22 October 2010

Time. Is There Ever Enough?

A Time For Now 

a time to cheer, a time to cry,
a time to live, a time to die,
a time to sleep, a time to wake,
a time for real, a time for fake,

a time for truth, a time to lie,
a time to laugh, a time to sigh,
a time to stand, a time to fall,
a time for one, a time for all,

a time for love, a time for hate,
a time to run, a time to wait,
a time to stay, a time to flee,
a time for you, a time for me. 

Arik Fletcher


I was thinking about time today as I sat on a training course wishing the day away because I wasn't doing what I wanted to do.  Don't get me wrong, the training course is very good, but it was 27 degree celcius today and I usually don't work on a Friday afternoon and I have a cold and I wanted to watch Moo do her gymnastics and...I could come up with a million more reasons.

I just didn't have the time to be sitting in a training course when I could have been doing so much more.

The ever allusive time.  We wish for more of it or we hope it will go quickly, we're never happy with what we have and how we use it.  Yet, I am a classic time waster.  I never have enough of the stuff, but I'll happily sit here on my blog writing about it instead of doing the dishes, or checking homework.  I then ask myself at the end of the day, "Where did the time go?"

What do you do with your time?

16 October 2010

The Handmade Show - Our Baby is Now Walking :0)

After obsessing about it for the past three weeks, I'm proud to say that our baby is no longer crawling, and is now walking :0)

We're still a little tentative - it's step-by-step, but we've got our pre-walkers on and we're giving it a darn good shot.  Despite the rain that threatened to wash us out in the morning, we all made it to The Handmade Show and we set up lots of fabulous stalls.  I was so proud to see all of the hard work that had gone into producing something that got lots of lovely compliments on the day.  There's still a lot of work ahead of us, but I think we did a great job today.

A big thank-you to all of our stall holders and my thanks to the committee lovlies: Elena, Samone, Bobbie, Jade and Kerri  - muah xxxx

And now for some photos!!

MooBeeTees (that's me!!)


Ladies who Lunch (at the best markets!)

We all hope to see you all at the next market on the
20 November 2010!!

13 October 2010

The Handmade Show - Blood Sweat and, hopefully not, Tears!!

For those of you who may have been down a mineshaft with 34 Chilean miners over the last couple of months, you may have missed the fact the The Handmade Show is expericencing a rebirth.  The original concept of the wonderful Celeste Wong, The Handmade Show is a boutique crafters' and artisans' market which is now being lovingly looked after by a group of creative, hardworking 'nuts' including my good self.

(Note: Calling us 'Nuts' is, of course, a term of endearment!)

We are excited to be holding the first of these rebirthed Shows this coming Saturday, 16 October - at the Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL (Dummond St, Oakleigh, 3166).

As mentioned earlier, we are a boutique market so we are able to bring you some amazing items in a very intimate environment - no walking for hours to get from one end to the other - it's all in one spot AND it's INDOORS!!!  Particularly good since this weekends forecast is a little wet!

Some of the fantastic stallholders coming to the market include:

And did I mention there is a GIVEAWAYJust turn up and we give you the chance to win a Gift Voucher to spend at the November market.  Purchase something and we give you bonus entries in the draw for the Gift Voucher - how good is that???

I hope that we see some of you on Saturday - please come up and say hello - or I hope we see you as a stallholder in the future! 



11 October 2010

Baggy Trousers - Monday Madness!!!

I was YouTubing with the Moobee on the weekend and we were reliving my 1980's teenage years. We had a look at all of the 'old' video clips that used to get me so excited on a Sunday night when watching Countdown

One of my favourite bands (When did they become groups? I'm sure they were bands in the 80's!) was Madness.  I loved their music and their look - in particular I loved the absurdity of their video clips - Baggy Trousers was a particular favourite:

I had such a crush on Suggs (lead singer)!!

In honour of my trip down memory lane here's a little bit of Etsy Baggy Trouser madness - enjoy!


Baggy pants trousers dress strapless skirt : lapinsexy

Harem Scare 'Em Jungle Suit : btbvintage