11 September 2008

Exciting News!

Ta-da! So I've started a new business. Exciting times! I've started the business with my friend from high school Naomi. Naomi is one top chick and I've known her for over 20 years, man how old am I? So our little business is Little Red Designs and we are at mo' doing kiddy t-shirts and then wall decals. We both have a million ideas and our first foray was supposed to be on Saturday at the Olive Tree Market, but alas it rained and poured and was called off. Just to dig it to us it was beautiful and sunny on Sunday. Naomi and I have been heat pressing vinyl onto shirts and looks fab. We have stretched, pulled, tumble dried and washed the vinyl on a t-shirt and it looks great. Naomi bought the heat press and at first we were very tentative using the big hunking thing, but then we started to just rip in and use it after a few attempts. I love the heat press, but the alarm is going to do my head in. Everytime it has reached the right temperature or has finished pressing it has an tinny alarm that plays Fur Elise. Beethoven you have a lot to answer for. In other news Little Red Designs is headed off to the Glebe Markets in Sydney in the next week or two to launch our new range. Stop by all you Sydney blogger folk and say hi. Little Red and Sketch will also be soon featured in a fabulous new store opening in Newtown on King Street called Love Miss Luck. Love Miss Luck will have a whole range of vintage accessories such as handbags, shoes and other items of fabulousness including Little Red and Sketch, so go check out their new website here. They can be found at 498a King Street, Newtown.

And just to finish up. Thanks to thedogwhoblogs who tagged me. Feeling spesh, never been tagged before. Because I'm only new to this biz and don't feel like I know anyone that well, if you want to play along feel free to consider yourself tagged.

Tagging requirements: Tell us about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.

They are indeed unspectacular so tune out and click off now if you want............................

1. I create best at 2,3,4 in the morning when everyone else is long in bed and I'm sitting up watching bad television and coming up with different ideas. I have been known to build and sew at these hours as well.

2. I have lovely journals to write ideas and to note crafty ideas in yet the backs of envelopes and scraps of paper are usually where all the big designs and ideas take shape.

3. I find it very hard to chuck things out - particularly paper. I often have to have a sort through day just to chuck out all the scraps of paper I've accumulated.

4. I love re-arranging furniture at any hour by myself. I am a shortie and not very big and can move anything, I've got many tricks and shortcuts. In the past I have used skateboards, towels and sheets to move heavy things around rooms. When I was a 10 year old kid I could manoeuvre a medium sized two door wardrobe full of clothes and shoes around my bedrooom. My mum and dad were always surprised by my handy work.

5. I once held the record at high school for being able to hold myself up on the parallel bars with my arms at a 90 degree angle for the longest time -and yes this included the boys. I think it was something like 3 minutes and I only let go because I had to go to the toilet. Granted I was a complete runt, but hey I'll take the record and relive my glory days in such things as this anytime I can.

6. And just to share a shortie tale cause I've run out of quirks. When I was 16 and learning to drive I was so short I couldn't see over the steering wheel so I used to look between the dashboard and just under the steering wheel. And due to shortness I also couldn't wear the seatbelt correctly as the sash used to pass just over my right eye - creating an even more hazardous situation. What the hell was my mother thinking teaching me to drive? Anyhoo I used to wear the seat belt under my right arm and all was good until a police officer pulled me over one day and told me and my mother off about wearing my seatbelt incorrectly. So having been chastised I flicked the seatbelt out from under my arm and over my right eye and gave the officer a filthy evil eye with the other visible eye and resumed the argh, argh pirate position and drove off.

Note: Don't worry peeps had a growth spurt between 16-19 years and now tip the height chart a bit over 150cm. So not dangerous on the roads nowadays - just short.


Michelle said...

so sad to hear about the markets.it was a wild day in newie by the sounds of it.but so glad to hear about your new business.can't wait to see pics...
my sis did the markets at maitland and even thou the numbers were the lowest they have ever had at that market her cakes and cookies were a huge sucess and many more markets are planned...i so hate having to work every weekend i miss all the fun.

feedthedog said...

okay diana.
you're spinning my brain out here.
new business.
stuff in a new sydney shop.
markets at glebe.
AND you played the tag gag to utter perfection.

you're some super fab (though short) woman/ artist who seemingly knows no bounds.

when are you doing glebe? I'm at paddington market most, though not every, weekend so would love to swing by glebe to say hi..

feedthedog said...

oh dear.
typo alert .. meant to write "tag game".
it wasn't a gag, trust me.

diana said...

Hey Feedthedog,
I've booked in for the 27th September at Glebe Markets. Stop in if your in the area, look for the t-shirts and all my sketch stuff.

mel bomba said...

Great news, exciting times, have a ball!

Snippety Gibbet said...

A new business? Such exciting stuff! Will you be opening an Etsy show as well?

diana said...

Hi Snippety Gibbet, I'll probably open an etsy shop very soon, just need some time to do it.

Jedda said...

Fantastic news! I cant wait to see the shirts. Pity the market was washed out but now you'll have more to sell to us...are you going to sell them online?

Amy C said...

too exciting, cant wait to see some pics of your goodies. Wishing you tons and tons of success with the whole thing.
your tag answers are too funny - down right hilarous infact