Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Women's Diversification Expo

Last week I attended the Womens Diversification Expo. It was a free table event, just bring your own stock and table along. You also got fed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.....which was the clincher that made me say yes!

Unfortunately, I only just made my petrol money back! So no luck sales wise, but it was a nice day.

 I lucked out finding a babysitter for the day and had to bring Miss 4 along.  I needn't have worried as she was kept busy eating copious amounts of cake and burgers, petting llamas, and even made a friend for the day.

We watched Poh's Mum from Masterchef cook some gorgeous Malaysian dishes. Miss 4 wolfed down the rib with sweet sauce.

We also listened to to the author of the Blue Ribbon Cookbook and the founder of Madame Flavour Teas give talks on how they became successful in their businesses.


We also got lots of freebies from the stalls including piggie banks, DVD's, money budgeting planners, teenage anxiety kits (this might come in handy in a few years!), chocolates and lollies. Miss 4 was rapt.

This was the second Womens Diversification Expo in Campbells Forest, Victoria.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Double Helix Lustre Glass

From a couple of posts ago, I showed you all some new odd lots of silver glass from Double Helix. This is some of the purple lustre sparkles I played with last week.


The large dots are the sparkle lustres glass in purple.

Sparkle lustre is in the middle dots and top dots. These beads don't show it very well, but they look like teeny galaxies.

Overall, I am excited by what I can potentially get out of this glass. I am seriously kicking myself that I didn't get more of it, as it's now all sold out.

Here is another set of this glass as made by Aimee at Polychrome Beads:

Aren't they gorgeously divine? I love Aimee's beads!

Did anyone else grab some of this glass while it was available?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Square Handmade Market

The Square Handmade Market is on again this Saturday the 15th at the Bendigo Town Hall.

  I have a HUGE corner stall CHOCK full of brand new jewellery! I will also be bringing some handmade hair bows with me fun! There's one of my beads in the photo above!

See you there from 10 - 4 pm.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kirra Flame On 2012

Yesterday the Flaming Matildas went to see the 2012 Flame On exhibition at Kirra Gallery in Federation Square.

Christian Arnold was demonstrating in the morning.

Helen Peake was making Bullseye beads on a hothead.
Cas Davey's work
Christian Arnold.  I bought on of those awesomely cool eye bangles!
Large hollowed beads necklaces.
Richard Clements wall hangings.  I have been lusting after on of these for years.  Anybody want to buy me one?  I have a few of Richard's perfume bottles and love them all.  His daughter, Jemma, also is a glass artist and I have a gorgeous marbloe I got from her last time I was in Tasmania.
And I loved these chooks by Richard!  The oval one looks like she's laying an egg!
Laurie Young's Orchids
Christain Arnold's Star Wars looking creature.
Nautillus sculptures by Laurie Young.
If you have the chance to visit Kirra this week to see the exhibition, I highly recommend doing so.  The quality of work is amazing and it's mesmerising watching the demonstators.