Thursday, November 18, 2010

Racecourse Road Community Christmas

Racecourse Road Community Christmas

BonTons will be at St Augustines along with other BrisStylettes if you plan to do a little Christmas shopping along with a special night of Christmas Carols. If you make it stop by and say hi!

Friday the 26th November
Racecourse Road Hamilton Brisbane
From 5pm

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Market time again BrisStyle Eco

Only a few more days left before the next BrisStyle Market!
The Brisstyle Indie Eco market is on Saturday November 6th. It will be a fabulous chance to give the environment a big hug buy purchasing products made from up-cycled, pre-loved and salvaged materials.
I'll be bringing along my Insulated Lunch Bags and a whole new batch of Reusable Snack Bags. If you don't get a chance to go you can always stop by my internet Market BonTons on Etsy

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I cannot believe it has been 12 years already! Our last year before those teenage hormones kick in. That Cold Rock Icecream cake you chose was delicious. I know your favourite gift was the Panda Mo Art Print from Little Mo Thank you H :D

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chicks in Pink this Saturday

Gearing up to take my Lunch Bags out to Market again this Saturday. The BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market will be pretty in pink on Saturday October 9 at St. Augustine's, Racecourse Road, Hamilton.

There'll be a host of extra special goodies and fun on the day. Our BrisStyle Indie Colouring Competition will be back with winners receiving a gift voucher to spend at any of our upcoming markets.

Robyn from Hot Fudge will be giving away her delicious homemade fudge with each and every purchase from her stunning range as well as a colouring competition in the Oz Wildlife Studio stall.

If it's a story you're after, make sure to visit Eliza and Zoe from Galozels who will be hosting readings of their new children's books throughout the day.

Our charity raffle supporting the “chicks in pink” team who'll be onsite raising awareness for Breast Cancer.
Tickets in the raffle are open to all for $2 each or 3 for $5.

So much more exciting stuff happening you'll have to come along and see for yourself! Be sure to come and say Hi at the BonTons Gifts table inside

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fabric Doll making

The girls wanted to make some dolls over the weekend. They are super cute and I am surprised how much I enjoyed making them. Each one looks different when you add new hairstyles, ribbons, different coloured dresses. The pink one is my favourite so far. I have many more to make now with Christmas coming!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BrisStyle Market Sept 2010

What an Exciting first BrisStyle Market. Here is BonTons Gifts Market set up. Handmade Lunch Bags and Snack Bags Galore. If you missed this market all my Lunch Bags are available online here or I'll be at the next BrisStyle Mother and Child Market on Saturday October 9, 2010 Racecourse Rd, Brisbane! A Big Thank You to the BrisStyle Organisers and Market Team :D

Monday, August 23, 2010

BrisStyle Market Preparations

In less than 2 weeks I will be taking my Lunch Bags out again to Market. I am excited!

I have a whole table to display my wares, so I've been playing around with the layout.

I've also added a new range of Lunch Bags. Introducing the new Snack Sack. They look like a paper bag but you don't throw these away! Some are already available in my Etsy Shop

So if you're in Brisbane September 4 Check out some handmade goodness at this great event - BrisStyle Indie Designers Market - St Augustine's Church hall and grounds, Racecourse Rd Hamilton, Brisbane

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lunch Bags To Market

I've taken my Lunch Bags out to Market well rather a Fair for the first time!

I was nervous. Would my Lunch bags look ok? I spent a lot of time setting up at home, I only had half a table, which I soon realised wasn't very big. My stylist Daughters played an important role here, they love to rearrange.

It was all very exciting, I am now gearing up for my next market -

BrisStyle Indie Designers Market
Saturday 4 September
9am - 2pm
St Augustine's Church Hall and Grounds
Racecourse Road, Hamilton

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Lunch Bags

It's been a while, I've had a birthday and the kids have run the Cross Country. Some days I don't know whether I'm coming or going with all the activity going on.

I thought I'd show you some new Insulated Lunch Bags that I have added to my etsy shop - BonTons

My Lunch Bags have been very popular since I started making them. It's amazing where I began on Etsy making the Personalised Bags and Pillowcases to where I am today making these stylish Lunch Bags!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Handmade Market in Brisbane

This market looks exciting, if you live in Brisbane you should pop in!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pretty Jewellery

How pretty are these beauties. I'll be giving these to my little sister that loves blue for her birthday coming soon! Shhh it's a secret

These amazonite and sterling silver earrings came from a beautiful handmade etsy shop Realisation Creations Inspired Wearable Art. Go check it out!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mother's Day Giveaway at "giftBoxology"

Here's your chance Australia to enter and win one of these lovely "organised mummy" gift boxes from 'giftBoxology'

It has loads of beautiful goodies that Mum would love including one of BonTons Soothing eye Packs!

For your chance to enter, head over to the giftboxology Blog for details

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A little Easter Gocco

Someone has been having fun with the Gocco. A little picture with the Easter Mummy Bunny hopping into town! It's so cute

I made them into little notebooks by sewing some sheets of white paper inside and they will be delivered to the class friends today, last day of school term before Easter.

Hope you all have a lovely break and the Easter Mummy Bunny visits you too!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Prime Real Estate - BonTons Craft Space

My daughter decided to move her desk out of my craft room last week so some prime real estate has made itself available!! I am very excited to fill this space but a bit sad that she has moved on even though her space was mainly her dumping zone.

It's a whole corner space complete with 1 shelf and power supply. I don't want to fill this space with storage tubs and supplies. I'm hoping it will be a useful productive space. Some more pics in the future as how this space is transformed so stay tuned!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Remember your first sale...

Beccy Bear from BonTonsKids Etsy shop sold last week. It was their first sale and there was happy dancing, and cheering for those involved.

The parcel was sent yesterday to the other side of Australia, to a very much admired artist.

Remember your first sale and how excited you were?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gocco Love

I decided to buy a Gocco machine after watching a youtube from the Etsy Labs. It looked fun and great for the kids to use.

After some research I discovered that the Riso Company has since ceased making Gocco machines and supplies and it has become more expensive to buy Gocco machines and source the supplies to use them.

Some hesitation set in and decided against the idea. Then I was searching radomly and found one (it was meant to be!) with inks, screens and bulbs to allow us to start straight away.

Now the kids love to Gocco, the process is so easy. Check out as they have so much fun using the Gocco and they insist on sharing their craft with the world, why not they're pretty good little artists.

When supplies are depleated or so expensive that I can't afford it anymore, then they will just have to remember the good old days when they had this really cool screenprinting machine from Japan to use.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Make your own Tutu DIY

I always wondered how to make my own Tutu. So a quick google search reveals many tutorials available. Loads of hints and ideas and a wonderful range of colour combinations to make that perfect tutu.

We had a birthday recently so I decided to put these new tutu skills to use. This is a very simplified version of what I did, do a search you will find a lot of tutorials available.

There are so many different colours of tulle, choose some soft tulle so it's not too scratchy. I chose 5 colours for a rainbow looking tutu. Cut into 3 inch strips, fold in half this will be the length of your tutu. Snip the ends (not the folded end) off to create a fish tail effect.

Measure the waistline of the tutu wearer and add extra to either side. You can use ribbon or elastic. Tie the ribbon or elastic together into a circle. Stretch onto the back of a chair, this handy hint made it easy to tie the strips on.

Gather 3 strips of tulle together, I used different colours each time, and work your way around the elastic or ribbon. Measure as you go to fit the tutu wearer.

I'm very happy with the results and this year will be the year all little girls we know will be receiving a tutu for their birthday!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Movie World Family Adventure

We've had a couple of birthdays here in the last week so we decided to have a family adventure to Movie World on the Gold Coast. It was fantastic, rides for all ages and whilst I went on the "Family" rated roller coaster, that was scary enough for me. We highly recommend the 4D Shrek show, but not for little kids, the boy got a lot scared.

Lots of chocolate cake and green jelly has been eaten also a lot of candle blowing and wishes

Happy Birthday precious ones!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

Roar, the year of the Tiger, Happy Chinese New Year from our Friend Little Mo, You should check her out, you'll fall in love

“Gong Xi Fa Cai” which means wishing you prosperity in the coming year!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Back on the Blogging Bandwagon

I keep telling myself that I must blog today, I must blog today, hehehe, sounds funny when you say it out loud. I know I am a lousy blogger but I will try in the future to update the blog, just not today

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy New Year 2010


So I missed the fireworks for the first day but here I am now.

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