Friday, November 26, 2010

...and a sale

oops, I forgot to mention this in that last blog post!


A huge thank you to all the lovely customers I have had since opening my etsy shop. For the next 48 hours only I'm taking 15% of everything! The November free print offer still applies (more info in my shop description).

finished!

Over 6 metres of colourful granny bunting went to its new owner yesterday. I spent way too long on Wednesday trying to find a nice spot out of the wind and showers to photograph it. I think I need to make some more for myself, and fill my verandahs with it... and everyday could be a celebration!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

sigh...

...the birds have flown.

I knew when I used water soluble glue that this would be an ephemeral artwork, but it still made me a little sad when they washed off. I've saved the birds and I'm going to try the poster glue recipe from the last post so we can have them for a bit longer next time.


On a brighter note... I started a new crochet project. It's been a while!

... and remember Ruby's little heaps of junk from this post? This is her finished photograph. Beautiful, hey?
Inspired by Ruby's spectrum photo, I took this one this morning. I've been working on a bunting commission and have 50 flags waiting to be joined together.


Oh, and those mixed media works that I keep saying are nearly ready to go up on etsy are still on their way! I know, I know... but I'm easily distracted. I have to keep reminding myself that it's perfectly ok to go where my inspiration takes me....
Right now I'm feeling inspired to get the Gocco out of its box again. So there will be some originals in the shop at some stage, but that's all I'm promising ;)

Monday, November 08, 2010

taking back Monday

Just because....

I can't remember the last time I woke in the morning and wasn't immediately consumed with thoughts of all the sensible things that need to be done that day.

I love Mondays. Usually relaxed and refreshed from the weekend, once the children are at school, the possibilities of all the things I can do with a whole Monday at home by myself stretch out before me all shiny and tempting.

...and I usually do the sensible things.

Inspired by the beautiful (and much more detailed than mine) map paper birds I saw in this post (my map paper cranes are there too!). I used a 1990's atlas full of pretty coloured maps, and a pva glue and water mixture to adhere them. Quick and easy, and I'm thinking it could be a work in progress.

There's a great recipe for poster glue here that I'll try next time, but we were out of sugar from making marshmallows to toast over a backyard campfire last night.

note: homemade marshmallows melt *really* quickly...

and the mixed media tree artworks I posted about last week will be in the shop at the end of this week. I got a bit distracted...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I'll have one of these, please...

I should be looking online for a new tent, but got a bit distracted....


Found at yarnbombing, and created by the Stytchface crew.

Monday, November 01, 2010

papercrafting

Apart from folding cranes, it's been a while since I did any papercrafting! These projects were created for Aussie Scrap Source, and all focus on combining crochet and papercraft. You can read more about the materials I used and see lots more photos of the projects in the original blog post.





I'm in the process of making a few more of the tree mixed media pieces for my etsy shop - hoping to have them finished and in there by the end of this week. I'll post here when they are available.
Speaking of the shop, for the month of November I'm having a special promotion. With every purchase over $30 (shipping not included), I'm giving away a free tiny print! You can choose your own from this section of the shop, and let me know which is your favourite in the "message to seller" field as you order. If there is no message, I'll choose a surprise one for you :)