Today I discovered Frankie magazine, through Sweet William's wonderful blog. I hadn't heard of it before, but after work picked up a copy (which by the way, seems to be the last issue, and not the one which Sweet William are talking about, which must come out in a few days), and it's great.
It's a really styley Australian magazine about art, fashion, music, craft and life, filled with lots of wonderful stories, photos, products, illustrations and ads (yes, I like ads). I especially love the 'Frank Bits' section which shows off lots of wee things, sites, products etc that all rock (snippet pictured to the right, love love love love those wallets).
If you haven't already, get into it, now leave me alone so I can give it the time it deserves, ha ha!
What kind of creative are you? Do this quiz and find out! I'm 'Hands On', which sounds about right:
For you creativity is all about getting physical. You like to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Being able to make something with your hands is an important expression of who you are. Art is probably a big part of your life and you like to use your natural flair for creativity at work and home. You particularly enjoy the feeling of seeing a project through from start to finish. Nothing beats the sense of satisfaction that come from watching your own creation evolve and grow. Chances are you really appreciate the special skills that you have – it’s a wonderful gift to be able to express yourself in this way.
You like to see creativity as something that is free, without boundaries and rules – you’re a rebel at heart!
Thanks to all of those who entered my prize draw at Craft2.0 last weekend. We drew the winner this afternoon and the prize (an item of their choice from my Felt store) goes to Emma H (purely coincidental I promise!). There were over 60 entries, which is a lot considering how hard it was for people to get to my stall and have enough space to fill out an entry. I'm interested to see what Emma picks!
I survived Craft2.0 yesterday. We had been warned about the number of people through the doors (especially just after opening at 11am), but it was so busy!!!! I had a great day, met lots of lovely people, got tonnes of great compliments and even sold enough to make the hard work worth it.
Now I have to post all my unsold items to my Felt store, so keep an eye out on that if you're looking for something you saw at Craft2.0.
A big thanks goes to Earl for helping me out with my stand, Sue, Lucy and their helpers for making the day as non-hectic as possible, everyone who came through the doors, and especially Mark for not getting angry after I spent all my nights hidden away in the office.
The photos above are of my stall, and my purchases from the day; a gorgeous print from Minu, and a necklace from Random Little Things. I just wish I'd had more time to have a better look around.
Only three sleeps to go until Craft2.0, eeek!!! Here are some of the goodies you can see and buy at Craft 2.0 this Saturday. Don't forget, it's at Our City O-Tautahi on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace, from 11am - 3pm. I'll be downstairs in Gallery Two. Come along and support and meet the talented crafty community here in Christchurch, and from out of town.
Some exciting things to note:
• Be in quick - Free Craft2.0 goodies bags for the first 50 adults and 50 kids through the door!!!
• There'll be prize draws, including one on my stall! Enter for free, to win any item you like from my Felt store. The winner will be announced on here the following weekend.
• I'll be removing everything from my Felt store on Friday night, and will be re-adding everything (and tonnes more assuming I'm not going to sell out) over the days after Craft2.0.