22 January 2009

It's too hot - What's a crafter to do?


Some revamped Christmas cards, made into birthday cards and other greeting cards. These cards can be found at Love Miss Luck on King Street in Newtown. Pop in and browse this ace shop and chat up the even more ace shop owner Sarah, otherwise known as my little sister.

So, I'm back after a bit of a hiatus, went on holidays and had myself some swimming and reading relaxation- mainly interior mags, but that counts doesn't it? Also read the 'Slumdog Millionaire' that apparently they've made into a movie. Was a bit sad and confronting in spots, but a good summer read. I love the heat, adore the heat, but jingies I'm a little over it at the moment. Being a sticky hot crafting mess 24 hours a day isn't so pretty. We had some absolute corker days this week and last. Last week we had a 43 degree day, celsius that is crafters, in fahrenheit that is about 110 degrees - insane I know.

In other news I've re-branded myself (as you may have guessed by the new banner) and have actually registered my business name with the big wigs in New South Wales - serious business! So welcome to sketch&jones. Being a piscean I feel, at times, I'm a split personality fish swimming both up and down stream confusing all and sundry. My name reflects this, hence the double barrel, and also the fact that I'm sewing like a two person operation at the moment.

So to kick off this year I'm going to go full tilt into getting my stuff out there. So far I've got some lovely people who have helped me get it out there thus far. One of my latest stockist's (of my dolls), Leonie of tippietoes , has opened a sweet online store called tippietoes - petite couture, which I've been perusing lately. Go check it out here, all in Aussie dollars, yay! The US exchange rate is killing us here so it's much better to buy local. Please peruse my new sidebar for all my stockists and hopefully I'll be adding some more very soon.

How cute is this crochet sleeve russian doll top from ivy designs and featured on tippietoes ? The cutest. I love crochet and intend on stepping up my crochet production once Winter hits.

And to finish up. How about Obama's speech? Very inspirational and even included a warm inclusion of the heathens, yay for the heathens, very funny! Maybe it will be the heathens who will bring America out of it's troubles? Apparently no American president has ever addressed the heathens before - the times are a changing my friends!

10 comments:

Michelle said...

firstly...wow, love the new banner and name...
secondly...can i be one of those people who say, yes i met her, before she was famous...
and finally...i laughed so much at the last bit on you post i am now going to youtube the speech cause i can't believed i missed that...
my verification code is "corka",just though i should add that...

mizu designs said...

I love the new name and banner! And those prawn designs, well they're just fab.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Heathens rock! I really am optimistic about Obama. He seems to be a really stand up kind of guy.

katiecrackernuts said...

Whoa, good for you. I'm liking the new banner. Good luck with it all. A big step getting everything formalised and all.

diana said...

Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments and good wishes. Michelle, I love that the verification code was 'corka', very apt.

Veronica Darling... said...

OMG, it's boiling!

Thanks for your comments! Just saw in your fave books . . . David Sedaris! What a sweetieheart, hey? I'm reading Naked now.

Woo Hoo on new look!

Amy C said...

totally cool and exciting - love the new name you chose. Looking forward to seeing and hearing your world domination! By the way make the most of the heat - I have forgotten what my feet feel like!

kitty stitch said...

Hi diana, great new logo and look to your blog in general. Thanks for visiting kitty stitch and always leaving comment, as not many do! : (

ivy designs said...

Love your blog! Thanks for your kidn comments too! All the best x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words on tippietoes Diana, i have no doubt with your skills you can take over the world :)
Your dolls are a hit!