Friday, November 30, 2007


Just a little something I whipped up last night!

theme free fridays

Thank you for your comments on my last post referring to Flashback Friday. I really like Pip's idea of having Flashback Friday as theme free from now on, if you feel like posting a photo on Flashback Fridays you can! : )

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Eco cards from Borders.

also spotted

Babushka tin doll with little chocolate babushka dolls inside by Lindt. David Jones $19.95 Cute!!

market photos

Market 3031 was very busy and lots of locals popped in. The cute owls are from Betty and Hamish, beautiful pin cushions by sew hum, Aunty Cookie bibs made by Natalie from Arthur's Circus and some great recycled fabric clothing by Meg's Threads.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

flashback on sunday

I have just finished working three big days at the markets and today I am kicking back with some well deserved rest & relaxation!

Here is my late Flashback Friday photo - Hippie Love. Mum and I sharing a cuddle.

I feel I may have exhausted everyone's photo albums by now! Perhaps it might be time wind up Flashback Friday... if anybody would like to offer to keep the Flashback Friday flame alive, I would be happy to do a hand over.

I'll post some market photos soon. Happy Relaxing Sunday!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

friday update

I'm heading off to the markets this morning so I will post my Flashback Friday photo later today. Happy Flashback Friday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

dresses, rain & themes

Miss Lau is responsible for this cute ensemble. She always has some cute numbers in her little shop. If you haven't yet heard the theme for Friday you will find it here.

i like

the right colour thread being already threaded on my machine
the smell of cut grass in summer
discovering something new

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

vintage treasure

working hard

With my Mum's recent visit the Sew Your Own Head Quarters is now fully stocked and ready for the weekend markets! It was great sharing the assembly line... thank you Mum!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

flashback friday - travel bug

The 70's always remind me of no seat belts, no bike helmets and no shoes. Hence the photo on Pop's postal bike with all our 70's free spirit. The second photo is from our road trip to Perth, hard to see but I'm standing in the front seat. I always remember a childhood memory of sitting in the combie van with some long haired mellow people outside the Sydney Opera House and we were all singing to Knocking on Heavens Door on the radio. It was all very hippy and mung bean like.

I would love to see if Dees from Daisy in lala Land would like to suggest a theme for next week! I'm off to have a look at everyone else's travel bug shots!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

flashback theme

This weeks flashback theme is 'Travel Bug' a photo of your family car, your bike, skateboards, rollerskates, planes, trains or family road trips! Thank you AJ for your theme!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

status report

My first ever crazy log cabin cushion is coming along. My stitching is lets say 'not straight' but I'm loving the 'i wasn't made in a factory' look and feel. My goal is to have it completed by the end of the week. I've caught the log cabin fever and I have a couple in mind for xmas presents and upcoming new baby arrival presents.

I have my Mum coming to visit for a week : )

It's great having family and friends coming to stay because my house gets the biggest clean it's had in lets say 'a long time'.

my dream bike

I have discovered a website with a gallery of my favourite bikes!

Monday, November 12, 2007

softies for mirabel

This is little miss daydream, she is always dreaming of magical places and playful scenario's. She is off to share her daydreams with someone special and is my gift to the Softies for Mirabel Christmas appeal.

Friday, November 09, 2007

flashback friday - all in the family

I couldn't find a noice backyard shot in front of the 'best' shrub but I found a family shot in front of the Sydney Opera House!

The last few days have been spent running around doing alot of errands, can you believe I don't even drive. So my whole business is done via public transport. Which if you have heard of the state of Melbourne's public transport lately it is sometimes not fun and I can spend a long time between platforms waiting. I often spend the time reading a book but sometimes I daydream about setting up a mini assembly line in my bag so I can somehow make kits while I'm waiting. I also sometimes wish I could come out of the craft closet and whip out my embroidery hoop and stitch away!

I remembered a while ago that I would asked AJ to suggest a theme for flashback friday, I know it's been sometime but AJ would you like to suggest our theme for next week?

Happy flashback friday!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


While running around the city today I spotted Frankie's afternoon tea recipe book for sale in Magnation. Such cute styling and I spotted a recipe by Pip. I also came across some cute vintage inspired fabric in Lincraft for only $4.99 per metre.

theme for friday

The theme for this Friday is "All In The Family", which is, a shot of your whole family, whether that be a Pixie Foto from the 1970's Australian shopping centre, a noice backyard shot in front of the 'best' shrub, or one where even Grandma and Grandpa and the nearest available cousins are roped into the task - Hyena In Petticoats wants to see our old family photos!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

market dates

November is not only election month it's market month too!

Market 3031 - Saturday 24th November (Election Day), Christ Church Hall. 76 McCracken St, Kensingon. Miss Buttons will be making a celebrity spot appearance alongside the talented Miss Aunty Cookie. A sausage sizzle and lucky door prize will be extra temptations to make your way to downtown Kensington.

Magnolia Square Market
- 22nd to 24th Malvern Town Hall Cnr High Street & Glenferrie Rds, Malvern. Again you will find Miss Buttons kits alongside Allison's gorgeous offerings from Lark Designs.

The SUZUKI Night Market - Commences on Wednesday 28 November. On every Wednesday 5.30pm to 10pm.

Northcote Night Market - 22nd & 29th November, Thursday 5.30pm - 10.30pm. Northcote Town Hall.

Friday, November 02, 2007

time out

It's Miss Buttons lucky week in print! Thank you Claudine for sending me a scanned peak of the editorial. Miss Buttons is appearing in this weeks issue of Time Out Sydney.

flashback friday - my stylish mum

This is my Mum pre-me and my stylish Mum and Dad on their engagement day. Not only is my Mum super stylish, she is also super talented and creative. She always kept my creativity alive and encouraged all my artistic endeavours. As a single Mum she raised my brother and I with lots of the good stuff that make all my childhood memories full of fun.

For next week's theme I would like to ask hyena-in-petticoats for her suggestion. Thank you Betty for this weeks theme!