Friday, December 6, 2013

Finders Keepers Market - Spring/Summer 2013

So for those of you who have been under a rock perhaps haven't heard that it is the Finders Keepers markets this weekend?!

Starting tonight with bands, a bar and all the stalls open! I don't know about you but I am quiet ready for a drink!

To me it's a bit of a dream evening, booze, live music and shopping for handmade gifts.. HELLO. I am hoping to get a few christmas gifts and chat to some local and not so local designers.

I love the posters for this season's market, made by Super Trooper studio . They are super bright and colourful.. all their work is beautiful so check out their shop too!

As always there is a huge list of amazing designers, I would recommend just going along to see them all! You will find a list online.

As well as handmade products including jewellery, textiles, ceramics and artwork there is also a farmers lane featuring local produce from other Australian creative peeps.

Also there are workshops running which is an awesome new edition!

Tmod are holding a bonbon making one, no need to book you can turn up with a special aknick knack to put in there and make yourslef a bon bon or 2... They will also be selling the kits. Fabness.

Another fab workshop going on is being held by Work Shop , Terrarium making which I might be tempting by!I am a bit of a fan... and what a bargain at $20, materials included.

So, get yourself down there for the craft market event of the season!

Friday is upon us people!

Have fun. Go get inspired.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Scott and Charlene Robinson - A possible return?!.

Ok so a little different to my usual posts but I couldn't not talk about this!

So while I admit I don't watch it anymore I was [obviously] a huge Neighbours fan back in the day and Scott and Charlene were the epitome of cool... their wedding being one of the most watched weddings on TV! Mainly I feel due to the awesomeness of Angry Anderson. I still not regret playing it at our wedding! Ha ha.

Anyway, the word on the 'street' is that the auditions have begun to find their son! He will be coming back to see Erinsborough, the cosy neighbourhood where his parents fell in love!


His name is Daniel Robinson, they are looking for a young 20 something to play him.. really wishing I was a male actress ten years younger right now because quite frankly there would be no cooler character to play than Kylie and Jason's son! Come on......

Let's just take a minute to appreaciate these Golden or should I say NEON moments of Fashion and style:

And as Kylie is back in Australia next year to do a TV show maybe there is a chance of a cameo role? The 30th anniversary is looming so who better to come back?

Hope you enjoyed! If not, I can't apologise.. it's the British in me you see.

K x

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Design Files Open House


It's Monday but don't fear there is light at the end of the tunnel... in the shape of the Design Files Open House, Sydney.

So for those who don't read The Design Files, I would reccommend doing so....It is Australia's most popular Design blog and is read by thousands of people every day. It is Art, Craft, Design, Interviews, Food and so much more.

So the Open house is basically a showroom of everything Design, It is the Ulimate Australian home! They have handpicked suppliers to showcase their work and a list can be found here. And best of all EVERYTHING is for sale from the rug you walk on to the glasses on the table and the artwork on the wall! FABULOUS.

Most of the suppliers are independant artists and designers so this is a really exciting way to find local and Australian makers.

Here are a few of my favourite Designers and makers who are being showcased:




I hope to see some of you there, I can't wait!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Etsy Pop Up Goodness.

Hello and Happy Frikken Friday!

So I went to the pop up shop last night and it is pretty amazing! Location wise it is smack bang in town so I hope it will raise some Etsy awareness!

I would highly recommend you 'popping' in. Ha ha.

Here are a few of my faves from last night, the delicious gin cocktails were also YUM. But best to go see it yourself I'd say. x

Have a fabulous weekend!
K x

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Etsy Pop Up Shop


Guess what it coming to a city near you..Well if you are in Sydney that is. An Etsy Pop up shop! It opens this Thursday and in the evening there is cocktail testing with Trolley'd and The West Winds Gin, catering by Ruby & Rach. If that isn't a good reason to go and have a look I don't know what is!

It is a great chance to get those one-of-a-kind gifts in person and meet some of the makers behind them too.

It runs for 15 days and there are heaps of workshops going on and you can find the events list here.

Workshops include Christmas ornaments from cloth with Alex Falkiner, dream catchers with Little Nicki, Flower bombing with Holly Hipwell,

There will also be pop up vintage emporiums by The Fox and The Spoon and Cara Mia Vintage

Also maker demonstrations including - Milkcart, Badger Lane. and Pom by Pomegranate.

There are also gift curators on the website including Jason Grant and Stephanie Somebody.

What an awesome event, also did I mention at 8 am every day there is a happy hour of coffee and pastries from Black star Pastries! YUM.

Etsy preview of the pop up:

Pom by Pomegranate

Little Nicki

Alex Falkiner

The Fox and The Spoon

Etsy Christmas Popup
74 Castlereagh Street
November 28 – December 12
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri / 8am – 9pmSat / 9am – 6pmSun / 11am – 5pm

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gorman And Homewares. Hello.


So I was guess it was only a matter of time... and how lovely it is!

Gorman has launched their homewares range today alongside collaborations with some of my fave Australian artists auch as Leah BartholomewRachel Castle and Ellie Malin. I have found some new ones to fall in love with too such as Miss Moresby, Connie Lichti and a few more.... Look here to see the list and details on each artist.

There are some gorgeous pieces across a multitude of materials including linens, ceramics, textiles and handturned wooden candlesticks. Yup it is totally worth a look but I warn you you will want ALOT.

Just a few examples of the beauties, all available instore and online NOW.

I mean, who wouldn't want to snuggle up in bed with a bunch of watermelons? No?! Just me?!

So go check it out for some fabulous and handmade products from Australian designers and Gorman. Pretty much a dream come true I'd say.

Happy shopping :)

Katy x

Monday, November 4, 2013

Garage Sale Goodies


I am not so happy it is Monday but I am happy that I get to share with you a few of the things I found at the Garage Sale Trail.. I know I have been harping on about it but it was the best day. Maybe ever.

What could be better than a sunny day of driving around the Eastern suburbs of Sydney chasing treasure?! We started early at a public school boot fair in Randwick where I scored 2 baskets, pots and pans and glasses, oh yeah and the pink shoes.. and it went on..

We then followed a trail I had made through the East, Bronte, Clovelly and the back of Bondi. As well as the sales on my trail we also came across random ones by following homemade signs and arrows. It was so fun and everyone having the sales was having a great day, most people were sitting around having beers or even selling cakes and milks made from nuts!

The best thing is that everything bought is an item saved from landfill which is what this is all about, upcycling and sharing instead of wasting. Getting a bargain is great but it is also good to give an old thing a new home!

Treasure from the day:

Other items I scored included a work bench and rotary saw for James, 4 shirts for him, pattern papers, the hat thing I am wearing below.. more floral pans, tea towels, fabric, a white Cockatoo's head and 2 more picnic baskets! [They are my weakness and my latest project!]

As you can see I went slightly over the top and this point was shaking with delight! For anyone who loves the thrill of bargain hunting and treasure finding it is a must do. They have already released next years date: Sat October 25th. I wish we didn't have to wait a whole year!

I hope this encourages you to get out there and 'Garage Sale' it up. Have one, go to one... and don't throw things away that aren't broken, there is always a treasure hunter out there, you just have to find them!

Katy x

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Garage Sale Trail - The Most Epic Of All Sales.

Happy Friday! Thank god you are here.

So I am pretty damn excited about what the date is tomrrw, It is a date I have been looking forward to all year! For those of you who don't know [which I cannot understand] tomorrow is the greatest Garage sale of all time, The Garage Sale Trail!

Do you love it when you find a garage sale happening while wandering down a street, do you love hunting for treasures in other people's houses?! Of course you do! It is one of my favourite things to do, bargain and treasure hunting so that fact that this event is a day dedicated to people having garage sales, well to be honest I am a little overwhelmed with excitement.

I might even go as far to say I am a bit anxious!

I have set up a trail page that I will be using tommorow, you can find it here:

I am after a wicker chair and baskets, always baskets. Also if any tropical treasures catch my eye and lamps or shades! I would enjoy finding....

I will be using the hash tag: TheTrail on Instagram and will post pictures of my findings!

This is what they believe and I am 100% behind it:

We’re into sustainability, by redistributing great stuff and saving it from landfill.

We’re into community, by making a great occasion for you to connect with people in your neighbourhood.

We’re into you making some money from stuff you would otherwise have thrown away, for you or your favourite charity.

So get up early and go treasure hunting people, I can't wait!

Good luck.

Katy x