Monday, November 28, 2011

It Is Done.....!

Just a quick one today. The market was heaps of fun; it was great to see some familiar faces and also welcome some new ones. Thanks so much to my friends and family who came to support Kitchen Kitsch and help ease the financial burden on the poor family with the disabled child. Thanks a million!! ....and a huge thanks to my lovely friend Mrs.C for her invaluable help and fabulous sense of style! I couldn't have done it without you; and my super talented Mum who tirelessly sewed her heart out! Here are some snaps!

Mrs.C & Ms.K

  Now, no rest for the wicked, tonight Miss M has a full dress, hair and makeup rehearsal for her ballet concert before the real deal tomorrow and Wednesday nights so I am off to paint the tap shoes, clean the ballet shoes, pancake the tutu (you heard me!) and fall in a heap! I love doing things for my kids and am glad I am able to help with these things but in all honesty I just want to put up my Christmas decos and make my Chrissy cake! Thursday.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Busy Busy!

I can't believe it has been more than a week since my last post. I adore Christmas but unfortunately never get a chance to sit back and enjoy the lead up and I know I'm not alone when I say this. I'm horrified to admit that I haven't even put up my Chrissie decorations......abominable!! I usually like to get them up mid November so I can drain every last drop of enjoyment out of them.
So what have I been doing? And why do I think anyone wants to know?! Well, apart from ballet rehearsals, tap rehearsals, costume checks, Christmas concerts, work, and the general day-to-day running around (and a movie with Big Sis that I squeezed in at the start of the week! Belated birthday pressie, thanks Mrs.S!) I have been madly crafting, pricing, ticketing (and stressing) for my very first Market Day on Sunday! It's been fun and madness all at once. Here are the official details.....would love to see some familiar faces on the day, and it's for a great cause. A Brisbane family with a disabled little boy need help after thieves stole money intended for their endless medical expenses. If that doesn't get you there, nothing will.........

Market Day
Sunday November 27, 2011
Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club
34 Fairlead Crescent

8.30am - 4pm

ENTRY: Gold Coin Donation

A snippet of the treasures on offer:
Handmade cards and paper crafts, silk dolls and scarves, millinery, handmade Xmas decorations, handmade jewellery, Xmas treats such as nuts, lollies, chutney, pickles, jams and cakes, soy candles, children's clothing and accessories, canvas paintings, natural soaps, bath salts and body products....(deep breath.....)whew!!
.....and mine: Vintage aprons, new aprons made in vintage style, xmas aprons (aprons!aprons!aprons!) padded memo boards, bunting galore, vintage bric-a-brac, xmas wreaths, xmas decorations, vintage crockery, and MORE!! Get thee there!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old Wives Tales

I love a good Old Wives Tale as much as the next person so I'm hoping my latest tale proves correct.  I have some lovely vintage fancy-worked doilies which have a few minor "old age" stains on them and I was given a quaint Old Wives Tale from my Mum as to how to remove these stains.
Here goes:

"Soak the articles in eucalyptus wool mix for at least 24 hours, then hang them on the line all day in the sunlight then all night in the moonlight and then another day in the sunlight. The results are really very good, the secret being the moonlight.  No kidding!"
If this can get "old age" stains out of my doilies I might even try it on myself!!

PS How beautiful are these Spring mornings??!


Friday, November 11, 2011

The Fun We Had!

Well fun for me.....toasting my new business with a lovely bottle of champers we brought back with us from our holiday in France last year. Oh I love her! My only wish was that we brought back more than one bottle.

Mr.D being artistic with his photography!

Me, being impatient with Mr.D's artistry!

Oh and Happy Birthday to my 87 year old Grandmother! When I gave her a call tonight and asked her how old she was (oh come wasn't the first thing I blurted out to her...) she said she wasn't sure but everyone was telling her she was 87! Bless her... Can't wait until I'm of the age where not only do I not remember how old I am but I don't care less either!

The Birthday Girl


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I'm Celebrating!

Kitchen Kitsch is now officially a business!!! I received my Registration details from my accountant in the mail it's serious....and I'm seriously overwhelmed! Kitchen Kitsch will showcase a collection of my Vintage inspired aprons made by my clever Mum with a little bit of help from me, fabric craft such as bunting and noticeboards, vintage plate clocks, vintage and upcycled bric-a-brac, linens and much much more!!
I will also have a range of Christmas goodies that I'll be selling at the markets on November 27 (see previous post). These include Christmas aprons, decorations made from vintage doilies and fabric and lots of other lovelies.
Unfortunately Mr.D is working tonight so I'm saving the celebratory champers for tomorrow night when he is on his "week end"; until then I'll just do a very subdued "punch the air" and dream of what's to come......


Monday, November 07, 2011

Oh yes I did!!

.......look what I won on Ebay! I know, I know, technically I didn't win it but I feel like a winner with this gorgeous beast in the Kitchen Kitsch house.  She needs a little spruce and a new coat of paint but I just know we are going to be BFFL. Thanks to Mr.D and my ever supportive parents who helped me haul the bounty home and after much huffing and puffing landed her safely in my now very crowded lounge room. Stay tuned for more updates........
On another note, I have signed up for my first market day so I have been madly crafting and designing treasures to sell. This will be held on Sunday November 27 at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club in Manly and is a fundraiser to aid a Brisbane family in need of money to buy essentials for their severely disabled son.......if that doesn't get you there, nothing will. I will post more details as they come to hand!


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Project Distractions

I am on Day 3 of a lovely week off and my "to do" list which was as long as my arm is now nearly as long as both arms. Why is it that when we know we have a window of one week, as well as having lots of w's (you re-read it didn't you?), we think we can get a truck load of boxes ticked as well as keeping up with the usual domestics. I had visions of baking, painting, going to movies, long lunches, massages, blah blah blah but other things distracted me. Over the past month or so I have been going through my huge pile of mags that I had stashed away in a cupboard....we're talking monthly subscriptions of about 3 different magazines dating back to the late '90's that I just haven't had the heart to part with. I'm fussy with my mags; most people have a read, rip out their favorite pages and toss the rest into the recycling bin. Easy! Unfortunately I was not blessed with the read it/don't need it gene and that is why I'm in the state I'm in today....well, have to blame this task is always done on "bin day" so I don't get the chance to go rummaging through the garbage a day later trying to salvage my beloved mags. Smart hey?

I have digressed in more ways than one but the point is: now that I've decided to go through the lot and rip out my favorite pages, with all of this inspiration, I now feel I have to redecorate the house doesn't take much.
This is my latest look of choice; it would be just like living in my own Barbie Dream House, only I'm not sure my Ken would agree with my excitement.  PS my house looks nothing like this and that is why I want it soooo much!!

I want it NOW!!

Sooo preeeetty!



Waiter, bring me a Shirley Temple tout de suite!

 Wake up Sunshine! This is my reality........

A lovely timber blanket box that I'm about to zshoosh up to put in Miss M's room.....after I have a cuppa......


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