Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shop Treasures: Through the Eyes of a Little Girl

While we were setting up our shop, a little girl kept my husband on his toes :D

Rosey's youngest girl, the adorable, inexhaustable Claudia.

Before we went home from the day I gave her a little lesson in photography; here is our shop through her eyes.

Pretty good, don't you think?

I say there's another artist in the family :)


Moving In Day!

Today I joined my shop friends at Coutts Cottage to move our goodies in to one of the two rooms we will have! We'll be open this Sunday, the 29th, but we are saving our Grand Opening Day for when the place has had a coat of paint on the outside and hopefully we'll have our second room too.

Now I'm not going to go showing you the whole glorious thing at once, if you want to see it you'll have to come down this Sunday or wait for our Grand opening, but here's a sneak peek for my loyal blog followers:

Out the front there are pretty pink flowers...

So many treasures lie beyond that window...

Like these goodies, made by my two market buddies!

My cards are there of course, in a new display case that I decorated :D

But really there is just so much more to it than this, you really should come and see the rest for yourself.

Although shortly I'll be posting a few pictures of our stuff from someone else's point of view...

looking forward to Sunday the 29th!

We'll be open from 8am-2pm folks!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Big Announcement

Hello my devoted blog followers, I am back from Cairns!

More on that in my next post though. I have something else to tell you about.

You know that poster I made and showed you in the last post? I kind of don't need it anymore.

You see, I won't be having a market stall anymore.

Rosey and Linda and I are making a move, into Couts Cottage at the Petrie Markets!

That's right, we're moving up in the world and our goods will be available for purchase every Sunday! My cards will be there every week! I'll be there some Sundays, we'll be working out the finer details soon.

I wish I had a picture of my own to mark this momentous post, but I don't, if you click on Linda's link above you'll see the beautifully magical place at which my cards will be from the 29th of August on. They'll be there every week people, every week. Very exciting, and I'll continue to detail this exciting new chapter of Renata Clarke Designs right here on this blog so stay tuned.

Happy dance time!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Poster

Just thought I'd make a quick post to show you the new poster I've made for our market stall. I've done this on two pieces of about A1 sized paper (so really big paper), and apart from the flowers and clouds this was all traced, so don't give me too much credit there. As I said I've made two of them so that we'll have one for either side of the blackboard we use at our market stall, and I coloured it all in with these cool pastel sharpies I bought ages ago and until now hadn't actually used. Now its just a matter of having them laminated and then they'll be all ready to go!

Looking at it makes me smile, I hope it does the same for everyone :)


Friday, August 6, 2010

Seahorses and Hot Air Balloons


Petrie Markets Sunday 8th of August

That's right, its the second Sunday of the month this Sunday, so my market buddy and I will be at the Petrie Markets from 8am-2pm. I'm very busy with uni and various other life stuff at the moment so I apologise for my slack posting both last week and I'm guessing in the week that is ahead of me.

I'll be heading off to Cairns for five days on Thursday of next week, a much needed break from everything, but I promise to take pictures and have a wonderful time. But before that I'll be doing a test for one of my uni courses, cleaning this house and packing everything we need, and of course, going to the markets.

I've made thirteen cards for this market, and I won't show you all of them but here are some of the treasures to be bought by willing customers:

A happy birthday cupcake, of which I have another in purple and green.

A seahorse to keep the whale card company because it is still with us at the moment.

Some green trees for a change, because Autumn isn't the only season.

and a hot air balloon to float away in.

I've also made some flowery cards, some dragonflies and some butterflies. All good fun and pretty.

So if you like what you see there's more where that came from, I'll see you this Sunday!