Wednesday, 4 December 2013

D-rings!

I've been prototyping some new products lately (exciting!!) - hopefully I'll have something to show you soon, in the meantime here are some pictures from when I got side tracked making patterns with d-rings...





Also, the new tulip print pouches in marigold are up in the shop! These are hand printed on a lovely hemp and organic cotton fabric, I'm really happy with how they turned out.



Thursday, 14 November 2013

Buttons


I bought these beautiful ceramic buttons from Illyria Pottery on Etsy a while ago now.


I think the backs are just as beautiful as the fronts.


I'm wondering what I shall do with them, but in the meantime I am quite happy for them to sit prettily on my windowsill.

Friday, 8 November 2013

This weekend

This weekend I will:


print this pile of fabric,



learn how to propagate all these sweet little mother of millions plantlets,



and make a lot more mess on my workroom floor.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Upcoming markets


I have a few markets lined up over the next couple of months:

Lost and Found Market - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Saturday 16th of November, 10am - 3pm at the Student Union Building, CPIT, Madras Street, Christchurch

Shop Me Pretty - Twilight Garden Fete
Saturday 23rd of November, 2pm - 8pm at 280 Hasketts Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch
Gold coin entry

Craft Love Festival
Friday 29th of November, 5pm - 9pm at Mairehau High School. 440 Hills Road, Christchurch

Christmas Encraftment
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of December in Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Pop by & say hi!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

New things brewing


This time of year is always the most productive for me. Spring is in full springiness and the evenings are so much longer. The craft show season is gearing up and this always gives me impetus to design new items as well as stocking up on old favourites. 


What I'm finding most exciting is that things on the screen printing side are all starting to come together. I've finally managed to sort out a way to screen print in my very limited space. Yay!! I have also found a source of beautiful hemp and organic cotton fabric that is perfect for the bags, cushions, purses and such things that I have been thinking of for ages. I still have to find the perfect zipper and other hardware but that will happen.
So, look forward to mountains of handprinted loveliness in the very near future!!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013

Fabric fun

I spent a lovely morning sitting in the sun and playing around with fabric paints and fabric.  



The result - some hemp/modal circle scarfs. 



They are available to purchase here!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Production lines and Encraftment Market

I had some fun today making up a batch of business cards and pretty-ing up some Jiffy Mailers for posting out my prints. The cards are made from test screen prints and rubber stamps. It is probably not the most cost and time effective way of producing business cards, but I love the process and how each card turns out slightly different.




And in other news I'm very excited to be doing the Encraftment Market in three weeks or so. All going to plan I'll have a few new prints and a few new brooches to show you.


Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

It's market time!!

I'm so excited to be doing my first market in absolutely ages - The Craft Collective's Monster March Market!


I'll have most of my new prints there, some handprinted fabric, and of course lots of rabbits, cats and birds! 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

Cooling greys

It's way too hot here for me today! So I've been looking at some cooler weather pictures to make me feel better.



My favourite kind of sky - overcast!


A West Coast beach


Pretty, pretty early morning snow!


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New prints in the shop

Here's a few new illustrations that are now available as prints in the shops here and here
House and Garden

Rabbit

Floating Garden


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New year, tidy work space

I'm so not one for New Year resolutions, but I figured the beginning of the year is as good a time as any to sort out my studio and make it a tidier, and hopefully more productive place to be... 

I love looking at the studios and workspaces of other makers - so here is mine (all tidied up!):



And the view out the window: