Monday, August 13, 2012

New Venture...Side Street Vintage

Hello everyone, Some of you may have noticed my absence of late, well I have been busy getting my new shop together!
My husband and I are opening a shop in our local area, Hawthorne in Brisbane. We have called it 'Side Street Vintage' and it will be your one stop shop for vintage finds, handmade goodies and crafty supplies. We have a large classroom were we will be teaching lots of crafty classes and holding crafty meetups. Check out the details and some before and after picks on our website here
If you are interested in selling your handmade goodies, teaching classes or hiring the classroom for your own meetups/ and or crafty adventures email me here or give me a call on (07) 33992729 for more info.

We open on Wednesday 15th August at 9.30 am, the address is 5/85 Riding Rd Hawthorne, entrance in Monmouth st, just near the popular 'Our Haus' cafe and Hawthorne Park....hope to see you there :)

Friday, May 25, 2012


Now I may have been having a few too many late nights lately, look what I have done to my kewpies!!
I had lots of fun embellishing their already cute faces......thought about making them little outfits, but I still maintain kewpies are meant to be naked.....accessorised maybe, but naked! I have attached a brooch back to them, so you can also accessorise. I will be listing them on my etsy and madeit stores tonight.
 :) Tracey

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there :) I hope you are having a relaxing day like me.
My computer is broken again :(, hence the lack of posting! I have overcome some difficulties in photo uploading, editing etc on a loaner computer so I could show you the cards I made for my Mum and my Nana...I really like them, I hope they do too!
:) Tracey
For Nana's I embossed and paper pieced the Jumbo cling Rose stamp from Stampendous

And for Mum's I used a few different woodland stamps..the main scene a new one from Hampton Art coloured with Copics

My new Favourite 'Peep' the little birdy from Purple Onion Designs

Gorgeous little bunny from We R Memory Keepers

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 3- Shaped Cards

Day 3 is all about shaped cards, which are a lot of fun. Here is today's creation using Spellbinders 'Wonky Rectangles', my new Penny Black stamp 'Dreamy' I have been waiting on....It really is dreamy!
I have photographed a few different angles to try and show you the 'Perfect Pearls' and glitter that I love the look of.
:) Tracey

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 2 of Online Card Class

To make the most of the online card class, I am trying to use the skills taught 'homework' but much more fun! I hope you enjoy seeing my daily creations, I also hope I can keep it up...who needs a clean house anyway!!!
Today we learnt about die cut window cards, which I have never tried, so my effort is a bit poor but I had fun and I will do better next time. I have included some other cards I have made tonight as well.
:) Tracey


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Online Card Class- A Cut Above

I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks, with a broken computer :(....then a broken keyboard which made my new computer not want to work either! Anyway, now I have a nice computer that allows me to watch videos without pausing 20 times to reload, and I am in heaven!
To make the most of it, I have enrolled in a great online card class-A Cut Above, to learn a bit more about die cutting and the latest in cutting with the silhouette machine(which I have been coveting) . I have never participated in an online class, but I am thoroughly enjoying it...we are only on day one, if you would like to join in it is not too late here is the link .
Here is a card I have created after today's lesson and a couple of cards I have made in the last few weeks.

Monday, March 26, 2012

What I am Working On

Tonight I have been putting the finishing touches on some new denim flower brooches. It takes quite a while for them to come together, Mum and I rarely sit there and make one flower from start to finish. A lot of the time, the shapes left over from another project inspire us into making a few petals or an interesting centre, then we continue to make a few more if they turn out looking half decent! When we have collected a few layers we mix and match to see what looks good and put them together to create a really unique recycled accessory :)

Some of these will be available at the next BrisStyle Twilight market on Friday the 27th April, you will also find some at 'Just Plain Gorgeous' in Oxford St Bulimba 7 days a week (well worth the visit, lots of gorgeous goodies) !
:) Tracey