monday’s musings

April 28, 2009 at 9:20 am (business things, Hand made things by me, Loved) (, , , , , , , , )

I went back to work today – it actually wasn’t toooooo bad (just a few rather long meetings).  Looking forward to seeing my kids tomorrow but so much stuff on this term, it’s going to be REALLY busy.  I did a bit of sewing and added some new clutches to my Etsy shop which you can check out if you feel like browsing.

Creativity really seems to get a bit suffocated when I’m at work, usually so busy making ‘work’ things that I just can’t be bothered with more relaxing creating.  Lately I’ve been doing more knitting, which I’m really loving as, even with a slight complicated stitch pattern, you don’t have to concentrate THAT much (especially with scarves).  I never thought I’d be a knitter though, must be showing my age, although I’d like to think all my scarves are quite cool.  I’m about halfway though my latest creation – photos when complete, can’t wait to wear it – yay for winter coming (I’m sure I’ll be eating my words in a few weeks!).

No matter how busy I am with work, I still like to find time to do some creative cooking.  I’m currently cooking Beef Bourguignon which I saw on Food Safari the other night.  It just looked so good, although I have a few recipes for this already, Mr Petit was very keen on the one on tv so I found the recipe – and it’s bubbling away on the stove now.  Crusty bread to serve with.  MMMM

My Beef Bourguignon in progress!

My Beef Bourguignon in progress!

Continuing in the French theme, I found these lovelies by New Zealand shop, Nostalgem.  Quite cute, yes?

Frenchie-theme stuff

Frenchie-theme stuff


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November 1, 2008 at 11:39 am (business things, Hand made things by me) (, , , )

If you head to my etsy shop, Petit Palais, you will find free postage for the next 7 days to all Australian locations – get started on your Christmas shopping!

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petit palais gets blogging

October 13, 2008 at 7:51 am (business things, Hand made things by me) (, , , )

Hi everyone (or maybe no one!), this is my first foray into blogging for Petit Palais.  I’m a keen crafter (I’m not fussy – I like making bags, quilts, cards, jewellery, mosaics, off the page items, and doing scrapbooking) and I recently started selling my items to local friends/aquaintences and then expanded to have a market stall and selling on etsy, all of which I’ve been finding enjoyable.

You can browse my items online or if you live locally, I’m at the Cloncurry Markets which are on the mornings of the first Saturday of each month in Florence Clarke Park opposite Woolworths.

Currently I’ve been working on making packs for a Scrapbooking Class I’m taking at our local craft shop so that has taken a fair amount of my time so I haven’t had much time to make stuff for Etsy.  I’ve also done some ‘production line’ construction of Xmas cards and general greeting cards for my market stall.  Some samples are below.

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