Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Come and see our stall at Mathilda's Market - 19th November 2011

Please come and visit our stall at Mathilda’s Market at the Brisbane Racecourse at Eagle Farm, Ascot on Saturday 19th November from 9am to 1pm. Entry and parking is free. With over 100 stall holders, yummy food and kids’ entertainment on offer, Mathilda’s Market is undoubtedly Brisbane’s finest shopping destination for our littlies. For a sneak preview of what’s in store, head to www.mathildasmarket.com.au, or check out their blog at www.mathildasmarket.blogspot.com.

We really hope to see you there! (Oh, and if it’s a little too far to travel, you might be happy to hear that Mathilda’s Markets are held regularly in seven cities around Australia). More info at: www.mathildasmarket.com.au

We love meeting our facebook fans so please stop my our stall and introduce yourselves.  We would love to say hi!!!


Friday, 14 October 2011

The Mummy Tree Market - Toowoomba - Market Wrap Up

Wow what an amazing venue where The Mummy Tree Market was held on Sunday, 9th October 2011.  It was huge!!!  There were 128 stalls!!!!  It was lovely to have a stall there surrounded by so many other beautiful handmade items.  It was truly amazing seeing so much lovely handmade items and to know how much hard work went into everyone of those stalls.

A big huge thanks to all my lovely customers!!!!!  I received so many beautiful comments and I especially loved the comments from 2 customers that had bought items from me before in Brisbane or Forest Hill and then to see them in Toowoomba - wow that was amazing!!!!  It just shows you how much people are loving and appreciating handmade items.

I should also give a big shoutout to MiaMia Photography who was the official photograher on the day and she has created this beautiful storyboard for me.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,
Katrina. xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

My Inspiration!!

These are my 3 beautiful girls!!!  I wanted to share this photo with you.  They are the reason I keep purusing my dreams of having a successful handmade business.  It has been very hard trying to juggle a small business and the girls.  It's a balancing act that sometimes doesn't favour the girls/family time and it is something that I am working on.  These last few months have been chaotic, busy and sometimes I feel I am falling more and more behind.  It's not always going to be like this but we are now getting into the busy part of the year and it takes a lot of hard work to keep on top of everything and to also keep that motivation going.

As anyone that makes handmade items know there is a lot of hard work involved and it's been lovely meeting lots of lovely stall holders lately that know exactly how we all feel.  It's also nice to hear they face the same problems with jungling family and their handmade businesses.

I love looking at this photo and everytime I look at it it reminds me why I am doing the things that I am doing and it gives me inspiration to keep going.  I look at this photo and they inspire me to keep going and to try and reach those dreams I have for Mum & Me Handmade Designs.

I love my girls and my very supportive husband. 

xxx Katrina.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Forest Hill Boutique Market - Market Wrap Up

Wow, what an exciting day we had at The Forest Hill Boutique Market!!!!  So many people came out to support the local annual boutique market.  Their were so many crafty stalls their and so many lovely customers.  A very big thanks to all the lovely customers that came out today.  It was truly wonderful to see so many people out and about.  We had such a wonderful day that we are looking foward to next years!!!!  Thanks to the wonderful Liesa, Miriam and Micky from The Handmade Expo for organising such a wonderful event.  I was so busy I didn't even have time to take photos!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!!!


Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Forest Hill Boutique Market - This Saturday!!!!

We are excited to be having a stall this weekend at The Forest Hill Boutique Market.  Anyone around the Lockyer Valley and surrounding areas please come on over and say hello.  There are going to be lots of craft stalls and lots of yummy food as well.  EFTPOS is available and the weather this Saturday should be amazing!!!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Gorgeous Fabric Tissue Holders

Today I made these very cute Fabric Tissue Holders.  As you know I'm addicted to fabric yoyo's so of course I had to add one to each holder.

I made these using the pattern from Two Brown Birds.  If you would like to make your own tissue covers then check out this free pattern.

I have been in contact with the very lovely Fiona from Two Brown Birds and have been given the OK to sell these at the markets and on my online store.  Thanks Fiona!!!! 

 I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  The weather sure is warming up!!!


Monday, 12 September 2011

Market Wrap Up Day - 9th and 10th September 2011

Wow what a weekend!!!!!  It poured and poured rain on the Friday and of course we had just had our stall set up for just a little over an hour!!!  Always the way!  Then the Saturday was very very very very windy and we all nearly got blown away!!!   Despite the awful weather we still had an amazing time and got to meet lots of new customers and see lots of old faces again.  Thanks for all the beautiful comments we received over the weekend.  It really helped us get through those crazy weather conditions!!!  Can't wait for the next Laidley Heritage Day in April 2012 and Laidley Spring Festival in September 2012.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Our New Aprons Coming Soon

I hope you have all had a lovely week.  This is a quick message to let you know that I will be making new Aprons to stock in our online store (www.mumandmehandmadedesigns.com.au).  I will be busy making these over the next couple weeks  in time for our stall at Laidley Spring Festival (9th and 10th September 2011) and then at Billycart Markets - Sandgate (24th September 2011).

I love these Aprons and I love the big YoYo's on them.   Thanks to the beautiful Kerri for allowing me to use her pattern!!!!

Yes I am addicted to YoYo's so of course I had to have a few on each one!!!!

Each Apron will have 3 Pockets - 1 Extra large Pocket, Another separate Large Pocket at the front and another little pocket for a Wooden Spoon or Pens.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Our Library Bags are in Stock!!!!

Here are some pics of our new library bags we have in stock.  Visit our online store to purchase.  All these library bags are handmade by me using quality 100% cotton and high quality materials.  These bags are not only great for library books but also for storing toys, kindy sheets etc.

What makes these library bags different are our space on the front of each bag for you to write your child's name with fabric pen.

 Close-up for the place to write your child's name.

 Library Bags for the Boys (above)

Library Bags for the Girls (above)

Friday, 12 August 2011

My New Aprons to wear at the Markets!!!!

I just love love love my new handmade owl aprons that I just had to share these with you all.  My very talented friend "Kerri" made these 2 aprons for my mum and I to wear when we have stalls at the markets.  I can't wait for our next stall which will be at the Laidley Spring Festival 9th and 10th September 2011.  I will take photos and post these for sure of us all dressed in our new aprons!!!! 

Thanks Kerri. I love fabric yoyo's, buttons and owls so you certainly did a fantastic job in creating something that I'm looking forward to wearing!!!!! Love the extra pockets too!!!!

Plus a close up picture of the YoYos!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Hi Everyone!  To celebrate the opening of our online store/facebook page we are running a "Tag Yourself" competition on Facebook. Please visit us on Facebook and tag yourself in the image and you'll go into the draw to win the 5 Quality Handmade Cards pictured. One lucky person will be randomly drawn on the 15th August 2011 at 6:30pm!

Good Luck!!!! from Mum & Me Handmade Designs

Note: If you can't tag yourself on the photo then please leave a comment below "TAG".


Monday, 11 July 2011

Hi and Welcome to Mum and Me Handmade Designs!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Can't wait to have my website and blog all up and running.  Will keep you all updated with how I am going!!!!