Friday, September 24, 2010

Its been a while

It has been a while since I blogged. I have been thinking about it a lot but have also been totally preoccupied with work, family and feltaid!

To say that working on feltaid has been rewarding is sort of an understatement. While it has been a lot of work and time, the outcome (so far) has well exceeded my expectations and really has showed how amazing the craft community is. People have contributed what they can - that has come in all shapes and sizes from items to time to promotion. Its awesome.

I have also been busy delivering 2 large retail orders. One to my friends at MIXT and the other to a new retailer - Acorns of Clevedon. This is a lovely shop. Diane the owner has lovely taste (if I do say so myself!) and the shop is filled with exquisite things,. If you are out that way, Acorns is a must stop!

Christmas is also coming. I have a few markets booked for October / November and December and I am busy planning and getting my stock levels up. I am planning on running the christmas season in a much more planned and organised way this year! Have I mentioned I am going to be a Craft 2.0 in October... mucho preparation to do!

To start that off, I have organised Eftpos for the season. It arrives this week and will be ready for the Devonport Craft Market next Sunday. The poster for DCM this month is below - a lovely design by Emma Walsh.

I am working my way through three weeks worth of blog posts on my blog reader....I haven't had a piece of time to check out the blogosphere.... My goal by the end of the weekend is to be up to date.

Enough from me. Hope you are enjoying your weekend whereever you are... I also hope it is not rainy and wet where you are... I am over it!


Friday, September 10, 2010


I need not say more.

Check out Nadinoo's lovely creations. From their 09 / 10 collections.

So me - in my head!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The world moved

And poor Christchurch bore the brunt of it. I have spent the week feeling like there was little I could do to provide relief for the people of Christchurch. Words from a far didn't seem to cut it.

When I saw a felt forum thread started by Amiana, it hit a note and I was in boots and all. Ana and I have teamed up (along with some lovely helpers and supported by Lucy from Felt) to bring you Felt.. like helping out.

This is a Felt store filled with donated goods (at least it will be once I get loading!) from lovely crafters across our wonderful country. All of the profits from this campaign will be provided to the Red Cross Appeal for Christchurch where we can play our part in providing some welfare relief, or perhaps a contribution to getting Christchurch up and running again.

Over the weekend we will add the donated products. It is a great time to start your Christmas shopping and to take part in this fundraising effort at the same time.

You want to do your bit, you can do your bit. We are accepting donations now.

Take care

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More lovely products

Check out Uncommon

I want, I want.

No, I REALLY want.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

More Illustration Love

There is a pattern forming here. 
I am in love with illustration. I think it is mixed with envy too. I can't draw. I am an appreciator only. That is why art history was my thing at University.

Meet Catherine Campbell. Melbourne based (have I mentioned that Melbourne is my favourite city in the world?). 

Diamond Pullovers

In the Pines

Meet Catherine's Blog here. Meet her Etsy Shop here.

I love this post - her honesty and insight are lovely.

Friday, September 3, 2010

To Market...

Devonport Craft Market this weekend. Its Father's day too.
Looking forward to seeing Crafty Friends and having a lovely day. Hope the sun plays the game for us! Only 4 months till Christmas!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Illustration Love

One of my favourite blogs, Creature Comforts, featured the work of Cecilia Carlstedt a couple of weeks ago.

I found her illustration intoxicating. I don't say that lightly. There is something mysterious, seductive, at times confronting. I love the palatte she uses. I love her style.

Check out some of my favourites below, but check out her online portfolio here.