Friday, May 28, 2010

Mama ducks headed to market

Three mama ducks headed to market next weekend, with their ducklings in their pouch, as my son tells me. I assure him ducks don't carry their young in pouches, but for a kid who has been carried in pouches, slings, wraps and other baby wearing carriers since birth, and has seen his sister carried the same, I guess that's all he knows!

I just have to make sure I keep them away from my daughter, she loves hers to death and clearly has more love to give judging by her excitement at seeing these three finished toys. One lucky duckling spent a good ten minutes being carried to sleep in her arms before I could convince her it probably should go back to it's mother. Then onto the highest shelf in the study.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brisbane's Melting Pot craft market

A little original will be at Brisbane's Melting Pot craft market on Sat 8th May and Sun 9th May, 11.30am to 5 pm. My clothes will be at the Fauve Fibres stall- along side stunning handspun yarns, handdyed organic merino wool yarn, fibres for spinning, felted goodness and dyed scarves. My friend Sally is very talented and very passionate about her craft- it's worth going along just to see her and her wares!

"There's a world of music bubbling away in Brisbane's diverse communities. This melting pot of multi-culturalism will be celebrated during the monthly series of FREE entertainment and activities to be held at QPAC's Cascade Court and Melbourne Street Green.

Traversing the globe from Asia to Europe, Africa and the Americas, Brisbane's Melting Pot will feature an array of ethnic delicacies from local communities including traditional fare, arts and craft, new world music and dance.

Gather your family and friends and join the global citizens of Brisbane's new world city as we celebrate diversity, community and culture through the universal languages of food and music.

Folkloric traditions, classical compositions and contemporary pop music come together to mark the European influence on a western culture steeped in delicious diversity".
Where: Cascade Court and Melbourne Street Green, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane