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The Mini Design Market               9am till 3pm

The Mini Design Market is located in the Comonos Arcade, 281 Logan Road, Stones Corner. A bi-monthly event showcasing handmade creations by jewellers, painters, leather workers, ceramicists, crafters, fashion designers, sculptors, hand made furniture and more. No imported items are on display.

LAUNCHING SATURDAY AUGUST 30 BETWEEN 9AM AND 3PM

It’s all about supporting local artisans, buying local and buying truly handmade!

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Hope to see you there….have a great day.

Individually handmade porcelain vessels to enrich the everyday.

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June…..

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I can’t believe we are in the last third of June. With the colder weather, pots are taking that little longer to dry, I’m started this week putting boiled water from the jug in my  throwing water (trying to stop … Continue reading

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A wonderful single place to search for the latest market info: MarketHere helps market lovers find a market whether they are looking for a farmers markets or craft markets in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne or just wanting to visit a regional area – MarketHere will show you where it is and what you will find there!

MarketHere was born from a frustration at not being able to easily find a markets. Whether you need something specific or just want to spend some time exploring what markets have on offer, MarketHere takes out the guess work and allows you to easily find a market that suits your needs and desires.

And if you follow this link:

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You’ll be able to read the latest interview….ME

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Have a wonderful day.

Mushrooms…..

I love mushrooms in lots of dishes (much to the dislike of one of my children) I keep telling him he’ll grow out of it, he’s still waiting.

But at least these little mushrooms he’s okay with…(picking his favourite colour maybe not).

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Handbuilt from Southern Ice Porcelain and twice fired, the second firing to 1300. They’re beautiful and strong, each has it’s on personality and no two are the same. Making their market debut this Saturday in City Hall.

This week has been hectic getting another gloss firing on in between birthday celebrations and if that’s not special enough….I’m looking forward to breakfast in bed on Sunday for Mother’s Day, which would normally be vegemite toast and a cuppa coffee. This year I’m thinking I’ll get the children to whip up some gluten free pikelets. A very good friend made these for me for my birthday and gave me the recipe, I’ve added it just in case you have a coeliac in your family. (They are really good)

1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
2/3 cup milk (dairy or non dairy such as coconut milk or almond milk)
2 tsp gf baking powder
2 eggs
1tsp vinegar (to help the baking powder, you won’t taste it!)
optional 1 Tbsp honey
Pinch salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, gently combine with a fork and then whisk for a minute or two until combined into a smooth batter. If it looks too runny, give it a few minutes standing, as coconut flour REALLY absorbs liquids….like….huge amounts. After waiting a few minutes, you should have the perfect consistency to make small pikelets, or even big pancakes with this mixture. If you wanted thinner crepes, just add a touch more milk. Heat non-stick pan over medium/low heat, add in a small amount of ghee or coconut oil…things always taste better when fried in some good fat Spoon tablespoons full of mixture into the pan, wait for pikelets to start to bubble a bit, flip, cook for another minute or so and serve. These behave almost IDENTICAL to wheat flour pikelets, which blows me away, no messy flipping and not taking forever to cook. Light, fluffy morsels ready to be eaten as is or topped with some delicious toppings.

The texture is really great and there yummy plain.

Well, I better get back to the studio and start organising myself for the market Saturday. Have a great day.

Bottle tags return….

These little gems were very popular when I first started my online store with Bluecaravan in 2010. They went very well at the night markets in the city and sold out at the Finders Keepers market in Brisbane.   

I’ve decided to reinvent them and release a new collection just in time for Mother’s Day 2014. The style has changed slightly, and the colours are new, but the handmade quality and durability remain the constant. Handmade from Australian Southern Ice Porcelain and twice fired, with the second firing to 1300 degrees, there strong, dishwasher safe (please remove the ribbon) and sure to be well used and loved.

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I’ve just finished colouring a first run and am excitied to see what they look like once fired. They’ve just been loaded into a bisque firing. This won’t be able to be emptied till late Thursday, early Friday morning. Then they will be glazed and ready for their final firing.

DEBUTING AT THE BrisStyle Indie Market – inside City Hall Saturday 10 May, 9am till 3pm.

If you would like to pre-order some for collection at the market, please just send me and email. Further images will be available next week.

Two Create Aratula…..

This beautiful Boutique retail outlet now stocks some of my work. The lovely Tanya and Angela own and operate the store and have it set up beautifully. I was delighted when they approached me to be part of their artistic community.

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There’s plenty of gorgeous gifts to tempt the most discerning buyer of handmade, together with gifts for everyone in the family. I picked up a stunning gift for my daughter’s birthday (she doesn’t read my blog, so it’s still a secret…shh).

Located on the scenic Cunningham Highway at Aratula (it took me about 90 minutes from the northside of Brisbane) also you should call at the local antique & second hand ware stores and finished the trip with lunch at one of the very popular cafes. 

The store isn’t open on Wednesdays.