Sunday, May 30, 2010

One More Sleep....


With only one more sleep to go, I can't believe that this is the view I will be waking up to every morning. Our move to the Sunshine Coast has been a long awaited journey and now that it is here, well I just have to pinch myself to make sure it is real. The packing has been tedious (ok have to admit that my amazing husband has been doing most of the packing), the cleaning a total pain in the ass but no doubt worth it especially when I am sipping that first glass of vino around the pool whilst my husband makes pizza in the pizza oven and young Miss Ruby is running amuck in her new backyard. I will miss Brisbane as I leave behind some wonderful and loyal friends yet I will still be a permanent fixture at Young Designers Markets and the fabulous BrisStyle Markets. Although if you're ever up the coast be sure to pop in and say hi at the Caloundra Markets on Bulcock Street as I will be having my first stall there on Sunday 13th June.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday's Thought.....



It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville
US novelist & sailor (1819 - 1891)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Moving On and Moving Up......




In only 2 short weeks the Smiley's will be making the move up to the beautiful Sunshine Coast for a change of lifestyle. This long awaited move has been 6 months in the planning and I can't believe it is finally in our sights. I still have every intention of being an active member of Brisbane markets but am also excited about participating in some great little markets on the coast. I will keep you all posted as to the progress of the move and settling in along with the launch of Mrs Smiley's Lockets new website. Best I start packing!!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday's Thought.....




Some of the greater things in life are unseen that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream...
anonymous

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Always Two Sides To A Story.......



Someone once told me there is "no such thing as an original idea" this in turn obviously made them feel less guilty about copying ideas directly from others.
It is with great sadness that I feel the need to write this post however due to recent events and blogs, there are a few things that I need to get of my chest. I love what I do and the jewellery I create. Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone wearing one of my lockets or when they choose a sheet music locket because the lyrics hold a special meaning. But when someone directly takes one of my ideas to use as their own and then makes a mockery of my feelings, well that just breaks my heart. I am protective of the things I do and create as I don't want to see our beloved handmade markets turned into a carbon copy where everything is the same and if that causes conflict then so be it. Some may consider it just a "craft" but I am proud of what I do because at the end of the day, I can sit back and look at my creations knowing they are an original idea.......