Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fruits of a weekend's labour

This weekend was spent at the Ink & Spindle studio with Lara Davies from Harvest textile studios, getting my hands dirty. Ryan, Jess and I (as well as Amber and Lien who we met there) had a great time learning to screenprint, and we were all pretty chuffed by the results.

Cutting out the stencils

Everyone hard at work

Jess brandishing her cutting instruments

A lightbox is now one more thing on my list of stuff to buy

Ryan and Lara discussing the finer points of screenprinting. I'm so lucky to have a boyfriend who's genuinely interested in one of the same things I am! :)

The studio

Ryan's repeating pattern

Ryan's ducks after the second layer. How cute are they?!

My repeating pattern... haven't thought of a name for it yet.

My Rainy day half-drop pattern

The combined result of everyone's efforts

Well, I was planning to do a much wordier blog, but I'm buggered!

Thanks, Lara for a great weekend!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Liz does the happy dance!

OMG, somebody bought something I made!

How about that!

and it wasn't even someone I knew that bought it!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Spanner in the works


Ryan's Lumix camera that I've been using for product shots has broken (due to getting sand in it in Sth America) and it might take up to 4 weeks to get it back (assuming it's worth fixing).

Now I'm stuck with my Pentax which I've had for almost 5 years, so all the colours will be different, plus the screen is nearly impossible to see in sunlight.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just found these

Just found these on Etsy - what a cool idea!

They're wine-glass coasters which also double as a wine-glass tag. Neat! These beauties are from Dimmalim Home If only I had furniture worth protecting!

A weekend of.......


I'm so excited! Jess, Ryan and I are off to do a weekend of designing and screenprinting fabric with Lara Davies from Harvest Textile Studios in the Ink & Spindle studio.

I can't wait to get my hands dirty, although I'm a tiny bit worried that I might have no artistic talent and end up with a bunch of fabric fit for submission to Regretsy. What I'm really hoping is that at least one out of the three of us ends up being super-talented at it so I end up with some unique custom fabric for the making of bags.

I'd better remember the camera so I can take some photos to put up and show you guys.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So..... I joined Twitter

Not quite sure what to make of it yet...

Tweet Tweet!

Some goodies from my Etsy travels

I've been spending a bit of time* on Etsy since opening my shop (*checking my shop about a million times a day), and apart from developing some obsessive behaviour, I've come across some people making some really cool stuff.

Being that I've now got a glass of bubbly in my hand (ok, it's on the coffee table - I'm not really that good at typing with one hand), and feeling a bit jolly, I thought I'd share some of the things I've found.

Beautiful coaster set and notebook from Cabin + Cub. There are so many things in their shop that I want!

These mugs remind me of physiology pracs at uni, and the milk jug is so cute! I also love the skull mugs below - again with the physiology and they're also just so cool! These are all made by Urban Soule who has the most awesome ceramics (among other things), and now a follower of my blog - Hi! *waves*

Finally, there are the earrings I bought yesterday from Flaunt jewelry:

I just couldn't resist...

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Well, I've finally put some things in my etsy shop! It's taken a while to finish things off, but I got around to doing a photo shoot yesterday. I'm pretty pleased with the result (for a first go), though I might start doing some photo editing in photoshop in future (time was starting to wear on and I just wanted to get the damn things listed).

Anyway, here are a few of the things in my shop. Let me know what you think!

Pencil case - coloured leaves

Cosmetic zip bag - serene

Shouldercross - Little Bugs