Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's outside?

oh yes, that would be celebrations starting to welcome in a new year (thank god!) and a new decade. In 1989 I was about to finish school and embark on adulthood, 1999 I was about to embark on married life, 2009 I am about to embark on ....who knows but hope it is something equally life changing and exciting.. Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Xmas forgiveness

I hope you all will understand and grant me some xmas and new decade forgiveness in my blogging slacker-ness as the electronic gods were against me for the month of December as not only did my computer pass on but also my darling mimoo decided to mash my digital camera in a tub of playdoh whilst the lens was open and then decided she would be busted with it like that so closed the lens and hid it, with said playdoh drying and make the lens unopenable...the mind of a 2 year old is more sinister than I imagined, THEN my mobile phone decided to pack up...heavens.

plus not to mention a very sick little mimoo having to battle with her birthday celebrations and xmas all in one week, poor little lamb was exhausted from all that present opening and sugar intake...but anywhoos all is restored now and lovely santa/mr mimoo sorted a shiny new above for moi, yeay! I feel very carrie bradshaw-esque.(not)

I hope you all had a very joyous xmas and I for one cannot wait to ring in 2010. what about you?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mimoo HQ is back!

little mimoo dressed by mooce (bought at recent Mathildas market- too cute and beautifully made!)

well sadly my beloved apple imac died a slow painful death and it has taken me a few weeks to accept this tragic news... and until I get a new one sorted and I will be 'sharing' with mr mimoo computer and as I lost all my photos and music I have been left feeling a little naked and not blog worthy.

However in my absence I was awarded a lovely award from Brusselsprouts! Thanks Mrs Brusselsprouts, I will think of my answers today and 7 others to pass it onto.

(ps people go to dick smith and buy a mini hard drive and back up your computer!!! I lost everything but am very lucky that mr mimoo had copy of all the photos on his computer. sadly however all my 'cool' music has been lost-although I think mr mimoo is quite happy about that )

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday cuteness

As you know, my love of cute stuff from Japan knows no boundaries so yet again I did a little late night online shopping over at World of Kawaii. With christmas soon to be upon us I bought some little things for my nieces who are stationary and babushka doll crazy. How cute is the little babushka doll key cover??? Have been to Japan just this April I knew the prices roughly of many of the items and unlike alot of japanese things on etsy they are really reasonably priced!!! so check it out

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mathildas market wrap up

It is funny how manic and exhausting some markets can be but then you realise they go for half a day!! Mathilda's market was once again a successful day for mimoo and it far surpassed my expectations sales wise but as the crowd was a large number I did not get to chat to many customers as it was so frenzied. I thought my table at one stage was going to topple over!! I only got a quick crowd shot because as you can see I was blocked in by market goers. I was glad in the end to have an early set up time as it meant I could get around and say hello to a few friends and meet a few bloggers I follow, which is always great!

I am back out again this weekend over at the Boutique markets (overexposure anyone?) so if you are local come on over and say hi.

Monday, November 2, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

This is what I enjoyed after Mathilda's market last night (two in fact!!!)

Success is buried on the other side of frustration. Unfortunately,, not many want to work to get there. - T. Robbins

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

mimoo hearts handmade

Sorry for the lack of posts this week as I have been beavering away for Mathilda's Market this weekend!

Speaking of Mathilda's, I received an email newsletter from the gang yesterday and they had an interview with the organiser of these markets and I really loved the answer she gave below. Check out the full interview over here.

"Why do you love handmade so much?
Nothing beats handmade. Handmade things tell a story that mass produced items just don’t. I love that people put their heart and soul into crafting a handmade item, and that it’s likely to be, if not completely unique, then certainly that little bit special. I also love the little imperfections you see in handmade things that remind you it didn’t come off an assembly line, but was made by a real life, flesh-and-blood person! Oh, and it’s so fun to watch the way people’s eyes light up when they receive something crafted by someone else. So many things to love!"

Monday, October 26, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

Do not worry or anticipate trouble that may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. -Ben Franklin

Sunday, October 25, 2009

8 weeks to go!

It is officially 8 weeks till Christmas...yikes....have you  started your xmas shopping yet? I actually did online last night.pop over to the blog and susbcribe to their weekly email gift guides as we all need to support a 'Handmade Xmas' this year

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mathildas market is fast approaching!!!

The market ladies have just relaunched their new website over at Mathildas so check it out here but for Brisbane detail see above.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A random act of kindness

I heard a knock at the door this morning and it was the lovely elderly man who lives next door to us presenting me with these!!! How great is that....they are from his garden and it just goes to show that one random act of kindness can really make someones day or even week...I hope to do that to someone someday:-))

Monday, October 19, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

To have the RIGHT to do something, doesn't mean it's right TO do it! - Rev Run

Sunday, October 18, 2009

two weeks today! ekkk!

Two weeks today mimoo will be attending Mathildas market so I am busy beavering away this week as I do not want to leave things till the last minute as I usually do.  if you are local check out the details below and come and say hi!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Softies for Mirabel

This year mimoo HQ is participating in the Softies for Mirabel drive over at Meet me at Mikes blog here.

I am no expert softie maker but I would like to help out some organisations through the craft world and give back what mimoo HQ can as every little bit makes a difference.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

mimoo hearts Japanese fabric

The lovely Jacqui over at Meeabee recently emailed mimoo HQ asking if we would like anything as she was going into town on her own to visit some craft stores. As a fellow mum I appreciate this so much as I know how little time Jacqui gets to herself and for her to think of others on her 'off' time is a reflection of what a nice person she is. plus she has got some really cute kids to boot!  

Now of course I jumped at the chance and Jacqui just sent me this package filled with goodies... I am so excited and I cannot decide which on is my favourite...which is yours? thanks Jacqui x

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

little mimoo is up to no good again...

I remember when I was little that sometimes my mum would just look at me and know that I had done something wrong and I used think 'how did she know that just be looking at me?' well now I am that mum and when I am approached with the above pose I know something is up! something to do with the unrolling several toilet papers rolls......

plus I just wanted to capture my newest little creations from my recent late night online shopping ! I think they turned out quite cute as I found this pattern at my mums' which was a pattern of shorts that she had made for me when I was this age using only 1/2 yard of fabric. I had a little chuckle when I saw the price of the pattern was 75c!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday toot toot

I am tooting the mimoo HQ horn today as I have been working extremely hard on some new sets of jammies for the summer xmas markets. I dont really list that many jammies online as I find they sell best at markets but I will be listing more on my shop very soon. 

These are one of the new sets and some of my new range of boardies I will be selling this xmas so get in quick especially for the red stars as I am almost sold out!!! ps If anyone has some good tips on photographing products please let me know as alot of it is trail and error at the moment!

Monday, October 12, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

If things around you don't change, change the things you're around.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday cuteness

How cute are these prints from a Etsy store called Everything Lovely. too right it is I say!!

have a great weekend everyone as mr mimoo and I are off to the mountains :-)))

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Well done and it proves that hard work does pay off!

Check out these 2 lovely features on my friend Jacqui's Mee a Bee products and blog!!!  As you might remember on  my recent visit to Japan I met up with Jacqui as she kindly offered to show me around some of Osaka's fabric places.  We had a great time (no way long enough) but as my brother lives there I hope it will not be the last time we meet, although she may be too busy for me on my next running her Mee a Bee empire!!

The first feature was on one of my favourite blogs called Kenziepoo. I love all her features as she had a really great decorating eye and her little one is cute to boot so check it out here.
then the second lovely feature is over at Bloesem Kids in their special open house tour here.
I really like this blog too. 
Congrats Jacqui as your hard work is starting to pay off!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

xmas goodies to start thinking of??

my friend Jo over at Love Stamp has just launched her own website and it currently giving 10% off all new orders till the end of October so skip over and check out her fab new site here.

Congrats Jo!

Are passionate about handmade gifts?

Well check out the recently started blog.  Every day they will be posting gift guides for Xmas shopping for others (or yourself!!!) so check it out and also remember to fill in the survey and possibly commit to buying that number of handmade xmas presents this year! The last few years I have tried to buy all hand made gifts for my family but as I have all brothers they are a little harder to buy for in the craft world. check out the blog here.

mimoo is back!

Apologies for my absence over the last week but have been having a few internet connection problems but hopefully they are cleared up now and I am back on board!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brisbane's Stylish crafters

As you know I am apart of a lovely group of talented ladies (no men yet!?) called BrisStyle. We had a Christmas market last year which was a huge success so a winter market a must, which was also a hugh success so yes we are having another Christmas one this year on December 5th.  Then next year we are taking it to the streets a MASSIVE 4 times!!! (see dates above)
check out the BrisStyle blog here for more info on my fellow crafters.

Monday, September 28, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

"There is something you always must remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." 

(Winnie the Pooh)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

lacking in posts...

grrrrr due to this dreadful dusty and windy weather I have been suffering badly with terrible hayfever, so my apologies for lack of posts, but I have got myself onto some seriously damn fine drugs and am almost feeling normal again, so will post me this week. I hope everyone else weeks have been fine???

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

she is at it again!

more late night online shopping below.  Super cute Japanese fabric that I didn't need to sell one of little mimoo's kidney to buy (why is japanese fabric so expensive???)I bought these fabrics to make some little summer shorts for mimoo. will post the finished products soon

You can find the etsy store here.

How gorgeous is the lego-type blocks with the cute message down the selvage?? Why is everything the Japanese do so cute??
Plus I bought this London print linen tape as I thought I could trim some cute shorts with it in tribute to little mimoo's birth place

Monday, September 21, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind do not matter and those who matter do not mind - Dr Suess

what makes you smile???

Latest challenge from blog this 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another weekend oh hang on another market!

The lovely ladies at BrisStyle are bonding together and taking on the Racecourse Rd Street Party this Sunday.  It should be a fun great day so come and say hi if  you are local!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

bag the fag!

the latest challenge from the blog this ladies. 

Have you ever had to give anything up that was difficult?

Yes, you guessed it- smoking! I always thought I looked like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's but then I realised I didn't and I would end up like the below..... I smoked for almost 15 glorious years and god how I miss it. I so so loved it and I was very good at it too, if you have never smoked you will never fully understand why it is so hard to kick the habit once and for all. 
It isn't just about the physical act of inhaling filthy dangerous chemicals into your body, it is about smoko breaks, comraderie with other smokers at partys and clubs, telling others 'ah you could get hit by a bus tomorrow' excuses, having fun memories of nightclubbing and backpacking/travelling in your youth that you associate with smoking, THAT is the hardest to kick. ( but I am so so so glad I did!)

Monday, September 14, 2009

mimoo mantra monday

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -a quote from my life,my loves blog

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Market times ahead

mimoo will be attending the monthly Boutique markets at Portside from 8am -1pm so if you are local come along and say hi.

then next weekend the BrisStyle girls will be out in force attending the Racecourse Rd Street Party, but will fill you in on those details towards the end of next week!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hilarious Gift idea for sushi lovers

Sushi slippers! ha check them out at this etsy store called sushi slippers. too funny!

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