Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Echos gift shop

Just back from my road trip and it's time to re stock the new gift shop at the new reverse garbage store in Woolongabba. I took down some of my new vintage fabric purses, leather heart shaped earrings and also a bunch of my zipper earrings and brooches.

Reverse Garbage re-opens next week the 21st of Feb at
20 Burke St
and opening night is Saturday the 26th.
Hope to see you all down there!

That time I went solo.

This weekend I took a road trip, solo, down to Coffs Harbour. It was my cousins 18th and I was the only cousin who was able to show for this side of the fam. Anyway, a boys 18th, in the country, with 44 gallon drums for fires, marquee tents for the TV to be safely under {for the footy}, more eskies than you could count, party pies and sausages in bread. A great night.

I hit the beach at my grandmas and a retro shop or two in Bangalow, nearly got run off the road by a truckie and had a issue with the in flight music, here are some happy snaps of the trip!

My in flight music...ipod style

The pub, i didn't go.

Road trippin'!

Awesome retro shop on the road out of Bangalow.

Damn truckie

In flight meals...bbq shapes style.

Love the beach,

and love my grandma!

So there it is, not an overly productive few days but a fun fun time! I wish that I'd had a couple more days at the beach, that is all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

And then came Sunday.

And with Sunday came the first real size suitcase rummage for the year. It was also hot, with a slight rain panic at about 1pm followed by boost juice and sushi.
As always it was a fun day, a great catch-up day and awesome bargains day!

Our set up, the posse from Laneway + one Laura friend.
the bargain of the century! ..the cutest shoes in the world!

Would you care for a moo card?

{all new stock including cushions, love bunting, earrings and purses can be found at under the stairs studio on etsy shortly}

Weekend shenanigans.

It was going to be a long hot summers day, the humidity was through the roof. But we packed our sunscreen, umbrellas and suitcases and headed on down to St Jeromes Laneway Festival to show the world that suitcase rummagers are made of the tough stuff!

Such an awesome day out, hanging out with the coolest kids {Trudy and Sarah-Jayne}, making new friends {Jeremy and another Sarah!}, delicious nachos, free fairy floss, amazing people watching and some alright music {i'm not going to hide the fact i'm not a massive fan of the scene, but i'll admit that I still had fun times}. All in all it was an awesome opportunity and even though there weren't huge sales made it was a great day!

Keeping shaded..but still smiling!
Paper cuts {Trudy} and zipper jewelry {Me}, neighbours.

Next door was Jeremy with more zines than you could poke a stick at,

and on the other side of Sarah-Jayne, Sarah with the Tell Tale zine and cupcakes!

Loving the free fairy floss...

and the not as free nachos.

Watching over the crowd and trying to catch a peek at the main stage {in the background}.

They were pretty alright.

There are more photos of the day, including our wee markets section on Laneway at Flickr.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

...and some more

Moving on up!

Since my last post I have
a) moved house
b) been made temporarily unemployed because of the floods
c) watched waaay too much tv
d) gone and got my student card sorted, hello cheap stuff!
e) bought my first ever sewing machine


f) been asked to be part of the markets at this years laneway festival!!

Here is a sneak peek at what i've been working on. It includes but does not end at new brooches, hearts and zippers, valentines specials, leather heart earrings, wee purses for your treasures and lovely throw pillows to rest your head.