Isn't it totally one of the best feelings when you win a little competition?
When the competition is not based on luck, but is based on your artistic and design skills, it's an even better feeling.
Recently we won best sandbag in the Boutique Market's Sandbag comp. (For those of you wondering, it sometimes gets a teeny bit windy on market days, and those marquees aren't too sturdy under a flutter of wind. It's either sandbags, or you're Dorothy!).
Danielle made these sandbags, which are the most amazing sandbags I've ever seen. During our chats we came up with the idea that houses would best suit who we are, so she made these two little ones up. Each wall of the house has a different scene, complete with a bike, a birdy in the window, some laundry fluttering on the line and of course a key at the door. Not forgetting to mention the hand carved brick stamping.
At the latest ABCD get together, I made some little pear drawstring bags to put into the take home gift bag that Steph + Kim organise. I spent the day stitching on pears and special meaningful words, and my little helper filled the bags with organic lavender or rose petals. All party goers voted for their fave gift bag treat, and we were voted number 1.
We will have limited numbers of both these types of bags (sand bags or pear bags) available for sale at our markets this weekend. And perhaps some more on our Etsy shop next week, if you're lucky.
And just to pass on the winning luck - be the first person to mention our blog to us at Saturday's BrisStyle market, and we'll give you a little pear bag as a gift from us!