Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Christmas Day in Tassie....

Just a quick post to say that we hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and to wish you all a well celebrated New Years!
Our Christmas Day was a very low key affair... a gentle nudge awake by two hungry pussycats, a leisurely walk around Heritage Park a few blocks behind our house, a breakfast of croissants, warm from the oven and then onto the present opening!
We were lucky to catch up with the lovely Gemma (from Loz and Dinny), her hubby Dunc and their gorgeous brood of three for a delightful afternoon tea (consisting mainly of dessert items as it turns out!) and we were meant to get together with a few other folks for a picnic at Cataract Gorge, but this fell through.
Not to be defeated, we packed up and headed to the beautiful City Park, sat on the grass and enjoyed: BBQ Tandoori Chicken, homemade Coleslaw with Red Cabbage and Fennel, Corn Fritters with a tangy dipping sauce of Sour Cream and Spring Onions, homemade White Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge and topped off with a bottle of Andrew Garrett Sparkling Shiraz..... ahhhh....bliss....

It's tough celebrating Christmas in Tasmania!!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

new candles in stock

Since Niche, I have been trying to restock my shelves at sanctum but have had some trouble with my suppliers being out of the usual containers I get.
The good thing is that it has let me try a few new ones.
I've got a smaller version (70g) of the large frosted tumblers I usually do - I think they are really kind of sweet and they have been received really well from Clients in at sanctum and at the Tamar Visitor Centre Makers Evening a few days ago.
I've also brought in these great metallic votives especially for Christmas - I thought they would make anyones Christmas Table look (and smell) amazing! The light shining through the walls of the container throw out these great coloured patterns.
These ceramic containers are the biggest that I do at about 250g. They will only be a limited offer as I can only get so many of the containers from my supplier.
They look great and I am really liking having a play with new containers and sizes.
I've got some more of these square ones on order plus a few large rectangle ones that I will most likely put a double wick into.
I've just now been able to place an order for the frosted round containers I usually get, though only in a limited number. I've been lucky that the orders I've had since Niche, I've been able to fill with what containers I already had.
Be sure to check out sanctums blog for some pictures I took of the rest of my instore Christmas display too!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Makers Evening at TVC

This Thursday 9th, between 5.30pm and 7pm, a local Tourist Centre, the Tamar Visitor Centre is holding a Makers Evening.
Karen Burnett and the wonderful team at the TVC love to support and stock locally made crafts and items and are very excited to be able to bring a showcase to Tassie's visitors.
It's open to whoever would like to come along and see some of the local talent and I know that Karen is always on the lookout for new stock and would love to chat to anyone interested.
There will be small selection of Makers who will be there to sell and chat about their work, including yours truly.
If anyone is looking for some Christmas Shopping ideas, the TVC this Thursday might be a good place to start!