Saturday, March 28, 2009


Penny from Pocket Carnival on etsy has featured my Come Fly With Me brooch in her latest treasury called Dreamy. Thanks Penny!

EDIT: the treasury made it to the front page of etsy! Thanks again Penny

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Old Buttons

I have a few new vintage buttons to add to my stash this week. I just love the designs you get with vintage buttons. A lot of modern buttons seem very plain in comparison.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finished Bird Cushion

I finally have a finished bird cushion in my etsy shop.

I just got the hang of photographing my brooches and now I have to learn how to take good cushion photos. This one's not so great but I really wanted to get it listed. Taking good photos is one of the hardest things about selling online.

I have fabric to do about 4 more cushions so this week will be getting the screen out to have another go screen printing on the linen. I have bought a smaller squeegee which seems to have helped when I did some practice on calico.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Bag Pattern

I have been working on a new bag/pouch pattern and after a few tests this is the finished product.

It's a really simple design and folds over to close with a magnetic catch.

The chrysanthemum design on the linen has been screen printed by me in a slightly too bright green. It wasn't quite the green colour I was after but I was trying to keep the screen printing process simple so I used an off the shelf colour from Permaset.

I am going to have to get myself a colour mixing chart and have a go at mixing up some colours.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Little Titmouse

My first purchase on the new look Made-It was Little Titmouse by Matou en Peluche. I was very excited when the little print arrived in the mail. I just love the touches of colour made with pastel.

Sam behind the label does retro/art deco drawings, prints and cards in charcoal and pastels. You can take a peek at the rest of her Made-It shop here, and also her etsy shop here.

I am off to find a little white wooden frame to put the print in.

Made It Relaunch

For those of you who love to buy local handmade (ie made in Australia), Made It have relaunched their website with new a new fresh look. Along with the makeover are brand new features such as feedback and the ability to mark favourites.

It’s still a work in progress. The hardworking team behind Made It are still adding features and ironing out kinks but the good news is you can still buy while they are doing that.

One of the great things about Made-It is the currency is in Australian dollars, which means no converting to US dollars like you have to do on etsy.

I have set up my shop on Made-it with brooches and very soon will be adding cushions and purses so stay tuned.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Stash #13

This is another Kokka fabric that is destined for cushions I think.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I Won.....again!

Well I guess I can't say I don't win anything anymore as this is the second blog giveaway that I have won this year. This time it was the Valentines Giveaway on Modish and the goodies arrived in my mail box on Friday which was pretty exciting.

The items are from Lexy Art and Flower Press who are both Australians, so I guess it was fitting for the competition to be won by an Australian.

The items are all lovely. I have a thing for birds, puppies and red shoes so there is three ticks. I also love the tea towel from Flower Press and I am feeling the urge to cut it up and make it into something as it's a little too nice to use as a tea towel.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Come Fly with Me brooch seems to be popular at the moment. The brooch made it to the front page of etsy on Sunday and I was lucky enough to see it for myself.

This brooch has been on the front page before. It is interesting finding out other peoples likes and dislikes when it comes to my stuff because they don't always correspond with mine. I have sold more of the bird brooch than anything else. And while I like it, for me it isn’t close to being my favourite at all.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Stash #12

This one is curtain material I think. It has a slight sheen to it.