Friday, February 25, 2011

New logo for Bright Red Cherries

Bright Red Cherries has a new logo and I totally love it!

Here it is in reverse

I'm organising a new stamp and labels too. Best dash now as Ced is hindering my typing with one hand and I have a market to prepare for. x

Friday, February 11, 2011

5 months today

Today my little Cedric is 5 months old.

I can't believe how fast the last 5 months have gone. I have friends who are due in April and when I see them they are in to their 3rd trimester... seems like they only told me they were pregnant a few weeks ago yet I feel like I was pregnant for YEARS!
I've kept a diary for Cedric to read when he is older. It has little snippets like 'Today you tried mashed avocado and squealed with delight' and 'You had a shower with your Dad today and you loved it' It's great to be able to go back and read all the things he's done in just 5 months.
Cedric is often a very serious little boy but I did manage to get some photos of him smiling in his highchair today.

Haven't got a real laugh out of him yet - just great big silent smiles. He's saving that first laugh up for something hilarious.
Back to my cutting and sewing now. I've had ordered for 17 bibs plus am making 2 spool bird mobiles for a friend and also have market prep to do - all before the 26th... I can do it :)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

My Creative Space

Well the bub is back in his bed sleeping much earlier today than usual. Makes for a nice quite morning of internet browsing and sewing before we head to the Mum and Bubs movie session at the local cinema.

Later today My Creative Space will be filled with gluing backs on the brooches I've made for the market I have coming up. A friend suggested that E6000 glue is the best and so I'm giving it a go. The hot glue gun I was using was a bit of a disaster as some backs fell off brooches that I'd sold. Thankfully they were to friends that were able to let me know about the problem.

Thanks for stopping by - if you have time check out the other blogs that are participating in My Creative Space hosted by the lovely Kooyotoo.

Oh and if you fancy a brooch check out the give away I have over here - would love to here your tips.


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Hipsta Hooked

Have you seen Hipstamatic the iphone app that allows you to create photos with different effects.
Mr G would say I'm a Hipsta Duffus but I'm hooked!
It's been all about staying out of the heat at the Bright Red Cherries house. Even the sewing room is too hot to go in to so instead I've been cutting out bibs in preparation for sewing. I've also been working on a few more ideas for products to have on my market stall. So far I've got my brooches and bibs plus key rings. I'm hoping to add eye masks and I'd like to come up with a shape for a mobile.
Was a bit disappointed to find that Bowerbird stalls are $500 at a minimum... Oh well bit much for Bright Red Cherries so early on in the piece. On the up side I had though that Lollipop markets were booked out for 2011 but turns out they aren't so I'll get sewing and set up my next stall at Fullarton Craft and Plant so that I can take some photos to go with my submission.
If you have any tips for me I'd love to hear them. I'm so new to all this!
For those that do have tips for markets I'll have a bit of a give away. Add a comment and then in a weeks time I'll pick names out of a hat for one of my brooches. You can pick the brooch you want from my Bright Red Cherries Shop Now shop.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

To market to market

This little piggy went to market!

Yes that's right Bright Red Cherries was at the Fullarton Plant and Craft market yesterday. We had a lovely time, meet some swell people, sipped coffee in the sunshine and shared our creations with our customers.

Here are some snaps from the day including one of my little C wearing his bandana bib.

Embroidered Brooches - good enough to eat one customer said!


Tea towels and serviettes

My little C x

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back again

Hi all - well I've been away for ages! Can you believe my little bubs is now 4 months old!

The last 4 months have been a blur of sleeping, feeding and lots of lovely smiles and cuddles. I just love being a Mum to this sweet little boy.

I've also been inspired to create my own little crafty business selling the vintage brooches I made while I was on maternity leave.

You can buy them online here or you can visit me at the Fullarton Plant and Craft Market on the 23rd of Jan.

To celebrate the launch of the shop there is free postage and 10% off for those that 'like' the page.

Now off to visit some blogs I've missing for long time.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cedric Nicholas

On the 11th of Sept we welcomed Cedric Nicholas in to our lives. Born at 5:21 in the afternoon weighing 6lbl 10 and a picture of perfectness.

I almost have no words to describe how amazing it was and is.