Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry christmas from my family to your family.  I hope you all have a beautiful day how ever you celebrate.  Thank you for following my blog throughout the year. 
Sue  xxxx

Monday, December 17, 2012

Soapmaking and Candle Making Retreat 2013

Over the last few years I have been asked many times if I teach the basic soapmaking and candlemaking.  Well 2013 is the year that I will be conducting Retreats.  Our first one is in March.  This is a great weekend of fun, food, learning a new craft as well as making some new friends.

Soap Making & Candle Making Retreat
5.30pm Friday 8th March until 3.00pm Sunday 10th March 2013

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of Soap making and Candle making? Green Me Up Granny is now offering a full weekend of Basic Soapmaking and Candle Making at Coolum, Sunshine Coast.

Limited spaces of only 8 people NB. Only 3 spaces left.

 A great way to learn a new craft. Have a fun weekend away. Meet new people.

Cost: $400 per person

What does it include: Includes your accommodation in a beautiful Tri-Level Home close to the beach. Beautiful views. (Please be aware that some people will be sharing a room). It includes Nibbles and Drinks on Friday Night. A Continental Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday. Lunches on both days and a BBQ Dinner on Saturday Night. Both workshops and all the equipment. You will be able to take home your creations that you made. Plus buy some candlemaking and soapmaking kits to take home.

For more information please email Sue at

To reserve you spot $150 non-refundable deposit within 10 days then the balance by 14
th February 2013. Payment plan can be made.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Time

You know I love christmas.  It is the best time of the year.  I love searching the shops and markets looking for the gift for that special person.  I love looking at all the christmas lights and this year we have quite a few houses in my Street in the festive mood.  I enjoy the christmas festivities.  So far in the last couple of weeks during work I have enjoyed 2 christmas luncheons and day of carols.  Last week a night at the Coffee Club for dinner with some work colleagues and tonight with the girls I spend most of the week with at the Comedy Club at Albion.  It has really been a busy time this year especially the relaunch of all my soaps at various markets around the area as well as my candles.

Last night was my last market of the year which was in King George Square in the city.  I remember as a child Mum and Dad taking us into the city to see the Myer Christmas windows.  This is when Myers was originally in Adelaide Street and who can forget the massive christmas tree in the square.  As a child I loved it and last night bought back all those memories.

Even though the tree has had a massive facelift and lights up on solar it still looks magnificant.  Last night the square was packed with markets as well as Myer Christmas Parade.

If you get a chance before Christmas why not head into the city and check out the tree.  Even though the market was only for last night the city looks amazing and the parade is on nightly.
Thank you to all the BrisStyle Angels who worked so hard to make this market and every market run smoothly. 
Thank you to all my customers who continue to support me and all my new customers from last night.  There will be plenty of people getting some fantastic candles and soaps this year.
Thank you to my family especially my hubby and daughter for all the help through the year with markets and new products.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12.12.12 the magical date.

They say today is a magical date.  December 12, 2012.  I think it has been a magical year especially the last couple of months.  This date won't happen again so now is the time to do something special.  I have been reading today that it is a great day to marry.  At least I suppose you won't ever forget your anniversary.  What  ever you are doing today make some part of it special.  Enjoy this day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Handmade Expo- Morayfield.

I would have to say when I talked previously about getting my Mojo back in my last blog who would of predicted the last couple of weeks. With christmas fast approaching I have been so busy creating new product lines and twigging the old so they look totally amazing for the markets I attend.  I have had a market every weekend for the last 5-6 weeks so it has been quite busy.  Last weekend was the new Handmade Expo which was held at Morayfield Leisure Centre.  It was a fabulous market for their first one being held there.  The Handmade Expo has certainly grown over the last few years.  Who would of thought that a little Handmade Expo which started in Ipswich Showgrounds would now continue to grow throughout Queensland with new ones popping up around the place.  The team has grown and I do believe the people have spoken and now so many people are embracing Handmade.  Below is a few photos I managed to take of some amazing handmade goodies.