Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Wearable postage

These are the new brooches I've been working on... made from bamboo, lovely used New Zealand stamps, and coated in a glassy layer of resin. I had a meeting with a new stockist today and she snapped these up, so I'll have to get making some more to list in my Felt store!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

A wee world in a jar

I've wanted a terrarium for ages, after stumbling across so many sweet wee items to make them funky on Etsy, and then looking them up on Flickr.

My Sunday afternoon project was making one and this is how it turned out (click on photo to see it larger). It was pretty easy - there's lots of instructions on the net. Mine consists of medium sizes stones, tiny stones, charcoal (made for aquarium filters - bought from a pet shop), soil, a 'Scleranthus Uniflorus' and a touch of moss from our backyard. I'm not sure if the plant is 'suitable' but it looks sweet. Oh yeah, and a cute wee fawn to finish it off!

I'll be back later in the week with new brooches, see ya then!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Shop update: cuff links now available

A customer requested that I make her some cuff links the other day, never one to turn down the opportunity to make and sell something new, they're now available from my Felt shop.

You pick the letters - what would you write with only two letters? Initials? A two letter word? Or something more creative?

Saturday, 11 July 2009

New goodies (for me)

Like most women, I like love shopping. Here's a couple of sweet things I've picked up lately.

On the left: a sweet wee tealight candle holder, from Toi Toi (a cool new store with lots of great gift ideas - in High Street - the mall part, Christchurch). It's so unique, the 'leaves' are thin metal and can be bent wherever, and the wee birdie is a magnet, so you can pop him where you want. The two people in front of me were also buying these, they must be popular!

On the right: A bag made by Moki, two sisters from Central Otago. I bought it from their Felt store, and it was hard to choose which design I liked best. I chose well!!! It's so so so well made, hand screen printed, the perfect size (with straps that you can tie how you like) and I love the mixture of fabrics and colours.

I've got some new products in the works, mainly in my brain, but one is very close to completion. I'll keep you posted.

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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Doodle-de-doo

Just a quick post... I've been sick with the flu this week, hopefully I'm getting better now...

Isn't this Doodle Frame from Photojojo cool??? Imagine the possibilities of doodleness.

Looking forward to Crafty Business tomorrow night too.