Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New stockist: The Lillie Tree

If you are lucky enough to live in Brisbane's beautiful Bellbowrie area you must pay a visit to a lovely new local store that's landed: The Lillie Tree at Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza. A fresh batch of Lyssy May goodies has just arrived on their shelves. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Giveaway goodies & Winners!

Today I had a chance to delve through the Lyssy May shelves to select some giveaway goodies for last week's 200th post. The 2 prizes will each include one of our wallpaper lavender sachets and a handmade 'pattern girl brooch'. One lucky winner will then receive a copy of Handmade in Melbourne and the other a 'what a hoot' owl zip purse. To be in the draw make a comment on the previous post or join up to follow by Thursday.

Winner update! Congratulations to bubbachenille and Sandra Darling - you have each one a handmade goody pack. Thanks so much to everyone for their comments on the 200th post. x

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blog Giveaway - 200th post!

I just realised as I was going to blog about something else that this is post 200 for One Day at Lyssy May - how amazing I have had over 200 things to share in the last couple of years!

As a result please leave a comment about anything or everything, long or short about one thing that made you smile today (or opt in to follow as all followers will go in the draw too!) and I will pop you in the draw for a Lyssy May mystery parcel full of handmade goodness!

2 x prizes will be randomly drawn Thurs April 22nd (comments close midnight Melbourne time Wed 21st April 2010).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pinboard love 2

Keeping a watchful eye over proceedings at Lyssy May HQ is this copy of a picture of my great grandmother on her wedding day. It wasn't until after I had named my business that I learnt her name was 'Elsie May' and she was apparently an amazingly talented craftswoman. I would dearly loved to have known her but do feel a little of her legacy is stitched into every Lyssy May design!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pinboard love

Today I am zooming in on the remnants of a button card that has the most gorgeous 'modern miss' design. One button is still attached but I don't think I will ever use it as its too special as is!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

If you liked it..

...then you shoulda put a pin in it.. Don't you just love the effect of a pin/cork/inspiration board when it details bits and pieces of stories, some important and some trivial? I thought this week I might 'zoom in' on something different from the board for the next few posts. My board sits over my sewing machine so my eyes can rove over different memories and things that are on the 'to do' list during moments of procrastination.

First up is this dear little piece of canvas work. I used to sell these as pincushions/door hangings when I had my first craft stall when I left school. I think she would definitely have been created around 17 years ago!! Lately she reminded me how much I love canvas and tapestry work so I have embarked on a big project which I will share when I have more to show.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Golden moments

A little treat for my currently crowded studio shelves - beautiful tulips in my Holly Hobbie jug - 'fill your days with golden moments'. The sunshine has been glorious over Easter here in Melbourne which has been the perfect backdrop to numerous special moments. I hope you've enjoyed your break!