merry christmas, I am off on holidays, have a great christmas and see you in 2012
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
well it is starting to feel a little more like christmas...... I think it's the weather, it is getting hotter....
I am still sending out online orders, and can continue to do so right up until christmas, so if there is someone you need a little something for you never know what you might find.....
Posted by cathy hope at 10:18 AM
Monday, December 5, 2011
me and the boys did our tree this morning, and I decided to do something a bit different, our regular tinsel tree and decorations are packed away back in melbourne, so we improvised! We used our greg hatton ex douglas and hope shop prop tree!! and some of last years douglas & hope giant decorations, and we picked some succulents from our garden and tied them on. Because our house is a tiny miners cottage we have gone al fresco and put it by the front door..... we love it!
Posted by cathy hope at 10:39 PM
Sunday, December 4, 2011
It was a great weekend at the Butterfactory,
it will definitely become a regular event on the Central Victoria Calender, thanks again to everyone who came, listen out for the next one.
western Union played Sunday afternoon.....
Here are some photos of the open weekend this weekend at Greg Hattons Butterfactory, we had a great day yesterday, meeting lots of locals, and some visitors from Melbourne. Thanks to everyone who came by, we are open again today from 11-5 with some live music at 2pm.
Posted by cathy hope at 9:46 AM
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
It seems everyone’s moving to the country. To celebrate my recent permanent relocation to central Victoria, along with furniture maker and landscaper Greg Hatton, Greg is opening his studio workshop, the Newstead Butter Factory, on the first weekend of December.
We would love you to come out to Newstead and not only do you get the chance to meet us both, but you can have a sticky beak around this fantastic old butter factory and check out our latest creations.
Greg’s hand made furniture pieces are generally made to order although there will be plenty to see and buy on the day. I have just released a new range of beautiful melamine plates and along with my signature quilts and cushions you never know you may even cross someone’s name off your Christmas list!
To check out our work and make enquiries go to
There will be tea and decent coffee available and kiwi scones…apparently they’re better than ours? Local bullboar snags on the barbie and Sean McMahons Western Union playing at 2pm Sunday
The Butter Factory
2-4 Tivey Street, Newstead
Saturday 3rd December 10am-6pm
Sunday 4th December 11-5pm
Posted by cathy hope at 1:29 PM
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
this is my day today, one week out from closing the shop and it's all about preparing for the heat of summer ahead! I fixed flyscreen to a new door for the front of the house, fixed the broken flyscreen on the kitchen door (the blow flies are driving me nuts!!) and cleaned the filters on the air conditioner. all between preparing invoices ready for the arrival of my new artist plates this week.....
here are some random castlemaine shots
castlemaine botanical gardens.... can you see him?
Posted by cathy hope at 8:47 PM