Saturday, August 20, 2011

In the Spotlight - variety special!

With only 1 sleep to go things are heating up in the houses of all our stall holders. So much goes into market preparation that it is quiet common for designers to have only a few hours sleep the night/s before.  Right now, in houses across the coast (& some beyond), sewing machines are getting a last minute workout, paint is being willed to dry, irons are frantically being used on stock & table cloths, printers are spewing out labels, & cars are groaning under the weight of many a treasure!

So whilst browsing through a snapshot of items that our stallholders have lovingly made for this weekends market, spare a thought for our little stress-bunnies & be sure to appreciate your nights sleep!  And then, have some fun in the morning by taking a silent poll of which designer has the sleepiest looking eyes!

See you tomorrow!!!!

(Disclaimer: I've based the above on my personal stallholder experience. Possibly not all stallholders leave things to the last minute! Feel free to greet my weary eyes tomorrow for validation of my views!  Suzan - Little Tee Tee)


Friday, August 12, 2011

In the Spotlight - Mrs Fickle & the Loopy Pear

With a mere 9 days to go before our huge birthday celebrations we'd like to introduce you to another business who is making their debut this month.
Mrs Fickle and the Loopy Pear design and make custom hand stamped jewellery pieces. And oh-so-gorgeous they are!  Items are available in solid sterling silver, solid 9ct yellow and rose gold - something to suit anyone.
We LOVE the fact that you can add the names of your loved ones or a special date or phrase and Mrs Fickle and the Loopy Pear will create your own personal keepsake you can wear every day.
Start drooling over their luscious range HERE on madeit OR drop by facebook to say hello HERE. And of course, stop by their store on Sunday 21st Aug 2011 to meet the designer in person & discuss your perfect piece.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In the Spotlight - Eve's Soy Candles

There's nothing like a beautiful aroma to jog the memory & take you back to another time or place - or is that just me?!? I have a bit of a travel 'thing' where I buy a new scented body lotion or perfume to be lathered on during the trip. I find that when I smell this scent in the years to come it triggers memories of my trip. Eg Shea butter reminds me of Singapore, Creme Brulee reminds me of NZ, Ylang Ylang reminds me of Ireland. Weird?

Elvine of
EVE's Soy Candles shares my love of gorgeous scents & has created a boutique candle making business located on the Central Coast. It grew out of a love for scented soy candles and wanting to share this with others by helping them create a beautiful ambience in their home or office with high quality, handmade scented soy candles, melts, reed diffusers & accessories at a reasonable price.

The list of scents in
EVE's Soy Candles is long. 'Little Black Dress' (sexy blood orange & carnation with sandalwood, black rose, smoky wood & patchouli. Egyptian musk to finish) intrigues me, but I think 'Tropical Delight' (luscious blend of juicy lemon & lime with creamy coconut, rounded out with vanilla & sandalwood) will be my first pick. Choose your favourites HERE & then stock up at our next market!