Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tis the season ...

The BrisStyle Christmas Market, held last Saturday was such a jolly start to Christmas! So many happy stall-holders and customers; the market had such a lovely vibe. Thank you to all the lovely BrisStylettes and the wonderful Helen for making it such a success!

The guitar 'boys' did such a great job - I was very grateful of my position at the market - right near the music and the food!

And like all the other BrisStylettes, my stock sold well - it's the best market I've ever been to - not only for the great sales, but more importantly because of the friendly and fun atmosphere! I had such a lovely, fun and happy day!

I was also able to do a little of my own Christmas shopping buying two lovely brooches, one for my Mum from Hayley at ReRead and one for my M.I.L from Helen at Ruby Red Studios ... oh, and a few other little bits for myself! :)

The lovely BrisStylettes got into the spirit of giving and donated goods that were raffled off for the Knitting For Brisbane's Needy charity with the lovely Tracy from Hey Harriet looking after the charity and promo table. Here's the raffle prize - chock full of BrisStyle goodness!

And, in the spirit of receiving, here are some lovely handmade goodies I've happily received in the past few weeks!

This is a cute little 'wallet' that came complete with pens, stamps, cards, notebook and stickers. It was made by a student of mine (she is only 13!) and I was so proud of her efforts! So much time and love in a handmade gift; I appreciate and treasure it so much! Vive la Handmade!!

This little cutie (with her expression of absolute bliss!) was a gift from the gorgeous Bel of EmBelISH. As you can see she is gracing our tree, enjoying the Christmas singing and checking out the pressies under the tree!

For our BrisStyle Secret Santa swap, Robyn from Hot Fudge made me this delicious apron! Apologies for the pic - my 4 year-old budding photographer took it this morning, just before cooking pancakes. (he also took all the market photos above, which I was quite proud of!)

And here is is hanging up in the laundry, ready for a wash (I knew I would get it dirty on it's first wear!!)

I feel like I own my very own Hot Fudge little girl dress now - I love the fabric choice and little details! Thanks Robyn!

Ooooh, I love Christmas time; I'm off to wrap some pressies then go for a swim!


Green Envy Designs said...

now i really feel shockingly upset i could not be a part of the markets. i miss you girls heaps and just so sad i missed the swap and all. i am so happy you all had a wonderful time and i am just so thrilled to see those pictures! really lovely!

hugs es

Twinkle Star Art said...

Your stall looked delightful, no wonder you made good sales on the day. It must be so nice to have your very own photographer too.

and Es, so lovely to see you popped into Ali's blog. Thank you so much for starting the vision of BrisStyle. Who would have thought we could go from a casual cup of coffee at the Avid reader to this fabulously successful market in less than a year.

Sharlene said...

Its so good to have such a great result from the market. Thanks for sharing with your blog.

Hot Fudge said...

You have certainly captured the essence of the day, Ali. I can't believe the images were taken by a four-year-old. No wonder you are so proud of him. Good to see you keeping in touch, Es. This is all due to your wonderful initiative.

And thank you for featuring my apron - I feel quite 'umbled.

Hey Harriet said...

It sure was a lovely day at the market. Your cute little lad is quite the photographer! Great pics! You scored so well. One would think it's Christmas time!

Oh yeah...it is :)

Bec said...

What beautiful gifts you have received Ali!! I'm still green with envy over that apron - it was just beautiful!!! And I'm not surprised that your goodies sold so well either. You make really beautiful things, and your whole set-up looked so inviting. I LOVE my little Christmas Jelly (Kate is convinced the little Jelly is her...so cute!!)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! XXX Bec

Jade said...

Jett loves his cowboys bib - he looks super cute in it!

What great presents you've received - I'm very jealous :) Have a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you again at the next market!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Looks like a fun day....to shop!! Wish we were closer - all of the markets you show are so wonderful!
Wishing you a merry Christmas (and...we would gladly come take your humid Christmas this week....today it was 2 below...and with the windchill.....brrrrrr!!)

Kyoko said...

Congratulations on your big success at the market! It looks really fun! The stall looked very nice. It is a hard work to do the market soa big well-done! :D

Sandra Ree said...

Hi Ali...wishing you and your family a very Merry, Merry Christmas. xo

Paz said...

Oh, what nice things!

Glad to read that everything was a success.


Paz said...

Season's Greetings!


M.Kate said...

Have a great New year :D