Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back Next Week!

I am off to Melbourne for a few days to check out the gift fairs and to soak up the style and watch others drink coffee whilst I indulge in a hot chocolate or 2 to warm me up.

On Friday and Saturday my store will be in the capable hands of Shannon from My Girl. Above is a random pic taken in my store of one of Shannon's Fairy Wing singlets and some Little Miss bags of mine. Drop by and say hi to Shannon and let her show you her fabulous work - she will be even creating some designs in my little studio as well! (please note that we will be closing at the earlier time of 4 on Fri).

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Get Your Creativity Flowing

Friend to Lyssy May, Julia Herne, has just announced a series of fabulous workshops to be held at Wellington Point, Brisbane. From felt making to uncovering your passion in life, there is something for everyone! Check out Julia's blog for more details...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Row Row Row Your Boat

Just arrived are super cute 'onesies'! Pictured is the choc brown and pink with 2 little bunnies rowing gently down the stream dressed up with a Toshi hat. There is also a mouse ran up the clock version in blue. Nursery rhymes never looked so funky!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fascinating Work

I have recently started to stock these gorgeous fascinators which have been created by Carly Schultz of Toowoomba. I met Carly through Sally as they both share a stall at the Queens Park Markets (you may remember my pic of them both suffering for their art a few weeks back in the bitter cold!). Carly was also kind enough to create a design for last week's party which my good pal Shelley intently bidded on and won (despite fierce competition!).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Truly Tickled Pink

One day at Lyssy May they came, they ate cupcakes, they laughed, they made new friends, they wore pink and they helped raise $1419.75 for the Kim Walters Choices Program!

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to Lyssy May's Think Pink Party. It was such a special day and as I surveyed the crowd in my small store (who weren't at all phased by standing shoulder to shoulder) I felt very humbled by the support that was given to the event. Another thank you to all the wonderful designers and businesses who devoted their time and products to make the day such a success.

As you can see its taken me a while to get back into blogland but I am now returning to normal programming after a big fortnight so I will be back here on a more regular basis.

Here are some pics of the day...
Pink refreshments!

Gorgeous girls in pink - Celina, Deb, Madeleine, Jodie & Shelley (front)

Relaxing alfresco style in Morningside! Chrys, Yvonne & Yeshim

A-Class Gals - Anna and Arabella.

Thea even screen printed pink cupcake tea towels for the occasion!

Shannon was a raffle-ticket-selling-machine! Here she is (above) with two of her cupcake fairy helpers - Ursula & Finlay....and with all 3 inspirations for her My Girl brand below with Ocearna standing next to her Mum and wearing a beautiful Candice Herne fascinator. Thanks Shannon for all your help on the day and leading up to it.

Talented and inspirational people abounded in the crowd - including Aprille, Julia and Rebecca!

Angie was an Angel helping me out and Sonia was a Stunner as our auctioneer!

And finally - here's me. So happy that everyone is enjoying themselves. Thanks again for coming along and helping us raise money for the Kim Walters Choices Program which does amazing work supporting women who have undergone a diagnosis of breast or gynaecological cancer.

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 pretty pink scarves

More pink goodies from generous crafty gals are arriving for this Sunday's party - including the fabric scarf (above) mixed by Sally of djbebe. A fellow Toowoomba-ite of Sal's is Judy Timmins, who knits beautiful scarf creations that have been available at Lyssy May for the past year or so and are hugely popular. Judy has delivered a fresh batch of designs, including a pink one (below) that will be auctioned on Sunday as well. The RSVP's are now officially closed but we can always squeeze in a few more so please let me know if you'd like to come along by Friday.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sweet as a Cherry Pie

I never tire of spotting a Lyssy May bag around town or having a customer drop by with one of my designs on their arm. Today I received a special visit from Mackenzie to show me how much she loves her new Cherry Baby bag her Mum surprised her with last weekend (she even loves the ribbon that the price tag was tied on with so it has remained an integral part of her overall style!). I was very impressed with the red coat this co-ordinated Little Miss was sporting - so gorgeous. These are the random events that happen in my day that give my little store its soul. Thanks Mackenzie!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wendy Susan Hat

One day at Lyssy May some beautiful designer pieces started to arrive in honour of the upcoming Think Pink Party. The first such piece is by hat designer Candice Herne and will be auctioned on the day. The work and style woven into this stunning piece has to be seen in person to be appreciated! Candice has also created a beautiful box for the hat and has signed inside the lid where there is a record of her inspiration for the design (her 2 friends, Wendy and Susan who have both survived cancer) as well the occasion for which it was created... just too special for words.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

No Strawberries and Cream for Me

These sunny Brisbane winter days remind me of a London summer (seriously). My friend Rachel is over there and has just had a lovely day Wimbledon - it's enough to make me want to pack my bags and head over there. The next best thing however is enjoying the new range of designs from Moe Moe which have just landed at Lyssy May. My favourite is this lass with her little suitcase all ready to go. At least this sweet necklace and earring set are set to go fabulous places!