joined us for a quick drink on her drop by during the sale – sorry Luke you really lucked out doing the gardening