Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Felt Flowers and Markets.


I came across the bag of felt off cuts in my stash again and swung into felt flower mode this time. These flowers are big and chunky for dramatic effect. They will be made into rings and brooches and will be available at the next Red Lantern Night Market.

They will be available in green, red, black, purple, yellow and blue... So far.


I have also been making more eye patches.

Remember when I made Bear his very own? Well I went ahead a made a few more to take to market. They were so popular I have had to restock! Gotta love that...

So we have a huge range of colour combos with eye balls and stars to choose from.

I'll also be at Ettalong Bowling Club for the Christmas Shopping Night
Thursday 2nd from 7-10pm.

There is a complimentary glass of Champaign and mini manicure to help get you in the Christmas shopping mood!! So if you are a local be sure to stop past and say hi.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sometimes, the stars just don't align...


This blog post is my vent to the universe...

I am always a happy person. Everyone who knows me will tell you I am. I surround myself with happiness. With the things and people I love.

Sometimes though the stars just don't quite align...

My Alice in Wonderland inspired party was suppose to be a celebration of love and womanhood to share with my friends and the people I rely on. It was my first ever child free event and I had the whole event planned and played out in my mind.

Unfortunately, the months of preparation, donations of decorations, the amount of food and alcohol went to waste...

Because there was no-one here to enjoy it.

I completely understand that things happen in other peoples lives which they cannot ignore. It doesn't change the fact that I hurt and am so sad.

I'll leave you with some of the photos from the preparations of the evening to enjoy.

My Alice in Wonderland book from 1981 and my personalised birthday badge by GemmaJoy in the Alice theme.

Carlos had the bar set up in the studio to serve cocktails of every kind. Bar fridge, drinks, glasses, blender, salt and sugar.

Lovely bunting donated by Rachelle after her daughters 1st Birthday Tea Party. Rachelle even printed out my name and 30th to replace her daughters.

Thanks Hun!

A quick garage sale visit in the morning for Bear and I. We bought the last item on our cocktail list for $5. Very cool and very retro glass blender.

A very special puzzle book with beautiful illustrations Carlos picked up for Moo back when she was a baby from a treasure shop.

View from the studio outside.

Doily bunting and table set up along with a mannequin dressed in a black 'Alice' t-shirt wearing my brand new reclaimed satchel by Little Wise Owl.

I was sharing some lovely refashioned items on my facebook page which I was looking at buying myself for my birthday. Rebekah and Jazzy snapped the satchel up before I had time to buy it only I didn't know until I received it on Friday. Yes I cried when the postie handed the parcel to me...

Carlos made Brenda and I frozen strawberry margaritas.

Brenda called around earlier in the day with her family to finish of my cake she made and to spend some quality time with me. I have a few new personalised Gemmajoy brooches to add to my collection including a sewing machine... I love it so much girls!!

The cake Brenda made just for me *tear* Brenda girl I miss you so much!

She even made 'eat me' cookies... how sweet is she?!

So I leave this blog post in tears because I am so grateful for what I have. Carlos I love you and you truly are my lighthouse. Thank you for making everything better and not calling me a sooky baby...

Right now I could do with a hug...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MooBear 3 Day Sale Starts Now...


To thank you for supporting kids clothing with a conscience and for making us Australia's fastest growing and favourite eco-friendly, independent kids t-shirt label, we are having a 3 day sale especially for our facebook 'likers' just in time for Christmas.

All our Big Kids Tee's are $30 but only for 3 days so be quick.

SALE starts 7.30pm Wed 23rd November till 7.30pm Fri 26th November 2010.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Boring? Tea Towels? I think not...

Back in March I went to a garage sale across the road and bought a few items really cheap. Thrown in there were some very new retro tea towels which were unused. I sent them straight to CurlyPops because she love a tea towel or two for refashioning!!

Just look at them now!!

WOW...
These a definitely worth checking out over at CurlyPops today... or tomorrow. You can find her selling her handbags and yummy goodies at the Daylesford Makers Market on Saturday November 27th so do say hello from me!!

I have a few I kept hold of which I really must refashion. It's a crime not to when they look this delicious.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some Christmas Face Washers...

Rebekah and I have been doing some brain storming. Well actually it's more like excited jumping around the craft shop with a spontaneous craft idea to add to Rebekah's soaps for Christmas. I decided to help out and make her some Christmas tree decorations/face washers to go with her soaps for our markets this weekend. We'll both be at The Red Lantern Night Market on Saturday and then the Handmade Craft Market on Sunday.

They are a little quirky with lots of handmade love.

What do you think? I have put one away for us to add to our tree too... hehe sshh don't tell Rebekah although I am sure she wont mind.

Christmas Handmade Craft Market...

This is where you find me this Sunday 21st November.

I'll have Gina purses, eye patches, zip it brooches and headbands as well as all our MooBear Designs tees so be sure to stop past to do some Christmas shopping.

Hope to see you there too!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Central Coast to Sydney iPod Play Lists...

When we all take the train trip to Sydney we make sure we take our iPods along for entertainment. Today we popped into the annual Newtown Festival to meet up with family and friends. It's amazing how much quicker the trip is with music...

These are just some of the songs playing on our to Sydney and Back.

Can you guess who was listening to which music?












Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Want Candy...

Now for this post you need to sing the song I Want Candy...

Candy in the morning time,
Candy in the hot sunshine.
Candy baby can't you see,
All I want is your candy!

Now that the mood is right I can share with you some very fruitilicious candy.


Carlos loves his rock candy as equally as I love my liquorice.

It absolutely amazes him how they get the tiny little image of the candy flavour and words inside the candy. I think it would be a pretty cool job title to have on your resume too.

So when the kids and I visited the Fairhaven Markets today we were excited to see Paul, The Candy Man there again. He remember me from last time we visited. I had to make the trip back to the markets because I forgot to actually take the jar of candy with me.

Not this time though.

Paul and Ange make their fruitilicious candy from home which is perfect because home made candy tastes so much nicer than the mass produced lollies in stores. They make candy for every occasion you can think of and for every event you have been too.

Even better they now have an online store so we can buy directly from them when ever Carlos wants too. Which come to think of it might be a very tempting option... hmmm.

I am also loving the jar that we bought from the markets too. Can you see all my buttons wanting to have a new home in there?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stencilling and Swimming...

We woke up this morning and the sun was shining. I spontaneously decided to do some stencilling and screen printing but I needed to entertain Bubble and Bear at the same time.

Out came the wadding pool, sunscreen, swimmers and queen size sheet.

I was able to do a lot of printing while they both happily splashed around in the shade of the clothes line. Bubble did decided to get back in after Carlos changed her but no harm done there.

They enjoyed themselves so much. I might actually join them next time and test out my new recycled, vintage, linen bikini which Tina made when she was here in Sept.

Of course I am a little random and decided to stencil my t-shirt while I was still wearing it... nothing strange there!!

Red Lantern Night Market...

I am so freakin excited about the Red Lantern Night Markets.

I was personally invited by the organiser Justine which is nice because it means people out there in the market world like what I do...right?!

I was a little worried about getting there because as you know Team MooBear do not drive so I invited my bestie, fellow eco warrior and now market buddy Rebekah from Purely Natural Living along too!

We'll be there on Saturday November 20th from 4-10pm and also Saturday December 11th from 4-10pm.

Hunter Street and Surrounding Laneways Newcastle CDB.
Between Newcomen St and Wolfe St.

If you are a Newie local or from the Hunter Valley bring the family along and enjoy the market atmosphere, fabulous food and get some Christmas shopping in too!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Creative Space... Eye Patches

Bear has ben asking me for weeks to make him an eye patch. So the only creating going on today was making him his very own one of a kind eye patch which is made from all recycled materials... I think I might have to make a few more for the markets.

For more creative spaces check out Kootoyoo.



Now a few things while you are here.

1. Have you voted for my recycled denim baby bibs which made it into the finals of the Ecouterre Gap Recycled Denim Challenge? Voting ends tomorrow and I would love you to vote for one of my very first Over It! creations if you would ever so kind... I'll owe you a coffee!!

2. Have you entered our GIVEAWAY? All you have to do is name the newest, natural soap made by Purely Natural Living which I have been lucky enough to use all week and you could win your very own. Entry closes tomorrow night.

3. Have you stopped past my facebook sale? There are Zip It headbands reduced to $8 and brooches from $8. There are girls T-shirts, Zip It hair ties and more.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DIY Display for Market...

I have had to rethink how I display for my Zip It headbands and brooches as the denim frames just take too long to pin all my creations to. Check them out here.

I needed something I can display and leave them on. My solution was to use 2 small vintage suitcases and turn the inside into a display area.

I am a vintage suitcase hoarder.
They were both road side rescues.

I wanted to pad the inside with foam but want to avoid buy any. I really like to use what ever I have lying around.

On a random trip to the treasure shop earlier today I noticed some foam sitting on a table. I asked what they had planned for the foam and they said it was going in the bin... Well not if I can help it!! I got home and cut the foam to size.

I used some scrap material left over from a project for Rebekah to cover the foam and created a cushion. The perfect place to pin my brooches and to display my headbands.

Now I have the perfect no fuss way to display both my Zip It headbands and brooches.
I am sure Rachelle and Shannon will be very happy to see my new wind proof display too...Hehe.

So what am I going to with the denim frames? Why, still use them of course. I am going to tie 3 rows of string across them and peg my Zip It hair ties on them giving me more room to use on the table front at my markets!!

Pure genius!

Now a few things while you are here.

1. Have you voted for my recycled denim baby bibs which made it into the finals of the Ecouterre Gap Recycled Denim Challenge? Voting ends tomorrow and I would love you to vote for one of my very first Over It! creations if you would ever so kind... I'll owe you a coffee!!

2. Have you entered our GIVEAWAY? All you have to do is name the newest, natural soap made by Purely Natural Living which I have been lucky enough to use all week and you could win your very own. Entry closes tomorrow night.

3. Have you stopped past my facebook sale? There are Zip It headbands reduced to $8 and brooches from $8. There are girls T-shirts, Zip It hair ties and more.