Thursday, October 31, 2013

Made by Hand: More Stitchery

I've been steadily working on another stitchery piece for my Big Cartel shop. It's been listed 
and has sold - yah! I am working on more pieces (in a different style this time) but it is very 
time-consuming work and my Etsy shop has been sadly neglected. Too many apples in this 
basket ;) I think I need to refine my scope or something...

Hope you've had a creative week? Playing along with Christina's Made by Hand meme
pop over to see more handmade goodness :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oasis Skirt

So, this is the skirt I made for my friend....

Hand block printed in my Oasis design, red ink on red linen.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Made by Hand: Red on Red

I have a birthday present to make - always a good motivation for getting on with things and 
finishing them. This is going to be a wrap-around skirt... my Oasis block print in red on red 
linen. Funny how the red ink makes the linen look pink ;)

Nothing like a deadline to make one get to it. Reminds me of the Ray Bradbury quote:
Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down :)

Playing along with Christina's Made by Hand meme today - pop over to see more.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Been busy (and a bit naughty)

Busy times here, so not a lot of making has been happening. There is one project, however,
that has been started... I've screen printed a quilt cover for my youngest daughter (yah!). 

It is a bit naughty, though... it's not my design. Earlier in the year a prominent Australian 
fashion & homewares label released this design in quilt covers and they sold out so quickly 
I only managed to nab a pillow cover... so, I told the little one I would make her the quilt.

I'm hoping it's okay - I mean, they cannot be purchased anymore and this is for personal 
use only.

A simple design, but deceptively tricky lining up all those crosses. So glad that's over!
Now, I just need to heat seal and sew it up to honour my promise :)

Have you ever made a naughty copy for personal use? I feel awful because of all the
piracy problems independent designers suffer... but where's the line here? Is it okay 
because they are a big company? Is something being 'just for personal use' a legitimate 
excuse? What do you think?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Been away

I've been away... part work trip, part fun. My favourite kind of travelling... observing the small 
things while wandering around big places :) Mostly, I couldn't help snapping patterning...



Train stations

Patterns in nature

Simple pavements

And complex tiling

Vertiginous patterns

Random fruitery

and geometric steelery ;)

Fabulous moss

Vanishing point brickwork

and devotional seating.

We had a great time :)

Hope you've had happy times too... I'll be around catching up with blogs very soon :)