Friday, May 8, 2009

A quickie!

I mean a quick post, people!! Geez, dirty mind much..? We're scrinters, remember?? ...although... no, no, I kid, I kid!

*sigh* Larz is gonna squeal at me for that one.

Ok, so you may be able to tell from that mini rant that we (I?) lost all equilibrium whilst in Brisvegas, and have yet to regain it. Though I am hopeful.

We had such a rad time up there in our fab city apartment
Our brissy apartment
Me, exhausted at the end of Travel & Set Up Day, armed with sofa, tv and cup of tea, pointedly trying to ignore Lara & her camera. But check out the view!!

Tho we mostly just worked at the show:
Ink & Spindle at the Stitches & Craft Show Brissy
Larz & Bee lookin' perrrdy at our stall - I love to make them pose..

Lara & Bee & Stitches in Brissy
Then make them laugh, so you can see them for who they really are: awesome, fabulous, gorgeous, giant dorks. (hmmm.. payback, ladies?)

But we also got to hang with a whole bunch of awesome peeps too!! Mel (& misc family) and Julie from Thread Den, who were next door to us;
Stitches & Craft show incubator area

the hilarious and indomitable K Doran; the hilarious and generous Winterwood (aka Sandra); a few of our newest favs, Jus, Fi & Nikki (we heart you guys! See pic below); the fantabulous Red Seed Studio duo Ellie & Sam; the amazing, felty Holly; the gorgeous Thea (& Sami); plus some new friends, the beautiful and knitting Megan;
Stitches & Craft show incubator area

the crazy and bright Louise; jeweller extraordinaire Helen! Plus a heap of other Brisstylers, of course! Just going through our pics, made us realise we were less than snap happy! We've hardly got anything to show you at all, sorry about that!!

We even had a whole day to explore Brissy ourselves, tho unbeknownest to us 'southerners' (we were called that a million times over the week) it was a public holiday so practically nothing was open!! Lucky for us tho, Jus, Fi & Nikki invited us to go with them down the river on the City Cat (it's a like a bus, but it's a boat! Some have been known to call it a "ferry"):
on the river cat
Justine is hiding at the very back, behind Larz, you can just see the top of her lil red head (woots for us gingers!)

We disembarked at Bulimbah for lunch & books (also where I bought the girls the awesomest, tackiest pressie I could find - Twilight badges. Hells yes), then we returned up river to the City, where we said au revior to the lovely trio and headed back to our apartment for a quick rest, before heading out to a fab Viet restaurant in West End for dinner, called Dakbla. Highly recommended.

dragon fellow
Big fat Eastern Water Dragon, just hangin' on Southbank

The next morning saw us sadly packing up our apartment and dragging our (much lighter) suitcases across a bridge and to the train station. We did make a detour into the city again, before we left for good, to purchase Lara an iPhone (she has become one of us... one of us...) as her old nokia gave up the ghost, finally, and via the ladies section of Myer so Bee could buy a new outfit (while she was deciding what to get, I stated chatting with a chick who worked at Cue, where I learnt that they make 95% of their clothing in Sydney, and it's all official and union and stuff - who knew!? Not I, obviously.)

We took a bit longer than we were meant to in the city so we bolted back to the train station, and headed out to the airport - just on that, why the hell don't we have a train to the airport here?? Someone start a petition, already! - where we ran in to Mel & husband who were on the same flight as us! Yay! Yay, because they were polite enough to *offer* us a lift to my place when Larz innocently enquired how they were getting home. We live quite nearby to each other so it ended up being no biggie. :)

So that was the end of our Brissie gig! And my quickie has turned into a longie, if that's even a word, so... I'd better stop typing now - Adios!

xx Teegs


Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Who, me? I do not have a dirty mind, thank you very much.


Maybe a little.


Sounds like gorgeous amounts of fun!

fi said...

hmm love a 'quicky' but a 'longy' is my favorite;)! thanks for a fab time ladies cant wait to do it all again in Sydney!They have ColdRock right?love fi xoxo

mixtapezine said...

you are a corker! and i am sooooo glad we have met
see you for a reunion at the budah festival my love
jus xx

JacRan said...

Looks like you girls had WAAAAAY too much fun! ;) Did you do ANY work at all? Lifestyles of the rich and the famous.... :P

nikkishell said...

Hey that's a good view from your apartment, can you see our apartment in that pic, lights flashing and all? :)
I look forward to catching up with you all again very soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Girls - I'm glad you arrived home safely and that you had a good time in Brisvegas. It was so nice to meet you!!!!!!

Megan x

P.S. must make mental note to remove apron before photos as pocket full of stuff makes me look pregnant!

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

And OMG, I want that apartment.

Lauren said...

Will be visiting Brisbane soon and would love to know the name of the apartments where you stayed.

Lara said...

Hey Lauren :)

The apartments were called South Central Apartments. We booked ours cheap through but curiously I couldn't find it again after I booked the place. Might have to dig around a bit to find them on there :)

It's min 1 week stay though...