Craft Fair & Antique Valuations May 2013

CraftFairAntiqueEvaluationLooking for a Mother’s Day gifts this weekend? Why not head down to the Craft Fair and Antique Valuation that’s happening this Saturday in Greystanes.

This is the 5th Craft Fair organised by volunteers of Our Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes and this years proceeds will be going to St Vincent De Paul. (yay) So come along as there’s lots of lovely things that mum might enjoy including baby wear, home-made décor, kitchen goods, edible treats, scarves and bags, jewellery, potted violets and plants and much more.

There’s no need to take an expensive to the UK to get on the Antique Roadshow to get your valuables assessed. Just turn up and bring along a photo and signature or name of the artist and get an antique valuation of your heirlooms, collectables or paintings for just $5.

CraftFairAntiqueEvaluation_7Check out more information here and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest.

I hope you can make it along.

Love, Festival Girl


Fair Trade Popup Shop | 4 – 19 May

479088_194723077343565_1532362148_oThe NSW Fair Trade Network is a group of companies and not-for-profit organizations who are committed to empowering communities in third world countries through trading partnerships that provide employment and access to global markets.

The Fair Trade Pop Up Shop launches in Paddington in May to coincide with World Fair Trade Day on May 11th, as part of the Network’s vision and ideals.

A number of fair trade businesses that will be featured at the Popup including: Myadashi, AfriBeads, Supplying Cocolo, The Ethical Chocolate, Aware – The Social Design Project, Kaleidoscope, Ethica, Every Little Girl, Seven Women, Import Ants, Sanaa Afrika, My Ecofriend (which I recently visited) and the Australia East Timor Association.

Where: Fair Trade Pop Up Shop
394 Oxford Street, Paddington
When: Sat 04 May, 10:00AM until Sun 19 May, 6:00PM

This is a run down of some of the events that will be happening at the Popup shop.

72184_356261387807737_715877631_nDon’t forget to check out Fair Trade NSW Network Group’s Facebook page for more information. Images from here.


Handmade Gift Ideas for Mothers Day

With Mothers Day is on its way, I thought I’d dedicate a few special words for all the mummas around the globe.

Sick of giving mum the same bath salts every year that she doesn’t use? Be creative. Make, find or cook something for mum that she will never forget.

Here are some handmade ideas for Mothers Day gifts:

Learn a recipe from Mum and Nan

Enjoy your time with mum and nan and write down their family recipes. Bundle these into a handmade book with blank pages to add your own from your family.

Make dinner for mum (and don’t leave the cleaning up to mum)

Cook a 3 course dinner for mum with dad or siblings. Research some recipes from the internet, hit the shops and away you go. Send mum out to a day spa and have the meal ready when she comes home.

Write or parody a song and post it on youtube and then put the .mp3 as her ringtone

Get into some karaoke action with songs like I love Mummy, instead of Cody Simpson’s version of I want Candy, Mama from the Spice Girls and a song for mama from Boyz II Men. These will bring any mum to tears of either laughter or sadness.

Create some custom jewelery for mum

Everyone has Pandora – so make your mum something unique. Since its custom made, you can design it for a special outfit and colour coordinate it
Have a Happy Mothers Day!
xox Love, 
Festival Girl