Thursday, July 2, 2009

My creative space ...


This week I've been busy making and pegging teeny critters to my new brooch board for the market.

The board is super easy to make. Simply use a canvas covered in linen or your favourite fabric (use a hot glue gun to attach the linen to the back edges of the canvas). Then measure where you want your string to hang and attach the string ends to the back edges with a staple gun. If you don't have a staple gun just use nails or thumb tacks and tie the string on. You could also put a piece of core flute (aka foamcor) between the front of the canvas and the fabric if you wanted to make a pin board version, or a sheet of magnet to make a magnet board.

You can see more photos of the brooch board over on my flickr.


I have loads of back up brooches for the market too. These ones are made using re-purposed upholstery fabric samples so each brooch is completely unique. Expect to see some of these in my shop next week.


And finally, I managed to pull off the car plushies just in time (well, after another four wheels are done). I'm also working on another two purple cars for the shop.

Pop back in the next week for a run down of the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market and to be the first to get your hands on my new shop stock!

For more creative spaces head over to Kirsty's.

29 comments:

Kylie said...

These are so gorgeous Rebecca - I love your brooches and the board set-up look fabulous!

I'm not sure if Kirsty is doing Creative Space this week... anyway, I'm just about to post mine too so there'll be at least two of us!

Thanks. K

i cant sew said...

oh it all looks so great, i so want to come but it is my 3 year olds birthday tomorrow and we are having a party for her on saturday!! it would be so nice to meet you in person. i hope that next year i can hold a stall next to you!! that is my goal, ha ha ha
%*_*%

edward and lilly said...

Thanks Kylie, yeah I just realised Kirsty's on holiday, a well-deserved break I'm sure :)

Rosey, what a shame you can't make it to the market. I was so looking forward to finally meeting you. You'll have to become a BrisStylette and do the Christmas market at the end of the year!

littlechrissy said...

This looks amazing. You are going to put my stall to shame. You're way to organised!

redmag said...

That all looks beautiful....wish I lived closer so I could come by....good luck

Little Diva said...

Your brooches are gorgeous and they look fantastic on the board. So glad you've made some of those car plushies too!! Christine xo

edward and lilly said...

Thanks :)

Chris, I bet your stall will look awesome. I think I have a knack for looking organised but I've been grinding my teeth and talking in my sleep for the last two months, hehe. The big love can't wait till the market is over so he doesn't have to keep picking me up and rolling me over in the middle of the night!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Those brooches look so good!
I'm v. tempted to come up to Brissy for the day to visit this market...

Jessi said...

i love the board with the broches pegged on! It looks like a piece of art in itself!!! :)

x

Selina said...

wow you have been busy!! is this where my sewjo went, over to your house?!

amy said...

those are really lovely little brooches rebecca! there's not going to be any owl ones are there??? *wish. i am soooooooo excited about the market! i've been visiting lot's of blogs and it seems everyone is getting their stock piles up, which is good, cause i plan on buying it all :) see you on saturday xo

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

They look wonderful! I shall be visiting on Saturday as I didn't get myself organised for this market but it is going to be more fun getting to shop!
I will see you there, looking forward to it.
Kiss Noises Linda

Jetta's Nest said...

It looks amazing Rebecca, I can't wait to see it all IRL!

You know what...anxiety and excitement always make me feel like wine! What's a girl to do?

See you there :)

Gillian said...

Love your brooch board - they look so pretty all lined up like that! I'm sure they'll sell out in no time. G

gretchenmist said...

great idea for the brooches ~ they look excellent :)

Katy said...

What beautiful brooches! Good luck at the markets!

rabbit and the duck said...

I love your board! It makes me want to buy one of every design!

Cute as Buttons said...

I think your board is great...might have to try a hair tie board for our next outing. Looking forward to seeing it in person on Saturday. Lisa.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

And to think, you were worried you would get enough made in time! I'm so impressed, they look fabulous. Hopefully will see you there tomorrow! Good luck!

amy said...

i'm so glad you like my blog, it was you who inspired me to make one! all these lovely things where always whirring around in my head and now i have an output, it's wonderful! i will most definitely come visit you and show you my purchases tomorrow :) xo

AnastasiaC said...

the brooches look so cute!! love the cars too - how clever!

M* (Melanie) said...

Wow Bec! You take such great photos! You are so lucky to have all that QLD light! Just love the pegged brooches. They look so great together.

twinklestarart said...

Adorable! Can't wait to see your stall tomorrow :) See you then! Amanda xx

Elisa said...

I absolutely love those sweet brooches! Love the display as well. Wishing you all the best at the market!

Tania said...

What is it about lovely rows of stuff (and then on a linen backing board - but of course!) that is just the bees knees? Bet they sell like a charm - looking forward to the update...

Elizabeth said...

your display looks great!
don't be too sure about having anything to put in your shop after the show . . . . :D

michele said...

These look gorgeous.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out my blog recently, I wanted to let all my followers know that I’m embarking on a new challenge.

Extremely Crafty is calling all crafters to unite against childhood cancer as part of our Craft Against Cancer challenge for the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign.

Help by doing what you love – crafting and we would love to tell the world about your efforts. We’ll post on our Fundraiser page your photo and link back to your blog or website.

Read more at http://www.extremelycrafty.co.uk/Craft4cancer.html

Best wishes! Michele x

Sandrine said...

Hi Rebeca, I hope you had a peaceful teeth griding free nights last night after this so incredble market!I am glad I had a little walk outside before the rush but so cross I missed out on looking around the stalls including yours inside as I was then glued to my stall (thanks to Hayley and her mum I could at least go to the ladys!!!)Hope you had a great successful day too yesterday;)

ArtMind said...

I'm so much behind on blogreading that I only now get to see your space posted ages ago! I love love love the board & I think I'm totally going to steal the idea! ;)
Thanks heaps for so much inspiration & I'm glad all went so well at the market!!! You rock! :)