Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Works: Spectacle Brooch Series

I have finally ventured into having my first Etsy store which you can find here.  My first items for sale are from my new limited edition brooch series seen above.  Each brooch  is part of a limited edition of 30 (which vary in eye colour and glasses colour). They are free form sketched on the sewing machine with polyester thread on white felt, lined with black felt and hand stitched brooch pin on the reverse.

The brooches are accompanied by an individually hand painted face and their own personality. I do take custom orders or special requests for certain faces, eye colour, frame colour or frame style!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Craft Australia: Save Craft Australia

This is a shocker but Craft Australia has been defunded. To help and find out more follow the link below. Please sign the petition!

Craft Australia: Save Craft Australia

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knitting Obsession

I am currently on the journey of teaching myself to knit and I am so determined to figure it out! I am desperately wanting to knit a cardigan one day for myself and have never been one to have amazing patience with things like this or very technically minded (which is why machine embroidery suits me fine!). Anyway to my own amazement I can now do a rib, stocking stitch, add stitches and minus them thanks to my mum's advice and also my friend Liv (who revealed to me why my stocking stitch wasn't working - thread on the back for plain and thread in front for pearl - thanks Liv!).

Above is a random experiment trying out different things and below is my attempt at a triangle and a square which starts off as a triangle. I am having a knitting high obviously but there have been many many lows!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Book Inspiration: The Peacock's Wedding

Time for another book inspiration feature and this time it is a beautiful children's book called The Peacock's Wedding by Koenner Ensikat which I found in a great second hand shop on Smith Street. I love the ink and line work of these illustrations - below are some of my favourites (including the cover above as well).