Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Time for a bit of nostalgia

Lyssy May is officially on a break for a few weeks and after a hectic couple of months with my head down working it is time to look up at the blue sky and the pretty birds and to reflect on 2008. This lovely little phrase appears on a new t-shirt by Thea and Sami.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can it really be December?

I am slowly coming out of denial that it is so close to Christmas. I know everybody says the same thing but I seriously cannot process that 2008 is just about over.
Given that Lyssy May is currently working out of home as the new studio is not yet up and running, I have moved my Christmas order deadline forward a couple of days to this Tuesday (16th) as my lounge room is chaos with fabric strewn everywhere and my domestic machine is working overtime (I seriously cannot wait to have my industrial one humming along again - I have become so spoilt with its speed!).
I don't want to disappoint anyone who is hoping for a lyssy may bag under the tree this year but any orders placed after this Tuesday I will do my best but cannot guarantee.
I would like to thank the many lovely customers who have been wonderfully patient as my turnarounds have been a little slower than usual in this transition phase. 2009 will see Lyssy May return to form with some fabulous new designs to boot!

Friday, December 5, 2008

If I were in Brissy this weekend...

... I'd be checking out the Young Designers Market at Southbank on Sunday! This time around they will be on the nearby lawns which I think will make a fabulous setting. Be sure not to miss the stands belonging to my buddies - Hot Toffee, Jaime Beattie and Thea and Sami. They will have brilliant handmade gift ideas for you this Christmas. Buy Australian Made and make a kangaroo smile!!

And as I am in Melbourne this weekend I hope to make it to the Malvern Magnolia Square market to take a little break from the sewing machine. Last week I made it to Magnolia Square in Brighton, followed by the Sisters Market in Brunswick and then on Sunday for good measure I went to the Melbourne Design Market at Federation Square. All of them with such amazing things to check out and all had very different vibes although I did note a some stallholders backing up from Saturday to be at Federation Sq on Sunday - hats off to your dedication as I know how tiring a one day market can be let along doing up to 4 days in a row!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sheep's Back Wool Gallery

In a previous lifetime I was a public servant in Canberra and whilst living there I often drove through Yass and its surrounds which always struck me as a pretty place and somewhere you'd like to sit by a fire in winter and knit away to your heart's content - maybe that was influenced by the beautiful sheep farms I would pass by in the area.

These memories were recently brought back when Kate from The Sheep's Back Wool Gallery in Yass contacted me about stocking Lyssy May designs and I am pleased to say that they are now in-store along side beautiful woolen and other natural fibre clothing and accessories as well as sheepskin products, baby and nursery goods and knitting yarns. The store also stocks individually made accessories and holds art exhibitions. If you are in the area it is well worth the visit! The Sheep's Back Wool Gallery, 67 Comur Street, Yass NSW. Phone 02 6226 3072