Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New Products

I've just finished another HUGE shop update. I now have 80 items in my Felt shop, including new Earrings (in rectangular or round), Rings, 3D Butterfly Art and for the first time, Scrabble Board Coasters. I'm pooped.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

To market


Just a quick post to let you know I'll be at the Rolleston Community Market this Sunday, November 28th, 10am - 1pm. Hopefully the weather is good, and then we'll be in the Community Centre carpark, otherwise we'll be in the Stadium. It's my first time out there, but I'm beside Rose of Rose In Thorns, so please pop out and say 'hi'!

I'll hopefully be back on Friday to share some new products with you...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The amazing work of Ron Mueck

In the weekend my boyfriend and I went to see the Ron Mueck exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery. It was one exhibition I really didn't mind paying to see and it didn't disappoint; it was amazing! His human sculptures are so realistic, right down to the hair, toenails and skin blemishes, and the videos showing his process were very informative and intriguing. I enjoyed the undersized sculptures as much as the oversized ones, and my favourites were probably Dead Dad and Pregnant Woman (both pictured) .

You have to go if you live in Christchurch! Unusually, you're allowed to take photos in this exhibition, but I didn't know that until I was there without my camera. The exhibition is on until January 23rd, more information here.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Quick 4 - Favourite products










In a Twitter giveaway this morning I asked anyone who follows me to tweet back to me what their favourite item from my shop is, these were the first four replies. It's always interesting to see what people like.
Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sweet treats

Oh, lucky me (once again), look at what I won the other day! These sweet items arrived in the mail for me today from Joanna, aka Little Minx in Dunedin. I tried taking my own photo, but it didn't do the items justice, so I nicked one from her blog. You should see how cute her random number generator is, that picked me out! One of my family members who sews a lot more than I do will be happy to receive the needle book for Christmas, but the pencil case and brooch are mine, all mine!

If you want to nab something for yourself, check out the Little Minx Felt shop.

Thanks Joanne! x

Oh, and for those of you who wonder how I win so many giveaways.... it's because I enter lots while I'm bored at work. :P

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Thanks for the support, you're lovely

Just a quick post to say a huge thanks to everyone who read and commented on my last post. You are all awesome and made me feel perfectly 'normal' and sane! I've replied to a lot of you below that post but honestly, every single one of you gave me something to smile about and something to think about. I love this quote that Evie wrote, so quickly made it into a printable image. Help yourself if you want. x

EDIT  Just read this and you should too.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Flip-flopping

Argh, things are stressing me out and making me think a lot lately so I'm just going to blog about it. Even if nobody reads it, it'll help me to write it done...
  • TRAVEL  I want to travel... I especially want to go to Canada and Japan. I feel like by now I should have been overseas more (I'm nearly 28 and only been to Australia and Fiji, with my Mum or Dad). I want to experience more of the world, and before I get too old, ha ha. The thing is, I get paid bugger-all at my job (especially considering I've been there nearly eight years, and had two years training before that), so that makes it pretty hard to save any money, let alone pay off my debt.
  • CHRISTMAS  Christmas is sneaking up once again (sorry, I know, I said the 'C' word). I love my family, I really do, but having both parents living in different islands and neither of them in the same city as me can make things stressful. I've lived in Christchurch for nearly ten years, it's my home and only once have I had Christmas day here. I feel quite a lot of pressure to make nice things for them... and making special presents for family takes a lot of time. My birthday is also on Christmas Eve, and I would love to be able to just relax in the sun with friends and good food, but I always end up travelling.
  • If you've made it this far well done, but there's more...  

Monday, 1 November 2010

Crafty times

Hello! Craft2.0 is all over once again, and it was another fun, successful fair for Freedom Creative. Like last time, Mel, Lucy and I arrived with about 15 minutes to set up before the Friends Of Craft2.0 were allowed in to shop, so it was a rushed morning. It seemed a little quieter and less manic than last time, which was quite nice. The crowd was lovely though and my new products went down well.

Thanks to Rose for manning my stall a few times during the day so I could get out and meet some other crafters and buy some awesome crafty treats. Half of them are Christmas pressies, so I can't show you them, but they were from Dear Colleen and my neighbour Rose In Thorns. The photos are of things I can show you! The giant toast (a gift for the boyfriend, photographed on the plane home with Mel's giant toast - they're best friends of course) from Bad Animals, a Minu print and a super cool ceramic milk bottle from PS Ceramics.

As always, thanks to all the organisers and helpers on the day. A special thanks to Sue for giving me a bigger stall than I'd booked, allowing me to spread out. I may never go back to a half stall again...

I should be relaxed now but my to-do list is still long, even thought I don't really have any huge plans for too many more markets before Christmas. Sigh.

Crafty Business is on tonight (very soon), so that should be fun. Have a nice week!