Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1 Million Women

Who are 1 Million Women? Daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers inspiring climate action. Our goal is to collectively cut 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas pollutant triggering climate change.

Every woman who joins has a personal goal to cut 1 tonne of CO2 from their daily lives within a year of joining. You don't need to be an expert on climate change, we will guide you every step of the way.

1. Jump onto the website -
2. Join up
3. Start cutting your minimum 1 tonne of CO2
4. And engage a minimum of 10 others in your network to do the same – many more if you can!

This is all about getting on with reducing emissions. Not being delayed until targets are argued and hopefully set. Just getting on with it.
I visited the Handmade Market on Saturday and Albert Hall was extremely busy. No wonder - the items displayed were excellent. Congratulations to Julie for organising another excellent event.

The CraftACT Shop also opened on Saturday afternoon and it is great. The items on display really do show some excellent talent in our region. Well worth a visit.

Don't forget Rapt in Felt opens Wednesday night and runs through to Sunday. Always an event worth visiting as the standard is always extremelly high.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Craft ACT Shop

The Craft ACT Shop will be officially opened 4pm Saturday 23 May, at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1 North Building, Civic Square. A warm invitation is extended to all Craft ACT members, friends, supporters and the Canberra community to join the celebration of local talent, with exquisite objects sourced directly from the studios of local makers and enjoy local wines provided by Ross Di Bartolo Vineyard Estate.
The Handmade Market is coming up on Saturday 23rd May from 10am till 4pm at Albert Hall see you there. It is looking like another great market.

I visited the Finders Keepers market in Sydney on Friday night. Fabulous venue and really buzzing. There were a lot of people there - a real jam to get around the lovely stalls. Lots of jewellery, fashion, kids items, art and lovely home accessories. The market is held in the afternoon evening (Friday 6-midnight and Saturday 12 - 10pm) I image the stall holders must be totally shattered by the end if it stays as busy as it was when I was there. The next market is the first weekend of December.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Grant Funding

I have just spoken to ArtsACT about the possiblity of applying for a grant for 2010 to promote the work of our members. Seems a possibility. Does anyone have any experience writing grant applications. If you do I would be most grateful of any assistance. The paperwork should be coming through in the next few days and the closing date is 27th of May so not a lot of time. If you can help please contact me at


Monday, May 4, 2009

Last night I uploaded the lastest additions to the website. We now have 22 members who do some wonderful work. Please pass on the information about the site to anyone you think may like to be included.

Don't forget the Handmade Market is coming up on Saturday 23rd May from 10am till 4pm at Albert Hall.

Also you may be interested in the new Finders Keepers market in Sydney on the 15th and 16th of May. I will be going up to have a look so will let you know what I think.