Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Manic Nervous Excited Inspired Grateful....


I think this title pretty much sums me up at the moment. Life really is whizzing along at a spectacular speed, but mostly in a good way. Perfect timing really to receive this lovely Pay It Forward gift from Big Cat on Monday.


The beautiful artwork she made was just the reminder I needed to stop and have a cup of tea (Melbourne Breakfast Tea in fact, which was delightful) and start reading the book that was also included in the package. Thank-you SO much!!!!! It was just the best way to start off the week.


And just a little note to my own Pay It Forward recipients, I have not forgotten you. I have put aside 6 weeks over the Christmas/New Year break which will be dedicated to all things fun and crafty, which includes getting those Pay It Forward gifts finished and posted off :)

And if getting a very special package on a Monday morning was the best way to start a week, then hopefully the Reverse Garbage Renaissance Christmas Exhibition will be the best way to end it.


I am both super excited and super nervous about turning up to the opening on Friday evening to see some of my bags and bookmarks displayed with so many other talented artists. Also looking forward to having an 'adult' and 'kid free' evening - we're even going to grab some Vietnamese afterwards which will be a fabulous way to finish up the night!


So yeah, if you find yourself in Brisbane this Friday and with not much else to do between 6pm and 8pm then come down to Reverse Garbage for the exhibition opening, and check out all the lovely exhibits (two other BrisStyle members - Helen from Ruby2GoGo and Ruby Red Studios, and Ali from Jellygnite will also be exhibiting, as will fellow blogger Sally from djbebe).


Everything being shown will also be for sale, and in fact the whole of Reverse Garbage itself will be open, so you can grab a paper bag and start filling. Go nuts!!!

And of course, don't forget folks, that the BrisStyle Blog Giveaway is still open until this Friday, so if you haven't left a comment, make sure you pop on over for your chance to win some fantastic gift packs, made up of a variety of handmade goods donated by the BrisStyle members.


And speaking of all things BrisStyle, I'm madly sewing away trying to get ready for the BrisStyle Christmas Market on 13th December. It will be my first ever market and I'm SOOOOOO nervous. I still haven't got my signage or display stuff organised. I've been collecting bits and pieces that I think will work for displaying my bags, but I really need to pull out my table and see if it is all going to come together. I'm starting to feel like I'm really running out of time.....eeekkkkkkk!!!!

Well that's it from me. I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date.....with some nappies (which will be off to a new home in the Blue Mountains soon - hopefully Kara will find them useful). And I will have a whole storage tub free to fill up with some other useful junk...I mean...stuff...I mean really useful and uh, necessary items....:P

So last post I was a busy elf, this post I'm the white rabbit. Just wait, by next post I may be the mad hatter...

17 comments:

Cass said...

Bec those bags are fantastic.

Car said...

Bec, Love those bags - good luck at the opening of the exhibit.

I'm planning on swinging by those markets too, hope to see you there!

CurlyPops said...

Those handbags are absolutely gorgeous! Wowee you must be a busy bee at the moment...I'd forgotten all about the pay it forward (some days my brain just doesn't work).
I wish I was in Brissy for that market!

Jade said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing them displayed on Friday!

Unfortunately I won't be 'kid-free' but given the rest of the family will be there, I may be able to palm off Jett to someone for a little while so I can shop :P

Sherrin said...

I love how your handbags are looking... there's some beautiful fabrics there. Good luck with the exhibitions... and with the market. I'm sure your stuff will go really well.

Hey, how did you guys pull up after the storms?

BigCat said...

Your bags look fabulous. I hope the exhibition goes really well. I'm sure it will.

The picture looks cute on the mini easel.

Hey Harriet said...

The bags look gorgeous! Have a great night at the opening! Wish I could go! I'll be going to the RG exhibition during the week but sadly can't make it to the opening. Phooey! I hear there will be organic beer on offer. Double phooey!!

Sharlene said...

I am inpressed by your wonderful bags. They are so lovely, fresh and yet so retro. WOW

Linda said...

oh I love your new bags!!! beautiful. Cathy's collage is so wonderful!

edward and lilly said...

Wow, good luck with it all. I won't be there tonight but I will be at the Brisstyle market to do some shopping so will look out for your goods!

Ali said...

See you tonight Bec (kid-free! yay!!) Your bags look lovely and I'm sure they're going to be a hit!! (you'll be taking orders tonight!!)

fi said...

hope last nights show was fun, i love your bags that floral one is killing me! good luck for your market i'm sure you will be faboulous!

Rachel said...

Great bags! And that pay it forward package looks equally nice - lucky you!

Corrie said...

cuuuuuuuuute bags and I bet you'll be great! just remember to smile!

Corrie:)

Mary said...

Your bags are adorable!

Hot Fudge said...

Well, how good do those bags look? I will try to get to the exhibition some time next week. From all reports, it's a spectacular success. Well done!

AnastasiaC said...

gorgeous bags!!!