Friday, December 11, 2009

Sneaky Peaks for tomorrow's Handmade Expo

In preparation for the last market of 2009 I've been running around like a maniac trying to get as much new stuff made as possible. So far, so good. I'm really pleased with the cute new hairclips I've made up (big girls clips as well as little girl's clips ladies ;))

and I'm pretty impressed with some other cute pictures I've come up with

But I'm absolutely THRILLED with these two additions.... Firstly the Twilight Pendant necklaces. I've had a bag of old scrabble tiles sitting in my craft room forever and I finally found a place to buy my pendant findings and the necklace chain so here we are. Twilight Scrabble Tile Pendant Necklaces. They look fantastic all made up!

And secondly, these.....
They are children's bangles but the best part is they are made from recycled plastic Bottles!!!! How great is that! I stumbled across a book at Spotlight and it's all about how to make funky jewellery items out of used plastic water bottles. I'm loving it and every little bit helps when it comes to recycling! I'll be doing some tutorials on these over at the ScrapLounge Blog soon so I'll let you know when it's up.

So tomorrow is the Handmade Expo at the Ipswich Turf Club on Brisbane Street Bundamba. If you're in the area be sure to pop in and say hi. Entry to the market is free and Emma's school is running the sausage sizzle at the market too so be sure to pick one up (they'll be yummy). The Handmade Expo is filled to the brim with fabulous products perfect for Christmas presents so make sure you're cashed up ok. Trust me you'll regret it if you're not ;)

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Big weekend of Markets

I am a very tired girl this Monday night after such a busy weekend with markets and the very hot days that accompanied them! But it was lots of fun. Saturday was the Handmade Expo in Ipswich where I share a stall with Tammy from Boo-Rah Designs. It was great to catch up with her!!! We had a good day and met some lovely ladies from the BrisStyle Etsy group which both Tammy and I have just been accepted as members YAY!

I sold one of my favourite canvases which as always was very hard to part with but it went to a lovely home so it's all good and now I'll need to get to work on another oval canvas yippee

I also finished off a few custom orders last week. I forgot to photograph some of them (I know how could I!!) but I did photograph my lovely Vintage Lady No.1 She's no.1 because I had such fun making it that I'm going to do a series. I've also uploaded Art Cards of her to Etsy. The customer I made her for absolutely loves her

I'll be working on lots of new things this week so will share when I'm done

Thanks for reading
Rondelle xo

Monday, October 26, 2009

Welcome to my new home in blogland

Hey everyone, I thought it was mighty time to set up a blog dedicated to my little crafty business Designs by Rondelle, so here it is.

I will show my new creations here, give details of upcoming markets and events as well as share little bits of inspiration that I find around the place that might also inspire you too :)

If you've just found my blog and have no clue who I am here's a little bit of info for you:
I'm mum to three gorgeous girls - Emma, Lilly and Meg
I work from home in SunnyQueensland making stuff for Designs by Rondelle as well as running my fabulous Scrapbooking website which is a fantastic online community for scrappers from all walks of life to come together and chat. We have great monthly competitions and challenges. The gallery is always full of inspiration and members can upload to it whenever they like. We also have a Top Sites Directory where you can find the greatest Aussie Online Scrapbooking stores.

You absolutely must check out the ScrapLounge blog's very cool

I'm also a Mary Kay Cosmetics Consultant because I absolutely LOVE the stuff!!! So if you're ever after some amazing skin care send me a message and i'll post a catalogue to you. I do free post for Mary Kay Australia wide :)

Thanks for reading and we'll chat soon xox