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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday #5 Welcome the new addition

My shadow shot sunday today is of the latest addition to our family "Lift" the budgie.

He is just the sweetest little yellow bird you ever saw and my son is so taken with him.

To see other shadow shots or to join in on the fun go here

cheers Em

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Yummy Fabric Parcel

Today I received a great parcel from the postie, I just had to take some photos and share them with everyone as I cant wait to make some new clips out of this fabric....

You can find Starlit Nest on Etsy here

Hoping for some sleep tonight, I am not sure when or how but my small child somehow forgot how to sleep :-( these days he is up every 2 hours during the night... bumma
hopefully getting grommets (booked in for surgery next wednesday) might fix this problem.

xx Em

Monday, August 25, 2008

Something on the To Do List...

It has been a long time coming, but I have gotten out Bel's Birthday Present from the UFO pile (very belated may I add)

I bought these gorgeous raw Matryoshka Dolls from Russia in advance to have one painted up especially for her birthday as she collects them, only to receive the dolls, begin her gift and then it got sidelined in our extension. Anyway this is a post to let you know Bel that your pressie is back on the drawing board, and you should HOPEFULLY have it before your next birthday ;-)

I will keep let you all know how it is progressing and post a pic of the finished product up here, they could also feature in our Etsy store in the not too distant future.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Summer is on its way

Here are some pics that I took while we were out playing in the garden this morning :) its great to be reminded that summer is on its way

and here is my Sunday Shadow Shot #15 for the week, its of my father in-law, husband and little boy deciding what gardening job they are going to tackle next :)Don't forget to check out the other fantastic Sunday Shadow Shots here

Cheers Bel x

Shadow Shot #4

Sunday Shadow Shot #4

Here is a pic I took this morning while we were out playing in the garden, its of my father in-law, husband and little boy :)

And I also had to share these garden pictures as well. Its a lovely warm today and its great to be reminded that summer is on its way...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mere Male

Ok, I just thought I would share something with you that I find quite amusing....
After arriving home this afternoon from spending a few quality hours with fellow BrisStylers, My Darling Husband asked me if I felt like going to the drive-in theatre tonight (yep they still exist, there is only 1 I know of in SE QLD tho check it out here). Well the movies on offer were (double feature) Star Wars - The Clone Wars and then The Dark Knight... which neither really tickle my fancy, so I decided to decline his offer. He was quiet for a while and then told me that if I wanted a night in by myself he would take our son with him to the drive-ins (he is only 20mths old). Anyhoo after me telling him that he was kidding himself that said son would sit still/not squak/be interested for that amount of time they left me to my own devices around an hour and a half ago, and a text message just came through to say that there is snoring coming from the backseat!! hmmph pie in my face, I CAN'T BELIEVE he got him to go to sleep, he wont even sleep in the car for me when we are moving when he is tired!! LOL
So now I am contimplating cutting out some fabric for a baby bag that I am making for a friend's shower, but not really sure if I am in the mood. Maybe I will get an early night in bed?

xx Em

Friday, August 22, 2008

YAY! its Friday
Well I should be cleaning, cooking, sewing, etc but I just had to quickly share these cute little books that my husband surprised me with for our 9th Wedding Anniversary yesterday...
I am a little disappointed with the Plush you! one as it only has patterns for about 18 of the creations, but lots of designers info and websites and blogs to check out. I LOVE the Creepy Cute one and now just have to remember how to crochet (its been a long long time) and also find a bit of extra spare time ;)

Like Em said previously, the hairclip holders are on their way, so make sure you check out our ETSY store over the next couple of weeks. Here's a sneak peak at a couple I made last night...

Plus also coming to EmBelISH is a new range of rings and button jewellery I have been working on this week. After a really stressful couple of days I just had to get out my button collection and have a 'play', my other half thinks its funny but I really do find it relaxing sorting through the different colours and shapes to see exactly what I think looks good with what :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Things on the Go....

Well at both homes we have projects on the go this week, I know that Bel is madly trying to find the spare time to make some great new Hairclip holders that will be in our Etsy Store soon so keep an eye out... and me on the other hand am still trying to finish my colony of Sock Monkeys (there are 6 creatures in the UFO stage).
As we are meeting our Fello BrisStylers on Saturday for our Monthly catch up (my first since joining the group) we really want to take along some of our latest crafty pursuits... so it is heads down bums up.
~~~ only problem is neither of our sons seem to like to leave us long enough to even thread the needle!! LOL
will keep you all updated with how we go


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Last chance to snap a BARGAIN

Remember that today is the final sale of Brisstyle's EEE Sale

Please visit our site here and make sure you qualify to receive your FREE Owl Brooch :-)

Well it is shadow shot sunday again

today I thought I would add a photo of my son on our visit to the park earlier in the week... don't you just love those spinning things!!

Visit other SSS competitors here

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our Market Stall

I thought I would share a few photos of what our market stall looks like...
We are at the St William's Craft Market on the 2nd Saturday of each month in Keperra, Brisbane. Come and visit us if you are in the neighbourhood.

And here are a few of our Friend Ali's Store you can see her stuff at http://www.jellygnite.etsy.com/ or read about it on her blog at http://www.charlieandgrace.blogspot.com/

As the official first day of our EEE Sale (see below for more info) we were all set up at the market with our "owl tree" ready to send off the FREE Broochs with every order.

Thanks for your support so far in the sale, but keep Shopping !!!


and check out the other participants at http://www.brisstyle.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Shadow Shot

After being super slack I thought I better make the effort to add something to the EmBelISH Blog (so far I have let Em do all the work) so this week I said I would have a go at the SSS :)
The picture above was taken by my 4 year old nephew Ty (the budding photographer) of my little boy Sax playing in the shadows...

Monday, August 4, 2008



Come one, Come all to the Etsy Ekka Extravaganza Sale

Hi to all our friends & visitors !!!

We are proud to be part of the BrisStyle EEE Sale. Make sure you read all about it below and be sure to click away at all our stores on Etsy, there are some great freebies to be had!!

xx Em & Bel

The BrisStyle Ekka Extravaganza Etsy Sale!

The ‘Ekka’ is the annual agricultural show held in Brisbane, Australia. It is a fun-packed 10 days of bright lights and rides, local produce, entertainment and cute animals! We thought it would be a perfect excuse to have a sale on etsy to promote our BrisStyle team and our talented members, as well as a chance for the etsy community to snap up some great bargains!

The Ekka Extravaganza Sale runs from Saturday 9th August to Sunday 17th August (ending 12 midnight etsy time). Participating shops are offering a variety of great deals like percentages off, free postage and bonus gifts.

Here is a list of the participating shops – check out the beautiful BrisStyle stores and their great deals!

jellygnite - http://www.jellygnite.etsy.com/ 15% off all items in store + free art card / aceo with every order over $15 (excl postage)
HotFudge - http://www.hotfudge.etsy.com/
15% off all items in store
Free Owl Brooch & Gift Wrapping with purchase
Free childrens' 'gift card' with all purchases. Purchase two or more art prints, receive an additional art print, of your choice, for free.
10% off all items in store
10% off all items in store + free postage on orders over $100
10% off all items in store + free postage on orders over $100
15% off all items in store + a free pair of gemstone earrings on purchases over $100 after discounts
Free gift pack (bookmark, felt hairclip & postcard) with any bag purchase
ruby2gogo - http://www.ruby2gogo.etsy.com/
Retro Brisbane gift cards with all purchases. Show Bag with purchases over $40
Retro Brisbane gift cards with all purchases. Show Bag with purchases over $40
Hey Harriethttp://www.heyharriet.etsy.com/
Free postage on all purchases

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday

I am jumping on the bandwagon with Shadow Shot Sunday, with great inspiration from HeyHarriet

Here is my first attempt..

My Son's digger man in the shadows

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hoo Hoo Whos Idea???

Watch this space for information on the exciting upcoming

EEE Sale (Etsy Ekka Extravaganza) a whole group of us from the BrisStyle team are offering great discounts/freebies for the duration of the Brisbane Ekka...

EmBelISH's offer is a FREE Owl Brooch with every purchase and FREE Gift Wrapping.

I am not sure if I like making the owls as much as I did when they were one at a time!! ;-)