30 May 2009

Dolly Boy

Bought a new chair today to save my aching back. Being hunched over the sewer for hours on end, the dining room chair, albeit a 1960's designer delight, is not so delightful on the back. Bought the ugliest chair because my back said so. I sat in about 20 different chairs each of varying degrees of ugliness, but bought one that, if absolutely necessary, I could happily drift off to sleep in if the need should arise. I willed my back to find the white, chrome, snazzy one comfortable, but back said no, so ugly has come to stay. In honour of ugly and thanks to ugly I finally finished some boy dolls I've been working on the past week. The lovely Julia from rudyandthedodo asked me if I could design some boy dolls. Thanks Julia, actually needed this kick to get these little fellas going. The pirate doll is an adaptation of the pirate doll I designed for my friend's little boy over a year ago, excepted tweaked a little. Slack, as I am, I never quite followed through with getting this boy doll finished and in my shop. So here is a bit of a crappy pic, taken late tonight. I also designed a little chap that is so 1950's, I love him and my niece has name him Jack. And so as not to freak the littlies out pirate boy has a full functioning eye under that patch.

20 May 2009

Finders Keepers May 2009

Ah, a crafter's lot is never done. I've had many things on the go the last few weeks and thus nothing has been completed or blogged about for that matter. Another collage is taking shape in the form of vintage clothing patterns, fun, fun. Went to the Finders Keepers markets this past weekend at the Carriageworks in Eveleigh. Wow, was this market packed. I'm talking shuffle packed and I can't see over people's heads packed. Forgot my camera, so kindly my sister's fiance helped me out with his iphone.

04 May 2009

The Olive Tree Market - May 2009

Here is one little happy market goer, sporting my 'I'm All Ears Hat'. How cute is this little munchkin'? We couldn't stop taking photos of this cutie. Those cheeks are just begging to be squeezed.

The market seems to come around so quickly and as per usual I'm sewing like a maniac in the last week to the lead up to the market. I took my textile collages to the market and there was much oohing and aahing. I'm such a hopeless hardsell though. I kept directing people over to the prints of the collages rather than hitting them up for the originals. I don't know if I can bear to sell them. I love them and I've put so much work into them and at this stage I can't part with them. Beautiful day was had by all under the olive trees. The ground is getting a bit muddy though, but I've come up with a great ground covering - fake grass. I'm loving the fake grass and is the perfect market stall floor covering. At the end of the day it can be either hosed off or just shaken clean. At this market I cranked out a few kiddie scarves which I'm super happy with. I'll be sure to post pics of them when I have a decent one. They are my own design and super dooper cute.

After much success at the markets I had a ladies luncheon in the Hunter Valley vineyards on the Sunday. We had lunch at the jawdroppingly beautiful Bistro Moline's. It is perched on a hill and looks out to, what seems like, neverending vineyards and mountains. It is truly spectacular and I came back truly revitalised and inspired. I feel another collage coming on.