Friday, May 29, 2009

ETSY store is GO !!

Finally, its taken me most of the day (with scone making and kettle shopping interludes) but i've done it. My ETSY shop is online, up and running and fully stocked !!

Im so pleased with how the pictures my good friend Cass took for me, i think they look awesome and the store looks sleek and colourful if i do say so myself.

There's a widgetty thing on my sidebar now, just click on that and you'll be taken straight there!
Go check it out, ive got lots of nice stuff and its fun to browse even if you cant buy!

Until you do's a sneak peak.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Creative Space

My Creative Space this week.

  • Ive been experimenting with fabric labels using T-shirt transfers
  • I've been mucking around with my crochet hook, fiddling with knots and little flowers
  • I've been using up strips of fabric to make cute little peoples necklaces
  • I've been sitting a the computer for hours on end pricing, describing and measuring my products for the ETSY will be online tomorrow Folks!!!
  • I've been thinking about what i need to make versus what i actually want to make

More creative spaces at Kootoyoo

Monday, May 25, 2009

Free Style Embroidery

Free Style Embroidery
Translation - i had no idea what i was doing but did it anyway)

Shop Window

I also LOVE pretty shop's and the things inside them.

Street Art

Discovered whilst visiting friends for dinner last night.
I LOVE unexpected street art.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Miss Petal visits Summer Hill

Miss Petal is Finished! 

( well....apart from her facial features, i will leave them for her new owner to paint on as she is the real artistic one.)

Here she is visiting Summer Hill, one of the artists earlier paintings.

Miss Petal is a bit of a city girl, she like lunching and coffee's, sitting in the park and enjoying the sunshine and people watching. She loves dressing up and feeling like a lady and she likes to pretend that she is a bit like Audrey Hepburn, swanning around in beautiful clothing being a bit mysterious.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Creative Space - Painting Miss Petal

In My Space this week :

Its all about Miss Petal this week.

I was going to wait until i had finished my Granny Blanket to start on Miss Petal, but i couldn't stop thinking about her and now I'm over half way though finishing her and so pleased with the way she is looking.

Last night she got a glossy new pair of red Mary Jane's, I cut out a heap of  petals for her dress (great way to use up some scraps!) and sewed a few on.

Also in the works still is the Granny Blanket, I'm averaging about 2 squares a day and Ive worked out I've only got about 12 more squares to go until i have enough for a medium sized blanket.

Check out more creative spaces HERE

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bagged a Bargain

Went out to dinner with some good friends last night and couldn't help myself when i saw my friends bag, and when she told me the price i nearly cried.

Beze is the QUEEN of Op Shopping, 
she always finds cool things.........this bag was a mere $4 at an Oppy somewhere. 

Lucky Girl!


Just a little showcase i did the other week at work, i think this ones quite cute. 
Japan City & Fossil watches displayed.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Introducing..............Miss Petal

Pinned and in Progress.

Here is Miss Petal, my softie doll inspired by the artworks of the wonderful one and only Meredith Gaston

She has deviated a bit from my original sketch but im sooooo happy with how she's turned out so far

Im not going to put a face on her, i plan to send her to Meredith in Berlin and will let her work her magic with some paints top create the right face


Gifted & Found - Feathers

Beautiful patterned and coloured feathers - Thank you DOT!!!!
These will be perfect for my bird mobiles i think!

Gifted - Buttons

Didn't i tell you i got lucky this weekend !!! 

My Love's lovley mum just cant help herself and keeps finding me crafty fun things.
All these buttons, plus the super cute heart tim came from her. God Bless her cotton socks!

Gifted - Fabric

My Love's parents came to visit us this weekend, and his wonderful mum brought me down all sorts of crafty supplies. 
She's a bit crafty herself so she has all sorts of bits and pieces around her craft room. I got a whole treasure chest of stuff!

Im loving this Raggedy Anne & Andy fabric she donated, its totally cute, 
and the beautiful blue batik, i looooooove Batik

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Creative Space

This is my Creative Space.

Im so sick of only having Granny Squares to post when Thursdays come around, but the only other creative thing im doing at the moment is getting my ETSY shop ready for launching.

I had my good friend Cassie take some product pics for me the other night and she had a bit of fun taking photos of my studio as well, so i thought i would share them instead. 

Above is my bookcase, stuffed to the brim with collages, toys, quilts, bunting, paper garlands, books sculptures and lots of other crafty goodness.
Below is a cool close up of some of my paper garlands sitting pretty in a row

Play along at Kirsty's.................head over to Kootoyoo to check out other amazing creative spaces

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Miss Petal Softie

Inspired by Meredith Gaston's paintings below. 
I will get around to making this new little softie soon.

I cant wait to try my hand at something more artistic and challenging!

Beautiful Artworks by Meredith Gaston

I absoluteley LOVE this girl!

Ive known Meredith most of my life, My Aunt is her god mother and our families have been friends for years. 

I am so in awe of her awesome talent and adventuring spirit, she's years younger than me and already an established and successful artist, living in Berlin with her own little studio to paint in every day. LUCKY GIRL!

I love her whimsical paintings, ive always love the aesthetic her little ladies have and the other day i had a brain flash...............How good would one of these pretty girls look made as a Softie!