Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Inspiration Materials!

I just had my birthday at the end of last year and I was given some excellent reads. Had to post them up and share my thoughts.

The Crafty Minx by Kelly doust is a great book but I would say it is written for more of a beginner audience. It has some awesome ideas though about reusing heaps of your out dated clothes and recycled materials. Definately would look good on any book shelf.

Experimental textiles by Kim Thittichai is a must have! Its written by a University tutor who talks about how to change and alter the way you look at textiles. through shape, form, colour. How to create your own designs and art works from scratch.

Tricia Guild's Pattern is a really really beautiful book and great for anyone look for some inspiration in colour and pattern. How to decorate your home and make it look HOT! I love the texture of this book and the different papers that have been used as well. It has been well thought out....

There is a lot of info about the history of pattern, geometric patterns, the inca trail, pictorial patterns. Really really really good book! I have been spoilt.

Oh and I was given a Nancy bird bag as well, my fav bag designer! mmmm... expensive but soooo worth it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Button Fridge Magnets

Here is an updated picture of my new Button Fridge Magnets. I will be selling these through retailers and also from my online shop. I havent posted them up as yet.

My little studio boutique will still be happening and I plan to have it ready by the 9th Feb.
Trading hours will be Tues 10am - 4pm
Wed 10am - 4pm
Thurs 10am - 4pm

Thanks heaps for all the last comments!

Also my new website should be up by the end of the week. Will keep you posted when it is. It will actually BE something :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

An Image of my Shop and Me

Took heaps of pictures end of last year while I was working on a catelogue and images for suppliers. Here is just a small picture of my studio and myself.

I work in my own home studio. It is a home based occupation and I have decided to open my studio to the public next month. It will be displayed as a small boutique shop front where customers will be able to purchase direct from me. All council approved and ready to go apart from signage. More on that later

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome Back! Happy New Year 2010

Wow, my holiday went real fast! I cant believe its already all over. well, back to work then...

Been working on some drawings over the holidays, its relaxing to draw. Planning on printing a few on some tea towels this month and selling them as a kit. oh your going to love them!!! I only have 4 weeks to make a few extra stock peices for the market on the 6th Feb at the Daylesford Makers Market.

Heres some bits and peices I have been creating...