Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The trials and tribulations of technology

I had grand plans for the first few weeks after Handmade Market, intending to launch several online stores. But my computer had other ideas and died a sudden death - probably from overuse!

Mr Flib has ordered a new one though, and it is indeed our first 'new' computer for home use so I'm very excited. Our previous PCs have been a motley crew of second hand purchases, PhD leftovers and much appreciated hand-me-downs.

In the meantime, the ancient laptop I am using is just not up to speed so all things shop related have had to be postponed for another week or so. I might get out and enjoy some of this sunshine instead!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tired but happy

And so another wonderful Handmade Market has been and gone. It was a gloriously sunny day for the most part (amazing after yesterday's grey weather!) with some gusty wind in the afternoon that had us chasing stock and required the marquee to be firmly pegged down.

My new range of earrings was very well received by the shopping public and I had so many compliments and enquiries about my necklace (made to wear to a wedding in Brisbane last weekend) that I will be adding that style to my range as well.

As usual, Mama Goose and I spent a good part of the afternoon discussing our next Handmade Market on the 4th of December. But in the immediate future, a bit of rest and relaxation is required. Forget about taking time to smell the roses though, it is time to smell the tulips at Floriade, I think.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spring has sprung!

The days are getting longer, the daylight is changing, trees are blossoming everywhere and green and growing things are pushing their way through the soil - welcome Spring!

So, you know what that means, don't you? Next Saturday the 11th of September is the start of Floriade and Handmade in Bloom is also being held the same day. What a day!

It seemed like Spring took forever to arrive this year. And no wonder - apparently this was the coldest winter that Canberra has experienced in the last decade. So here are a few more photos I took at Floriade last year to remind you of the glory of Spring:

Floriade and Handmade market. No wonder I love Spring!