Monday, December 14, 2009
hello, just popping in to let you know how to contact me as it seems my web hosting company is having 'catastrophic issues' and I have not been able to access my website or email since Friday afternoon. Apparently it will not be fixed until Thursday or Friday! If you are waiting for a reply or would like to order something please accept my sincere apologies.
In the meantime here are hot toffee contact details:
mobile: 0423 185 750
my etsy shop will be updated over the next few days
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
my only purchase on the weekend - bought from this amazing textile designer. I also had my eye on this the whole day - so tempting!
a sweet gift from this lovely lady..
lovely note accompanying the above earrings from Curly Jo..
gorgeous sunflower field on our way to get our weekly vegies
the winner of my little giveaway...
The silly season is quite silly indeed! I've been working seven days a week and my stock answer when people ask me how I am these days is 'busy but GOOD'. The brisStyle market was fantastic I just wish I had a helper on the day so I could have seen all the amazing talent there. The Young Designers Market was yesterday and the sweetest, sweetest lady came up to me and said 'I've just been sitting in the restaurant across the road and could see you are struggling with the heat so I asked them for some water for you' and with that she handed me a large milkshake cup full of icy water! This very thoughtful gesture brought tears to my eyes - it really is the people you meet in life that make it so special ...not only the people you know and love but the people we all walk past everyday or have brief encounters with. Later in the day I walked over to the restaurant for another drink and the waitress said proudly with a smile 'that was my mum who gave you the water' and of course I replied with 'ohhh she was so sweet' and the waitress said again with a proud smile 'I know and she's mine'.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tomorrow (Saturday 5th Dec) I will be setting up shop at one of the best markets I've ever been part of both has a stall holder and a customer. It's the brisStyle Indie Designers market at St Augustine's Church Hall & Grounds, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton. 9am - 4pm! There will be live music, coffee, cupcakes and the most amazing line up of local talent. This is the best place to start your Christmas shopping! If you are busy tomorrow then head to the Young Designers Market in Little Stanley St at Southbank on Sunday from 10am - 4pm for more local designers and artists. What a great weekend for shopping in Brisbane!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
part of my stash of Japanese magazines..
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
on Ryo's desk..folded paper box to hold his pencil shavings..
and more markets!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's been a busy few weeks (good but busy) out of blog land for hot toffee with 4 am rises, a new stockist (more about that very soon), school excursions, 2 migraines in one week (happened to fall in the last week of school), markets, visits to stockists, exhibition deadlines, coffee with friends, lovely family visits, afternoon strolls with my best mate - Pochi and unfortunately way way way too much time spent in the car.... !! This blog has been terribly neglected and as it's my first day back teaching tomorrow I'm going to do my best to do a quick catch up..in pictures...before I get too far behind!
secretly taken through dining room window - this scene (breakfast with my family on our deck) makes me extremely happy!
cuff links for here
Southbank Young Designers Market
my 'always happy' mate Pochi
see that caravan with the rainbow stripes?
I can imagine it in our yard as my little studio...crazy?
I just missed my favourite view from the car - but still very pretty ..yes?
There is a great interview with Michelle Gillies, owner of nook over on the finders keepers blog. I mentioned a while ago that nook was a new stockist for me and am so happy to see this lovely shop has been so well received by the Brisbane community. .. I can't wait to visit again to see the amazing products Michelle stocks and to see how the lettuce is progressing in the front garden (will take a photo next time)
Also a nice surprise to wake up to yesterday - a message saying 'your shop is lovely, I've featured your earrings on my blog today' here.