I've finally returned from my QLD adventure! I've put together some photos from the past week to give you an idea of what's been happening. We (my dad and I) decided to drive up to Brisbane and caught up with some rellies along the way. This first photo was taken on the road somewhere near Guyra.
Our first stop was to visit my second cousin who lives in Wallangarra, a small town on the QLD border. She lives in the sweetest cottage I just had to take some photos of her place - lace curtains throughout and an old combustion stove.
Next is the main event - the Finders Keepers Market. It was fabulous as always and Queenslanders definitely know how to make you feel welcome! The weather was perfect and there was a wonderful collection of stalls. Here are a few of my favourites...
Mae was one of my neighbours, they make playful fabric wall stickers and super cute wrapping paper. If you haven't seen what they do I highly recommend checking it out!
Gretta Hazel was my other neighbour; her stall had a rustic and nostalgic feel with lovely handmade jewellery, as well as music sheet greeting cards.
Next up is the Frankie stall, always a pleasure with their vintage look, not to mention the lollies that get you through the afternoons!
Pannikin was a definite highlight with her whimsical drawings (they remind me a bit of Daria, best TV show ever!)
I also couldn't go past the wonderfully talented Lauren Carney and her awesome illustrations.
Last but not least is Brooke Johnston Designs and her beautifully embroidered necklaces and fabric brooches and hair-clips.
The following day we were off again - this time to visit my aunt on Macleay Island. I'm not too sure if it's considered part of Brisbane, either way it's very close by. We were treated to lunch at the bowls club which had the best view of any bowls club I've been to!
The island was full of these cute birds who make an amazing amount of noise at night.
While we were there my aunt pulled out some historical family document, among them was this great postcard sent from a great aunt in 1914 to her sister. I just love the colouring!
This last photo was taken in Bellingen early in the morning before the last leg of our trip.
It really was a whirlwind adventure! now I'm slowly getting back into work and catching up on everyday life.