Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

crafty weekend

Thank you to everyone  who stopped by and said hi at the BrisStyle market on Friday night followed closely by another gorgeous session with Brown Owls on Saturday morning embroidering cards for Christmas.

If you missed either of these fear not, you can find me and lots of other lovely crafty souls here:

Finders Keepers (my goodies can be found on the blue caravan stall)
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November
The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace, Herston

BrisStyle indie Eco Market (for eco and vintage finds!)
Saturday 10 November, 9am-2pm
St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton

QAGOMA Store Christmas Design Markets (very excited about this one!)
Saturday 24 November, 9am-4pm
Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane

Saturday 8 December, 9am-4pm
St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton

BrisStyle indie Twilight Market (this last market of the year makes for a great night out!)
Friday 14 December, 5-9pm  
King George Square, Brisbane CBD

Ok, something tells me I better get off the computer and get back to the stitchin'

P.S. There's three more session of Brown Owls left for the year where we'll be making boxes and bags for Christmas, re-purposing old t-shirts into new and fab items and crafting up a last minute Christmas storm with paper flowers, bows and loads of other delights to adorn pressies. Check out dates and info here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

brisstyle indie twilight market

Working out the last of my stall display before the BrisStyle indie Twilight Market this Friday night, details here.

my creative space...

Early morning crochet: jar cosies for the @brisstyle  market tomorrow night #mycreativespace #brisstyle

Vintage hankie bunting 

Vintage hankie bunting for lil sis :) 

I've been enjoying a bit of early morning jar cosy crocheting for this.

And thank you all for your help last week with those vintage hankies, I ended up going with the bunting and my lil sis loved it :)

What's been happening in your space lately? You can show it off or check out more here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

embroidered cards: how to and pics from the archive

Digging up some pics from my crafty past (2008) for the next Brown Owls meet up on embroidered cards. Don't you just love re-visiting the old days when it was all about experimenting with every possible craft you could think of till you found 'the one'!

These are super easy to make and sweet for Christmas, just to prove it here's some links to some great tutorials:

Mr Handsomeface: Neon Embroidered Card
Design Sponge: Hand-embroidered note cards
Next to Nicx: Constructive chaos

If you make some let me know, I'd love to check them out :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

my creative space...

Working on custom orders tonight 

It's been a busy past week both in my little sewing space and out and about in the crafty community. 

Custom order finished :) 

I finally finished a custom order I promised a while back, felt good to tick another thing off the list :) 

Wrapped the ABC Radio building in an 840m scarf with Brown Owls, BrisStyle and the Salvation Army to raise awareness of the amazing work Salvation Army does for the homeless (the scarf will be divided up and donated to those in need).

The beautiful Sandrine of SMboutique and @histoiredesoie teaching felt-making today at Brown Owls #brownowls 

Had a gorgeous morning with Sandrine from SMboutique, Brown Owls and Imogen's Art Space for a felt-making catch up. 

 Felt-making with Brown Owls at Imogen's Art Space #brownowls 

And to round it all off I have a big pile of vintage kids hankies to contend with this morning. They were my lil sis's when she was a kid, destined to be turned into something sweet for her birthday this weekend. 

 Massive pile of vintage hankies from lil sis when she was a kid, need to turn them into something for her big 3-0 on the weekend... 
 Any suggestions? 

What's been happening in your space lately? You can show it off or check out more here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

my creative space...

Lots going on in my little space in the last week including a fab rubber stamp making session with Brown Owls, a little bit of sorting and a little bit of stitching :)

The lovely Owls :)

Foxy Squirrel gets stampified

 and stitched!

A bit of order amongst the disorder :)

What have you been up to this week? You can show it all off over here :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

paper garland love

One of the many things I love about Brown Owls is taking the time out to explore a craft I've never really dabbled in before. It's great for the creative bits of my brain to take a break from stitching and learn something new. Last month we had a fab meet up making paper garlands, the one above that I'm still finding bits of time to work on, (check out the tutorial here) was my favourite, it's quick and simple and will look super cute for my market stall display. Plus you could use any shape to make them, hearts, snowflakes, clouds, the world is your oyster!

There's so many possibilities for paper garlands especially when you venture into the world of origami, here are a few of my favourites. 

Guusje Appeltaart's MYO Rocket Garland Tutorial is so cute and I love that it combines handmade stamps (more on those soon) with paper craft. 

Origami garlands always look really effective, I love these little stars from Currently Coveting but what I love even more is the way she cleverly uses an ombre dying effect to create gorgeous hues of blue. 

Simple shapes in bold colours look equally fab, a little cutting and stitching and voila! I really love these garlands made by Weekday Carnival.

Hanging strings of paper flowers or leaves make a gorgeous back drop, these pom pom vines are so adorable hanging on trees.

And I love the use of an old branch for this backdrop, tutorial and flower template can be found at ellinée journal. Flagging this one for my little sister's wedding :)

And another great thing about paper garlands, it's an awesome way to use up paper scraps or recycle old magazines, damaged books, junk mail and newspapers, everyone wins! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

hey maker! pop up shop

Down the range from my second home lies the gorgeous little town of Murwillumbah where you can find an incredibly talented collective of creative women who kicked butt big time on their recent Pozible campaign to enable them to re-invigorate Mur'bah with a pop up shop and work room.

I love their philosophy so much which is why, even though I don't really do wholesale/consignment anymore (other than for artist or community run ventures), I agreed immediately to stock my wares in their pop-up shop, yay :)

The pop-up shop opens this Friday with a free crochet workshop with the incredibly talented Helle Jorgenson. If you can't make it check out more info about Hey Maker! here:

Membership (only $45!)
Workshop Program

Hey Maker!
Shop 4 Austral Building
15 Commercial Street

Thursday, October 4, 2012

my creative space... new designs

I've been spending lots of time in my space this last week working on some new designs for udessi and for the next brisstyle twilight market.

Inspired by vintage pull toys and sweet animals, it's no surprise that this little bird is my favourite so far :)

Intended for nurseries or kids rooms although I would quite happily hang them in my own room :)

Stay tuned, I have a few more sweet designs to come!

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