I'm Seaside Tracie, I've always loved making 'stuff' and finding 'stuff', this blog will be filled with 'stuff' that inspires me.....and anything I love enough to share. Along the way I'll include 'stuff' I've made that you'll be able to buy.....

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Blimey...has it really been that long?

I've just realised it's been over a month since I posted on here.....I've been so busy I've been 'meaning to' but never quite got around to it. The house is nearly finished, not quite but nearly and I've been hanging pictures, putting up bunting and generally prettying things up. I haven't been doing many markets....the weather is just too bloody awful. Hopefully the weather will start to pick up soon....is it really May? Feels more like winter's on it's way today, horrible drizzley rain....either rain properly or bugger off!
Anyway, I'm pleased to say my cat's have finally settled....took a while, was beginning to think they's abandoned us. Dave's just kind of taking it all in his stride, he's really far too cool to make a fuss! Ralph on the other hand is totally the opposite....I think the phrase 'Scaredy cat' was made for him. He can be fast asleep and hear a noise, something totally normal, like a drawer opening, and there he is up on his feet, fully alert, looking like he's ready for a full on attack from the neighbourhood 'Cat murderers'!
So.....here's some pics of various 'stuff' ........Ralph.....clearly NOT on full alert :)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cards for Margate Bazaar, Easter Sunday :)

I'm doing a stall at Margate Bazaar on Easter Sunday in the Old Town......selling loads of 'stuff'.....lot's of vintage handmade loveliness. I made a few cards last night to add to the 'stuff' :)

Broadstairs, this morning....getting ready for Easter :)

I love this time of year, especially living at the 'Seaside'
This morning I sat on the seafront with my takeaway coffee from Morelli's.
The seafront was a hive of activity....gardeners were sprucing up the seafront, painters were making the bandstand and clock tower look pretty and......the Giraffe is back!! He must be the best made/most durable bouncy castle ever made, he's been re-appearing every summer for at least the last 20 years!!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Suitcase Sale

last month I was asked to take part in a 'Suitcase Sale' in Rough Trade in Margate's old Town. You turn up with a suitcase, open it up and away you sell! You have to be inventive though, think 'Mary Poppins' and 'Inspector Gadget' ....everything has to be contained in,or hanging off the suitcase...not as easy as it sounds believe me!! Here's a pic of my suitcase......and other 'stuff' for sale at the fabulous venue :)

Blimey...has it really been that long?

I keep meaning to post but somehow something always gets in the way.....life/builders/kids...or just plain old procrastination.Anyway here I am tucked away in my little haven right at the top of the house whilst downstairs there's a photoshoot going on and builders 'building'! The house is finally taking shape.....and although I wasn't expecting builders today, hence the photoshoot going on, I'm not going to complain. Makes things a tad more complicated ....but hey....never mind :)
I'm busy making 'stuff' for my market stall on easter sunday in Margate Old Town. I'm making birds out of a 1960's mini skirt at the moment....all with their own individual personality :) and little life story.
I'll post pics when they're done.
But in the meantime here's some random pics I want to share with you :)
This is sunny Broadstairs yesterday.