Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Memory Boards & Market Day

I have numerous memory boards at home. It’s no surprise that I am totally in love with them, especially when I find an exquisite fabric that will brighten up any room. I have one in the office too, and when I feel stress, I just turned and looked at funny pictures I have of my boys and hubby smiling or even making faces at me. Joy.
I place quotes of encouragement’s and happy notes to brighten any day too.

So how do you use yours?

Market days are tired, not going to deny that… but overall experience is always fun. We meet many very pleasant customers, full of smiles and complements once they looked at the store… that really brings a smile to my face. We also have notice that little girls love my store; it is such a cute scene. They will beg their mum to get one of my memory boards, but unfortunately, they do not always get what they ask for.
So far, touchwood we have not meet anyone that is difficult at all. Lets keep it that way.
As always, I have to thank my hubby for helping me get up 4:30 in the morning, load the items into the car the night before, and not to mention carry the heavy loads to set up. He has always been patient… quietly and contended to have his coffee, Turkish lunch, and his Sat newspaper and let the day just swift by… until it is packing time and we do it all over again in one month’s time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Favourite Song

Found this on Polka Dot blog... this amazing website which let you create your own mix of songs.

Check it out Mixwit.

I am in lurve with the following song:

Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo`ole.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jessica Claire

Found this nifty idea from “Jessica Claire’s” blog… tags for people to find their tables at the reception.

Her photos are stunning! She also includes a little slide show for some of her clients. Check out her blog. I particularly like the wedding post ofMissy & Gary”, I think it is because the client has a very contagious joy of laughter that makes you smile just by looking at the photos.

Here are some of the beautiful settings and photos by Jessica Claire

“Twigs & Honey by Myra Callan”

For the love of all things beautiful, elegant, flowery and feathery…
I am in love with “Twigs & Honey by Myra Callan” handmade hair accessories.
For those who knows me, I love flowers.
Myra - Twigs & Honey creates beautiful and whimsical hairpieces. They are elegant, perfect for any special occasion. They looked fabulous, love it!
We tend to use flower hair accessories mainly for weddings only, but why stop there.
Make a bold statement, something unique… make a statement to any outfit and cheer up the mood if you use flower head pieces or even a brooch as an assessorial.
Check out her blog, and for those that is getting married, she custom made her hairpieces too.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Market Day - Kirribilli

The weather was bad to us early in the morning while we were “trying” to set up. If I have to choose either rain or wind… rain will be so much better to deal with. The strong wind made it so much more difficult to set up.

Once again thanks to my loving hubby all went well… after a few disagreements. Just to show we are not ready to enter the amazing race yet now.

Since are still new to the market world, there are still loads to learn. I love setting up the store, the preparation leading up the day, coming across other talented and creative people, interacting with interesting consumers, and seeing someone loving my products as much I love making it.

The downside, Mother Nature can be so unkind sometimes, but it is all part of the package. So we just have to face the situation and do the best we can, I guess that is life.

It has been an amazing journey so far; something that I will cherish every moment. Hubby has been supportive throughout; being the heavy weight logistic guy, a caterer, a calculator and most importantly a loving hubby.

What more can I ask for?
Happy happy joy joy all the way.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Opposite Attracts… Ian and Evelyn Wedding

Two very different personalities complementing one another perfectly...

Love has no boundaries.

Ceremony: Royal Botanical Garden

Reception: Sky Phoenix

Highlights: Ian’s surprise to Evelyn… a self-pen song sang and instrumental by Ian himself. The goal was to have Eve shed tears of joy from the surprise… mission accomplished.

Downside:Not really, a disadvantage, instead it works in favor for the photographers. The weather was a bit on the wet side, but it cleared in the end, making the lightning a perfect backdrop for photos.

Congratulations once again to two beautiful souls who will continue to share their journey of life together as a team.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average

I am an accessories fanatic… whether they are from an expensive boutique, flea market, handmade by friends, exotic finds… it does not matter as long as they are a unique piece, it will find its way home to my dressing table. My hubby thinks I am crazy, and thinks they all look the same…

If you are anything like me, my dressing table is a mess from Monday to Friday, through to Saturday and Sunday too. Therefore, it is a difficult task for me somehow in the midst of the Monday to Friday rat race, that I can find any of my so call “treasured” accessories within the mess to go with my business casual wear.

While I was creating one of my many memory boards, I came up with mini version of it. The functionality is the same as the bigger size boards, filled with photos, invitations, greeting cards etc…
Why just stop there I thought… I used the mini one on my dressing table to hang all my earrings in display. They are clearly visible for me to choose and it will protect them from scratching one another when stashed away in a box together.

I quite like the idea, as it also brings out the simple, clutter-free, yet girly touch to the dressing table. Sorry Hubby, at least you can find your ring now within the mess.

It is back to the drawing board to invent something to hold my necklaces.